Many people today are looking for easy, fast and terrific meals to energize and excite them about health and nutrition and Easy Energy Elixirs are the perfect health solution. To have energy to face the challenges and demands of our busy and complex lives requires premium fuel that is both delicious and nutritious. Energy Elixirs are great for breakfast, dinner or supper when you want something easy to fix that tastes great and provide a super healthy meal.
They are perfect to start every day with a delicious, energizing and nutritious breakfast. You can jumpstart your day with a special treat to fuel your body for optimal endurance and energy.
Traditional breakfasts of breads, cereals, eggs, fruits, juices, meats, pancakes and shakes are common yet usually provide less than optimal health results. Most people are consuming a large amount of unhealthy foods that overload their digestive system with less than optimal combining of food groups in their quest for a fast breakfast.
Based on the research of Robert O.Young, Ph. D. most people are consuming too many sugar foods so it was important to find a way to eat more green leafy plants every meal to replace the refined sugars. To get outstanding results it was logical to combine several different key foods and include fruits, raw nuts and seeds and green veggies. Thus the Energy Elixir was created and it is a top favorite.
A Great Way to Start the Day
The fruit makes the Energy Elixir taste great and therefore eating more veggies for breakfast is easier, while the veggies provided phytonutrients and bulk fiber, which reduces the amount of fruit consumed and slows the sugar absorption rate. The raw nuts and seeds provided the essential fatty acids for long term energy metabolism, better absorption of the nutrients and more substance to satiate your appetite and hold you until the next meal.
Using less sweet fruits and low sugar fruits for the base ingredients insures great taste and variety. The ingredients change with the availability of seasonal fruit and as your body adjusts to different tastes and seasons. Studying Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra MD explained how different body types, states of balance or imbalance, and seasons will greatly affect the taste for different individuals.
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While many feel juicing fruits is a good idea, recent research indicates that the juicing removed lots of good fiber that is very valuable and key to controlling the sugar absorption rate and therefore the amount of insulin secreted. Insulin production usually spikes when excess sugar is consumed. The blender also requires much less time for clean up than a juicer so most people find they will use it much more regularly.
When you understand the key advantages of raw fruits, green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds and green veggies you will discover the “fountain of youth energy elixir”. Another advantage is the use of mostly raw, fresh, unrefined and unprocessed ingredients. Processed juice or fruit in a container loses most of the vital energy, enzymes, nutrients and vitamins as well as often containing added sugar (often corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup).
Energy Elixir Key Distinctions
Q: What are the main differences between common smoothies and the Great NEWS Coach Energy Elixirs?
A: Most smoothies suggest milk, yogurt, soy milk, rice milk, tofu, soy protein powder, whey protein powder, processed juices or other similar processed/pasteurized foods. The Energy Elixir recipes call for only natural, unprocessed/ non pasteurized whole food ingredients. Whole fruits and vegetables are naturally fresher, richer in fiber and other valuable nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals for the money. Ideally use organic produce whenever possible. What really sets Energy Elixirs apart from smoothies is the unique approach and combination of plant based protein, fats and carbohydrates that provide the essential nutrients the body requires for optimal health and energy. Leading research and medical authorities have shown the tremendous value in this type of approach to provide excellent nutrition while improving the body’s ideal state of wellness.
Q: Besides being green your Energy Elixirs seem very thick and almost chewy compared to what I’m use too. What is your explanation as to the advantage of making them this way?
A: It depends on many factors such as the type of blender, amount of water, type and size of fruit/veggies you use. The most important consideration is how you would like them to best suit your particular style. Some like to drink them through a straw and others like to use a spoon and savor them. For a finer texture it is best to add a little more water as well as have a super blender that has the power to really puree the ingredients. The key distinction that sets the Great NEWS Coach Energy Elixirs apart from regular smoothies is that they are loaded with fiber and pulp that is very beneficial towards vibrant health. It is important for you to take the time to chew your Energy Elixir as you consume it. This is very important to slow down your consumption rate and also to properly stimulate the digestive glands, enzymes and digestion process to get maximum assimilation of the nutrients. Enjoy your Great NEWS easy Energy Elixir for a real energy boost today.
