Green smoothies are still trending hard. Or at least they are still viewed as an optimal way to get more nutrition and eat clean. Today, I am going to share a twist on the typical green smoothie recipe you may be more familiar with.
My green smoothie does not include raw green leafy vegetables. Instead, it contains quickly boiled to spinach to help remove any excess oxalic acid. I also include avocado for some healthy fat and easier to assimilate fiber, along with kiwi for a tart sweetness and some vitamin C. My goal was to include all the macronutrients (fats/protein/carbs both low glycemic and some higher) to make this a well-rounded satiating nutrient-dense smoothie.
Potassium is an important nutrient that many of us do not get enough of. It’s an important mineral to consume daily in adequate amounts, especially in those with adrenal fatigue. Adults need around 4500 mg of potassium daily.
And just FYI, my green smoothie recipe contains over 1100 mg of potassium (approximately) – that’s about a quarter of your daily needs in one fell swoop. BOOM!
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach, boiled 2 minutes and strained (chilled)
- 2 kiwi, peeled and cubed, chilled
- ½ to 1 avocado
- 4 dates, pitted and chopped (soak in boiling water for 2 minutes first to soften-strain then add to smoothie, chill first if possible)
- ¼ to ⅓ tsp. sea salt
- 8 ounces coconut water, cold
- 2 scoops, collagen peptides
- *Optional: 1-2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil OR add the whole avocado instead
- Add the spinach, avocado, dates and kiwi to the blender.
- Then add the collagen peptides and sea salt and pour in the coconut water.
- Blend for 2 minutes - if using coconut oil, slowly pour in while the blender is on.
- It is recommended to chill as many of the ingredients as possible since this smoothie does not utilize ice or frozen fruit. Or pour into a quart mason jar add the lid and refrigerate to chill it fully to your preference.
I’ve never liked a green smoothie before this one (and my Shamrock Green Smoothie). It is actually quite tasty. It’s both savory and sweet and slightly salty all in one fell swoop. This is a great option for all of my slow oxidizer, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid friends to try out. It makes a great pre or post workout snack as well.
Read More About Potassium/Adrenals and Thyroid:
- Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue & How HTMA Assesses It
- How to Assess Thyroid Health Through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
- Potassium & Thyroid Health Podcast
- The #1 Anti-Anxiety Mineral & The Super Food That Contains It
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