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? Why are Smoothies Important for Breakfast? ?

Why are smoothies important for breakfast?

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sometimes it just doesn’t fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energized or if we feel dragging with a lack of energy. What we put in our bellies is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you are a skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug morning person then this blog is totally for you. We all need and crave energy. I know I do! Sometimes it is so easy to want to grab a quick bowl of cereal or even forget breakfast and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee for the energy needed to survive the day. I don’t want you to just survive through the day though; I want you to thrive through the day. I also don’t want you to go on the “crash and crave” roller coaster for the entire day. If you begin your morning with caffeinated coffee and sugar, you will crash, and you will be either too tired to make it through your responsibilities or you will be reaching for another cup of coffee to get through a few more hours.

Smoothies are another quick alternative to a fast breakfast that can help energize us throughout the entire day. When you toss in some greens, a little fruit, and a healthy liquid like coconut water you are bound to feel energetic and ready to take on the day. Starting the day with a smoothie also gives you well needed antioxidants which help protect our bodies from free radicals, and it is a great low glycemic start. Eating a low glycemic breakfast will help curb your sugar cravings for the entire day and it will also help with not crashing. Next time you want a quick breakfast, try a delicious smoothie that will leave you feeling energized and motivated. A morning smoothie will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to produce natural energy and naturally boost your metabolism. So, what are you reaching for tomorrow morning? I know I will be pulling out my blender and getting ready for some long lasting energy.

Digestion Smoothie ?

Serves 1-2

✔️½ cup dairy-free milk½ cup coconut milk kefir/yogurt (homemade or store-bought)

✔️1 cup kale

✔️½ avocado

✔️1 teaspoon cinnamon

✔️½ teaspoon turmeric

✔️1 ounce aloe vera juice

✔️Stevia to taste (optional)

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?Can Diabetics Eat Fruit ? – Interview With Tasha Lee

 

Learn the truth about nutrition, not what we’ve been lead to believe…

One of my teachers and mentors from The International School of Detoxification, Marcie  shares “I’m a type 1 diabetic and I’ve cut out two shots a day and over 50 units by adopting a high fruit diet.” She and countless others are here to spread their success with a high fruit diet and how that is elevating their health and mitigating the symptoms of DisEASES. Tasha Lee another Type 1 Diabetic shares her story in the video below. If you are or know someone that is also diabetic PLEASE watch and share this. Learn the facts and truth about your body and it’s ability to transform itself on a high fruit and raw diet.

Have you ever heard that diabetics can’t eat fruit? How about that fruit has too much sugar? What would you say if I told you that animal protein and animal fats have been shown to cause larger and more extended blood sugar spikes than fruit? What if I also told you that many diabetics have found relief from unpredictable blood sugar levels by adopting a low fat, whole food vegan diet and lifestyle containing plenty of fruit? Is it possible that animal products are the main contributors to out of control blood sugar levels? It appears so!

In this video you will hear Tasha Lee share here story. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old. After spending most of her life trying a variety of diets and health plans, a low fat raw food lifestyle has given her back control of her life and her condition.

You can find out more about Tasha at:

Website: http://www.fruitariandiabetic.com/

Health Disclaimer: The information provided in this video
is not intended as personal medical advice or instructions.
You should not take any action affecting your health
without consulting a qualified health professional.
I am not a doctor or health-caregiver.
I believe the information to be accurate but
the information’s accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
This information is for educational purposes only.

-Raw Intuition

 

 

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?Blending vs. Juicing with the Juice Daddy?

 

Blending vs. Juicing with the Juice Daddy

Jay Kordich

This is a question that we get asked all the time. Which is better: juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other? Juices and smoothies both play an important role in any wellness program and we discuss the benefits of both all the time!

We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways.

 

What’s The Difference?

JUICING

Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce  and discards the indigestible fiber.  

Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole.

This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body from processing fiber. The fiber in produce helps slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream. Jason Vale calls juicing “A nutrient express!”

Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of most healing and detoxification programs because they are so nutrient rich and nourish and restore the body at a cellular level.

A word of caution: When you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly. If you are only juicing fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar  levels can lead to mood swings, energy loss, memory problems and more!

Fiber is also filling and without fiber in the juice, some people tend to get hungry again quickly.

BLENDING


Unlike juices, smoothies consist  of the entire entire fruit or vegetable, skin and all and contain all of the fiber from the vegetables.
However, the blending process breaks the fibre apart (which makes the fruit and vegetables easier to digest ) but also helps create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling, because of the fiber, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or for snacks throughout the day.

By including the fiber in your smoothie, the volume will increase. Also, you can pack more servings of fruits and veggies into a single serving of juice than you can into a smoothie.

Juicing and Blending Rules- try and follow for better absorption

1. It’s best not to combine fruits and vegetables (unless it’s apple). This can affect how well your digestive enzymes function.

This doesn’t seem to matter too much in green juices and smoothies, but vegetables like carrots, beetroots, broccoli and zucchini don’t combine well with fruit due to their high starch content. In his book Food Combining Made Easy, Dr. Herbert Shelton explains that starchy foods have to be eaten alone because starches are digested with enzymes different from those used for any other food group. Combining starchy foods with fruit may cause fermentation and gas. However, Dr. Shelton found that green leafy veggies combine well with pretty much everything.

