Super Green Smoothie

Super simple, alkalizing and delicious green smoothie for instant energy boost! I created this super green smoothie a few years ago and it instantly became one of my favorites. You can add some raw natural sweeteners like stevia leaves (1-4 is enough!)  if you are new to green smoothies and this tastes bitter or a bit too ”green” for you.

It’s super easy to change the recipe ingredients by season, I like to rotate my leafy greens between using parsley, kale, nettle, cilantro, spinach or dandelion greens. Sometimes I also like to add some wheatgrass juice to get more nutrients, amino acids and chlorophyll into my diet. Avocado makes green smoothie more creamy, is full of healthy fats, carotenoids and helps you to absorb more nutrients. Water and fiber of the cucumbers support your digestive system and can helps you to stay hydrated. Lemon juice gives nice fresh taste to the green smoothie and helps your body to neutralize acid waste.

I try to make at least one green smoothie everyday, because it’s so easy way to eat more greens. Sometimes when there has been period of time when I haven’t had time to make my green smoothies, I have noticed that it’s not so easy to eat as much raw greens and veggies and also my energy levels aren’t as good as when I have started my day with green smoothie.

My favorite way is to blend big amount of fresh greens and veggies and drink it up! Actually I try to chew it up, because when we are chewing our food we are covering that food with Saliva which contains an enzyme that helps to break the food down for the digestive process.   If we don’t chew our food because we are consuming it in the smoothie form then we are also giving it to our digestive system without an important enzyme to help it digest.

SUPER GREEN SMOOTHIE (two servings)

  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 1 Avocado
  • One bunch of parsley
  • 2 tps Vitamineral Green*
  • Juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • Water to get the right consistency
  1. Add leafy greens into blender with some water and blend together until smooth.
  2. Add cucumber, avocado and green powder*, then blend again.
  3. Add lemon juice, pinch of salt and water to get right consistency to your green smoothie.
  4. Enjoy!

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What’s your favorite green smoothie?

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Birch & Ginger Infused Water

Here is super simple and refreshing recipe for birch and ginger infused water that helps you to detox your body naturally! Really good way to hydrate your body and this is great for you non-water lovers out there because the ginger, citrus and birch flavor the water. I added some raw honey this time to add some sweetness, but I think it’s nice and fresh also without it. I really love to make infused waters, because fresh fruits, berries and herbs add nice taste to the water. There are tons of options to add your infused water, some of my favorites ingredients are mint, ginger, lemon, raspberries, birch and cherries.

Ginger – Helps with gastrointestinal symptoms and nausea. Ginger is also very anti-inflammatory and has immune boosting action that can help with colds and flus.

Lemon – Is good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals in your body and is vital to the function of a strong immune system. Lemons contain phytonutrients with antioxidant and antibiotic effects.

Birch – Stimulates the cleansing systems of the body and helps to eliminate toxins. Birch helps your kidney and liver functions and is naturally diuretic.

Raw Honey – It has anti-inflammatory effects and ability to soothe coughs. Antioxidants of the honey help to protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals.

BIRCH & GINGER INFUSED WATER

  • 2-3 cm ginger
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Spring water or purified water
  • 1 Handful of Fresh birch leaves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  1. Peel and slice ginger and place inside of a pitcher with birch leaves.  Add water, honey and lemon juice. Use the back end of a wooden spoon and smash the ingredients to release some flavor.
  2. Refrigerate for a hour to allow ingredients to release more flavor to the water.
  3. Enjoy!

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Do you like infused waters and what’s your favorite taste combination?

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