I was feeling so excited today about my new site, I decided to switch it up from my usual green monster and try something new! Today’s green monster included 3-4 cups of spinach, 1 banana, handful of blueberries, 1 kiwi and a snippet of ginger.
I picked up the ginger root from my visit to the Marketplace at East Falls. I knew ginger had some pretty awesome health benefits, so I wanted to see what it was going to be like in my morning monsters. I checked out the benefits after I had tried it, and most of the benefits don’t currently apply to me, but I think it was good to know about them either way!
Just a Few Health Benefits of Ginger include:
Has been known to calm an upset tummy, seasickness, morning sickness, chemotherapy treatments & overall nausea
Tea brewed from ginger is a folk remedy for colds
May decrease joint pain from arthritis
May have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that can be used for treating heart disease
All together in the blender!
I also added some Milled Golden Flax that Flax Matters sent me to review. As you all know, I am a big fan of adding flax to my morning green monsters. I have been adding flax seeds from the beginning, but this Milled Flax is so soft and fluffy and was just a perfect addition to the monster. I loved it!
2 tablespoons of this flax provides lots of Omega-3, fiber and antioxidants! Flax Matters suggest you add this milled flax to any baked goods, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt or casseroles. I am totally going to try to sneak more flax in my diet!
Another beautiful morning, another wonderful green monster! What a perfect way to start the day!
Check out my Green Monster recipe on the Flax Matters website here
Boyf and I are both off today! We are going to hang out all day and get a few things done. We are heading to the Eagles game tonight, so I am pumped about that! I love having days off during the week! Sometimes I feel like they are so much more fun than weekend lazy days, don’t you think?
Last thing: Check out this awesome section in the Flax Matters site here. Its different recipes for skin and hair care using flax! I totally want to try to make flax lotion! How fun would that be?
Off to take on the day! Have a beautiful Thursday!