Many of you have asked me what fruits or vegetables and herbs I would reccomend for a Power Smoothie, so I have come up with a list of my favorites and the great health benefits they can have on your body. Note this information is in no way intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.
Apple- An apple a day keeps the doctor away or so the old adtage goes, this fruit has over 347 nutrients is loaded with fiber is low on the glycemic index and tastes delicious, so of course get your apple a day.
Avacado- This is acutally a fruit and contains essential fatty acids or omega’s that your body needs to burn fat. It is also loaded with fiber and some studies have shown that it can lower cholesterol and triglycerides. It is a fruit with a very low glycemic index so diabetics can partake. So put a slice of Avacado with your next smoothie.
Basil-This flavorful herb has been shown to help prevent vericose veins and help with weight loss. It does have a strong flavor so when juicing with this herb a little will go a long way, remember to use it in pesto, bruchetta, spegehtti sauces, salad dressings and more. You are only limited by your imagination on this one.
Blueberries- This berry is by far my favorite berry to add to any fruit or vegetable smoothie. They are loaded with antioxidants which are cancer fighters. They are also help as an anti-inflammatory. Studies show that eating one half cup of blueberries a day can keep your memory sharp and help prevent alzheimers. These are a must in any smoothie or power drink.
Cabbage- Red Cabbage is my favorite it is loaded full of anti-oxidants, loads of fiber, and studies show that it can help to prevent colon cancer by 70% if eaten at least 2 times a week in your diet.
Carrots- Another favorite as they help prevent cancer as well as heart disease. One big carrot a day has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by 70%.
Ginger- This herb aids in digestion, improves circulation, can help curbe symptoms of nausea. It will warm someone up that always seems cold. Ginger has a powerful flavor so a little bit goes a long way.
Kale- Kale contains powerful photochemicals that prevent against several types of cancer. It is also high in Calcium and protein dont forget how much fiber to keep your system moving and working properly.
I also like to use tea as a liquid base for many of my smoothies. Green tea, raspberry tea, chamomile, these give you a bit of liquid on the bottom to start with especially for very fibourous recipes.
I also encourage you to add protien powder especially if using smoothies as a meal. My favorite is an organic rice protien as I am unable to use soy or whey. You may email me for information on this if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
These are just a few of the ones I enjoy, experiment with your own and let me know what you come up with.
HAPPY WHOLE FOOD JUICING!
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