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It is almost November with the last glimmer of Indian Summer almost behind us. I am already feeling sluggish and tired from the change in season and all that it brings with it.. Dark mornings and early sunsets came by way too soon.  Through the years I have found comfort in my yoga practice during these transitional seasonal changes.  My teachers have been incorporating many twisting and standing poses into our practice.  Nothing feels better than getting an internal massage created from the body twisting releasing stress and toxins.

With the help of my Health Master super blender I have created a yummy green goddess Kale drink full of delicious fruits.. Trust me it is addicting in a good way..

Green Goddess Kale Smoothie:

2 cups of fresh Kale

1 large apple ( any sweet apple will do)

a handful of beautiful red strawberries

1 banana

1 gorgeous yellow lemon (take the skin off but leave a little of the rind it really sparks a great lemon flavor while drinking)

about 1 1/2 of water in the blender and then add everything in WITH THE SKIN ON!  You get tons of added fiber from the skins of these fruits.

Blend everything together on high, shake well and serve cold. Enjoy.. you will crave it , the smoothie is so yummy and it is so good for you..

I use fruit cleaner from EAT CLEANER www.eatcleaner.com I have been using it for about 2 years and my fruits and vegetable look and taste better as well as being safe for my family to consume.

Here is some information on why the ingredients in this delish drink are so good for you.

The beautiful leaves of the kale plant provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around. Although it can be found in markets throughout the year, it is in season from the middle of winter through the beginning of spring when it has a sweeter taste and is more widely available.

Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health-promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients. It is easy to grow and can grow in colder temperatures where a light frost will produce especially sweet kale leaves.There are several varieties of kale; these include curly kale, ornamental kale, and dinosaur (or Lacinato or Tuscan) kale, all of which differ in taste, texture, and appearance. The scientific name for kale is Brassica oleracea.

All Hail for Kale

Leafy green vegetables like poke, spinach and kale are excellent for women facing menopause for several reasons. The Cleveland Clinic explains that they have iron, which helps maintain adequate energy levels. These vegetables also have fiber and important antioxidants. Leafy green vegetables also contain calcium, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, which helps to strengthen bones during menopause.

What’s so nutritionally good about strawberries?
Strawberries contain a range of nutrients, with vitamin C heading the group. They also contain significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which fight free radicals. These antioxidant properties are believed to be linked to what makes the strawberry bright red.

Benefits of Lemon

Lemon act as blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins.

Lemon fruit is excellent in fighting disease that’s related to infection.

Drinking lemon juice is useful for people with heart problem – because of its high potassium content.

Benefits of Apples

Apple cleans teeth and strengthens gum

Will make the cholesterol level lower

Detoxify the body and has an antiviral property

Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion

One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily.

Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since the average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis.

The effectiveness of potassium-rich foods such as bananas in lowering blood pressure has been demonstrated by a number of studies. For example, researchers tracked over 40,000 American male health professionals over four years to determine the effects of diet on blood pressure. Men who ate diets higher in potassium-rich foods, as well as foods high in magnesium and cereal fiber, had a substantially reduced risk of stroke.

If you have drink recipes or information to share regarding yoga, health and wellness please email me at jill@lovepeaceyoga.com

Cheers to a healthy you!

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