Buzz Me Some Breaky: Friday, It’s ALL Good

So this is the last smoothie of the week and it’s a whopper.  I was looking for something to give me energy in the AM besides coffee.  Brought to you by incrediblesmoothies.com the Morning Energy Green Smoothie or Megs as i like to call it for short is not short on goodness.  Here it is, with the health benefits of everything in it.  If you drank this every day you’d be machine.

MEGS!



– 1 whole banana, peeled
Reducing Depression, Anemia, Constipation and Diarrhea, Eyesight Protection, Healthy Bones, Healthy Kidney, Blood Pressure, Heartburn, Morning Sickness, Quitting Smoking, Ulcers, Nerve, Mosquito Bites
Stress Relief, Stroke Risk

– 1 whole kiwi, peeled
Prevents Asthma, Prevents wheezing and coughing, especially in children, Protects our DNA from mutations, Provides a healthy amount of antioxidants and vitamins, Helps prevent colon cancer thanks to a high fiber content

– 1/3 cup Goji berries
Nourish blood, Kidney & liver tonic, Improve vision, Enhance libido, Calm nervous system, Improve physical endurance, Promote longevity

– 1/4 cup raw Cacao nibs (or 1/8 cup Cacao powder)
It acts as a stimulant, so that the energy level in your body will receive a boost and you will feel better about yourself.  It can also help to reduce chronic fatigue and general weakness caused by stress.  Strengthen your cardiovascular system.  Regulate your sleep.  Reduce depression. Protect your body from carcinogens and free radicals that cause cancer.  Stimulate your immune system.

– 1 stalk of celery
Contains vitamin C and several other active compounds that promote health, including phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol, and coumarins, that may be useful in cancer prevention.

– 1 cup fresh parsley, packed
Raw parsley cleanses the blood, keeping it clean, It can lessen the deposits left on the veins. Allows the elasticity of the blood vessels to stay the way they are. Treat temporary deafness and ear infections.

– 1 cup fresh baby spinach, packed
Prevent atherosclerosis or thickening and hardening of arteries. Stabilize blood sugar among diabetics. Antioxidant and anti-cancer agent. Vitamins C and A. Anti-aging vegetable. Vitamin K, which aids in the formation of the blood substance required for clotting of blood.

– 6-8 ounces of water (or coconut water)
– 2-3 ice cubes to chill if desired
– 1 scoop hemp or rice protein powder (optional)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

Cacao nibs and Goji berries will need to be ground up in a food processor or coffee grinder before adding to the blender if you are not using a high-end machine.

Makes approximately 20 ounces.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 483
Fat: 15.8 grams
Protein: 13.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 67 grams
Calcium: 24% daily value (DV)
Iron: 348% DV
Vitamin A: 318% DV
Vitamin C: 333% DV

Adding a scoop of protein powder will increase both the protein and calories. Check the label.

If you use the meat and water from a young, Thai coconut, you will increase the calories by about 140, fat by 3 grams, protein by 2 grams, carbs by 28 grams and add an additional 17% DV of calcium bringing the smoothie to a total of 41% DV of calcium!

WOW! And while it looked like baby poo and your cubicle mates may laugh at you, this was an amazingly healthy, pretty good tasting way to start the day. Well that’s it kids. Hope you enjoyed my foray into the world of the smoothie!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mel
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 02:50:23

    Wow! Dr. Dann, in da hooouuuse ah!

    You’ve done your research – sounded great!Can’t wait for you to make it for me in your super fancy dancy expsensive blender, with your fancy dancy super effin’ expsensive ingredients 😛

    Love you long time!!! XOX

    Reply

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