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Low Sugar Green Smoothie

green-smoothie

This nutrient dense breakfast is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Since many of us with chronic infections are nutritionally depleted, this breakfast is a great way to boost much needed nutrients. It is heavy on the veg with a bit of natural sweetness from orange and carrot, this super green smoothie has a much lower sugar content than most. Celery and cucumber come with not only high water content, but are also excellent sources of vitamin K. Romaine adds more vitamin K, and per leaf provides nearly 50% of your vitamin A plus roughly 10% each of your vitamin C and folate. The avocado contributes creaminess plus healthy fat that helps the body better absorb all of those vitamins and antioxidants.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups romaine lettuce
1.5 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber
1 avocado
1.5 carrots
1 orange
1/4 cup parsley
6-10 ounces water (Depending on how thick you want it)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in blender and blend at high power. Enjoy!

 

Note: If you want this is as a sustaining stand-alone breakfast or as a post-workout boost, add a source of protein, such as 2 tbsp protein powder, 1 tbsp nut or seed butter, 1/2 cup plain yogurt or cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp chia, hemp or flax seeds, or even 1/4 cup plain silken tofu.

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