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DR. OZ SWEET GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Everyone from kids to adults will enjoy this Dr. Oz Sweet Green Smoothie recipe from his clean detox plan breakfast shakes. This low calorie smoothie is a simple mix of mango, greens and water. We love the addition of plant-based protein powder, making this a high protein breakfast smoothie for on-the-go or the perfect post-workout smoothie. We recommend the optional chia seeds, they are a flavorless superfood and add tons of nutrition, or you can try ground flax seeds. Mangos are one of our all-time favorite fruits and when mango and spinach are combined in a smoothie, the body’s ability to absorb their antioxidants, particularly lutein and xanthein, TRIPLES! Quickly blend this green smoothie recipe in a high powered blender, such as a Blendtec or Vitamix or if you have a “regular” blender, follow these blending tips.
- 3/4 cup water*
- 1 cup spinach
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen mango, peeled and diced (about 1 fresh mango)
- 1 tablespoon plant-based protein powder (ideally vanilla flavor)
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed (optional)
- Ice (1/2 cup only if using fresh mango)
- Place ingredients into blender in order listed. Secure lid and blend until smooth.
- For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE button OR use Manual Speed Medium until smooth.
- For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase to Variable Speed 10/High and blend about 30-45 seconds or until smooth OR use the Smoothie Setting.
- All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS SPINACH
Spinach originated in ancient Persia and then was transported to China and down through Europe. Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henry II so loved spinach that she always made sure she had cooks who could prepare it especially for her. The term “a la Florentine,” which refers to any dish prepared on a bed of spinach, is attributed to her.
Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrition rich in many vitamins and nutrients. Experts have identified at least thirteen different compounds in spinach that provide antioxidant and/or anti-cancer benefits. Spinach rich in calcium and magnesium, helps prevent osteoporosis. It is also an excellent source of iron, which is critical for women in menopause and for people who have anemia or chronic fatigue syndrome. Spinach contains vitamin E, which helps slow mental decline and memory loss.