Why are These Refreshing Smoothies Ideal for Your Health and Energy (and Superior to Juicing)? Part 2: The Fruit Smoothies
So you want to make smoothies but aren’t sure what fruit to use in your fruit smoothies recipes? Here’s your formula for making energy and nutrient-packed fruit smoothies that won’t feed candida!
In Part 1 of our series refreshing smoothies, we shared why smoothies are superior to juicing, along with 8 Do’s and Don’ts for healthy vegetable smoothies.
But what about fruit smoothies?
In warm climates or summer months, fruit is a healthy, delicious natural food. Unfortunately, if you are like most people and have yeast or viral infections, cancer and/or are lacking a healthy inner ecosystem, even natural sweets like fruit can feed pathogenic bacteria and yeast.
Candida, which affects at least 70% of the population, according to researchers at Rice University, is a condition where there is an overgrowth of pathogenic yeast. The results are uncomfortable symptoms that range from fuzzy thinking and itchy skin to fatigue and abdominal pain.
If you are healing from candida or have an imbalanced inner ecosystem, only certain very sour, acid fruits are recommended. This would mean lemons, limes, unsweetened black currants, small amounts of Granny Smith (green) apples. Unsweetened juices of cranberry, pomegranate, noni and acai are also very sour yet very healthy and delicious.
These sour fruits do not feed candida and the good news is, you can do a lot with them when it comes to making fruit smoothies!
As your inner ecosystem heals, some additional low-sugar acid fruits you may want to experiment with are blueberries and raspberries, strawberries and even cherries.
Eventually, some people are able to tolerate more fruits, which will give you plenty of options for making your fruit smoothies, but many of us should always remain eating the sour fruits. They’re the best for you anyway.
In general, we recommend you have your fruit smoothies in the morning for a delicious start to your day. But if you want a between meals snack on an empty stomach, a fruit smoothie may be just the solution to hit the spot on your summer day. Just make sure you haven’t eaten a meal for about three hours and your stomach feels empty. The carefully watch how YOUR body handles this fruit. Some people just can’t do them and should stick to veggies.
The addition of a fat…like avocado, nut butter or raw coconut meat (fermented is best)…can help slow down assimilation. Your body will not become as acidic if you do this.
Fabulous Fruit Smoothie Formula
Smoothies are easy and fun to make!
Here, we have provided you with a winning formula for making fruit smoothies. With this formula, you can get creative and use ingredients for your own yummy fruit smoothies.
Our fabulous fruit smoothie formula includes:
- 1 Scoop of raw undenatured whey protein – a high quality whey protein like RenewPro, where the fat and casein have been removed, is a great option.
- Irish moss – Irish moss is a red seaweed that is packed with vitamins, minerals and protein. Irish moss also has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Popular in the raw food community, it is a used as a vegan alternative to gelatin and makes a good thickener for your smoothies.
- Acid fruit or fruit juice – choices could be: lemons, limes, unsweetened black currant juice, a green Granny Smith apple and unsweetened cranberry juice (the black currant, cranberry, acai, pomegranate and noni are easily available as juice concentrates in health food stores). Eventually, you may want to add blueberry juice concentrate.
- Nut butter – almond butter, pumpkin seed butter, sunflower seed butter or hemp seed butter make great options for adding thickness and healthy fat.
- Chia seeds add fiber and omega three fatty acids– these tiny little seeds pack a lot of power. They are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and are a complete protein.
- Hemp seed oil, flax seed oil, or coconut oil – another option for a healthy source of fat is seed oils.
- Probiotic Liquid – adding fermented probiotic liquids, like CocoBiotic, boosts the nutrients in your smoothie and packs an extra energy punch. The probiotics in CocoBiotic and other probiotic liquids actually eat up the sugars your body doesn’t need. So if you want your morning smoothie to improve your immunity and build your inner ecosystem, probiotic liquids are an essential ingredient!
- Healthy Sweetener – We recommend Stevia or Lakanto. Both are safe, “Body Ecology Approved” sugar substitutes that have zero calories, do not feed candida and do not cause a spike in blood sugar.
- Pure filtered water or even green tea – add this based on your desired smoothie consistency.
Adding CocoBiotic to your fruit smoothies is the best way to get your probiotics AND boost your energy. Just 2 – 4 oz. of CocoBiotic delivers better digestion and assimilation of all of your nutrients. Try CocoBiotic in your morning smoothie and taste the difference!
To make your smoothie, put your ingredients in a blender until all ingredients are fully blended. Be creative about the amounts you use. Start with a little and add more to taste.
At Body Ecology, we love ways to energize, wake up and hydrate the body in a healthy way. This smoothie formula is hydrating, high protein and high antioxidant…perfect for your quick and easy breakfast.
Love your body by starting your day with delicious fruit smoothies!