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OLY LIFE GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE

Posted on November 08 2019

Hey OLY Crew,

We all know how important it is to get our greens in but it's not always easy....until now!  Here is a great morning pick-me-up green shake that not only tastes great (yes it really does!), it will also provide you with a hearty dose of goodness to start your day or use it as a post-workout protein shake.  

In this smoothie we use spinach as it has a lighter taste than say Kale, but if you are into kale then you can certainly use it too.  Because spinach has a more mild taste it is very versatile so not only can you use it in a shake but you can also sauté it and top your eggs with it, or add to soups or salads.  It's a great green to have on hand. 

Benefits of Spinach for the OLY LIFTER

  • Spinach is high in iron to help keep your energy levels up;
  • Lutein which benefits eyesight and guards against cataracts and macular degeneration.
  •  Vitamin K for bone metabolism, osteoporosis prevention and is an important factor in blood clotting.
  • Magnesium which is super important if you are lifting.  People who workout have a higher tendency to be deficient or low in magnesium. Magnesium has been proven to increase athletic performance. It is necessary for proper nerve and muscle function, maintenance of a heathy blood pressure and is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body every day!  

OLY LIFE GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE 

1 Serving

  • 1 handful of spinach-- you can add more for a stronger taste but start here.
  • 1/2 banana (frozen if desired)
  • 1/4 avocado OR 1 tbsp nut butter (healthy fats, potassium)
  • 1-2 Tbsps ground flax seed (fibre and omega 3)
  • 1-2  Dates for sweetness (optional) or low cal sweetener if desired. 
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or whatever milk you like, add more less for desired consistency 
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 scoop your favourite plain or vanilla protein powder (optional..tastes great with or without but if you want higher protein then add it)

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until completely blended and enjoy.

HAPPY LIFTING!

~Brenda

RHN  

 

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