Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Drink in the benefits…
Not only are these brightly-coloured smoothies bursting with goodness, but each one also packs a distinctive and delicious flavour…
- 240ml almond milk
- 100g frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1⁄2 tsp dried culinary lavender
- 1 tsp lemon zest
Introduce vitamins C and D, and zinc by adding in two tablets of Forever Immublend.
-184g frozen pineapple
-240ml coconut water
-1 small handful of kale
-1⁄2 large cucumber, peeled
-1⁄2 avocado, peeled
-1 tsp chia seeds
Make this smoothie even greener by blending in one Fields of Greens supplement
- 1 ripe mango, cubed
- 1⁄2 ripe banana, peeled
- 120ml milk (we used unsweetened almond milk)
- 122g plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp unsweetened matcha powder
- 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
- 0-2 tsp Forever Bee Honey (to taste)
- Handful of ice cubes
- 115g low fat cottage cheese
- 1 pitted Medjool date (soak in hot water for 5 minutes)
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1⁄4 tsp almond extract
- 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
- 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 scoop Forever Lite Ultra (vanilla) 200ml unsweetened almond milk
BEETS AND BERRIES
- 1 medium beetroot, peeled and cubed
- 288g strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted
- 175g apple slices (optional)
- 1 scoop Argi+
- 200ml almond milk
- 120ml carrot juice
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, (roughly chopped)
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop Forever Lite Ultra (vanilla)
- 210g ice cubes
Introducing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds into your diet is an essential and delicious way to receive the vitamins, minerals and nutrients required to keep your body and mind functioning effectively. If you want to ensure you consume plenty of goodness then try blitzing a mixture of these healthy ingredients in a blender. You’ll make some unique, colourful and wholesome smoothies, and you can even add in Forever supplements – perfect for giving your smoothie that extra punch!
Love your body from the inside by fuelling it with fresh and healthy ingredients. All of our smoothies contain an array of vitamin-infused produce, most of which are raw and ready to eat, just as nature intended! Below is a selection of some of the awesome ingredients we love to sink our teeth into:
Chia seeds derive from a flowering plant that is a part of the mint family; they are an ideal source of omega-3 and protein.
Did you know that lavender is also an edible herb? Not only will including lavender in your beverages make you feel fancy and floral, but this dried purple treat is also a source of vitamin A, calcium and iron.
Dubbed ‘queen of the greens’, this low- calorie leafy veg is high in fibre and absolutely crammed with a wonderful array of vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids.
These little berries are crammed full of nutrients including folate, vitamin C and B6. Among other benefits, vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function; this means blueberries are brilliant for keeping our minds in check. You may need to eat a fair few handfuls though!
Another delicious spice that is popular in both sweet and savoury dishes.
This warm, delicate spice should be used sparingly but it is still full of nutrients including manganese, magnesium and thiamine.
Almond milk is low in fat and cholesterol and it’s full of vitamins, as well as iron, calcium and zinc.
Avocado is a fruit and a fantastic source of vitamin K, B6, E, C, copper, folate and omega-3.
This sweet-tasting juice is low in calories and high in vitamin A. Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and vision, and to the normal function of the immune system.
Most people know that bananas are packed full of potassium but did you also know that bananas (that aren’t too ripe) contain a good source of pectin, a fibre that (when enough is consumed) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Result!
This root vegetable is packed with calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium.
This finely-ground powder is actually used to make green tea, a tea praised for its antioxidant properties. Matcha powder also contains fibre, caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine.
This delicious and nutritious sports drink contains five grams of L-Arginine per serving plus vitamins, including vitamin C – which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – and vitamin D – which contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
Arguably the healthiest spice available, ginger is bursting with nutrients and is therefore a popular ingredient in traditional and alternative medicine.
Medjool dates are low in fat but full of protein and carbohydrates. They are high in fibre, potassium – which assists in balancing the body’s pH – and beta-D-glucan. If you eat enough dates the beta-glucan will contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Forever Bee Honey
This all-natural, delicious sweetener is loaded with nature’s goodness and is perfect for replacing processed sugar in your diet. It’s easy to digest and packed with fructose, glucose and a large number of micronutrients.
“Kale is one example of a superfood that adds up nutritionally,” says Prof Spector. A 100g uncooked portion contains only 33 calories, but large amounts of vitamins A and K as well as 17 times the vitamin C of carrots.
11g of kale provides 5.9mg per 100g of beta-carotene, the same amount of sweet potato with the skin will give you 8.5mg..
Blueberries are known for their antioxidant content,: “They are a very good source of only a handful of vitamins and minerals, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Die hards fans of blueberries, claim they can help protect against heart disease and some cancers. As well as improve memory. There isn't enough hard evidence on their ability to ward off disease in humans as claimed.
These are high in antioxidants food, they are also good source of vitamin C, they contain manganese, folate, potassium, B vitamins and flavonoids, Quercetin and kaempferol.
A 200g portion of cooked quinoa contains a high 8gs of protein as well as B vitamins, iron and zinc. As good as the food group, there is little evidence to support the claims that it can help prevent or manage medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or coeliac disease.”
I grew up drinking this water, whenever a coconut is cracked, we fight for the right to drink the precious juice contained within. Till date, I still prefer the natural water from fresh coconut than the bottled alternatives we now see on our food shelves.
Some claim coconut water is more hydrating than tap or bottled water after exercise because it is high in natural sugars and electrolytes. But a 2012 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and performed on 12 men, who drank bottled water, pure coconut water, distilled coconut water and an electrolyte-based sports drink after 60-minute bouts on the treadmill, found they were adequately rehydrated by all four drinks – but the ones drinking coconut water reported more bloating. That suggests coconut water may be as good as, but not better than, water at rehydration.
This is another fruit I loved eating growing up, I still love them and never have a salad without avocado. It is contains large amounts of fibre, vitamin C and monounsaturated good fats helpful in controlling cholesterol and diabetes.
for similar article see skin food.
for similar article see skin food.