Saturday, August 29, 2009

VitD & smoothie recipes

I am attaching a link for the Vitamin D Council website Vitamin D Council. Most of the population is deficient in this nutrient and it is an important one. It is particularly helpful during the Fall & winter months to help you stay healthy.
Our Naturopath sent home a bunch of "Green Smoothie Recipes" that I want to pass along.
If you are watching your glycemic level a lot of these aren't low glycemic. You will need to adjust the fruits or make sure to follow up with a protein for balance.

"Green Benevolance"
6 to 8 leaves of red leaf ( I assume she means lettuce)
1 cup of red grapes
1 med. orange
1 banana
2 cups water
Blend: makes 1 quart

"Blueberry Pudding"
1 stalk of celery
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 banana
2 cups water
Blend :makes 1 quart

"Raw Family Green Juice"
1 large bunch kale (chopped)
2 med. apples (chopped)
1 lemon with peel (chopped)
1 cup water
blend well and strain the liqid through a nut milk bag
Serves 3 to 4 people

"Minty Thrill"
4 ripe pears
4-5 kale leaves
1/2 bunch mint
2 cups water
blend well

It looks like most of these are from Green For Life or 12 steps to Raw Food. Enjoy!!

Paul's juice
3 to 5 kale leaves
3 celery stalks
1 med. apple
5 to 10 parsely sprigs
3 juicing carotts
1 beet
5 to 10 spinach leaves sometimes dandelion leaves
I cut off the tops of the carrots and thow it all in the juicer.
This fills a coffee mug.

I am off to the farmer's market soon and then work. Had a great motorcyle ride last night. It is perfect riding weather. We stopped at a friend's house to visit which was nice. We thrilled the kids pulling up on the bike. It is always nice to see a happy, excited little face!

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