Notice: I’m an affiliate for Amazon as well as other companies. Any links in this article may be affiliate links. I always appreciate it if you purchase something using my affiliate links. Doing so helps me to raise a little extra money that pays for the costs of running this site. And it allows me to continue bringing you quality content, all without costing you a thing! Thanks!
Smoothies are a great addition to any diet! They are simple to make and yet provide some powerful nutrients. You can easily drink at least one smoothie a day as a meal replacement. This smoothie is great because it is very nutrient-dense. It also provides a whole lot of essential nutrition in one serving. That has been achieved through the use of a couple of superfood additions. The first superfood that has been added is moringa powder. This amazing plant is like a multi-vitamin in powder form and contains the full spectrum of amino acids as well.
Another add-in that was used is hemp seed. Hemp seed is incredibly high in protein. It also contains a great balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. They also contain GLA, which is a great way to reduce inflammation, support hormone balance, keep your skin looking great, and keeping your metabolism working well.
Add some collagen for digestion and skin!
The final add-in that I use is Collagen Hydrolysate. This is an easy to digest form of gelatin that is great for helping your gut to heal. It is great for your skin, hair, and nails as well! Collagen Hydrolysate is rich in protein and amino acids and helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Collagen Hydrolysate is different from gelatin because the way it is processed prevents it from gelling, which makes it perfect to mix in smoothies and other cold beverages. It is something that I try to include, especially when I am out of homemade bone broth!
It is a great idea to rotate your greens. Particularly when using kale and spinach which have estrogenic properties. There are compounds in these greens that mimic estrogen in the body. One option is to rotate with a nice spring mix.
This peach smoothie is so incredibly yummy, that it is sure to end up on your favorite smoothie list!
Simple Peach Smoothie (Recipes for One)
- 1 cups of spinach kale or other organic greens
- 1 cup of sliced peaches fresh or frozen
- 1 peeled bananas
- 1 tbsp Collogen Hydrolsate
- 1 tbsp hemp seed
- 1 tsp moringa powder
- Touch of real vanilla extract opt
- Raw honey to taste opt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut water or spring water
- Mix all ingredients in blender and blend until fully mixed
LouiseJuly 5, 2014 at 7:40 am
I read that you were supposed to blanch the greens to get rid of the oxalic acid so it won’t harm your kidneys or give you kidney stones. Is this true? all this time I thought these greens were so good for us and then I read not to eat/drink them raw!! Holy cow! I am new to the “natural” unprocessed food way of life, so I am learning….also, can xylitol be used as a sweetener?
KatmillJuly 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm
From my understanding, the only way you will have problems with greens and your kidneys is if you are eating them every single day. Here is where I don’t agree with having to steam your greens. Oxalates are naturally occurring and your body actually turns substances like vitamin C into oxalates. Oxalates are also found in fruits like all of the berries, plums, kiwi, quinoa, summer squash. So this idea of not eating greens unless they are steamed is a bit much..especially since these same people don’t tell you to steam your berries before eating. Vary your greens and you’ll be just fine. Yes, you can use xylitol as a sweetener, although I personally prefer stevia or coconut sugar! 🙂