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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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Barbara Stephens | 1 week, 2 days 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 | 1 week, 3 days ago
What is a substitute for protein powder?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 1 week, 3 days 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 | 1 week, 3 days ago
Thank you I do have Spirulina. I didn’t realize it was a protein source.
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Tanya Johnson | 3 weeks, 1 day 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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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hi Tanya, yes, this recipe is good for 1 serving :) ~ Iris
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Claudia Patten | 4 months, 1 week ago
Quick question . When I make this smoothie it turns out to be very thick so much so I need to eat it with a spoon. If I add more liquid it just ends up too much to get through. Any suggestions.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
Hi Claudia! If you're finding your smoothies thinner than what you'd prefer, try to add unsweetened milk bit by bit. This will help your smoothie stay thin enough to sip. You may also check this article on how to build a perfect smoothie: https://www.fmtv.com/watch/fmr-building-the-perfect-smoothie. ~ Jasmin
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Lynn Kroah | 4 months, 1 week ago
How much time should there be between drinking the hydration drink and the breakfast smoothie?
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
Hello Lynn, there is no hard and fast rule for this as we know everyone’s morning routine varies in pace and flexibility! If you have the time, we would recommend waiting at least 30-45 minutes after hydrating before you have your smoothie :)
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