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Blueberry Greens Smoothie

What you need: 

2 cups water
1 cup spinach
1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon EFA oil
2 tablespoons agave nectar

What you do: 

1. Put all ingredients into blender.
2. Blend it for about 1 minute or until the spinach is totally obliterated.
If you didn't use frozen fruit this smoothie will not be as thick. You can always add some ice to it if you like it chilled.
My 4 year old son loves this smoothie. It's an easy way to get raw greens into his diet. You do not taste the greens so don't be put off by the combo! Drinking this smoothie makes me feel great. I love it in the morning or even for dinner.

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1-2
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Essential Fatty Acids-- either Omega 3's or Omega 6's. I would think they mean flax oil, or something else with Omega 3 in it; just to give the smoothie a health boost. You can leave it out if you don't have it, or you can throw some milled flax seed in with the other stuff. (For both added protein AND Omega 3's.) This STILL looks good, and I STILL haven't been home long enough to use my blender... sadness...

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what is EFA?

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Cooked or raw, spinach is high in oxalic acid.....the iron and calcium are bound however you choose to prepare it.  :(

But it's a tasty veggie anyway (and healthy for other reasons......)    :)

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Actually, spinach is one of the few veggies where the vitamins are slightly more available to your body when they ARE cooked. (Steamed lightly; not mushy or anything.) Sorry, this is hardly the place to mention this.
The smoothie looks good, and fun. :D I'd take one. :D

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I thought spinach was poorly absorbed ONLY when it was cooked?  :-\

Is the iron poorly absorbed when the spinach is  RAW?  I was eating spinach for my anemia.

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I would second that...both the calcium and the iron in spinach (and in fellow high-oxalate beet greens and swiss chard) are poorly absorbed, although it's still a good source of folate and vitamins A and K.  :)

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I would recommend kale or collard greens as you'll get calcium as well. Although spinach contains calcium, the oxalic acid that it also contains combines with the calcium and the body ends up not absorbing it.

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