This March our office, Pacific Cycle Inc., has been focusing on nutrition and what it means to eat and drink for a healthy body and mind. So what better way to combine healthy objectives and a day devoted to green, then to make a healthy green St. Patrick’s day smoothie and then take a ride on a green Schwinn!
Green smoothies are a great way to get your required amount of vegetables each day and provide great lasting energy to keep you going on a long bike ride. They can also be very simple and cheap to make. All you need is a blender, some fruits and veggies and an open mind. You can include a wide variety of ingredient into your green smoothie, but my favorites always include spinach for the benefit of the added iron. Check out one of my favorite recipes below:
1 Small Frozen Banana (you can also add 1 cup of ice if you want to use a fresh banana)
1-2 Cups of Baby Spinach
1 Tbsp Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (you can use regular milk as well)
1/4 Cup plain or vanilla Greek Yogurt
Combine all ingredients into the blender and continue to blend until smooth!
Get out and Ride!