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    Superfood VegeGreens Green Smoothie

    Recipe by Bailey Campbell

    Forward by Progressive Nutritional

    A superfood smoothie that will delight your taste buds and nourish your body. Fresh veggies, frozen fruits, and superfoods combine for a nutritious and refreshing green smoothie. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

    • Flaxseed: a super seed that has high contents of ALA (an omega-3 fatty acid), lignans (plant compounds that have antioxidant properties), and fibre1
    • Cinnamon: has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cholesterol-lowering, and immunomodulatory effects2
    • Ginger: known for its benefits as an antibacterial/viral agent, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and in providing nausea sensation relief3
    • Turmeric: the golden spice that has a long history of use due to its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties4

    To up-the-ante even more, we’ve added VegeGreens®: the ultimate superfood supplement. Made with real food ingredients, 1 scoop of VegeGreens contains the antioxidant equivalent of 6-8 servings of fresh vegetables!

    A blend of more than 50 land, sea, and cruciferous vegetables, VegeGreens is nutrient rich in plant oils, herbs, and extracts, it contains phytonutrients you don’t get in your everyday vegetables. Different botanical families contain different types of nutrients and antioxidants. For this reason, VegeGreens contains 8 distinctive blends that combine to supply an extraordinary spectrum of nutrients that can only be obtained by consuming the entire rainbow of vegetable colours.

    Enjoy VegeGreens today in this tasty smoothie that takes only 5 minutes to prep!

     

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup water or almond milk
    • 1 cup packed spinach
    • 1 small frozen banana
    • ½ cup frozen pineapple
    • ¼ cup cucumber
    • 1 tbsp flaxseed
    • 1 scoop original VegeGreens®
    • ½ tsp cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp fresh ginger or ginger powder
    • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
    • 3-6 ice cubes

    Directions:

    1. Start by adding ¾ cup of the liquid and all the spinach to the blender. Blend on high to get all the leafy chunks broken down.
    2. Add remainder of ingredients to blender and blend on low speed and increase to high.
    3. Continue blending on high speed for 50-60 seconds until mixture is smooth. At this point you can add the remaining ¼ cup liquid if you want a slightly thinner smoothie!
    4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

     

    References:

    1. Goyal, A., Sharma, V., Upadhyay, N., Gill, S., & Sihag, M. (2014). Flax and flaxseed oil: an ancient medicine & modern functional food. Journal of food science and technology, 51(9), 1633–1653. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-013-1247-9
    2. Gruenwald, J., Freder, J., & Armbruester, N. (2010). Cinnamon and health. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, 50(9), 822–834. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408390902773052
    3. Modi M, Modi K. Ginger Root. [Updated 2020 Nov 29]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK565886/
    4. Prasad S, Aggarwal BB. Turmeric, the Golden Spice: From Traditional Medicine to Modern Medicine. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 13. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/