RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some).

So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in my Vitamix tomorrow morning:

Pistachio SMoothie

In a blender combine:

1 cup organic spinach

3/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup filtered water

6-8 almonds

12-14 pistachios

4-6 cubes ice

(1 scoop protein powder, unflavored or  vanilla) optional

(1 tbsp maca powder) optional

RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

Cauliflower?  In a smoothie!? Whaaat!?!

Trust me, this is sure to be the next micro-trend in juicing. Cauliflower creates a creamy, dessert-like treat that puts a smack-down on cancer, sugar cravings, and ramps up your healing. Packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and numerous more micronutrients, cauliflower gives your body a trifold boost in cancer prevention.  It aids in detoxification (you know, how the body gets rid of that fried food waste, alcohol, and that gross exhaust you drove behind).  Cauliflower provides antioxidants to aid in cellular repair (Hello, anti-aging help!) and cauliflower has nutrients to decrease the inflammation in your body (buh-bye arthritis!) Cauliflower has specifically been linked to bladder, breast, colon, prostate and ovarian cancer prevention.

Sounds like you need to stop reading and start drinking!

In a blender combine:

 

1 peeled frozen banana

1 cup cauliflower

1 handful organic spinach

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp maca powder (optional)

1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
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Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN

A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives.  Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”.  While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll soon return to your usual life, resolutions abandoned, only to make the same empty promises 365 days later.

So this year, if you are TRULY motivated to take action for your health, contact me about my Wellness Programs which are simple and effective. (wellandbalanced@gmail.com)

And in the meantime, if you want to kick off your year CLEAN, join us for the

Detox Meal Plan Challenge
Many of us have a few extra lbs to shed and most of us could stand to
clean up our diet.

I’ve created the following Detox Meal Plan Challenge to Get Clean in 2015!
this Spring. It consists of a toxin-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free,
caffiene-free, gluten-free, low-fat, low-carb, alkaline, vegetarian,
vegan, macrobiotic, kosher, REAL FOOD diet.  So all are welcome! And,
it’s as easy as easy as 1, 2, 3!

The Goal is to maintain it for 7, 14, 21 or 31 days…

EACH DAY YOU CAN CONSUME
1 of following smoothies:

3 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup almond milk
1/2 banana
1 cup spinach
(1 tsp maca powder)
(1 Tbsp chia seeds)

add ice and blend all ingredients

1 cucumber
1 clementine
1 celery stalk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
(1/4 tsp cayenne)
(3 large basil leaves)

add ice and blend all ingredients

1 cup frozen berries
1 cup almond milk
1 zucchini
1 cup kale or spinach
(1 tsp cinnamon)
(1 Tbsp honey)

add ice and blend all ingredients

2 of following:
sweet potato* (technically unless you eat it raw or slow cook it at
less than 116 degrees, it’s not macrobiotic)
apple
orange
1 cup berries
1 cup carrots
1 cup cucumbers
1 red, yellow, or green pepper
salad containing any organic greens and only foods you see on this page (dressing
must be olive oil  and freshly squeezed lemon juice +/- grated ginger
and /or grated onion)

3 of following proteins:
avocado
hard boiled egg* * (animal product)
1/2 cup walnuts, almonds or sunflower seeds
1 cup beans

2 Tbsp almond butter
Beverages (at least 100 ounces):
water
green hot tea

RECIPE: Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Sadly, summer is over and gone with it, blueberry season; but thank goodness for freezers!

Here is the recipe for a delicious blueberry smoothie, complete with antioxidants, protein and the micronutrients you need to feel as bright as a summer day! Again, the measurements are approximations, people, just throw in a little of this and a little of that and see which combinations YOU like best!

blueberry smoothie

In a blender mix:

1/4-1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/4-1/2 cup frozen spinach

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2-1 cup water (you want it thick or runny?)

1 dash of cinnamon

2 Tbsp of honey, maple syrup or agave (more or less depending on your sweet tooth needs)

I add a tsp of maca powder, a super food, because I’m super! So if you’re super, you should too!

(photo hijacked from http://www.garlicgirl.com)