Over the weekend I found myself with some strawberries and bananas that were about to go bad, so I decided that they would be perfect smoothie fruit. But the strawberries and bananas aren’t the real stars of this show. The ingredients that really make this is a ‘superfood’ smoothie are the ginger, baby spinach, and cinnamon. Not to mention that the greek yogurt will keep you full until lunch time.
Ginger is packed full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that offer a wide variety of benefits. This article from Authority Nutrition lists 11 different health benefits of ginger. It’s a pretty incredible little root.
Cinnamon is also classified as a superfood and has anti-inflammatory properties and may help with a host of ailments.
Baby Spinach is one of those leafy greens that everyone is always raving about because of its high dose of nutrients and low calorie count. Spinach is also a good source of iron and B vitamins which will give you the energy boost you need to combat the day.
Makes 1 serving
- 1/2 banana
- 5 sliced strawberries
- 1 tsp diced ginger root
- dash of cinnamon
- handful baby spinach
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut almond milk
Blend and enjoy!