Alkalise Your Diet with Green Smoothies
Adding a Green Smoothie to our diet each day helps us to eat lightly with a focus on fresh fruits and green vegetables high in iron and antioxidants. This way our body receives fast easily digestible nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are alkaline and help to keep your body PH in balance. Most people don’t have enough vegetables in their diet. So adding some spinach, kale, broccoli or herbs such as parsley or coriander or cilantro into your smoothie is a great way to boost your nutrition. And it’s a great way to start the day. Easy to digest and quickly assimilated by the body.
Iron – Anemia and your Green Smoothie
Many people and in particular woman, due to our monthly menstruation cycle are iron deficient and thus suffer from a level of iron deficient anemia. Iron deficient anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. Having iron deficient anemia can make you feel tired, have cold hands and feet, be pale, have brittle nails, headaches and a feeling of weakness. Drinking daily green smoothies can help in keeping healthy iron levels. Adding a big handful of fresh spinach leaves plus a kiwi fruit for added vitamin C will increase iron absorption. Adding foods rich in vitamin C can triple our absorption of iron. If you’re pregnant better to use kiwi fruit, paw paw, papaya or goji berries for that vitamin C. Oranges may adversely affect your pregnancy PH.
please scroll down for lots of great nutritional tips to boost your nutrition in one green smoothie blast a day.
Fresh Produce From Natures Garden Is Best
Nature had given us an abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables that if eaten regularly will keep our bodies strong and healthy. As mentioned Spinach Leaves are Great for iron. Fresh and Organic or spray-free from local markets is best wherever possible. I’m sharing what I put in my green smoothie today, scroll down for the recipe.
Roughage and Regular Bowel Movements
Juicing is good, but green smoothie’s are better. Nothing is wasted. The whole fruit or vegetable is used in a green smoothie. This means that we are getting fibre which will keep the bowel swept clean. A clean bowel with regular bowel movements daily or twice daily is a sign of health.
Vary it With In Season Fruits
Every day my green smoothie varies depending on what is in the fridge or the garden and what is in season. Avocado and bananas give a lovely smooth texture to the smoothie, keeping it wholesome. Choose local fruits and vegetables in season as they are the freshest.
Make It Green
It is so easy to grow greens in your garden or in a tub if you’re in a unit. Spinach leaves, Chinese greens, cilantro (coriander), parsley, celery, mint, broccoli, lettuce and cabbage, gotu-kola to name a few.
Gotu Kola on the Go
Gotu kola has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. It was used to heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and treat skin conditions. It grows like a weed in my garden which is GREAT. Gotu kola is a mild adaptogen, is mildly antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, anxiolytic, a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, a diuretic, nervine and vulnerary.
A legendary saying in reference to Gotu Kola is: ‘2 leaves a day keeps the doctor away‘
Pick a handful of greens, roughly chop and toss into the blender – go green.
Love Your Body Back to Health
Remember to Love yourself and Honor your beautiful body as it is the TEMPLE of your SOUL.
To be successful in life it helps to have a healthy strong body. So take advantage of all the delicious fresh produce at your doorstep and support our organic farmers.
Add Extra Zest And Power
You can add power foods to your green smoothie or keep it simple. Power foods and essential oils boost stamina while adding extra goodies.
Essential Oils In Your Green Smoothie
I love to add Young Living Essential Oils to my smoothie’s, they add Zing and increase the antioxidant qualities. The citrus oils are rich in d-limonene which has been shown in many scientific studies now to reverse cancer in rats – thus has anti- cancer and anti-tumoral qualities.
The citrus oils of Orange, Tangerine, Citrus Fresh (YL blend) and Lemon are particularly high. Slique Essence is a blend e Oils from Young Living which supports weight loss. Oils can help cleanse the lymph and gut. Check out my essential oils site here
Boost It Up with NingXia Red +
NingXia Red Anti-oxidant whole fruit drink with essential oils can boost your smoothie to a real morning blast. Yep, Boost it right up. For added minerals try adding Mineral Essence (an ionic mineral supplement) 4 squirts…available from Young Living’s amazing Health range.
I also add Macca Powder 1 tsp (a powdered Peruvian root veggie that boosts libido, stamina, has B12 and protein), Chia Seeds 1tablespoon pre-soaked for 10 mins in water (High is fibre, calcium, protein Omega 3 and potassium and antioxidants).
An absolute MUST is a Tablespoon for each person of Organic Raw CoConut Oil. So many health benefits here too.
I also often add Coconut water to my smoothie instead of milk which is heavy, fatty and mucous producing in my body.
So Get creative – Go GREEN and Enjoy the EXTRA ENERGY.
My recipe is below but really, make up your own recipe – it is so easy. Just use a good high powered blender (square shape is good) or a nutri-bullet.
You can buy very expensive ones that really work extra well, but a square glass blender or nutri-bullet does just fine. Bon Appetite!
Todays Green Smoothie Recipe for 2
1/2 Papaya – Paw Paw
1 Mango (in summer) or an apple
A bunch of greens including fresh organic kale, parsley, basil and celery with tops and some fresh mint and gotu kola herbs from my garden.
5-10 or so macadamia nuts/walnuts
2 tlbs Organic CoConut Oil
1/2 Banana or 1/2 avocado (creamy texture)
1 carrot chopped
2 drops Tangerine YL Essential Oil
2 drops of Lemon YL Essential Oil
60 mls of NingXia Red Antioxidant drink from Young Living (optional)
Filtered rain water, spring water or coconut water to right consistency
Chop all roughly and put in blender slowly then on high until creamy.
Blended with Love….Soraya Saraswati….