Smoothies 101

Is there really a formula for smoothies? Isn’t it just a bunch of fruits and that’s it? Fruits only is not the best idea if you want the best results for your health. If you just mix a bunch of fruits in there, you are most likely to have a sugar spikes in your blood. Some things shouldn’t be mixed together, also. I’ll share with you what I learned is the best smoothies for your health.

As you might know, greens are the healers, the proteins, good source of calcium magnesium, minerals and all sort of goodness you can’t find in fruits. As a mater of fact, smoothies should always contains greens. Mostly greens or at least 50%. It’s also good to have some sea moss like Irish Moss, one of the most healthy superfood. It’s good to keep your smoothies simple and not go crazy with too much ingredients. Keep it to 3 to 5 ingredients at top. It’s that easy to get the best results! A super important thing is also to take your time to drink it. Worst thing to do is indulge the ole thing in 5 minutes. Nutrients aren’t going to absorb properly this way. First, it’s really important to drink and “chew” at the same time. Chewing creates enzymes in your body to prepare for digestion. Drink your smoothie slowly for at least 30 minutes.

I recommend, for best result, you go outside and harvest wild plants to put in your smoothies. They are more nutrient dense than any of the food in supermarkets. Go harvest Dandelion greens, Plantains, Clovers and many more. Just be sure of what you harvest. Some things in nature can be poisonous just be careful and learn about wild plants before hand:

PlantGuide

 

Avoid these ingredients in smoothies:
Starch & roots:
They aren’t compatible with most fruits. The only exceptions are Turmeric and Ginger. The Greens on top of carrots and beets are good though, Very very healthy. In fact, most of the vitamins are in the greens, minerals are in the roots.

Nuts & seeds:
Mostly slower to digest. Some soaked hemp seeds or chia seeds are ok.

Legumes: Incompatible with fruits.

 

Recipes Suggestions:

Pineapple Blast:IMG_1456
1/2 a Pineapple
50g of ginger
1 Lemon
3-4 cups of spinach
Water

Orange Aloe:
3 Oranges
1 – 2 Aloe Vera ole Leaves
50g of Ginger and/or Turmeric

Medicinal Wild:
Handful of Dandelion leaves
Handful of Carrot Greens
1 Lemon
2 cups of frozen Blueberries
Water

Banana Strawberry Green:
3 – 4 Frozen Bananas
1 cup of Strawberries
4 Leaves of Kale
1 – 2 cups of Spinach
Water

Super Detox:
2 large cucumbers
Handful of Cilantro
1 Lemon
50g of ginger
3 – 4 green apples

Digestion Healer:
2 Frozen bananas
3 cups of papayas with seeds
1 – 2 Aloe Vera leaves
4 Medjool dates
Water

Possibilities are endless, just respect the tips I gave you and make your own!

 

 

 

 

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