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Drink smoothies to have more energy!

Smart Way to Use Raw Foods to Have Unstoppable Energy and Zest for Life!

As an ex-caffeine addict, I know that it’s not easy to transition from hectoliters of coffee to green smoothies. Very few people can go cold turkey even if, deep inside, they want to. It’s because of the fact that when  your body gets addicted to caffeine, it starts suffering from side effects, like headaches or even moodiness, when you just “switch it off” from one day to another. I also believe that there is nothing wrong with an occasional use of caffeine. Personally, I am a big fan of green tea. Of course, don’t overdo it. This is why I recommend you try this smoothie. It will help you make a transition to quit or reduce coffee, reduce anxiety in your life and just FEEL good.

How to Combine Green Tea with Raw Foods to Look and Feel Amazing Every Day!

 

Green tea is full of antioxidants. At the same time it’s not caffeine free, however, it won’t give you ups and downs of energy like coffee. Especially when you combine it with raw alkaline foods that are full of energy boosting minerals like magnesium and iron. You see, when you overdo coffee, you get rid of all vital  nutrients and this is why you may start feeling annoyed, anxious and not able to focus without yet another cup of coffee.

Whether you are trying to quit, reduce caffeine, do it step-by-step, or just get on a “controlled” caffeine high, this is the recipe for you to try!

Notice how raw and  alkaline ingredients (grapefruit, lemons, pomegranate) can help achieve balance. Raw foods and green tea-perfect combo!

 

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of green tea, cooled down
  • 1 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1 cup pomegranates
  • 1 green apple
  • Half banana
  • Optional: stevia to sweeten
  • A few slices of limes or lemons to garnish

 

Instructions:

  1. Place in a blender.
  2. Blend well until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

 

 Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of green tea:

-Better focus, concentration, and mental alertness

-Fat burn and improved metabolic rate

-Natural anti-cancer drink: according to numerous studies, green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against different kinds of cancer.

-Less infection and better dental health- the catechins in green tea can prevent the growth of bacteria and some viruses responsible for caries, bad breath, and infections.

To sum up, if you need some caffeine in your life, green tea is a great drink to turn to. Of course, moderation is the key. In case you are caffeine intolerant, skip green tea and use fennel tea instead.

I wrote an article with more fennel tea tips and recipes.

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Marta Tuchowska

 

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