Nyree’s Nourishing Detox Green Smoothie

Nyree’s Nourishing Detox Green Smoothie

 

When doing an elimination protocol like the 4 Phase Fat Loss Protocol, a green smoothie is a great way to boost your nutrient levels to aid the detox process & reduce hunger pangs.

I had a look at the foods I was allowed, the recommended supplements and a couple of things I was taking before the protocol that whilst not being “official”, do not go against the guidelines of the protocol and are what I’d consider “safe” as well as beneficial.  Here’s what I came up with:

 

Apple

The 4PFLP allows for 2-3 serves of fruit a day.  I tend to stick to apples (we live down the road from an organic apple orchard) & berries.  For this smoothie, I went with apples for their fibre content & natural sweetness.  Apple pectin helps us to maintain a healthy gut microbiome and can modulate Metabolic Syndrome by reducing insulin resistance.

Source organic apples when possible as they are on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list of the foods with the most pesticide residues.

 

Lemon

Lemons, like most citrus fruits, are a source of Vitamin C which can reduce your risk of heart disease, boost immunity, support collagen production (for healthier skin, hair, nails & joints), reduce body fat accumulation & support adrenal function in times of stress.

Like apples, the pulp of lemons contain pectin, which is why I use lemon with only the rind removed rather than just lemon juice.

 

Baby Spinach

Another source of Vitamin C, along with an assortment of other vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients with an assortment of health benefits such as aiding digestion, strengthening bones and muscles, maintaining normal blood pressure, improving eyesight, aiding neurological function & reducing inflammation.  An extract of spinach has been shown to aid weight loss by suppressing appetite, reducing ghrelin (the hunger hormone), delaying fat digestion & reducing cravings for sweets.

Raw spinach is high in phytates and oxalates which can interfere with mineral absorption & thyroid function, so I only eat a small amount raw & use the rest cooked in meals (the heat deactivates the anti-nutrients).

Spinach is another one on the Dirty Dozen list, so again, only buy organic or grow your own.

 

Colloidal Minerals

Changing Habits plant-derived Organic Colloidal Minerals can be used daily to provide essential minerals, trace elements and nutrients.

Derived from ancient vegetation (peat), cold-extracted and suspended in ultra-pure de-ionised water, this product contains natural trace elements. Modern food can be shown to be deficient in many of these vital trace elements, this is due to modern farming methods and long-term storage of food.

There are 7 minerals which are classed as essential, these minerals are: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium and chlorine. There are another 9 trace minerals; iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, fluoride, chromium and molybdenum required by the body in small amounts.

All the minerals in the Changing Habits Colloidals are naturally found in food.

 

Supreme Green Blend

The Changing Habits organic Supreme Green Blend is a fantastic way of getting real food, plant based nutrients into your body, as opposed to something that’s made in a chemical laboratory. Staying true to their philosophy of keeping it simple, their unique blend combines key green superfoods barley grass powder, chlorella, spirulina, broccoli sprout powder, green stevia powder (natural sweetener) and New Zealand kelp powder.  Sourced and packed in New Zealand from all organically grown products.

These greens may aid detoxification & assist in balancing hormone levels.

 

Probiotics

From extensive research, Cyndi at Changing Habits found many of the probiotics available on the market were in a capsule form (some casings can contain petroleum properties), made on petrie dishes, genetically modified and with no prebiotics – the actual food that the probiotic lives on and eats. Their probiotics contain the best organic ingredients that have been fermented by a method trademarked as flora ferm, dried and made into a powder, providing you with prebiotics and probiotics that are real food.  All the ingredients in Changing Habits all-natural probiotics are organic and have been chosen for their specific properties.

 

Moringa

Moringa is known to be the world’s most nutritious plant, with 94 phytonutrients and 46 antioxidants.  Naturally refined Moringa superfood powder contains all 8 essential amino acids, which repair the body’s damage, perfect for after training or for an immunity boost.

Moringa superfood powder contains plant anti inflammatories, which help reduce any internal swelling. All disease is rooted in chronic inflammation in the body. Diabetes and obesity are now linked with chronic inflammation. Eliminate inflammation in the body and disease begins to improve.

 

Sunfiber

Several months ago I was listening to an interview with gut health expert, Dr Jason Hawrelak.  He mentioned that one of the best forms of fibre to increase the population of good microbes in the gut is partially-hydrolysed guar gum.  Unlike regular guar gum, it does not gel, instead mixing easily into any liquids without any obvious change to taste or texture.  Unlike some rougher forms of fibre, it’s generally well tolerated by people with IBS.  I did some research to find out where to get it & sourced it online as Sunfiber.  I’ve been using it regularly (no pun intended) to support my gut health.

 

When combined, they make a delicious smoothie, packed with nutrients and antioxidants in a form that’s easily absorbed by the body.  If you try it, I’d love to know what you think 🙂

 

Nourishing Detox Green Smoothie | www.unitywellness.com.au

 

Nyree's Nourishing Detox Green Smoothie

Keyword Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Author Unity Wellness

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tray of ice
  • 1 medium organic apple quartered, skin on, seeds removed
  • ½ lemon skin removed
  • Small handful of organic baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp Changing Habits Colloidal Minerals
  • 1 tsp Changing Habits Supreme Green Blend
  • 1/2 tsp Changing Habits Probiotics
  • 1 tsp Moringa Powder
  • 1 scoop Sunfiber powder
  • 1/2 c water
  • A small handful of mint or parsley
  • 2 drops liquid stevia (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the icecubes in the Thermomix (or other high-power blender).

