By Jodee Weiland
Having a lot of extra baby spinach, asparagus, and fruit in the house is always great, unless you’re about to go away for an extended weekend trip for several days! That’s when I start making more green smoothies for my husband and me, and in this case, An Awesome Green Smoothie with Spinach, Asparagus, and Fruit.
I knew that I would be gone for the weekend, so there was no problem anticipated with being gone for that short time. It was when I decided to extend that weekend to visit with family that I decided I needed to use up the fresh fruit and vegetables I had just purchased. Of course, I cleaned and froze some of them whole and used others in recipes that I froze for later, but I still had some that needed to be used before leaving. Rather than let any of them go to waste, I chose to make us some very healthy green smoothies.
An Awesome Green Smoothie with Spinach, Asparagus, and Fruit
1 cup fresh baby spinach
4 asparagus spears, trimmed
1 cup cantaloupe, cut up
1 Granny Smith apple with skin, cored and cut up
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon organic honey
1 cup ice cubed
Prepare and place all of the above ingredients into a blender. Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a glass and serve. The recipe makes one serving.
This Awesome Green Smoothie with Spinach, Asparagus, and Fruit is both delicious and healthy. It has only 204 calories and 7 grams of fiber, plus numerous vitamins and nutrients. It is a healthy drink to have before or after working out, or just as a light snack during your day. This smoothie has some unexpected items in it, I’m sure, but I believe that you can put anything healthy in a smoothie as long as you make sure it tastes good. After all, who wants to drink something that tastes bad? Not me, that’s for sure and not most people. So give this smoothie a try to boost your health and energy, and enjoy!