Friday, April 22, 2011
Favorite Friday! Green Strawberry Goodness!
I am in LOVE with this drink! It looks horrible...I know! But it's SO good! Really ;)
Put a hand full of ice in the blender, add 1 cup of unsweetened Silk Pure Almond milk ( its 35 calories a cup!)
Add in a scoop of strawberry protein powder and 4 strawberries.
Blend well.....Now for the fun part!
Fill the blender up with fresh baby spinach! You kind of have to smash it into the strawberry mixture. Blend again until its all happy and green! Drink it down...Huh?! It is good isn't it?
It has 174 Calories, 3.9g of fat, 8.9g of carbs, and 27g of protein! A wonderful way to start your day!
The benefits of Spinach : Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and bone health. Vitamins B6,and C as well as folate and magnesium. Spinach also helps protect against heart disease and some forms of cancer and may guard eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration. (which is in my family!)
After I was drinking it I thought...My ground flaxseed would be great in here! And it was!
You'll add 70 calories, 5g healthy fat, 5g carbs, and 3g protein.
The benefits of flaxseed are awesome! Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid in the omega 3 family, which provides anti-inflammatory benefits and protects against heart disease and stroke. It also contains a balance of soluble and insoluble fiber to help with digestion and cardiovascular health, and an excellent source of lignans-phytoestrogens associated with lowered risk of hormone related cancers, including breast cancer.
Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it?