Q: What do you suggest as the best breakfast or healthy mini-meal treat for optimal nutrition and energy?
A: After over a decade of personal experience and advising thousands of health seekers the Energy Elixir seems to be an optimal choice. The key requirements identified for outstanding nutritional value are: great taste, customize to each individual, relatively easy, fast and very satisfying. Therefore the unique combination of fresh and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is what sets the Energy Elixir apart from almost every smoothie recipe. It is best to avoid any canned, bottle, processed or refined ingredients as they greatly diminish the maximum energy value, nutritional content and health benefits. Yes, that means a little extra time and energy used to shop and store the healthy ingredients. However the extra energy and vitality gained will yield big dividends and more than offset the small investment of time in your health.
3 Levels of Energy Elixirs
There are three levels of Energy Elixirs on your journey to vibrant energy,health and longevity.
The first is the Basic Elixir: To qualify as such the recipe must follow the already mentioned guidelines and have at least one green leafy plant or green vegetable serving in it.
The second level is the Energy Elixir: To qualify it must follow all the previously mentioned guidelines and have at least two servings of green leafy vegetables included.
The third Level is the Extraordinary Elixir: You may have already guessed that the Extraordinary Energy Elixir has three or more servings of green leafy plants or green vegetables included. The more you add the more you provide very beneficial levels of alkalizing elements, enzymes, fiber minerals, phytonutrients, trace elements, vitamins and. Alkaline foods are excellent for neutralizing excess acidity in the blood and body tissue which research has found to we one of the primary factors in low energy levels and occurrence of sickness and disease.
Super nutritional Elixir ingredients provide many benefits for those that need an energy boost and may include any combination of the following servings: 2-3 leaves of lettuce, 2-3 inches cucumber, 1 stalk celery, 2-3 sprigs parsley, 1-2 kale leaves, 1-2 cabbage leaves, 1-2 leaves Chinese cabbage, 6-10 snow peas, chard, dandelion, mung bean sprouts, spinach, etc.
Yes, it will make the Elixir turn a beautiful shade of green. This green comes from the same green chlorophyll which results in the magical process we call photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is the necessary ingredient by which photosynthesis converts sunlight into energy for living plants and is therefore the primary source from which all food on earth is derived. Use organic sources whenever possible and be sure to wash all fruits and vegetables well.
Optional Elixir Ingredients
Optional ingredient: 1/4-1/2 tsp. Mega Greens powder. Carefully choose one that is of the highest quality ingredients and standards and not heated processed or treated with any chemicals that cause a major deterioration in the nutritional content. There is a wide range of products and promotion regarding the use of these super green foods so do your homework. Most of them usually have a variety of ingredients with some of the most common being barley, wheatgrass, alfalfa, sea vegetables and many other plant greens.
Energy Elixir Directions
To make Energy Elixirs follow these suggestions:
- Add ½ to 1 cup of water to a blender or Vita-Mix then some raw nuts or seeds and puree these until liquid.
- Then add 1 – 3 fruit servings and blend.
- Finally add 1-3 green leafy plants or green vegetable servings and puree until liquefied.
- Adjust quantity as necessary to meet your needs. Enjoy!
Additional Elixir Ingredients
Raw nuts and seeds: almonds, pecans, Brazil nuts, sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame seeds, coconut Fruit: Bananas, blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mango, Oranges, Papaya, Peaches, Pineapple, Plum, raspberry Strawberry, Peel citrus fruit skin with a knife so as to save as much of the white under-layer as possible Veggies: Cabbage (green, Chinese, Napa, Savoy), celery, Cucumber, dandelion, Endive, escarole, Green beans, Kale, Lettuce (green, red, romaine), Mung or soy bean sprouts, Snow peas.
Be sure to wash all fruits, nuts, seeds and veggies well before use!
Easy Energy Elixirs are the perfect choice for any meal to help provide great health and nutrition. For more information sign up for our free Great NEWS Letter to receive your bonus Energy Elixir recipes.
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