March has arrived and St. Patrick’s Day will be here in no time!
While there are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I think it’s fair to say that most of them are not healthy. Green beer, chocolate gold coins…you get the idea.
This year, swap your green beer for a healthy choice instead, like this delicious VIIVA green smoothie!
Why are green smoothies healthy?
Green smoothies contains lots of leafy greens which are great for digestion and weight management. They are also known for boosting the immune system and supporting cardiovascular health.
Green smoothies also provide an easy way to incorporate more veggies and leafy greens into your diet in a delicious and fun way.
This recipe calls for spinach, but you can substitute or add in any additional leafy greens you have in your fridge, like kale, romaine, swiss chard, or arugula.
This recipe also calls for VIIVA’s Organic Green Power. Green Power is a great way to add dozens of superfoods to your smoothie without having to have a fridge full of ingredients that are expensive and expire quickly.
Green Power is made with a process called VIIVA Opti-Dry. This process ensures that the raw, organic qualities of the fresh-picked whole foods are preserved and that the highest levels of nutrient activity, taste, and color are present. Additionally, each packet of Green Power is formulated with enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, prebiotics, and other essential nutrients to give your body full-spectrum cell health. Want to learn more about Green Power? Click here.
Are you ready to go green? Here is the recipe!
- 1 VIIVA Organic Green Power Packet
- 1 VIIVA Vanilla Plant Base Packet
- 1 handful of frozen pineapple
- 1 handful of frozen mango
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 12oz milk of your choice
Add all of the ingredients and blend thoroughly. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
To make a thicker smoothie, add less milk, or if you prefer a thinner smoothie you can add additional milk.
I hope you love this green smoothie as much as I do! Because it contains both Green Power and Plant Protein this smoothie is not only delicious, but also very filling! It is the perfect smoothie to celebrate and set the tone for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day!
Meet the Author: Hanna is the Communications Coordinator at Viiva. She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Oregon University, and now lives in Utah with her husband, cat, and dog. Her favorite activities include reading and playing board games, and her favorite Viiva product is the Chocolate Organic Plant Base!