The Best Tasting Smoothie That Will Leave You Swooning Over Its Taste & Flavor
Whether it be as a breakfast beverage, as a healthy snack between meals or even at lunch and dinner (as a meal replacement), smoothies have seemingly become an integral part of the average Americans’ diet.
And to say the least, they are more than justified to be doing that as smoothies are a great way to satiate your thirst and hunger while nourishing your body with the abundance of nutrients in them and savoring their rich taste, all this in super quick time.
From professional bodybuilders, athletes, regular gym-goers to the average sedentary person, everyone loves smoothies not only for their high dose of nutrients but also for their revitalizing nature and delicious taste.
One such extremely delectable and equally healthy smoothie that you can indulge in at a Qwench store is the Spinach Greens.
As the name suggests, Spinach Greens contains spinach along with the leafy green superfood ‘Kale’.
Seems like a super healthy combination, doesn’t it?
But there is much much more to it as the smoothie ingredients list also includes luscious mangoes, bananas, refreshing coconut water, another superfood in the form of chia seeds, power-packed almonds and agave in a cupful of immense nutrition.
The Spinach Greens has become one of the most popular drinks on the Qwench menu.
Here’s more about all the major ingredients in this highly nutritious and scrumptious smoothie (Source of all health benefits: Livestrong):
The first thing that comes to mind when we hear of spinach is that of the cartoon Popeye and how he used to get bulging muscles after consuming a can of spinach.
Though that was a bit exaggerated and may not be the case in reality, spinach certainly is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can consume for your health.
Health benefits of Spinach:
Full of nutrients
Spinach has high vitamin levels and is a good source of more than 20 varied nutrients like protein, calcium, etc.
Abundant in vitamin A and K
Consuming just a single cup of spinach more than meets your daily requirements of vitamin A and vitamin K by a significant margin.
Good source of magnesium and folate
One cup of spinach nearly meets half the daily requirements in the case of magnesium & folate, providing around 40 percent of your requirement of magnesium, all this for a mere 40 calories.
The recent rise in the popularity of ‘superfood’ Kale is totally justified, to say the least.
Kale has bagfuls of nutrition which amounts to a wide range of benefits for your health.
Furthermore, there are just 36 calories in a cup of plain kale juice.
Kale health benefits:
Rich in iron and copper
Ample amounts of iron and copper are found in kale juice which triggers enzymes used by cells to produce fuel.
Along with that, iron also assists in delivering oxygen which is required by cells to maintain cell metabolism.
Multitude of B-vitamins
Kale juice contains a variety of B-complex vitamins which work together to aid in deriving energy from nutrients in the body.
Lots of vitamin C and calcium
Next in line of nutrients found in kale juice is vitamin C and calcium, both of which are found in abundant amounts.
These two nutrients are vital for bone health, and vitamin C also helps in preventing joint pain.
Enhances skin health
Consumption of kale leads to strong and healthy skin due to the increase in intake of skin-friendly nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C and copper.
Promotes eye health
Lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients found in kale bolster eye health by preventing harmful light rays from reaching the sensitive tissues present in the eyes.
Nutrition value booster
Kale juice is the perfect sidekick for enhancing the amount of nutrition in your breakfast juice or smoothie due to the high nutrient levels present in even a small serving, turning that drink into a balanced breakfast smoothie.
Improves immunity and overall health
With a plethora of nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, K, B-6, calcium, iron, copper, dietary fiber, manganese, decent amount of protein and a myriad of antioxidant phytonutrients, this cruciferous vegetable is the way to a healthy life.
One of the juiciest delicious fruits, mango is a savory treat filled with nutrients.
Mango, to describe in one word, is simply heavenly.
There’s much more to mangoes than its taste though, here are the health benefits of consuming mangoes.
Health benefits of Mango:
Rich in vitamin C
Mangoes have plenty of vitamin C, with one cup of sliced mango containing around 45 mg.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant while it also increases the efficiency of white blood cells in terms of killing bacteria and germs.
