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Healthy eating and fitness is the way to go.Sun, 07 Nov 2010 07:06:31 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1YogaEarth: Banana Kale Smoothiehttp://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/09/14/yogaearth-banana-kale-smoothie/

http://www.livingthehealthyway.info/2010/09/14/yogaearth-banana-kale-smoothie/#commentsTue, 14 Sep 2010 07:04:37 +0000Adminhttp://www.livingthehealthyway.info/?p=451Author: Sarah Betts

Every week Seattle-based chef, Sarah Betts, will share a healthy, delectable recipe – many of them including YogaEarth’s Balance and Vitality.

A YogaEarth Banana Kale Smoothie is the perfect food to set the stage for your daily consumption and to rev up your metabolism. Eating a healthy, balanced breakfast is the most important thing you can do to kick start your daily routine and ward off overeating or poor eating choices later in the day. This smoothie combines several nutrient packed ingredients, including raw kale and almond milk (it still tastes delicious, we swear!) that will create a solid foundation for your body throughout the rest of the day.

1 Medium Banana peeled and cut into ½ inch slices

4 stalks of raw kale washed and roughly chopped

2/3 cup almond milk (yogurt, keifer, rice or soy milk can also be used)

1 package YogaEarth Balance or Vitality (or both if you like depending on what you feel your body needs)

Put all ingredients in a standing blender. Process at a medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Enjoy immediately!

The banana is naturally cooling for the internal systems and helps lubricate the intestines and lungs. As a breakfast food it will help get your digestive system moving each morning and will help to hydrate the body. It is an extremely easy food to digest and will sit well on the morning’s empty stomach. In addition the banana is a good natural detoxifier.

Kale is a loaded source of chlorophyll, calcium, iron and vitamin A. The high amount of chlorophyll is a good natural anti-inflammatory agent and can be an advantageous addition to the diet of those with inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Chlorophyll also stops bacterial growth such as anaerobic yeasts and fungi in the digestive tract, helps remove drug deposits and counteracts toxins in the body.

Almond milk adds lean protein and omega 3’s to the mix. Adding a pack of YogaEarth to this already beneficial smoothie will certainly bring energy, life, strength, endurance and happiness to your day.

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