Vikhroli Cucina

Spinach Apple Smoothie

06 April 2016 , 0 comments / 3 likes
Since its inception in 1950, World Health Day has addressed several health issues. This year’s focus is to increase awareness about diabetes. Sedentary lifestyles and diets high in fat, sugar and salt drive diabetes. Satiate your hunger pangs with this healthy Spinach Apple Smoothie that's high on taste as well as nutrition.

This delightful smoothie is naturally sweetened with banana and honey, and packed with the goodness of apples which are a good source of antioxidants and fibre known to help manage diabetes and lower cholesterol. Spinach, a diabetes super-food, possesses a low glycemic index and its consumption supports healthy and stable glucose levels. Consumption of raw spinach is a great way to ensure your dose of nutrients that may get lost in cooking process. 
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Serves:
2 medium serving glasses

Time: 15-20 minutes


Ingredients


Spinach leaves 1 bunch
Apple 1, large
Banana 1, large, ripe
Cold water or crushed ice 1/2 cup 
Honey 1 teaspoon
Mint leaves to garnish

Equipment Used: Blender

Method

Wash and drain the spinach leaves thoroughly and remove the stems. Core the apple with its skin intact and chop it into large chunks. Peel and chop the banana into pieces.

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Combine the spinach, apple and banana in a blender. Puree until it reaches a smooth consistency. Blend in the cold water or crushed ice if you need to thin the mixture. Strain the smoothie to remove any roughage.

Pour the smoothie in a serving glass or a mason jar. Add honey and stir to combine the flavours. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.

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Tips:

You can also garnish it with chopped almonds for additional health benefits.

Use infused honey to add more flavour to your smoothie. To make infused honey at home, choose a herb or spice of choice like basil, mint, orange zest or ginger. Chop them roughly and add to a clean jar. Fill the jar with honey, stir lightly and let the flavours infuse for at least five days. Strain the honey into a clean jar and use as required.


This recipe has been shared by Bhakti Menon. Check out her blog: www.wickedspoonconfessions.com


Images sourced from Bhakti Menon

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