Summer Surprise Green Smoothie
The Summer Surprise Green Smoothie is always a hit, no matter the time of year! It’s refreshing, it’s delicious, it’s both sweet and healthy. What else could you possibly want? There’s even spring greens to help round out the nutrition!
I like to make this for my kids (or myself) when one of us is fighting a bacterial infection. Have you ever heard of D-Mannose? It’s a naturally occurring sugar that is found in many fruits (like oranges, apples, blueberries, and peaches… hint hint Summer Surprise Green Smoothie hint hint). And it is considered one of the most effective natural treatments for bacterial infections, like a UTI. It works by attaching itself to E. coli, causing the E. coli to stick to each other instead of tract walls. The bacteria are then eliminated through your waste system.
D-mannose is as effective as nitrofurantoin, an antibiotic!
One way to obtain more of this simple sugar is by eating the whole foods in which it is found. And our lovely seasonal Summer Surprise Green Smoothie is a great way to get it! It contains blueberries, as well as maca root powder. Maca root, considered sacred in Incan culture, has been used to balance hormones, increase vitality, and as an aphrodisiac. (It also improves prostate function and relieves bladder pain! How impressive is that?) It’s almost hard to believe something so good for you can be so delicious at the same time.
Summer Surprise Smoothie
- 3 cups water and ice mixture
- 2 large handfuls spring greens
- 1 cup mixed berries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1 banana fresh or frozen
- 1/4 whole organic lemon including peel
- 1 tbs maca root powder
Blend all ingredients until very smooth.
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