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Sweet Apple Smoothie for digestive health maintenance…

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The last smoothie I made (using greens) didn’t go well, but this one tastes great! For anyone looking to add more probioitics into their diet, natural yogurt can be helpful. The yogurt that most people buy from a grocery store is full of harmful ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavoring, etc. Kellogg’s yogurt contains BHT & High Fructose Corn Syrup, Chobani contains added flavors and concentrates, many of Dannon’s yogurts contain artificial flavors, potassium sorbate, & other harmful additives.

I personally cannot stand the flavor of natural yogurt – it’s too sour/bitter/blah for me…so I prefer to mix it in with other foods like a meat dish, or in this case – a smoothie. Do NOT cook the yogurt – it will kill the good probiotics – add it in afterward. The ingredients I used:

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  1. 1/2 cup prune juice (just natural pune juice, no concentrate, no added sugar, etc)
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 medium apple
  4. 1/4 cup yogurt (use the most natural/organic yogurt you can get)
  5. 1 serving cup of natural, unsweetened/unflavored applesauce
  6. 1/4 cup of coconut water
  7. 3-5 ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe almost filled 2 red solo cups – makes plenty for you to have one now and put the other one in the fridge for later or share with a friend. You could easily add other ingredients such as ginger, coconut, parsley, cinnamon, etc.

Specific brands I used:

Yogurt: White Mountain Bulgarian Yogurt (I think it’s made in Austin, I bought it at HEB – it’s the best I can find near me)

Coconut juice: VitaCoco 100% Pure Coconut Water

Unsweetened applesauce: HEB Unsweetened Applesauce 6pk

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A fail post…don’t ever, ever, ever mix these things together…

99% of the time, I can toss a smoothie together and it tastes great. Once in awhile I make something gross and this is one of those times! This thing tastes like sour grass! This is what I used: bok choy, baby kale, pineapple, a tomato, and a squeeze of real lemon. Greens + citrus (in this case) did not = delicious. It looks like something from a horror movie:

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On a side note, try cooking bok choy or kale (they taste similar) with mushrooms + meat (chicken, beef, etc). <<< tastes great!

If you make a smoothie with citrus fruit or berries, it’s always a good idea to use a banana to neutralize the strong flavors.


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Juice Cleanses by JucieLandAustin

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[Jane Grok note:  I do not agree with some of the ingredients such as flax oil(polyunsaturated fat), wheatgrass, and quinoa.]

Level One Juice Cleanse – Excellent for 1st time cleansers and active people

  • 32 oz Unicorn Blood
    Watermelon, Beet, Celery, Ginger, Spinach
  • 16 oz   Tri Pinnacle
    Coconut Water, Avocado, Spinach, Kale
  • 32 oz The Fountain
    Carrot, Ginger, Beet, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Celery, Wheatgrass
  • 16 oz Ninja Bachelor Party
    Pineapple, Jalapeño, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Salt
Beets have long been thought the reason behind Russian longevity. Their betalains help protect against heart disease, birth defects, and certain cancers—especially colon cancer. Ginger soothes the digestive tract and, along with watermelon, has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve rheumatoid arthritis. Celery just does about everything, including lowering blood pressure and decreasing stress hormones.
The Tri-Pinnacle is more of a blended drink with organic leafy greens and fresh avocado. The healthy fats soften the skin and provide extra energy, and combines with the fiber to help clean the colon and stabilize some of the detoxification symptoms.

Level Two Juice Cleanse – Promotes optimal liver function and reduces inflammation

  • 32 oz Liver Detox
    Carrot, Apple, Beet, Grapefruit, Flax Oil
  • 32 oz TigerLilly
    Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Wheatgrass
  • 16 oz Tree of Life
    Carrot, Turmeric, Coconut, Ginger, Lime, Cayenne, Beet
  • 16 oz Cold Shower
    Cucumber, Mint, Parsley, Watermelon, Lime, Salt

Ingredients like grapefruit and apple lower your LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels, and beets and carrots are essential detoxifiers. While your liver is taking it easy from it’s day-to-day rigors, Omega-3-rich flaxseed oil in the Liver Detox blend gives it some TLC. Turmeric and ginger both have potent anti-inflammatory properties, and high doses like those found in these juices helps to reduce inflammation.

A whole quart of the Tigerlily ensures you are getting enough blood-healthy chlorophyll and minerals. It is a middle of the road cleanse and is perfect for someone who has completed 5-10 days of the #1 cleanse, or several short duration cleanses of three days or less. It is also great for cleansers who desire to maintain a workout routine for the duration of their cleanse.

