Supper Green Supper Good Supper Fast & Easy
There are several reasons why it’s good to freeze spinach for your green protein shakes.
1) It avoids your spinach going bad
2) It keeps the spinach fresher
3) It cools down your protein shake
4) It can be quicker to blend
Wash your fresh greens. You can blend as much as will fit in your blender. I usually add about 3 large handfuls in total until my blender is pretty full.
Add just enough water to your blender so that it mixes properly.
Add the first couple of handfuls to your blender and blend for a couple of seconds until the greens have been dispersed into the water. Continue to add your greens blending briefly until all your greens are added.
Blend all the greens for a minute or so until they are smooth.
Poor your blended up spinach into ice cube trays (If you want to know how many cups you are getting per mold you’ll have to measure how many loosely packed cups you add to your blender then divide that by the number of molds you use. You will then know how many cups you are putting into your smoothie.)
Place them in your freezer & your set.
Now you have leafy greens ready to go.
Here is the nutritional info for spinach to help you see why its so beneficial to have a daily dose.
Spinach Nutrition Facts:
Amount Per 1 cup (30 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 24 mg 1%
Potassium 167 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.7 g 2%
Sugar 0.1 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 6%
Once you have the spinach cubes ready to go it time to start making your green machine protein shakes. Here's a little recipe from Cost Cutter Fitness that will get you energized. Try it out and let us know what you think.
Spinach shake (CCF Style)
4 cubes of spinach
24 oz of H2O
3 fresh pineapple spears
2 scoops of your favorite protein powder ( the nutritional value is used w/ Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Vanilla)
best for breakfast or after a workout for building lean muscle
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