Blueberry Eye Health Smoothie

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and especially rich in anthocyanins. In fact anthocyanins may be helpful for people with cataracts and help to slow cataract progression.

We use almonds as they are high in vitamin E. The spinach is another ingredient that helps you with eye help.  One ounce of almonds has 1/3 of the daily requirements of natural vitamin E.

Finally we add a little bit of carrot to add some beta-carotene to help night vision.

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Add to blender

  • ½  cup blueberries
  • 1 raw carrot chopped up
  • 1 oz. raw almonds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 serving  Plant Head Protein Vanilla
  • 6 oz. almond milk
  • Few ice cubes to chill

Mix on high speed until all ingredients are smooth.

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Banana Apple Smoothie

Do you love a smoothie for breakfast?

My friends are getting old and now they all want to slow aging with a morning smoothie. I thought I’d share my recipe with you.

I highly recommend the Vitamix as I really like a very smooth smoothie. However my friends love their NutriBullets.

banana apple smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple cut in small pieces skin left on
  • 8 walnuts
  • teaspoon of bee pollen
  • ½ inch of ginger root
  • Few ice cubes
  • 4 oz of hemp, almond, soy, or coconut milk. May add more to taste.
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Chicken, portabella, with pistachio cream (serves 2)

Chicken, portabella, and pistachio cream (serves 2)

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 portabella mushrooms steams removed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Pea Sprouts or other sprout
  • Almond milk to cover pistachios
  • ½ red or orange pepper cut in small pieces pickled
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 and ½ herbs de Province
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic

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Pickling liquid

  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Bring to simmer then remove from heat

Prep work

  • 2 hours to 1 day before hand cut up pepper and add to pickling liquid
  • 2 hours before cover pistachios with water and let soak

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring stock to boil, add bay leaf, and 1-teaspoon herbs de Provence, and then add chicken breast (Add more broth if needed to make sure breasts are covered). Once the stock hits a boil, bring to simmer and simmer breasts for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and coverand let breasts sit in broth for 10-15 minutes.

Mix olive oil with balsamic and brush mushrooms both inside and out. Place on flat tray  round site and place in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Drain pistachios from water and add to high-speed blender with ½ teaspoon herbs de Provence.  Add enough almond milk to just cover and blend. Add more almond milk to keep texture about that a thick cream. Add salt to taste.

Remove breasts and cut on diagonal. Place in mushroom caps and cover with pistachio cream. Top with pickled peppers and spouts and then serve.

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Chicken, portabella, with pistachio cream (serves 2)

Chicken, portabella, and pistachio cream (serves 2)

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 portabella mushrooms steams removed
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • Pea Sprouts or other sprout
  • Almond milk to cover pistachios
  • ½ red or orange pepper cut in small pieces pickled
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 and ½ herbs de Province
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic

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Pickling liquid

  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Bring to simmer then remove from heat

Prep work

  • 2 hours to 1 day before hand cut up pepper and add to pickling liquid
  • 2 hours before cover pistachios with water and let soak

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring stock to boil, add bay leaf, and 1-teaspoon herbs de Provence, and then add chicken breast (Add more broth if needed to make sure breasts are covered). Once the stock hits a boil, bring to simmer and simmer breasts for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and coverand let breasts sit in broth for 10-15 minutes.

Mix olive oil with balsamic and brush mushrooms both inside and out. Place on flat tray  round site and place in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Drain pistachios from water and add to high-speed blender with ½ teaspoon herbs de Provence.  Add enough almond milk to just cover and blend. Add more almond milk to keep texture about that a thick cream. Add salt to taste.

Remove breasts and cut on diagonal. Place in mushroom caps and cover with pistachio cream. Top with pickled peppers and spouts and then serve.

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Pumpkin Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is for those who love pumpkin. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A as well as high in fiber.

pumpkin smoothie

  • 1/3 Cup Canned Organic Pumpkin (Or 1/3 Cup Cooked Fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons of pecan pieces
  • 6 oz. almond milk
  • Few ice cube to cook down

Blend on high until smooth.

If you want to make more than one smoothie just double the recipe. I don’t like to use too much sugar so if you would like it a little sweeter just up the amount of maple syrup.

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to start your day. I like to use fresh turmeric that I can find at whole foods. It is also available on Amazon. However you can also use powdered turmeric.  I love the Critical Care Matrix by Mushroom Matrix for its support of the immune system and healthy inflammation.

  • 1 Banana organic
  • ½ inch of fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger)
  • 2 turmeric roots (or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Critical Care Matrix
  • Small squeeze of honey

If you don’t have a high speed mixer grate the fresh ginger and turmeric. Blend the mixture on high and add more almond/coconut milk if need to make it easy to drink.

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to start your day. I like to use fresh turmeric that I can find at whole foods. It is also available on Amazon. However you can also use powdered turmeric.  I love the Critical Care Matrix by Mushroom Matrix for its support of the immune system and healthy inflammation.

  • 1 Banana organic
  • ½ inch of fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger)
  • 2 turmeric roots (or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Critical Care Matrix
  • Small squeeze of honey

If you don’t have a high speed mixer grate the fresh ginger and turmeric. Blend the mixture on high and add more almond/coconut milk if need to make it easy to drink.

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This delicious smoothie uses the Plant Head Protein. Plant Head is a gluten free protein powered that is gluten free, soy free, preservative free, and raw vegan. Really, this excellent protein comes in chocolate and vanilla flavor.

  • 1 scoop chocolate Plant Head Protein (or other chocolate protein powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 banana
  • 12 walnuts
  • 6 oz. almond milk (or other milk)

Blend until smooth.

Chocolate Bannana Smoothie

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