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GreenChef Omid | Choco Nibs & Strawberry Fruity Shakes

Posted By Omid On April 23, 2010 @ 6:00 am In Recipes / Drinks and Smoothy,Recipes / Raw | No Comments

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When buying fresh fruits, select fruits that are fresh, plump, firm without any bruises, pits or black spots. It is always best to select seasonal fruits like summer fruits in summer months and winter fruits in winter months, as they are rich in nutrients, full of flavor and inexpensive in season. Store them in the refrigerator until eaten and consume within a week. Generally, the brighter the color of the fruit, the more nutrients present in them. So select apples that are well colored, red, pink, golden yellow, or green, grapes that are well colored and firmly attached to green stems, mangoes that are bright yellow or red, bananas that are firm with rich yellow color without any spots or bruises, watermelons that are bright green, cantaloupes or rock melons with yellow or creamy underside, berries that are brightly colored, fresh and firm without any mold or leaking juices, etc. If they are underripe, place them in a brown paper bag at room temperature until ripened and then place them in the refrigerator.

For the Shake:

12 Strawberies

4 Tbsp raw choco nibs

1⁄2 banana

2 Tsp agave

1 1⁄2 cups water

1 Tsp flax seed oil (optional)

A pinch of pink sea salt


    Step 1 Wash all the fruits in plenty of cold water.
    Step 2 Soak the choc nibs in half a cup of warm water.
    Step 3 Prepare the fruits as necessary. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes or until it is very smooth.
    Step 4 Serve immediately.

Health Benefits
Very good source dietary fiber, minerals, vitamin A and C,
and antioxidants.
Vitamin C promotes a healthy glowing skin and healthy
elastic blood vessels.
Also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids that promote a
healthy heart and also improve the memory.

Nutritional Facts
Each serving of this scrumptious breakfast provides the following nutrients:

Calories: 27%, Carbohydrates: 24%, Fats: 40%, Proteins: 6%, Fiber: 29%, Vitamin C: 170%, Vitamin E: 13%, Folic acid: 15%, Vitamin B6: 15%, Manganese: 37%, Magnesium: 4%, Copper: 8%, Iron: 6%, Phytosterols: 29 g, Omega fatty acids: 7.3g.

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