I've always been a fan of eating fruits and vegetables and have recently been experimenting with making healthy fruit and veggie smoothies. There are many ways to add fruits and vegetables to your diet in a healthy way, juicing and blending is one of them. I make healthy smoothies in the morning for breakfast now and it helps me feel more energetic and clean. Here is one of my breakfast smoothie recipes that I created after coming back from my trip to Costa Rica. Pineapple in Costa Rica is so fresh and delicious... and it tastes great in a smoothie! This smoothie is high in iron, beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C, omega 3s, and fiber.
- 1 cup of organic spinach
- 1 organic orange bell pepper
- 1/2 cup of cucumber
- 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
- 4 oz water
- 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp of grated ginger
Add everything in a blender and blend until texture is smooth and consistent. Pour in a cup and enjoy!