The James Swanwick Show

Is there a hidden danger lurking in your delicious, beloved green smoothie? Today I’m showing you how I make my morning no fruit green smoothie, with lots of leafy greens, good fats, and natural anti-inflammatories.  But I’m not just adding the spinach/kale straight to the blender…I’m lightly browning them on the stove to destroy most of the oxalic acid first. Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in plants and animals and is also consumed in a variety of different foods such as leafy greens and seeds. Concentrations of oxalic acid are pretty low in most plants, but there's enough in spinach, dark leafy greens and beet greens to interfere with the absorption of calcium and minerals these plants also contain. But don’t avoid these super foods just because of that. They have a lot to offer nutritionally, such as folic acid, potassium, magnesium, vitamin k, vitamin c, and many others. Enjoy the show! Let me know what you think on instagram and twitter @jamessawnwick and 


Direct download: No-Fruit_Green_Smoothie_Recipe.mp4
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