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How to Make a Green Immune Booster Smoothie

March 3, 2010

This green smoothie was a concoction I threw together to help out a sick family member. I am very big on proper food combining and usually make sure not to mix citrus with other things, but in this case I made an exception. People who eat a lot of junk tend to have stomachs of steel anyhow, because the majority of people are used to eating all kinds of food in one sitting regardless of the fact that it may take a different set of enzymes to digest. Will go more in-depth on food combining sometime soon.

That said, I was pleasantly surprised that my stomach didn’t get queasy at all when I tested this smoothie. I added in orange juice for vitamin C, flaxseed and prunes to help elimination, bananas to slow digestion, and spirulina and alfalfa sprouts to boost immunity. Worked like a charm or at least made a difference because the next day my loved one was up and moving.


Ingredients:

fresh squeezed organic orange  (3 oranges)

4 preservative free dried prunes

3 Tablespoons of flaxseed

3 Tablespoons of spirulina

large handful of sprouts ( I think I used at least half the container)

2 ripe organic bananas

Remember when you are sick, it is not best to suppress your symptoms with a whole bunch of drugs that put a band aid on the condition but do not address the core problem. I rarely ever find myself ill, and going raw and medicine-free has taught me how to heal myself naturally and know what my body needs when I need it. Start listening more when you are sick  instead of telling your body to quiet down by overloading yourself with tylenols, midols, cough syrup, etc.  Rest is needed, and usually a departure from solid foods, and flushing out your colon solves a myriad of problems. At least you’ll know you got to the bottom of the real issue and will enjoy the fruits of long lasting health.

– XoXo Raw Girl

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4 comments

  1. I don’t know much about food combining. What of those ingredients can’t go together?


    • Hey Samantha: I will post something very soon that breaks it all down. There are many levels to food combining, the most important being avoiding eating dense carbs and proteins together. Among fruits: acid fruits like oranges are not usually combined with sweet fruits banana or prunes for optimal digestion. Hows your goal going? – XoXo Raw Girl


      • So far, great! I posted my week 5 results on my blog yesterday. 5 weeks, 5 lb lost 🙂

        This week’s results may have something to do with a cleansing diet that my naturopath put me on for 3 weeks to determine if I have food sensitivities.


      • Cool, congrats on some progress, sounds pretty good I will check it out! I am doing a short term personalized detox plan for a client right now 3 days juicing, 7 days raw, and a couple days transition. – XoXo Raw Girl



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