Smoothie for Breakfast

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Ingredients:
1 Handful of spinach
1 Cup of blueberries
1 Banana
1/2 Cup pineapples

I added almond milk and some ice.

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Fresh OJ: For High C’s

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Freshly squeezed orange juice is a great source of natural vitamin C. Consuming vitamin C supplements does not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of orange juice, says a research team from the Division of Human Nutrition at the University of Milan, Italy (Guarnieri S, Riso P, et al., British Journal of Nutrition).

Food Fact: Just one orange supplies 116.2% of the daily value for vitamin C. If you don’t have time to juice…just eat ’em!

Source
Study:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17349075/

Dark Greens

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Dark green leafy vegetables
Kale, collard greens, spinach, and broccoli are good sources of vitamin E and folate.

Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potatoes are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, B, and C are present in sweet potatoes along with manganese, potassium, and iron.

Beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects cells from damaging free radicals, is abundant in sweet potatoes. Protecting against free radicals is critical to health, as free radicals contribute to the aging process and many chronic diseases.

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, containing four grams each on average. Fiber promotes proper digestion and increases satiety, making sweet potatoes a snack that actually promotes feeling full.

Sweet potato fries can be made by cutting up a sweet potato, sprinkling on some sea salt and olive oil and then cooking the cut up sweet potato pieces in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Snacking is an activity that most people engage in daily. Artificial foods are a common choice for in between meal eating, but they are often nutritionally empty. Sweet potato fries are great snacking alternatives that have a lot more to offer from a nutrition standpoint.

Learn more:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamink.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002400.htm

Wheatgrass Tip

Wheat Grass Tip

Whenever I drink a shot or two of wheatgrass I like to chase it with a lemon or an orange slice. The wheatgrass leaves a chalky taste in my mouth and an orange refreshes my pallet.