George and Julia's Vegan Underground

Juiced Up Thursday!

It’s Thursday and filling in for Julia is me (George) for another Juiced Up Thursday!!! So today’s juice is technically a smoothie but keep in mind that the same ingredients could also be used to make a tasty juice with the same nutritional content (sans fiber). In the picture you can see our sad juicer sitting unused in the background. Since Julia bought me a Vitamix for my birthday (which is today), the juicer has been gathering dust.

Here’s the juice, I mean smoothie (give me a break, it’s my birthday). Today’s concoction includes:

Spinach gives you iron, calcium, protein

Celery improves circulation

Kale protects against prostate and colon cancers, effective immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities

Carrots help protect from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers, destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure

Strawberries are protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease process

Bananas replenishes energy and revitalize the body instantly

Flax reduces in total cholesterol, give you omegas

Hemp Seed Powder gives you protein, omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids

Lemon is great for weight loss

The verdict:

Like Beyond Sushi, my smoothie is nutritious and delicious. Even though I intentional kept the sugar content low, you could barely taste the bitterness of the kale. Thank you lemon. I might omit the flax and hemp if you are making it as a juice unless you like the taste of sand.

Julia should be back for next week. She should really bank some. She’s so much better at this.

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