SUPER HUMAN SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS

  • Mint
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Kale
  • Bluberries
  • mango
  • Almonds
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Coconut Water
  • Green Vibrance

PREPARATION

This recipe does not take too much preparation.  The only thing I like to do is to soak the almonds over night. In the morning put a strainer in the sink if you pinch the almonds the skin will come off very easy. Pull the skins off all the almonds.  Soaking the almonds allows for better digestion and absorption of the nutrients.   I also like to make fresh almond milk essentially by blending Soaked almonds in the blender you are making unfiltered almond milk.  Beside that the only prep is to prepare the ingredients.  1 sliced mango,  hand full of mint,  Ginger to taste start with a 1 in. piece, a hand full of kale, 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen blueberries. A half a lemon (make sure to peel).  Once the ingredients are in the blender add coconut water and top with .  Green Vibrance is one of the only supplements I use.  It is an all inclusive super food supplement with too many ingredients to list.  More information on green vibrance below.

BENEFITS

MINT

  • Relieve symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the muscles in and around the intestine.
  • Acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body against the formation of cancerous cells.
  • Inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria and fungus.
  • Ease and unblock the breathing and respiratory passages and airways.
  • Relieves the symptoms of colds and flu.
  • Mint can help with nasal allergies. It can relieve congestion, head colds and headaches.
  • Act as a mild sedative and has calming properties.
  • Provides a cooling sensation to the skin and can help to treat minor burns, itching and skin irritations.
  • Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood.
  • Mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne.
Mint also contains a wide range of essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium.

 

GINGER

Ginger is most well known for it’s digestive aid properties.  Gingers healing properties come from it’s volatile oils, gingerols and shogaols.  Being a warming herb, ginger can help knock out a fever. This property also makes it effective in stimulating circulation of the blood. It can also help relax muscles around the blood vessels and is said to help prevent blood clots from forming. The warming effects make it a natural decongestant as well as an antihistamine, making it the perfect remedy for colds.

TURMERIC

Turmeric has long been known to be one of natures greatest ani inflamatories.  Turmeric’s  active medicinal ingredient is called Curcumin which has many anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used on the spot as a topical or remedy and can also be taken to treat internal ailments.  It is  one of the best herbs for detoxifying the liver and cleaning the blood.

KALE

Kale has recently been crowned queen of the greens.   It can be found on many fine dining restaurant menu’s.  It has rightfully earned this title.  Per calorie kale contains more iron than red meat.   1 cup of Kale contains over 1000% of recommended daily allowance  for Vitamin K, which is important for prevention of cancer, prevention of blood clots, bone health and is known to help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.  Per calorie Kale contains more calcium than milk.  Kale is also high and fiber and sulfur making it a very detoxifying food.

BLUEBERRIES

Blueberries have long been known to be a antioxidant power house. The color of blueberries, from deep blue to purple, is caused by a group of flavonoids called anthocyanins, which have remarkable antioxidant power.  Blueberries are a great source of magnese.  which plays an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy.  Research has found blueberries to be great for learning and general cognitive function, including reasoning skills, decision making, verbal comprehension and numerical ability. In addition, studies comparing dietary habits with cognitive function in adults hint that consuming flavonoids may help slow the decline in mental facility that is often seen with aging and might even provide protection against disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

MANGO

Mangos are believed to have originated in the Himalayas in India more than 4000 years ago.  There are over 1000 varieties of Mangos.  Mango’s are packed with benefits. The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit have a highly alkalizing effect on the body. The Vitamin E that is abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.  Mango’s are also high in Vitamin A which is known for eye health.

ALMONDS

Almonds  contain phenylalanine, a brain-boosting chemical that aids healthy development of our cognitive functions.  Almonds are rich in manganese, riboflavin, and copper, all of which aid in energy production.   Almonds have long been known for their benefits on the skin and hair.  Making it a great snack for shiny hair and glowing skin.

LEMONS

Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.  Lemons are acidic but have a very alkalizing effect on the body when consumed.  I like to start and end my day each day with a warm glass of lemon water for the endless health benefits.

COCONUT WATER

Coconut water is loaded with vitamins minerals and electrolytes.  It is natures Gatorade.  Drink when feeling dehydrates as it is one of the most hydrating natural beverages known to man.

GREEN VIBRANCE

This is an amazing supplement that I like to add to smoothies and fresh juices.  It is packed with green super foods and probiotics.  More info available here  http://www.vibranthealth.us/green-vibrance/product-pages/green-vibrance

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