How do you get your super powers from a Smoothie?
It’s all about the ingredients…
Leafy Greens: excellent source of Vitamin K, which is essential to blood clotting as well as bone, kidney and heart health. Also great source of B vitamins that help your body convert carbohydrates to energy. They are loaded with antioxidants & phytonutrients that promote good health and lower your risk for a variety of health problems such as cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease in general.
Parsley: good source of Vitamin C, A, K and Vitamin B12. Parsley acts as an immune booster and helps to flush out excess fluid in the body. Great to include if you have high blood pressure.
Ginger: has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s been shown to reduce nausea and help with digestive issues. It’s also linked to lowering cholesterol, heart disease risk, improve blood sugar, lower the risk for cancer and reduce pain in the body (including menstrual pain).
Tropical Fruit: Pineapple, papaya, mango, acai berries, lemon, limes: all loaded with Vitamin C and powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation, detoxify the body and reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses.
Bananas: great source of B6 which converts tryptophan to serotonin essential for normal mood regulation, also high potassium important to blood pressure regulation.
Avocado: good source of folic acid, potassium, antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats that support the brain and nervous system.
Cinnamon: contains some powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. May help with blood sugar management, fight infection, lower your risk for cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease.
Other great smoothie boosters: chia seeds, flax seeds, wheat germ, hemp seeds, natural protein powder