Recipe: Sat Dharam’s Green Smoothie

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This green drink has become a staple for me as well as my patients. It decreases sugar cravings, alkalinizes the body, supplies easily digested protein and helps cleanse the liver and kidneys. It makes a great morning meal, and can be sipped throughout the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale
  • 3/4 cup cucumber (1/2 cucumber)
  • few sprigs parsley
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seed powder
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp ground chia seed
  • juice of 3 limes
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups water

1) Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend. This quantity should equal approximately one litre plus one cup.

2) Drink one cup and pour the rest into a 1 litre mason jar and drink throughout the day at meal times, making more if needed.

3) Refrigerate between meals.

Sat Dharam is a naturopathic doctor, Kundalini Yoga lead trainer, and author practising in Owen Sound, Ontario. She developed the Healthy Breast Program, designed to help educate women in breast cancer prevention through Kundalini Yoga and lifestyle change, and teaches it internationally. She was awarded the Naturopathic Doctor of the Year award in Ontario in 2000 for her work in breast health education. She also developed the “Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery” program, and has been working closely with Dr. Gabor Maté in delivering this program as well as a psychotherapeutic modality created by Dr. Maté called Compassionate Inquiry. Sat Dharam has written several best-selling books: A Call to Women: The Healthy Breast Program and Workbook, The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Breast Cancer, and The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Women's Health.

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