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How to Increase Your Energy Through Fruit Smoothies

Imani Sankofa
Why drink fruit smoothies? Smoothies capture the sweetness and health benefits of fruits and vegetables in a glass. Smoothies can be a complete breakfast solution, dessert, healthy snack, or meal replacement. Not only are smoothies fun to make, but they taste good as well.

 Here's a fruit smoothie recipe to get you started.

 Berry Blast
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 apple
3 big handfuls of baby spinach
2 cups of water

 Blend together the apples, raspberries, blueberries and water for 30 seconds. Add the baby spinach and blend until smooth.

 Health Benefits: In this recipe berries bring a sweet fragrance with a subtle tart overtone and make this low GI treat a real winner. Research is suggesting that raspberries have the potential to inhibit cancer cell proliferation and tumor formation. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and prevents damage to cell membranes. Whilst fresh berries are best, freezing does not destroy their anti-oxidant activity and is sometimes more convenient. Berries are also heart-healthy foods. In a Finnish study, subjects who ate two serves of berries a day were found to have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

 Spinach has been found to have thirteen different flavonoid compounds with anti-cancer properties. Spinach has been shown to slow down the growth of cancer cells in the stomach and the prostrate and to be inversely related to the incidence of breast cancer. Spinach has also been shown to protect against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer and arthritis.

Imani Sankofa / Author & Editor

As a result of working with Imani, women learn to reduce stress, release weight, and reconnect to life. Imani is looking to work with women who are interested in peace of mind, improved health, and creating a life they love.

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