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Diffusing the Tension

Momming, mental health, fitness, all of the things

The perfect smoothie

Okay, I suppose that is a little objective.  It all comes down to taste and what you want to accomplish. Here are the steps I use, and some simple recipes that you can make in minutes flat.

 Smoothies, gif, straws, different colored smoothies

Step 1: (Cut a hole in the box.  Just kidding) Pick your “base.” This is going to be some kind of fruit or veggie that juices well, and will provide the bulk of the liquid. I dig celery for this. It has so many amazing benefits, which I only found out about more recently. According to askdrnandi.com:

  • Celery has many vitamins and minerals including folate, potassium, vitamin b6, and vitamin c
  • Celery can lower inflammation
  • Celery can help with blood pressure and cholesterol issues
  • Celery protects the kidneys and liver
  • Celery is great for digestion

So yeah.  Get your celery on, friends!

Step 2: Pick your “filler fruit.” I love adding berries for the antioxidants, and clementines for the easy to peel factor and the vitamin c.

Step 3: Add water til you blend it to the desired consistency you want. I don’t like them super thick.

Step 4: Decide if you want to add any extra shtuff. You can add flax seed for extra digestive support, Ningxia Red for extra immune support, Aminowise for muscle support, or greens or protein powder.  It really all depends on what kind of body systems you want to target.

PRO-HACK: Most grocery stores sell frozen bags of pre-mixed, pre-cut up fruit perfect for smoothies.  This will save you even more time. Busy mom win!

The whole process takes 5 min or less, and it is a great way to start the day.  HERE are a few you can try.  Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

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