That Extra Ingredient

Did you know that adding a big handful of spinach to a smoothie can provide so much nutrients even though, you don’t taste any spinach!


“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.”  -Google


Whenever I am making a smoothie I fill the blender with-

  • 8 oz. of Orange Juice
  • 1 cup (or more) of frozen mixed berries
  • a handful of spinach

When I went on a beach vacation there was a store called Raw & Juicy and they had the most delicious refreshing smoothies. Their smoothies were better than a popsicle! Here is their website- http://www.rawandjuicylife.com  I recommend checking them out.

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My dad, brother, and I were all drinking our smoothies from Raw & Juicy!

It is important that we take care of our bodies. Part of taking care of our bodies is eating healthy. You can make smoothies in under 5 minutes for breakfast or for a snack. Believe it or not, they are very filling and you will feel as if you had just had a full meal.


Bethany Hamilton’s Book- Body and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life is a wonderful book about staying healthy and getting a good workout at home, at the beach, or in your backyard. I have her book and I recommend it for girls (upon parents approval).

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Go here to buy her book-

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/body-and-soul-bethany-hamilton/1117061379/2676531996938?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Marketplace+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP2246&k_clickid=3×2246


I hope you enjoyed this!

Madison

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