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Curious Minds:

It has been a few weeks since my last blog. A few weeks too long!!! I thought you would appreciate knowing some nutritional information about the ingredients that you have used and will be using in your smoothies.  Remember…..Health is Wealth!!

Apple Juice (Freshly Pressed): Good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.  Most of the vitamin A is in the apple peel which is extracted during juicing. Your digestive system will thank you.

Avocado: Although this fine creation tastes like a veggie because it isn’t naturally sweet, it is actually a fruit!  Loaded with Oleic Acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid that contributes in lowering cholesterol levels.

Banana: Good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and managanese.  The B in banana helps to create a stable mood and healthy blood.

Blueberries: Rich in vitamin C and E, which are powerful immune boosters.

Celery Juice: Excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin K.  Celery is also known to contain several families of anti-cancer compounds.

Cranberry Juice:  Great source of antioxidants.  Also known to keep the urinary tract happy.

Collard Greens: Rich in calcium as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and folate. Excellent source of fiber.

Coconut Oil: Known to enhance energy level as well as help with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Dandelion Greens: Rich source of beta-carotene and fiber, as well as a good source of protein.

Gingerroot: Good source of vitamin B6 and copper. Known for working wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to morning sickness.

Grapes:  Excellent source of Vitamin C and reservatol, which is known to have anti-cancerous properties.

Kale: Excellent source of vitamin K and calcium.  Powerful anti-cancerous properties.

Lemon/Lime Juice:  Rich in vitamin C as well as enhances nutritional content in other fruits and vegetables.

Mangoes:  Useful source of beta-carotene and vitamin C.  Known for its ability to help constipation.

Matcha Green Tea Powder: Supercharged with antioxidants as well as B-complex.  Known for its weight loss capabilities.

Papaya: Contains a useful amount of vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium.  Has been known to help keep the digestive system on track.

Pineapple: Good source of managanese, vitamin B1, and bromelian, which is known for reducing inflammation of the nose and sinuses.

Raspberries: Rich in nutrients that offer several antioxidants.  Considered as one of the anti-aging superfruits.

Spinach: Excellent antioxidant power as well as a very good source of protein.  Known for its energizing capabilities. Spinach is also known to prevent the absorption of calcium due to the oxalates  found in it.

Strawberries: Excellent array of antioxidants.  The dietary fiber is known to help digestion and curb overeating.

Watermelon: A good source of antioxidants.  Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B6, and beta-carotene.

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DAY FOURTEEN!!!!!!!-Green Turbo

WE DID IT!!!! These  fourteen days went by so fast.  I thought this smoothie would be a perfect ending to the beginning of your new supercharged lifestyle.  I hope that you feel just as great as I do.  I even shredded  a few inches 😉 This journey will only get better.  I will continue to post smoothie recipes as well as healthy meal recipes.  Health is Wealth!!!!

1 cup of fresh organic celery juice

1 handful of organic spinach

1/2 of a frozen ripe banana

1/2 tsp of Matcha Green Tea Powder-You can also get this as tea bags.  I get my powder from Zerbos in Livonia, but they also sell the tea bags at any health food store. The powder is in the tea’s purest form and has a little caffeine kick.  Matcha is supercharged with antioxidants as well as B-complex vitamins. It is also known for its weight loss capabilities.

Blend all ingredients until smooth and live life, a healthy one, to its fullest! Makes about 1-2 servings.

 

 

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Day Thirteen-Green Goodness

Let me just say that I have enjoyed this 14 day smoothie journey!  I hope that your healthy awakening does not stop after tomorrow.  I have so many things that I want to share with my beyondblends family, so I hope that you continue to travel up this healthy road with me. Health is Wealth!!!

 

1 large apple-juiced

1 handful of organic spinach

1/4 of a small avocado

1-2 tbsp of lemon juice

1 tsp of raw honey

Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy! makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories=about 274     Fat=about 4.9g     Sugar=about 36g     Protein=about 3g     Fiber=about 13g

 

 

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Day Twelve-Tropical Breeze

Don’t worry, Be happy!  This smoothie will take you to a tropical paradise, which is much needed right about now. Choose one of your favorite green smoothie recipes from this week before your Saturday morning chores.  Enjoy this smoothie in the evening when you are relaxing!

1 cup of coconut milk or milk alternative 

1 frozen medium banana

3/4 cup of frozen pineapples

Optional: 1-2 drops of pure vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients until smooth and leave your cares behind. An umbrella is also required to garnish this smoothie;-)  Makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories=about 265     Fat=about 5g     Sugar=about 29g    Protein=about 2g    Fiber=about 4g

 

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Day Eleven-Papaya Punch!

Okay ladies(and gentlemen)…get glowing from within with this beta-carotene and Vitamin C rich smoothie.

 

4-5 leaves of organic curly kale or lacinto(which is the darker kale also known as dinosaur kale)

1 cup of frozen mangoes

1/2 cup of fresh papaya

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of filtered water

1 tbsp of lime juice

Blend all ingredients until smooth and toast to good health. Makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories=about 227     Fat=0g     Sugar=about 28g     Protein=about 3g     Fiber=about 4g

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Day Ten-Dandy Green

JYour digestive system is probably in full throttle by now! I hope that you have been enjoying the smoothie recipes so far. I am so proud as well as thankful that you have chosen to start your healthy journey with me! I am loving my new blogging life;-DDD  I truly believe that Health is Wealth!!!! Thanks for your support and comments.  Enjoy day ten!

 

1 cup of organic spinach

1 cup of organic apple juice

1 frozen medium banana

5-7 leaves of organic dandelion greens-Dandelion greens are bitter, so you may want to use less until your taste buds adjust

Blend ingredients until smooth and get your digestive system revitalized!  Makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories=about 240     Fat=0    Sugar=about 43g    Protein=about 3g     Fiber=about 5g

 

 

 

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Day Nine-Avocado Delight

Natural sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what this smoothie is made of.

1/2 of a small ripe avocado

2 leaves of organic curly kale

1-1 1/2 of a frozen medium banana

1 cup of fresh or frozen organic strawberries

1 cup of rice milk

Pinch of cardamom and/or allspice

*Optional: 1 tsp of raw honey

Blend all ingredients until smooth and watch the sun rise.  Makes about 1-2 servings. 

Calories=about 296     Fat= about 11.8 g     Sugar=about 37 g     Protein=about 5.5 g     Fiber=about 9.5 g

 

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Day Eight-Green Lightning

Popeye would have been proud of this power punch smoothie.

1 cup of fresh organic celery juice-This is about 4-5 thoroughly washed stalks, freshly pressed(juiced).

1 handful of organic spinach

2 leaves of organic curly kale

1 frozen medium banana

*Optional: 1 tsp of raw honey =5 extra grams of sugar

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy all of its nutritional compounds! Makes about 1-2 servings.

Calories=about 285     Fat=0g     Sugar=about 38g     Protein=about 6g    Fiber=about 6g