Peas you say? Yes, PEAS! I am definitely on a raw green smoothie kick and hope to keep this up for a long, long while. I have a handful of friends who really do not like to eat vegetables, but they love smoothies. This is a great way to get some of the needed fruits and vegetable intake for the day.
I know growing up, I didn't think peas were a viable vegetable, but when you think about it, one of the first vegetable babies eat are peas. They are really packed with a lot nutrition. See below for an in depth analysis of nutrients from this site:
Oh, and I have to mention another hidden gem in this blend. Kiwis. One cup of kiwi fruit contains more vitamin C than a cup of orange slices. Check out more nutritional information on Livestrong.
Amazing! Are you ready to try it?
1/2 cup peas
1 cup baby spinach
1 large banana frozen
2 kiwis, peeled
1 cup frozen straberries
1 cup frozen pineapples
juice from two navel oranges (for a less tangy flavor you can use 1/2 apple juice)
1/2 cup water
Blend all the ingredients together in a high speed blender. Makes two generous servings.
Top it off with a table spoon of chia seeds. Yet another powerful ingredient. I talk a little bit about the power of chia seeds in THIS POST.