Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Energizing Green Superfood Smoothie!



I normally love making green juices with raw living foods and lots of leafy greens like kale, spinach or lettuce.  I also like getting in extra green healing superfoods in my day, like organic wheatgrass, moringa, spirulina, and a mix of herbs; I normally take it with water.

So...I was thinking...how could I use these green superfood powders, to make a nutritious, fast, energizing superfood smoothie?  And this is what I came up with.  You don't have to use so many like I have, you can just use one powder.  Here goes:

Ingredients: 

1 Banana or half an avocado
250ml ice cold water or ice
1/2 Teaspoon wheatgrass
1/2 Teaspoon moringa
1/2 Teaspoon spirulina
1 Teaspoon mixed herbs (alfalfa, comfrey, ginseng, dandelion, carrot)
1 Tablespoon of sunflower and flax seed freshly ground (optional, but highly recommended)
Nuts - just a few pecan or walnut or almonds (optional)
2 Dates or honey (optional)
3 Tablespoons of coconut milk or cream (optional)

*This serves one. If you add another banana and more water, you can make this for two, be sure to use a teaspoon of the greens then too.

Instructions:  Place ice water first, then all the green powders, then the seeds and nuts etc, and banana last. If you  place the powders last you will find that it flies everywhere and sticks on the top when the blender starts, this way it will mix better.




Well...I can tell you that this smoothie gives you serious turbo boosting power....haha...it really does!  You can actually feel an amazing increase of energy in your body.  And...your cells will just love it and suck it all up.

Chlorophyll and blue green algae powders are wonderful for revitalizing, regeneration and renewal of the cells.  They offer great protection from radiation too.  There is so much to say about these green superfoods that I will really have to do another post on them some day.

Enjoy The Benefits Of: 

Banana, Sunflower and Flax seeds and Coconut MilkRead the benefits on my previous smoothie post

Avocado:  High in potassium, omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. Rich in fiber.  Boosts immune system. Beautiful skin. Healthy heart, brain and eyes. Anti-inflammatory. Anti-aging. Aids digestion.  Healthy cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Prevents osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Wheatgrass:  Chlorophyll cleanses blood, detoxes and makes skin beautiful. Increases energy and improves digestion.  Slows aging, reduces grey hair, anti-inflammatory. Prevents tooth decay. Purifies liver.  Boost immune system.  Restores fertility.

Moringa:  Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. Rich in calcium, protein and iron. Complete amino acids. Aids hair growth and weight loss. Increases sex drive.  Healthy skin and anti-aging, fights wrinkles and dark circles. Treats depression. Good for minor infections. Reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol.  Controls diabetes, epilepsy, heart problems and thyroid disorders.

Spirulina:  This blue green algae is rich in protein and loaded with anti-oxidants.  Anti-aging and purifies liver. Increases energy and fat burning. Removes heavy metals, boost immune system.  Benefits eye, cardiovascular and brain health.  Alkalizes the body. Relieves allergies.

Alfalfa:  Full of vitamins and minerals. Protects heart and supports kidney and urinary system.  Relieves allergies and lowers cholesterol.  Boosts immune system and increases bone formation.

Comfrey:  Is a great healer of - acne, broken bones, sore muscles, torn cartilage, bruises, scrapes, sprains, strains and minor burns.

Ginseng:  Improves memory and concentration. Helps depression and insomnia. Combats stress and fatigue. Slows Alzheimers. Treats insomnia. Protects against radiation

Dandelion:  Mood enhancer. Skin health. Treats arthritis, eczema and psoriasis. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory. Aids weight loss. Fights anemia. Cleanses kidney.


I buy wheatgrass, moringa and spirulina at a health store or Dischem. I like to buy my mixed herbs from Sue Clarke, at Essential Herbal Products, in Durban North.

If you don't enjoy the taste of these green powders in water, try it in a smoothie.




Enjoy
x



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