Spring is in the air and for some of us, so is the urge to clean. Instead of focusing all of that energy on the house and the yard, put some of it to use on your own body and treat yourself to this spinach orange smoothie. Add in some hemp seeds for protein, and you’ll be feeling great all day long.
Both spinach and orange are good sources of choline, which helps improve mental function, and vitamin C. They are also considered antioxidant and anti-cancer foods, making this spinach orange smoothie great for staying healthy. A little bit of fresh banana helps to thicken the smoothie while also adding in potassium and vitamin B6.
If enjoying this spinach orange smoothie in the morning or as a snack, include a tablespoon of hemp seeds to add protein. If you’ve never heard of hemp seeds before, they are an easy to digest complete protein source that are great for adding to smoothies, salads and even desserts. They can be found at health food stores such as Whole Foods or ordered online. I’ve even seen them sold in bulk at Costco.
Spinach orange smoothie
- 1 navel orange, peeled
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 cup tightly packed organic spinach
- 1/4 cup coconut water, adjusted as desired
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender with a few ice cubes and blend on high to combine.
- Add more coconut water as desired to reach desired consistency for smoothie.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Since all of these ingredients are available year round, you’ll be able to enjoy this spinach orange smoothie whenever you want. However, as different types of orange come into season throughout the year, try using those instead of regular navel oranges to switch things up a bit. Cheers to good health!