Green / Red smoothie for any time of the day

Written by Jo Ann Prior

Green smoothie / Red Smoothie ( ENJOY my Breakfast smoothie any time of the day )

 

In a blender / Nutrabullet add:

coconut water / or almonds in water

Or just  Add filtered water to dilute or mix to up with. 

Add the water first so you can soak the seeds and nuts. ( allow 10mins)

1 Tbsp Spirulina

2 Tbsp Chia seeds or flaxseed

1 Tsp Cacao Powder

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

½ cup pineapple

 

Red Smoothie

 

1 Tbsp Spirulina

2 Tbsp Chia seeds or flaxseed

1 Tsp Cacao Powder

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

½ cup Blueberries

½ Cup Raspberries

½ cup Strawberries

 

Extras for both – but build up to the extras

 

½  pear

½ small Avocado

1 tbsp Pepitas ( pumpkin seeds )

1 date / drizzle of organic honey.

4 Almonds 

1 tbsp Buckwheat seeds

Psyllium husks 1 heaped spoon 

 

This drink is for everyone who needs an immune system boost. It contains Protein, Minerals, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Enzymes, Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory compounds all in a solid drink that will provide heaps of energy. DRINK WATER

 

Below is the Nutrition factors in the drink – some are simplified due to their huge number of nutrients in each spoonful. ENJOY

 

For extra info Health benefits of coconut water

  • Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, and minerals to replenish hydration levels within the body.
  • Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
  • Coconut water has been generally offered to patients with diarrhea in many tropic regions to replace the fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract and reduce the need for intravenous therapy. The osmolarity of tender coconut water is slightly greater than that of WHO recommended ORS (Oral Rehydration Therapy) osmolarity. Presence of other biological constituents like amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and fatty acids may account for this higher osmolarity. However, unlike WHO-ORS, its water is very low in sodium and chlorides, but rich in sugars and amino acids. This well-balanced fluid composition with much-needed calories would be an ideal drink than any other brand of soft drink beverages in dehydration conditions. 
  • Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism.
  • Despite very light consistency, its water has much better composition of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc than some of the fruits like oranges.
  • Its water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that the human body requires them from external sources to replenish.
  • Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium. 100 ml of water has 250 mg of potassium and 105 mg of sodium. Together, these electrolytes help replenish electrolyte deficiency in the body due to diarrhea (loose stools).
  1. Increases the Natural Defenses of the body
  2. Provides nourishment to the eyes and the brain.
  3. Promotes metabolism with bio-available ingredients
  4. Promotes the Cell structure of the body
  5. Promotes natural Serum cholesterol.
  6. Lowers the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  7. Promotes the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney.
  8. Beautifies the skin
  9. Promotes energy
  10. Promotes proper digestion
  11. Acts as an antioxidant
  12. Takes care of the immune system of the body
  13. Promotes healthy circulatory system
  14. It is an anti-inflammatory
  15. Gives a feeling of general wellness
  16. Supports the normal sugar levels of the body.
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