About a decade ago while researching health, I found out about the wonderful health benefits of Green Smoothies and while I still love juicing, there are definite benefits to smoothies, including the insoluble fiber. Each little particle of masticated (blended) greens carries 10 times its volume in toxins out of your body. Since my body can be pretty toxic at times, I drink them almost daily. Here is one of the recipes I will use when I feel like I might be coming down with something. There is a scoring level for antioxidants in food called the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score for all foods. This score measures how many free radicals the food can eliminate. The Higher the score, the more free radicals it can get rid of. When we think of antioxidant rich foods, we typically think of blueberries. A handful of blueberries scores 6,000 on the ORAC chart. The Cloves and Clove oil in the On Guard Essential Oil Blend score 314,446!!! Try this recipe and get your health on!!!!
- 1 cup Collard Greens
- 1 orange Peeled
- 10 almonds
- 2 cloves
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 drop On Guard Essential Oil
- 1 cup water
I put the greens in the blender first so the other stuff weighs it down, then add the rest. Blend very well, as the smaller the greens are chopped up, the more effectively they can cary toxins out of your body. I use a Vitamix blender (no I don’t get paid to say that, yet, but maybe someday). Blend until everything is masticated and enjoy.