When going through an especially stressful time our energy begins to wane and we begin to feel just plain exhausted and tired. When under stress we don't sleep as well and over time our immune system begins to go down. I know because about five years ago I was full of anxiety and stress. I had no energy and my sleep patterns were awful. I had to change my lifestyle completely. One of the major lifestyle changes I did to help fortify my immune system was drinking green smoothies that included super foods.
Here are some great smoothie recipes that I have used. I drink a smoothie everyday - especially during STRESSFUL time!
Super Energy Kale Smoothie
1 1/2 c Almond Milk (unsweetened)
1 bunch Kale (about 2 cups)
Extra Goodness: although not required, so much tastier and healthier with!
1 tbs Hemp Seeds
1 tbs Rice Bran
1 tbs Bee Pollen
Apple Beet Energy Smoothie
Blue Berry Chia Smoothie
1 and 1/2 cups coconut milk beverage
1/2 cup soft silken tofu
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 scoop (about 1-2 tablespoons) vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup frozen blueberries
*Hemp Seeds are one of the most nutritious food on the earth. They are an excellent source of perfectly balanced Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and contain all 10 Essential Amino Acids (EAA's). They are packed full of minerals and protein too! They have a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. The seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprinkled on salads and blended into a smoothie.
* Rice Bran has many benefits for the body. It fortifies the immune system, stabilize blood glucose levels, maintans a healthy stomach, helps to balance hormones, and helps to keep your thyroid healthy.
*Bee Pollen has dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, over 5,000 enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids and the essential nutrients tryptophan, lysine and methionine. Bee Pollen is an ideal food for the entire body, boosting the immune system, supporting liver detoxification and improving energy.
*Chia Seed is wonderful super food with many benefits to help maintain your wellness.The Chia Seed has six time the amount of vitamin C, it is a complete protein with 8 amino acids, contains 3 times more iron than spinach, contains twice as much potassium as bananas, and has 8 times more Omega 3 than Salmon; it's an excellent source of dietary fiber and helps to balance blood glucose levels.
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