Green Avocado & Spinach Smoothie

When I first started blogging some years ago, I started the day with a smoothie almost every morning. A few years later, I just got tired of it. My smoothies had almost disappeared in my breakfast menu ideas. Oatmeal became the main morning dish for breakfast. Recently I have again made the choice to add smoothies as a healthy, delicious morning choice. I like to have one for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack.

Back in the early days of blogging (2016), I shared Start Your Day With A Spinach Smoothie. I think it was the first recipe I shared. Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.  It is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. Just do a search for the word spinach and you will see pages of articles  on the health benefits of spinach. Just eating one serving of spinach a day can make your brain 11 years younger.  A diet rich in leafy green vegetables help prevent cognitive decline according to recent research.   It slows the aging process.

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Pineapple Smoothie

For a morning wake-me-up or even an afternoon pick-me-up, a frozen smoothie is the way to go.  That is really almost a necessity during the hot days of summer.  Today’s recipe is an easy, quick drink made from 4 ingredients:  frozen pineapple, frozen  banana, coconut milk, and vanilla extract.  I find that the combination is plenty sweet, but if you desire more, add a teaspoon of honey.

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Antioxidant Berry Delight Smoothie

Colorful berries are powerhouses of antioxidant power that are both tasty and healthy for you.  The little jewels of summer like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are available in most areas throughout the year. Frozen berries make every type of berry easily accessible to add flavor and punch to your diet. They are good for your gastrointestinal health, your heart, and help keep your mind alert.  In fact, one landmark study shows that just one cup of berries provides all the disease-fighting antioxidants you need in a single day. 

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