The Superfoods type of smoothie I recommend is in a whole different class than the traditional smoothie. Completely devoid of refined sugar and animal products, a Superfoods Smoothie will typically involve fruit and a liquid base of water, juice and/or soy milk, and be centered around something with a high chlorophyll content like spirulina, barley greens or even wheatgrass powder. It would also include a variety of other diverse, quality, plant-based ingredients with the concept being that, in one delicious serving, you’re loading up on a wide variety of highly-potent nutrients. This makes Superfoods Smoothies one of the most efficient and important concepts of Rock-Solid Nutrition.
Blending all of these various plant-based ingredients together in a smoothie allows for up to 95% of these precious nutrients to actually be absorbed into the blood stream. Why? Because the cell walls of plant cells have to be broken open for all of the nutrients to be released, and this is tough to thoroughly accomplish just from chewing whole food. (In fact, it is estimated that we only absorb 15 to 25% of the nutrients from chewing.) Fortunately, the pulverizing aspect of the blending process does a lot of this work for you, allowing you to enjoy maximum assimilation of the ingredients. And by the way, blending whole foods in a blender is better than juicing them because you’re getting the whole food – skin, fiber and juice – rather than just the juice by itself.
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