Today, I watched a great segment on the TV/local news, hosted by best-selling author and nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, owner, Glow Bio, a beauty-detox site/blog/company. Looks great, and I will add Kimberly to my list of great resources for better health, nutrition and life.
Good Day LA TV show video clip: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/24507842/kimberly-snyder-smoothies-wraps-to-make-you-glow
Kimberly’s specialty is detox/cleanses, energy boost, proper food-combining (food pairing & synergy).
Kimberly demonstrated how to make a great energy boost smoothie using bee pollen. (ingredient amounts are approximate, based on what I could determine from watching TV, no recipes available…yet.)
- 1 cup Coconut water
- 1 peach, sliced (i used a mango, because peaches weren’t available)
- 1 cup cut up bananas
- 1/3 cup raw coconut nectar
- 1/4 cup bee pollen (or less for a single smoothie)
Coconut water is used as a base, and for hydrating.
Bananas and peaches are used for added Vitamin C, potassium and anti-oxidants.
Bee pollen (found in health food stores; $12/bottle at Wholefoods). Contains most of the B vitamins, amino acids, protein. Used for centuries in China for hormonal balance, digestion, energy, and to suppress cravings.
Caution! If you haven’t tried bee pollen before, test a little on your tongue first to make sure you are not allergic to bee pollen. The sales person at Wholefoods recommended I test first, as they have seen some allergic reactions in the past.
Raw coconut nectar is used for added sweetening. It’s full of amino acids and B vitamins. Doesn’t taste like coconut. (btw, Kimberly says “Don’t use Agave for sweetener.”) I didn’t have raw coconut nectar, so I used a little honey for now. I went shopping for raw coconut nectar and couldn’t find it…must keep looking.
Mix in blender (not extractor-juicer) for best results. Add some crushed ice to chill.
I liked it, and got a little B vitamin rush and energy boost, which was great prior to my workout. Enjoy!
Fun facts about Kimberly Snyder (obtained from Fox TV website):
Kimberly Snyder is also the go-to nutritionist for many of the entertainment industries top celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Fergie, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Duff, Rooney Mara, Dita Von Teese, Channing Tatum, Josh Duhamel and Ben Stiller.
Snyder is also a reoccurring nutritional and beauty expert on The Today Show, Dr. Oz Show and has been featured on Good Morning America, EXTRA, Access Hollywood, , E! Entertainment, Fox and Friends and The Ricki Lake Show. She has also been profiled in The New York Times as well as top national magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Allure, Prevention, Shape, Health, Whole Living, Fitness, USA TODAY, Lucky, Elle, Esquire, Marie Claire, Redbook, People, Us Weekly and Parade Magazine among many others.
Snyder is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals and is the founder of Glow Bio, an organic smoothie & juice shop in Los Angeles located at 7473 Melrose Ave. (Cross Gardner) Los Angeles, CA 90046. (323) 782-3939.
Kimberly on Twitter: @kimsbeautydetox
Kimberly’s Facebook page: facebook.com/KimberlySnyderCN