Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add 3 cups of frozen (thaw 20 min before use) or fresh mango, 13 fresh mint leafs, 1 tbsp. hemp seed, 1 tsp. spirulina, 3 tbsp. raw honey, about 1/8th tsp. cinnamon (optional but balances the sweetness), and 2 cups orange juice into a high-speed blender or any blender of choice.
  2. Blend until smooth, creamy, and delicious.

Servings

3 Medium Cups

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

Spirulina: http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina/

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 an 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 for digestion and is loaded with antioxidants relieving colds and allergy symptoms.

Raw Honey: http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/top-raw-honey-benefits#

Sources

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

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

 
 
 

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