Call It Whatever Smoothie
There are so many awesome things in this smoothie that I cannot put my finger on one ingredient that might lead the title so I am leaving it up to you to call this recipe whatever. It is a meal in itself with a decent serving of fruits, vegetables, grain, nuts and dairy. The only gadget you need is a blender. Better and more powerful your blender is, more “smooth” the smoothie. I mostly use my hand blender, just because it’s handy and is mostly lounging around my kitchen counter. If your blendtech/vitamix or any other one of those super-speed and power blenders reside on your counter permanently, invite it to the party. Your call.
This smoothie is crazy healthy and after drinking it I feel energetic and I have also observed that it keeps me full longer. I can give you a quick breakdown of the health benefits of some of the ingredients:
Spinach – veg protein source, blocks certain carcinogens, has magnesium which is anti-inflammatory and it also forms a protective barrier in your gut.
Berries – blueberries are anti-oxidant rich superfoods, boost your immune system and can be age-defying. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries – contain powerful turmoil hindering compounds and cancer fighting agents.
Cherries – contain anthocyanins that keep your arteries clean plus cherries are a great source of Vitamin B, and fiber.
Bananas – high in potassium and low in sodium which is a great combination. This fruit is legitimately recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and guard against heart disease and stroke.
Peaches – great source of vitamin A and vitamin C, improve eyesight, can help in preventing cancer. Contain antioxidants, fiber along with beneficial minerals
Oatmeal – Fiber-rich and can protect you from heart disease. Also stabilizes blood sugar and wards-off hunger. Helps in lowering “bad” cholesterol.