Spinach, Pear Mint Mojito

Written by Ingo Loge

September 29, 2013

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STEP 1: Put Ingredients In This Order In Your Container
and Make Sure Everything is Washed as Well!
 
  • 2 Cups  of Purified Water or 1 cup if Using Ice
  • 3  Big Handfuls of Spinach 
  • 5 -10 Mint Leaves (depending on your taste buds)
  • 3 Whole Bosc Pears including Stem (or other pear of your choosing)
  • 2 Cups of Organic, Gluten Free and Fat Free Ice 

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  • For 6300/500 owners set it to your smoothie timer setting. If you have a 5200, CIA, 7500/300 or Turbo Blend start on low then walk it up to 10 after 10 seconds. let it mix a bit as you tamp it down,  then turn it on high. make sure everything is liquified before adding the ICE below.
  • Put in the Ice at the End of the Cycle and blend for another 30 Seconds or so, there is allot of fiber in this drink so you may want it a bit smoother and adding the ice in at the end will make it a bit cooler  to drink, you don’t want a hot smoothie!
  • Options:

1. Add Some Kale to the Drink W/No Spines
2. Add a Small Thin Slice of Lime for the Mojito Taste
3. 1 Whole “Cut  Up” Organic Granny Smith Apple

4. It will store well in a large glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days, just shake it to remix it

 

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Some Factoids About Mint: Its health benefits include…
 
  • Soothing the digestive tract and if you are having stomach ache then it can be of great help
  • Drinking herbal mint tea or putting it  into a smoothie reduces irritated bowel syndromescleanses the stomach and also clear up skin disorders such as acne.
  • Mint acts as a cooling sensation to the skin and helps in dealing with skin irritations.
  • Mint helps in eliminating toxins from the body.
  • Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth and combat bad breath.
  • -Mint is a very good cleanser for the blood

Some Factoids About Pears: Its health benefits include...

Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples. This makes them effective in helping to lower cholesterol levels and in toning the intestines. In human digestion, pectin binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slows glucose absorption by trapping carbohydrates. Pectin is thus a soluble dietary fiber.
 
Consumption of pectin has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels. The mechanism appears to be an increase of viscosity in the intestinal tract, leading to a reduced absorption of cholesterol from bile or food.[3] In the large intestine and colon, microorganisms degrade pectin and liberate short-chain fatty acids that have positive influence on health (prebiotic effect).

 
Pears are often recommended as a hypo-allergenic fruit that is high in fiber but less likely to produce adverse reactions. Pear juice is safe to be introduced to infants as they are mild, yet healthful.
 
  • Blood pressure: Pears have anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogen glutathione which help prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
  • Cancer prevention: The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.
  • Cholesterol: The high content of pectin in pears make it very useful in helping to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Colon health: When not juicing, eat the pear whole for its precious fiber that are highly beneficial for your colon health.
  • Constipation: The pectin in pears is diuretic and have a mild laxative effect. Drinking pear juice regularly helps regulate bowel movements.
  • Energy: You can get quick and natural source of energy from pear juice, due largely to its high amounts of fructose and glucose.
  • Fever: The cooling effect in pear is excellent in relieving fever. Best way to bring a fever down quickly is by drinking a big glass of pear juice.
  • Immune booster: The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are critical in building up your immune system. Drink pear juice when you feel a cold coming.
  • Inflammation: Pear juice has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps relieve sufferers of much pain in various inflammatory conditions.
  • Osteoporosis: Pears contain high level of boron. Boron helps the body to retain calcium, thus prevents or retards osteoporosis.
  • Pregnancy: The high content of folate (folic acid) prevents neural tube defects in infants.
  • Shortness of breath: The summer heat may cause children to have shortness of breath with excessive phlegm. Drink pear juice during this period to help clear the phlegm.
  • Throat problem: The pears are in season during the summer for a reason. Drinking pear juice every morning and night helps to cool your body down during this time. It nourishes the throat and helps prevent throat problems.
  • Vocal chord: Boil two Chinese pear juice with some raw honey and drink warm. This is extremely healing for the throat and the vocal cord.
  • Fiber: Pears are an excellent source of natural dietary fiber. One pear will give you 24% of your recommended daily allowance of fiberFiber contains no calories, and is a necessary element of a healthy diet as it helps sustain blood sugar levels and promotes regularity.

Pectin is a type of soluble fiber that binds to fatty substances in the digestive tract and promotes their elimination. This seems to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber also helps regulate the body’s use of sugars. 
 
Some Factoids About Spinach: Its health benefits include…

There is so much to read so I thought a link would be best!
 
  • Loaded with Vitamins: like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals.
  • Good Source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: the kind most of us need in North America.
  • Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants: Researchers have identified more than a dozen different flavonoid compounds in spinach that function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. In a recent study on the relationship between risk of prostate cancer and vegetable intake (including such healthy vegetables as broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts) only spinach showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.
  • Alkalizes the Body: All those minerals helps to balance off the highly acid diet which most of us subject our bodies to and which drains our energy, increases obesity and a creates host of other health problems.
  • Nourishes the Eyes: The carotenoids found in spinach protect against eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Strengthens the Bones: One cup of fresh spinach (or 1/6 cup of cooked spinach) contains TWICE your daily vitamin K needs. This along with the calcium and magnesium in spinach is essential to maintain healthy bones.
  • Spinach is FRESH! Studies have shown that even the artificial light in the grocery store shining on those plastic tubs of spinach can actually help keep the leaves from spoiling. This indicates the spinach is still metabolically active and fresh

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The Spinach Pear Mint Mojito
Author: Ingo Loge, The Spinach Man
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • STEP 1: Put Ingredients In This Order In Your Container
  • and Make Sure Everything is Washed as Well!
  • 2 Cups of Purified Water or 1 cup if Using Ice
  • 3 Big Handfuls of Spinach
  • 5 -10 Mint Leaves (depending on your taste buds)
  • 3 Whole Bosc Pears including Stem (or other pear of your choosing)
  • 2 Cups of Organic, Gluten Free and Fat Free Ice
Instructions
  1. For 6300/500 owners set it to your smoothie timer setting. If you have a 5200, CIA, 7500/300 or Turbo Blend start on low then walk it up to 10 after 10 seconds. let it mix a bit as you tamp it down, then turn it on high. make sure everything is liquified before adding the ICE below.
  2. Put in the Ice at the End of the Cycle and blend for another 30 Seconds or so, there is allot of fiber in this drink so you may want it a bit smoother and adding the ice in at the end will make it a bit cooler to drink, you don’t want a hot smoothie!
Notes
Options:[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][br]1. Add Some Kale to the Drink W/No Spines[br]2. Add a Small Thin Slice of Lime for the Mojito Taste[br]3. 1 Whole “Cut Up” Organic Granny Smith Apple[br]4. It will store well in the fridge in a glass bottle for up to 3 days, just shake it to remix it

 

 

 

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