This cherry slushie is easily my favorite thing right now! Cold, refreshing, full of antioxidants. Plus cherries are a great anti-inflammatory and help with muscle soreness from workouts. The secret- the black cherry Mio. Gives it that extra sweet and tartness. Way better than that sticky, over sugared gas station kind. Add extra ice to get that perfect slush.
Category: Smoothies & Juices
Reset Green Juice
After a long holiday weekend of eating, drinking and being merry, this green juice is perfect to help get you back on track. Put all the ingredients into a blender, add water, blend. Then strain through a nut bag to remove pulp. If you have a juicer, then add all the ingredients to your juicer.
Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
Full of fall deliciousness. This healthy smoothie has all the flavors of apple pie but no added sugar, full of protein, metabolism boosting cinnamon and heart healthy oats. Plus fiber to keep you full longer. Great as a pre or post workout smoothie.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
My favorite Fall smoothie right!
Pumpkin is high in vitamins A,C & E.
Nutrient dense, low in calories, high in fiber.
Plus the cinnamon in the pumpkin spice mix help with metabolism and balancing blood sugar. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, so lots of health benefits in this yummy smoothie.
I tried Celery Juice…and I liked it!
So I have been hearing all this hype about Celery juice and how amazing it is. It can reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, detox your kidneys, help with skin conditions like acne and eczema, the list goes on and on. Earlier this week I was having some stomach issues and thought I would give it a try. I drove to my local favorite juice shop and picked up a bottle. After 30 min, my stomach did feel better. At 6 dollars a bottle I decided to find a cheaper way to keep drinking it and really see how it worked. I picked up some organic celery for $1.99, some fresh mint and headed home to make a batch. I added some water to my blender, chopped up the celery and some of the mint, squeezed in some fresh lemon juice to copy the juice I had earlier. I also grated some fresh ginger in since its an anti-inflammatory I figured it could hurt. Blended it all up and poured it through a strainer pressing the pulp with the back of a spoon. It turned out good but was time consuming. So I ordered nut bags on Amazon. Today after blending I placed one of the bags inside a juice pitcher poured the juice into the bag. Then squeezed all the juice from the pulp. The pulp left behind in the bag was pretty dry and I was able to get quite a bit of juice. The last 2 days I have started my day with celery juice instead of lemon water, I don’t know if I am noticing a huge difference but I am going to stick with it and report back. I did also take some to the gym as a post workout recovery drink. With high water content of celery plus the fact that is has sodium and potassium electrolytes it makes sense that it would be a great way to rehydrate after a workout. You also get some Vitamin A,B,C and K, all seems like positives to me.
So my verdict, I think it tastes good, I am getting some extra water and vitamins and I am willing to stick with it and see if I notice any more changes. Plus, now I have the pulp to start playing with some recipes.
If you have tried celery juice, tell me what you think.
Happy Fat Tuesday! Today’s post is inspired by the fabulous people that take my fitness classes and the beautiful 78 degree, sunny weather I am getting to enjoy in AZ. I woke up to a text from a friend looking for smoothie recipes. I shared some recipes I have posted here and my basic favorite ingredients I keep on hand. Once I arrived to teach my classes, I had several people tell me it was Fat Tuesday. I did not think to include any special music in my classes to celebrate, but we drummed and danced our hearts out, so good way to start the day none the less. I came home looking for a way to mark the day and celebrate in some small way. I already had chili in the crockpot so (thank you meal prep Sunday) making a Cajun inspired dinner was not going to happen. Then it hit me, why not make a smoothie. I went through my fridge and realized a fruity, hurricane inspired smoothie to enjoy outside while I write this post was the ticket! Wanting to keep the carbs and sugar low, I used one of my favorite hacks, tea in place of juice for the liquid. I have to say, I love how refreshing and light it turned out. This will be making many comebacks by the pool.
Pomegranate White Tea (or passion fruit tea)
Fresh squeezed juice from 2 oranges
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 container Key Lime flavored coconut yogurt
1/2 lime juiced
Place all ingredients in blender and mix well. Add ice if needed.
To make this taste like a more authentic Hurricane you can add rum extract or just add some rum. Relax and Enjoy