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Shake It Again

I am all about the green shakes.   I am all about pouring as much nutrition into a burst of morning energy.   And while bananas usually steal the show of most of my shakes, this one has a totally different spin to it.

So here you go again…

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (Note: almond butter pictured is unsafe for peanut allergies)
  • 1 cup green grapes or 1 cup chopped mango (although grapes work best)
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk or protein nut milk for added protein (almond, cashew, pea)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Handful of ice

*Note: ingredients can be modified for specific allergies.

Mix together in the Vitamix and enjoy! This is one my husband even loves (the grape version)… a great way to sneak in some veggies … and empower you to get after that mess once and for all…well, maybe tomorrow.

And of course I need to share with my little sidekick…

Sunday Motivation

Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Here are some interesting reads regarding a possible correlation between food allergies and Vitamin D.

Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx


Vitamin D, The Gut & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/health/default.htm

 


The study below discusses the possible effects of sun exposure in the early months of infancy.  It focuses on research reporting that there may be a risk factor for developing food allergies based on the month a person is born. Check out the abstract here.

Sun exposure inversely related to food sensitization during infancy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/


Because of all of these articles directly or indirectly point to the importance of Vitamin D, I thought it would be best to end this post with links that can help increase this essential nutrient in our diets.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/


Eight Ways to Get More Vitamin D into Your Diet

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/

More conscious of the amount of Vitamin D is our diets, we smile on to enjoying the rest of the weekend…

Vitamin D& Food Allergies