Haha...the kid wants a "Smoooothie!"
So I rock out with my juicer and blender every day
and I just wanted to share some of the fun things we've been learning and tasting!
Who knew that the produce department is swimming with medicinal powers!?!
I just need to pause and give a shout out to GOD - who made all life - fruit and vegetation included!
He's made some pretty awesome things for us and our bodies! Check out some my new faves...
low in calories
high in fiber
vitamin A, C, & K
caotenoids and flavonoids = cancer fighters
iron - per calorie it has MORE than beef!
lowers blood pressure
balances blood pH - neutralizing acidity
known to contain at least 8 anti-cancer compounds
fights off colon and stomach cancer
anti-inflammatory - fighting arthritis, asthma, etc.
promotes healthy kidney function / can help eliminate kidney, urinary, & gall stones
calms the nervous system
GINGER = not the girl on the island with Gilligan, but the POWER HERB!
ovarian cancer treatment
colon cancer prevention
morning/motion sickness cure
reduces pain and inflammation
menstrual cramp remedy
reduces kidney damage
THIS is the juicer that I use! ...working up some classic carrot and apple juice for my little guys!
Here is some of the magic is creates...
"RISE & SHINE" juice by Giada de Laurentiis
...a waker-upper for sure!
This blend of celery, carrot, spinach, lemon, ginger, and apple adds pep to my step.
Yes, I just said, "pep to my step." I'm getting old.
Who doesn't like a class of lemonade?!
I bribe my kids with this stuff. 1/2 a lemon, 1 C. of water, a tsp. of maple syrup = liquid gold to a 2 year old!
Waaaaatermelon! This stuff goes a LONG way!
So sweet and ridiculously satisfying. You'll never go back to kool-aid again!
I'm all about keeping the fiber with the natural juices.
I would say that we "smoothie" more than we juice, but both are awesome alternatives.
I typically freeze the fruit I want to work with so that it gives the mix a nice frothy texture!
This concoction consists of baby carrots, kale, cantaloupe, strawberries, raw cranberry & oj!
LUNCH for momma...
Green smoothies are in popular demand in these parts. I make these every day for my kiddos.
Kale, strawberries, banana, almond milk, and a dash of oj.
Here's a dessert smoothie I whipped up for the kids last night. After a dinner of pure veg - they deserved this! Strawberries, banana, and coconut milk with some fresh lemon juice... Dairy Queen is history!
So yes, like the lazy person I am I don't have exact measurements for any of this.
I just eyeball the whole thing and it has never turned out badly!
You really can't go wrong. Get creative and get juicing!
Keeping a good balance with the fruit and veggies really helps and keeps it friendly.
Hope you enjoyed my little guide. Now go get yourself a "fooney!"