Thursday, 9 May 2013

Pine-Mint Banana Super Smoothie!

Tonight I was in the mood for a treat, but wanted to keep it really simple, so I created a new smoothie....

Are you in the mood for something yummy?  Don't reach for the biscuits, try out this really simple smoothie.  The herbs are optional, but make a big difference:


1 pineapple  (peeled and diced)
3 bananas  (peeled and sliced)
1 teaspoon of alfalfa*  (buy herbs at Essential Herbal Products
6 peppermint leaves*
8 blocks of ice
200ml filtered water

(Always use organic ingredients when available) 

Place all the above in the blender and blend.  This makes 1 litre, for two large servings or three medium servings.

Healing Benefits:

Pineapple:  vitamin C, anti inflammatory, immune system support, strengthens bones, promotes healthy gums, improves digestion, helps constipation. Rich in vitamin A and beta carotene. Helps with arthritis and gout. Lowers risk of macular degeneration. Bromelain for digestion. Promotes detoxification.

Banana:  potassium for nerve and muscle function. Vitamin C boosts immune system and cell health. Vitamin B6 to grow new cells. Manganese for bone health and metabolism. Fibre for digestion.  Iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline. Trace amounts of amino acids. Carbohydrates for energy.

Alfalfa:  is a 'superfood' containing calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron and zinc. Vitamin A, B1, B12, C, D, E, K, niacin and folic acid.  9 essential amino acids. High in chlorophyll, energy food. Restorative tonic for the digestive, muscular and glandular systems, the liver and kidneys. Treats arthritis and gout. Effective diuretic. Lowers cholesterol.  

Peppermint:  increases memory and alertness. Improves blood circulation, aids digestion. Provides stress relief and increases immunity. Helps headaches. Antiseptic qualities. Helps irritable bowl syndrome. Protects against radiation induced DNA damage and cell death. Helps respiratory concerns. Inhibits prostrate cancer growth.

For healthier living nourish the body...get blending...and start glowing!

Love and Light

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