RECIPE: Spinach & Grape Detox Smoothie

Grape Detox Smoothie 2

Over-do this Memorial Day Weekend? Or maybe want a delicious get up and go smoothie that “undoes” decades of “over doing” it?

Red grape skins have polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer.  Turmeric delivers powerful anti-inflammatory and healing properties.  Ginger root is cleansing and calming, while Whey protein keeps you sated all morning long.  Wheatgrass, optional, is detoxifying and healing, but does bring a strong earth like flavor, so know that before adding it!

Cinnamon is basically magic.  It wards off diabetes and heart disease, lowers cholesterol and also includes antioxidants that can combat cancer and early aging!

Makes enough for the whole fam or to have a 2nd serving later in the day when you start to droop.

In a Blender Combine:

1 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1 handful Organic Spinach
1/2 frozen banana
7 red grapes (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp whey protein ( Like Tera’s Whey)
3/4 inch ginger root (could do 1 Tbsp powder)
1 dash turmeric
5 dashes cinnamon (go big)
1/2 -1 tsp Wheat Grass powder* (optional)

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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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