Be Simple

You wanted a smoothie that tasted good and was healthy, while using 5 ingredients or less. Behold! The creation that is... Be Simple!

Throw in some frozen pineapple instead of fresh (money saver!), and cut back a little on the ice to get the same consistency.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Combine the spinach and water in the blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the ice, and blend for 60 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Add the ice and blend for 10-20 seconds or until it reaches your desired consistency.

Health

  • Acne
    Zinc, Zn

    The nutrient zinc appears to be effective in reducing symptoms of acne when ingested regularly. Although the positive effects can be small, it clearly helps.

  • Depression
    Zinc, Zn

    There's a notable depression reduction in those who are resistant to depression treatment, and used zinc as an add-on to help improve their symptons while using anti-depressant medication. Minor improvements to mood and depressive symptons were seen in others.

  • Migraine
    Riboflavin

    Riboflavin (also known as Vitamin B2) appears to greatly reduce frequency of migraines. It also notably reduces the intensity of migraines, but the optimal amount isn't known yet as most studies used 400mg, but one study found similar improvements with just 25mg.

  • Weight Loss
    Energy, Kcal

    Subjects who were fed more energy than baseline energy gained weight without any changes in energy expenditure.

  • Lower Blood Pressure
    Magnesium, Mg

    Using magnesium shows a significant reduction in blood pressure, assuming one of two conditions is met. Either the subject is deficient in magnesium already, or the subject has a blood pressure of 140/90 or above. A deficiency in magnesium was not a requirement for the subjects to reduce their blood pressure.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 glass ({$ ctrl.userServingSize $} fl oz) (change)
fl oz
Servings {$ ctrl.servings $}
Amount Per Serving
Calories {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.energy_kcal.value $}
Calories from Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calories_from_fat.value $}
Total Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.total_lipid_fat.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.total_lipid_fat.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.total_lipid_fat $}
Saturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_saturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_saturated.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.fatty_acids_total_saturated $}
Monounsaturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_monounsaturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_monounsaturated.units $}
Polyunsaturated Fat {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_polyunsaturated.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fatty_acids_total_polyunsaturated.units $}
Cholesterol {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.cholesterol.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.cholesterol $}
Sodium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sodium_na.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.sodium_na $}
Potassium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.potassium_k.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.potassium_k $}
Total Carbohydrate {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.carbohydrate_by_difference.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.carbohydrate_by_difference.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.carbohydrate_by_difference $}
Dietary Fiber {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fiber_total_dietary.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.fiber_total_dietary.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.fiber_total_dietary $}
Sugars {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.sugars_total.units $}
Protein {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.protein.units $}
Vitamin A {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_a_rae.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_a_rae $}
Vitamin C {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_c_total_ascorbic_acid $}
Calcium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.calcium_ca.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.calcium_ca $}
Iron {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.iron_fe.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.iron_fe $}
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Vitamins
Choline {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.choline_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.choline_total.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.choline_total $}
Folate {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.folate_total.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.folate_total $}
Niacin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.niacin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.niacin $}
Riboflavin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.riboflavin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.riboflavin $}
Thiamin {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.thiamin.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.thiamin $}
Vitamin B-12 {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_12.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_12.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_b_12 $}
Vitamin B-6 {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_6.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_b_6.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_b_6 $}
Vitamin D {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_d.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_d.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_d $}
Vitamin E {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_e_alpha_tocopherol $}
Vitamin K {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.vitamin_k_phylloquinone.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.vitamin_k_phylloquinone $}
Minerals
Copper {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.copper_cu.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.copper_cu.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.copper_cu $}
Magnesium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.magnesium_mg.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.magnesium_mg $}
Phosphorus {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.phosphorus_p.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.phosphorus_p $}
Selenium {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.selenium_se.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.selenium_se $}
Zinc {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.zinc_zn.units $} {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.dailyvalues.zinc_zn $}
Other
Caffeine {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.caffeine.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.caffeine.units $}
Theobromine {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.theobromine.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.theobromine.units $}
Water {$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.water.value $}{$ ctrl.recipe.nutrition.water.units $}
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.