Smoothies are very refreshing and are high in plant nutrients. Almost daily we love to have a base of carrot, part of a cucumber, and broccoli stem. If we want a brilliant golden smoothie we add a golden beet, apple, lime and strawberries.
If we want to have some thickness we add avocado. You can even add the seed if you have a high powered blender. Though some highly recommend high powered blenders, we have friends and clients who are able to use regular blenders for regular fruits and vegetables, not avocado seeds etc. The value of blending versus juicing is that you are getting all of the fiber micronized so that you have access through the digestive process to a high amount of phytonutrients.
For example: Carrots have Carotenoids that are beneficial for the respiratory system. Broccoli stem includes Indol-3-Carbinol I3C which fights against hormonal related cancers and Sulforaphane which fights all cancers. Cucumbers is high in Silica which is important for osteoporosis and joint conditions. It is highly alkalinizing. Recent research has found that acidity is the cause of many illnesses, heart and vascular conditions, diabetes, alzheimers, cancer and pain. So this is a very valuable vegetable.
Raw Beet contains Betaine which purifies the blood. It is useful in cleansing the blood of cancer and cirrohsis of the liver. Zeaxanthin and Lutein in raw beet is valuable for the health of eyes. Avocado is one of the highest foods in Glutathione, a powerful liver detoxifier. It contains Beta Sitosterol, which has been said to lower cholesterol. nd though it is a fat it is one of the best foods to for losing weight. Avocado has in abundance the omega 9 fatty acid, the good fat.
Strawberries are great anti-inflammatory inhibitors due to the phytonutrient Anthocyanins. Because strawberries are sprayed with pesticides more then any other fruit and absorb the chemicals like a sponge, Organic is a must.
We hope to share with you more of our favorite smoothies and interesting food tips, especially as they are related to providing you with the best of health care.