I have found the most wonderful recipe for a breakfast smoothie. It is a recipe I found at Health E Goods.com which I changed a bit to include all raw organic ingredients. If you do not want to use all the organic ingredients I have listed please just do the best you can with the ingredients, while contributing some toxins to your body, it will still be very beneficial for your health to incorporate this smoothie into your lifestyle.
When I drink this smoothie in the morning I do not feel hungry again until lunch time. It will give you the energy you need to exercise and get through the day and support you in all your activities in the evening and it will also help you have an excellent night’s sleep. One of the most important benefits is helping to clean out your colon, which is imperative for great health and in order to support this process you need to drink at least ½ your body weight in ounces of filtered water every day. (i.e. a 100 pound person would drink at least 50 ounces of pure filtered water a day)
This smoothie can also help you get to your ideal weight by building muscle which burns more fat (gogi berries and Amazon Power Shake). It is also very important to incorporate stretching or yoga every day, strength training every 2 days, and aerobic exercise at least 5 days a week. This will make you feel really great because it releases endorphins in your body, which is what many legal and illegal drugs do for people, without all the harmful side effects. There are many ways to get your aerobic exercise: walking, cycling, dancing, hiking, swimming, jumping rope, rebounding, etc. Find something that you really enjoy and do it with a friend, moderate walking for just 45 minutes every day will help you to live a happier, longer, higher quality life.
I cup filtered water
Handful of Vital Choice raw almonds (only as much as you can hold comfortably with your hand closed)
¼ cup Tibetan Gogi Berry Companies gogi berries (add water to make 1 cup and soak overnight)
1-2 scoops Amazon Herb Co. Power Shake
1-2 tsp Pharmax Finest Pure Fish Oil with plant sterols (natural orange flavor) This is highly recommended by my holistic doctor, Dr. Martin Plotkin who has done extensive research to find the best fish oil.
½ cup Vital Choice wild frozen blueberries
¼ tsp Pharmax HLC Symbiotic Intensive Acidophilis Sachets
2 tablespoons HealtheGoods Chia Seeds
I small organic banana
Combine 1 cup filtered water and handful of almonds in blender.
Blend for 1 minute on high
Put in all remaining ingredients and blend on high for 1 minute.
Don’t forget to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of filtered water every day. I use and highly recommend Nikken’s PiMag Water Filter. It filters the water to 1 micron, restores the vital minerals lost in filtration and adds magnetic properties. If you also add Nikken’s Optimizer, which optimizes the water to be the same pH as the cells in your body, it will help your body’s pH become more balanced which is very important for a healthy body.
I also highly recommend adding Amazon Herb Co’s. Aquazon or Chocomaca daily which will give you needed iodine in your diet, because today American soil has no detectable iodine left. Many studies have shown Iodine and Vitamin D are very important for a properly functioning thyroid.
The machine I use to make my smoothies is the Vita-Mix. This machine is a real time saver and will allow you to easily incorporate more raw foods into your diet which have been proven to be very beneficial for your health. You can make smoothies, ice cream, sauces, whole vegetable juices, baby food, hot soup and even bread dough. This machine will replace your juicer, blender, food processor, mixer, chopper, bread machine, ice cream maker, etc. and save much needed counter space in your kitchen.
I hope you try this smoothie and enjoy the great health benefits these whole foods will help bring to your life.