Did you know about 75% of Americans are magnesium deficient?1 Signs of magnesium deficiency include: cravings for chocolate, fatigue, hyperactive reflexes, insomnia, constipation, irritability, anxiety, nausea, PMS, seizures, spasms, tics, stiff and aching muscles and vertigo.
But there’s an easy way to get more magnesium in your diet: this Magnesium Boosting Smoothie.
Made with Kids Calm Multi, a kid’s magnesium supplement loaded with other essential vitamins, minerals, omega fish oil, organic fruit and veggie blend and amino acids, or Natural Calm, an magnesium supplement for adults. These liquid magnesium supplements can just be added to this (or any) smoothie recipe.
Now on to the smoothie. It is DELICIOUS. It’s a copycat recipe of the Jamba Juice favorite: Carribean Passion (or as my 6-year-old son likes to say Korean Passion – which amuses my husband to no end). But rather than paying nearly $5 at Jamba Juice, you can make this at home – without the added sugar and other additives. Plus, I can use organic fruit and avoid sugar (or worse artificial sweeteners) when I make my own smoothies at home.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other kitchen pantry supplies like sea salt, black pepper, spices, coconut oil, and other essentials either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Bob’s Red Mill baking soda, for instance, is about $3 at my local health food store and $6 on Amazon. But it’s only $2.03 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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- 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple or frozen mango
- 1/4 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 small orange peeled
- 1 oz. of Kids Calm Multi (for kids) OR Energy 28 (for adults)
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil (optional)
- About 2 cups of filtered water
- Blend all ingredients. Add a bit more filtered water to thin out smoothie if it’s initially too thick.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
p.s. Looking for tips to transition to a real food or healthy gluten-free lifestyle? Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book.
1. Daily Dose: Magnesium, Dr. Oz.
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