For some people, consuming the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day is a food feat, especially if they’re picky eaters. One easy and delicious way to get more fruits and vegetables is with juicing. Juicing is a great way to combine your favorite fruits and vegetables into one drink for a powerful dose of multiple health benefits, including a rich content of phytonutrients and flavonoids. Phytonutrients and flavonoids provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities that may be beneficial for treating conditions such as diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
And when it comes to juicing, the crop’s the limit! Toss your favorite fruits and vegetables into the blender and see what comes out. Chances are, you won’t be disappointed. And if you have a child who has a sweet tooth, you can satisfy their sweet tooth cravings with juice drinks made with naturally sweet fruits.
Here’s a super flavorful juice drink that showcases healthful spinach. Spinach is a powerhouse that provides the body with fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and K. If you’re new to juicing, you may think ‘What? Spinach and fruit?!’ – trust us, they work.
Spinach and Fruit Drink
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- ½ apple, cored and chopped
- 1 banana, cut into chunks
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
Place spinach, apple, banana, grapes, and yogurt into a blender; blend until smooth. SERVES 1