The Powerhouse Smoothie

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Love asparagus as much as I do?  Add it to your green smoothie!  Asparagus is full of potassium, folate and vitamin A.  It helps loose weight, keeps us looking young, helps prevent bloating, is anti-inflammatory, and even helps prevent cancer.  Eaten raw, you get all the nutrients full force.  Add some coconut flakes and the fat in it will help your body absorb the nutrients.   This is a very sweet smoothie, the stevia is absolutely optional.  When buying stevia, don’t buy Truvia brand, which is a mix of Xylatol ( a natural fruit sugar) and the herb stevia.  When buying Stevia, make sure to read the label, you want pure stevia without any additives   You can find it sold at places like Trader’s Joes, health food stores, and even some large chain supermarkets.  Stevia is an herb with no caloric value, and a glycemic index of 0.  It is just like adding oregano to a dish.   It should be a staple in every health conscious person’s house.

I’ve read quite a few smoothie fail posts where they attempted to add asparagus to their smoothie and …well, failed…but I assure you, this is sweet as ever, smooth and rich.  The trick is having a good blender.  I would not attempt this with anything less then a vitamix or equivalent.  This smoothie is a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients.

The Powerhouse  Smoothie:

makes 2 servings:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1 large chunk pineapple
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 4 purple asparagus
  • 4 tbls coconut flakes
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 sprigs parsely
  • 1 dash stevia (optional)

 

combine all in a high speed blender and drink up!  Cheers!

 

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