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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe

This detox smoothie recipe is aimed at detoxing the body from harmful pollutants and pestisides that we are all exposed to. You can have this nutricious drink every morning for a week to kick start your detox process. 1 small handful of Coriander 1 frozen banana 1 handful of greens 1 inch piece of ginger 1 tsp Spirulina 1 tbsp Chia Seeds 1 cup coconut water or water Blend ingredients together to enjoy a healthy detox smoothie recipe. Smoothie Health Tips 1. Bananas are a good source of iron, and can help prevent anemia. This fruit is classified as a “cold” food in chinese medicine, and supports the digestive process. They are also thought to strengthen the stomach lining and protect against acid and ulcers.  Banana’s are also high in potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. 2. Corriander is a heavy metal chelator, meaning it will help to draw heavy metals out of the body. This herb is highly alkalising and will also helps the digestive process by supporting peristalsis and preventing bloating. 3. Greens contain minerals such as calcium and magnesium which can help support bone and dental health. Greens are also an excellent source of vitamin C. 4. Ginger is highly anti inflammatory and traditional medicine viewed ginger as a warming food. It was regularly prescribed for health conditions that were caused by coldness in the body, such as arthritis. 5. Spirulina is a blue-green coloured micro- algae that grows in warm, alkaline waters around the world. Spirulina produces 20 times more protein than soya beans. This algae supports the immune system and helps the body to absorb minerals. 6. Chia seeds are an excellent souce of omega 3 essential fatty acids. These seeds have a strong anti inflammatory action and support the digestive...

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Apple & Blueberry Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Apple & Blueberry Healthy Smoothie Recipe

This weeks healthy smoothie recipe is geared towards balancing your blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels and boosting your fibre intake. 2 Handfuls of Greens 1 Apple, Cored 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries 1 tsp. Cinnamon 1 Cup Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or Water    Smoothie Health Facts! 1. Greens are high in fibre, which help to literally “sweep” toxins out of your digestive system and out of your body. This fibre content also helps to lower cholesterol levels. Greens are also a rich source of magnesium, which helps to lower blood pressure, reduce muscle cramps and strengthen bones. 2. Apples are a rich source of pectin, which helps to lower cholesterol levels and support general digestive function. Apples are also full of antioxidants which help to protect against diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and arthitis. 3. Blueberries can help to reduce cholesterol levels, blood pressure and are full of antioxidants. Bluberries have a high anthocyanin content that can help to improve blood flow and prevent the build up of plaque on the blood vessels. 4. Cinnamon is rich in calcium, iron and manganese. Cinnamon has been found to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and anti-clotting properties. This bark has many health benefits such as aiding general digestion, improving circulation and supporting the immune system. Cinnamon has also been found to help balance blood sugar levels....

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Pineapple Coriander Cleansing Detox Smoothie

Pineapple Coriander Cleansing Detox Smoothie

Today’s healthy detox smoothie is geared towards supporting your immune system, reducing inflammation, and help the body in the detox process. 1 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Pineapple 1 Handful of Coriander 1 Celery stalk 1 Cup of Water 1 tbsp Flax / Linseeds 1 tsp. Spirulina (optional) 1. Pineapples contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory action, and also helps the digestive process. Pineapples also contain high levels of manganese, which is important for breaking down proteins and carbohydrates and building strong bones. 2. Coriander is a heavy metal chelator, meaning it will help to draw heavy metals out of the body. This herb also helps the digestive process by supporting peristalsis and preventing bloating. 3. Celery contains potassium, which is important for the pumping of the heart. 4. Flax seeds contain omega 3 fatty acids, which can help to fight pain and inflammation in the body. 5. Spirulina contains all essential amino acids, and is a complete protein. This immune system boosting, detox smoothie recipe is really good for you and also tastes...

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Green Apple & Ginger Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Green Apple & Ginger Healthy Smoothie Recipe

For this nutricious healthy smoothie recipe you will need the following ingredients: 1 Apple, Cored 1 Handful of Spinach 1 Celery stalk 1 tbsp. Flax Seeds 1 inch piece of Ginger 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water Blend all ingredients together to enjoy your healthy smoothie. Health advangtages of this smoothie… 1. Apple skin contains a compound called quercetin, which can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. 2. Spinach is a good source or iron, and it is enhanced when taken with vitamin C. 3. Celery is full of natural sodium, which can help balance the fluids in the body. 4. Flax seed or linseeds are an excellent source of omega 3 essential fatty acids. These seeds have multiple benefits such as improving circulation, reducing inflammation and boost the immune system. 5. Ginger can help ease sea sickness, and also gives the immune system a...

