Hey Dolls! I hope that you had a wonderful Fourth of July! In addition to the holiday, we celebrated my husband, whose birthday is also on the 4th. And celebrate we did! I recently started a run streak challenge. At least one mile a day, every day for 31 days. I’m only on day 4, but have been faithful. Along with my daily runs, I have been extremely focused on healthy eating. I was good until yesterday. The holiday and hubby’s birthday took a Doll down! Burgers, bubbly and Fourth-themed cupcakes Oh My! But today brings a renewed commitment.
I usually do an oatmeal with fresh fruit for breakfast – fresh strawberries and blueberries to sweeten the taste, as opposed to sugar, brown sugar or a substitute. But I’ve decided to switch it up. Smoothies it is! There are so many options and I like diversity, so I will be trying a new recipe weekly. First up, the Apple Kiwi Superpower Green Smoothie. Peep the mixology below.
1 apple, cored and cut into chunks
- Extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber
- May help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease
1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
- High source of Vitamin C
- Sleep inducer
- Good source of dietary fiber
- Helps digestion
- Good source of Folate
- Powerhouse of vitamins and minerals – Vitamins A, B6, B12, E, and Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium
- Aids in producing beautiful skin
1 handful tender kale leaves, chopped (about 2 cups)
- Low in calories, high in fiber, zero fat
- High in iron
- High in Vitamins K, C, Calcium
- Filled with powerful antioxidants
- Great anti-inflammatory food
- Great for cardiovascular support
- Great detox food
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- Low calorie, no cholesterol
- Good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils and dietary fiber
- May help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood
- Good source of minerals – Potassium, Calcium, Manganese, Iron and Magnesium
- Rich in many vital vitamins – Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C
- One of the richest herbal sources for Vitamin K, which supports bone health
1 1/4 inch slice of ginger, peeled and chopped
- Supports digestive health
- Reduces nausea, pain reduction and inflammation
1 cup of filtered water
The Mixology. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more water if desired.
Makes 1 large (24 ounce) or 2 small (12 ounce) smoothies. Enjoy!
I also purchased a Nutri Ninja hoping that this will be a better alternative to my blender for making smoothies. I will let you know my thoughts over the next several weeks.
Dolls, leave a comment and share your favorite smoothie recipe.
Until then, keep sharing the pretty,