Tropical Green Smoothie
It’s cold and snowy out there for some of us, so let’s all get tropical with a super-powered Tropical Green Smoothie. I got this great recipe from my friend Karen Ring. The drink has a wonderful smooth and creamy consistency to it. It’s delicious, hydrating and very energizing. You’ll feel the magic hit you right away as you drink.
Coconut water is the most hydrating drink on the planet and is a great base for this smoothie. You can buy the real deal, young Thai coconuts at most health stores or foreign markets. Or you can buy coconut water on the shelf in grocery stores everywhere.
Another fascinating fact about coconut water is this: it is almost the same as blood plasma. In fact it was used for emergency transfusions during WWII. When you combine coconut water with chlorophyll rich greens, you are giving yourself an instant blood transfusion. Remember, hemoglobin is essentially converted plant blood (chlorophyll). Hence a blood transfusion in a glass!
To take it up another notch, try adding a teaspoon of the immune-boosting superfood Spirulina. The health benefits of Spirulina alone are off the charts. Spirulina is a single-celled algae that contains the highest concentration of protein by weight of any food. It’s also incredibly rich in chlorophyll, enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants and even helps in the production of stem cells.
Handful of Greens (kale, spinach, collards, etc)
¼ fresh Pineapple, peeled but include core, this is where most of the bromelain is. (Bromelain is an enzyme that helps with protein digestion)
1 ripe banana
1 teaspoon of Spirulina
Blend. Add water and ice if needed.
Sit back with an attitude of Gratitude and enjoy!
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