Invigorating Kiwi Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with vitamin C and other feel-good vitamins and minerals. Kiwi is a wonderful fruit to include into your diet! It has fascinated researchers for its ability to protect DNA from oxygen-related damage. The vitamin C content in kiwi has the ability to reduce inflammation, making it a great fruit for individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, asthma, and helps prevent against colon cancer, atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and heart disease. 

The light green pigment in honeydew is due to the carotenoid called zeaxanthin. This is an incredibly powerful antioxidant that can protect your vision by accumulating in the macular area of the eye and absorbing harmful blue light. Eating foods high in carotenoids like honeydew (and kiwi) protects the eyes from age-related macular degeneration. 

Although honeydew and kiwi may stand against the fruit-combining rules, I find that this combination works well in my tummy, so you may just have to experiment for yourself! This smoothie is amazing, though, and I suggest you ALL try it out!

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- 5 kiwi (leave the peel on if it is organic, and if you have a high speed blender like the vitamix)
- 1 cup honeydew melon
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3-4 sprigs of mint leaves

Put the above ingredients in a blender, and pulse-blend to minimize oxidation. Enjoy!


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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