SO WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH SMOOTHIES and WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR YOU?

SMOOTHIES ARE: 

  • Chock full of vitamins, enzymes and minerals

  • Easy to digest, which mean optimal assimilation of your nutrients

  • Great for stabilizing blood sugar (you will see each smoothie here has a healthy fat, and fat is key for blood sugar stabilization)

  • A fabulous way to consume a variety of different fruits or vegetables at one time

  • Terrific for cleansing the body of toxicity

  • An easy way to add more fiber to your diet for optimal bowel function

  • Smoothies will give you more energy & are the best on-the-go meal known to man.

WHY IS BLENDING YOUR SMOOTHIE BENEFICIAL?

The health of your body depends on your digestion. When you blend your foods, you are supporting the digestion process. Your body does not have to work so hard to break down the nutrients as they are in a pre-digestible state.

Did you know that 80% of your energy is spent digesting and assimilating your nutrients? So why not support your body to do less work?

Instead of having to prepare and eat cup after cup of healthy greens or fruits, you are packing them into one nutrient-dense smoothie. 

HOW TO CHOOSE A BLENDER:

  • Vitamix is a super-powerful blender with a very strong motor that not only can blend smoothies, but also can make nut butters and even soups; however, it is an investment at around $499.

  • Blentec is another option similar to Vitamix and costs about $350.

  • Nutribullet is an amazing alternative as it costs only $99.

  • A blender at Costco, Wal-Mart or Target will typically cost you around $20.

Remember any blender is amazing because we want you to start drinking smoothies to support your body for ultimate health.

 

MAKING THE ULTIMATE SMOOTHIE

THE BASICS

  1. Choose the liquid – water, coconut water or a dairy-free milk

  2. Choose your greens – kale, spinach, parsley, Swiss chard, collards or lettuce

  3. Choose your fruit – banana, apple, berries, mango and more

  4. Choose your fat/protein – hemp seeds, hemp protein, nut butters, avocado, coconut oil, flax or chia seeds

  5. Superfoods – maca, raw cacao, bee pollen, shredded coconut, goji berries and more

  6. Choose a protein if you are using a shake as a meal replacement/pre or post workout shake

TODAY IS THE DAY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

I was a chronic breakfast skipper thinking that by skipping the first meal of the day, I’d be cutting calories - instead I was confusing my metabolism causing myself to over eat throughout the day. Once I began to incorporate a morning smoothie I was able to ditch my need for a morning soda and started to see the scale drop!  

 

9 SMOOTHIES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

 

STRAWBERRY BLISS

  • 1 cup coconut water or almond milk

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries or any mixed berries

  • 1 banana

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Stevia or raw honey to sweeten

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

  • Scoop of Fiberwise (if not using flax or chia seeds)

A GINGERBREAD COOKIE

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds

  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup of spinach

  • 1 Tablespoon of almond butter

  • Stevia to taste (optional)

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

KIDNEY NOURISHING SMOOTHIE (* Cucumbers are a wonderful kidney cleanser and provide you with bounds of energy.)

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 1⁄2 large cucumber peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries

  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon raw, organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

CRANBERRY SWEETNESS BLISS SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk

  • 1 cup of mixed berries

  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cranberry juice concentrate

  • 1⁄4 avocado

  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds

  • 1 Teaspoon ginger

  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

GINGERBREAD HOUSE SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

  • 2 Tablespoons honey or stevia

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

CHOCOLATE BANANA BLISS SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/2 cup kale

  • 2 Tablespoons cashew butter or almond butter

  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey or stevia

  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of chocolate protein (optional)

MOOD STABILIZER

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries

  • 1 Teaspoon maca or moringa powder

  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter

  • 1 handful of spinach

  • 1 Tablespoon raw, organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

NEED MORE NOURISH ENERGY SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp or rice milk

  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1 banana

  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal or chia seeds

  • Stevia to taste (optional)

  • Ice (optional)

  • Scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

MANGO DREAM

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup coconut water

  • 2 leaves kale or Swiss chard, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 avocado

  • 1/2 cup mango chunks (the freezer section is great for this)

  • Ice (optional)

 

 

LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME ONCE YOU BEGIN DRINKING YOUR SMOOTHIES – TRUST ME!

 

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