Spinach, pineapple, bananas blend together to form a delicious base, topped with seasonal fruits, millets muesli and seeds rich in essential fats and micronutrients. Anyone ever tell you a detox smoothie can be utterly delicious too?
Summers are here in full blast, and the easiest chores and meal preps in the kitchen seem like a punishment. At least they do where I live at, especially as I live near the sea where humidity is often 90 and above, at least 3 outfit changes and showers twice a day are mandatory because it can make you swear like crazy!
Smoothies seem like a godsend in such days, for more reasons than one – depending on the base ingredients chosen, they hydrate your body as compared to other breakfast/ meal options, are unbelievably easy to whip up and are a great way to ensure intake of essential macros and micros for the meal! This one here is one of my easiest smoothie versions, as the ingredients are very basic as always and prep is a breeze 😊
Spinach base for smoothies can serve as the best detox meal as the fiber content is optimum – not too less and not too much to end up dehydrating the body. It also ensures that you get essential micros like Iron and antioxidants coming in. These are some reasons I keep experimenting with spinach in smoothies a lot – try my Spinach Carrot Cucumber Smoothie, which is also a tastier detox smoothie version I reworked from my dietician’s recipe.
What is more, it’s ready in minutes, dairy-free and gluten-free too!
RECIPE: SPINACH BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
- 2 cups Spinach, washed, roots plucked away
- 2 bananas, medium, peeled
- 1 Pineapple, medium, cubed
- 1 cup fresh mango, cubed
- 2 gulab jamun fruits/ rose apple, sliced
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 50 g millet muesli (I used the one by Soulfull)
Microwave spinach leaves for a minute. This will help in remove the potentially harmful phytates in spinach leaves. Freeze the microwaved spinach leaves, cubed pineapple and banana for an hour or two.
Blend frozen spinach, pineapple and banana to a smooth consistency. Add water if necessary. Divide the smoothie in 2 bowls. Top with mangoes, rose apples, seeds and millet muesli.
I’d love to hear how it turned out for you, if you tried this recipe. Do post a pic on Instagram and tag #fitfoodiediary in the picture!
NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving)*
|Of which, Fiber||14 g|
*Recipe is for 2 servings; all values in grams.