Schizandra Berry: Five Flavor Superfood

Schizandra BerryThere is an exciting new supplement on the market that you need to know about. It isn’t really new, as the Chinese and other eastern nations have been aware of it for thousands of years, but in the west the benefits of this remarkable plant are just coming to light.

Officially called Schisandra chinensis, the plant is more commonly referred to as schizandra and when consumed regularly it may be able to improve vitality, slow the aging process, cleanse the liver, destroy stress, improve the condition of your skin, and benefit your health in a number of other ways.

Consider incorporating powdered schizandra extract into your diet and daily smoothie.

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Chocolate Blueberry Spirulina Smoothie

Chocolate Blueberry Spirulina SmoothieI’m elated to share another spectacular superfood smoothie courtesy of fellow smoothie master, Ana.

As a creature of habit who will often make the same smoothie give or take an ingredient for weeks, I wholeheartedly welcome new recipes and ingredient ideas.

This recipe contains many of my favorite ingredients such as cacao, blueberries, avocado, and spirulina as well as a nutritious new comer that I’d never considered blending.

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Chocolate Almond Berry Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Almond Berry Butter SmoothieThis fully-loaded, energizing, brain boosting, nutritious, and delicious superfood smoothie will ensure you have the best day ever!

As you can tell by the name of this smoothie it’s chalk full of healthy ingredients. Almonds, berries, chocolate, spices, and an ingredient making its smoothie debut.

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Psoriasis Suppressing Smoothie

Psoriasis Suppressing SmoothieSeveral people have emailed me asking for a recipe to combat psoriasis. For those unfamiliar with psoriasis, it’s a common skin condition characterized by skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. It’s also considered a chronic inflammatory skin disease.

While researching this condition I uncovered many possible solutions to alleviating psoriasis. The one thing that can be addressed via smoothies is inflammation, which is precisely what this smoothie is designed for.

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Why Green Superfoods belong in your Smoothies

Green SuperfoodsYou’ve probably been told to eat your greens since you were little, right? We’re all supposed to eat our greens, but it isn’t always easy. Getting access to fresh, leafy greens isn’t possible for everyone and they can be pricey depending on where you live and the time of year. And of course there is the issue of taste. Most of us have a hard time choking down greens, many of which are bitter-tasting.

The health benefits, though, are powerful. If you aren’t getting your greens every day, consider using smoothies and a few short cuts to eat more of these wonderful superfoods.

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Radical Raspberry Smoothie

Radical Raspberry SmoothieThis smoothie was created for all the raspberry lovers out there. In case you didn’t know, raspberries are my favorite food.

I grew up picking wild red raspberries in a field behind my house, and sometimes from the neighbors garden ;)

My interest in foraging wild foods has since expanded. Although raspberries are still one of my favorite things to harvest. Black raspberries are most common where I live now, and as it turns out they pack more nutrition than the red variety. They certainly live up to the nickname “king of berries”.

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