Hi Fresh Fruit Cleansers. Hoping you are well!
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things that helped me the most during pregnancy was eating healthily. Sure, I indulged a little from time-to-time, which, is just healthy to practice balance no matter what in life…pregnant or not. But, for the most part, I ate very healthily almost the same as I would eat if I hadn’t been pregnant.
One of my most favorite recent discoveries was a website that I posted on the Fresh Fruit Cleanse facebook page. If you haven’t ‘liked’ the Fresh Fruit Cleanse facebook page, I hope you will. I think you’ll find helpful information and inspiration for living a health-filled life on there, as well. Also, there are other recipes posted on there that aren’t always posted on the Fresh Fruit Cleanse blog, so, be sure to check it out.
The website I found and fell in love with is called, and, appropriately named…Incredible Smoothies. What I love about the site is how good the smoothies are and how simple they are to make.
I had been craving kiwis in my green smoothies for quite some time. So, I searched for a smoothie recipe with kiwis in it and I found this one on incrediblesmoothies.com… Kiwis are sooo good for you…packed with vitamin C, and, wonderful for relieving constipation. And, smoothies are so much easier than juicing. Juicing is just too time consuming, expensive and too difficult to clean up. Sure, I love fresh juice, but, as I mention in the Fresh Fruit Cleanse book, for my daily dose of healthy vitamins and minerals, I rely on smoothies.
- 2 kiwis
- 1 banana
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
- ¼ avocado
- 1/2 cup water
Calories: 303 | Fat: 8.2g (grams) | Protein: 6.3g | Carbs: 60.5g | Calcium: 15% | Vitamin A: 85% | Vitamin C: 302%
Of course you could add some flax seed oil to it, or, chia seeds, etc. or any other favorite super food.
So, I’ve replaced my Green Goddess Smoothie I was drinking (which didn’t really taste that good, so, I wasn’t drinking it as regularly or often as I wanted to) with the Kiwi-Banana Smoothie, and, I intend to try other green smoothie recipes, as well. But, for now, I’m really enjoying this one. If you want to drink a smoothie that is excellent for your health…it’s important that it taste GOOD or else you won’t drink it. That seems like common sense, but, that actually didn’t occur to me until I realized with the Kiwi-Banana Smoothie just how good a green smoothie can taste. Now I drink it all the time, and, it’s also so important to get living green food into your body on a regular basis for optimal health and well-being. Living greens will have you look, feel and be your best on the inside and out.
I also want to try these smoothies from the site, as well. Who would think of tomato in a smoothie, but, I think these both sound wonderful…
- 1 mango, peeled and pitted
- 4 ounces of homemade almond milk
- 2 Campari tomatoes
- 1 cup pineapple, cubed
- 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
Calories: 274 | Fat: 1.6g (gram) | Protein: 6.5g | Carbs: 67g | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 4.0 mg | Vitamin A: 545% | Vitamin C: 252%
The Raw “V-Gr8”
- 1 mango, peeled and pitted
- 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 medium stalk celery, chopped
- 2 ounces of water
Calories: 210 | Fat: 1.3g (grams) | Protein: 4.1g | Carbs: 51.9g | Calcium: 7% | Iron: 1.2 mg | Vitamin A: 467% | Vitamin C: 104%