This smoothie is super fresh and crisp – perfect to wake you up in the morning or for a post-workout protein hit.
½ thumb fresh ginger finely chopped
50g cooked garden peas
½ lime (juice and zest)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- It is the richest plant-based protein available and is wonderfully good for you.
- It is suitable for everyone including athletes, vegans and vegetarians and those wishing to diet. You can even bake with it!
- It is: Hypoallergenic
- High in BCAAs (Branched chained amino acids)
- Easily digested
- The richest plant-based Protein
- Easily mixed in Water
- Able to help you stay full for longer
- Low in carbohydrates
- 100% Vegan
- Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
- Ginger contains Gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties
- Ginger can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness
- May reduce muscle pain and soreness
- The anti-inflammatory effects can help with osteoarthritis
- Ginger may drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors
- Ginger can help treat chronic indigestion
- Ginger may lower cholesterol levels
- Ginger may improve brain function and protect against alzheimer's disease
- The active ingredient in ginger, called gingerol, can help fight infections
- Weight Management - Peas are low fat but high everything else. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but lots of protein, fiber and micro-nutrients.
- Stomach cancer prevention - Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to prevent stomach cancer. A cup of peas has at least 10.
- Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy - This comes from the high levels of anti-oxidants including:
flavinoids: = catechin and epicatechin
carotenoid= alpha-carotene and beta-carotene
phenolic acids = ferulic and caffeic acid
polyphenols = coumestrol
- Prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida - These come from peas strong anti-inflammatory properties. Excess inflammation has also been linked to, heart disease, cancer, and aging in general. These properties include:
Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B are anti-inflammatory phytonutrients found almost exclusively in peas.
vitamin C and vitamin E, and a good amount of the antioxidant mineral zinc
omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
- Blood sugar regulation - High fibre slows and protein slows down how fast sugars are digested. The anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes). All carbohydrates are natural sugars and starches with no white sugars or chemicals to worry about.
- Heart disease prevention - The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds support healthy blood vessels. The formation of plaque along our blood vessel walls starts with chronic, excessive oxidative stress and inflammation. The generous amounts of vitamin B1 and folate, B2, B3, and B6 reduce homocysteine levels which are risk factor for heart disease.
- Healthy for the environment:
Peas work with bacteria in the soil to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air and deposit it in the soil. This reduces the need for artificial fertilizers since one of their main ingredients is nitrogen.
After peas have been harvested the remaining plant easily breaks down to create more organic fertilizer for the soil.
Peas are also able to grow on minimal moisture so they are a perfect crop in many areas not needing irrigation or using up valuable water supplies.
- Prevent constipation - The high fiber content in peas improves bowel health and peristalsis.
- Healthy bones - Just one cup of peas contain 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.
- Reduces bad cholesterol - The niacin in peas helps reduce, the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein, which results in in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.
- To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
- Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing superfood: namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). These unique fats include: Caprylic Acid - Lauric Acid - Capric Acid
- Around 62 percent of the oils in coconut are made up of these three healthy fatty acids, and 91 percent of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat.
- Most of the fats we consume take longer to digest, but MCFAs found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they only have to go through a three-step process to be turned into fuel vs. other fats that have to go through a 26-step process!
- Proven Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Treatment
- Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
- Treats UTI and Kidney Infection and Protects the Liver
- Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment
- Immune System Boost (Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral)
- Improves Memory and Brain Function
- Improves Energy and Endurance
- Improves Digestion and Reduces Stomach Ulcers and Ulcerative Colitis
- Improves Skin Issues (Burns, Eczema, Dandruff, Dermatitis and Psoriasis)
- Prevents Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
- Prevents Osteoporosis
- Improves Type II Diabetes
- Because of the energy-creating abilities of coconut oil and the fact it’s a no-carb oil, it is no wonder that it is beneficial in losing weight. It helps burn fat and calories, decrease appetite, and in studies it was especially helpful in losing belly fat
- Building Muscle and Losing Body Fat
- Coconut Oil for Hormone Balance