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Smoothie Saturday

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Smoothie Saturday [Pea Shoots, Spinach, Grapes, Apple]

Grapes are one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants – high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, among others. Potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc are just a few of the other nutrients in grapes. The nutritional makeup of grapes is extremely beneficial for heart health and the circulatory system. The apple adds a bit of fiber to keep you feeling full and a bit more sweetness to round out the flavor.

1/2 c. pea shoots
1 c. spinach
1 c. seedless green grapes
1 c. cold water
1/2 apple [we used a Fuji]

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth! 

Pea shoots are perfect for wraps, sushi, and burritos because of their sweet crunch. They have a slightly earthy flavor but the other ingredients tone it down just enough. A single serving of pea shoots contains more Vitamin C than an orange, not to mention a fair amount of fiber. They also regulate blood sugar and contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants and phytonutrients. Spinach boasts a slew of antioxidants, too, and in large amounts. The antioxidants are responsible for improving eye health, boosting immune system function, strengthening bones, and preventing cancer.  

Drink to your health!

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Green Grape and Spinach Smoothie

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. pea shoots
  • 1 c. spinach
  • 1 c. seedless green grapes
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1/2 apple [diced]

Instructions

  1. 1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 33
  • Sodium: 49
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 57
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 0

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2 Comments
  • kagirohi.net
    July 18, 2013

    Good information. Lucky me I discovered your blog by accident
    (stumbleupon). I have saved it for later!

    • thefitchen
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you! Lucky for us too! Please come back and try some of our delicious recipes and share your thoughts :).