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SUPER Smoothie to Jumpstart the Day!

Recipe:
4 oz. plain, organic kefir or whole-milk yogurt (or unsweetened applesauce if avoiding dairy)
1 cup of organic berries
1/2 banana
1/2 organic lemon- juice & pulp
1 Tbs. ground flaxseed or chia seed
1 Tbs. organic almonds (raw, unapsteurized. Most in US are pasteurized, so buy locally if possible)
1 Tbs. Nutritional Yeast
1/2 cup organic spinach
1 Tbs. Spirulina or green powder (I like Health Force brand)
1 1/2 Tbs. pumpkin protein powder ( I LOVE Omega Nutrition brand)
1/2 Tsp. organic cinnamon, turmeric, ginger
1 cup filtered water
(You don’t have to use ALL of the ingredients. Pick and choose..have fun with it!)

Put it all in the blender and voila! A breakfast packed with easily assimilated protein, fiber, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates to regulate blood sugar and satiate you. The smoothie is cleansing, detoxifying, contains several essential vitamins and minerals and is full of foods that are anti-inflammatory and. anti-cancer. It also improves mental health, boosts immune system, protects the heart, aids digestion, lowers cholesterol and soothes the digestive and nervous system. Cheers to good health!

Please note: When making a choice between buying local or buying organic from a grocery store, my answer will always be local even if it’s not certified organic. Many small operations cannot afford organic certification yet still grow according to organic standards. They often go above and beyond! Get to know your local farmers and support them.

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