The Ultimate Green SmoothieHey A4N Family,

Did you know green leafy veges, specifically spinach and kale, are great sources of nutrients and vitamins for our hair? 

I love baby spinach! I have it 4-5 times a week either for breakfast in an omelet, for lunch in a salad or sautéed in coconut oil for dinner.  I introduced kale into my meals a few years ago and often include it in green smoothies.

Spinach is a “super food” comprised of vitamins E, C and B, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids  – all of which are required for healthy hair growth. Iron helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to our hair follicles which is essential for healthy hair growth and strong hair strands. (source: WebMD)

Similarly, kale (aka “the queen of greens”) is packed with hair strengthening properties like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. If you’re experiencing breakage, kale is the one for you! It helps to increase elasticity, thickness and increases circulation in the scalp. (source: WebMD)

Try this ultimate green smoothie blended with spinach,  kale and other green goodies like apples, kiwi and grapes.  It’s great for curbing your appetite which can help with weight loss.

Sounds good right? Let’s get started with the simple recipe.

 

Here’s what I used to make a 24oz  smoothie:

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  • Small bunch of spinach
  • Small bunch of kale
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera juice ( or water)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Several ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp agave natural sweetener (optional)

 

Green Smoothie in Blender

Directions:

  • Place veges, fruit,  juice and oil together in the blender
  • Blend well
  • Add several ice cubes
  • Give a quick taste test. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add agave
  • Pour in a tall glass and garnish with a slice of kiwi or apple

Enjoy!

So Simple.So Nutritious

Click photo below to learn more about the many health benefits of coconut oilCoconut

 

Until next time,

Always aim 4 natural

D~

 

There are several variations of the green smoothie. The possibilities are endless! What other goodies would you add to this smoothie?

The post, The Ultimate Green Smoothie: So Simple. So Nutritious, first appeared on aim4natural.com

 

 

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