Juices and Smoothies

Juices and Smoothies

Getting a fresh squeezed juice and/or smoothie is a lot more rewarding for lunch than getting a hot meal then going back into the hot temperatures only to feel groggy, full and oh my gosh.  With the weather temperatures getting up to the 90’s and 100’s grabbing a hot lunch is good if you are in the air condition after you eat your meal.  However, if you are out and about,  say you are a journalist, police officer, mailman, student, uber driver, lyft driver, taxi driver or any other occupation that takes you in and out the air condition then it’s a bit warm for a hot lunch then going back into the hot temperatures. 

Their are various types of juices and smoothies, plus you can always substitute an ingredient if you go to a shop.  Let’s start with smoothies, the start is the basethe liquid in a smoothie is the base. The base,  the liquid can be coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut water or apple juice. The ingredients are the vegetables and fruits. The add ins in the smoothie are the almond butter, chia seeds, honey, hemp seeds, whey protein power, pea powder.  So, just to review in a smoothie we have three things: the base which is the liquid, we have the ingredients which are the fruits and/or vegetables and we have the add ins.  

How are you going to determine what ingredients to use or are you just going to go with one of the menu items?  What are the ingredients you will be using to to make a freshly squeezed juice or smoothie?  The ingredients can be mixed with fruits and vegetables (say carrots and pineapple) or anything you want or is already determined by the shop,store menu.   Are you going to put avocados or are you going to put carrots or bananas?  I use www.google.com to find out what the benefits are for fruits and vegetables that I want to put in my smoothie or juice.  I just key in  “benefits of avocados” , “benefits of onions”,  “benefits of bananas”  and so on for what ever ingredients I want to put in my smoothie or juice.  I google checked for bananas benefits and found that bananas are high in potassium.  Pears reduce the risk of developing hypertension.  Spinach is high in Vitamin A. Pineapple is high in Vitamin C . Watermelon replaces electrolytes.  Celery is great for helping the skin glow.  Beets are great and help heart muscles.  Cactus also called nopales are great as an inflammatory and reduce high blood pressure.  Sugar cane is “high in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese.  

Don’t forget to ask if the location you go to has a member club where you get points or punches for your fresh juice and/or smoothie purchase.  If not well no problem, at least you asked.  Their are various good smoothie shops and juice shops in just about every city.  Plus some of the grocery stores have smoothie and juice bars.  I think it is awesome in about 5 minutes wait you can get a bundle of carrots, beets and so on in a freshly squeezed juice and/or smoothie.   Bam your lunch meal that is healthy, refreshing and cool is ready.   Then on your way you go with your fresh squeezed juice and/or smoothie in your hand!

In conclusion having a hot meal for lunch is awesome if you do not have to go back out into the hot temperaturesHowever, a cool freshly squeezed juice and/or smoothie is sooooooo refreshing for anyone.  Listed below are some add in items that can be added to your squeezed juice and/or smoothie just in case you want to grab a bag at the store then just put into your food item.  Enjoy and stay cool in these warm temps!

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Bee Pollen

• Used in Rehab Centers. “Bee Pollen eradicates destroys completely, puts an end to addictions that is why Bee Pollen is given 3 times a day at some of the most expensive rehab centers”.
• Bee Pollen is considered a “super food” because contains almost every single nutrient vital to human health including folic acid and B-complex vitamins, protein and amino acids.
• Bee Pollen resurrects a body that is ravaged by health problems and infections of various types.
• Young bees primarily use it as food. This is the main reason they develop and grow so fast in short time periods.
• Bee Pollen is an energy boost, good for the skin, allergies and good for asthma.
• Bee Pollen helps the immunity system because has antibiotic effect on the body and REJECTS any attacking virus or microbe. Antioxidants within it also do their job to protect the cells and maintain order in the organism.
• Bee Pollen restores hormonal balance.
• Bee Pollen has a cardiovascular health benefit also because rutin is an important antioxidant bioflavonoid that makes blood vessels stronger and improves blood circulation .
• Bee Pollen also corrects existing health issues and helps you move on from them.
• Bee Pollen removes excess cholesterol, destroys the smallest blood clots and blockages.
• Bee Pollen helps with better prostate health.

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Whey Protein powder

• Whey Protein powder contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly.
• Studies show Whey Protein powder can help you increase strength, gain muscle and loses significant amounts of body fat.
• Whey Protein is good for age related muscle loss.
• Whey Protein has been found to lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure because of bioactive peptides called lactokinins.
• Whey Protein powder helps type 2 diabetes because increases levels of insulin and the sensitivity to its effects.
• Whey protein helps reduce inflammation because of reduces blood levels of C reactive protein indicating it can help reduce inflammation.

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Chia Seeds

• Help skin complexion.
• Beneficial for digestion and detox.
• Helps prevent constipation.
• Chia Seeds help support the body natural detoxification pathways, repair cells and reduce inflammation.
• Chia Seeds help lower cholesterol.
• Chia Seeds help reduce risk of diabetes because it slows the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar and of sugar to fat during digestion which helps to maintain steady blood sugar levels.
• Chia Seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and contain more Omega 3’s than salmon seafood gram for gram.
• Chia Seeds are rich in antioxidants.
• Chia seeds are high in protein and once ounce 28 grams offers 4.4 grams of protein which equals to 10 percent of required body intakes.
• Chia Seeds contain plenty of vitamins and minerals such as niacin and thiamine, B vitamins which are important for turning food eat into energy and keeping the BRAIN and NERVOUS SYSTEM functioning properly.
• Chia seeds come from the Salvia Hispanica plant part of the mint family and native to Mexico and Gautemala.
• Chia Seeds are said to have been an important food to the Aztecs and Mayans.