Super Healthy Green Smoothie

Super Healthy Green Smoothie

his was the game changer for me while fighting Lyme and Co-Infections. My hair tissue analysis revealed several minerals that were very low despite eating a conventional Paleo diet for the last few years. This is the most nutrient dense breakfast that I have found so far. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber. Since many of us with chronic infections are nutritionally depleted, this breakfast is a great way to boost much needed nutrients. One year after adding these smoothies into my daily diet, my last hair tissue analysis has improved greatly. I no longer have any minerals below the acceptable range.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Heavy on the veg with a bit of natural sweetness from orange and carrot, this super green smoothie has a much lower sugar content than most. Celery and cucumber come with not only high water content, but are also excellent sources of vitamin K. Romaine adds more vitamin K, and per leaf provides nearly 50% of your vitamin A plus roughly 10% each of your vitamin C and folate. If you can find the dried moringa powder, it’s a source of potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium. And the avocado contributes creaminess plus healthy fat that helps the body better absorb all of those vitamins and antioxidants.

Note: If you want this is as a sustaining stand-alone breakfast or as a post-workout boost, add a source of protein, such as 1 Tbsp nut or seed butter, 1/2 cup plain yogurt or cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp chia, hemp or flax seeds, or even 1/4 cup plain silken tofu.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups romaine lettuce
1.5 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber
1 avocado
1.5 carrots
1 orange
1/4 cup parsley
1 teaspoon moringa
6-10 ounces water (Depending on how thick you want it)
optional: beets, berries, soaked pumpkin seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in blender and blend at high power. Enjoy!

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving:  Calories: 154; Total Fat: 13 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 135 mg; Potassium: 756 mg; Carbohydrate: 23 g;  Fiber: 11 g; Sugar: 3 g; Protein: 3 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vit A: 258%; Vitamin C: 52%; Iron: 14%; Calcium: 8%;
  Source: http://www.furtherfood.com

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