Supercharge your Smoothie
How many of you feel better – and think better – when you have an alkalizing smoothie first thing in the morning? In his new book Kale and Coffee Kevin Gianni, a popular US health blogger, describes the psychological benefits of starting green: ‘ If you have bacon and eggs in the morning, the rest of your day you make bacon-and-eggs eating decisions. But if you have a green smoothie in the morning, the rest of your day is filled with green smoothie eating decisions.’ Read on to discover how to upgrade your morning shake.
Coconut Oil: Add one tablespoon to your pre-work out smoothie and increase the nutrients you absorb from the fruits and vegetables you throw in. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found the uptake of carotenoids – found in carrots, tomato, spinach, kale and mustard greens – increased thanks to coconut oil. Try adding a scoop to Natasha’s Ultimate Hangover Smoothie.
Blueberry Smoothie: These little parcels of goodness have been shown to boost mood and brain function, improve vision and even protect against radiation. Try Natasha’s Blueberry Super Smoothie – especially if you are always on your Blackberry or Apple iPhone.
Raw Cacao: Overcome the mid morning slump by adding this to your blender, says a 2015 study published in NeuroRegulation. Cacao contains the amino acid phenylalanine, which helps you stay focused and alert, plus its rich in magnesium to help dial down stress and prevent disease.
Did we tell you about our new Alkaline Super Boost Power Blend with a unique mix of spirulina, maca and wheatgrass.