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Love This Smoothie!!!

I love this smoothie to start my day!  Not only is it refreshing and nourishing, it’s great for detoxing too!

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My ingredients for this one….

2 handfuls of baby Kale  (I put mine in the freezer…that way it never goes bad)

1 handful of spinach (opt)

2 handfuls of frozen organic pineapple

2 or 3 drops of Ginger essential oil (then you don’t have to deal with the fibers of fresh)

Splash of pomegranate juice (opt)

Coconut water

4 scoops of my superfood mix! (opt)

Blend and enjoy!

Makes 2 large smoothies!

Superfood Mix Ingredients… I like to mix this up on the weekends and use all week. Cuts down on my prep time when rushing around in the morning.

I add…

Chlorella..Spirulina..Chia Seeds..Hemp Seeds..sometimes ground flax..protein powder..sometimes fiber powder.

 

 

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Fight Inflammation with this Yummy Smoothie!

Heal inflammation from the inside out!  Inflammation creates havoc in your system, and can cause all kinds of issues!  Try this  smoothie, and attack that inflammation!!

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Anti inflammatory smoothie

1 cup berries of your choice (such as blueberries, raspberries, cranberries)
1 compressed cup of leafy greens of your choice (such as kale, spinach)
2 inch (5 cm) piece of ginger
1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon, or more, of fresh chia seeds
Green tea
A little bit of honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (if needed)

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender (add green tea according to your desired consistency). Drink immediately to enjoy the most nutritional benefits.

http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/ultimate-anti-inflammatory-smoothie/?sce

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Benefits and Fun with Watermelon!

imageI love to add watermelon to my smoothies! Get it while you can!

Watch this fun video on how to cut a watermelon!!

http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/video-how-to-cut-watermelon-a-simple-yet-brilliant-technique/

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What Superfoods Have You Tried??

I like to add Maca, among other Superfoods, to my smoothies in the morning.

Benefits of Maca Powder…..

Maca root has been used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years.  Studies have identified four alkaloids present in Maca known to nourish the endocrine system.  Maca root has been used as a stress-fighting adaptogen to increase stamina,  boost libido and combat fatigue.  Maca is a nutrient-dense whole food packed with vitamins, plant sterols as well as many essential minerals, fatty and amino acids.

Suggested Uses:

Smoothies, shakes, and tea

Granola, cereal, and yogurt

Energy bars

Benefits:

Adaptogen

Amino acids

Essential minerals

 

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