30 Day Smoothie Challenge – Days 11 – 15

30-Day-Challenge-HeaderThank you again to Young and Raw for hosting this great challenge.

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Here are your recipes for the next 5 days…Enjoy!

Day 11: Kiwi Omega Booster

2 kiwi (peeled, if non-organic)
½ field cucumber
2 cup spinach
¼ cup cilantro
1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: Kiwis are one of our favorite nutritional powerhouse foods. They are rich in an enzyme called actinidain which will aid your body in the digestion of protein molecules.  They are also full of potassium, a mineral that will help to balance out blood pressure by moderating the effects of sodium. Kiwis can also help to prevent blood clots when eaten on a regular basis.

Day 12: Apple Pie Smoothie

1 fresh or frozen banana
1 apple, cored
2 leaves kale, stems removed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1-inch piece ginger root
1 cup almond milk

Tips and Tricks: Apples really can help to keep the doctor away. These fruits have been studied for their ability to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease because they can help to boost levels of acetylcholine – an important neurotransmitter. Apples are also rich in flavonoids which can help to defend the body against cancer cell formation.

Day 13: Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
1 orange, peeled
2 celery ribs
½ field cucumber
1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
1 cup coconut milk

Tips and Tricks: Strawberries are one of the most popular berries going and for good reason.  Not only are these little berries super tasty, they are also so good for your health. Strawberries are awesome at reducing inflammation in the body which is a contributing factor to several diseases. They are also rich in antioxidants which help to protect the body against free radical damage. Strawberries are also rich in a mineral called manganese which will help nourish your bones.

Day 14: Calcium Booster Smoothie

2 oranges, peeled
1 fresh or frozen banana
3 leaves kale
1 tbsp tahini
1 cup almond milk

Tips and Tricks: This smoothie is chock full of calcium. The combination of oranges, kale, tahini and almond milk will provide you with a whopping 766 mg of calcium! This is quite considerable when you take into account that the recommended daily intake is 1000 mgs. The orange will aid in the absorption of the minerals in the kale as well due to its high vitamin C content.

Day 15: Digestion Cleanser Smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 pear, cored
2 cups green leaf lettuce
1-inch piece ginger root
1 cup water or coconut water

Tips and Tricks: This smoothie packs a serious fiber punch that will help to cleanse and clear your digestive system. Pears are one of the highest fiber containing fruits there are, and both lettuce and blueberries contain their fair share as well. These foods are also rich in water which will help to cleanse your system in general. Ginger works to remove impurities and trapped gasses from the intestinal tract. All in all this smoothie should have you feeling squeaky clean inside.

Shopping List: Days 11-15
 
 2 cups almond milk
 1 apple
 2 bananas
 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
 2 celery ribs
 ¼ cup cilantro
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
 1 cup coconut milk
 1 field cucumber
 2 cups green leaf lettuce
 2-inch piece ginger root
 5 kale leaves
 2 kiwi
 3 oranges
 1 pear
 2 cup spinach
 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
 1 tbsp tahini
 2 cups coconut water (optional)
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