I know that many of you may already have jumped on the Spinach Smoothie band wagon. If you haven't, here is my version. I think you'll find it delightful!
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh spinach
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
3/4 cup coconut water
1/2 a medium banana
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 tablespoons honey (or more--to taste)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
Place all ingredients in a blender in order listed. Blend until very smooth and spinach bits are indiscernible. Pour into a tall glass to serve. Makes one or two servings.
Hints: Don't feel bad if you drink the whole thing! A serving of veggies along with one or two servings of fruit and the great health benefits of coconut water, Greek yogurt and flax seed--what more could you want to start the day off right? Well, I sometimes have a slice of whole wheat toast with my breakfast smoothie. This also makes a great snack later in the day. Update: Neal tells me this is a bit too tart for his liking--more honey for Uncle Neno next tme!
Some band wagons are not worth getting on. Some are optionally good. Healthy eating is one we all would do well to jump on. But be smart about what you choose to believe--check out reputable sources for accurate information and pay attention to what your own body has to tell you about how you are feeding and treating it. Here's another plug for my go to source on all things nutrition related, The Nutition Diva. I like listening to her pod casts when I exercise.