Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

by deborah on February 10, 2016 · 12 comments

in Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake

of fruits and vegetables for years.

I will be the first to admit that it has been an uphill battle.

However, one trick that works is making delicious (yet healthy) smoothies that hide the

taste of veggies behind a tasty blend of nutrient-rich ingredients.

This rich, creamy and delectable recipe is great way to show your sweetie some love by

taking good care of him.

Using almond milk and almond butter adds an extra boost and creaminess to the already

protein-rich leafy greens.

Almond butter has more iron, vitamin E, and calcium than peanut butter plus it is rich

in monounsaturated fat and has less saturated fat than peanut butter.

Almond butter also helps keep your hunger pangs at bay due to its high protein and

fiber content.

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Banana adds extra sweetness and creaminess while providing potassium which help

his muscles to function well and his blood-pressure to stay regulated.

Also rich in fiber and vitamin B6, bananas provide support for his heart and good carbs

to keep him full and energized.

Now that’s a great way to his heart!

Frozen mangoes add vitamins A and C and a healthy dose of beta-carotene, which helps

prevent cancer and promotes healthy skin.

The wealth of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, in blueberries have been shown to slow

brain decline and reverse memory loss.

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Chia seeds pack a major nutritional punch since they are a great source of heart-healthy

omega-3s and also pack 10g of fiber per 2 tablespoon serving.

Chia seeds may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Cinnamon adds a warm, sweet flavor in your smoothie without adding sugar.

This healthy spice helps regulates blood sugar and also reduces LDL cholesterol.

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Dates are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and potassium plus they add extra sweetness.

Blend these super nutritious foods for a power boost that will give your sweetie the fuel

he needs to build strong muscles, burn fat, and boost energy.

Hopefully, he’ll thank you for the love!

Show Some Love: Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

2 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons raw organic almond butter
1 cup frozen organic blueberries
1 cup frozen mango
2 frozen organic bananas
1 cup organic kale
1 cup spinach
3-4 organic dates
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
2 scoops organic vegan protein powder of choice (optional)
A few ice cubes (optional)

 

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie
Directions

Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender. (I use a Vitamix)

Blend until all ingredients have been pulverized and the liquid is smooth.

Taste the smoothie and adjust as needed.

Add a few ice cubes and blend on high, if you want the smoothie to be colder.

Feel free to add a couple of scoops of your favorite protein powder for extra protein.

Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Pour the smoothie into a manly beer mug or his favorite mason jar.

Hand it to him with a smile!

Cheers!

Drink to your honey’s health!

 

Do you make smoothies for your loved one?

What are your favorite ingredients to add?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

 

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