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Detox Smoothie beetroot& banana recipe

This morning I felt I need boost my energy level and heat up a bit. Its getting colder as usually in autumn. So checked what is fresh from our organic farm and healthy food store and prepared:

1 apple

1/2 small beetroot

1 banana

bit of fresh ginger

1 small spoon of linseed powder (I enjoy to use it – really good for balancing Ayurvedic Vata-Dosha)

Blend  all (strong blender needed) and enjoy 🙂 I dring is small portions during whole day.

detox-smoothie

beetrootApples include vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and riboflavin, as well as minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are also very good sources of dietary fiber, and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement.

Beetroot, also known simply as the beet, has been gaining in popularity as a new super food due to recent studies claiming that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like beetroot decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.

Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains 9% of the RDI. A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease.

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps.

Flaxseed / linseed along with Flax seed oil are used both externally and orally since the times of Charaka. It is used in treating cholesterol, obesity, arthritis, high BP, wounds, abscesses etc. Flax seed oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids (ALA acids). Our body converts ALA into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are commonly found in fish and are used extensively in heart disorders, to boost immunity and also to treat complicated female infertility cases. The human body’s ability to convert ALA fully into EPA and DHA is not entirely established. However, flaxseed oil acts as a vegetable source alternative, at least to some extent. Hence it is a good substitute for people who do not like to fish oil supplements. More about flaxseed in ayurveda. 

 

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