Eye-Friendly Green Smoothie Recipe
Last updated: October 2022
When I was younger, I would cringe at the sight of spinach. Never in my wildest dreams would I think of putting cup fulls of it in my smoothies! Boy, have times changed, and I am glad they have. Upon being diagnosed with chronic dry eye, my ophthalmologist recommended a diet overhaul. This meant more greens and omega 3's.
I didn't want it to taste like spinach, and I was pleasantly surprised that even though my cup was full of it, I couldn't taste it! Instead I could taste the fruit and the natural sugar from that. I wanted to share my favorite smoothie recipe that I drink every single morning.
Makes 1 serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for eye-friendly green smoothie
- 3 cups of organic spinach (you can use any kind of green you would like such as kale, arugula, etc.)
- 2 TBSP of organic chia seeds (I chose chia seeds because they are high in antioxidants which can be good for eye health)
- 1 cup of oat milk (I am dairy-free so oat milk is a good alternative for me, but you are always welcome to use whichever kind of milk or liquid you prefer)
- 1 cup of organic blueberries (I chose blueberries out of all the different types of fruit because I like the taste, and according to AARP it was labeled one of the best superfoods for eye health
- 1 ripe banana (I use bananas because they naturally sweeten things, and I don't have to add any other kind of sugar or substitute)
- 1 cup of filtered water (this is to help blend and liquify things)
Directions for eye-friendly green smoothie
- I like to add my spinach first because it takes up most of the space in the blender. You can put the spinach in whole
- Pour in oat milk or any milk that you choose to use
- Then add fruit, bananas, and blueberries
- Add 2 TBSP of chia seeds
- Top with 1 cup of water or more if you like a more loose consistency
- You're ready to blend!
I use a mini bullet blender, and it takes about a minute to get the job done. It is immediately ready for your consumption! I hope that you will try this and if you do, please leave a comment letting me know what you think!
- calories: 452
- carbohydrate: 73g
- cholesterol: 0mg
- fat: 15g
- fiber: 13g
- potassium: 150mg
- protein: 11g
- saturated fat: 2g
- sodium: 158mg
- sugar: 43g
Disclaimer: ChronicDryEye.net does not provide any express or implied warrant toward the content or outcome of any recipe.
Has having dry eye helped you better advocate for yourself?