This is an example of my green smoothies in winter. They are very impromptu and I just add what ever I feel like. I freeze anything I want to put in my smoothies that I cannot buy already frozen, and then just sprinkle the ingredients into the Ninja. In the end it was like any smoothie you might buy at a juice bar, only custom and didn’t cost me $5 or more for an extra-large. I find they make me feel energized and give me a little zing in the afternoon, as well as giving me a little sense of accomplishment that I’ve had a nutrient dense yummy snack or meal. Lately I’m adding seeds for preventative health maintenance and there’s an added benefit I’ve been trying out by harvesting papaya seeds when I cut the fruit for freezing. Did you know that papaya seeds are really good for you, they have great probiotic qualities and they are a natural way to flush your digestive system of unwanted visitors…
Kale my feature winter vegetable this issue is my one constant in smoothies of late. No matter what I’m putting in the ninja, Fresh Kale goes in every time. I had no idea it was so cheap, and I knew it was good for you but I didn’t know how good. I’ve done my research and it is super rich in Vitamin K an anti cancer nutrient and well as helpful in colon health. It is full of antioxidant vitamins A,C, flavonoids and carotenoids. It is also a good source of fiber, making regularity a reality.
It is one of my favorite super foods and my daughter loves that she can have a berry smoothie any time she wants with healthy fiber rich kale in it,because she cannot taste it, and isn’t left feeling like she’s forced to eat yucky green things.
Kiwi, my feature winter fruit in this issue is such a wonderful little ball of flavor. Its sweet, and tart and gives a special kick to the taste of my smoothies. I’ve learned recently that kiwifruit has a much higher value of Vitamin C than oranges and is rich in Vitamin K, significant levels of dietary fiber and Vitamin E. You may also find it is a uniques source of omega-3 fatty acids among other nutrients.
I’m so thankful that these found place in my mid day smoothies. Enjoy some and know that you’re doing your body good, keeping it beautiful and healthy with these perfect sources of medicine God created.
- Frozen Ingredients
- Hawaiian or Mexican Papaya
- 2 Tbsp Pomegranate seeds
- Fresh Ingredients
- 1Tbsp Papaya seeds
- 2 Kale leaves
- 1/2 cup Kefir
- 1/2 cup Organic Milk whey
- 1/4 cup Florida’s Natural Orange juice