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A Smarter Green Smoothie – A Smarter Way to Enjoy your Nutrients!


Sometimes, just the thought of a green smoothie can bring the image of cringe to some of our faces.  One of the reasons is that consuming greens can be boring and of course, tasteless.  As such, it may require a bit of effort on our part to make our greens taste palatable and enjoyable.  However, here is another way that you can enjoy a green smoothie without depicting a face with a frown, but rather, one of pleasantness and a big smile  Try it nuh!


  • 1 ½ cups almond milk.
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds.
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
  • 1 heaping handful of Spinach.
  • ½ tsp coconut oil/nut butter (I used peanut butter at times).
  • ½ cup blueberries (frozen).
  • 2-3 dates to taste – without the pits (Pre-soaked).


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

This smoothie will provide you with protein, fiber, and essential fats and nutrients including iron, magnesium and calcium that will help to keep you feeling full for a while.  As per the dates, I usually have a small container with dates in water in my refrigerator for use in my smoothies. I love adding dates, as it just adds a little bit of sweetness, which is just fine with me.  Soaked dates, stored in the refrigerator can last for up to a week or more.

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Ingredient Spotlight!

~ Spinach~

Spinach is a leafy green of the Amaranthaceae family. This leafy green is popular due to its many purported nutrients and health benefits.

Spinach is rich in protein, iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin E among many other nutrients.  It also has plant compounds such as quercetin, zeaxanthin, nitrates etc.

As such, it is purportedly beneficial for eye health, bone health and skin health.  It is also said to be beneficial for diabetes management, lowering blood pressure as well as the management of asthma.

This is certainly one of those leafy greens have in your rotation for smoothies and other nutritional dishes.

To good health!

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