What is the most important thing I’ve learned at school over the past 12 months?
Drink more water and eat more greens. Okay, that is technically two but lucky for you they’re both included in this next nutritional recommendation. If you’re interested in learning about the benefits of adequate water consumption, click here and for information on why leafy greens are important, this will help explain things.
Green smoothies are the easiest way I can think of to get a huge dose of vegetables into your diet. When starting your day of with one of these diddy’s you’re paving the way towards a full day of health eating. The sugar content is extremely low because the only sweet ingredient included is fruit which is naturally occurring. With a dash of complex carbohydrates and a whole lot of fiber, green smoothies will help stabilize your blood sugar levels and prevent ravenous cravings later in the day. Green smoothies are alkanalizing and are busting with vitamins and minerals. Here is a recipe to get you started but the beauty of green smoothies is that the combinations are endless…as are the health benefits.
The Health Junction Green Combustion
- 2-3 cups of leafy greens. I like mixing red leaf lettuce and kale.
- handful of frozen blueberries
- half a banana
- stalk of celery
- 1/4th avocado
- 1 scoop of vega energizing smoothie powder (I like the Choc-a-Lot Flavour)
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk + 1 cup of water
- Cinnamon (optional)
- A couple of tbsp’s of hemp, flax, or chia seeds (optional)
Throw ingredients in the blender – it’s best to layer the denser foods (frozen blueberries, celery) on the bottom and the lighter ingredients on the top. Pour in water and almond milk last. I usually start blending on the ice crushing setting of my blender but do whatever works best with your home blender.
Pour into a large glass and sprinkle with some cinnamon. This contains 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables!
THE DAILY DL (Dalai Lama)
“Each of us has two “doctors”—the left and the right leg.”
– Vilcabamban philosophy on the importance of walking
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