These days we understand the value of a chia pudding, know pond scum is actually called spirulina and that kale is superior to all other leafy green vegetables. So if you are still discovering the antioxidant effects of blueberries…you need to find your new superfood hashtag.
The key is in the dosage. Overloading with fruits and veg can have a negative effect on the stomach, but used in careful moderation, the benefits are real, and that includes the more modest fruits such as apples or pears. So get your superfood diet back on trend with these suggestions.
Cactus in your smoothie does seem a little hard to swallow, but the inside of these plants are filled with fiber, pectin, electrolytes and other vitamins which can protect against a wide range of illnesses. If you’re reading this whilst smugly sipping on your coconut water, stop. The newest wonder water is being billed as maple water, helping control sugar levels and enhancing thyroid function. It is time to replace kombucha and kimchi with kefir, and pretend you simply never even heard of kale or quinoa.
Of course we all need treat time! But before you go all Orange Mocha Frappuccino, understand the healthy take on a hot chocolate drink involves mint flavored liquid chlorophyll and more in the way of pond scum. Not the overly indulgent, truly scrumptious, marshmallow topped, cinnamon sprinkled, supercalifragilousticexpialidocious treat we were hoping for, is it?
Keep you clean eating plan on track with our green smoothie suggestion below.
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale
3/4 cup of almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon of spirulina
Blend together and serve!