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Page 20 of 31 | # 48| Page 21 MIDNIGHT SUN SMOOTHIE, FEATURING DAILY C-PROTECT Transport yourself to the tropics with one sip of this Midnight Sun Smoothie. Dark as it may be, the flavor is 100% tropical sunshine. What makes it so special you ask? It has a ka-POW of Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder™, which provides your body with the nourishment it needs to support your natural immune defenses.* Addi onally, astragalus and schisandra berry work together to also fuel your overall immune system and support the body's healthy response to stress.* Enjoy! Gather: 1 large handful of baby kale 1/2 c blueberries 1/2 c frozen pineapple 1/2 c coconut milk Sprinkle of shredded all-natural coconut Squeeze of lime 1 scoop Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder™ Make it: Blend all ingredients on high un l smooth. Pour into your favorite glass, pop in a straw, and let yourself be transported to a sunshine state. Looking for some smoothie recipes for yourself? Visit our blog to find yummy smoothie, appe zer and dessert recipes! Want to learn more about the MegaFood way? Learn about Nutri on with Ambi on and how we're obsessed with quality. smooth. Strain well and drink immediately. Tips: Drink 475 mL (16 oz) first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If you find the taste of straight celery juice too strong, you can adjust the flavor. As you get used to it, keep increasing the ratio of celery; the greatest benefits come when celery juice is consumed on its own. Traditional chai tea – not the boxed, pre-made variety – is made from a blend of super-herbs known for their anti-inflammatory benefits (think cinnamon, clove, and cardamom). Mix these wonderful herbs with turmeric and you have a Golden Chai Latte that will not only keep you warm, but will help reduce inflammation within, while tasting super delicious! Golden Chai Latte [3] INGREDIENTS: 2 ½-cups cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk) 1-cup water 1-tablespoon ground turmeric ½-teaspoon cinnamon ¼-teaspoon nutmeg 1/8-teaspoon cardamom 2-teaspoons loose-leaf chai tea 1-tablespoon maple syrup DIRECTIONS: 1. Pour water and 2 cups of cashew milk (reserve the other ½-cup) in a medium-sized pot and warm over medium heat. 2. Place loose leaf chai in a tea strainer and add to the milk/water mixture. Add spices and bring to a light boil. Remove pot from heat before liquid fully boils. 3. Allow pot to cool for about 5 minutes, and then remove the tea strainer. Stir in maple syrup. 4. Pour golden chai tea into a glass and froth (or simply pour) ½-cup cashew milk atop. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. 5. Enjoy! Feeling like you need a bit more help to reduce inflammation? Sometimes knowing what to cook or making that first step in changing eating and lifestyle patterns can be difficult. Although making changes to food choices from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory is the optimal way to go, you can also get a little kick-start on this process by taking certain antioxidant supplements such as curcumin (from the spice turmeric), astaxanthin, and boswellia. References: [1] Ruiz-Canela M, Bes-Rastrollo M, Martínez-González MA. The role of dietary inflammatory index in cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and mortality. Int J Mol Sci, 2016;17(8):1265. Available from: 0067/17/8/1265/htm [2] William A. Celery juice. [Blog] Medical Medium Blog. Available from: http:// [Accessed 18th February 2019]. [3] Golden Chai Latte. [Blog] Homegrown Provisions. Available from: https:// [Accessed 18th February 2019]. TampaDentalCare.c m 1201 West Linebaugh Avenue Tampa, Florida 33612 813.933.5365 David F. Doering, D.D.S. • PLLC doeringfamilydental

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