Thursday, September 16, 2010

GREEN SMOOTHIE LOVE

As I might have mentioned few times before (or more like ten) I start my mornings with green smoothie. It consists of one banana, apple or pear, celery, kale or other leafy greens, almond milk and four raw food powders. Taste is ok because at this point I'm used to it and don't mind it at all. Why do I drink it and what are the health benefits? 

Spirulina

Spirulina is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. This form of blue-green, single-celled super-algae offers a concentrated source of complete, balanced protein, with each serving of 1 Tablespoon providing all 8 essential amino acids and over 68% protein by weight. Spirulina also displays high levels of the antioxidants Beta-Carotene and Zeaxanthin, plus immune-supportive elements found in no other food. This incredible green protein powerhouse also displays potent blood-purification properties, and it is one of the only sources of the anti-inflammatory, joint-strengthening super Omega-6 fatty acid, GLA (Gamma-linolenic Acid).

Maca

Considered a favorite among raw foodists, vegetarians, adventurers, extreme athletes and health enthusiasts, Sunfood Maca Powder is an amazing superfood that can provide you with energy, endurance and strength needed for a variety of lifestyle conditions. Maca is a powerful adaptogen with the ability to balance and stabilize your body’s systems, and provide energy without overstimulating. For thousands of years, maca has been the staple superfood in the harsh, cold climates of the high Andes in Peru and is said to have been used by Incan warriors before going into battle, proving it to be an ideal food for your active lifestyle.
Hemp protein

Hemp Protein is a balanced, "whole" protein, rich in essential fatty acids, all ten essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.

Greens Powder

Perfect source for alkalizing your body’s pH level for energy & vitality without stimulants. Complete phytonutrient and antioxidant supplement that works synergistically in your body providing 49 different super foods, extracts and concentrates including supergreens, organic fruits & vegetables, probiotics, soluble and insoluble fibers, herbs, spices, natural flavonoids and enzymes. 

Benefits include increased energy levels without stimulants, boosts the immune system, improved digestion, balancing healthy blood sugar levels, promotes mental & cognitive acuity, alkalize and balance body pH, promote healthy heart & liver function, reduce inflammation, detoxify and promote overall wellness. 

Banana

Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and manganese. More in-depth info about bananas here.

Almond Milk

Great source of magnesium, potassium and Vitamin E. 

I make one huge pitcher and drink it all at once, but you can also store it in your refrigerator for up to two days, or freeze it.

Cheers to health, mate!

1 comment:

  1. You've inspired me to try this magical potion! Girl, if you feel like you belong in Cali, then come out, we will be here waiting with open arms for you. Life here is great, the weather is great and everyone has a good vibe. I think you guys should do it!

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