Start Your Day With An Easy Green Smoothie!! This smoothie doesn’t have enough calories to even qualify as a meal replacement! Just a great way to add the greens you know your body craves in a simple, tasty recipe. For a more info, check out http://www.sortahealthy.com/green-smoothie-recipe-for-beginners/ and http://www.uniquemonique.com/2016/03/23/a-few-of-my-favorite-things/ Studies show that the abundance of polyphenols in oranges helps protect against viral infections. Oranges are full of beta-carotene which is a powerful antioxidant protecting the cells from being damaged. Also protects the skin from free radicals and prevents the signs of aging. Oranges, like all fruits have simple sugars in them, but the orange has a glycemic index of 40. Anything under 55 is considered low. This means as long as you don’t eat a lot of oranges at one time, they won’t spike your blood sugar and cause problems with insulin or weight gain. Although limes are acidic before you digest them, they contain many alkaline minerals that help to balance out the body after they are digested. Limes are one of the most alkaline foods available!
Spinach is the Plain Jane of greens in Green Smoothie land. Perfect for people just learning to experiment with vegetables in their smoothies! The color may be off putting, but you really don’t taste it.
One cup of raw spinach contains only 7 calories but a whopping 56% of your daily Vitamin A! The bounty of vitamins and minerals in spinach can bring you quick relief from dry, itchy skin and lavish you with a radiant complexion. Regular consumption of fresh, spinach juice has been shown to improve skin health dramatically.
Recent research has shown that spinach leaves that look fully alive and vital have greater concentrations of vitamin C than spinach leaves that are pale in color. Look for organic spinach and don’t wash until ready to use, since moisture causes spinach leaves to deteriorate rapidly! Spinach is one of the best sources for Vitamin K which is essential for your bones to absorb calcium and isn’t found in many places.
You might try this in your Ninja or NutriBullet but for best results, use a Vitamix or a Blendtec.
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