Since I live in Montana, and its cold and snowy outside this time of year, I long for warm beaches and sunny clear skies. But in the mean time I can create my own tropical hideaway in my space by cranking up the heat, practicing yoga and making myself a delicious Greeña Colada!
Meat of one coconut (I used the fresh coconut water yesterday for a hydrating drink super drink)
1 banana (or 4 drops of stevia if you want this to be lower glycemic)
1 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup cashews (or whatever kind of nut you have on hand – almonds, ect..)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup coconut milk or tea or water
1 Tablespoon Premier Greens Mix
1 teaspoon spirulina
1 drop of vitamin D3 serum
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!
Pineapple is a great digestive aid because it helps the body break down and digest proteins more efficiently. The enzyme in pineapple that is so amazing is called Bromelain, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory. If you eat 1/2 cup of pineapple a day it is said to provide pain relief by helping to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. In sports medicine, bromelain is used to reduce inflammation and swelling after an injury.
Pineapple is also known to help dissolve blood clots and is an old folk remedy for morning sickness. So go ahead and drink up your Greeña Colada!
Smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet to increase your overall health! If you have kids its easy to get them to participate in making smoothies by having them “experiment” with different ingredients, it also helps if you love making smoothies too because leading by example is the best teacher!
Health Benefits of Green Smoothies:
Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
Easy to Digest and Assimilate Nutrients
Antioxidants and Phytonutrients
Mental Clarity and Focus
Increased Fiber Intake
Natural Weight Loss
Reduced Cravings For Junk Foods
Alkalizing to help maintain a proper pH level in your body.
Now is a good time to try to make your own green smoothie! Try to stick to about 60% greens and about 40% fruit.
Michelle’s Super Green Smoothie:
1 Frozen Banana
1 Large Kale Leaf or 2 Small Kale Leaves
1 cup Blessed Water
1/4 cup Walnuts
1 tsp Friendly Force (Vegan Powdered Probiotic by Healthforce Nutritionals)
1 tsp Vitamineral Earth
1 tsp Spirulina
1 tsp Maca
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Max B-ND by Premier Research Labs
1/2 tsp Liver Care by Premier Research Labs
1 dropper full Nettle Tincture
1 dropper full Chaga Tincture
4 drops Stevia
1 drop Vitamin D3 by Premier Research Labs
Dash of Cinnamon
Put everything in a blender and blend away! How’s that for a super smoothie?
If you don’t have all of these ingredients, don’t worry about it, experiment, taste test, and most of all have fun with it!