It’s been quite a while after my last post! I was SO busy with my Ayuverda training in hospital and Uni in India, course planing and so much more! Thank you for your patience. (:
How do your normally start your day? If you always rushing for work, not paying any attention that what feeds your mind and body… If your system is sluggish from a few days of excess this green detox smoothie will kick start the tune up and clear out the stored toxins overwhelming your system.
Before sharing this wonderful delicious smoothie, let me have a quick sharing on WHAT & WHY Spirulina!
What is spirulina? Spirulina is a type of blue-green micro-algae that’s grown and harvested from very alkaline water sources. It was long used by the Aztecs as a food source because of its potent nutrient content. Spirulina is commonly found in several forms: tablets (which are chewable), fine powder, flakes, and pills or capsules. When purchasing spirulina, keep in mind to purchase only organic varieties that are processed at very low heat to retain the maximum nutrition. Since spirulina is grown in and comes from water, it’s surrounded by free toxins floating in the water and is more susceptible to contamination of heavy metals. These toxins, called microcystins, can mostly be avoided by purchasing from a trusted brand who grows it organically. Notice I say mostly – there are some studies (and more here) that show some less than beneficial side effects of spirulina.
Not only do I love the nutritional punch that spirulina provides, but I also love its array of other health benefits such as: antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties, immune function improvement, protection of the liver, speed up weight lost, reduction of allergic reactions (such as alleviates sinus issues), increased muscle endurance and oxidative stress, reduced oral cancer, possible support in fighting infections and antibiotic related illnesses.
It is SO GOOD until we all should learn how to drink with gratitude! I hope you love this smoothie recipe!
Detox Green Superfood Smoothie
2 teaspoons spirulina powder
1 ripe banana
1 organic green apple, cut in cubes
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 lemon juice
1 cucumber, cut in cubes
1/3 cup of mint leafs
Cheers to our health!