I present The AMAZING Orange Spinach Basil Smoothie! Looking for a sweet, savory, and delicious smoothie that can be made straight from your box with 3 ingredients?! A smoothie cannot get more simply succulent! I promise this one will make you want to morph into a different taste-bud dimension!
The Low Fat Raw Vegan Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 Pint of Fresh Squeezed ORGANIC Orange Juice
- 1 Cup ORGANIC Fresh Spinach
- Half to One Cup of ORGANIC Fresh Basil or Cilantro
Learn more about the Health Benefits of Orange, Spinach and Basil...
Oranges: The Super C Fruit
Orange is a juicy citrus fruit containing lot of vitamin contents especially Vitamin C. The delicious fruit contains some nutritional elements having lots of nutritional benefits. Oranges contain carpels with many fluid vessels which are specialized hair cells. It mostly comes in winter in its 600 varieties. It is one of the best fruits which comes with disease curable factors. Oranges contain large amount of Vitamin C and calcium, phosphorous, potassium, citrus acid, beta carotene, and aldehyde and alcohol ENE group compounds. Brazil produces highest amount of oranges all over the world. (via whatthafact)
Spinach: Packed with Nutrients
Among the World's Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is also concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. Enjoy baby spinach in your favorite salads or make a salad made exclusively of baby spinach. Spinach is one of only three vegetables that we recommend boiling to help reduce its concentration of oxalic acid. We recommend boiling for just 1 minute to minimize loss of nutrients and flavor. (read more at whfoods)
Basil: The Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant Power Herb
One of the primary medicinal uses for basil is for its anti-inflammatory properties. This effect stems from eugenol, a volatile oil in basil that blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling, making basil an ideal treatment for people with arthritis. Basil is also known to have exceptionally powerful antioxidant properties that can protect the body from premature aging, common skin issues, age-related problems and even some types of cancer. The herb also contains the flavonoids orientin and vicenin, which are plant pigments that shield your cell structures from oxygen and radiation damage. (learn more at motherearthliving)
More great Raw Info from Rachel...
For more information on how to get raw, fresh, local, and organic produce, please check out Kristina's produce co-operative in Houston called Rawfully Organic at http://www.rawfullyorganic.com