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Smoothies!

Nutritional Advice Provided by Vancouver Chiropractor and Wellness Team

Whether looking for something to brighten up your breakfast, after a workout, or just because… these smoothies are sure to quench your thirst and provide you with some well needed nutrients.

Immune Boosting Smoothie
The dark green leafy vegetables and antioxidant rich berries give your body the extra immune kick you’re looking for.

Ingredients
⅔ c almond, skim, or coconut milk
⅓ c frozen mixed berries
⅓ c probiotic vanilla flavoured yogurt
¼ c packed baby spinach
4 frozen peach slices
1 Tbs cashew, almond, or peanut butter
1 tsp agave or liquid honey

Day After Smoothie
After staying out too late, or perhaps having one more cocktail than you intended, this smoothie will help you get back on track.

Ingredients
⅔ c coconut water
½ c frozen mango chunks
half a banana
4 chunks fresh or canned pineapple
¼ c honey flavoured Greek yogurt
¼ tsp freshly grated ginger

Energy Boosting Smoothie
The complex carbohydrates in this smoothie are such to give the extra energy kick you’ll need.

Ingredients
⅔ c frozen blueberries
½ c almond, skim, or coconut milk
⅓ c vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt
half a banana
1 Tbs rolled oats
pinch cinnamon

Banana Ginger Smoothie
Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger with this smoothie.

Ingredients
1 banana
¾ c vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt
1 Tbp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Preparation for all smoothies
Add ingredients to a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend again for another 15 seconds.

Enjoy,
Dr. Crysta Serné
Vancouver Chiropractor and owner of Vitality Clinic



2 responses to “Smoothies!”

  1. Nat says:

    Question: I have been told that milk products negate iron intake, if we are putting spinach in our smoothies especially for iron, we can’t use milk products correct?

    • Great Question Nat. Evidence suggests that casein, a protein found in milk, can decrease elemental iron absorption in human beings. This translates into decreased bioavailability of iron and other minerals if ingested with cow’s milk.  For vegetarians attempting to get enough iron from vegetable sources alone, dark green leafy vegetables should not be combined with cow’s milk. Individuals who tolerate milk on the other hand, and eat a diet high in animal protein, needn’t worry specifically about decreased iron bioavailability when combined with cow’s milk.
      Have a great day,
      Dr. Kaleigh Anstett, Naturopath

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