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Raspberry lavender smoothie for smoothie Tuesday and supporting your kidney yang

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Today’s smoothie is raspberry lavender smoothie. Raspberries are one of the few fruits that help tonify the kidney yang (chinese medicine). This is especially important for people eating a raw food diet especially diets high in fruits because it can put can put your body out of balance and cause many symptoms including: feeling cold all the time, swollen face, swollen extremities, memory loss, hair loss, hearing problems, decreased sexual drive, brittle bones, teeth problems, sore back and knees, frequent pale urination, incontinence, high blood pressure, low sperm count, infertility, hypothyroidism, asthma, impotence, difficult bowel movements. Other foods that help tonify the kidney yang are black foods such as black beans, black sesame seeds, spirulina, shellfish, walnuts, cinnamon and ginger. Go to this page for more information regarding kidney yang http://www.examiner.com/article/foods-that-tonfiy-kidney-yang-when-the-body-is-too-yin

Raspberry lavender smoothie

1 1/2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup chopped mango
2 stalks celery
1 tablespoon avocado
1 tablespoon hemp protein
1/2 tablespoon dried lavender
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon flax oil
pinch cinnamon
pinch turmeric

optional:fresh ginger

*Topped with raspberries, lavender, turmeric, and raisins.

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One thought on “Raspberry lavender smoothie for smoothie Tuesday and supporting your kidney yang

  1. Why haven’t I ever tried lavender in a smoothie? That just sounds so dreamy, like from a fairy tale. I must put dried lavender on the shopping list and try this soon! The Vitamix is the one appliance I still have access to in the midst of our move!

    Thank you!!

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