I could not resist the plump, delicious organic apricots that just showed up at the store last week, a sure sign that we are on summer’s doorstep!
3 Health Benefits of Apricots:
- AntioxidantApricots are a wonderful source of vitamin C and beta carotene, antioxidants that protects the body from the damaging effect of free radicals. Antioxidants help boost our immune system and are important substances that reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
- Good source of fiber – having healthy fiber in your diet prevents constipation and a sluggish or stagnant digestive system. Whole fruits provide us with an excellent source of dietary fiber, and are preferable to juice.
- Promote good vision – apricots contain vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radical damage to the body’s cells and tissues, and protects the delicate lenses of the eyes.
Try out this delicious Banapricot Green Smoothie that balances some sweeter fruits with the bitter greens – add a little spice and a scoop of my favorite I ❤️ Vanilla Protein Powder, and you’ll have a complete warrior meal in a glass!
Banapricot Green Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
You will need: blender, knife, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons
Mixed greens – a handful or so
Dandelion greens – a handful or so
Fresh mint – 2-3 stalks
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 scoop I ❤️ Vanilla Protein Powder
1 cup (+/-) almond milk, water or other liquid
—-> I don’t give you exact measurements on your greens, because what I do is sort of eyeball the blender and add roughly the same or slightly more volume of greens as I’ve added fruit.
A handy tip for your weekly greens –
Say this is a week you haven’t made green smoothie prep bags, and instead you just want your greens on hand so you can make randomly delicious green smoothies.
Simply wash your greens in a sink about half full of water with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, and then chop them up into even sized chunks. Store in large ziplock bags so you can easily assemble green smoothies, sauteed greens or salads on the fly.
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