Those of you who are familiar with Little Green cleanses know that one of our “Daily Rituals” is to include dark leafy greens with every meal. Dark leafy greens are one of the most missing ingredients in the western diet, and they are the most nutritious.
In our household, we love green smoothies. I’d love to share with you Little Green’s signature green smoothie, which boasts spinach as one of the main ingredients. Spinach is a low calorie, high-nutrient food. Spinach is great for skin, hair, and bone health. It also is packed with protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming spinach can improve the blood glucose control for those with diabetes, it can reduce your blood pressure, improve bone health, lower your risk of cancer, and much more. This smoothie also contains lots of other delicious, powerfully nutritious foods, many of which have both sweetness and flavor, so you do NOT feel like you are drinking a salad, I promise!
Little Green Smoothie
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 frozen banana (broken into pieces)
1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
2 tsp. hemp seeds
1/4 lime, squeezed
4 mint leaves
Combine in a vitamix or blender and blend until smooth.