Spinach is often recognized as one of the functional foods for its nutritional, antioxidant and cancer-fighting constituents. Fresh leaves are rich in vitamins A & C, as well as flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthan and beta-carotene. Very low in calories & fats, spinach also contains a good amount of soluble dietary fiber.
1 handful fresh baby spinach
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/3 English cucumber, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup orange juice
1-2 T fresh minced ginger, to taste
Ice cubes, as needed
Combine all ingredients in a blender; purée on high speed until smooth. Add a few ice cubes and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Makes 2 servings.
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