Green SUPERFOOD Smoothie

A few weeks ago, I put my precious juicer away, locked it in a cupboard. Sad, I know. The sugar in the raw juice was too high glycemic and was messing up my insulin levels on an already screwed up thyroid. Instead, I have been making SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES!!! YUM!!

Green SUPERFOOD Smoothie:

1 Avocado

1 Handful of Kale

1 Handful of Spinach

1 Handful of Blueberries

4 Pitted Dates

Almond Milk

Ice

Put it all in the blender, NutriBullet, food processor, or anything else that mixes and blend away!! It looks gross but soooo delicious! Enjoy!

Avocados

Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats and potassium, which reduce cholesterol and help control blood pressure, respectively. When eaten with other vegetables, avocados help the absorption of fat-soluble carotenoids, according to the March 2005 “Journal of Nutrition.” These carotenoids play an important role in cancer prevention.

Blueberries

Blueberries are considered to be a nutrient-rich food. Eating blueberries will provide you with antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber. According to the MayoClinic.com, eating blueberries will help you age in a healthy way and prevent chronic diseases. Blueberries, which are low in calories, can be easily snacked on, added to cereals, and baked into breads and sweets.

Greens

Leafy, green vegetables such as spinach, mustard greens, Swiss chard and kale are all considered super foods. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that these leafy greens offer rich amounts of vitamins A, C and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein and fiber.

Spinach

Spinach contains phytonutrient flavonoids that provide antioxidant protection from certain types of cancer, especially prostate and ovarian cancers. It also contains lutein for eye health. Spinach can guard against macular degeneration and cataracts. One cup contains more than 1,000 percent of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K, according to the World’s Healthiest Foods.

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