I am lucky enough to have this tasty smoothie for breakfast every morning to get my wheels turning! This smoothies literally works wonders ... it gives you energy, detoxics, beautifies, and even increases brain function (counteracting my mommy brain is much needed!) and the list of miraculousness goes on and on. My whole family starts our day with this super food including our 2 year old son since he was 5 months old.
My husband tinkled with the recipe for months before getting it just right (I had the best part of the deal as the taste tester :-) It’s honestly perfection in a cup. All our friends rave over it and we got our parents on both sides making it for themselves everyday too!
This smoothie is packed with so many vitamins and health benefits it’s hard to list them all but here are the major ones:
-Gives you long lasting energy
-Increases brain function and decreases brain degeneration
-Detoxifies the body
-Helps prevent cancer
-Reduces belly fat by stimulating your metabolism and keeps you feeling full longer
-Improves heart function and lowers risk of heart disease
-Promotes better sleep
-Slows the aging of skin while bolstering skin protection and renewal
-Aides in digestion
-Is a natural anti-inflammatory, helps regulate blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol levels and hypertension, and fights against gout and arthritis
-Supports better eye health
-Helps prevent birth defects and promotes healthy growth in utero across the board from muscles to teeth
FOREALZIES??!! How can one smoothie do all this? It is loaded with a remarkable amount of essential vitamins and other compounds such as antioxidants, zinc, vitamin C, potassium, Gallic acid, iodine, flavonoids, phenolic and carotenoids, beta-carotene, fiber, protein, slow carbs, folate, photochemicals, magnesium, and naturally supports the growth of probiotics and melatonin.
1/3 cup carrot juice
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 bananas
4 cups fresh baby spinach (loosely packed)
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen dark cherries
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. We use a Vitamix, which requires very little liquid to blend. If our blender is giving you a hard time, add more juice and/or spinach to help it along. Also, we try to use organic with the ingredients found on the 'Dirty Dozen.'
Hope you give this a whirl and let us know what you think!