I’m loving being able to have green smoothies again, during the early stages of my pregnancy I couldn’t face green smoothies but really missed them! This smoothie is quick and easy to make as well as being delicious! The spinach provides a good source of iron and the lemon helps the absorption of the iron.
Apples, bananas and spinach all help to strengthen your bones. Apple skin contains the flavonoid phlorizin which may help to prevent bone loss associated with the menopause. Bananas contain high levels of potassium which slows urinary calcium loss associated with a diet high in salt. Whilst a single serving of spinach provides twice the RDA of Vitamin K, which is important for maintaining healthy bones.
- ½ a banana
- ½ an apple
- 1 handful spinach
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 250ml almond milk
- Peel the banana and remove the core from the apple
- Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blitz until smooth