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Red Alert powder contains mostly certified organic dried berries, fruits and vegetables. Red Alert Phytonutrient antioxidant Energy Drink formula may help to boost energy and balance blood sugar as well as decrease cravings and improve immune function. It supports weight management and helps alkalize and buffer pH. Red Alert Phytonutrient antioxidant Energy Drink provides 30 calories and 2 grams carbohydrates per serving.
It contains a proprietary probiotic blend to aid healthy digestion. This special anti-aging formula contains no added stimulants or sugar. Suggested usage: Mix one level scoop (provided in the canister) with 6-8 ounces of cold water or yogurt. Stir briskly or shake in a closed container. Enjoy one or more times each day.
Remember, the process of germination fundamentally changes the nutrient composition of dried seed. Nutrients including enzymes, amino acids and vitamins are substantially increased and become more bio-available, allowing for more efficient absorption. The "anti-nutrients" such as phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors and insoluble fibers are diminished, again encouraging increased bio-availability and nutrient absorption.
Starting the day with a smoothie is way to get some nutrition in first thing. It takes very little time and will keep you going through lunch. You can power pack them with super foods that you might find difficult to consume on their own.
When it comes to smoothies, there are no absolute rules to follow. Combinations are endless and you can put whatever you like and need in them. Here is a healthy smoothie idea that is full of nutrients that will increase your wellbeing, and it is delicious.
* 2 tablespoons each of flax seeds and hempseeds that have been soaked overnight. This releases their goodness and makes them easier to absorb. These are packed with high quality protein, essential fats and needed fiber essential for our physical and mental health.
* Frozen Acai berry pulp (high in antioxidants and other powerful nutrients). Acai berry has a similar amount of protein as a whole egg. It also has 16 identified antioxidants and phytonutrients, with more surely to be identified. Currently, the ORAC value, which stands for the measure of the berrys antioxidant properties, is the highest for all edible berries.
The fatty acid profile of the Acai berry can be compared to olive oil and it has 10 times as many antioxidants as grapes have! Another impressive quality of the Acai berry is that it has up to 30 times the amount of anthocyanins that red wine has. Anthocyanins reportedly have anti-inflammatory qualities, so the Acai berry could potentially be helpful for those with arthritis or inflammation of the joints. The berry has lots of vitamin E and other vitamins, too, in addition to a low glycemic index and lots of dietary fiber.
Were the Acai berry to be grown in the United States it would likely be similar to a grape in nutrition and antioxidants. That is because the harsh environment where the Acai berry grows makes it rich in nutrients and antioxidants and those conditions are not present in the US.
* 25 Fresh Blueberries (the age defying fruit).
* 4 frozen organic strawberries (loaded with zinc and other nutrients to make you feel great).
* 1 banana (a gram of protein and packed with potassium; one of the best ingredients to thicken and bulk out smoothie recipes).* A tablespoonful of bee pollen (one of the best longevity foods, fights colds and flu).
* Enough water to make it a nice consistency (essential to our lives).
* Sweeten smoothie naturally with fruit or low-glycemic sweeteners that will not raise blood sugar, or use or less of1 small packet of Stevia.
Dos and Donts in vegetable smoothie making:
Do not use raw cruciferous vegetables, like cabbage, collards, kale, cauliflower, arugula, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Large amounts of these raw vegetables have thyroid suppressing properties and are best eaten steamed, lightly cooked or fermented.
Do use plenty of raw non-cruciferous veggies and fresh garden herbs like celery, romaine lettuce, parsley, cilantro, basil, cucumbers, green beans, sprouts, yellow squash and zucchini. Vegetables and herbs are packed with vitamins and minerals and provide delicious flavor for smoothies.
Use caution with the use of beets, carrots or other root vegetables because they become very sweet when juiced or blended into smoothies. If yeast or viral infections are under control, you may add small amounts of these sweet tubers into smoothies if they are well balanced with mostly alkaline-forming vegetables. It is the mineral-rich vegetables and the fiber in the blended smoothies that helps keep smoothies more alkaline
According to Donna Gates, the Principle of Balance between expansive and contracting foods suggests that since veggies are slightly expansive a pinch of Himalayan Salt and/or a dash of Wheat-Free Low Sodium Tamara (by San-J) can be used to create more balance.
