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posted by mushupork
people do not get enough fruit in there diet. something as simple as a few pieces of fruit a day could improve your life (and maybe save it). In the United states seventy-eight million people have high blood pressure, about one in three American adults. the Lancet published a study a few years ago involving five hundred researchers from more than three hundred institutions in fifty country's. part of the study showed which foods, if added to the diet, might save lives. whole grains, vegetables and nut's and seed's were among the food groups that people were lacking in the diet. which does the world need most?.....fruit! more fruit in the diet (plus the other groups) can help lower blood pressure which the study identified as the number-one risk factor for death in the world.
i will share some of my favorite fruit smoothie recipes to help people get more fruit in there diets.
posted by TotalDramaChick
By Catherine Savage Brosman

They’re Santa Rosas, crimson, touched by blue,
with slightly mottled skin and amber flesh,
transparently proposing by their hue
the splendor of an August morning, fresh

but ruddy, ripening toward fall.—"So sweet,
so cold," the poet said; but this one’s tart,
its sunny glow perfected in deceit,
as emulation of a cunning heart.

I eat it anyway, until the pit
alone remains, with scattered drops of juice,
such sour trophies proving nature's wit:
appearances and real in fragile truce.
posted by mushupork
Cherry-Berry smoothie:
1cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries
1 frozen banana
1 TB spoon ground flaxseed
1 TB spoon almond butter
combined all ingredients in a blender with 1 1/2 cups of water. if the consistency is to thick add more water.
*this recipe is from "how not to die cookbook" Michael Greger M.D. recipes by Robin Robertson.

simple strawberries:
1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 fresh banana
1/2 cup frozen blackberry
2 fresh kiwi
1/2 cup frozen mango
just add water (as thick or thin as you prefer) blend and enjoy.

homemade "healthy" ice cream:
4 frozen bananas broken into chunks before freezing
2 TB spoons almond butter
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
blend banana's and almond butter until smooth and creamy. add strawberries and vanilla and blend. put in container and freeze for 30 min for a soft texture or 1-2 hrs for a firmer texture.
* this recipe is also from "how not to die cookbook".