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Good Morning Sunshine Smoothie
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Date Created: 06/27/13

Written By: Markus Boesch

Good Morning Sunshine Smoothie

This smoothie is like a burst of sunshine. As delicious as it is beautiful. Packed with phytonutrients, it is alkalizing and anti-inflammatory. Something every athlete can appreciate!

Turmeric: The active ingredient in turmeric is the antioxidant curcumin that slows the replication of cancer cells and helps protect healthy cells from damage. Curcumin can also potentially benefit you by:Promoting your immune system. Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system, Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system, and Promoting healthy blood and liver functions.

Ginger: helps curb genetic mutations that transform normal cells into cancer cells. It has been shown to be more effective against bacterial staph infections than antibiotics. Ginger's anti-inflammatory effects are well researched and . It can ease or cure a variety of gut problems, such as ulcerative colitis and acid reflux.

Grapefruit: detoxifying; contains naringenin which slows the growth of breast cancer cells; the peel contains d-limonene which may help in keeping pancreatic and colorectal cancers at bay.

Orange: detoxifying; contains cancer-inhibiting flavonoids; the peel contains d-limonene which may help in fighting pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

Carrot: rich in protective carotene that stimulates T-cell cytotoxic capabilities; protects the skin from sun damage; helps protect against lung, bladder, stomach, prostate and colon cancers.

Banana: high in potassium and low in sodium, they help reduce blood pressure and equalize blood sugar levels.

Mango: mango has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels.

Coconut: Research studies suggest that cytokinins in coconut water showed significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Also a very good source of B-complex vitamins and potassium.

Good Morning Sunshine Smoothie:

Serves 2 1 cup coconut water,or plain filtered water 1 orange, peeled 1-2 tsp of the zest 1 grapefruit, peeled 1-2 tsp of the zest 1 banana 1 mango, pitted & peeled or 1 cup frozen mango 1 large carrot (or a small handful of baby carrots) 2-3 slices of fresh turmeric 1-2 slices of fresh ginger

Toss everything into the Vitamix & you're good to go! *If the fruit that you're using is not frozen, you may want to add a couple ice cubes when blending, just to make the smoothie nice and cold.


* Don't have a Vitamix...? Too bad cause I've found the Vitamix to be one the BEST investments in good health that you can make! Here's a coupon code for free shipping that I came across, that I would like to share with all LA-Tri Club members. Free free to us it on Vitamix's site (totally cool): *Enter code 06-008081

Eat Healthy and Thrive. Enhance Performance and Recover Faster. Remember- Sound Nutrition is the True Competitive Edge!!

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