This Green Vegan Smoothie is so healthy and 100% made out of whole foods.
When purchasing peanut butter, it’s very important to choose the correct one. You want to go for organic, avoid added oils, and make sure the only ingredient is peanuts. No added salt or sugar. It’s also very important that the peanuts are raw and not roasted.
Very recently, we found out that raw nuts and nut butters have about 30 times less glycotoxins than roasted ones. Michael Greger says “Because of AGEs I no longer toast my nuts or buy roasted nut butters. Such a bummer, because they taste so much better. But, as Dr. McDougall likes to say, nothing tastes as good as healthy feels”. This is very important information because glycotoxins shorten lifespan! So, now we try to eat all our nuts and nut butters raw. Find more info here.
Eating nuts has been associated with plenty of health benefits — from increased cognitive function to protection from Alzheimer’s, as well as keeping your heart healthy. Now, scientists have added more benefits to that list: People who eat a lot of nuts might have a lower risk of mortality and developing chronic diseases, including respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
It’s been known for some time that nuts — which are rich in essential nutrients like fiber, protein, minerals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants — have plenty of health benefits. One 2010 study notes that “by virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and gallstones in both genders and diabetes in women,” and “studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect.” (extracted from www.medicaldaily.com)
Remember for the smoothie to be made of just whole foods, you can’t use peanut butter including oil. If you choose to use raw peanut butter, the smoothie will also be raw-vegan. Your choice!
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Green Vegan Smoothie
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- 3 cup cold water
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unprocessed peanut butter, raw
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 120 g fresh baby spinach
- 2 tbsp dry cranberries
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This smoothie is giving me life right now. LOVE IT!
Yum! Love this recipe – it is so creamy and smooth!