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Pretty Peaches & Cheery Chard Greens: Ingredients for Raw Health, Nutrition & A Mean Green Smoothie!

Posted Aug 15 2012 11:58pm
Written by Rachelle Fordyce on August 15, 2012 – -



by Heather Gardner

Juicy peaches and crunchy chard are in abundance right now, and we like nothing better around here, then to blend them up, kick back, relax and chug down that chlorophyll!

Here’s the nutritional low down on the health benefits that peaches and chard have to offer, as well as a couple of delicious green smoothie recipes using these tasty and nutritious ingredients!

Peaches are one of the juiciest and tastiest fruits we know.  Just eating them makes us feel like life is peachy! ;)

    The Health Benefits of PeachesPeaches have only 68 calories each, 89% water composition, and are high in fiber and potassium. Vitamins in peaches include C and B3, betacarotene and small amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and zinc. The ancient Chinese claimed that peaches were a longevity food. The anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals in peaches are why they are said to be good for beautiful skin, eyesight, and detoxification and the fiber is very beneficial to the digestive system.
Swiss Chard is jam packed with nutrition! It is an excellent source of vitamins C, E, and K, carotenes, chlorophyll, and fiber. In fact, just one cup of Swiss Chard provides you with 14.7% of the daily fiber requirements.

The health benefits of Swiss Chard contribute towards:

    A healthy immune system Bone, lung, and heart health The Health Benefits of Swiss ChardCancer prevention, especially colon and digestive tract cancers Manufacture of glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants in the body, and helps the liver to detox. Regulating normal blood sugar levels Kidney protection for diabetics
  • Strawberries for Green Smoothie Recipes!1 cup strawberries
    (leave the green tops on)
  • Peaches for Health Benefits and Green Smoothie Recipes!2 peaches,
    sliced and pitted
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4-6 leaves of chard,
    roughly chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh orange juice
    or coconut water
    or spring water
Put the fruits at the bottom then the greens and add the liquid.

Blend and serve.

Enjoy!

  • Papaya for Green Smoothie Recipes!2-3 peaches
  • 2 cups papaya
  • 1 orange
  • 1 handful of chard,
    roughly chopped
Pit and slice your peaches and put them in the blender. Peel them too if  they aren’t organic. Juicy peaches work the best!

Peel the papaya, place the flesh in the blender and a teaspoon of the seeds.
NOTE: You can dehydrate the remaining seeds and grind them up to add to other smoothies later! Papaya seeds are great against parasites.

Peel the orange with a knife, leaving as much pith (the white stuff), on as possible as its very good for you. Take out all the seeds as they taste very bitter and squish the orange with you hands to juice it a bit and add it all to the blender.

Lastly add in the chard or greens, roughly cut.

If the fruit was very juicy you shouldn’t need to add any water unless you want to.

Blend it up and glug it down!

Enjoy!!! :-)

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Get your hands messy and let the simple power of fruits and vegetables improve your health, energy, moods and well-being!

 

 



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  1. By Liz H. on Aug 16, 2012

    I like to grate some fresh nutmeg or fresh ginger into my smoothie when I use peaches. Yum!

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