Kale + Apple Green Smoothie

I love simple recipes with a few ingredients that when whipped together provide a tasty nourishing experience for our bodies. We are all busy people, we need simple nourishing food!

This is probably why I love smoothies so much and I tend to stick to simple combinations that work well together in the blend. Each week I get an organic veg box delivered to my house that is just full of nourishment. Kale nearly always features in the box so it’s now finding its way into my breakfast smoothies. Try this simple vegan kale smoothie first thing in the morning and take your time drinking it, just as if you were eating it.

Ingredients – Serves 1 (double or triple as required)

  • 2/3 cup of non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1.5 cups of chopped kale leaves
  • 1 stalk of celery, roughly chopped
  • Half a granny smith or gala or other sweet type of apple, skin on
  • 1 tbsp of ground flax or chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup of ice or just water
  • A dash of agave syrup (optional sweetness)

Directions

  1. Place the almond milk, kale, celery, apple, ground flax seed and ice into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Taste and add agave nectar if you would like a sweeter smoothie. Serve.

Yours in health and happiness,

JP

Super Immunity

I just finished my lecture weekends on the Immune system. I thought Digestion was complicated (Its Just One Bite of Food). I thought Biochemistry was mind-blowing. I was amazed at the Liver and all the things it does for us.

However, the immune system is on another level.

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Let me give you an example. We have 2 types of immunity in our bodies.

We have “Innate” immunity which we are all born with and provides us with a universal defense mechanism against infection and invading pathogens (the bad guys – viruses, bad bacteria, toxins, parasites). It works in a non-specific way in that it looks for and kills anything that looks even remotely suspect floating around inside of us. This is a super important defense mechanism as when we are born this is the ONLY defense we have for the first 4-7 days of life. Incredible right?

After 4-7 days, a second type of immunity is born.

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A Good Start is Half the Battle

A new year is finally upon us. This can be a strange time for a lot of people, as it’s a time of change, renewal and hopefully fresh starts. The statisticians tell us that by the third week of January the majority of new years resolutions – those commitments we make to ourselves to better our health, our relationships, our jobs and everything else are all but relegated to the trash.

Why is this? Why do so many of us fail to achieve the goals that we so positively and enthusiastically set for ourselves only a few weeks before? I believe the answer is two-fold.

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