Here’s one of my favorite green smoothie recipes!
It’s a great recipe for kids or adults who are new to green smoothies. But it’s also a favorite for people like me who have been drinking smoothies for a while.
Cinnamon isn’t only a delicious spice that helps give this smoothie a burst of flavor, it has many documented health benefits. One such benefit is that cinnamon may help lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to the American Association of Diabetes.
Read more about the health benefits of cinnamon, the different types of cinnamon (and why it matters which one you use), as well as more recipes.
Fresh blueberries are one of the most popular summer treats of all time! They are sweet, succulent, and full of nutrients. Blueberries contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally. They are also a great source of fiber.
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this green smoothie recipe. If you use frozen blueberries, your smoothie’s color will be more brown instead of green, but it’s just as healthy!
Blueberry Cinnamon Green Smoothie Recipe
– 1 pear, cored (or 1 banana, peeled)
– 1 cup (148 grams) fresh or frozen blueberries
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 2 cups (60 grams) baby spinach
– 8 ounces (236 ml) unsweetened almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calories: 235 | Protein: 5g | Carbs: 50g | Fiber: 10.4g | Calcium: 7% | Iron: 2.4mg | Vitamin A: 246% RDA | Vitamin C: 52% RDA