Smoothie of the Week: Orchid Green Tropical Smoothie


We're doing a 28-day cleanse with the Raw Food Rehab community  Today's breakfast smoothie (although it would taste just as sensational any other time of day) is one that I would never have drunk back in my macrobiotic cooking days-- the fruits would have been deemed "tropical" and out of my geographical availability, therefore, not healthy (?)-- and I suppose my 100-mile diet would also frown upon these fruits from far, far away-- but it is delicious, and organic (except for the pineapple) and has a special ingredient that makes it super-digestible.

That ingredient is about 2 C. of homemade kefir.  Harold Tieze at Kefir, Yogurt for Life, if you are someone who thinks of using 'drugs' to heal, then kefir is one powerful drug.  But of course, it is not a drug, but a lactic acid fermented food.  Kefir restores healthy flora to the digestive system.  If you want to read of the wide list of amazing things kefir can do, go back to the link above.  If you want to buy kefir "grains", you can likely find them in a health or whole food store.  Kefir to me smells a little reminiscent of butter milk (which I loved).  When I add it to smoothies I have an almost instant feeling of balance.

Here is that smoothie recipe:
Add the following to your blender carafe and blend until creamy smooth:

  • 1 handful fresh organic Cilantro
  • 2-3 C. diced chopped Pineapple
  • 2 frozen organic Bananas
  • 1/2- 1 C. organic shredded Coconut
  • 2 C. water or dairy Kefir

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This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions. If you found anything useful, intriguing, or have questions, I would really appreciate your feedback... please use the comment box below. To your better and better health, ~Cynthia

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