Chia Monkey

There are many variations of this easy, nutritious smoothie, but I like this particular one because it has ingredients to get rid of gross bugs that shouldn’t be in your body and adds many vitamins and minerals, fats and proteins that should be in your body for optimal vitality.

12 oz. almond milk
1 banana
Bunch of kale
2 Tblsp. avocado
1.5 Tblsp. cacao powder
1 Tblsp. chia
2 Tblsp. hemp seeds
1 Tblsp. diatomaceous earth
2 dates optional or stevia to taste ice.

The mystery ingredient that you may not have heard about is diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous earth helps remove chemicals, mercury, chemicals, allergies, GMOs and parasites. It’s a naturally occurring rock made from fossilized hard shelled algae. Diatomaceous earth that is food-grade is chemical-free and non-toxic.
Diatomaceous earth is a fantastic supplement because it not only helps move things out of your intestines, it is also fantastic for healthier skin, hair, bones and joints.
It contains silica which helps production of collagen in the skin. And this helps our hair and nails as well.
You can start small by adding a teaspoon to a glass of 12 oz. glass of water on an empty stomach. Mix vigorously, but it will still have a chalky, gritty feel to it. Or you can also mix with juice, cereal, or the flavorful smoothie I gave you a recipe for above.
You can get diatomaceous earth at Organic Select on Calle Francia or most places that have nutrition and supplements.
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