Spinach, our ingredient of the day, is the basis of this smoothie that we call “Grass Me Up.” We won’t be surprised if you add it to your favorite smoothie recipes list. Not that it is made out of grass, but it is a prefect reflection of the spring weather, garden smells and the surrounding blossoming trees.

We all know that spinach is low in calories and high in vitamins, but some of you may not know that spinach is also a great source of protein.

“Getting the bulk of your protein from red meat, by comparison, also increases your exposure to fats,” said Dr. Majid Fotuhi in his book “Boost Your Brain.”

This is why spinach is a great replacement: get the protein intake without the fats.

Spinach is an antioxidant that can boost your brain’s activity. Consuming more spinach can help you learn faster.

So yogis, here are the ingredients for this brain-boosting smoothie:

  1. A hand full of spinach
  2. A cup of orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
  3. One Pear
  4. One Apple
  5. A piece of watermelon

Put all the ingredients in your blender and stir it up!

Healthy smoothie
Cheers!

If you don’t want as much orange juice (depending on the sugar level the bottle contains) you can add some water or coconut water instead and it will still taste delicious. It takes under 10 minutes to make, unless you decide to do a “smoothie photo shoot” like I did, and then it takes a bit longer.

For yogis and non-yogis – this 10-minute smoothie-making task can also be used as a form of active meditation. Try to focus on yourself, just breathe without thinking about anything else. Enjoy the colors of the fruits you are cutting and take in each distinctive aroma. This will help you to become calmer and it will also help you become more aware and appreciative of your surroundings.

Enjoy your smoothie and make sure to share this week’s nutrition tip with all your yogi friends.

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