I will admit I was a perpetual breakfast skipper for a looooong time. I would have a cup or two of coffee and be starving by 10. I would make myself wait until noon when my husband came home for lunch, and I would scarf down more than my fair share. Recently, my husband and I have started enjoying smoothies in the morning for breakfast, and I can tell how we are both benefiting from them.
I also try to add in a small snack around the 10-time frame, and I can tell you that a kid-sized plate with no seconds is usually enough for me at lunch. With a little one on the way, making sure I take the time to eat consistently has been really important. One of my favorite smoothies to start the day off with is a Triple Berry Smoothie with Spinach.
A delicious fruity smoothie packed with benefits of its own and taken to the next level with the addition of spinach. The berries cover the light taste and dark color that spinach is known to add to smoothies.
Benefits Of The Mighty Spinach Leaf
The best ratio for a healthy spinach smoothie is 40% spinach or other leafy green (I suggest kale) to 60% fruit.
Spinach is a superfood as it carries health benefits of vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C, K, folate, calcium, dietary fiber, and iron. Spinach also has selenium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and E.
Spinach also can help the following:
– protect against certain cancers of the stomach, skin, breast, prostate, ovaries, and colon.
– cardiovascular health
– prevention of heart attacks and stroke
– spinach can help diseases like asthma and rheumatoid arthritis
Triple Berry Smoothie With Spinach
- 2 cups spinach, fresh
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup Raspberries
- 1/2 cup of Blackberries
- 1/2 cup of Blueberries
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend well.
How do you start your morning? Do you start with a power-packed smoothie, cold/hot cereal, bacon, and eggs, or a perpetual skipper?