by Princess Blarity
I thought of this recipe for the Rainbow Smoothie while I was eating skittles (the candy). This smoothie won’t look like a rainbow after it’s blended, but all the ingredients look like a rainbow when you start out. And this smoothie sure is good for you! :D
Rainbow Smoothie Ingredients
Large handful of blueberries
Large handful of raspberries
1 orange (leave seeds but peel it)
Half a lemon (leave seeds but peel it)
Large handful of spinach or kale
Using spinach over kale will give you a smoother less harsh taste. Depending on the time of year some kales can be rather strong.
Blend together on high until you have a smooth consistency. Add ice when you blend if you want. Enjoy! (No Skittles required)
Nutritional Value of Rainbow Smoothie Ingredients
Spinach – high nutrient density, good for the blood due to its rich iron and chlorophyll content, and it not only builds the blood, but stops bleeding. Some say it’s a specific remedy for nosebleeds, herpes (due to its sulfur content), a great diuretic and laxative, and cleanses the blood of toxins. Contains beta carotene, folate, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc , omega 3, vitamin K, B1, B2, B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium
Kale - is an exceptional source of calcium, iron, sulfur, chlorophyll and vitamin A but its beta carotene content far outweighs spinach. Cleanser, anticancer, antiviral. Kale is a rich source of anti-cancer chemicals, as are most members of the cruciferous family. vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, beta carotene, vitamin K, lutein, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc , sulfur copper, magnesium, iron, manganese
Blueberry – Is high in antioxidants & phytonutrients, good for urinary tract and brain rejuvenation, fiber, manganese, copper, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C
Raspberries – Is said to lower bad cholesterol and inhibit certain cancer growth, antioxidant, folate, B5, manganese, copper, iron, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E
Lemon – is the most potent detoxifier of all the citric fruits. It kills intestinal parasites and dissolves gallstones. It’s said lemons are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Clemons contain good levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, and provide a cleansing, alkalizing effect.
Oranges – contain 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 known falconoids. These are shown to reduce inflammation, shrink tumors, and inhibit blood clots. The Herperidin in oranges can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They contain bioflavonoids, citric acids and pectin. It’s said oranges are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Great for digestive support, and contain high levels of calcium and vitamin C.