The incredible edible smoothie

Published 12:40 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

“He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herbs for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth.” — Psalm 104:14

Hello friends! Hope everyone is enduring the “heat wave” we’ve been having.

This month, I want to focus on smoothies. Usually each morning, I have a “smoothie” for breakfast or at least before eating a regular meal. I have found it is the best way to get nutritious food into my body without having to actually eat it.

Sometimes I use organic milk and yogurt or kefir in my smoothie, maybe a half cup each and then add banana, frozen blueberries or other fruit that came from Whole Foods. Not a lot!

I usually add some type of “green food” concentrate such as Jordin Rubin’s Garden of Life Perfect Food powder, maybe a teaspoon. It actually tastes good. I like it! I have grown accustomed to this type of breakfast.

Smoothies are a wonderful taste treat that can be substituted as a meal at breakfast, lunch or when life’s activities make it seem impossible to have a meal. It is great for children, too!

Five reasons to consume healthy smoothies:

Quick and easy. Making your own nutrient dense smoothie doesn’t take as long as preparing most meals, giving you more time for others things. Taking a smoothie with you is an additional convenient option.

Kids like smoothies. Getting your kids to eat healthy foods is not always easy. Fortunately, most kids love the taste of a creamy smoothie naturally sweetened by fruit or a good sweetener like honey, maple syrup or stevia. You can even hide veggies in your kid’s smoothies  they would never eat on their own.

Easier weight loss. There are a number of weight loss programs that promote replacing a meal with a liquid drink. Provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs via smoothies, and watch the pounds melt away. Lose weight easier than before and slim down the healthy way with diet smoothies.

Improved digestion. Nobody I know wants to experience constipation or indigestion. Let your blender “chew” your food and ease the burden on your digestive system while you simultaneously consume plenty of dietary fiber to ensure excellent digestion.

Delicious. Yes, eating healthy and tasting great can go hand in hand. With so many recipes to choose from, finding one or more pleasing to your palate is a breeze.

So, in order to strengthen your immune system, reduce the number of times you get sick (if at all) and lesson the severity of having an illness, try empowering your immune system with vital nutrients! I hope this information has been helpful and I’m looking forward to our next visit. Until next time!

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” — Psalm 121:1-2

Alice Russell, also known as “Me Me,” resides in the Randolph/Saxe area. She can be reached at

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