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For parents only…









If you have kids, you’ll love this research.

A recent 2014 study in The Journal of the Federation of American
Societies for Experimental Biology looked at whether having
teens drink a green smoothie to start their day could improve
their health, energy, and school performance.

High schools took part in this 3-month study and they were
instructed to have a daily smoothie which provided 2 cups of
veggies (very easy to do).

The results were the following:

* Waist circumference decreased by 3% on average

* HDL (good cholesterol) increased in 25% of students

* Energy improved in 27% of students

* 10% percent had better grades

* Afternoon lethargy dropped from 35% to 22%

Not bad at all if you ask me. Just by adding in ONE green
smoothie each day!

Here are a few great green smoothie starters:

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mixed berries (the more berries you add, the more purple it looks)
1 banana
1 cup almond/coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh baby spinach

Pineapple Upside Down
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup pineapple
1 cup cherries, pitted*
1 banana

or create your own! Do you have a successful smoothie?

Let me know.

Be well,


(adapted from Yuri Elkaim’s blog)