Friday, December 28, 2012

My favorite smoothies, fresh juices and the tools to boot!


For the smoothies, I use my Super 5200 Vitamix. This blender is one of the best investments my family has made. 

'Metabolism boosting' smoothie:
Plain coconut water (or filtered water)
1 mango cut into chunks
1 pear cut into chunks 
The juice of one lime
pinch of cayenne pepper

'Add some green' smoothie:
plain coconut water 
1/2 mango
2 bunches of kale 
1 small pear 
the juice of 1/2 lime 
a sprinkle of cayenne pepper
and a handful of ice cubes

'Sweetened green' smoothie: 
plain coconut water
2 leaves of kale
frozen bananas 
a scoop of vanilla Juice Plus+ Complete (like this)

'Super strength' smoothie:
Coconut milk 
1 scoop of chocolate Juice Plus+ Complete (like this)
milk thistle (helps detox the liver) (like this)


For juicing, I use my Breville juicer. I love it! Easy to juice, disassemble, and clean. 

'Clear skin' juice. 
romaine lettuce
kale or spinach
1-2 apples or pears
1 lemon
1 sweet potato
1 beet
1 carrot
(You can replace the sweet potato with a papaya (if on hand, or in season).)

Ingredients for Clear Skin Juice

Clear Skin Juice

'Tropical Sunshine' juice:
2 large carrots
2 pineapple cores
2 medium oranges (skin removed)
2 pears
1 apple

You can make this into a celebration 'soda' by adding the juice to sparkling water. 

'Antioxidant boost' juice:
1 large carrot
1 granny smith apple 
1 white nectarine
the inner core (fibrous part) of a pineapple
3 leaves of kale
1/2 lemon
(The lemon helps to clean out the juicer and push out any remaining juice from the kale plus it's great for digestion and an added detox!) 

Antioxidant Boost Juice

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  1. Love it thanks for sharing as many (meaning me) are starting some new health journey's.

  2. I hope these recipes will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing. To your good health! =)