You Are What You Eat (& Another Recipe For YET ANOTHER Smoothie!)
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
Your decisions about foods you fuel your body with should be made with the knowledge of WHY you’re choosing them over others & their benefits for your body, overall health & wellness. Your decisions should be based on long-term health, wellness, strength & healing & NOT on weight loss, deprivation, starvation or changing appearance.
Here are some of the foods I put into smoothies almost daily & more importantly, WHY I DO.
SPINACH improves digestion, clears skin (due to its antioxidant properties), boosts cognitive function, balances blood pH, strengthens bones & contains iron, zinc, fibre, potassium, calcium & vitamin C, E, A + K.
KALE is anti-inflammatory, activates detoxifying enzymes in the liver, boosts metabolism & immunity, contains phytonutrients, vitamin A, C + K, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein & folic acid.
MIXED BERRIES contain antioxidants & vitamin C, boost digestive health, fight inflammation, boost memory & mood & lower cholesterol.
HEMP MILK is vegan, sugar & cholesterol free, contains essential fatty acids, is a complete source of protein, boosts immunity & brain health & promotes healthy skin, hair & nails.
VEGAN PROTEIN contains tons of amino acids & helps my body recover from workouts & provides my muscles with the tools they need to grow, & refuel.
COLLAGEN improves hair, skin & nail health, boosts energy, contains protein & amino acids, helps soothe joint & muscle pain, heals the gut & boosts immunity.
CHLORELLA detoxifies, contains chlorophyll, protein, iron & amino acids, boosts energy/metabolism/immunity & builds new cells.
MORINGA is rich in antioxidants, reduces blood sugar + inflammation, heals the gut, protects the liver & promotes healthy skin.
TART CHERRIES are a natural source of melatonin, improve sleep, help with muscle recovery, contain antioxidants & vitamin C & fight inflammation.
CEYLON CINNAMON is anti-microbial/anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, is healthier for the liver than cassia cinnamon (because it contains low levels of Coumarin), is a brain tonic, contains fibre, iron, calcium & helps with PMS.
Now, in what quantities did I put these ingredients in yesterday’s smoothie?
- 1 heaping handful of fresh spinach
- 1 heaping handful of fresh kale
- 1/2 cup of mixed frozen berries
- 1/2 cup of Homemade Hemp Milk a.k.a. The Easier Plant-Based Vegan Milk Alternative For When You Just Don’t Have The Time!
- 1 scoop of Iron Vegan sprouted vegan vanilla protein
- 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1/2 cup of filtered water
- 1 tbsp. chlorella powder
- 1 tbsp. moringa leaf powder
- 3-4 frozen tart cherries
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
P.S. This smoothie will not be the prettiest in the books in terms of colour, BUT I am a firm believer in the fact that the ugliest smoothies are the most delicious (& healthiest!).