Jane Day is co-author with Dr. John Day of "The Longevity Plan," documenting their journey to China's Longevity Village. "Preparing food for guests has always been a stressful thing - feeling inadequate and fearing that the dishes wouldn't turn out. Posting recipes has been an exercise in the ultimate confrontation of this fear. Gratefully, the joy in figuring out how to make favorite dishes with healthier ingredients now exceeds the fear and I take courage in the idea that maybe I can help someone else do the same."
Cherries, peaches and lime–a healthy and refreshing treat.
This smoothie is easy to make in the winter with frozen cherries and peaches.
Cherries are high in fiber, vitamin C and flavanoids. Anthocyanins give them their dark-red color. and can help protect our bodies against damage from environmental toxins and free radicals that can speed up the aging process and cause cell death and damage. Anthocyanins are shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties. Cherries may also help prevent diseases, control obesity, and help in treating diabetes.
Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants and which can help prevent cancer. Peaches are also an excellent source of Vitamin C which is shown to improve skin texture, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Limes contain specific flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. They also contain Vitamin C, which, among its other benefits, helps boost the immune system.
My 12 year old son reports that this is his favorite smoothie ever.
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