Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Berry Yummy Green Smoothie

What better way to start the day than with a high antioxidant, alkalinizing smoothie? I don't think the taste of my smoothies ever significantly change when I put milder greens in them, but if you're not into the whole "green" smoothie thing, just add in greens little by little and stick with the ones that have less of a taste like spinach or mixed greens. If you want you can move on to the big leagues later and ones like dandelion or beet greens, collard, kale, and more.

By breaking them up in the blender, adding greens to your smoothie makes them a lot easier for you to digest and absorb their nutrients. They're high in iron, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, K and lots of the B family. And of course, greens are rich in chlorophyll. I just found out that chlorophyll is almost molecularly identical to hemoglobin, which means that by having your greens, you're actually helping your blood rebuild and clean and replenish itself. Raw foodists known that chlorophyll regenerates our bodies both on the molecular and cellular level, leaving you with great skin, as well as strong insides, be it through your healthier digestive, circulatory, or immune systems.

Here's to a healthy breakfast!


Berry Yummy Green Smoothie
2 bananas*
1C frozen blueberries
huge handful of spinach
1/3-1/2 C water
1 heaping teaspoon of spirulina (optional)

1. Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender, and
slowly add water until you reach the desired consistency
less water obviously means a thicker smoothie (which I prefer)
2. Feel free to add smoothie boosters, for the "his" version, I added
hemp and sprouted brown rice protein powders, and 1/2 scoop of Vega
(adding powders, usually also means adding a tiny bit more water)

*For extra creamyness, I like to use one fresh banana and one frozen banana

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