Organic Cucumber (half) great for the skin! Hydrates & moderate sources of vitamin A, iron, and potassium. Cucumbers also contain sterols, which reduce cholesterol.
Organic Banana (half to whole) good source of potassium and vitamin B6 and helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems.
Organic Turmeric (knuckle) “the worlds healthiest food” high in manganese, iron, vitamin B6, fiber. Is best for anti-inflammation, preventing cancers, improved liver function, pain, much more.
Organic Ginger (knuckle) good for SOOO many things you can fill books with all of the things it helps with.
Organic Parsley (10+sprigs) rich with chlorophyll, vitamin A, B, C, and K, folate and SO much more!
Organic Mint (5-10 leaves) adds sweet flavor as well as a decongestant can help relieve indigestion, IBS, and seasonal allergies.
Cayenne Pepper (pinch or how much spicy you can handle ::I don’t tolerate spicy well::) helps stimulate blood circulation, purifies the blood, promotes fluid elimination & sweating AKA gets your metabolism rev’d up..helps to eliminate last night’s ‘mistakes.’ *Don’t use if you have irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or are pregnant as it can be irritate your insides.
Chia Seeds (1 tbsp) source of calcium, iron, omega-3s good for your brain. They are also a good source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
Flax Seed Oil (1 tbsp) best vegetable source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which help lubricate the joints and prevent absorption of toxins by stimulating digestion. *Don’t add if you have acne prone skin*
Organic Suja Cucumber Chill or other similar liquid (1/2 to 1 cup) helps to make smoothie more liquid. Be sure not to use a juice with high sugar content.
Organic Good Belly Tropical Green juice (1/2 cup) great added probiotic and adds great flavor.
Organic Leafy Greens (2 handfuls) good source of vitamin A & C, chlorophyll and also contain iron, folic acid, calcium, and potassium. Leafy Greens are a known antioxidant and anticancer as well. I buy this 1.5 pound bag of Earthbound Farm Organic Power greens from Costco for $5.00.
I put all of the ingredients in my Vitamix blender with the leafy greens last(on top) so the chia seeds can gel in the liquid.
TIP: Put in all the ingredients and leave in blender for 15 min so the chia seeds can gel and become easier to digest.
ALSO: If you’d like your smoothie colder add 4 or so pieces of ice after you have mixed, then blend until ice is blended.
To add additional vitamin C and for those who need a little more sweetness squeeze a quarter of an Organic Lemon in the bottom of your glass and then pour smoothie in.
I love that everyday that I make this smoothie I’ve already eaten equivalent of an entire salad worth of veggies. It really starts me on the right path for my day.
SO my JENIUS TIP: Personally I make 3-4 smoothies per day by tripling up on most of this… only 2 bananas though..I then bottle them and put them in the fridge for the future day(s.) Saves a lot of time and makes me feel more efficient! ON TOP OF THAT I cut up, prepare additional veggie/herb ingredients in a large baggie so that I can just dump that all in the blender and add the liquid the next time I make. SO basically I only have to get out, wash, cut up, prepare all of this once a week…VERY EFFICIENT! 🙂
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