Green Juice Smoothies

I’m an advocate of putting organic produce into our bodies.

I include juicies (fresh juice and smoothies) into my diet everyday to make sure I’m getting an abundance of variety when it comes to fruits and veggies. I like combining the juice with the smoothie because it’s not as thick as a smoothie, and I’m getting all the wonderful nutrients and fiber from the leafy greens.

Some of my Favorite Variations:

The Spicy Life

Juicer- 2 cucumbers, whole stalk of celery, pineapple, lime

High speed blender ( I have a Vitamix) 3 cups spinach, cilantro, a slice of jalapeno ( for a big spicy kick leave seeds in) add 12oz of water blend.

Combine juice and smoothie together then pour into glass BPA free containers, they will keep for 3 days in the fridge.

Sweet As Pie

Juicer- 3 apples, 3 cucumbers, 2 carrots

Blender- 3 cups romaine lettuce, small piece of ginger, add 12oz of water blend

Combine juice and smoothie.

Toxin Free

Juicer- 4 oranges, 3 cucumbers, 1 grapefruit, 1 lemon

Blender- slice of ginger, slice of turmeric, 3 cups kale, cinnamon, add 12oz water blend

Combine juice and smoothie



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Benefits of cutting down on processed foods and sugar

Surprising Benefits of Cutting Down on Processed Foods and Sugar

Sugar is relatively harmless when in its natural state. It’s a necessary carbohydrate that our body needs to function properly. This natural Sugar is found from vegetables, fruits and daily products in form lactose and fructose. The Problem comes when sugar is added to food to add flavor, color and texture. This is the most common way added sugar find its way to our plates and on our diets. Sometimes, it’s even more common than you may realize.

Eating processed food full of any kind of sugar only adds empty calories to your body and has many health effects, the most common one being weight gain. Added sugar messes with your metabolism, while increasing  the insulin level up which will cause calories to turn into fat that leads to belly fat. Avoiding sugar does the opposite, you lose weight, lower insulin levels, while stabilizing your metabolism. Below are more reasons why you should cut back on sugar and the fake stuff!

  • Lower blood pressure: one of the main consequences of sugar intake is raising your BP. High blood pressure increases the work of the arteries and the heart and can cause damage to the whole circulatory system.
  • Decreases heart attack: people with higher sugar intake can increase the risk of heart attack compared to those who abstain from sugar. Study shows that sugar-sweetened beverages are the main cause of coronary heart disease.
  • Lower the risk of diabetes: drinking 2 or more sugar drinks per day increases your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar may lead to pre-diabetes and eventually actual diabetes.
  • Reduce the risk of certain cancers: though the studies have not concluded this to be true, but some of them have suggested that excessive sugar dietary is connected with certain types of cancer.
  • Can prevent fatty liver disease: never heard of this disease? You are not alone, but it’s actually a common disease in America. That spike in insulin level caused by sugar can drive fat into liver cells. This causes scarring and inflammation to the liver cells.

Why cut on processed food

It is estimated that about 90% of processed food contain sugar, empty calories or way too much salt. They are an illusion often appearing to be healthy, but causes the same harm as sugar intake. Cutting out processed food will guarantee you a variety of personal health benefits.


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