This smoothie is a great way to get your daily dose of greens & vitamin C.
Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and a variety of greens.
Functions of Vitamin C:
Vitamin C plays an important role in reproductive system function. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and ovarian function.
Vitamin C may be beneficial in boosting immune system function and aiding detoxification processes within the liver.
Vitamin C is supportive of adrenal gland function. The adrenal glands are two triangular shaped endocrine glands that are located near the top of our kidneys. The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating our stress response and the secretion of stress hormones. The adrenal glands require vitamin C for the release of stress hormones norepinephrine and epinephrine. For this reason, vitamin C can become depleted during prolonged periods of stress.
This is my go to smoothie when I need to soothe inflammation in my gut. I also love having this smoothie when I am trying to rebalance my body after a period of stress. Ingredients:
1 green apple sliced, core & seeds removed
1/2 lemon sliced, peeled & seeds removed
2 tsp ground flax seeds (good source of omega 3’s, which have anti inflammatory properties)
1 cup coconut water
1/2 orange sliced & peel removed (can also use pineapple or mango)
1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
1 cup of kale
Handful of spinach
Optional add in: 1 tsp glutamine powder. This amino acid may help to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, soothe intestinal tissue & intestinal spasms.
Add all of the above ingredients to a high speed blender and blend.
Add more water if needed & enjoy!