Hot and Spicy Green Smoothie

Hot and Spicy Green SmoothieEvery once in a while I find myself in the mood for a hot and spicy smoothie. In order to heat up my smoothies I simply add a little chili powder or cayenne pepper.

If you haven’t tried a hot smoothie, I encourage you to give it a whirl. Besides being a nice change of pace, spices such as chili powder offer their own unique health benefits.

Chili powder is rich in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A supports your eyesight and the health of your bones, teeth, and skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, boosts your immune system, and helps in recovery from injury. Chili powder is also rich in the minerals potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron and contains a little zinc, manganese, and selenium.

As an anti-inflammatory, chili powder can bring relief to achy joints as well as arthritic swelling and pain. Chili powder has also been shown to support a healthy cardiovascular system, clear congestion, help with blood sugar, and act as a natural pain reliever.

Don’t just spice up your smoothies, sprinkle a little chili powder into other dishes for more pronounced health benefits.

Not a fan of hot and spicy? Simply omit the chili powder and enjoy a delicious and highly nutritious green smoothie.

This recipe call for 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder, which isn’t a lot, if you really like it hot use up to 1 teaspoon or more. Enjoy!

Hot and Spicy Green Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 cup baby spinach (or kale)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey

The Add-ons

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein or green superfood powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca and/or cacao
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 338
  • Fat: 24g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Vitamin A: 11% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 43% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 292% RDA
  • Calcium: 10% RDA
  • Iron: 16% RDA

I’d love to know if you tried this hot and spicy green smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

, , , , , ,

Comments are closed.