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Creamy Tropical Fruit Cleansing Smoothie Recipe

Creamy Tropical Fruit Cleansing Smoothie Recipe

This superfood smoothie recipe contains many natural anti-inflammatory properties and is an ideal drink after a wotkout or as part of a detox programme. Avocado are a good source of essential fatty acids, which help to keep the skin healthy. Ginger can help to boost your immune system and give you a good kick start to the day. Coconut water is an excellent source of potassium and is excellent at hydrating the body. Greens are rich in magnesium, which has many health benefits including reducing muscle cramps and regulating blood pressure.   1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Pineapple ¼ Avocado (should be soft but not mushy, green not brown.) 1 inch piece of Ginger 2 handfuls of Greens 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water   Smoothie Health Tips:  1. Pineapple contains a compound called Bromelain, which will help your body to break down and digest protein molecules. 2. Avocados contain all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein! 3. Ginger can help to relax and soothe the intestinal tract 4. Greens will alkalize your body, which is important for the prevention of ill...

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Pear & Greens Healthy Smoothie Recipe

It’s important to drink your healthy smoothie right after you made it for the freshness. But if you don’t have the time, you can put it in a glass/ceramic container then freeze them. “Pear me with Greens” healthy smoothie recipe 1 Celery stalk 1 Pear ½ Frozen Banana ½ Cup of Cucumber 1 Handful of Parsley 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water. These ingredients can simply be blended together to make a delicious smoothie. Fun Healthy Smoothie Facts: 1. Celery will help to lower blood pressure by helping to relax the blood vessels around the arteries.   2. Pear is high in vitamin C, which is important for your immune system.   3. Bananas can help to soothe an upset digestive tract.   4. Parsley is a blood cleanser, and can help rid the body of stored waste.   5. Coconut water is even more hydrating for your cells than regular...

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Warming Blueberry & Ginger Healthy Smoothie

A healthy smoothie can be a great way to boost your immune system For a warming blueberry & ginger smoothie blend together the following ingredients: Blueberries Bananas Kale/greens Ginger Coconut water Health Tips: 1. Blueberries can help to support memory retention and heart health. Brain food! They can also help to reduce blood pressure. Coloured fruits are high in antioxidants. These fruits are also a good source of vitamin C. This vitamin has been found to improve heart function and reduce atherosclerosis. 2. Bananas contain a particular type of fiber that can help restore normal bowel function. Banana’s are also a good source of magnesium, which is essential for bone health as well as the cardiovascular system. 3. Kale is rich in iron, and important mineral for red blood cells. This leafy vegetable is a good source of vitamin K and antioxidants. 4. Ginger has been used as a cure for nausea for centuries. It’s also a warming root! Ginger is marketed as a remedy for travel sickness, morning sickness and digestive complaints. It is also effective at treating stomach cramps associated with PMS. Traditional medicine viewed ginger as a warming food. It was regularly prescribed for health conditions that were caused by coldness in the body, such as...

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Lemon & Ginger Green Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Lemon & Ginger Green Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are a delicious way of taking in a variety of vitamins. Here is a lemon & ginger green healthy smoothie recipe. Lemon juice can also help to alkalinize your digestive system. This can help to prevent illnesses such as arthritis, eczema and gout. The following ingredients make a delicious and nutritious smoothie: 1 Rib of Celery 1 Frozen Banana 1 Cup of Cucumber ½ Lemon, Peeled 1 inch piece of ginger 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water   1. Celery will help to alkalize the body – keep in mind that an acidic body is not a balanced body. 2. Bananas can be used in many cold drink recipes to add creaminess without dairy. 3. Cucumbers can be juiced, and that juice can help to relieve acid reflux. 4. Lemon juice can help to clean out the liver. 5. Ginger is a carminative, meaning it will help to cleanse and sooth the digestive system....

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