Decent amount of fiber, iron and vitamin E
A single cup of mangoes provides 2.6g of dietary fiber, 1.8 mg of vitamin E and a noteworthy amount of iron.
Fiber aids in proper digestion and in preventing constipation, vitamin E assists in proper immune function while iron is responsible for the production of healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen all over the body.
Beta-carotene and potassium
Mangoes also contain beta-carotene and potassium in considerable quantities.
Beta-carotene is used by the body to make vitamin A, which enhances eye health while both of them together lead to improvement in skin and skeletal health.
Potassium aids in the proper functioning of nerves, muscles, and heart along with regulating blood pressure and the balance of fluids in the body.
One of the most common and affordable fruits, the humble banana makes for a great addition to all types of smoothies, providing a creamy texture to the drink.
You might be surprised to know that bananas have a wide array of health benefits.
Here’s a short overview of them.
Banana health benefits:
High potassium content
Banana is well-known for its high potassium levels, containing around 400 mg of potassium.
Potassium is essential for proper muscle & nerve function and has many other health perks.
Notable and small amounts of a host of nutrients
Banana contains good amounts of vitamin C and manganese. Also, banana has modest amounts of vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, carotene, choline and folate.
Easy to digest
Bananas are known for their ability to digest easily thus proving to be the perfect food to provide nutrition when stricken by diseases, particularly those related to the digestive system.
Courtesy of their soluble fiber and high potassium content, bananas are also suggested for people suffering from diarrhea and constipation.
Excellent source of vitamin B-6
Bananas are a great source of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), with just a single banana providing 35 percent of your daily requirement.
Vitamin B-6 is used by the body for growing new cells.
Fiber and ideal post-workout food
A single banana contains around 3g of fiber, which helps to avoid cravings as it keeps you feeling full for a long period of time, thus aiding in weight loss as well.
Along with that, bananas are also one of the best foods to consume after a workout to refuel your glycogen levels that get depleted after a workout.
Chia seeds would be a great wholesome addition to any diet with the immense amount of nutrition they provide.
In a 1-ounce serving, there are 136 calories, 11.8 grams of carbohydrates, 4.6 grams of protein and 8.6 grams of fat (majority is healthy unsaturated fat).
Health benefits of chia seeds:
High in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids
Chia seeds are a great source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
Dietary fiber aids in decreasing the risk of high cholesterol, heart disease, constipation and obesity along with helping stabilize blood sugar levels.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy heart & brain and may help reduce the risk of developing diabetes, while they are also known to protect against rheumatoid arthritis.
Contains B-vitamins niacin and thiamine
Niacin and thiamine are crucial for converting consumed food into energy and for maintaining the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
A tablespoon serving of chia seeds provides 6% of the DV for both the B-vitamins.
Good source of a variety of minerals
Chia seeds have an assortment of minerals with just a single serving containing calcium (18% of DV), iron (12% of DV), magnesium (23% of DV), manganese (28% of DV), phosphorus (24% of DV), selenium (22% of DV) and copper (13% of DV) in substantial amounts.
These minerals perform important functions in the body, thus making chia seeds a great food for maintaining optimal health.
Adding coconut water to smoothies goes a long way in replenishing water and electrolyte levels in the body, especially after exercise as it contains a significant amount of potassium and a considerable amount of magnesium, both of which are major electrolytes.
Additionally, it also has high amounts of manganese and is a good source of dietary fiber and copper.
Almonds are a hearty snack with good amounts of protein and lots of healthy fats which assist in maintaining optimum levels of cholesterol.
They also contain good amounts of fiber, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, thus helping in weight loss while guarding your bone health.
You might have been amazed going through how much healthfulness one cup of Spinach Greens would provide you with but that’s just half the story as it is equally yummy and mouthwatering.
The high amount of fiber present in this smoothie makes it one of the most filling breakfast smoothies while the explosion of nutrients in significant amounts account for it being one of the best healthy green smoothies you could consume for better health.
So make some time for yourself and head over to a nearby QWENCH juice bar to revel in the awesomeness that is Spinach Greens.