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My Morning Smoothie

1 banana
Frozen blueberries (prob about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cucumber
1 carrot
2 cups spinach
Small handful raw sunflower seeds
Coconut water (about 1/2 cup)

Serves 1.5 (Ben had small glass)

My little niece Ryah LOVES her morning green smoothie!!!!  (This photo was text to me this morning all the way from Alaska – LOVE)   I know hers had kale & a zest of frozen lemon. This is a GREAT way to sneak greens into your kids’ belly’s!!!


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Eat to Lean Down!

One of my idol’s, Dr Mark Hyman, was recently a guest on “Live with Kelly”.  He talked about which whole foods stabilize your blood sugar, keep your weight down and help to lean you down.  Here were the highlights:

  • Get rid of Metabolism blockers:
    • Don’t drink your calories (no juice, soda or alcohol)
    • UNJUNK your diet (no high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, colors and MSG)
    • Eliminate inflammatory foods (gluten and dairy) for 2-3 weeks and see how you feel.
  • Add Metabolism boosters
    • Eat real food(veggies, fruit, beans, nuts, seeds, lean animal protein, small amounts of gluten free grains – black rice, quinoa)
    • Bulk up on crunchy veggies(broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, green beans, leafy greens, etc.)
    • Power up with Protein:Eat protein with each meal (eggs, chicken, fish, nuts, seeds)
    • Get an oil change:Speed up your metabolism with good fat including olive oil, small wild fish like sardines and salmon, and extra virgin coconut oil — My favorite is Artisina.
    • Add Sugar buster fibers called PGX.  You can also get it from special noodles called Shirataki made from Konjac root.  PGX is a great source of Glucomannan. Take it 15 minutes before meals.  It slows absorption of sugar and fat and lowers insulin levels and helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol and cuts your cravings and appetite and helps with weight loss
    • Grease up the wheels of your metabolism with Supplements.  Take a good multivitamin, fish oil and vitamin D every day.
    • Shake the weight off – start the day with morning protein shake – see recipe below the video.

To your good health

Mark Hyman, MD

Watch his video HERE!

Whole Food Protein Shake Recipe
4 oz Frozen wild or organic blueberries
2-3 tbsp hemp seed
2 tbsp chia seed
4 walnuts
3 Brazil nuts
Small handful of pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp Extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp almond butter
4 oz Unsweetened almond milk or hemp milk
1/2 Banana

Be sure to add enough water so that the smoothie is not so thick that it is hard to drink usually need to fill the liquid about an inch or two above the contents.

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Post Workout Smoothie


1 banana
5-6 mint leaves
2 tbsps toasted carob powder (or cocoa powder)
10-12 raw almonds
Big handful spinach
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

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Green Kale Smoothie – Easy Breakfast


This smoothie breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make.  Give it a try!
My recipe changes as to what I have in stock but this is what I did this morning:

Kale Smoothie
1 Banana
Juice of 1 orange (cut in half & squeeze into blender)
Large handful of Kale
1 cup chopped up Zucchini
8 raw Brazil Nuts
2 pinches of raw Pumpkin Seeds
2 tsps organic cinnamon
1/4 cup organic Hemp Milk (zero sugar) OR water
1/2 cup ice

BLEND!  It made the above amount as Ben only wanted a small cup.  ENJOY!

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Dr Stacy’s Super-food Smoothie!

Dr. Stacy’s Super-food Smoothie:
Big handful of kale
Beet greens
1/2 inch slice of purple cabbage
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

*Add 8-16 oz of water (less water=thicker)
*Blend on high for 30-60 seconds
*Add 2 scoop of NanoGreens OR NanoReds (kids love the Reds)
*2 scoop NanoPro (a high quality protein)
*Blend on low for a few seconds

A great meal for the entire family! ” This feed all 4 of us in the morning to start our day on the healthy track.”

Cut recipe in half for 1 to 2 people.

Dr Stacy is a chiropractor at the Synergy Spine Center in WA which is a family wellness center of the body, mind & spirit. Check them out on Facebook! She is a great friend that I met during the good ole’ days at EOU 🙂

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