Dark Chocolate Kale Protein Smoothie

Evidence suggests that higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of total fat (fat deposited all over the body) and abdominal fat, independently of regular physical activity and diet, among other factors (1).

Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, especially catechins – which have important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Chocolate also produces higher levels of physical energy and mental alertness while, lowering blood pressure in women. It may even block feelings of pain and anxiety (2)!

One-and-a-half ounces of dark chocolate a day for 2 weeks has been linked to a reduction in stress hormone levels (3).
Dark Chocolate Kale Protein Smoothie Smoothie Type Super Greens

Rating Troy - 3 stars Taneen - 2 stars Brixton (4 year old) - 100 stars Suri (2 year old) - 18 stars

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Ingredients • 2 scoops Dark Chocolate ēWhey • 3 kale leaves (stem removed) • 1 scoop eRaw Organic Greens • 1/4 cup coconut milk • 1/2 avocado • 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 Tbsp raw honey< • 1 Tbsp chia seeds • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs (added at the end of blending) • Coconut shred for garnish

The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea and a Smoothie Recipe

Matcha green tea is the most nutrient-rich type of green tea. It is 10 times higher in antioxidants than traditional green tea. In addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), matcha is a potent source of unique catechin polyphenols which have anti-aging and DNA protecting qualities. A 1999 University of Indiana School of Medicine study showed green tea supports DNA integrity and decreases free radical generation.

The polyphenols found in green tea also reduce harmful HDL cholesterol in the blood, protect against oxidative damage to helpful LDL cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce high blood pressure and enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). One study indicates that EGCG is 25-100 times more potent than antioxidant vitamins C and E.

Studies have shown that green tea polyphenol compounds may inhibit cancer, help prevent cardiovascular disease, help boost immunity, and slow the aging process. Green tea is synergistic with key components of turmeric, further increasing cell protective activity.
Green tea has also been shown to:

• Help protect against bacterial infections* • Promote joint health and stronger bones* • Reduce inflammation* • Enhance the effects of antibiotics*
You can also find matcha green tea in our eOxidant Botanical Extracts formula.
MATCHA GREEN TEA & LIME SMOOTHIE This is a tangy and refreshing whole food smoothie that's high pre- and probitics to help with digestion and boost your immune system Ingredients

• 2 scoops Vanilla Bean ēWhey • 1/2 cup coconut milk • 1/2 cup organic full-fat plan yogurt or kefir • 1 freshly squeezed lime juice • 1 Tbsp raw honey • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract • 1/8 tsp ground clove • 1/8 tsp nutmeg • 1/2 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp matcha green tea • 1 Tbsp potato starch

The Benefits of Turmeric and a Smoothie Recipe

turmeric smoothie

Often referred to as the world’s most important herb, turmeric has been shown to increase critical detoxification enzymes and reduces free radical stress. In fact, it has a large ORAC value (the antioxidant measurement), and it contains anti-cancerous properties, potent anti-inflammatories, as well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal constituents

The antioxidant content within turmeric comes from active compounds called curcuminoids. Curcumin protects against both water- and fat-soluble free radicals. It enhances the body’s level of antioxidant compound such as glutathione, promoting the proper detoxification of cancer-causing compound by the liver. Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen, helping to support your body against stress and providing immune system support.

Curcuminoids deliver antioxidants that may be: • 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and also stronger than vitamin C • 3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract • Strong enough to destroy the hydroxyl radical, considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants

In addition to its antioxidant properties, turmeric is often used for arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis for its anti-inflammatory properties. Other potential benefits of curcumin include: • Promoting healthy skin and eyes* • Supporting joint health and overall skeletal system* • Promoting healthy blood and liver functions* • Supporting a healthy digestive, circulatory, and neurological system* • Promoting a healthy female reproductive system*

You can also find turmeric in our eOxidant Botanical Extracts formula.

TURMERIC BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE I recently made this smoothie and it was delicious! It has a slight turmeric taste but it's not overbearing. The fruit eliminates the strong bitterness usually associated with turmeric. AND I wasn't hungry for five hours after! Plus, it's kid approved. My kids loved it.