Spinach Kiwi Smoothie

My kiwi was getting soft on me so I needed to use it up.

Spinach Kiwi Smoothie

2 cups apple juice (I used Simply Apple.)

2 handfuls spinach

2 cups frozen mixed fruit (mango, strawberry, pineapple, peach)

2 bananas

2 kiwi

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt

Peel your kiwi before blending.  Mix it up and enjoy!

Here is some interesting info. about kiwi:

*Kiwi fruits are rich in many Vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain a high amount of Vitamin C (more than oranges), as much potassium as bananas and a good amount of beta-carotene.

Studies in Italy, though, performed on 6-7 year old children, have also demonstrated additional health benefits to the respiratory tract. In particular, children that were fed 5-7 portions a week of citrus and kiwifruits had 44% less probability wheezing compared to children eating less than once a week.

Shortness of breath was reduced by 32%,night time cough by 27%, severe wheeze by 41%, chronic cough by 25%, and runny nose by 28%. This results is not only traceable to the content in Vitamin C or Potassium, but in substances which are still largely unknown contained in kiwi fruit.

These substances are most likely flavonoids that help protect our cells from oxidative damage, and are therefore considered very helpful in protecting our DNA from mutations and damage.

*http://kiwi-fruit.info/kiwi-fruit/Health+Benefits+of+Kiwi+Fruit

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One Response to Spinach Kiwi Smoothie

  1. I LOVE smoothies. I had no idea kiwis had as much potassium as bananas-that’s interesting!

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