Kiwis are another fruit that benefits lung function, and a single fruit contains nearly 100% of the RDA for Vitamin C. Researchers are still trying to figure out what phytonutrients in kiwis manage to protect human DNA, but they do know that these fuzzy little guys manage to do so with a powerful arsenal of antioxidants.
Kale is an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer nutritional superfood that supports the body’s detoxification pathways. It is the richest source of anti-inflammatory vitamin K in the plant kingdom, and provides potent quantities of vitamins A, C, manganese and numerous other nutrients.
Cilantro is an excellent plant for digestion and is used in heavy metal detoxification.
Ginger rounds out the mix with powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. This little root is warming, provides relief from nausea and gastrointestinal upset, and is beneficial for all forms of arthritis.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 apple, cored and cut into chunks
- 1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
- 1 handful tender kale leaves, chopped (about 2 cups
- ½ cup cilantro leaves
- 1 ¼“ slice of ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup of filtered water
Makes 1 large (24 ounce) or 2 small (12 ounce) smoothies.
Copyright 2011 by Jen Hoy