Smoothie Saturday: Green Ginger Peach Smoothie

If getting your 10-15 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is a challenge, I would highly recommend whipping up a smoothie. Today we’re sharing a recipe for a green ginger peach smoothie, with spinach, to help you reach that goal.

cc licensed flickr photo by  Meal Makeover Moms

cc licensed flickr photo by Meal Makeover Moms

 Why do we love this smoothie?

There are a ton of health benefits in this smoothie combo!

  1. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline.
  2. Ginger has been used for ages to help with digestion. More recent studies show that it’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  3. Peaches are just awesome. If you can find fresh local ones, even better. They are a reliable source of antioxidants and are rich is several vital minerals.
  4. Raw honey is a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It may also reduce ulcers and help other gastrointestinal disorders.

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls (or more) of spinach
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) of grated ginger
  • 2 cups (frozen or fresh) of peach slices
  • 2 teaspoons of raw honey
  • 1 1/4 cup of water

Instructions

Throw everything in a blender and blend until smooth! Throw in a handful of ice to make it even thicker or add some more water to thin it out.