Monday, January 2, 2012

Superfoods blast!

Had enough of all that holiday merriment and jollification? 
Want to give your body a good clean start? 
Try a few days of an intense antioxidant rich superfoods blast. 

Get out your juicer or blender and start whizzing up some goodness! Combine fruit and veggie superfoods (which of course are full of high levels of micronutrients—vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals) to make juices and soups that will help flush all of those evil toxins out of your body, build up your immune system and give you energy. I am not a nutritionist so I don't want to pontificate too much on the gritty details, but here's a link for more information, and you can also find a kajillion recipe combos on the web. Think colorful, natural, unprocessed and nutrient dense whole foods and use more veggies than fruits to avoid too much sugar. Any juice combo will pack a whopping nutritional punch, and in as little as three days (abstaining from all those evil inflammatory foods) you will feel terrific. Drink lots of water too and get creative—your body will thank you!

Spinach and beet juice and kale... Oh my!

Here are some deliciously weird juice combos

kale leaves, granny smith apple, lemon juice, green grapes or kiwi, parsley 
(this is my personal favorite—I add chia seeds too)

carrot juice, orange juice

guava nectar, strawberries, kiwi

beets, carrots, aloe vera pulp, ginger root

cucumber, green apple, wheat grass, aloe vera pulp, lemon juice

strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pear, pom juice
 (and kefir or plain yogurt if you're doing dairy) 

tomato juice, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, yellow, green and orange peppers,
jalepeño pepper, cilantro, lime (basically, a cold gazpacho)

mango, coconut water, shredded coconut, honey, plain kefir or yogurt, 
ginger root, cardamom powder, cinnamon (Indian lassi)

grapefruit, mint

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Once you've had enough of juices alone, 
just keep that superfoods groove going!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Diane! I started juicing about a week ago! I've cut out all meat products, simple carbs and some dairy. All my cravings for carbs have gone away! My fav breakfast juice is 1 orange, 3 carrots and 1 small beet and about 4 oz of hemp milk!!! So yummy!!! I have vowed that this is the year I get my weight under control (among other things!!! ) Happy New Year!!!! XOXO Jean


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