Part of getting healthy for me, is starting the day out with a green drink and sipping a few glasses all morning until lunch time. It keeps me full!! It’s refreshing!! I load it with ice!!
I try to get at least 5 different fruits and vegetables in the drink. To me it’s a lot easier and less messy than eating them whole. I change up the combo based on what’s in the fridge.Below the recipe are some of the reasons why I choose certain ingredients that often are part of my green drink.
Higher in Flavonoids. Phytochemicals in most plant products that are responsible for such health effects as anti-oxidative and anticarcinogenic functions
Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Rich in antioxidents and fiber.
Accumulated toxins in the body can be flushed out using lemons. High in Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids in the lemon help in strengthening the inner lining of all the blood vessels.
Cleansing. Vitamin C, Molybdenum, Vitamin A, potasium, Manganese, Folate, Fiber and Magnesium. All with very few calories.
Celery is used in weight-loss diets, where it provides low-calorie dietary fibre bulk. It’s also supposed to be an aphrodisiac.
Flavonoid compounds include quercitin and resveratrol. Both compounds appear to decrease the risk of heart disease by reducing platelet clumping and harmful blood clots and protecting LDL cholesterol from the free radical damage that initiates LDL’s artery-damaging actions.
Rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Good for digestion.
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