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Healing My Body From The Inside Out With Smoothies – Part 2:Mean Green Smoothie

This smoothie looks scary as hell, maybe it should be called  Mean Green Mumba instead. But do not be fooled, it tastes good and is packed with loads of nutrition. I used to have lots of tummy troubles before. For years I was treated for IBS and always had irregular bowel movements. I find that this shake helps to keep me regular and is definitely contributing to my digestive heath.

This shake is predominantly made of green vegetables, high in fibre to help things move along smoothly 🙂 .

Celery is known to lower the blood pressure, has high amounts of immune boosting Vitamin C and is believed to have anti-inflammatory benefits, which is perfect for people suffering from ailments such as arthritis.

Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated, while helping to eliminate toxins. Its is also loaded with fibre helping you to feel fuller for longer and aids good digestion.

Broccoli, aside from containing loads of vitamins and minerals, it is packed with fibre helping the body to eliminate toxins and waste.

Spinach – this nutritional powerhouse is packed with anti-inflammatory agents, is rich in fibre, lowers the blood pressure and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Apples are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, rich in fibre and contains anti-oxidants. It is also a natural sweetener for this smoothie.

What you will need:

1 stalk of celery

2 Florets of Broccoli

Handful of Spinach

A piece of cucumber (I usually use a 5cm length piece)

1 Apple – core removed

200 ml Rice /Almond Milk ( you can use any milk you like)

 Optional:

1 Tablespoon Linseed

1 Digestive Enzyme tablet

1 Tablespoon Superfoods Green Powder

What to do:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth ( usually about 1 minute or so).

Enjoy!

“The greatest Wealth, is Health.”- Virgil

Anyone have some other great smoothie recipes that I could try? I would love to try them 🙂

Carmen

xxx

Please note that I am not a nutritionist and the information I provide in my posts are researched and extracted from health/other sites on the internet. I am not providing medical advice. The information provided is intended for informational purposes only.

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