Yummmm Green Smoothies!

What is a green smoothie?  Technically it is 60% fruit, 40% greens.  I personally only choose either pears, apples, bananas or berries for fruit.  I never mix in melons because they should be eaten alone. My greens are usually always spinach but I have played with kale, dandelion greens, parsley, sprouts.  Here are some green smoothie ideas and I any book by Victoria Boutenko.

Always blend the fruit first –
  • 2-3 cups any greens of your choice, 2 cups papaya, 2 oranges, 3 dates
  • 1 handful lettuce leaves, 1 handful mint, 4 bananas, 1/2 cup water
  • Winter Smoothie - 1 cup organic frozen berries (any kind), 2 cups fresh spinach, 1/4 inch fresh ginger, water
  • Spring Smoothie - fresh orange juice, ripe bananas, frozen mangoes, and several large leaves of kale (extra frozen mango gives lovely thick consistency you eat with a spoon)
  • 1/2 bunch romaine lettuce, 1 cup strawberries, 2 bananas, water
  • 4-5 kale leaves, 4 apples, 1/2 lemon juiced, water
  • 2 big handfuls mixed baby greens, 2 pears, 2 mangoes, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Choc-mint – 2 cups spinach, 10-12 mint leaves, 3 bananas, 2 Tbs. carob powder, 1 cup water
  • 1 handful of spinach, 2 stalks of celery, 2 bananas, 2 pears, 1 apple, 1 cup water
  • 1 small handful of spinach, 2 cups arugula, 2-3 mangoes, 1 cup water
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, 1 small pineapple, 1 large mango, 1-inch fresh ginger
  • 1 handful wild greens (e.g. dandelion), 1 small handful mint leaves, 3 cups honeydew melon
  • 3-4 stalks celery, 2 ripe persimmons, 1 banana
  • 1 handful chard leaves, 5-6 kale leaves, 3 large bananas, 1 cup water
  • 1 handful parsley, 3 cups of peeled papaya

Happenings at Metamorphosis

Movie Night at Metamorphosis We will be having a class on nutrition and a special presentation of "Forks over Knives" on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30pm and Saturday, March 17 at 10:30am. 

Call Metamorphosis 386-615-8195 to RSVP and please feel free to forward this eNewsletter on to your circle of friends as they’re invited, too.

From the desk of Dr. Jill:The Gut


It's estimated that 70% of people in the US have either GI symptoms or some sort of GI disease. We all know that the digestive tract does much more than digest, metabolize, absorb and detoxify. A major role of the gut is to act as a barrier to finely regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the external (food/microbes) and internal environment (systemic, cells, tissues, etc). 

When this complex barrier is broken, foreign macromolecules can enter, interact with the immune system, and result in an in! flammatory response, which can lead to a multitude of local intestinal and systemic extra-intestinal (physical, mental and emotional) symptoms and diseases. Because of this, it's very important to embark on a program to heal the gut before focusing on fixing and alleviating symptoms. I've had some amazing results when choosing to heal the gut nutritionally first rather than focusing on the symptoms that manifest when the gut isn't healthy.  

Until next time, Dr. Jill

"The Beauty of Pollen"

One of my clients shared this incredibly beautiful video with me. Check out the hummingbird doing the barrel roll and the bat carrying the baby. Slow motion captures each of these wondrous creatures at their best. And be sure to see the butterflies!

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