Friday, October 28, 2011

Food Files: Green Smoothie

Mmm, doesn't that just scream yummy!!!!  Whenever I start feeling icky and sluggish, in addition to making sure I'm taking vitamins and exercising, I also tend to jump start things by blending and juicing.  This green smoothie is one of my go-to drinks that's quick to make.  Now, it may look nasty but, it really does taste good.  And, it's chock full of some really healthy stuff!

Keep reading for more pics and health benefits!

Here are some of the health benefits of the ingredients in my smoothie:

  • boosts the immune system
  • reduce fatigue
  • boosts energy levels
  • controls appetite
  • detox
Coconut Water
  • aids digestion
  • anti-viral, -fungal, and -bacterial properties

Cod Liver Oil
  • healthy skin
  • strong bones and teeth
  • omega-3 essential fatty acids
Flax Oil
  • weight control
  • improved quality of hair, skin, and nails
  • reduces inflammation, and lowers cholesterol
Coconut Oil
  • increased immunity
  • proper digestion and metabolism
  • weight loss
  • powerful antioxidants
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • excellent source of vitamin K, for bone and blood health

So, I add...
  • about 8oz (1 cup) of coconut water
  • a frozen banana (to help naturally sweeten the smoothie)
  • 1 Tbl of flax oil
  • 1 Tbl of coconut oil
  •  1 tsp of spirulina
  • 1 tsp of cod liver oil
  • 1-2 hand fulls of kale
kale and frozen banana

coconut water and spirulina

 flax oil and cod liver oil

 coconut oil

Blend until you reach your desired consistency.  I'm using a regular blender, not one especially formulated for smoothies so I have to blend longer to make sure the kale is as blended as possible.  Also, keeping the kale in the freezer is a great way to keep it from going bad in the fridge (and it makes for a nice, cold smoothie since it's already frozen).

 finished blending

close up of the smoothie in the glass

 top of glass

 closer top view


So, let me know if you try this or, if you have a green smoothie recipe that you love.

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