In the Kitchen — Shake Preparation
· Kale 1-2 leaves without the stem
· Cilandro- a handful
· Spirulina powder (1/4 spoon)
· 2 green apples cut into cubes with the skin or 2 cups bluberries
· 3 limes including the white skins
· 1 cucumber
· ½ glass of water
· ½ glass of fresh orange juice or fresh grapefruit juice
Place all the ingredients in a blender.Add a little bit of water at first and start blending. You may need to stop few times the blender and mix all the ingredients, using a wooden spoon. Add gradually more water, juice and ice until you get a smooth shake. This shake is best when fresh, however, you can keep it refrigerated for few hours.
How often ?
You may drink ONE large glass for breakfast, with 10 almonds (best to pre soak the almonds in water for 2-4 hours, it helps digest the fat and protein better). You can substitute lunch with another glass of this shake. It is rich in Protein and has all the amino acid that your body needs for proper metabolism.
Benefits of Spirulina
Rich in minerals and protein therefore great for your skin, hair and nails
Boost energy, endurance and muscles performance, so it is good before exercising
Detox heavy toxins and metal from the body
Lower blood pressure
Lower insulin and glucose levels in the blood
Lower cholesterol and serum triglycerides (the bad fat)
alleviate sinus and allergy problems
reduce cravings for sugar and fast foods
Do not drink coffee when drinking spirulina at least 1 hour before or after.
Some people are sensitive to Spirulina because of its Iodine content - I suggest, therefore to substitute it with 1-2 tablespoons of Moringa which is another powerful green mix
Moringa leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains
Protein: 2 grams
Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
Iron: 11% of the RDA
Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
Magnesium: 8% of the RDATtake in in a form of powder it is so full of nutrition that you will have less cravings for sugars and snacking.
Feel free to adjust this recipe to your own taste - add to it a sweetener such as dates, or lime . or more water.