Describing Green

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Green vegetables are legendary for their importance in maintaining good health thanks to substantial levels of chlorophyll, naturally occurring vitamins, and minerals. With the Smoothie Essentials Green Blend, you can serve up a quick and easy dose of the most powerful greens.

Chlorophyll and lutein are natural antioxidants that are important in maintaining healthy cell integrity.

Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant. As many green vegetables do, it provides a source for trace amounts of chlorophyll, minerals, and vitamins. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes but it’s more common for consumers to get their wheatgrass benefits at health food stores and juice stores. The benefit of Smoothie Essentials Green Blend is that it comes in powdered form and can be added to the drink of choice.

Spirulina is believed to have been a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the16th-century. Spirulina occurs naturally in certain tropical and subtropical lakes. It adds to the levels of protein, minerals, essential fatty acids and vitamins.

Before WWII drug stores throughout the country sold tablets of dried barley grass as a primitive form of vitamin supplement. Barley grass acts as a free radical scavenger that assists in the reduction of inflammation and pain.

Chlorella is a component of phytoplankton, which is a very small free-floating aquatic plant found in plankton. Although not commonly recognized in the United States, chlorella is a supplement used extensively in the Orient. Among its many benefits are that it helps stimulate the immune system function and helps detoxify the body.

Alfalfa is an Arabic word which means “Father of all foods.” Historical records reference alfalfa as a dietary supplement across many cultures and with many benefits. Alfalfa is a great source for many vitamins and minerals.

Flax is a tall, green plant that has seeds that are small and brown, similar in appearance to apple seeds. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine claims that it is “funding studies on flaxseed. Recent studies have looked at the effects of flaxseed on high cholesterol levels, as well as its possible role in preventing conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis.”

For centuries, the rice bran that encapsulates the white rice within has been used in India to treat various ills among the people. Over two-thirds of the kernel’s nutrients are found in the bran.

Pumpkin Seeds are a natural source for many vitamins and minerals. They are a common treat in many cultures, and the Chinese use pumpkin seeds as a treatment for depression.

With the Smoothie Essentials Green Blend, you can serve up a quick and easy dose of many sources that will boost a healthy diet.

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About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at www.SmoothieEssentials.com or by emailing shelley@juicesolutions.com

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