Superfoods are a trendy term for new ingredients maybe marketed as super healthy, however I have tried and tested some of these ingredients and I can claim that they do leave me with better energy. I am sharing the ones I personally particularly like.
Below are a few recipes for smoothies to incorporate them as a mid morning snack, for me it’s a healthy way to enjoy fresh raw ingredients, and they fill me well, so that I can have a light lunch, because of my work hours I prefer to have my energy throughout the day, big lunches for me are a no no during the week.
These will keep you hydrated so you can enjoy beautiful skin too. The spices added make these juices taste very familiar. Like dessert : )
Every morning start with pro-biotic’s, this will help clear the skin.
Carrot Cake Juice
2 inch ginger – really strengthens your immunity
1 red apple- Ancient Chinese herbals believe that apples are good for chi energy
3 carrots - betacarotene reverses effects of aging by being an anti-oxidant
Juice these then transfer to a blender, in the blender add the following ingredients:
1 tsp cinnamon - reduces blood sugar levels
1 tsp vanilla – soothes digestion
1 tsp lemon zest – alkalizes and refreshing
1 tbl chia- cleanser and superfood
8 soaked walnuts- you can soak them from the night before, brain food!
Put the chia in the blender and let it sit 5 min in the liquid- great nutrition I have tried this in Ramadan and it works like a miracle left me with energy! Plus it’s a body cleanser!
Whizz these ingredients for a full 3 minutes you will have a great tasting smoothie! If you want it sort of nice and crunchy add the walnuts last, and pulse one time!
You will get half a mason jar : ) add a straw and enjoy! Take it to your work, or while you run errands!
My Parents Green Juice recipe
1 cucumber- hydrating
1 celery stick – cleansing and mineralizing
1 green apple- vitamin c and less calories than red apple.
3 inch ginger – immune strengthener
6 stems lettuce- minerals from the plant leaves
6 stems parsley leaves- vitamin c
6 stems coriander leaves- chelation blood cleansing
6 stems mint- great for digestion
I only listed some of the benefits of these ingredients. Juice them all in a juicer, you will get one very large glass, or 2 small glasses
Goji Berry Smoothie
A juice I tried at one lucky duck New York
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup soaked goji berries to soften
½ cup cashew soaked in water to soften
1 tablespoon honey
Blend in blender, and add water slowly up to one cup
Pour into your mason jar and add straw : )