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Nutrient Rich Smoothies!


by Shoshanna Easling

January 2010

Are you tired of spending lots of money on vitamins that don’t seem to make a difference? I know how you feel. Most vitamins are very hard for your body to process. In fact, it's so common for vitamins to not break down at all that there is a saying, “I have really expensive pee.” Yellow, yellow, smelly vitamins down the drain. That means your body is not digesting them, and they're going right through you.

Have you ever thought about mixing your own vitamins? It is not as difficult as you might think. If your body can digest food, it can also digest and assimilate herbs. Unlike many vitamins, herbs act as a food to your body and are easily digestible. You can choose the herbs according to your needs and make your daily vitamins easily, quickly, and at a fraction of the cost of a bottle of multi-vitamins.

I am going to show you how to make my favorite daily vitamins in a smoothie. This mix will make enough to last 2 to 4 months:

1/2 pound of each, all powdered herbs:

Ginkgo: Brain food, makes you smart

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng Root): Energy booster and stress reliever

Oat straw: Nutritious, high in calcium

Bilberry: Strengthens the eyes and veins

Hawthorn: Strengthens the heart

Burdock root OR Dandelion root: Blood purifier, liver cleanser

Mix all six herbs together by putting them in a 1.5 gallon zip-lock bag and shake. Let sit for 10 minutes, then pour it into a clean glass jar and cover with a lid. Keep in the cabinet, out of sun, moisture, or heat.
Makes 3 pounds of Herba-Smoothie-Mix.

To make the Herba-Smoothie:

1 rounded teaspoon of Herba-Smoothie-Mix

1 C. frozen fruit (my favorite right now is blueberry)

1/2 C. plain yogurt (any brand will work, homemade is best)

1 C. juice (my favorite is orange or mango)

Add honey if you like, but I don’t think it even needs it. ENJOY! YUMMMM, YUM!


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