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GREEN POWER BLISS SMOOTHIE


This recipe is super simple and easy to make. In fact you can make it in just 5 minutes. I came across this recipe when I bought an almond milk and it has a recipe printed on the back. I was curious and made it. It turned out super yummy and I liked it instantly. So I made a video how to make it and I said I will add it to one of my healthy recipe list. One of my advice is to buy organic or raw ingredients to ensure that you gonna have a healthy smoothie. Try it and surely you will love it! Pretty sure you will make this recipe as one of your breakfast or snack favorite.



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup organic almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tsp flaxseeds or chia
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1/4 avocado





Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until it turned into a creamy smoothie.
  3. Serve, drink and enjoy. 


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Now that we made this mouthwatering smoothie you may wonder what sort of nutrients and health benefits we can get out of it. So I did some research and I will write the health benefits that you can get in every ingredients of this smoothie.

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  • SPINACH - According to MedicalNewsToday, spinach is a superfood. It is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. The possible health benefits of consuming spinach includes improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering the risk of cancer and improving bone health. One cup of spinach contains: 7 calories, 0.86 grams (gms) of protein, 30 milligrams (mgs) of calcium, 0.81 gms of iron, 24 mgs of magnesium, 167 mgs of potassium, 2,813 International Units  (IU) of Vitamin A, 58 micrograms of folate. It also contains vitamin K, fiber, phosphorus and thiamine. Most of the calories in spinach came from protein and carbohydrates.

  • BANANA - According to HealthXchange.sg, banana is one of the best fruit source of Vitamin B6. It provides a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs. Vitamin B6 helps (1) produce red blood cells, (2) metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy, (3) metabolise amino acids, (4) remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys, and (5) maintain a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B6 is also good for a pregnant women as it helps meet their baby's developmental needs. Banana is a respectable source of vitamin c. Which means it helps to protect your body against cell and tissue damage, absorb iron better, produce collagen (the protein that holds your skin, bones, and body together) and support brain health by producing serotinin, a hormone that affect our sleep cycle, moods and experiences of stress and pain. Once medium-sized banana provides approximately 13% of your daily manganese needs. Manganese also helps your body make collagen and protects skin and other cells against free radical damage. Further more, potassium in banana helps you body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. And bananas are low in sodium. The low sodium and high potassium combination helps to control high blood pressure. In addition, bananas can aid digestion and help beat gastro intestinal issues. Soluble and insoluble fibres play an important role in your health. Soluble fibre helps your body control you blood sugar level and get rid of fatty substances such as cholesterol. Insoluble fibre adds  weight and softness to stools, making it easier for you to have regular bowel movements. This helps to keep your gut healthy and safe from harmful bacteria. Lastly, bananas give you energy -minus the fats and cholesterol. It contain the three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - giving you a fat and cholesterol-free  source of energy.

  • LIME - According to Healthline.com, limes are good source of magnesium and potassium. It rejuvenates skin, improves digestion, fights infection, helps with weight loss, lower blood sugar, reduces heart disease, prevents cancer and reduces inflammation. It also contains Vitamin A, B, C and D and  calcium.

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  • FLAX SEEDS - According to MedicalNewsToday.com, flaxseeds is a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants and fiber. The seeds contains protein, lignans and the essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The nutrients of flaxseed may help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

  • ORGANIC HONEY - According to Healthline. com, 1 tablespoon of honey 21 grams) contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. It contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein. Honey is particularly healthy when use instead of refined sugar. Where honey shines is in its content of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Darker types tend to be even higher in this compounds than lighter types. Important antioxidants found includes organic acids and phenolic compounds life flavanoids. It has been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer. They also promote eye health. Honey is "less bad" than sugar for diabetics. Some studies have found that it can also increase blood sugar levels - just not as much as refined sugar, so it should still be consumed with caution. Interestingly, several studies show that honey may improve your cholesterol levels. It reduces total and  "bad" LDL cholesterol while significantly raising "good" HDL cholesterol. Honey can lower triglycerides. High blood triglycerides are another risk factor for heart disease and associated with insulin resistance, a major driver of type 2 diabetes. Multiple studies have linked regular honey consumption with lower triglycerides levels, especially when it is used to replace sugar. Honey can help suppress coughs in children. One study found that honey worked better than two common cough medications. Nevertheless, honey should never be given to children under one year of age due to the risk for botulism.


  • AVOCADO - According to Bbcgoodfood.com, avocados are excellent source of monounsaturated fat and vitamin E. However, avocados are high in calories due to high fat content. Half an avocado counts as one portion of your 5-a day and those managing their weight might want to consider limiting the number of avocados they consume to two per week while increasing the portions of other lower calorie fruits and vegetables. Avocados have more soluble fibre than other fruit and contains a number of useful minerals such as iron, copper and potassium and are a good source of the B vitamin, folate. Note, 100gm of avocado contains about 19 gms of fat, of which 12 gms are monounsaturated fats ( only 4 gms saturated fat ). Research suggests that monounsaturated fat helps to protect against heart disease and lowers blood pressure. The oils provided by an avocado include oleic acid and linoleic acid and are therefore recommended as part of a balanced diet to prevent high cholesterol.

  • UNSWEETENED ALMOND MILK -  According to MedicalNewsToday.com, almond milk is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals especially vitamin E. Although almonds are 50% fat and high in calories, commercial almond milk is low-calorie beverage. This means that you can drink a lot of it without having to worry about weight gain. It is also nutrient dense, providing lots of nutrients relative to its calorie content. Producers of almond milk dilute it with water to make its fat content similar to that of low-fat milk, which is around 1% fat. One cup of almond milk contains only 39 calories, which is half the amount of calories found in one cup of skim milk. However, not all almond milk is the same. Homemade almond milk or certain brands might contain a much higher number of calories, depending on how many almonds they contain per cup. 
Doing research of this health benefits really such informative. Even me learn so many things out of these. I hope you feel the same way too. If you have comments and suggestions please feel free to write below and we are more than happy to answer you.

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