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Smoothie Recipe

So, we're going to make a smoothie, which is the most delicious and nourishing breakfast. And it will keep your immune system healthy and it will give you lots of good energy all the way through from breakfast right through to lunch.

We start with half a pear. And I just put half of that, all of that, the insides as well as the skin. Half a pear. Half an apple. Straight into there.

And half a banana. I'm going to chop it in half. Now, apart from the banana, I'm actually using the skins, because the skins are full of useful fibre and they also have really important microflora sitting on the surface of the skin.

And this is what actually helps support our immune function in the gut, like the acidophilus that you may buy in pots.

And we've got here some blueberries. Now, you can use fruits straight from the freezer, which is much quicker and easier, because you just have them there.

And you notice that I'm using the greenery on the strawberry.

So, I'm going to put a handful of raspberries.

Now, these gorgeous pigments in here are the flavonoids. And these flavonoids are what actually help support our blood vessels and keep our inflammation down and reduce flushes.

And they are also full of antioxidants.

We're also going to put in a couple of tablespoons of oat milk here, or nut milk, just to help make the puree.

And if you want to use dairy, then we advise organic.

So, that's it, to start. And then, we're going to add the bit that gives you the energy; the really high energy food.

And this is the muesli mix. And that's going to be a couple of tablespoons of oatmeal. And this is the bit that's going to keep your energy really good all the way through till lunchtime.

Half a tablespoon of sunflower seeds.

Half a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds. Now, pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc. And all these seeds have got lots of useful oils, which, again, help with inflammation and help the nervous system and with stress and our mood.

And then a tablespoon of linseed, which are fabulous because they help to keep the bowel regular and they help to keep you oestrogen levels even; your hormone levels even. And they also are rich in oils and lovely gel to keep the gut flora healthy.

And that's what going to keep your energy good, full of antioxidants, helps the immune system, keeps the flushies low, and, of course, it tastes delicious. It's the perfect breakfast to start the day.


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