A Simple and Healthy
Morning Smoothie Recipe
Hi there! I’m Shirley Guiducci. After years of dealing with bloating and “hard belly” I finally enlisted the help and expertise of a leading health coach and holistic healer that first put me on a digestive reset diet. Then he helped me understand how to cook and prepare meals for a healthy lifestyle moving forward. My husband Dale has had kidney cancer, so we are very much into having the healthiest diet possible. Here's our morning smoothie recipe!
This is the healthiest breakfast shake you can imagine! Check out the ingredients list below. And, you can prepare these fresh, organic ingredients and mix it up in less than 15 minutes.
Have you been thinking of ways to improve the nutritional value of what you're eating? We've got a great way to do that that doesn't take a lot of time. As we mature and are living life over 50, it becomes more important to eat right for optimum health. Especially gut health. What my husband Dale and I have learned is that disease and health issues primarily begin in the gut. If we can maintain proper gut health, we can stave off many conditions such as chronic auto-immune problems. So, as part of our recommendations for a healthy diet, here is our healthy morning smoothie.
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Daily Fasting for Gut Health
Before I dive into the morning meal, that morning shake, one positive thing that we have done for our gut health is to fast every day. Now that isn’t what it sounds like. All I mean here is that we eat dinner early. Usually before 6 pm. And then we don’t have anything to eat after that for a minimum of 14 hours. You’ll be amazed at how your digestive system works and how you feel when you do this simple routine. Fans of the keto diet will appreciate this advice as well.
I realize this can be a challenge. I used to be the biggest evening snack food junky. Sitting on the couch watching TV at night, I had to have something to snack on. We now drink Happy Coffee. This coffee is infused with nootropics that, among other things, curb appetite. It helps me get through the night without snacking and I snack much less overall. For information on our Happy Coffee visit Free Coffee Samples and we’ll send you a 2-day sample to try for free.
Get It Movin'
Another bit of advice is to get up in the morning, have your cup of coffee, do what you like to do early, and then get your body moving. Do this before you eat anything. You can have a tall glass of water to hydrate but that’s it. Get your metabolism kick-started by, at minimum, going for a walk. Dale and I work out. That could mean a bike ride, a run, or lifting weights. Then it’s time for our morning shake.
As part of developing your best diet for people over 50, you want to start your eating for the day with lots of organic, wholesome foods. If possible, find an organic produce store and add that as a stop in your shopping routine. These foods should include some healthy fat, protein, and digestive support ingredients. Blend them all into a shake or smoothy. We use a powerful Vitamix blender. This baby will liquify whole vegetables in a snap.
The Morning Smoothie Recipe!
All Organic Ingredients – Makes 2 extra-large shakes.
- 1/2 Avocado
- 2-inch piece (approximate) of fresh Tumeric
- 2-inch piece (approximate) of fresh Ginger Root
- ¼ of a large bunch of fresh Parsley
- 6 oz of fresh Asparagus
- A handful of fresh Kale
- 1 ½ tbsp of Chia Seeds. (Soak the Chia Seeds in a small cup of water until soft. Approximately 5 minutes. Start soaking these first and they’ll be ready by the time you want to blend)
- 2 tbsp of Ground Flaxseed ♥
- 2 tbsp of Hemp Hearts ♥
- Strawberries (15 minimum)
- 4 oz pure Cranberry Juice ♥, no sugar added, not from concentrate.
- A large splash of Lime Juice ♥
- 2 tbsp of Bee Pollen
- 4 rounded tsp of Apple Peel Powder ♥
- Add Cinnamon Powder to taste
- Approximately 7 cups of purified, alkaline water. We have a filter for our tap water and then run the filtered water through an alkaline pitcher filter to increase the pH and further filter the water.
Most people would consider making this healthy morning smoothie a lot of work and time-consuming. But a different perspective is that it is a full, hearty, healthy meal. How long does it typically take to prepare a meal? Even a simple breakfast. It takes me about 15 minutes to pull everything out, portion it, and mix it in the blender. 15 minutes to give us an amazing start to our day. Not bad at all.