Super Smoothie is packed with antioxidants to help your body fight illness and infection. It tastes better than cold medicine and it feels great on a sore throat. It is packed with antioxidant vitamins C, E, minerals like selenium, and flavonoids found in plants.
Did you know, the best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables naturally contain many different vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The way that nature groups them in fruits and vegetables, allows them to work together like a machine designed to help your body.
In order to get the same benefits from pills or liquid supplements; I would have to calculate that perfect balance. Why reinvent the wheel when nature does in fruits and vegetables? I am not a chemist, scientist or medical doctor. So I choose to get mine from locally fresh or frozen organic foods, first.
Here is the other reason I don’t trust supplements for all of my health needs. Commercial antioxidants are not regulated. There is no way to know how they are processed. There are no manufacturing standards for supplements. Unlike medicines from pharmaceutical companies which are highly regulated, the process which manufacturers go through to create their supplements is not. Their supplements might be different from those used in the research and development for their product. And because the industry is not highly regulated, one company’s vitamin C might not be identical to another’s, for example. This means that the supplements found in stores or on the internet, may not give the same results as research labs. If taken incorrectly supplements may even be harmful especially if used in high dosages.
In my opinion, this super smoothie does more for my health than any supplement could ever do, plus it tastes GREAT!
3/4 cup frozen organic blueberries and blackberries (These are the highest in antioxidants of all the berries. They are really a Super Food, plus they contain vitamin C.)
3/4 cup frozen organic strawberries (Strawberries are very nutritious – packed with vitamin C, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Strawberries are rich in vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B5, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, potassium, manganese and folic acid.)
10 ounces of Almond milk (Everyone knows that almond milk has protein, but did you know nuts also contain Zinc? Zinc can help you in your battle to fight colds. Beware of consuming too much zinc through supplements because it can cause flu like symptoms. And it doesn’t play well with other vitamins like calcium and iron.)
One tablespoon of coconut oil (The coconut oil helps the anti-inflammatory response of your body’s immune system. It helps to keep the mucus from getting thick and causing congestion. You should also drink plenty of water to help with this problem.)
One tablespoon of raw cocoa powder (In its raw state, it contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea and blueberries. Raw cacao is high in fiber and vitamin C and a good source of iron and protein.)
1 tablespoon of raw honey (Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties.)
1 teaspoon of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon (Ceylon cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.)
Directions to make your Super Smoothie:
Blended all of the ingredients for your Super Smoothie together in a Vitamix or use your blender on high until it is very smooth. You will find the taste of this super smoothie is delicious. Drink it a couple of times a day at the first sign of your cold. You will get better faster or perhaps if lucky, just avoid the whole thing. I drink some version the Super Smoothie daily for breakfast. I usually add a baby kale, carrots and cucumber as well to help me get in my five servings of vegetables a day.
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