  2. Add remaining ingredients, starting with the fruit & spinach, then the powders and liquids.

  3. Blend on Sp 9 (high) for 2-3 minutes (depending if you prefer it thick or smoother).  

  4. Serve in a large tumbler (makes around 500ml).

 

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Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

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The Best Boxing Day Sales For a Healthy New You

The Best Boxing Day Sales For a Healthy New You

Christmas is done for another year and Boxing Day Sales are everywhere we look.  As you potter around the house in your stretchiest clothes, picking at leftovers & packing up all the mess you begin to take stock of everything.  How much STUFF did the kids get yesterday?  Why does it ache there?  Why is energy wasted on the youth?

To save you some time & mental load, I’ve done the research and have found some of the BEST Boxing Day Sales from businesses I know & trust to help you save money and reach your wellness goals in 2019.

 

InnerOrigin has up to 25% off + FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $99 until midnight AEDT Friday 28th December.  Make sure you sign up (free to join) before adding anything to your cart.

THE SALE INCLUDES gluten free cookies, lupin food products, natural & organic baby skin care, natural & organic adult skin care, organic herbal tea, glass tea flask, pet supplements, magnesium oil spray & lotion, tooth cleaning powder, dental care, medicinal mushroom liquid extracts, drug-free pain relief, essential oil diffusers, superfoods, natural perfumes & mineral cosmetics sets. 

If you want to look younger, protect your skin from sun damage, balance hormones and boost your energy, consider the Intrametica 21 day detox (skin, gut, liver cleanse with free menu planner).  The next Community Detox starts 7th January, so grab your kit now!

 

Changing Habits are offering 25% off their own range of products and 15% off everything else, but only until midnight 26th December.  This is the first time I’m aware of that the 4 Phase Fat Loss Protocol products have been discounted this heavily, so this is an amazing offer! (Read this post if you don’t already know my experience with this protocol)

THE SALE INCLUDES  4 Phase Fat Loss Protocol, Hunter Gatherer Protocol, 6 Weeks No Wheat Program, superfoods, food-based nutritional support, herbal formulas, organic pantry staples, gut health products, chemical-free cleaning products, natural skincare, eco-friendly household products, health & recipe books.

 

 

Until midnight on New Year’s Eve you can save 26% on essential oils, synergy blends, accessories and the signature diffuser, and 15% on skincare packs, essential oil packs and gift packs online at Twenty8.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on your favourite Twenty8 products and get yourself ready to make self-care a priority in 2019!

 

 

 

Save 10% on Gift Cards at Biome until Midnight 26th December.  Be sure your gift will be wanted and not wasted, by letting your gift recipient choose their own! Nominate the amount and send the gift card immediately by email 24/7, or print it out and give to them in person. (Please be sure to let the person know you’ve sent one so they can check their junk folder just in case!)

ONLINE: Enter the code GIFT10 at checkout to apply the 10% discount
IN STORE: Please purchase in a store & mention this exclusive offer.

No buying limit. Gift cards valid for 12 months. Gift cards purchased online can be redeemed online only. Gift cards purchased in store can be redeemed in any of their  stores.

 

Don’t forget, too, that the Functional Nutrition Academy is offering 15% off all courses for their February 2019 intake PLUS the chance to win a Macbook Air when you enrol & pay in full by 20th January, 2019.  Perfect whether you just want to know more about the best way to nourish your family with the ‘Introduction to Nutrition’ course, or you want to start a career as a Health Coach with the full program.

 

The other thing you may find valuable is the upcoming Herbs & Essential Oils Bundle, where for two days only, you can save 95% on an amazing collection of 34 resources that will help you to safely and confidently utilise herbs and essential oils to support the health of you and your family.  See the timer below to know when the sale goes live, and keep an eye on my Facebook page for a reminder.

Get your bundle now!

 

My wish for you is a happy, healthy, vibrant and abundant New Year.  If at any time you feel like you need some extra support to get there, feel free to contact me to send a message or book your complimentary 20 minute call, and join The Healthy Household group on Facebook to become part our community.  Here’s to your best year yet! 🙂

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

Unity Wellness provides health-related information to assist people in making their own choices.  While we have exercised due care to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, it is not intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional’s advice.  Unity Wellness does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

AFFILIATE & ADVOCATE LINKS

This post/site may contain Affiliate links or links to my Independent Advocate store. By clicking these links, you pay no more for the products/services, but I will receive a commission on purchases to keep this site running & support my family (thank you!).  I will never promote any products or services that I would not be happy to use myself.

This website is owned and operated by an independent InnerOrigin Advocate and is not endorsed by InnerOrigin Pty Ltd or InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their respective associated companies. Any opinions expressed on this website are made by, and are the responsibility of, the individual Advocate and should not be construed as a representation of the opinions of InnerOrigin Pty Ltd, InnerOrigin Australia Pty Ltd or any of their associated companies.