Wednesday, 08 February 2012 19:10

My Favorite Juicing Recipes

favorite-juice-recipesPretty sure I wanted to do this post for the sheer purpose of posting the beatuiful picture of my juices! Well that, and the fact that this past week, I've had some friends with juicers reach out to me in hopes of getting some new juicing recipes. While I hope to do more informative posts on juicing down the road,  here are some of my favorite recipes! The first one is my favorite juice and the staple of my juice cleanse.

Enjoy friends! I'd love to hear some of your favorite recipes too!

Lean And Green Juice

1 green apple
5 stalks celery
5 stalks of kale
2 handfuls spinach
2 cucumbers
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 inch knob of ginger

Just Beet It

1 apple
4 large carrots
1 beet
2 cups grapefruit
1 inch ginger

Revitalizing Red Juice

3 large carrots
1 red apple
1 beet

Watermelon Lime Mojito

1 small watermelon
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Handful of mint
1 small cucumber

Carrot Romaine

6 large carrots
1 head of romaine

Green Paradise (perfect for those new to juicing!)

1 pear
1 green Apple
1 cup cubed pineapple
1 cucumber
3 stalks kale

Pear Necessities

3-4 ounces green chard leaves
1 large pear
1 orange, peeled
1 inch knob of ginger
Juice of 1 lime

The Italian Scallion (I made the name up. Do you love it?)

1 cup scallions
2 kiwis
2 apple
4 stalks celery
small handful basil

Sweet and Sour Green Juice

1 small honeydew cubed
4 stalks celery
handful parsley
juice of 1 lime

Sinus Clearing Juice

1 large orange
1/2 lemon
1 apple
1 inch piece of ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper

If you're still hungry...I mean thristy for more, go to my friend Jenny's Healthy Crush Blog! She's a juicing wizard and inspires me daily!

Published in Juices & Nut Milks
Saturday, 26 November 2011 19:54

Super Easy Green Smoothies

green-smoothiesYesterday, while cleaning up my office, I found my old food journal with my “allowed” foods and caloric intake scribbled in the back. I’m still amazed I was able to sustain myself on 500 calories of fat-free cheese, vegetable broth, rice cakes and diet pepsi. I’m so grateful for my body and it’s resilience through my unhealthy obsessions with food and weight.

After my whirlwind weekend in NYC, I have a new obsession! Green smoothies!! Jenny Sansouci, my long lost soul sister and founder of Healthy Crush, concocted some of the most amazing green breakfast smoothies while I was staying with her. I swear she needs her own TV show on Food Network. She makes it look so easy!

OK, so they are super easy to make and they’re super healthy too. Green smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get your vegetables and dark, leafy greens without tasting them. You’ll be increasing your energy, upping your fiber intake, have clearer skin, reduce cravings and enhance your immune system right in time for cold and flu season. Also keep in mind that fruits and vegetables are alkaline foods that help maintain a proper alkaline balance in the body. The American diet is extremely acidic, so a green smoothie a day helps to balance your body’s PH levels. Basically, green smoothies are cancer and other disease’s worst nightmare.

If you’re just starting out making green smoothies, I recommend starting with just fruits and veggies. You can work your way up to Jenny’s smoothie. Here are some yummy and simple green smoothie combinations to start out with:

* 1 banana, 2 cups spinach, 1 kiwi fruit and 1 cup coconut water or almond milk and ice cube

* 1/2 apple, i cucumber, 2 handfuls spinach, ice cubes and 1/2 juiced lemon

* 2 handfuls Kale, 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1 cup almond milk

* 2 pears, 2 handfuls of Kale, mint leaves, ice cubes and water

Now get ready to meet the newest member of my cherished morning ritual. Drum roll please!

Best Green Smoothie On The Planet

1 cup frozen peaches

2 large handfuls Kale

1 tablespoon almond butter

2 cups coconut water

1 tablespoon raw maca

2 tablespoon raw cacao

1/2 tablespoon flax oil

Blend and enjoy! Feel free to create your own concoctions too! That’s what makes it fun. Add nut butters, flax seeds and keep experimenting. You’ll feel empowered knowing you can take true ownership of your health.
Published in Shakes & Smoothies