HEALTH NUGGET : JULY 7, 2018

 

Almond milk: Unfortified almond milk is a good source of vitamin E & calcium, many varieties are often fortified with vitamins A, D, & B12, riboflavin, & zinc.

Banana: A great source of vitamin B6, bananas also contain moderate amounts of potassium, vitamin C, and manganese.

Mango: High in vitamin C & A and contains moderate amounts of vitamins E, K, B6 & B9 in addition to potassium and copper.

Baby spinach: Loaded with vitamin K (1 cup provides over 180% of your recommended daily intake) as well as vitamins A & C.

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and potassium.

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 ripe banana, frozen

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped mango, frozen

  • 1-2 large handfuls of baby spinach

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds (Pepita seeds)

  • optional: 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/4 cup water  (Vegan – not Whey)

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender layer the spinach, banana, mango, and pumpkin seeds. Add the almond milk and blend until smooth. I use a cheap 15$ immersion blender and I blend this smoothie for about 2 minutes (long enough to blend the pumpkin seeds really, really smooth.) This recipe makes a single 16 oz serving sized smoothie.

 

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