23 Jul Super Greens Tropical Smoothie
Sometimes with all the birthday parties, BBQ’s, camping foods, and patio drinks in the summer, we can consume a lot of refined-sugars, simple carbohydrates, and processed foods. A simple smoothie can be a great way to ensure you get some much-needed nutrition throughout the summer.
Now smoothies can get a bad rap because often the commercial drinks or smoothie chains are primarily all fruit-based smoothies. This can have a ton of sugar hidden in them which can spike your blood sugar, impact your insulin sensitivity, and long-term cause weight-gain and diabetes. It is important when crafting a smoothie that you ensure your vegetable to fruit ratio is appropriate. You should have leafier green veggies in proportion to your fruit.
This shake has powerful nutritional benefits masquerading as a delicious shake. The celery and parsley have diuretics properties that can support the liver’s natural detoxification processes. Kale is packed with fiber that helps elimination of toxins and mango contains Vitamin C, A, K, folate, & Potassium. Add this shake into your weekly diet for some extra nutrition throughout the summer.