Since I have the ambition to become the sexy woman version of Popeye, I need my weekly dose of spinach. Spinach has a high nutritional value, especially when fresh, frozen, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate and iron. Beside combining this edible flowering plant in your salad, turkey sandwich or lasagne, you can mix it up in a healthy smoothie. YEAH!
My dear friend Lotte Oosterom first introduced me with this green monster and ever sinc then I am hooked and even made it my after workout recovery drink. I added whey protein to this recipe to make sure that my muscles would get enough “fuel” to recover from my insane workouts in the gym. 😉
INGREDIENTS FOR YOU AND YOU BFFF 2p:
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 2 peeled oranges
- 2 hands of fresh spinach
- 1 glass of almond/ soya milk – unsweetened- or water (what ever your preference is)
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of linseed oil
- 1,5 measuring cup of whey protein
- 4 or 5 ice cubes
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR POPEYE SPINACH SMOOTHIE:
Blend all these ingredients together into a green smooth monster 😉 but make sure you add the whey protein and ice cubes into your blender on top of the other ingredients. So that you don’t break your blender 😉 with the ice cubes. And that the whey protein doesn’t stick at the bottom of your blender. Add more almond/soya milk or water until you like the consistency, if you found the smoothie too thick. You can also leave the whey protein out if you don’t use it as a recovery work-out drink but just for a healthy booster drink in the morning.
Hopefully you will enjoy this smoothie as much as me and my Mr. Handsome do 😉 If you have another recovery work-out smoothie recipes, please tag me on Instagram (@stephanie_fgc) if you post them online. I love to get inspired by you and try out new smoothies 🙂