The Glowing Green Smoothie
You’ve probably have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is also the first meal of the day and in fact people who can maintain a healthy weight are the ones who eat a healthy breakfast just about every day.
I personally love to start my days with lots of great vegetables and fruits. In fact smoothie is one of the best ways to receive and absorb all the essential nutrients and cleanse your body from free radicals and toxins. You can also add great medicinal herbs and spices to your daily juices and enjoy the most compact, high quality and nutritional plant based smoothie ever!
All you need to make a smoothie is a blender and organic fruits and vegetables. Here are the top organic fruits and vegetables that you can use daily and receive the most essential nutrients that your body needs:
Kale: Kale is a great anti-inflammatory leafy vegetable full of iron, calcium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. In fact kale has more iron than beef and is a great source of fiber that can help to prevent heart disease, arthritis and cancer. Kale is a great superfood that can help digestive and liver problems and get rid of free radicals in the body.
Celery: Celery is an amazing source of essential nutrients and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C and magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid, calcium and essential amino acids. Celery is anti-inflammatory, lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure and help digestion, sexuality and insomnia.
Cabbage: Cabbage is a great antioxidant full of vitamin C that helps you to maintain stronger hair floccules, reduce free radicals, fight cancer and colds and flu and helps Alzheimer’s disease, proper nervous function and can strengthen your immune system.
Carrot: The rich source of beta-carotene in carrots is converted into vitamin A in liver. Carrot is great antiseptic and antioxidant that can cleanse body, fight against cancer, prevent stoke and heart disease and promote healthy skin, healthy teeth and gums.
Raw cacao beans: 80% of Americans have magnesium deficiency that can lead to many chronic illnesses and diseases. Raw cacao is a great antioxidant and amazing source of magnesium, calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E, protein and fiber. Organic raw cacao is a great superfood that can promote cardiovascular health, fight cancer, cleanse body, improve digestion and promote mental and physical health.
Broccoli: Broccoli is a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and fiber. Broccoli is known for its anti-cancerous properties; it also prevents stomach disorders and cures stomach infections. Broccoli can fight breast cancer, especially in women. The phytochemicals found in broccoli called “sulforaphane” activates enzymes that throws carcinogen out of cell before cancer can do any harm. So ladies don’t forget to have your broccoli today!
Goji berries: Goji berries are also amazing source of antioxidants, they have 12 trace of minerals, 18 amino acids, calcium, iron and vitamin A and C. Goji berries improve immune system, eye vision and protect body against aging and Alzheimer's.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon can improve blood-glucose level by increasing insulin sensitivity and lowers cholesterol and triglyceride level. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper both have obesity-fighting capabilities.
Cayenne pepper: Cayenne pepper is a great anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen, has antibacterial properties and helps digestive problems, blood clotting, supports detox and promote weight loss. I always add both cayenne pepper and cinnamon to my morning juices.
Cauliflower: Cauliflower is a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9. Cauliflower is a great source of protein, phosphorus and potassium that can promote cardiovascular health and proper digestion.
Blueberries, cranberries and raspberries: Blueberries, cranberries and raspberries add nice flavor and taste to green smoothies. They are full of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. If you want to stay young forever, they are your anti-aging superfoods.
Peer, kiwi, sweat lemon, and apple: These anti-inflammatory fruits are full of antioxidants and high amount of vitamin C. They also give your juices lots of taste and flavor. I usually use peer and kiwi together. Sometimes I use apple and I juice sweat lemons to use it as base.
Pineapple and lime: The combination of pineapple and lime is just perfect both in terms of taste and nutritional value. Both pineapple and lime are anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and have lots of vitamin C.
Coconut milk and coconut water (for base): Coconut is known for its electrolytes, hydration and anti-inflammatory qualities. During the WW2 coconut was often used to heal wounded soldiers. For those who are vegan, organic coconut milk has vitamin D and B12.