10 Nov My Delicious Daily “Green Drink”
I am often asked about the daily habits I have adopted to achieve a healthier and more vibrant life. Among my family and friends, I’m known for my “Green Drink”, which my kids and I enjoy every day. If you have trouble getting enough fruits and veggies into your kids’ diets, this is a fun way to change that.
Always 70% greens and 30% fruit, this smoothie is a 100% perfect way to start your day. One of my favorite combinations is composed of big handfuls of fresh baby spinach, fresh baby kale, romaine lettuce, a smaller scoopful of berries (lower glycemic index than other fruit), a bit of lemon juice, and half of a banana. Add water and ice to make it smooth and frosty and you’re good to go. You can substitute an organic nut milk (without additives) for the water. I also recommend adding a little MCT (medium-chain triglyceride oil) like my Brain Fuel Oil to boost energy and focus.
Watch the video to get a quick peek into this morning ritual at my own home and more tips.
A NOTE ABOUT BLENDING VS. JUICING:
I prefer blending over juicing because blended foods are easier for your body to digest. Through blending, the food’s cell membranes are opened and the nutrients are released. This improves your digestion of the food and helps to create a slow release of the nutrients into your bloodstream, which means less mood swings and energy loss. An article on Food Matters goes into more detail about the differences between juicing and blending and which process might be best for you. Juicing vs. Blending: Which One is Better? is another great article.
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Mary Caire MD empowers the world to create a culture of optimized health guided by DNA and epigenetics.