Healthy Hair Growth Smoothie, Part 2

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By Fran of HeyFranHey.com

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Our last healthy Green Smoothie received loads of positive feedback and results, so I want to make sure to post different combinations every few weeks. I know some of you have allergies and very picky taste preferences; we’ll try to cover all bases. I read the comments and noticed the taste of almond milk wasn’t too popular. Today we’ll use coconut milk as the base, instead. I think it’s fair to assume most of us love all things coconut! You can either buy the canned – store bought kind or you can try to make some of your own. I found this how-to video to be super clear and simple:

Coconut milk is excellent for strengthening your immune system since it’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. It’s also full of dietary fiber, promoting a healthy digestive system. When your body is replenished with essential vitamins and minerals, and your digestive system is clear, your hair and skin will begin to thrive by default! Not to mention the natural weight loss that will occur from the servings of fiber! Combine that with your daily intake of water (at least half your weight in ounces) and you’ll be full of energy and glowing in no time. Here’s one of my favorite Coconut Milk Green Smoothies:

1 cup of Coconut Milk
1 organic banana
1 bunch of spinach
2 leaves of kale
1 tablespoon of flax oil (Omega 3 fatty acids – clear skin/scalp circulation)
1 tablespoon of wheat germ (Protein, Fiber, Minerals – energy/natural weight-loss)
½ cup of ice

My new favorite thing to do with my smoothies is to sprinkle a handful of pomegranate seeds on top once the mixture is poured into the glass. Not only does it add a cool crunch factor to the creamy texture, but it’s also loaded with additional health benefits. Pomegranate seeds are full of essential vitamins and minerals that help keep your intestinal tract clear. They also carry tons of fiber, helping you feel fuller, longer. And not to mention the protein, which fuels you with energy, helps you maintain healthy tissue and improves your blood circulation.

It’s a mixture that tastes amazing without sacrificing any of the health benefits we’re looking for. All resulting in awesome natural beauty perks! Enjoy!

Fran is the author of HeyFranHey.com. Follow her on Twitter @heyfranhey.

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Fran

I'm a natural hair, nutrition and fitness blogger from New York City. Battling a kidney related illness that doctors couldn't seem to fix, I became obsessed with alternative medicine. After months of researching and finally curing myself, it became quite evident that healthy resources in our urban communities were lacking. I began my health & wellness tumblr in Dec of 2010 as somewhat of a journal, hoping to shed some light on my journey to health as well as our disconnection with healthy living. It's been my goal to create a safe haven where our wellness concerns could be shared and hopefully cured, as naturally as possible.

 

22 thoughts on “Healthy Hair Growth Smoothie, Part 2

  1. i’m gonna try this. sounds delish. i usually add a dash of slim fast powder, will that be ok? can you have this as a replacement meal?

    • You can def have this as a meal replacement! Of course you can add a dash of slim fast powder if you want but you really don’t need it. Your body will receive tons of awesome nutrients from this alone.

      • I’ve made two today! I feel so ENERGISED! I cant wait to vary it and add different fruits…mmm!!! thanks fran :)

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  2. I’m gonna have to try this one, without the banana. I just cant swallow pureed banana. I was looking at the other recipe and the comments that followed. Would substituting mango or papaya work as well? Or, I could blend everything and eat the banana on the side. Just cant do banana puree.

  3. The heavy hitters in this recipe are the green leafy vegetablea, the flaxseed (make sure it has evening primrose to balance the omegas) and the wheat germ. You can use all the different fruits you want and can switch it up as often as you like. My sister and I did something like this a couple of years ago when we learned how to get all of our nutrients from food opposed to taking vitamins (that you body has a problem assimulating and generally flushes out the majority of “nutrients” in your urine) and the results were amazing. My hair grew incredibly fast. Make sure you drink plenty of water, exercise (just move!!!), get your sun like the flower you are, and sleep. It really that simply. My body thank me for it in everyway! Nice toned body, clearer thinking, flawless skin, shiney strong nails, gleaming white eyes, easy digestion. It kind of gives you a euphoric feel (a natural “high” if you will). One of the best treats you can give yourself. If this is nasty to you, just change up the fruit combination and switch it up so you do not get tired of it. Hope this information was useful!

  4. I have extreme allergies to all nut, bananas, and all melons. Almond Milk and Coconut Milk I cannot drink. What other options do you have?

  5. first, I want to say thank you for the smoothie recipes, I really enjoyed the first one and started doing it a few times a week…that being said…since this part 2 you have mentioned you will do this every few weeks…can the next one NOT include banana or a banana substitute.. as i stated I realllllllly enjoyed the first one and tried to play with other substitute for the banana but im not sure i was getting the same nutritional value of the banana.

    btw i am more than open if someone else has a suggestion for me to substitute banana but has similar nutritional value..

    in case its not clear at this point (sarcasm lol) i absolutely ABHOR the taste of bananas and simply couldnt take it anymore. i finally gave up on the smoothie after a few weeks because even though i enjoyed the greens i couldnt take the banana taste nor my attempt at subsitutes.. anyway

    i want to end with i greatly appreciate these recipes once again… keep them coming :)

  6. ok nevermind!!I read the article only and didnt look in the comments before i wrote…I see someone else doesnt like banana either …i will try those suggestions!!

  7. Thanks!! I added kiwi and pineapple to mine-fantastic.

    I know what I’ll be doing all summer :)
    Also, I want to try a green smoothie with mint, cucumbers, kale and some ice. That could be interesting…I’ll try to make the boyfriend try it first aha.

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  8. You stated that we should drink half our weight in water (in ounces). I am a bit confused. I weigh about 2,400 ounces. Do I really need to drink 1,200 ounces of water? That would be 150-8oz glasses or 100-12 oz glasses. I think that much water would kill you.

    • I think she means to take your weight and half it. Like I weigh 200lbs, so I half it to 100 and drink 100 oz. I want to say that this is close to the standard 8 glasses a day.

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