Green smoothies are gaining popularity, but why is it that a green colored drink is not as appealing as, for example, brown (coffee, tea), orange (orange juice, mango) or pink (strawberry or raspberry). I’m not sure why this is, but if you feel this way, it sure is worth while overcoming. Here’s an intro to “why” from a super article by Rebecca Bohl from…

The main reason green smoothies are so popular is because they are a rich source of nutrients. Dark, leafy greens contain important antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. For example, in this smoothie we use both spinach and kale. Spinach contains high amounts of vitamin K, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber – quite a lot. And we haven’t even covered kale yet.

Rebecca’s Simple Green Smoothie Recipe

5 Ingredients
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup kale, stems removed
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 1/2 cups frozen mango pieces

Check out the original article for how to make this simple smoothie

Source: Rebecca Bohl of

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