A scoop of Vitality SuperGreen with its fermented algae, fermented green veggies and cereal grasses is a nutrient-dense addition that alkalizes.
Do use a healthy, organic form of fat, like avocadoes, unrefined hempseed oil, flaxseed oil (or their soaked seeds), cod liver oil, evening primrose or melted ghee or coconut oil. These add flavor and body, plus fat helps keeps ones body feeling satisfied longer.
Do add sea veggies like Wakame or Irish moss. A small amount goes a long way but they do provide additional proteins, iodine and other minerals that can ensure that you start your day with extra energy and even more brain power.
Do use fermented foods and drinks in your smoothies. Using a probiotic liquid like a few ounces of Innergy-Biotic will add a balancing sour taste, much like lemon juice would. The addition of beneficial microflora to help promote your best inner ecosystem in the power center of your body, your intestines, balances immunity! Even adding a spoonful of cultured vegetables works really well and has many excellent benefits.
Do not combine vegetables and most fruits in smoothies. However, having said that, a very sour Granny Smith apple and other sour fruits like lemons, limes, noni, acai, cranberry and pomegranate juice concentrates may be okay for most of us. Fruits digest so quickly that they usually do not combine well with any other foods. Blended smoothies may be an exception. Its a matter of finding your uniqueness. See what your body likes best.
Do try significant amounts of a soaked nuts or seeds or even a spoonful of any nut or seed butter that your body seems to like. These add texture, consistency and flavor.
Strawberry Delight (Smoothie) (1 serving)
strawberries (about a handful) or other favorite berries
goats yogurt or milk (about a cup)
and/or teaspoonful of chia seeds
Fresh pineapple or juice (1/2 cup or so)
Put all the ingredients in a blender, mix and leave to cool and get thicker in the refrigerator.
Green Super food Smoothie
This wonderful tasting Green Super food Smoothie is sure to transform your morning; it's a favorite of the team members at Food Matters! Take it first thing after drinking plenty of water and before any solids. Try your variation for a week and see your life explode with energy! The following recipe makes 2-3 glasses:
1 small avocado and/or 1 banana1 handful of baby spinach leaves or rocket leaves 1 heaping tablespoon of barley grass powder1 teaspoon spirulina or blue green algae1 tablespoon of raw honey or agave nectar1 tablespoon of bee pollen1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder1 tablespoon of maca powder1 cup of ice and 2 cups of water
All ingredients should be as organic as possible, as local as possible and as fresh as possible. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and voila! http://www.foodmatters.tv/green-superfood-smoothie.html
The avocado provides beneficial monosaturated oil if used, otherwise add 1-2teaspoonfuls of tasty cod liver oil, coconut oil, sesame oil or soaked chia, hemp or flax seed (rich in oil and proteins that started as one ounce dry weight).
AVOCADOS burst with nutrients, vitamins, A, B-complex, C, E, H, K, and folic acid, plus the minerals magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, potassium and many other trace elements. Avocados provide all of the essential amino acids with 18 amino acids in all, plus 7 fatty acids, including omega 3 and 6.
The avocado is calorie dense, (one-half cup pureed flesh contains 204 calories), including the benefits of its total beneficial fat content of 19.9grams. One-half cup of pureed avocado packs 2.4grams of protein with 3.1grams of fiber. Using that same quantity, the avocado contains only 8grams of carbohydrates and a surprising 704 IU of vitamin A. It is rich in the B vitamins, especially niacin, at 2.2mg, folic acid at 75mcg, calcium at 13mg, iron at 1.36 mg, and significant potassium at 729mg.
Avocados contain more protein than cows milk, about 2% per edible portion. Since rapidly growing nursing infants obtain no more than 2% protein from mothers milk, we can safely assume that children and adults do not regularly require foods richer in protein than avocado. Our bodies recycle approximately 80% of our protein. Cooked protein is denatured and largely unusable, thus our protein need is far lower than what is taught by conventional dietetics.
A small avocado will provide more usable protein then a huge steak because well-done protein in meat is deranged and mostly unavailable to our liver, the organ which makes all of our bodys protein. High temperature cooked is a prime culprit in our countrys high rate of cancer, as well as colitis, Chrons disease and many o