For the days when you just want to do a straight ahead, simple and tasty green smoothie, I’ve got you covered with this “basic” green smoothie. It’s very easy to make and is as refreshing as it is satisfying.
You know how I love smoothies for breakfast because it makes it so easy to jam a ton of great nutrients into the top of your day. Whizzing the food also helps to partially break it down, which is easy on your digestive system. The addition of lemon here also increases digestion not to mention gives it a nice, fresh kick. But, please don’t guzzle your smoothies. That’s a lot of food up in there and your body still needs time to work its digestion magic in your belly. So, just sip slowly please
On top of being one of the most gorgeous colours of burgundy you’ll ever see, this simple, spicy and sweet smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse!
All those rich, dark colours mean a ton of antioxidants and vitamins like A and C. Plus, beets and ginger are known to be some of the most potent detoxifying foods you can eat (or drink)!
Grating the raw beets will make them easier to blend. Just make sure to protect your cutting board or counter top with a piece of parchment paper (and if you’re worried about staining your hands, wear gloves). Grate a few extra beets and save them in the fridge to add to your salads through the week! I threw a few beet greens into this smoothie to further increase its nutrient value. Ah yeah, I did!
About Kim D’Eon
An award-winning Canadian TV personality and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Kim has reported for and hosted many popular network shows like: Entertainment Tonight Canada, Food Network’s Family Cook Off, and CBC’s Street Cents, and Marketplace. Kim now merges her journalistic foundation with her passion for real food and holistic health to inspire others to eat healthy and live life to the fullest.
Green smoothies can be intimidating to people when they are first starting off. But, let me assure you, this is delicious! It’s got lots of fruit to make it sweet and the kiwi and green apple really kicks it up a notch with a bit of tang and a ton of vitamin C. I love adding raw cashews to smoothies to make them nice and creamy and add some healthy fats to the mix along with the flax. Hemp is a great plant-based protein and bananas (as we know) give us a good dose of potassium for optimizing nervous system health. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Can’t wait for you to try it!
Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.
In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrification bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The filtered water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system. Continue reading →