This smoothie list is bananas, B•A•N•A•N•A•S !! 🍌 🍌🍌

This smoothie list is bananas, B•A•N•A•N•A•S !!  🍌 🍌🍌

Featuring 10 banana based smoothie recipes hand-picked from the Green Blenders' compilation of 73 banana-friendly smoothies

Bananas are nutrition powerhouses

In addition to providing for the perfect texture of any smoothie and supporting those of us on set diets to either lose weight or gain weight, bananas are an excellent source of numerous amounts of healing nutrients like minerals (such as potassium, copper, selenium, magnesium, molybdenum and boron), vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and other phytonutrients.  Bananas are also full of fiber, water and pulp, too, aiding us in suppressing and satisfying our appetites.  And, as Anthony William of Medical Medium alludes to in his book Life-Changing Foods, bananas are one of Nature's gifts for our digestive system, even known to reverse bodily conditions like IBS, Crohn's Disease and Colitis.  Whether eaten raw from the peel, blended up in a smoothie, chopped with your kale or what-have-you, enjoy your bananas and the healing powers they pass along with their pleasurably unique taste and conveniently soothing digestive benefits.

The Kale Massage: Technique and Tactics

The Kale Massage: Technique and Tactics

Enhancing the flavor and nutritional value of kale by massaging it in water for a few minutes before eating it

Kale, a healing cruciferous vegetable

One of the almighty, cancer-killing (and thyroid-healing) cruciferous vegetables belonging to the Cruciferae family, kale is a popular compliment to many healthy recipes and accompanying meals.  Along with all of the other crucifers in the list of cruciferous vegetables, kale is a potent source of a number of powerful vitamins like vitamin A, B, C, E, and K.  Also known to be rich in the mineral, sulfur, all of the cruciferous vegetables like kale help to promote healthy lungs by stimulating lung tissue growth and regeneration as well as the recovery and restoration of lung scar tissue.  You can read Medical Medium's "Life-Changing Foods" for more scientific information about the nutritional makeup and healing powers of kale and its cruciferous vegetable companions.

The ABC's for losing weight

The ABC's for losing weight

Never mind the diet pills, look to your local fruit stand for 3 common foods that can help you to naturally lose weight

Whether you're looking to lose weight for summerget fit to look as perfect as can be in to your bride's dress (and even groom's suit) for the upcoming wedding; or you just want to enhance your overall health by shedding some excess weight from your body, you can lose weight naturally by including some essential foods like apples, bananas and cherries in your diet.  And, you won't have to break your bank or look too hard as apples, bananas and cherries are rather inexpensive to buy and all three can usually be found year round at your nearby grocery store, local farmer's market or street-side fruit stand.

Keep calm and stay cool this summer

Keep calm and stay cool this summer

30 Plant-based foods that you can eat to keep your cool and stay comfy in the summer heat

Cooling foods

Whether you're feeling beach body ready yet or not, the summer like temperatures are beginning to increase for us with record high heat waves on the horizon the coming season.  This summer, you can work to naturally keep your body temperatures as cool as humanly possibly by eating foods that are known to cool the body by hydrating it and flushing heat and toxins from it.  Some of Mother Nature's most popularly known cooling foods are fruits and vegetables but, there are also some good legumes and whole grains that are known to cool the body down, too.