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Power Smoothie Recipe
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim
Updated on March 22, 2009
One of nature's most nutritious foods are raw, organic eggs. Eggs are rich in healthy protein, healthy fatty acids, lutein (a phytonutrient that's needed to support optimal vision), and a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B-12 and selenium.
It's best to use eggs that are produced by birds that are free to roam around on a farm - these eggs are typically more nutrient-dense than factory farmed eggs, and are far less likely to be contaminated by pathogens.
If you're worried about eating eggs raw, please keep in mind that raw, organic eggs have been eaten for thousands of years by people of many different cultures throughout Europe and Asia. Russians and Koreans are particularly fond of them.
Enjoy the many health benefits of eating raw, organic eggs with the following recipe for a power smoothie - you're not likely to taste the eggs in this delicious and nutritious smoothie.
2 organic eggs
1 ripe banana (frozen chunks if you like smoothies extra creamy)
2 tablespoons of frozen blueberries
1/3 cup of water or almond milk, or however much you need to get all ingredients to blend together
Blend all ingredients for 20 seconds, or until you have a nice smoothie. That's it. Enjoy. :)
Please note: If you are concerned about becoming deficient in biotin due to the presence of avidin in raw egg whites, have your egg yolks raw and cook your egg whites. While avidin can bind onto biotin and prevent its absorption into your bloodstream, you will still be getting biotin whenever you eat foods that contain it and don't eat raw egg whites at the same time.
Generally, it's best not to eat raw eggs every day; I have found that having one or two raw eggs two or three times a week is plenty for the average person. I don't generally recommend having raw eggs every day, as this does increase one's risk of developing a biotin deficiency.
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