Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run.
These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job and dealing with extreme bouts of fatigue and fibromyalgia, I have opted for nutritious herbal smoothies instead of preparing a big breakfast during the week. As long as my smoothie has a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber I am good to go. This is the very opposite of what most people do today.
It’s unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of refined carbs and sugars was a good thing. But it is not correct for a few reasons. The most important reason is that when you get up in the morning your body should begin the purging process to get rid of all the food you ate the day before. Your digestive system wants to evacuate but you just shove more processed food into it which is like putting your finger over the end of a hose that is turned on. The only thing you’re accomplishing is a buildup of toxins that will be reabsorbed internally and begin to make you sick over time.
So I made a choice to drink at least 3 green smoothies a week and work my way to one a day and then 2 a day if possible. My family and I enjoy smoothies 1 to 3 times a day and here is one of my favorite recipes I hope you will enjoy.
2 cups of homemade organic coconut milk, organic almond or raw milk
4 organic pitted dates (un-sulfured), I like this brand
1 small banana
1 stalk of kale
1 cup of organic spinach leaves, sprouts or fresh dandelion
1 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries or berry blend
Optional – 1/2 teaspoon of grass-fed gelatin I like this brand.
For added protein and fiber use 1 teaspoon of organic chia seeds or 2 Tbsp. of sprouted oats and some pumpkin seeds or a handful of almonds.
Adjust liquid as needed to reach a thick but drinkable consistency.
Blend it all together and enjoy! For better digestion make sure you chew a few gulps. Chewing activates digestive enzymes which are important for nutrient absorption.
Drink immediately and freeze any portion you did not drink to use as smoothie ice cubes the next time you are up for a blended breakfast!
Blessings and may the greens be with you. 🙂
The content in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any views or opinions written in this post should not be taken as fact or professional advice.
This looks absolutely delicious. I’ll make it tomorrow. Looking for other smoothie recipes, also. Thank you for always having great information.
Thanks. Yes its very good. Be sure to check out the related articles at the bottom of this post for two more recipes. Blessings
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I finally tried this smoothie with a bit of a variation and was amazed at how delicious this is. I’m going to make one every morning for a few weeks and see how much better I feel. I’ll try other versions also. Thank you – again – for excellent information. This is pretty amazing stuff. Blessings to you.
Thats great. I am glad you liked it. There are some other fabulous smoothies you can make using sprouts that are just as yummy. I made one for us this morning using a banana, 1 cup of frozen mangoes, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of organic clover sprouts, 1 teaspoon of organic wheatgrass powder, some spinach, water and a spoon of raw honey. It was delicious.
Blessings to you!
Green is Good and its the best thing you can do for your health.
This is a fantastic site. Very glad I found it. I am huge fan of green smoothies and have been sharing the green goodness with anyone that will listen and willing to give this great nutrition a try. I am going to give this immune boosting recipe a shot and add it to by little black ‘overstuffed’ recipe box to be sure to make again and share. I don’t think my email subscription went through due to a technical difficutlty, will try later to day, however in the meantime would you please be so kind to add me so I can receive the wonderful nutritional health news, updates ect. from this extraordinary site.
Big Thanks and Best Regards!
Thank You for your wonderful comment and please do share any smoothie recipes you may have with us so we can post them and give you credit for them. I cant live without them, matter of fact the kids and I just finished our ounce green smoothies on the way to school this morning. When we drive you can see people bending over to see what we are drinking, its quite funny!
I did check and it looked like you are subscribed. I will be publishing a new article later this week so it should be automatically sent to you.
Many Blessings and may the Green be with You!