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Program: 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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Claudia P. Sánchez-Castillo | 1 month, 1 week ago
This is a favourite smoothie, love it!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 month, 1 week ago
Glad you loved it, Claudia :)
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Sherry Grant | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Is it ok to use water as the liquid base rather than the unsweetened milk you suggest. Do you lose any nutritional value by doing so?
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi Sherry! Yes, you may use water and adjust the taste according to your preference. However, plant-based milks come with additional benefits that make them an amazing ingredient to your smoothies and they're super healthy. Choose from the recipes here for nut milks which are great non-dairy, non-soy alternative: https://www.fmtv.com/series/plant-based-milks. ~ Jasmin ❤
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Chris Carr | 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Am currently taking an anti-biotic because of oral surgery. Should I wait until I'm finished with them to start this cleanse? Or can I start the cleanse while taking them?
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hi Chris! We'd really love for you to join us in our Detox and Cleanse program. I would firstly consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking on this cleanse. Let us know if you have further questions and best of luck! ~ Jasmin ❤
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Linda Warby | 2 months ago
Mmmmm....
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Violet Duncan | 2 months ago
Yuck. This is too thick and gross. I'm starving and looking forward to the lunch smoothie! :/
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Alexander Hunting | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Made this today and wondered if it's possible to put too many supplement in there (i.e. maca powder, chia seeds, protein powder). At what point are you just pissing out stuff and not absorbing it because your body just can't process that much stuff by the time it works its' way to the urethea?
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
HI Alexander! Good question :) The recipe calls for only one serving of protein powder of your choice. No need to add more than10-15 grams per serving. Your body only absorbs around 20g of protein at any given time or your kidneys flush it out of your system. Hope this helps. ~ Jasmin ❤
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