Thursday, April 21, 2011

 From the beginning I carefully chose the ingredients in my smoothies for their enormous nutritional benefits.Also one thing they all have in common are their cleansing properties. I wanted to rid my body of the toxins that had built up over the years, start clean and get healthy.

After much research I learned that certain greens, fruits & veggies were best suited for these purposes. Although I now add in other ingredients to compliment these base choices ~ I still include all of these.

Apples ~ carrots ~ cucumber ~ celery and leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

 All leafy greens are wonderful for cleansing your body of everyday toxins that build up due to our diet and environment.
Besides the numerous health benefits of both celery and cucumbers , they also have diuretic properties that  help to keep the body flushed and clean of excess fluids.
One of the major benefits of carrots is, yes it's cleansing properties.
Apples also successfully help to flush out your kidney and liver besides their many health benefits.

Besides their cleansing properties, all of these things have amazing health benefits way beyond what I was aware of. 
Amongst other things, spinach is packed with anti oxidants that slow down the aging process and helps to give your skin a healthy glow.
Low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. It improves the cardiovascular system and improves brain functions.

Kale has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, promotes regular digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Cucumbers are wonderful for the skin,and is beneficial for arthritis,balancing low and high blood pressure and keeps your kidney,liver and pancreas healthy.

Celery strengthens your immune system, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces blood pressure and promotes cardiovascular health.

Apples provide natural energy, restore vigor and vitality, improve brain functions and lower cholesterol.They also prevent heart, liver and kidney disease.

How amazing is mother nature!! ALL these benefits and so much more ~ packed into these simple foods that are at our fingertips every day!

Every day I experience what I like to call the "Ahhh factor" every time I drink my green smoothie. I think my body is letting me know it's happy that it's getting all the green goodness nature has to offer.....

 Health & Happiness :)



  1. YEEEEEEEEEES Kathy! Mother Nature IS AMAZING! I never cease to be amazed at how lovely the gifts are straight from the earth. I feel a BAZILLION times better with my morning smoothie than coffee ever did for me!

    Thanks for the extra info, love!

    :-) xxo Eva

  2. We are so blessed by Mother Earth, aren't we Eva:)

    It's all about getting back to the basics! Everything we need to flourish is right here at our fingertips....
    As always ~ thanks for sharing the joy of nutritious health & happiness with such enthusiasm & love!

    *~* hugs *~*



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