Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 | Author: admin
What’s all the hoopla about Green Smoothies?
Green Smoothies are probably the biggest craze on the health & wellness scene right now. What is it about these elixirs that are so appealing? And what is their healing potential. Well their healing potential is as limitless as what you can put into them, but let’s explore some of the key ingredients.
#1 Greens! What’s so special about them? Chlorophyll! Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green pigment. It’s that magical stuff that absorbs energy from the sun and uses it for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is the life blood of plants and is essential to a plant’s metabolic functions.
What can chlorophyll do for us? Scientists have discovered chlorophyll to be high in anti-oxidants, and to have anti-inflammatory and wound-healing capabilities.
Here are some of the health benefits of chlorophyll:
• It assists the body in repairing damaged tissues and growing new tissues
• It neutralizes pollution in the air we breath in
• It helps deliver essential oxygen to our cells and tissues
• It helps the body assimilate calcium and other important minerals
• It stimulates our red blood cells to increase oxygen supply
• It helps neutralize free radicals that would damage healthy cells
• It helps to prevent bad breath and body odor
• It helps prevent carcinogens from binding with DNA in the body’s organs
• It helps heal kidney stones
• It’s good for the body’s cardio-vascular health
• It helps to heal infections
• It helps protect the body against toxins
Some of the best sources of chlorophyll are leafy green vegetables. Unfortunately, if you cook your greens, much of the precious chlorophyll will be destroyed, so it’s best to eat them raw. The Green Smoothie was made popular by Victoria Butenko who used her creativity to get those leafy greens into her family’s diet, in a desperate attempt to restore their ill health. She had the brilliant idea of blending leafy greens with fruit in order to make them more palatable. For many busy but health conscious individuals, green smoothies have become the ultimate breakfast food, because they are fast and easy to make, and so packed with nutrition that they will keep you going full steam until lunch-time.
Green smoothies can be as simple as a fistful of leafy greens, a piece of fruit, and a cup of water. I like to take it up several notches to the realm of super foods, because I want to pack as much nutrition in there as possible so that my energy can take on super woman proportions. Meet the other key players in my morning smoothie:
The most nutritious food on the planet! E3Live is a super blue green algae harvested from the pristine Klamath Lake in Oregon. E3Live is more nutrient dense than any other food you could possibly find, providing every nutrient the body needs to function optimally. It has more bio-available chlorophyll than any other food; 4 times the amount of Chlorophyll than wheatgrass. This high quantity of chlorophyll is a clear indication of extraordinarily high life force, which helps keep E3Live’s wide spectrum of nutrients at their absolute nutritional peak. It also contains high levels of PEA (phenylethylamine), known as the Love Molecule which is also found in chocolate. PEA is a mood elevator because it acts on the limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. E3Live is anti-inflammatory and helps to alkalinize the body which is very important for optimal health and disease prevention.
Chlorella is a complete protein. It contains all the B vitamins, Vitamin C & E, and all the major minerals including high amounts of zinc and iron. Chlorella boosts the immune system and helps to prevent degenerative diseases. It has detoxifying capabilities, removing toxins that originate from both inside and outside of the body. Chlorella is the best natural detoxifier for heavy metals and synthetic chemicals. As a powerful chelator, it is able to neutralize and remove these toxic substances from the body. This detoxifying capability is due to Chlorella’s uniquely thick cell wall which is very absorbent and resistant to breakage; enabling it to absorb the toxins and transport them safely out of the body. Heavy metals are very destructive to the brain, invading the central nervous system causing memory loss, loss of concentration, depression and anxiety. It is highly suspected that heavy metals (especially mercury) contribute to Alzheimer’s. Dentists use chlorella as a detoxifying agent when removing mercury fillings. Chlorella is useful in the treatment of Candida. It aids digestion, relieves arthritis pain, and also protects the body from radiation.
In addition to being an excellent source of nutrients, sprouts contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals that can defend the body against disease. Canavanine, an amino acid analog found in alfalfa, has shown curative effects for pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers. Alfalfa also contains saponins, which lower the bad LDL cholesterol but not the good HDL cholesterol. Saponins help prevent arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. They also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. Sprouts contain plant estrogens which increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. They also help alleviate hot flashes, menopause, PMS and fibrocystic breasts tumors. Sprouts are high in active antioxidants which protect the body’s DNA from free-radical damage and minimize the effects of aging. The really cool thing about sprouting seeds is that their nutrient content keeps increasing as they sprout. Sproutman Steve Meyerwitz states, “It wouldn’t be inconceivable to find a fountain of youth here, after all, sprouts represent the miracle of birth.”
And now a special treat from the Culinary Alchemist…
Super Food Sunrise Smoothie
8 oz. coconut water
1 whole mango
3 or 4 collard leaves
Fist full of your choice of sprouts
Fist full of fresh mint leaves
1 to 2 oz. of E3Live
3 grams Chlorella
Smoothie Lovers, keep an eye out for my new book:
Medicinal Super Food Smoothie
In my soon to be released book…
* Learn all about the top Super Foods, the most beneficial healing herbs, and the potent healing properties they possess.
* Discover how to artfully combine these life-giving ingredients to not only taste delicious, but also to deliver powerful healing to your body.
* Find natural remedies to common ailments that address the root of the problem and not just mask symptoms.
* Enjoy the incredible vitality you will feel when you treat your body to the high density nutrition it craves.
In my Recipe Book on Medicinal Super Food
Smoothies you will find…
The Super Food Sunrise Smoothie
The Ultimate Immuno-Green Smoothie
The Berry Antioxidant Smoothie
The Brain Power Smoothie
The Blood Builder Smoothie
The Adrenal Resorative Smoothie
The Tummy Tonic Smoothie
The Candida Cleanse Smoothie
The Moon Cycle Smoothie
The Respiratory Relief Smoothie
The Mint Chocolate Chip Charger Smoothie
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine
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“In this food I clearly see the presence of the entire universe supporting my existence.” Thich Nhat Hanh