Super Greens Recovery Smoothie


No matter if you are coming back from a run, a family bike ride or have been chasing toddlers around all day, your body needs to replace the nutrients lost through burning energy.  The same thing is true for kids as well.  This smoothie is loaded nutrition and hydration perfect for after an active day for you and your kiddos! (Plus the bananas, mangos and dates make it yummy and sweet)

Super Greens Recovery Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 cup Spinach, frozen
1/2 cup Kale, frozen
1/2 cup Chard, frozen
1/2 cup Blueberries, frozen
1 Banana, peeled and frozen 
2 Dates, pitted
1 ripe Mango
1 tbsp Chia Seed
1-2 cups Coconut Water

Using a blender, purée the mango, coconut water and dates together until smooth (about 2 minutes).  Add the remaining ingredients and whizz until thick and creamy.  You may need to add additional coconut water to thin to your desired consistency.  Makes about 3-4 medium smoothies. 







Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:

-Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber as well as antioxidants.  

-Chard is an excellent source of vitamin K, A and C as well as a great source of magnesium, potassium, iron and fiber.


-Kale is a loaded with calcium, vitamins, magnesium, potassium, iron and copper.


-Bananas are rich in vitamin b6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium and easy to digest. 

-Mangos are loaded with vitamins and minerals and are great for the skin.

-Chia Seeds are a nutrition powerhouse containing vitamins and minerals and Omega-3 fatty acids.

-Coconut Water is low in calories and free of fat and cholesterol.  Loaded with potassium and super hydrating it's a wonderful drink for athletes.

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