My latest craze.....
I'm sure you're used to hearing "strawberries and chocolate" together, or "strawberries and cream" as companion foods, but strawberries and romaine lettuce... in a smoothie.....
a "Strawberry and Romaine Lettuce Smoothie"? I must be kidding right? Nope! I'm not kidding you... If you like strawberries and romaine lettuce, then you must try this delicious treat! This smoothie is super easy to make and is packed with tons of nutrients!
Sharron's Strawberry and Romaine Smoothie
I just take a.......
1/2 cup a strawberries
1 bunch of organic romaine lettuce (organic baby mixed romaine leaves or a head of red or green organic romaine works as well)
1 cup of purified water/reverse osmosis water or coconut water
juice of 1/2 lemonBlend all ingredients, garnish with a strawberry and mint leave and serve! .... Viola!
TIP: Blending raw foods breaks the food down to a cellular level allowing for maximum nutrient absorption.
In case you DON'T know...
Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, Fiber, Folate and Potassium. They are also mildly anti-inflammatory (provided you are not allergic to them.)
Although Romaine Lettuce is not a dark leafy green, don't sleep on this green! Believe it or not, its packed with protein with 7.7 grams per head. It is also a complete protein! That means that it has all 8 essential amino acids.
Romaine Lettuce is also rich in: Calcium- One head of romaine has 206mg of calcium; Omega-3s; Vitamin C; Iron (apx. 6mg per head); B-vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9 and contains water. One head of romaine provides 16% of your daily water needs with about 20 ounces of water per head!
Its also a rich source of vitamins A and K, is low in oxalic acid and contains copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc.