Baby Spinach and Banana Smoothie
Begin your day with this delicious protein-packed and prostate cancer fighting super smoothie. Spinach has been shown to provide significant protection against aggressive forms of prostate cancer and is rich in vitamins and minerals and provide powerful antioxidant support. Spinach also provides excellent protection against inflammation, cardiovascular health issues, such as decreased risk atherosclerosis and high blood pressure, as well as bone health issues. Lastly, Spinach is an excellent source of antioxidant nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, manganese, zinc, and selenium. But let’s not forget about bananas. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. In fact, the average banana contains a whopping 400+ mg of potassium, which could make a significant contribution to the prevention of high blood pressure and hypertension. Additionally, this smoothie gets an omega-3 boost from its flaxseed oil content. Omega-3s help regulate the body’s anti-inflammatory system and help support brain function.
- 1 cup (250 mL) almond milk
- 1 ripe banana
- A handful of spinach (can be substituted with kale)
- 1 scoop of your favourite vanilla protein
- 1 tsp. (5 mL) flaxseed oil
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.