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Food of the Month: Spinach (nutritional benefits of spinach)

nutritional benefits of spinachSpinach – lovely green stuff. It’s one of my fave vegetables and I wanted to explore it’s nutritional benefits.

Nowadays we usually have the option at farmers markets & supermarkets of both English Spinach and Baby Spinach. Silverbeet is also readily available. Importantly, some people confuse silverbeet with spinach but they are in fact different plants! (although close relatives)

The nutritional benefits of spinach include: Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Goodness

Green Smoothies have been quite ‘fashionable’ for awhile.  Love em or hate em, they look like they are here to stay.

I just want to make it clear – we should be able to get plenty of vitamins, minerals and Omega 3’s from our foods. In this busy world though, it can be hard to make time and so having a smoothie with vegies in it can be pretty useful way to stay healthy.  It’s also a bit of fun……so if you enjoy making them – why not!

If you are bit scared about having greens in a smoothie and are worried about taste – adding a small piece of fruit or coconut water takes out the bitterness. Maca Powder and a little bit of honey also do that.

So here’s the Green Smoothie Recipe I have been making lately:

green smoothie recipeIngredients

  • Large handful of greens like spinach or kale (just the leaves – not the stalks)
  • 100-200mls plain coconut water 
(100mls makes it a bit thicker)
  • 1 small banana (frozen or chilled in the fridge)
  • 1 tsp LSA seed mix (linseed, sunflower, almond mix). Chia seeds work well too :)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • ½ – 1 tsp maca powder
(optional)
  • ½ -1 tsp spirulina (optional)

Method
Throw it all in the blender and whizz for a minute or two and it’s done

This recipe is for one large glass. Enjoy x

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