As the warmer months set in - we often crave lighter, cooling foods - things like salads and juices and smoothies. For many of us though, we tend to miss the mark in the smoothie making department - blending up fruit and liquid only to find ourselves starving 30 minutes later.
A smoothie can be a fabulous meal in itself and an excellent time-saver if you're on the fly. In order to make a smoothie which gives you lasting energy however, it needs to balanced. Considering that fact that a smoothie has already been pureed (and therefore half our digestion work is already done for us), we need to ensure it contains fibre, fat and protein to sustain us for the entire morning.
Here is the quickest, easiest, and most delicious (in my opinion), green smoothie recipe using one of my favourite alkalising multi mineral powders by WelleCo.
Having grown up in Indonesia, I was always surrounded by amazing herbs and spices, as well as 'witch doctor'-like tonics, tinctures and potions to help you ease a sore stomach, boost immunity or cure the common cold. Traditional ways of healing the body always started with food...
This elixir, known in Indonesia as 'Jamu' is made traditionally from turmeric, ginger, black pepper, lime, honey and water. As we all know by now, Turmeric really does hold super food status due to its lengthy list of health benefits. It is held in very high regard both in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese Traditional Medicine purposes. The presence of the compound 'curcumin' is said to alleviate arthritis and join inflammation as well as aid in the reduction and prevention of some cancer cell growths. It has an extremely high antioxidant level and is widely used in different 'detoxification' programs due to its cleansing and anti-inflammatory effect on the liver. Note that fresh turmeric, is much more powerful than the dried, powdered version.
Have a shot of this elixir every day, and you're sure to reap the benefits!