Thursday, May 17, 2012

I made one of my fabulous antioxidant green smoothies today. I added juiced carrots and celery to fresh organic spinach, organic frozen blackberries & raspberries, a banana, spring water and a splash of vanilla soy milk. I bought the frozen berries at Costco. They just got them in and they were $8.50 each for a 3 lb. bag. That's an excellent price because Sprouts is selling their organic fruit for $3.99 a 12 oz. bag. Forget about Whole Foods; I was in there the other day and their prices are outrageous; they seem to cater to the very wealthy these days. I won't go back there anytime soon.

Do you know that raw carrots contain beta-carotene, a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer?  If you can buy the carrots with the greens attached; they are rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. The raw celery juice is packed with lots of nutritious goodies as well, like vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, potassium, iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and essential amino acids.  Don't throw away those  celery leaves they are high in vitamin A.

Add these greens to the spinach, which is high in iron and you have one delicious, super anti-oxidant drink!

Have a great day and don't forget to eat your fruits & veggies!
xo  Inge

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