January 30, 2013

Lime-a-licious Green Smoothie


I am always seeking out new ways to blend my greens into tasty smoothies to make for breakfast or snacks. While putting this one together, I was hoping for something that would be sweet and creamy like a lime pie. The result was absolutely nothing like what I was hoping for, but terrific nonetheless. It is refreshing, tangy, and loaded with nutritional benefits. Hope you enjoy it.

Bee Pollen is packed with nutrients. It is truly loaded with all of the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and protein that one needs for vitality. It is a real a super food. It has proved to be affective in fighting skin problems, indigestion, arthritis, asthma, and allergies. If you have never bought or tried bee pollen before, look for one that is sold in the refrigerated section of the store, locally produced, and with variation in the color of the granules. Do not consume more than a teaspoon a day unless you know that you do not have an allergic reaction to it.

**If you have bee allergies, you should speak with a doctor before using bee pollen. Pregnant women should avoid bee pollen altogether.

Fresh and leafy spinach provides a great source of vitamins A and K, manganese, folate, magnesium, dietary fiber, calcium, protein, and flavonoids.

Lime-a-licious Green Smoothie
Makes 16-18 ounces.
For all ingredients, please consider using those that are grown organically.
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup unsweetened almond, soy, or coconut milk
1 lime, peeled
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 teaspoon bee pollen
1 teaspoon agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately sprinkled with additional bee pollen, if desired.





Categories: Fruits, Smoothies & Libations, Vegetables

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