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The PERFECT Breakfast Smoothie and Its Benefits

Posted by LeAnn Kurtz on

Blend together:
2-3 Kale Leaves, stems removed--
  • Kale is high in iron. ...
  • Kale is high in Vitamin K. ...
  • Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. ...
  • Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. ...
  • Kale is great for cardiovascular support. ...
  • Kale is high in Vitamin A

4-5 Fresh Pineapple Chunks-

  • Immune system support. ...
  • Bone strength. ...
  • Eye health.
  • “Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains,” Flores said.
  • Digestion. ...
  • Anti-Inflammatory benefits.(this is my favorite. Pineapple has Bromelain, which is responsible for most of its healthy benefits)!

Handful of Frozen Organic Blueberries-

As most of us are aware, Blueberries are one of the "super foods" which means it is one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, containing   

  • Resveratrol--super antioxidant
  • Vitamins K,C and Manganese
  • Contains lots of fiber and has a low GI (helps maintain blood glucose levels) which I love because I have type 2 diabetes
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps ward off heart disease and cancer

Handful of Strawberries-- (it is very important that you only eat organic strawberries)

  • Help regulate blood pressure
  • Boost Immunity
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Helps reduce inflamation

Greek or Regular Yogurt or Yogurt substitute--

  • Supplies probiotics
  • Calcium, protein, Vitamin B12, B2, Potassium and Magnesium

1/2 Avocado-

  • High in Monounsaturated Fatty Acids or "Healthy Fats" which help the heart. 
  • Lowers bad Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels
  • High in Fiber
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • May also help symptoms of arthritis

Small handful of flaxseed-

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart healthy effect.
  • Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidants.. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.

Small handful of Hemp Seeds (or other healthy nuts)--

  • Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
  • High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
  • “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.
  • Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings. 

Low Carb Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

I add a few drops of Stevia for a little extra sweetness as well, or you can add a little honey. Either way, it's up to you!

 

 

 

 

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