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Running on greens

March 10, 2014
Running on green Antigua: Fredrik Ö. Photo: Niklas Östberg

Running on green Antigua: Fredrik Ö. Photo: Niklas Östberg

Even though spring is in the air Green is somewhat absent. Better then visit your local organic grocery shop and get some Kale. I’ve bought a couple of kilos and put in the freezer for Green Smoothies. In May it’s time to start picking wild green leaves. Until then I’ll work with Kale and Spinach. Kale for example is packed with beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin K. The nitrates also makes stronger muscles. The chlorophyll is a cleansing and purifying agent. It rebuilds our red blood cells which gives us more energy. It’s effective against high blood pressure. Green vegetables high in chlorophyll content aid in loosening and cleansing the colon. Chlorophyll is alkalizing and has positive effects on the bowel, killing harmful bacteria etc. Drinking your greens is actually the best and easiest way to increase your intake of greens, since you need a powerful blender to pulverize the fibre and thus making them accessible for digestion. Breaking down the cellulose is also important in order to access the amino acids.

1654277_10153869294150237_68951010_nHere is a simple recipe for a green smoothie. Use organic produce.
Makes 4-5 servings:
4 leaves of Kale
A handful of Spinach
1 cm fresh ginger
1 Celery stick
1 L water
Mix 3-4 minutes with a high speed blender (min 750w) on highest speed.
1 Banana
1 Orange
1 Pear
Green superfood powders of choice (Hemp, Barley grass, Chlorella etc)
A dash of oil (Hemp, Pumpkin, Olive)
Mix another 2-3 minutes on high speed.
Add more water if you want it more liquid.

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