If you're anything like me, getting your five-a-day is pretty hard, especially those bitter green vegetables. Making your own homemade smoothies is an amazing way to get some extra vitamins and nutrients into your daily diet, as well as keeping hunger at bay between meals!
My Superfood Spinach Smoothie is something I make daily as it has so many amazing health benefits and kerbs the afternoon hunger cravings before dinner. It contains matcha green tea powder which has the same health benefits as drinking 10 cups of green tea! I personally cannot stand the taste of green tea, so drinking 1 cup a day would be a struggle, let alone 10! However, green tea has some incredible proven health benefits such as balancing your hormones, increasing your metabolism, and improving the quality of your skin, hair, and nails.
This recipe also contains protein powder making it very high in protein so it's a great boost if you struggle to hit your daily protein intake or are just fed up of eating endless chicken breasts. The smoothie is packed with spinach so that you can also reap the many health benefits of this vegetable, which include improving iron levels, improving your mood, and preventing you from getting lethargic! It really is a magic recipe, it almost feels like cheating the system! It tastes great, and will really help you to achieve your health and fitness goals.
300ml of soy milk (or almond/coconut milk if you prefer)
1 scoop of protein powder (of your choice, I use chocolate flavoured whey protein)
1 scoop of matcha green tea powder
1/2 a banana
2 generous handfuls of spinach
Place all the ingredients into a processor and blend them together until you have a smoothie. I use a hand whizzer, similar to the Nutribullet.
Makes 1 serving - drink immediately, do not store
Calories - 255
Fat - 4.7g
Carbs - 19.4g
Protein - 31.4g
Please note that this smoothie is not designed to be used a meal replacement and we do not recommend skipping meals to achieve weight loss.