July 13, 2015

With summer in full swing, everyone likes a little ice cream to cool off! If you're trying to slim down or if you are following a non dairy diet, there is an "ice cream" you can still enjoy, guilt free. See my recipe below!

 

 

Ingredients: 

• 2 – 8 Ripe bananas (depending on number of servings), peeled, cut into chunks and frozen overnight (6-8 hours)

 

Directions: 

Remove bananas from the freezer and thaw 5-10 minutes. Put bananas in a food processor or blender and puree until you achieve a thick, soft-serve ice-cream consistency.

 

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June 27, 2015

Looking for a refreshing post summer workout energy booster? Try this cooling watermelon beverage! Watermelon contains lots of water, and it is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients, including cancer preventing lycopene. In fact, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other fruit or vegetable. *

 

Ingredients: 

¼ watermelon, peeled and diced (or a 12-ounce-sized container) 

1 cucumber, peeled and cut up 

¼ cup mint leaves 

½ cup of ice

 

Directions: 

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until “slushy”...

April 14, 2015

Let’s talk organic! You can reduce the amount of toxins you eat by buying organic fruits and veggies whenever possible to avoid consuming pesticides. Buying organic may cost more, but it is an excellent investment in your health. Still, organic is more important for some fruits and vegetables over others. Take the lists below with you when you grocery shop!

 

The Dirty Dozen

Food guru Dr. Andrew Weil, among other leading health experts, recommends that we buy organic for the following dozen fruits and veggies:

 

1. Apples

2. Strawberries

3....

April 8, 2015

As a follow up to yesterday, I thought I would attempt to address this question: What’s the difference between juicing and making a smoothie?

 

Juicing:

 

Advantages: Juicing packs an incredible nutritional punch! It extracts all of the water and nutrients from vegetables, leaving behind the fiber. This means your body is better able to absorb the nutrients without having to digest the dense bulk of the plant. Plus, you can fit a large quantity of vegetables into a single glass of juice. The quick absorption gives you increased energy and...

April 7, 2015

 

One of the best benefits of juicing is the nutritional power packed into just one glass! Most people simply don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables to reap the disease-fighting benefits. While you wouldn’t normally sit down to a plate of 10 vegetables/fruits, you can make a smoothie or juice with the equivalent amount and drink to your health!

 

It’s important to know your juice and smoothie ingredients and which are best for you:

 

Not Good: Supermarket juices/smoothies often contain lots of added sugar, artificial ingredients and preser...

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