This is just another reason why it is so imperative to get processed foods and artificial ingredients out of our diets. Because these ingredients do not come from nature, our bodies just don't know what to do with this "stuff" when we eat them. Our cells are constantly bombarded with these toxic substances. Because our bodies are nothing short of miraculous, our "defender cells" try to isolate these "foreign invaders", (ie toxic chemicals) before they do damage to us. However, when we are constantly ingesting so many processed and artificial ingredients, it is a constant battle. Over the years, eating this way damages our cells and we end up with all kinds of problems.
However, it doesn't have to be this way. One way to get a boat load of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber is to make a green smoothie. This is the MOST NUTRITIOUS drink you can put in your body. Your body will be flooded with so many vitamins and nutrients to help "fight off" all those toxins.
This is my recipe I make for my entire building at work. The first time I made them I had to put the smoothie in paper cups so no one could see the color....if they looked at it they wouldn't drink it. However, after they realized how good it TASTED, I now put the smoothie in tall glasses and the color bothers no one. We have been doing this now for about 2 years...every morning we start off with this drink. Believe it or not, they can't wait to come in on Monday morning for their drink...your body will actually start craving all that goodness!!
DEBBIE'S GREEN SMOOTHIE
Apple, remove seeds, skins on
Very ripe banana
Ripe pear, skin on
Berries (if available)
2 T flaxseeds
- Put about 5 ice cubes in the blender with enough water to crush. Add whatever greens you are using, sometimes I add just one, other times I use all three. The more greens, the more vitamins. Blend adding small amounts of water if needed.
- Add cut up apples, pear and berries and blend. Again, add water when needed.
- Add banana and flaxseeds. Continue to blend for about 1 minute.
- Add water if the smoothie appears to be too "thick", a little at a time until desired consistency.
I have a Vitamix blender which is an extremely powerful blender. I'm not saying you need to buy one, there are others on the market that are powerful also. I will say, though, you do need a powerful blender to make this so the smoothie doesn't have a "stringy" texture.
So, if you have no time for breakfast, blend this up and take it out the door with you. It is more nutritious than anything else you put will eat or drink all day!!
Green smoothie or toxic Egg McMuffin.........