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Light up your day with a smoothie

Published:Monday | April 20, 2015 | 4:00 AM
Pink Marmalade Blend
Fruity Green Smoothie.
Herbal Life's Cookie and Cream Protien Shake and the Herbal tea concentrate.
Berry Beet Blend.
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Give yourself a healthy, convenient and smooth picker upper - breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert - with one of the filling smoothies or shakes from Nature My Therapy.

Smoothies are blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit and vegetables. They are also provide important, vitamins and minerals from the ingredients that often includes yogurt and nuts.

For a healthier you, try one of the healthy treats by Nature My Therapy - juice blends made from 100 per cent organic produce - owned and operated by Danielle Thompson; or a high-protein shake from Zedcor Healthy Living, owned and operated by Coretta Gordon; or a recipe from NUTRIliving.com.

 

Nature My Therapy

 

Thompson recommended the fruity green blend of organic vegetables and herbs complemented with hand selected seasonal fruits - a powerful punch of antioxidants and vitamins - to kick start your day.

This blend is an excellent segue into the green juice lifestyle.

 

Pink Marmalade Blend

 

1 cup lettuce or spinach

1/4 cup diced beet root

Juice of 1/2 lemon

juice of 1 medium sweet orange (ortanique)

1/2 inch washed ginger root

1/4 cup parsley

11/2 cups chilled water

2 drops pure vanilla essence

1tbs spurilina

 

Directions

 

Add diced beet root, chilled diced pineapple, leafy greens, oranges, lemon juice and ginger root to blender.

Then add coconut water, spirulina, vanilla essence and ice cubes and blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined giving you that nourishing detoxifying blend.

Fit tip: Beets are best friends with your blood. They do an excellent job of refreshing your kidney, liver, and spleen. These babies super boost your immune system and speed up your metabolism while reducing bloat. The betaine in beet juice stimulates the function of the liver cells and protects the liver and bile ducts. Beets are an excellent way to detoxify the blood and renew it with minerals and all-natural healthy sugars.

 

Zedcor Healthy Living

 

Gordon recommended the protein shake which is equivalent to a full-course meal, consisting of green tea and aloe vera, and fruits for the benefits of losing and gaining weight in a healthy way.

Chocolate, French vanilla, wild berry and cookies and cream are some of the flavours available.

Before indulging in this shake, one must first drink the following beverages in the steps below:

 

Instructions

 

Step 1: Put two corks of aloe into a shot glass and add water to fill it, and then drink.

Step 2: Add two small or big scoops of the Chinese green tea powder to a teacup of water, depending on how strong you prefer it, and stir until mixed properly, drink.

Step 3: Individuals whose aim is to gain or maintain weight can add a ripe banana or any other fruit to their meal. Place one ripe banana in the blender, then add four cubes of ice, four ounces of water, then two scoops of Healthy Meal. Blend for 10 seconds, then add one scoop of protein to complete the ingredients and blend until smooth, and enjoy.

Herbal tea concentrate - this Chinese green tea supports energy and metabolism. It also has an antioxidant and thermogenic benefits of green tea and botanicals, and is delicious. They are flavoured in lemon, peach, raspberry and original.

Support healthy digestion with a refreshing tonic, The Herbal Aloe Liquid, that provides organic nutrients and enzymes from the aloe vera plant. The aloe soothes the stomach, relieves occasional indigestion and improves nutrient absorption.

Healthy Meal nutritional shake mix: Formula 1 contains up to 21 vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, nine grams of heart-healthy protein and provides an array of fibre sources.

 

NUTRIliving.com

 

According to NUTRIliving.com the Energy Elixir is the perfect afternoon 'pick-me-up'.

 

Energy Elixir

 

2 handfuls of rinsed spring (any kind of green vegetable)

1 banana

1 cup red grapes

1 cored pear

1/8 cup of walnuts

Add water to the max line of blender cup

Instructions

Add all solid ingredients into tall cup

Fill the cup to max line with water

Blend until smooth, approximately 30 seconds

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com