Carol’s Green Smoothie

Carol’s Green Smoothie

Carol’s Green Smoothie
Carol’s Green Smoothie

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1″ 1/4 to to

    ginger root (I put it thru my Omega Vertical Juicer and then add about 1/4 cup water to help wash out all the juice, and then hand squeeze the pulp to make sure I get it all)

  • 8 8

    About 8 oz water, more later if too thick.

  • 1-2 1-2 2-3

    tsp ground cinnamon (I use the big cinnamon bottles you get at Costco and just do about 2-3 really good squeezes on the bottle)

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 1 1

    1 Tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 1

    1 Tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 1

    1 Tbsp raw cacao powder

  • 1-2 1-2

    1-2 shakes of the cayenne pepper bottle (to taste)

  • 1 1

    add 1 Tbsp dried goji berries and 1 tsp kelp powder if you like.

  • to

    lightly in VitaMix then let sit for the chia seeds and goji berries to soften up while you add the rest of the frozen ingredients:

  • 1/2 to 1 1/2 to 1

    1 cup fresh spouts (I just grab a handful)

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup (heaping) frozen blueberries or berry combination

  • 3 3

    3 individual frozen sweet cheeries (just for the sweetness – can be less or left out)

Directions

Start VitaMix on low, move to high and let mix for about a minute. Pour out into large mug or glass. This is not very sweet, but has lots of good stuff for diabetics. I usually consume it as breakfast, then follow up either at lunch or dinner with a green smoothie, and eat one small meal of regular food. When I have it available I add kombucha or other fermented drink instead of part of the water. I used to add yogurt, but learned that dairy products stop the raw cacao benefits. So I keep any dairy for later in the day. When I’m truly doing the two smoothies (cacao and green) each day, I can keep my blood glucose down in the normal range for fasting, and about 120 when eating. My A1C came back in normal range this last test, and it had been quite high before. By the way, I went from 210+ lbs in December 2010 to 159 this month. Still have another 20 lbs to go to my target of mid 130s. I try to get in one cacao smoothie and one green smoothie (using spinach, celery, 1 piece frozen banana, spouts, and sometimes part of an avocado) per day.

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