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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Grapes In Green Smoothies

Why do I always try and add red grapes into my green smoothies? Good question. For one thing they add flavor however there is more to it than that.


  • Red seedless grapes contain Polyphenols including Quercetin, Anthocyanins and Reservatrol which protect cell function, reduce inflammation and reduce hyperglycemia
  • 1 CUP contains 288 mg of Potassium (African Americans need approx 18% MORE potassium to avoid type 2 diabetes)
  • 1 CUP contains 16.3 mg of Vitamin C - higher C intake means lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
  • 1 CUP contains 22 mcg of Vitamin K - reduces insulin resistance

As mentioned previously I always have 3 or 4 stalks of celery, a medium orange (without peeling), or a medium apple with the peeling still on, a handful of baby spinach or kale, along with 1/2 of a fresh cucumber, 4 or 5 ice cubes, 2 stevia packets and enough ice cold water to make the consistency right in my Vita Mixer.

(CELERY) has a hypoglycemic effect for type 2 diabetics, has been shown to lower inflammation and high blood pressure and helps balance the body's PH.

Sometimes I add or substitute a banana or 1/2 a mango, or a kiwi, or a fresh pear etc. I like to substitute and mix it up so you do not get bored. I also like the fact that each fruit or vegetable brings its own healthful properties and vitamins and minerals to the smoothie.

If I am where I cannot get a green smoothie each day, eating a large raw salad with as many veggies as you can cram into it make a difference. During the holidays we tried to keep a large raw platter of celery, carrots, cucumber slices, broccoli. cheese, orange slices, red seedless grapes, etc. along with some low sugar natural dip out to munch on.


Mark 11:24 "Whatsoever things you desire when you pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

II Timothy 1:7 God has not given you a spirit of FEAR, but of love and power and a sound mind"

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