For a lot of years I ate a bowl of cereal every morning. I still know the importance of the having breakfast, but my bowl of cereal has been replaced with a morning smoothie. I enjoy smoothies for a lot of reasons. They taste great (usually), they are quick and easy to make and I can drink them while I work. I can also make sure that I get my daily fruit and vegetables by blending them in a smoothie.
I try to make sure that I get a variety of nutrients in my smoothies, and I do this by aiming to have a different colour smoothie each time I make one. An red smoothie often has berries in it while a green smoothie generally has more vegetables in it. Sometimes I am surprised by how good a smoothie is after I put it together, and sometimes I need to go back to the drawing board (do not put celery in smoothies…it’s not good). Another way I can make sure I stay healthy is to include ND Shake Mix in my smoothies and also some of my favourite tinctures from Orange Naturals.
I use Orange Naturals tinctures that are unique to my needs. Linden is helpful for restlessness and relieves coughs and throat complaints due to colds. It also aids with minor kidney and bladder problems. St. John’s Wort is calming and provides mild pain relief, and Astragalus has a host of benefits including helping to ward off colds and flus. I have definitely been feeling more energetic since adding these tinctures to my daily routine.
Today I had a green smoothie for lunch, since I had a special breakfast with the kids in the morning. This green smoothie was naturally sweet and so delicious that I have to share the recipe with you. I added the tinctures to this smoothie and you can add whatever flavour of ND Shake Mix that you prefer.
Naturally Sweet Green Smoothie
- 2 cups cold water
- 3 large kale leaves
- 3/4 cup cucumber
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 3/4 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup green grapes
Add all ingredients to the blender and mix until thoroughly blended.
ND Shakes was featured on the Global Morning Show and will air on Steven and Chris on April 18th and they came up with their own delicious smoothie creations.
One of my lucky readers will win a set of ND Shakes for the family, a Hamilton Beach Personal Blender and a Superfood Smoothies recipe book, valued at $175.
Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.