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Freshening up after cluttered holiday eating

Burlington, Vermont – January 9, 2012

The holidays are long gone but many of us are still feeling the effects of all the sugary and fatty food we ate.

So we turned to Marie Frohlich, a health coach, for help.  She visited The :30 kitchen to make a breakfast smoothie that will kick start a healthier way to eat.

Marie's Post Holiday Refreshing Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup regular or low fat Plain Greek yogurt

·       1/4 Cup of Walnuts

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½- 1 banana
  • 1to 1-1/2 cup cilantro, or baby spinach
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups Frozen Blueberries or mixed berries
  • Optional, can use other nuts, dates, substitute yogurt with almond milk, and add in a raw egg.

 

Benefits:

Walnuts: excellent sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E and B6 which supports balancing the brains serotonin levels.

Greek Yogurt – excellent for pro-biotic to support digestion and gut health

Herb cilantro accelerates the excretion of mercury, lead, and aluminum from the body.

Berries – chockfull of antioxidants for boosting the immune system and staying cold free

Banana – we all know it is good for potassium, but it is also excellent fiber for keeping us regular, provides sustained energy throughout the morning because of its sugars.
Coconut water- a super food, providing many benefits, low in sugars, detoxifies, boosts immunity, cleansing digestive tract, promotes weight loss.

For more, watch the video from The :30

 

 

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