Thursday, September 13, 2007

Did You Get Your Heart Healthy Portion of Spinach Today?

Spinach is just one of those great super foods that should be eaten every day - 1/2 cup or more. Besides being heart healthy, it's great for the bones, muscles, and our eyesight! Spinach is high in vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, chlorophyl, omega-3s and more.

Spinach is great eaten in green salads, fruit salads, stir-fries, soups, and all kinds of main dishes. But one of my favorite ways to eat spinach, is in a morning smoothie. Here's a great smoothie you can make that's filling, tastes wonderful, and is good for you!

Spinach Breakfast Green Smoothie

2 cups soy milk
1 handful fresh baby spinach leaves
1 banana or 2 medium apples
handful of raw almonds
2-3 pitted dates
1 cup crushed ice

Place the first 5 ingredients in blender bowl. You may add many more items too for your liking: 1/2 carrot, handful of berries, 1 Tbs. raw sesame seeds, scoop of protein powder, etc. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, then during blending process, add ice through lid hole and blend until smooth - another 20 seconds or so.

This smoothie is high in nutrition, fiber, protein, and a good way to start the day. Enjoy!

For Your Best Health,
Erleen Tilton

You will soon find this recipe in Sunrise Quick-Starts, one of the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle series available at .

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