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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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Kathleen M Dean | 3 days, 18 hours ago
What kind of smoothie do you recommend for a diabetic
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 3 days, 16 hours ago
Hi Kathleen! This diabetes-friendly smoothie can be enjoyed by those who are diabetic or otherwise watching their blood sugar levels: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/sugar-cravings-balanced-blood-sugar-blast. Enjoy! ~ Jasmin
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Kim Balmanno | 1 week ago | Edited 5 days, 23 hours ago
This was delicious, sweet and creamy and you're right filled me up until lunch time. A great addition and something that lifts it to a whole new level is the addition of organic coconut yoghurt (Vanilla Bean).
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 week ago
Eat your greens, Kim! Glad you enjoyed this :) ~ Pauline
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Hayley Bennett | 1 month ago
Hi 🙂 what could be a good food swap for protein power? Thanks 😊
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 1 month ago
Hi Hayley, for protein powder alternative, you may use Greek yogurt or hemp seeds :) ~ Joyce
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Geoff Havenaar | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
hey :-) no worries to simply use water instead of the milk?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Yes, you may use Geoff. It may alter the taste a bit but you'll be good to go ~ Ivory :)
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Claudia Bracchitta | 3 months ago
Hi there! I am starting this today! How much is one serving of the protein powder? I am using hemp protein but the packet does not have a scoop..thank you.
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Karelle | FMTV | 3 months ago
Hello Claudia. A tablespoon would be approximately 0.5 ounce or around 17mg. Enjoy the recipe! :) ~ Karelle
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