Don’t citrus and cilantro belong in salsa or taco recipes? Well, yes and no, because both of those ingredient go great in smoothies. In fact, some say that a refreshing citrus smoothie with cilantro can make you feel like you’re lounging on a beach drinking limeade on vacation. Not only is this smoothie very refreshing, but it also contain many health benefits from the superfood ingredients. What makes this smoothie healthy, though? Continue reading to find out.
Cilantro is one of those ingredients that people either love or hate. If you’re on the hate side of the fence, then this smoothie probably isn’t for you. If you love cilantro, then you know how refreshing it can be. It’s a leafy green that aids with the detoxification of heavy metals, but it also provides a lot of vitamin K, which is necessary for circulation and blood clotting. Cilantro also pairs beautifully with lime, one of the featured ingredients in this smoothie. Consuming citrus provides the body with vitamin C, but it also helps promote alkalinity within, as limes have an alkalizing effect after consumption. Ginger, much like cilantro, complements the tart lime flavor. Ginger can settle upset stomach and soothe a sore throat because it offers anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. That’s good news for your immune system!
Don’t worry because this smoothie doesn’t solely consist of lime, cilantro, and ginger. It also contains spinach and banana. The banana provides the sweet balance that the smoothie desperately needs, while the spinach enhances the magnesium, protein, and iron content. Spinach also adds body to the smoothie without altering the flavor. You can think of this smoothie like a thicker limeade that fills you up. If you like this unique creation then let us know in the comments below.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 3/4 c spinach
- 1/4 c fresh cilantro
- 1 c filtered water
- 1 1/2 bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
- 1/2 lime, peeled
- 1/2 -inch piece ginger root, peeled and grated
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into a large cup and enjoy.