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  • Smoothies - Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

BASIC GREEN SMOOTHIE

This is my go-to smoothie that I have for breakfast most mornings. I love it because it is very quick and easy to prepare and it doesn’t require a huge number of ingredients. Also the ingredients are ones that I usually have in my fridge so no need for a trip to the supermarket. It is so refreshing and easy to drink. It is also packed full of nutrients so it’s a great start to the day and the fibre and B vitamins it contains are likely to keep your blood glucose levels stable throughout the morning. BASIC GREEN SMOOTHIE   Print Prep time 3 mins Total time 3 mins   Author: Stacey Fischer Recipe type: Smoothie Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 green apple, cored and chopped 1 handful washed baby spinach 1 thumb of fresh ginger, peeled ½ cup cucumber, chopped 1 cup of almond milk 1 cup of ice Instructions Use a high-powered blender like a Nutribullet or Vitamix. Add of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Simple, quick and delicious! Notes You can replace the ginger with mint or a squeeze of fresh lemonYou could use plain yoghurt instead of the almond milk [...]

  • Fight-O-Nutrients - Phytonutrients: Learn with All Nourish

PHYTONUTRIENTS: Fight-O-Nutrients!

Phytonutrients or phytochemicals are chemicals found only plants - phyto comes from the Greek word for plant. Since you may hear me frequently referring to these beautiful nutrients on the blog I thought I would give you a little bit of background information. Phytonutrients often account for the colour, taste or smell of food for example the dark blue colour of blueberries, the bitterness of brocolli and the garlicky smell of well garlic. Phytonutrients often play a protective role in plants, the chemicals protect the plants from fungi, insects and birds as well as UV radiation. These nutrients are not essential –meaning we will not die from nutritional deficiencies if we do not consume them, however they have very definite health promoting effects such immune boosting, detoxification, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. There is also vast amount of scientific literature showing that phytonutrients can help protect against diseases from alzheimers, cancers, heart disease, lung disease, parkinsons and many more. It is thought that there are over 4000 different phytonutrients, and each of these nutrients plays it’s own specific function - when eaten together, in sufficient quantities, these nutrients can be hugely beneficial to your health. 5 quick tips to [...]