Energizing Smoothie

By: Esther Vasa

Banana is rich in potassium and fiber and is a quick energizer. Pineapple's enzyme bromelain fights inflammation and is a good fruit for MS fighters. Mango is the king of all fruits and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, E & C and has high concentration of iron. Spinach has probably the most flavonoids and these flavonoids fight cancer and act as antioxidants. Rice Protein (optional) adds protein to this smoothie. Walnuts are brain food and Flaxseeds and Walnuts supply your Omega-3 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are believed to clear your gut of any parasites. This smoothie is also rich in dietary fiber and keeps you full for at least a couple hours. Start your day right by treating yourself with this energizing smoothie early in the morning!

Banana - 1
Cubed Pineapple - 1 cup
Medium-sized Mango - 1 (diced)
Spinach - a handful or more
Walnuts- 6
Unsalted Pumpkin seeds - 1 heaped tbsp
Organic Rice Protein (optional) - 1 heaped tbsp
Organic Flaxseed Meal - 1 heaped tsp
Cold Water - 2 cups or more if you like it thinner
Organic Psyllium Husk (if you like more fiber) - 1 tsp - optional

Blend all the ingredients for about 4-5 minutes. Transfer into tall glasses.

Serves: 2-3

Variations: You could use Collard Greens/Kale/Pistachios/Sunflower seeds for variation. This way you would get slightly different taste every time. Enjoy!