Fresh made smoothies provide an excellent source of bio-available vitamins and minerals which partner with enzymes and co-enzymes. Vitamins activate enzymes. Without the vitamins they simply cannot work the way they’re intended. Enzymes are essential for absorbing, digesting and converting food. Enzymes produce energy at the cellular level and are critical for most of the metabolic activities taking place in your body.
Your body can absorb more of the vitamins and minerals than if you ate the fruits and vegetables whole. Many of the nutrients are stuck in the fiber and by blending fruits and vegetables, you break down the fiber and release the vital nutrients into a form your body can more easily use.
Not to mention they taste great and are refreshing and have their own benefits, and kids are more likely to drink these than to sit down and actually consume the amounts of fruits and/or vegetables they should.
Brain Power Smoothie:
6 – 8 ounces of organic apple juice, almond milk or rice milk
¼ cup frozen organic blueberries or other frozen organic fruit
2 TBS of freshly ground organic flax seed
1 ripe banana
¼ cup organic strawberries
Put in smoothie maker or blend and enjoy twice a day for awesome mental alertness and ability to think clearer.
Elvis Smoothie – great filling way to start the day
1 cup rice milk or almond milk
2 frozen bananas
2 TBS Natural Peanut Butter (crunchy or creamy -you decide)
And 8 ice cubes.
Put in smoothie maker or blender and blend til smooth. Drink immediately.
Berry Good for You
½ cup organic apple juice
1 cup frozen blueberries (natural are best not the commercially frozen ones)
½ cup raw cashews (unsalted)
6 -8 ice cubes
Put in smoothie maker or blender and blend til smooth and serve immediately.
This is great for improving night vision as well as getting magnesium in your system via the cashews.
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