Friday, April 5, 2019

Raw Smoothies: Health Insurance in a Glass

We don't usually get around to raw fruits and vegetables unless we have a token salad at some point during our week. 

But, it's super easy to have 4-8 servings of raw fruits and veggies, herbs and roots a day without any daily stress. 

First, get an individual-sized Magic Bullet or other pulverizing device. This one (below) is around $32. 

Buy your organic fruits, veggies, herbs and roots and clean and cut them up, mix them up, and put them into small freezer bags so they are ready to use. 

Whirl up your breakfast and it's already in the drinking mug or mix up a snack in seconds. If this is your breakfast and two in-between-meal snacks a day, you've gotten your fiber, micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting and disease- fighting needs met for the day. 

Tip: Keep some bags of frozen fruit on hand for when you need a quick blend - berry mix is great and melons.

Here's some elements of mixes - 

Liquid - water, coconut water, almond milk
Protein - Greek yogurt, nuts, milk
Fiber - chia seeds, raw oats
Veggies - spinach, kale, carrots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, greens
Herbs - cilantro, parsley, ginger root
Fruits - seasonal - watermelon, berries, pineapple, bananas, dates, grapes, mango, peach, orange

My breakfast whirl is raw oats, banana, cinnamon, and almond milk

Dessert-like shake: frozen dates, almond milk, cocoa powder.

Snack mixes: I always use ginger for anti-inflammatory and the heat cuts through "yucky" veggie tastes. 
I also add a sour - in summer I use granny smith apples and in winter I use cranberries. Sour cuts through the taste too. 
I try to mix lots of colors and greens for most nutrient dynamics.

For something everyone will drink - spinach and orange. It sounds weird, but the taste is amazing. Granny smith, cilantro and ginger.

Depending on how you feel health wise, mix it up differently. 
For cleansing - greens. 
For colds and tiredness - ginger and orange.

This is such a simple way to recharge your health. Drinking one of these gives an instant ALIVE feeling, as if every cell is doing a happy dance. It's like caffeine without quickened pulse and super let-down. 

Side effects: healthy skin tones, moister skin, fantastic bowel regularity, diuresis/lowered BP, mental clarity, boosted metabolism, better health, refreshing sleep, clearer vision, and much more!

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