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DR. OZ SEXY CILANTRO GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
The Dr. Oz sexy cilantro green smoothie recipe is a breakfast shake in Dr. Oz’s 30 day clean detox complete meal plan. We especially enjoyed the combination of different fruits and flavors with this green smoothie. We left the seeds on the fresh papaya for their added health benefits, which your Blendtec or Vitamix will easily pulverize and allow your body to absorb. They do add a slightly peppery flavor, so you may want to add more natural sweetener. Cilantro has super powerful cleansing properties and although a strong flavor, it didn’t completely overpower the rest of the healthy ingredients! Dates add extra fiber and we like the flavor, however to keep calories extra low in this green smoothie use Stevia. We felt EXTRA Blender Babe Sexy after drinking this detoxing cilantro green smoothie by Dr. Oz!
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- 1 cup rice/nut/seed milk
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup papaya (fresh), peeled and diced
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango or peaches
- 3 dates (pitted and soaked) OR stevia, to taste
- 2 cups ice (less if using frozen fruit)
- Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
- For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE button.
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10, then to HIGH. Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CILANTRO AND PAPAYA
Cilantro is featured in dishes cooked everywhere from Spain to Mexico, the Middle East to South America. The fresh leafs are often sprinkled over the tops of dishes, and the root is used in Thailand to give that distinctly powerful flavor to local dishes. You may already know that cilantro is one of the main ingredients in the salsa at your favorite Mexican restaurant. This herb isn’t just a commonly-used leaf and seed ingredient found in many tasty and exotic recipes, it’s also a powerful natural cleansing agent. Cilantro has been effectively used to help remove heavy metals and other toxic agents from the body. The herb is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production. It is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic-acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A, beta carotene, vitamin C that are essential for optimum health. vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Cilantro leaves provides 30% of daily recommended levels of vitamin C.
The seeds of papaya are believed to have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on our digestive systems. Studies have shown an extract made from them is effective at killing E. coli, Salmonella, Staph and other dangerous bacterial infections. Once again, their potent digestive enzymes like papain can help change the intestinal environment to one that is more favorable to the ‘good’ bacteria and less so to the bad ones that can cause so many health problems. (Source: Superfood Profiles)