Level Three Juice Cleanse – This is not your 1st juice cleanse rodeo

  • 32 oz CocoLilly
    Parsley, Spinach, Kale, Celery, Spinach, Cucumber and Coconut Water
  • 32 oz TigerLilly
    Cucumber, Celery, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Wheatgrass
  • 32 oz Fountain
    Carrot, Ginger, Beet, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Celery, Wheatgrass

This cleanse is composed entirely of vegetable juice, with just a little coconut water for it’s mild sweetness, B-vitamins and electrolytes. It’s lower in sugars and calories than our other cleanses, completely devoid of fruit, and high in chlorophyll. Fewer calories and more greens generally make for deeper cleansing, and without prior experience some people might find the detoxification symptoms overwhelming.

This cleanse is designed for people who have done several previous cleanses and are ready to take it further, or people who are inactive to lightly active and weigh less than 125 lbs.

 

Greelight Cleanse – Highly alkalizing, mineralizing, low sugar and amino acid rich package

  • 64 oz Cocolily
    parsley, spinach, kale, celery, spinach, cucumber and coconut water
  • 32 oz Raw Green Protein Nut Milk
    Activated almond and macadamia nuts, hemp seed, raw agave nectar, spirulina, vanilla and pink himalayan sea salt

Does just the thought of sugar…even natural fruit and vegetable sugar… give you a headache? Or want a fresh, new way of fitting greens into your diet? Then try our veggie-packed Greenlight Cleanse:

The Cocolily blend provides alkalizing hydration, minerals, enzymes and plenty of chlorophyl – which provides the basic material for building healthy red blood cells, and boosts the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity for greater energy.

That’s followed up with the Green Protein Nut Milk, made from activated nuts (soaked in water initiating the sprouting process and making them even more nutritional and digestible). Throw in some spirulina for some easy-to-absorb amino acids, high GLA fatty acid content, and antioxidants. These healthy fats, proteins and superfoods provide the energy you’ll need and the pure nutrition you want.

Day Spa Cleanse – Easy “starter” juice cleanse and a vegan salad included

  • 64 oz Spicy Detox Lemonade
    lemon, maple syrup, cayenne, and filtered water
  • 32 oz The Fountain
    carrot, celery, beet, ginger, kale, parsley, spinach and wheatgrass
  • 1 vegan, gluten-free quinoa salad 
    Yep, real food!
  • That’s 3 quarts of fresh juice plus a salad per day!

You had fun and relaxed your mind this weekend, now it’s your body’s turn with an easy to do Day Spa Cleanse. This is a great cleanse if you are looking to really clean up your act for a day or three, rather than commit to a traditional juice cleanse. The juice of the Spicy Detox Lemonade stimulates hydrochloric acid production and has an alkalizing effect on the body, while the cayenne raises your metabolism, and thins and purifies the blood. Both ingredients help break up mucous – often a by-product of an unhealthy lifestyle – which clogs our sinuses, intestines and colons. The Fountain provides all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes of an entire days worth of vegetables and herbs. And we put an exclamation point on that cleanse with a satisfying high-protein quinoa salad.

http://www.juicelandaustin.com/ Thanks to Juice Land Austin for these cleanse recipes!


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Orange Manius

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This simple recipe is easy to make and incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • Ice cubes (as many or few as you like.  A few will give you a thin drink; a lot will give you an icy/slushy drink)

Process

  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Makes 4 cups.

Thanks to: http://paleomagonline.com/orange-manius/

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What do you use to carry your paleo lunch to work in?

If you are taking steps to become healthier and eat natural foods, you shouldn’t store them in containers that have BPA, lead, and other toxins. There are some reports that show lead is in some soft-sided lunch boxes.

Two alternate methods to store/carry your food throughout your day are lead-free glass containers and (high/medical grade polished)stainless steel containers. There are smaller ones for children and light eaters, as well as larger ones for adults and people who need more food. Here are just a few: 

PlanetBox Launch Lunchbox

Includes Sunflower Carry Bag with Sunflower Magnets

PlanetBox Rover Lunchbox

Includes Aqua Carry Bag with Beach Magnets


LunchBotsDuo Stainless Steel Food Container
LunchBots 

Uno Stainless Steel Food Container


LunchBotsDips Condiment Containers, 1.5-Ounce, Set of 3
U Konserve

Eggplant Square Leak-Proof Nesting Trio, Set of 3


Pink Flamingo GiftsXL Stainless steel smoothie straws, extra long & extra wide