RECIPE: Strawberry Smoothie

So you’ve heard “juicing” is all the rage and wanna check out a nutritious smoothie option, but don’t have pomagranite seeds or kumquats? Or maybe you’re just looking for something a little less noxious than a pop-tart or egg McMuffin to start your day, but don’t wanna get too crazy health-nutty….This is the ‘starter’ smoothie for you.  I always have these ingredients in my freezer, so that if the veggie drawer and fruit bowl are empty, I can still whip up a deliciously healthy smoothie!  It’s my “go to”.  My “safety smoothie”.  My back up plan. My —I think you get the idea.

I recommend freezing any produce that’s about to go bad, so you can throw it in your own version of a “go to smoothie”—or you can let it rot in the fruit bowl and start a fruit fly farm! Your call.

strawb sp smoothi

Combine the following ingredients in a blender and drink it* in!

1 cup frozen organic spinach

5-6 frozen organic strawberries

1 cup water

1-2 dashes of cinnamon

1-2 Tbsp of honey or maple syrup

(* “it” being the amazing healthy, nutritional wonderfulness, but also the smoothie itself)

 

[photo hijacked from http://www.natashaskitchen.com]

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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