Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

Additionally, spinach contains another category of health-supportive nutrients called “glycoglycerolipids.” These fat-related molecules help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage-especially damage related to unwanted inflammation.  Although this is only emerging science at this point, many believe that gut inflammation has implications in the rise of food allergies and food intolerance we are experiencing today.

Spinach isn’t just for sailor-men.  C’mon cyclists, throw in a handful!

Fuel Your Ride.  Nourish Your Body.

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  • http://twitter.com/daverdave Dave Jackson

    The sound of spinach in a smoothie made me cringe at first. That was until my wife made me try what she calls a green monster, It’s pretty similar to this. Spinach, greek yogurt, banana, frozen pineapple, flaxseed or chia seeds, and OJ.

    Life. Changed.

    • Kelli

      Hi Dave,
      I like your wife already.

  • http://twitter.com/AmieReilly Sara D

    I love your nutrition posts. Always look forward to them. -Sara

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      Thanks Sara. When Kelli came to me with the idea, I wasn’t sure how our readers would take it…but the response has been very supportive. Loving the “Bite” is here to stay.

      Darryl

    • Kelli

      Thanks Sara – I’m thrilled to post them each week! I’m passionate about both healthy eating and being an athlete/cyclist, so it’s a great fit for me. If you ever want a specific type of recipe or ingredient, let me know – it’s fun to connect with readers and give ‘em what they want!

  • http://twitter.com/PedalmanTO PedalmanTO

    I’ll be hitting this up at lunch. I think I might substitute some of the Whey for Hemp Hearts. Thanks Kelli!

    • Kelli

      Sounds great…let me know how that turns out!

      • http://twitter.com/PedalmanTO PedalmanTO

        I used almonds and replaced some of the whey for hemp hearts. I used blueberries and added honey for sweetness. I also added some parsley because I really like it. It was surprisingly really good. The colour wouldn’t win any glamour competitions but the taste took me to ‘happy flavour town’.
        Thanks again Kelli.

        • Kelli

          Awesome! Yeah, mine are usually purplish-brown (very appetizing) more than green. But, it tastes good and is good. Cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/morebikes Cassi

    Ummm … I’m a big fan of spinach, but this looks like split pea soup in a glass, lol. I’ll take mine on a plate, thanks. ;)

    • http://twitter.com/lovingthebike Darryl

      As long as you’re getting it in….that’s what matters most. You can actually change the color of the smoothie by adding in more berries and less spinach if the green kind of freaks you out.

      Thanks for stopping by Cassi.

      Darryl