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A Smoothie For Your Eye Health!

The Bright Eyes Smoothie

The next few blog posts will revolve around nutrition and eyesight.  Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been shown over and over to be vital to eye health.  Patients with nutritional deficits and malnutrition have been shown to lose vision and improve with B12 shots.  Patients lacking Vitamin A can vision complications. Omega 3 fatty acids appear to be important when combatting Dry eye.  Some evidence suggests Lutein and Zeaxanthin are linked to macular health.

A smoothie is an excellent and efficient way to incorporate these nutrients into your diet. Parents can involve their children, showing them the importance of eating right for lifelong health.  My assistants were able to help me come up with a recipe that has Omega 3 fatty acids, Lutein and lots of other nutrients.

We found using the Nutribullet prime blender tends to work best for this recipe.  In the Nutribullet container add 1 cup of frozen fruit, 2 cups of almond milk and 1 banana:

Blend!

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After the items are blended, add chia seeds (Omega 3) and Spinach (to get a good dose of Lutein we used mix of Kale, Spinach and other greens).

Soaking the chia seeds in water helps to soften them. Now add the softened chia seeds, some water for consistency and some ice:

Blend it up again!

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Finally, Enjoy!

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Here’s the recipe:

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Thanks for reading.  That’s all for now!  Look for our next post in mid June!