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I love my smoothies. They are such a great way to get in a ton of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the morning.
There are several go-to superfoods that I use in my smoothies again and again. I’ll go over what each superfood is good for, then follow-up with some recipes.
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This is the go-to for heavy metal detox. It is antibacterial, balances blood glucose levels, and supports the adrenals.
2. Sprouts & microgreens
These are baby vegetables which makes them extremely easy to digest and assimilate. They are full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They help rebalance hormones, are inexpensive and easy to grow at home. It is estimated that there are up to 100 times more beneficial enzymes in sprouts than in raw vegetables. There are many choices of what to sprout: mung beans, radish sprouts, red clover sprouts, alfalfa, broccoli, and lentils. You can also buy sprouts at most grocery stores.
This has been called the most nutritionally complete of all foods. It is the richest food in beta-carotene. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, and trace minerals, all of which are common deficiencies. The iron in spirulina is easier to absorb than if you take iron supplements. It is also rich in protein. It is an immune-booster, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-cancer. It increases stamina and curbs hunger. It is a great detoxifier and studies have shown it to remove toxins from the body. According to Medical Medium, Hawaiian spirulina is the most potent and highly recommended type.
4. Maca root
This root is considered an adaptogen- which means it helps the body naturally adapt to stressors. It is rich in antioxidants (which means it helps fight off disease and prevent damage to cells.) It also enhances energy, mood, memory, balances estrogen levels, and boosts male fertility. Start with 1T. In the morning, then work up to 2-3 T.
5. Wild blueberries
They are rich in antioxidants, are one of the most effective heavy metal detoxing foods, they are great for brain function, digestion, immune system, and they cleanse the liver and blood.
Papaya is excellent for digestion as it contains digestive enzymes. Not only does it soothe the digestive tract, remove toxins, and decrease inflammation, it is also great for skin/hair/nails and eyes. Make sure to buy the large Maradol papayas as they are not GMO. You can also eat the seeds, they are anti-parasitic. Just throw a Tablespoon of them in your smoothie.
This is a potent anti-inflammatory, which makes it a natural painkiller. It is immune-boosting, antioxidant, and anti-fungal. It’s a natural remedy for nausea.
Turmeric is famous for curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties. It also boosts skin health and enhances blood circulation.
Kale is anti-inflammatory, as well as a powerful antioxidant. It helps to remove toxins and eliminate them from your body. It is anti-cancer and great for eyes.
Spinach helps protect against cancer, is anti-inflammatory, boosts immunity, and is also great for eyes. It’s great for bone health, skin, helps with detoxification, can slow the aging process, and is a high source of magnesium.
Here are some great smoothie recipes that use these superfood ingredients.
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All you do is add liquid of choice and blend. I love having these in my freezer for really busy days. Each cup is about 2 servings so I have one for breakfast and save the rest for a snack.
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