HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE COULD HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS
Most people at one point or another would like to drop a few pounds. I know I have my struggles in that area at times. But guess what! This delicious healthy green smoothie can help in weight loss while adding a ton of nutrients to your diet. Watch Hollan Hamid & The Superfood Goddess make magic happen in the kitchen and teach us how to make delicious smoothies that have so many good side effects on your health!
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Stephanie, who goes by The Superfood Goddess, went vegan for health reasons. Thirteen years ago, She went Vegan for her brother, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She searched to find a solution and read that eating Whole Foods, superfoods, ditching meat & dairy, and eating little to no processed sugar, could help one’s mental health. After a Three-month vegan challenge with her brother and mom, she felt better than ever, more energy, more vibrant, and she realized some of her chronic sickness and ailments went away. She even was able to stop taking her depression and anxiety medication after a couple of years of being vegan (of course, ALWAYS with a doctor helping her wean off the meds).
Through healing herself, she realized she could help others heal themselves through food and nutrition. From her studies and attending physician conferences where doctors speak on plant-based Healthcare, she realized that one could stop, slow, or reverse heart disease, diabetes, brain fog, cancer, and so much more. She holds 3 certifications in holistic nutrition and integrative health coaching. She’s off to take her masters in Clinical Nutrition this April! She is a yogini and got certified to teach in 2014. She knows her purpose in life is to help others and she is passionate about spreading the vegan message.
Above all, Stephanie remembers how hard it was at first to navigate through what to eat. She doesn’t want the idea of trying a new healthy lifestyle to stop anyone from succeeding, which is why she got certified to coach. You can contact her for a free health consultation on many subjects ranging from weight loss, dis-ease, mental health, and so much more. She presents and teaches cooking classes in small gatherings, at Veg Fests, and festivals. Connect with her, she’s super open, positive, and full of GLOW to share. Stephanie’s Social Media Links:
HOW TO MAKE THIS HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE
Now, let’s check out this amazing healthy green smoothie that is sure to change our lives! And, it’s perfect for the summer! This smoothie has tons of phytonutrients, it will keep you full, and give you clean energy and a good feeling to start your day, or even as a pick-me-up. Stephanie feels such a difference when she has a green smoothie like this, instead of French fries, which technically should be vegan unless cooked in animal fat or the same oil animal flesh was fried in. This smoothie is more nutrient-dense than dairy & meat as well. Stephanie even goes as far as to say that you could technically live off this and look the most vibrant you ever have, as you age! Interested in more of Stephanie’s recipes? Check out this vegan tuna salad wrap she made for us on a previous show.
- 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
- 1.5 stalks celery
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup Kale don’t pack too tightly in cup
- 1/4 Cup Mango
- 1 Cup unsweetened non-Dairy Milk might need a little more or a little less
- 1 Inch cucumber
- 1 Large Handful of Spinach
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 1 Inch organic Ginger you can take the skin off or keep it on if it’s organic
- Optional: 2 Pitted Dates adds a little sweetness or Add 1 tablespoon flaxseed, I even love throwing a tiny pinch of cinnamon in.
- -Grind chia seed in bender first, of you, have chia powder already then just add all ingredients and blend. Adding the liquid slowly in case you want more or less.
- -If you want to make this a thicker bowl, you can add fun toppings like fruits, cacao nibs, Goji berries, or Unsweetened coconut shreds, AND call it a smoothie bowl!
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