Saturday, August 18, 2012

Super Green Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Thanks to David "Avocado" Wolfe I discovered the priceless Sunwarrior raw protein supplement. I mean RAW! I use it in combination with other raw ingredients to make super-rich, super-healthy, super-tasty  smoothies.

One of my concerns while eating raw food is to consume adequate amount of whole protein. We need a complete nutrition in order to stay healthy and there is never a problem with vitamins, minerals and enzymes, but the raw food "diet" - especially the vegan variety - removes many protein sources form one's plate. Deficiencies are very common among vegans, but they can be easily corrected by simply adding whole, raw, vegan protein supplements.

  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein powder
  • 1 scoop  Ormus Greens
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 bunch flat parsley
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Bourbon vanilla bean  
  • 1 Tsp flax oil
  • 2 cups purified water

  • Pour water into your blender. Add spinach, parsley leaves and banana. Blend for 30 seconds. 
  • Add Ormus Greens and Vanilla Protein. Blend again.
  • Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add them to your blender. Add flax oil. Blend until smooth. Serve in tall glasses. Enjoy in good company.

Splicing the vanilla bean

Do not discard the vanilla bean after you removed the seeds. You can use it to scent your nut milk. Simply put it in the jar of your favorite freshly made nut milk and close the lid. Refrigerate. After only a few days your milk will have the most wonderful, natural vanilla flavor.

In radiant health - Dominique


The information below is taken from the Sunwarrior website:

"Protein is the most abundant molecule, apart from water, in the body. We always think of muscle when we talk of protein and amino acids, but these essential building blocks are used in every cell throughout the body.

Protein facilitates digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It helps carry these nutrients into cells. It removes waste and toxins. Protein combines with vitamins and minerals to move oxygen from the lungs to the cells that desperately need it to survive and to allow proteins to act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals that do cellular damage and contribute to aging. Protein aids the immune system in recognizing and removing threats to our health and wellness. Protein even goes into hormones our bodies use to balance and regulate hundreds of systems and functions, from blood sugar to emotions.

Protein can be this extremely versatile molecule thanks to what goes into it and how it is made. The body synthesizes proteins from amino acids, forming them into long chains. Some of these amino acids can be made by the body and some must come from diet. These chains can then twist and fold into unique shapes with practically endless possibilities in the chain combinations, the twists, the folds, and also in function. The bonds in these chains make protein very strong and elastic, like a spring, perfect for muscles and enzymes that need to move, shift, and react. 

Proteins do have a weakness though. Their kryptonite: heat. Heat breaks the bonds that hold the twists and folds together, destroying any abilities that protein might have once had. Many of the enzymes we eat in food help break down other proteins during digestion and also make many vitamins and minerals easier to absorb, but cooking removes these benefits. Heat can also create cross bonding between proteins where denatured chains randomly link to other chains. These cross bound proteins are harder to digest and put to use, so many of the amino acids are lost to the body and discarded as waste.

There are other problems with the protein we eat. Since the body doesn’t store amino acids, we do need a daily supply, but too much can be harmful. Excessive protein bogs down digestion, can supply way more calories than we need, and do harm to the liver and kidneys. Too little is also a problem, making us weak and more susceptible to disease and illness.

Sunwarrior strives to provide a clean, healthy amount of quality protein with a balanced amino acid profile, not too much, not too little. This protein is also raw, undamaged by heat, and ready for maximum absorption. Sunwarrior can be easily added to vegan protein smoothies for the best, plant-based amino acids in and amazing performance out, without the downsides of gluten, denatured proteins, allergens, or phytoestrogens that can be found elsewhere. Take a look at Warrior Blend and Sunwarrior Classic today and discover the difference for yourself."

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*information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.
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