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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Let Your Food Be Your Pharmacy

Flu season has officially kicked off! The colds, fevers, runny noses, sore throats, headaches, and congestion are in full swing.  We all know the signs, and who has time to be sick these days?! The good news is, with a few immunity-boosting juice recipes we can fight that winter misery. Don't let the cold catch you!

Immune Enhancer
2 Gala Apples 
5 Carrots 
1 Inch of Ginger 
1 Lemon
(a pinch of cayenne for the daring) 
Wash and properly prep. Place in juicer. Juice!

Big Green Cold Fighting Machine 
1 cup of Spinach 
1 cup of Kale
6 Brussels Sprouts 
1 Jalapeno 
2 Garlic Cloves 
1 Lime 
2 Cucumbers 
Wash and properly prep. Place in juicer. Juice!
Orange Sparkler 
1/2 Pineapple 
2 Oranges
1 Lemon 
2oz of Sparkling Water
Wash and properly prep, Place in juicer, Juice, add sparkling water! 

Angry Apple Fizz 
1 inch of Ginger 
1 Pear 
2 Apples 
2oz of Sparkling Water 
Wash and properly prep, Place in juicer, Juice, add sparkling water!

Warm Ginger Tea 
(good for the stomach flu)
2 inches of Ginger 
2 Lemons 
4 cups of boiling water 
 Juice ingredients and then add boiling water

Grab a juice rather than over the counter medicine
If you already have a cold these recipe are also good for easing symptoms.  I highly encourage you to fight flu season the natural way! When you give the body what it needs (fruits and vegetables) you are giving your body the proper fuel to function.  Rather than going to the store and purchasing over-priced, chemically-filled medicine, grab a juice and super-charge your immune system! 
Please keep in mind that these JUICE recipes are designed to juiced in a juicer. If you try and blend these, you will most likely have an overflowing blender! If you prefer smoothies over juice, you are in luck! Stay tuned later this week for flu fighting smoothie recipes.

If you are interested in doing a juice cleanse click here. 
For more juice recipes click here. 

Stay tuned for Flu Fighting Smoothie Recipes!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Juicy Truth on Going Green

Why you should be starting each morning off with a green juice or smoothie! 
If you are anything like me, weight loss and maintaining weight is extremely hard.  Trust me when I say, I've been on just about every "diet" out there.  In the past I've tried protein, supplements, fat burners, low carb, everything you can imagine! Although I had temporary success... whenever I deviated from the plan in the slightest way, I ended up gaining everything back and then some,  which left me feeling completed defeated.  That is until I started drinking greens regularly! 

If you are reading this thinking, "that's me" I have good news... You don't have to live that way anymore.  Just by making a few small changes you can achieve your dream weight and improve your overall health.  All you need to do is Go Green.  

Start off taking baby steps.  I want to challenge you to start swapping your breakfast out with 1 green juice or smoothie.  Think of each night as a mini fast and upon wakening you have the chance to cleanse, detox, and reboot your system with a delicious green drink.  

Green juices and smoothies are very easy on the digestive system... think of this as giving your digestive system a little break.  This allows your digestive system to start breaking down old foods that may be stored in the body, in lieu of breaking down a heavy breakfast.  This is one reason why drinking greens in the morning is fat flushing... cool, I know! The most powerful and health boosting thing you can do for your body is let fresh juiced/blended up greens be the first thing that enters your system.  I cannot emphasize how important it is to start each day off with a green drink! Green juice cleans out your system and your blood, which actually boots your energy and sets you up to be awake and alert the rest of the day.  

Juicy benefits of starting each day with a Green Juice or Smoothie: 

Weight Loss 
Boots Immune System 
Increased Energy
Cleanses your blood stream
Increased Nutrient Intake 
Bigger Variety of Vegetables are Consumed 
Glowing Skin 
Hair Growth 
Hair Shine 
Reverse Dark Circles 
Reverse Aging 
Disease Prevention 

So, for one month ditch the eggs and coffee and just try this out.  What do you have to lose?  There will come a point where at night, all you will think about is having your green drink in the morning! After you start making green drinks part of your morning routine, I guarantee you'll never want to go back! 

For green juice recipes click here
For green smoothie recipes click here. 

Update:  For those of you who have been reading my blog, you know that I lost over 30 lbs a year ago when I started making these exact small changes.  I am happy and proud to say that for the first time in my life I have been able to keep the weight off!  Sure, there were a few times I went out of town, overindulged, and gain a few pounds but I was able to lose it right away.  I still fit into the "skinny jeans" I bought last december when all the weight came off (woo hoo!) and I have never felt healthier in my entire life! 

Curent before & after.

If you have any question please feel free to message, comment, or tweet me! 

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