The 3 major goodies of a nectarine:
- Beta-carotine — enables your body to produce vitamin A, which is essential for bone development
- Vitamin C — important antioxidant to protect your body from illness and disease.
- Lutein — for healthy eyes and skin. Helps destroy the presence of free radicals in your body, which could reduce chances of chronic disease and cancer.
Here’s my Green Smoothie with Nectarine:
8 ounces apple juice
2 tsp chia seeds
1 scoop Vanilla Big Train Fit Frappe protein powder
2 small handfuls of spinach
1 small stick of celery
Blend. Enjoy! (Makes 2 servings.)
So so yummy. The nectarine really added a sweetness to it. My 4 year old Jessie has been staring at my green smoothies every morning for almost 2 weeks now. And every morning I would ask her if she wanted a sip. She’d look at the green drink and politely say, “No thanks Mom.” This morning was different. When Jessie overheard me talking about how delicious this morning’s smoothie was she asked me if she could try it. YES. Finally! I’ve been very patient… And.. and… she liked it! And we giggled about Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham — “Say! I like green smoothies! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!” It’s so great to see my new healthy habits are rubbing off on the kids.