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8 Off-The-Beaten-Path Smoothie Ingredients That Will Get Your Creative Juices Going! by Michael E Rosenbaum, MD





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Is your local cornucopia exploding? Do you walk away from the farmers’ market with more produce than you know what to do with?

Time to make smoothies galore! There is nothing like a smoothie for turning fresh fruits into a flavorful, beautiful, refreshing snack in a glass!

But while fresh fruit can be inspiring, smoothies don’t have to be all about fruit. In fact, many inspired smoothie creators have magnified fruit’s taste and health benefits by adding ingredients you might never imagine should be allowed in a smoothie recipe. Ready to hit the “Liquify” button on your blender and bring sipping to a whole new level?

Try adding these off-the-beaten-path ingredients to your next smoothie . . .

Great Greens For SuperGreen Smoothies

Along with those luscious fruits, the farmer’s market is filled with waves of green. And in those waves you’ll find some terrific smoothie nutrition boosters. Spinach and kale are among the best greens to add in since they have a mild flavor. But you don’t have to stop with them – try mustard greens, radish greens, collards, chard or even romaine lettuce. Spinach – Popeye’s power food – is not only high in iron, but also high levels of manganese, magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper and zinc. It boasts a wealth of carotenoids like vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin as well as folate, vitamins K, E, C, B2 and B6. Kale rivals spinach in its excellent nutrition. Also packed with vitamins A and K, it has more vitamin C than an orange. And for minerals, it’s a good source of manganese and copper. A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, kale also contains special sulfur-based compounds, called glucosinolates. These compounds seem to boost the activity of detoxifying enzymes in your body. They have also been linked to significantly reducing your risk for cancer.[1]

While most people savor the crisp crunch of the radish bulbs, the radish greens are the real nutritional powerhouse. Packed with vitamin C and calcium, radish greens bring a nice sharpness to any smoothie mix. Like kale they are part of the cruciferous family which means they contain a good amount of special cancer-fighting compounds.

Beet greens are just as good as the root when it comes to nourishing your body. And they may even boost your mood. In addition to Vitamins A, C, and K, beet greens have a rich supply of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan not only can help you relax and go to sleep, it also is a building block for the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is linked to a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. While the delicious taste of a smoothie in itself can lift your mood, beet greens may actually give you the mood-boosting chemistry you need. How to prep them? Look for deep green leaves that haven’t yellowed. Wash them carefully and drop them in stem and all. Younger leaves are easier work for your blender. But if you have larger, tougher leaves, don’t give up. Simply make sure you add plenty of liquid to help your blender chop them up effectively.

Need a quick, supergreen hit? Add some chlorella granules to your blend. Chlorella algae has more green chlorophyll than any other plant on the planet, not to mention high levels of vitamin A and magnesium. In addition, its unique chlorella growth factor speeds tissue regeneration. And it is one of the only plant-based sources of true vitamin B12, essential for brain and heart health.

Creaminess Factors That Make Smoothies Go Down Smooth

Avocadoes

Technically avocadoes are a fruit, too. They grow on big avocado trees like pears – hence their alternate name, Alligator Pears. But even though we usually only associate them with savory foods, they’re not just for guacamole! Avocadoes bring a light creaminess to your smoothie along with special fats your body loves. Avocado contains good-for-you fats like: • Phytosterols like beta-sisterol, campesterol and sigmasterol;

• Oleic acid, primarily found in olives;

• Polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols (PFAs) are only found in ocean plants; These fats help your body fight inflammation. They also increase exponentially your body’s absorption of carotenoids. Carotenoids are essential for nerve, eye, immune and reproductive health. Avocado brings an unusually diverse mix of these carotenoids to the table as well.

Finally, if you’re looking to smoothies to help you trim your waist, avocados are a must-have ingredient. Recent research indicates avocadoes’ rich nutrition may help curb cravings and support weight loss. [2]

Want to get the most from your avocado? Make sure you scrape out the darker flesh near the skin. This is the part of the avocado with the highest concentration of carotenoids.

Heavy Cream

Much of the smoothie furor has been triggered by an interest in low-fat, highly nutritious foods that can help you lose weight. For this reason, adding heavy cream may seem anathema to good smoothie protocols.

Not necessarily . . . While some research indicates the saturated fats in cream may increase your risk for heart disease, cream also has fats that are undeniably good for you. Cream from pasture-raised animals contains special fats called conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs). And these special CLAs actually help you build lean muscle mass. Found only in products from grass-fed animals, they can help you lose weight and may even help keep your arteries clean.[3 ] In addition to CLA’s, grass fed cream offers you another rich and tasty route to getting omega-3’s and vitamin A. And finally - like avocado - heavy cream can make your smoothie satisfying enough to hold you until the next meal.

Of course, while cream may offers some health benefits, including helping you snack less over the day, keep in mind the concerns raised about saturated fats. By enjoying cream in your smoothies in moderation, you can be sure you’re getting the good fats and nutrients without overdoing it on the potentially harmful fats.

In order to enjoy these creamy benefits, get your cream from a farmer who you know pastures her animals or look for grass-fed dairy in the supermarket. Organic cream will also contain some of these nutrients since organic dairies are required to offer some access to pasture for their animals. Coconut milk and oil

The coconut offers another way to add healthy creaminess to your smoothie.

Coconuts contain special medium chain fats. Unlike the most common fats on the planet, long chain fats, coconuts’ fats are absorbed differently in your body. Instead of being stored, they are used immediately for energy production. Because of this, coconut fats actually speed up your metabolism and help you burn even more fats. In addition, coconut fats are easy to digest. And as a special bonus, they seem to fight fungal, parasitic and bacterial infections as well.

How to get these special fats? Get them straight as cold-pressed coconut oil. Just add a couple dollops to your blender and enjoy the rich flavor. Or try them combined with coconut water by pouring in some full-fat coconut milk. Transform Your Smoothie With A Dose Of Creativity!

Rev your smoothie engine and get out of your smoothie rut . . . there’s all kinds of nutrients you could be sipping through a straw. Imagine your body getting revved up with the power of green? Or shrinking those inconvenient cravings down with the mellow richness of cream?

A great smoothie recipe can make your day. But don’t get lost in someone else’s recipe. Experiment. Add something new. You may be surprised at how tasty a little smoothie creativity can be!

Sources:

[1] Cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention. National Cancer Institute website. [2] Wien MA et al. Randomized 3x3 crossover study to evaluate the effect of Hass avocado intake on post-ingestive satiety, glucose and insulin levels, and subsequent energy intake in overweight adults. Nutrition Journal 2013 volume 12: 155 [3] Whigham LD et al. Efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid for reducing fat mass: a meta-analysis in humans. Am J Clin Nutr May 2007vol. 85 no. 5 1203-1211

About Dr. Michael E Rosenbaum, MD Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum is a 35-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America's most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.

Want to learn more about what the medical world is missing? Get our FREE report, "Why Didn't My Doctor Tell Me This?" In this eye-opening report, 5 pioneering natural health experts reveal nutritional secrets that can change your life. Get your free copy here. Sun Chlorella USA offers the finest quality chlorella products for anti-aging, weight maintenance, energy, heart, brain & digestive system, as well as overall health and wellness for both people and pets. Also, for special offers, news and updates, follow us on Twitter at @sunchlorellausa or 'Like' us on Facebook at our Sun Chlorella USA Facebook page.

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