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FMTV - Signature Green Smoothie

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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Michelle Audain | 8 hours ago
Yummy!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 7 hours ago
Thanks, Michelle! Happy to hear you loved it :) ~ Iris
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Jacqui Parry | 3 days, 17 hours ago
Hello 👋🏽 is there a substitute for banana? My stomach really doesn’t like it at all? Thank you
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 days, 11 hours ago
Hi Jacqui, you may substitute banana with mango, papaya, peach, pear or apple :) Enjoy! ~ Iris
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Su Woods | 6 days, 6 hours ago
Every sip makes me feel like I’m drinking liquid health!!! Mmm! 😋
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 5 days, 13 hours ago
Love hearing this from you, Su! ♥ ~ Iris
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Renatinha BTM | 6 days, 7 hours ago
Hello! First, thank you for so much, I am so happy to be able to have access to FMTV and be part of it! About the recipe, I heard a Doctor that is well known in my country saying that the spinach is actually really toxic and that we should avoid it. Is that a polemic topic? Thank you.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 5 days, 21 hours ago
Hi Renatinha! Thanks for asking, some research has suggested that the oxalates in Spinach may interact with calcium absorption. To be on the safe side, if you do take a calcium supplement it is best to take it at least two hours before or after a meal containing spinach (not in the morning with your green smoothie) to increase the chances of optimal absorption. To know more about the health benefits of spinach, you may read this article here: https://www.foodmatters.com/recipe/a-new-spin-on-spinach. ~ Jasmin
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Stephani Schupbach | 6 days, 10 hours ago
Thanks..I really like the recipes so far! My family is inadvertently accompanying me on the food part of this journey and they even like them.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 6 days, 6 hours ago
Amazing, Stephani! Keep going :) .~ Pauline
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