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Signature Green Smoothie

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Series: Food Matters Smoothie Recipes | Episode: 10 | Runtime: 3m 28s | Release date: 2016

This segment features: James Colquhoun.

Starting your morning with a green smoothie is an excellent way to feel reinvigorated, refreshed & ready to take on the day.

Serves: 1

Why it is good for you

Adding spinach, ‘the green element’, to your smoothie is a great way to get in those extra vitamins. High in vitamin A, C, E, K and bioavailable in iron, manganese, calcium and folate, spinach is truly a powerhouse green that supports many functions of the body.

Discreet in flavor, the avocado in the smoothie is a little powerhouse on its own, and high in essential fatty acids (monounsaturated fats) a type of fat which is an integral cell function and synthesis of some important hormones. Not to mention, adding this fat into your smoothie helps you feel ‘fuller’ for longer and prevents those post-meal hunger pangs.

We also wanted to say, "Fear not green smoothie newbies. This recipe does include bananas, cinnamon & dates for sweetness!". The combination of these ingredients makes for a delicious blend; not to mention all these ingredients are functional foods as well! Bananas are high in potassium and great for metabolic balance; cinnamon reduces blood pressure; and dates contain fiber!

Featuring:
James Colquhoun

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Rosa Poveda | 1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you!!!
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Rosa Poveda | 1 week, 5 days ago
Hi Can I change spinach for kale? Thanks
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 week, 5 days ago
Hello Rosa, yes you sure can use Spinach instead of Kale :) ~ Pauline
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Cheryl Segal | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Can you clarify -- the recipe in the book says 12 oz. of plant-based milk, video says 14. Thanks.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Cheryl, sorry for the confusion. It should be 14 oz of plant-based unsweetened milk of choice :) ~ Iris
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Barbara Stephens | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I’m already using a multi-collagen powder every morning. Isn’t this a protein? Is a protein powder “doubling up”?
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Gail Benedictson | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
What is a substitute for protein powder?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello Gail, perhaps you may use Spirulina, it is a blue-green algae that is high in protein and a good substitute for protein powder ~ Ivory :)
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Gail Benedictson | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you I do have Spirulina. I didn’t realize it was a protein source.
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Tanya Johnson | 3 months ago
Question. The recipe for the Signature Green Smoothie says 1 serving but it yields 24 ounces which seems like a double size serving. Not complaining if that’s true, just curious if that was the intention.
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