Smoothies are a thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream. If you are allergic to those products than consider substituting them. Here is a simple, yet flavorful drink that is quick to make. Add ice cubes and turn it into a refreshing drink.
Ingredients: Add a handful of spinach, a handful of mint leaves, 2 bananas, 1 cup of pineapple, 2 teaspoons for flaxseed, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened, shredded coconut. There are many benefits from eating this clean drink.
Benefits of Spinach
Spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium. Spinach also contains several other vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9 and E.
Calcium: Calcium is essential for bone health. This mineral is also a crucial signalling molecule for the nervous system, heart and muscles.
Folic acid: Also known as folate, or vitamin B9. It is essential for normal cellular function and tissue growth, and is very important for pregnant women.
Iron: Spinach is an excellent source of this essential mineral. Iron helps create hemoglobin, which brings oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Spinach also contains several other vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B9 and E.
Vitamin A: Spinach is high in carotenoids, which the body can turn into vitamin A (3).
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.
Vitamin K1: Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting, and one spinach leaf contains over half of your daily need.
Benfits of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds contain protein and essential amino acids. They may also help prevent heart disease and support immune function.
Almost all (95%) of the carbs in flaxseeds consist of fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Flaxseeds are a natural laxative and promote regularity.
Flaxseeds are a good source of several vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health, including thiamine (B1), copper, molybdenum, magnesium and phosphorus.
Benefits of shredded coconut.
Coconut is a good source of iron
One cup of shredded coconut provides 1.69 milligrams of zinc toward the daily goal of 8 milligrams for women and 11 milligrams for men
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