2 Delicious Ginger Smoothie Recipes, Plus Health Benefits of Ginger

Whenever I feel I’m falling into the rut with my green smoothie routine, I love to add some new ingredients to create new taste combinations and boost nutrition.

This time, I decided to go for some ginger, which I don’t use very often in my kitchen. Health benefits of ginger cannot be overstated, including a multitude of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Plus you get that distinct peppery-sweet taste, which combines very well with fruits and greens..

Once blended with some greens, frozen fruits, and bananas, you’ll be rocking one healthy ginger smoothie!…

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Delicious Orange-Carrot-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

I usually don’t add starchy vegetables, such as carrots, to my smoothies. And I rarely make smoothies that don’t contain any greens (green smoothies are my favorites!).

This carrot-ginger smoothie recipe is one of the few exceptions, and it’s delicious!

It combines carrots and oranges – for beautiful, bright orange color (a nice change from the green-colored smoothies), with apple and ginger – for tangy flavor. …

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How to Relieve Constipation: Prune Smoothie Recipes To Keep-Things-Moving

As long as I keep drinking green smoothies regularly, I never suffer from constipation. The only times I do get constipated is when I travel and am unable to consume my usual diet rich in green smoothies and other whole foods.

Consuming lots of fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, and greens, definitely helps to “keep things moving” in this department. These foods provide such abundance of fiber and liquids that they virtually swipe your intestines like a broom, and are the best remedy for constipation relief.

Green smoothies act like a broom, cleaning up your many, many feet of intestinal tract, and helping elimination of all the unnecessary stuff and garbage from your body.

However, if you are just beginning to drink green smoothies (or switching to a more natural-fiber-rich diet), you may feel surprisingly bloated and constipated initially. This will come as an unpleasant surprise, especially, if one of your motives has been better digestion and better elimination.

You may be asking yourself: “Why am I constipated after drinking green smoothies?”Plum-smoothie900

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3 Easy Bok Choy Recipes: Nutrient Dense, Low in Oxalate, and Simply Delicious!

Bok choy (also known as pak choi or Brassica chinensis) is a relative of cabbage, and belongs to cruciferous vegetables, a family of especially nutrient-dense vegetables that contain unique anti-cancer compounds.

It is a common ingredient in many Asian-inspired recipes. You should have no trouble finding bok choy at the market as it is available almost year-round. Look for a plant with firm stalks that is free of brown spots. Bok choy is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world, providing lots of vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate, calcium, and other nutrients.

It is highly beneficial for its calcium availability – bok choy is lower in oxalate, a substance that binds up calcium and prevents it from being absorbed, than most other leafy greens. …

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Watercress: Green Smoothie and Raw Soup Recipes

Watercress is a sharp and peppery tasting cruciferous vegetable. Like most greens, watercress can easily make it to the top of super-foods list, and it’s a perfect addition to your green smoothies. Its amazing health benefits are due to its high levels of phytochemicals, the same disease fighting components found in broccoli and cabbage. By…

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Dandelion Greens Recipes: How About Some Weeds In Your Green Smoothie?

Have you had your dandelions today?

For many people when they think of dandelions, their first thought is the weeds on their lawn. They view the common dandelion as a weed, and wage a small war to eradicate the plant from their lawns and gardens, but I want to encourage you to eat them!

Not everyone knows that dandelions are very healthy, and can be used in many recipes, including (of course) green smoothies. Dandelion greens have slightly bitter taste which might be difficult to mask with fruit in a green smoothie, so start with adding small amounts and/or mixing them with other greens, such as spinach or kale.…

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How About a Radish Top Green Smoothie? 3 Unusual Ingredients For Green Smoothies

I don’t recommend using beet roots, carrots, or radishes for your green smoothies, however when it comes to the greens, it’s an entirely different story. Beautiful green tops from beets are sometimes valued as edible, but green tops from radishes and carrots are more often than not considered un-edible, and rarely – if ever –…

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Delicious Kiwi Smoothie Recipes

Kiwi provides a wide array of nutrition benefits. According to a study at Rutgers University, kiwi is the most nutrient dense fruit, ounce for ounce.

Kiwi provides 16% of the RDA for fiber and 10% of the RDA for folic acid. Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers, and function as antioxidants.

Studies in Italy performed on 18,000 6-7 year old children have demonstrated health benefits of kiwis to the respiratory tract. The study found that children eating the 5-7 servings of citrus and kiwifruit per week had 44 percent less incidence of wheezing compared to children eating less than once a week.

According to another study, eating kiwi fruit every morning has the same effect as aspirin for heart health (reduces blood clotting), but without the side effects.

Plus, they are delicious in green smoothies!…

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Orange Julius Recipe

If you are a fan of Orange Julius and are searching online for the perfect recipe to create Orange Julius smoothies, here is one for you to try. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan – I much prefer green smoothies because they are so much healthier. As you will see this recipe contains…

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Smoothie Recipes For Kids (and Adults): Healthy Green Smoothies Even Picky Eaters Can Enjoy!

Your children (and quite possibly your adult family members too) may be resistant to the idea to trying smoothie recipes with any green ingredients added, however, don’t despair!

In my experience, green fruit smoothie recipes for kids are always a success!

But, yes, you may need to use some tricks to encourage their consumption initially.

The great thing about green smoothies is that they disguise what might otherwise be unwelcome ingredients, including healthy leafy greens that may be eaten rarely or avoided completely.…

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