2. Try to drink your juice or smoothie straight away. After 15 minutes, light and air will destroy much of the nutrients. If you can’t drink it straight away, transfer to a dark airtight container until you’re ready.

Using The Right Equipment

To get the most benefit from your juices and smoothies, it’s important to use the right equipment.Invest in a good-quality juicer. Cheaper, centrifugal juicers introduce heat and oxygen and destroy the enzymes and nutrients in your fruits and vegetables. While it may cost you a bit more initially, a premium cold-press juicer will produce a superior-quality juice and allow you to extract more from your fruit and vegetables, saving expense in the long-term.
The machines themselves will also generally last longer. In contrast to the rough extraction of centrifugal juicers, mastication or cold-press juicers compress fruit and vegetables to ‘squeeze’ out their juice.

The same goes for a blender. You want a blender that is gentle on your produce and doesn’t heat up the enzymes as it’s pulling apart the fibres. We spend money on gadgets, clothes, restaurants and other luxuries so, if you can afford it, investing in your health by buying a quality juicer or blender is totally worth it.

Yelo Green Red Smoothies

-hungry for change

 

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How to Avoid Fast Food when you are on the GO!!!

How to avoid a fast food joint when

on the go and hungry

I get asked this question ALL THE TIME! With teenage twins, a fast a paced business and a boat load of travel, I figured out, there is always a solution. Keep it simple works every time and be prepared!!!

This weekend we drove up to Quantico for the Warrior Games. Elijah and I are coaches for a Marine Wounded Warrior that qualified, so we packed up the kids, and the coolers… In our cooler for the 4hr ride and 2 day trip in a hotel room were:

Sliced Watermelon, Grapes, Bing Cherries, Sliced Cucumbers, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Guacamole, Blue Corn Chips/ Salsa, Hard Boiled Eggs, Bananas, green juice, smoothies and Herbal Heal All Tea. Everyone was satisfied, energized and taken care of! We went out to dinner once and then had light lunch at the games on Sunday. We had plenty of nutrient density left over in our cooler for the ride home too…

Well, I am sure at one time or another we have all found ourselves on the drive thru line, starving, and craving some food that will provide a solution to that crazy grumbling sound in our bellies. So, we go for something quick and fast. It also doesn’t help that each town has at least one to two or even more fast food joints to offer some quick yet unhealthy options for us. How do we avoid this? How can we avoid being that hungry, craving, cranky, and in a need of a fast fix person who has lost all control for healthy determination? Well, it is much simpler than you’d think.

The real fast food, before corporations built these multi-million dollar unhealthy options for us, was good old-fashioned fruits and veggies. Imagine that! Fruits and veggies should always be the number one option, and they are sold everywhere we turn as well, although they don’t usually have a drive thru. So, if it is about convenience then we need to prepare ahead of time. If we pack snacks and quick foods to go in our purse or brief case then we will always have a fast food option that aligns with having a healthy determination.

I suggest packing apples, bananas, oranges, and even some healthy homemade trail mix! My kids love Trail mix and they give it 2 thumbs up as a  favorite go-to snack when we are on the go. I put some seeds, raisins, cacao nibs and dried fruit like cranberries in a little Ziploc back or plastic Tupperware container. It is always there and it doesn’t fail us. It also quick to prepare and if I make a bunch of it I can take little servings for a couple days so it lasts.

Super easy, super delicious and it keeps us out of the danger zone…

I ALWAYS ALSO have a stash of my favorite raw dark chocolate tucked away…

 

The best way to avoid fast food joints while on the go is to always make sure you have a fast food option in your purse.

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Smoothie Revolution

Smoothie Revolution

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen a decent number of green smoothie pictures floating around.

Why is that?

Because they’re so darn good for you!

Green smoothies are a great way to get fiber, vitamins, and minerals – all served up in one glass that you can take on the go!

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Chock full of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals

Easy to digest, which means optimal assimilation of the nutrients you need

Great for stabilizing blood sugar (you will see each smoothie here has a healthy fat, and fat is key for blood sugar stabilization)

A fabulous way to consume a variety of different fruits or vegetables at one time

Terrific for cleansing the body of toxicity

An easy way to add more fiber to your diet for optimal bowel function

When you add in a handful of greens to your smoothie, you can an extra dose of awesomeness in every serving!

Here are some of my favorite greens to add to smoothies:

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Kale

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Collards

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Spinach

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Swiss chard

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Mint

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Parsley

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Cilantro

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Celery

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Cacao

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Chia Seeds

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Hemp Seeds

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Maca

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] WWS Superfood Blend I & II

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] E3Live

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Goji Berries

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Camu Camu

[udesign_icon_font name=”fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right”] Fresh Widcrafted Herbs 

Wanna jump on the bandwagon and get your smoothie on?  

Try this Green Thunder Smoothie with a Dash of Sunshine!

 

Full Lotus green thunder smoothie