Ingredients

1. Organic orange juice

2. Organic spinach

3. Organic frozen strawberries

4. Fresh mint

5. Raw honey or sweetener of choice

Steps

Add 2 cups of orange juice, 2 handfuls of spinach, 9-13 frozen strawberries (mine

were small), 3 mint leaves, and 2-3 tbsp. raw honey into a high-speed blender.

Blend until a smooth juice texture, pour, and In-joy!

Health Benefits

Oranges are my favorite citrus fruits. They’re full of vitamins and minerals

that are made to keep you young and healthy. Oranges prevent various forms

of cancer including liver (studies point to vitamin A), skin, lung, breast, colon,

and stomach. Oranges are rich in vitamin C protecting cells and preventing

free radical formation, and which prevents much dis-ease like cancer. Being

full in water, potassium, and fiber oranges are great for a healthy heart and

lowering cholesterol. Regular intake of orange juice can prevent kidney dis-

eases and reduce kidney stones. Oranges are good for lowering cholesterol

because they’re full of soluble fiber making them easy to digest and lower

cholesterol. Oranges are good for your heart because they’re rich in potassium,

which is an essential electrolyte mineral for helping the heart function and work

properly. If you developed an irregular heart rhythm it may be that your

potassium levels are too low which is known as arrhythmia. Oranges are also

great for your skin because of the beta-carotene found in oranges that

protect cells from being damaged and free radicals from forming causing

aging. Finally, oranges relieve constipation, alkalize the body (after digested),

and are easy carbs.

Mint is a type of herb belonging to a genus of 15-20 types of plants. People

often forget to incorporate herbs into their lifestyles and that might be a

mistake. Mint has one of the highest capacities for antioxidants of any food.

Mint has a antioxidant named rosmarinic acid, which has been studied for

the effectiveness of relieving seasonal allergy symptoms. Mint is also good for

relieving a common cold because of the menthol found in mint, which helps

break up phlegm and mucus. Add some mint to tea for an effective soar throat

reliever. Mint has been used for thousands of years for aiding upset stomachs or

indigestion because of the soothing and calming herb improve the flow of bile in

the stomach, which speed up digestion. Mint is also used in other forms like oils

and can be beneficial to the skin and IBS.  Overall, mint is a great herb.  

Sources

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-health-benefits-of-oranges.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/275944.php

 
 
 

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