One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a delicious smoothie! Add in a little yoga and I feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the day. Drinking a smoothie at any time of the day is wonderful as it offers a nice break for your digestive track. Not to mention, it's incredibly refreshing when it's warm outside.
This smoothie is not only delicious but is packed with nutrient rich ingredients! With some of the most nutrient dense foods around this smoothie will add a burst of health to your day. Here are some reasons to consider making this shake!
To start the amazing beet is packed with phytonutrients that lead to detoxification, improved digestion, are a steady source and supply of antioxidants, and help with anti-inflammation. Beets are considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods around! Slice it up and add a piece to your smoothie today!
To follow, the well-known and oh-so-healthy almonds! Almonds are a great source of protein, a natural source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants. Almonds promote cardiovascular health, bone health and can assist with controlling the waste line.
Next in line is the delicious, juicy and healthy pineapple! Did you know that 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks offers 131% of your daily vitamin C! Medical News Today reports "Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it's effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth..." Pineapples can help with lowering blood pressure, asthma, combat free radicals known to cause cancer, decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and so much more! Now I won't feel so bad when I buy two!
Strawberries are not only delicious but also help aid in alleviating inflammation, bad breath, gout and more! Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium. 1 cup of strawberries is equal to 160% of your daily intake for Vitamin C and is only 50 calories!! Serve me up some more berries!
Now, let's not leave out the mango! Mango can help fight cancer, cleanse your skin, aid in digestion, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes and alkalize the body! It can help keep your cholesterol in check, promote good eye sight by providing 25% of your daily need of Vitamin A, help to prevent heat stroke, strengthen your immune system, can help aid in concentration and memory. Mango is HIGH in IRON! Mango can reduce kidney stones and could possibly be the perfect snack!
Oranges are rich in vitamin C and loaded with health benefits! Oranges have been known to help aid in cancer prevention, prevent kidney stones, reduce the risk of liver cancer, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, can fight against viral infections, aid in good digestion and can assist in alkalizing the body! Read MORE!
Slide me over another smoothie please!
What will you need?
PS - Today is my step-son JJ's birthday! Sending some love his way ~ send some with me if you are inclined! This recipe is a tribute to good health with a focus on healthy digestion. JJ's father and JJ inspire healthy recipes for us all to enjoy! Cheers to JJ on his special day!
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