What's In Your Smoothie?
Developing a routine of cleansing with smoothies or juicing it's important to
remember the primary purpose of preparing and adding smoothies to your
Smoothies provide a boost of vitamins and minerals into your
blood stream while cleansing and regulating your entire digestive system.
This can become a lifestyle choice, when selecting your choices of
vegetables and fruit with the purpose of healing your body, or to
incorporate as preventive care and overall good, general health.
Smoothies should include green vegetables and fruit, including the skin
of fruit, and creating your own smoothies, means you are not ingesting
added sugars and preservatives into your system from over the counter
drinks, that are labeled "smoothies"
It's highly recommended that no more than 8 - 12 ounces of blended juices daily, be taken in, and it is also recommended that drinking a smoothie twice a week is sufficient, unless you are trying to detox and that should be discussed with your doctor.
Here's a Recipe I've been following, and it seems to work for me.
I used this recipe during our Health and Wellness Nutrition Seminar at Turner Memorial , with an explanation of the benefits from each ingredient added for great digestive health and anti-inflammatory benefits. )
In a 70 oz smoothie container Add:
2 large hand-fulls of fresh or frozen spinach for protein, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B6, B12 and E.
2 chilled bananas for potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium
1/2 cup of alkaline or bottled water, these items produce a green smoothie.
To this green smoothie, Add:
2 cups of fresh or frozen pineapples (Bromeliads fight inflammation)
For added sweetness, (Optional) 1 cup frozen or fresh mango
Blend and add
3 cups of blueberry, blackberry and raspberry, for fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6,
To this you can add Sun Warrior Plant Based Protein Powder, which you can order from Amazon. Please use our Turner Amazon Smile link, when ordering. Remember to join us for Serenity Yoga every Thursday, at 6 pm to help warm up our joints and loosen our muscles as we move into our Fall season and cooler weather. We'll see you on the chair and on the mat!
Enjoy slowly sipping an 8 oz glass and refrigerate the remainder. Be sure to stir the remaining smoothie to incorporate the fiber which visibly rises to the top after an hour in the refrigerator. This combination is a good source of energy while working as an anti-inflammatory knee and joint health and strength provider.