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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.
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!
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Dr. Oz Sweet Green Smoothie
- 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 OF SPINACH
Spinach was originated in ancient Persia and then was transported to China and down through Europe.
- Catherine de Medici, wife of King Henry II loved spinach so much, 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 is very rich in calcium and magnesium, helping to prevent osteoporosis.
- Spinach is an excellent source of iron, which is critical for women in menopause and for people who have anemia or chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Spinach contains heavy amounts vitamin E, which helps slow mental decline and memory loss.