May 1, 2015

Spring Smoothies Make Terrific Breakfasts

Life is full. As the days grow longer and we start to be more active, it's as important as ever to start our days with a protein-packed breakfast. Try these smoothies to ease digestion, strengthen the body, mind, and spirit for the day ahead, and embrace spring.

These smoothies are also an ideal way to refuel after a workout, hike, or bike ride. For those of use who need extra protein to support healthy pregnancy or maintain long-term energy during physical activity, this vegan protein powder is an excellent option.

Each of these smoothies provides beneficial pro-biotic bacteria with ingredients such as kombucha. They also contain pre-biotic ingredients, such as papaya and flaxseed meal, to nourish that good gut bacteria.

Food is medicine. Learn to use it wisely. Breathe into the present moment and appreciate life for a moment before you sip your healing beverage. 

Digest-Ease Smoothie


Blueberries are high in antioxidants, spinach is rich in fiber and minerals, almond butter provides protein and is pre-biotic, kombucha is pro-biotic, and spirulina micro-algae help to cleanse the lymphatic system. Here's to your health!

You will need:

2 cups blueberries - fresh or frozen
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 teaspoon each: cinnamon and cardamom
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 cup kombucha

Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.

Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie


Turmeric stops the body's inflammatory response, ginger warms the digestive system, papaya provides potent digestive enzymes, walnuts are rich in ellagic acid to nourish the brain, and flax seed is pre-biotic. What a potent combination!

You will need:
 
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup dried, unsweetened papaya, soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes
¼ cups walnuts
½ inch fresh turmeric root
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup flaxseed meal

Boil a bit of water and soak the papaya in a bowl.
Chop ginger and turmeric.
Drain papaya water.

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy!

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1 comment:

Customer recommendations for House cleaning Warwick NY site info said...

I’ve never had a papaya before, but I think it time I try one. This smoothie looks absolutely delicious and refreshing.

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