The breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. Yes it is, because the body was fasting all night long and what you put in the body first really matters. It affects the overall body’s health, energy levels and appearance of the skin. I experimented with different ingredients for my morning smoothie for a while, until I created this nutrient dense, alkaline and delicious creation! I chose Raspberries in this recipe, but really any berries will be equally good. Not just me, but everybody in my family, my husband, my kids (daughter 22yr, sons 6yr and 9yr) drink this smoothie for breakfast. My 9yr old son used to get terrible headaches between breakfast andlunch, even though we gave him nice organic meals. The headaches stopped once he started drinking these smoothies instead of the solid food in the morning.
Here is the recipe and main benefits of the ingredients:
1 cup raw Cashews (soaked)
0.5 cup Raw Walnuts (soaked)
3 tablespoons raw Honey,
8 tablespoons raw Hemp seeds,
2 tablespoons raw Chia seeds,
1 teaspoon Chlorella,
1 teaspoon Spirulina,
1 tablespoon raw Maca powder,
1 cup of Raspberries (or any other berries),
1 handful Goji berries,
1 tablespoon Wheat Grass,
4 cups of filtered water.
Blend it all well (I used Vitamix) and enjoy!
Cashews are rich in iron, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium and zinc. They are also good sources of phytochemicals, antioxidants, and protein.These tree nuts are filled with nutrients that can help improve mental health including tryptophan, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
One-quarter cup of walnuts, for instance, provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega-3 fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin. Walnuts are called “Brain Food”.
Walnuts contain antioxidants that are so powerful at free-radical scavenging that researchers called them “remarkable“, research has shown that walnut polyphenols may help prevent chemically-induced liver damage
Spirulina contains all eight essential amino acids for fabulous skin.6 times more protein than eggs, 50 times more iron than spinach, 7 times more calcium than milk, 10 times more potassium than most fruit and veggies. (Yep, including bananas),4-6 times richer in iron than raw beef liver,A-Z antioxidants to fight free radical.
1 teaspoon contains 2g of Protein, 1,7 mg of Iron.
Chlorella is an astounding package of complete nutrition, considering it is such a simple life form, which is probably why it is often referred to as nature’s multivitamin. Chlorella is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. chlorella is packed with highly beneficial magnesium, which improves blood sugar levels, heart health, mental health and relaxation to name a few. Chlorella also contains other important minerals like potassium, iron and calcium. Chlorella is a rich source of protein with a balance of important amino acids, including all of the essential ones which the body can’t manufacture. These aminos are responsible for rebuilding the body’s lean tissues and neurotransmitters, and contribute greatly to many functions in the body. Chlorophyll improves immunity, alkalinity, and inflammation – it can even fight bad breath. 1 Tbs contains 1g of Protein, 1.510IU Vitamin A, 2mf Vitamin C, 38mcg Vitamin B-1, 116 mcg Vitamin B-2,512 mcg Niacin, 48 mcg Vitamin B-6, 0.2 mcg Vitamin B-12, 2mg Iron, 5mg Magnesium, 17mg of Potassium, 254 mg Chlorella Growth Factor, 76 mg Chlorophyl and 13mg of Mixed Carotenoids.
Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine. It is our signature elixir here at Hippocrates. It is a powerful concentrated liquid nutrient. Two ounces of wheatgrass juice has the nutritional equivalent of five pounds of the best raw organic vegetables. For example, wheatgrass as twice the amount of Vitatin A as carrots and is higher in Vitamin C than oranges! It contains the full spectrum of B vitamins, as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potas-sium in a balanced ratio. Wheatgrass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids, and more. It has about 20% of total calories coming from protein. This protein is in the form of poly peptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues. In addition to flooding the body with therapeutic dosages of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and phytonutrients, wheatgrass is also a powerful detoxifier, especially of the liver and blood. It helps neutralize toxins and environmental pollutants in the body. This is because Wheatgrass contains beneficial enzymes that help protect us from carcinogens, including Superoxide Disumates (SOD), that lessens the effects of radiation and digest toxins in the body. It cleanses the body from head to toe of any heavy metals, pollutants and other toxins that may be stored in the body’s tissues and organs. 1 tbs contains-3 g Fiber, 2 g Protein.
Honey isn’t Just Sugar!Though highly regarded in ancient civilizations, honey is not appreciated enough in today’s modern societies.Honey has been used by countless cultures all around the world over the past 2,500 years. Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The type of vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on the type of flowers used for apiculture. Commonly, honey contains Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines.Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. As a result, our body immunity is improved against many conditions, even potentially fatal ones like cancer or heart disease.
In its raw state, chocolate has more than 300 nutritional compounds and is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food on the planet! Cacao beans contain natural chemicals called flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound that promotes general health and might lower your risk of several diseases. Raw Cacao contains 5 times more Antioxidant than Blueberries. 2.5 Tbs contain 3g Protein, 4g Fiber, 2 % Calcium, 8% Iron,
Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids.Chia seeds’ lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids — specifically, of alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 18 percent of the DRI for calcium, 35 percent for phosphorus, 24 percent for magnesium and about 50 percent for manganese. These nutrients help you prevent hypertension and maintain a healthy weight, and are important for energy metabolism and a part of DNA synthesis. 1 Tbs contains- 3.1 g Omega-3, 1g Omega-6, 4.2g Fiber, 2.5 g Protein.
Hemp seeds are also one of the plant kingdom’s best sources of easily digestible, high-quality protein. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and play a key role in the development of lean body mass and muscular repair. Dietary protein is needed to supply amino acids for our body’s growth and maintenance.Hemp can provide you with a balanced ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamin A, E and D, and many B vitamins. It is also rich in sodium, calcium, dietary fiber and iron. Therefore, hemp seeds can easily provide you with most of your dietary need for optimal health. 3 Tbs contain- 11% Fiber, 2% Calcium, 20% Iron, 25% Thiamin, 6% Riboflavin, 8% Vitamin B6, 8% Folate, 45% Phosphorus, 45% Magnesium, 20% Zinc, 110% Manganese and 10 g of Protein.
Maca contains a variety of amino acids, which are the building blocks of hormones. Research has shown that taking Maca regularly can balance hormones within both men and women. Maca does not contain hormones, but the building blocks from which the body can create them. More recent studies have shown that Maca improves stamina in distance racing and helps to build muscle. We also have several customers who are professional and high level amateur athletes. 1 teaspoon contains- 1g Protein, 4g Fiber.
Raspberries– (or any other berries can be used)
The diversity of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in raspberries is truly remarkable, and few commonly eaten fruits are able to provide us with greater diversity. From a research perspective, here is a partial list of phytonutrients in raspberries that provide us antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
Ingredients for this smoothie were purchased from Sunburst Superfoods: