We’re back this week with another delicious smoothie recipe, courtesy of local registered dietitian Carlene Thomas of Healthfully Ever After. Her recipe for a cantaloupe concoction with strawberries, spinach, and chia seeds makes for a refreshing spring treat.
Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamins C and A, and you’ll get double the dose with the strawberries. Spinach adds a boost of phytonutrients that function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. And just one tablespoon of chia seeds packs in healthy fats, protein, and fiber.
Serving size: 1
Nutrition per serving: 128 calories, 4.8 grams fat, 24.1 milligrams sodium, 6.5 grams carbohydrate, 2.1 grams sugar, 6.5 grams fiber, 4.1 grams protein.
1 cup spinach, loosely packed
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
¼ cup strawberries, chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Toss all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.