Monday, 20 May 2013

The Super Beauty Breakfast Smoothie!



Today I want to share with you a delicious breakfast smoothie.  It can be made with only a few of the ingredients (*) if you want it really simple, however, I love my spices and like to add extras for good nutrition. This smoothie has great beauty benefits, and will pack you with energy for the day.....

It is my very own recipe that I have created, my husband just loves it!  It is yummy, so we make up just more than 1 litre and split it.  Place the following in a blender and blend:


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon almonds*
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil (or coconut)
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder*
1 pinch nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
6 heaped tablespoons raw rolled oats*
1 tablespoon raw honey
3 large bananas*
8 ice blocks *
300ml of filtered water*


(Always use organic ingredients when available) 

Benefits

Sunflower seeds: controls cell damage, strong bones. Vitamin e combats uv rays, keeps skin youthful. An enemy of cancer, it eases all inflammation.  Lowers bad cholesterol preventing heart attack.

Almonds: of all tree nuts, almonds rank highest in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin. Magnesium and potassium. Good heart health. Prebiotic properties - contributes to health in the gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics are non-digestible food substances, which serve as food for good bacteria in the intestinal tract, maintaining healthy balance.

Coconut:  anti aging. Weight loss. Regulates blood sugar. Increases metabolic rate. Acts as anti inflammatory in the digestive tract. Antibacterial. Thyroid support and so much more....

Raw cacao powder:  anti aging and rejuvenating. Anti depressant, balances mood.  Cardiovascular health, dilates blood vessels reducing clotting. Regulates blood pressure. Protects from environmental and metabolic toxins. Reduces appetite, assists weight loss. Increase focus and alertness. Healthy pancreas.

NutmegPotassium, calcium, iron and manganese. Clear skin. Relieves digestion. Protects teeth and gums. Combined with cinnamon, makes a powerful antiseptic, anti microbial paste.  Brain power, shields against degenerative disease. Relieves muscle and joint pain. Improves blood circulation.

Cinnamon:  anti aging, anti inflammatory. Boosts brain activity. Regulates blood sugar. Fights cancer. Protects heart. 

Rolled Oats:  Has greater health benefits than instant oats which is over processed. Low calorie, stops cravings. High in fiber and protein. Removes bad cholestrol. Contains lignans which protect against heart disease and cancer. Enhances immune response to disease.

Honey:  prevents cancer and heart disease. Reduce ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders. Antibacterial, anti fungal. Increase athletic performance. Regulates blood sugar. Probiotic. Creates beautiful skin.

Bananas: 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.

Ladies, beauty starts from the inside out.  You are what you eat! Remember to keep it real with natures foods, but also by using natural body products and makeup too.  


Be Beautiful Naturally!

Jess
Love and Light
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