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Mid-afternoon Energizing Smoothies

Energizing Smoothies

This is the last post for Juice January…we did it!!!  21 days…it went super fast right? You have hopefully learned a couple things. One thing you have definitely learned is that the goal of drinking a smoothie or a juice is to make sure you’re drinking the rainbow. These 2 mid-afternoon energizing smoothies are a great pick-me-up in the afternoon. I love them both and switch them off everyday.

TIP: I actually make them ahead and put them into the freezer in individual cups and bring them to work with me. They thaw by the time I am ready to enjoy them. Make a few extras and have them once a day, even though you’re technically finished with your cleanse.

You did a great job! Happy Juice January! I hope you enjoyed 21 days of clean eating…keep it up until next year…xx

Berry-Almond Charger

You will need:
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen strawberries
– 2 1/2 cups (625 ml.) almond milk
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen raspberries
– 2 Tbs. honey
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen blueberries
– 1 cup kale
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1 cup (250 g.) Greek yogurt

To prepare:
In a blender, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, yogurt, almond milk, honey, and vanilla  and puree until smooth. Makes about 6 cups.

Berry-Mango Energizer

You will need:
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen strawberries
– 2 cups (500 ml.) fresh orange juice
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen raspberries
– 1 Tbs. honey
– 1 cup (185 g.) frozen mango chunks
– 2 cups spinach

To prepare:
In a blender, combine the strawberries, raspberries, mango, orange juice, and honey and puree until smooth. Makes about 4 cups.

photo: Williams Sonoma

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Beet Juice, my basic and go to recipe

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This beat juice recipe is one I have used for the last 5 years during my juice cleanse, so it’s now become a basic. It’s a really simple recipe that is a great go-to for breakfast, or any time that you need a quick juice. It only has a few ingredients, and it’s delicious to boot!

Beet Juice
roughly 2 servings

You will need:
– 1 beet
– 1 apple
– 3 carrots

To prepare:
Put everything in your blender and blend. This makes about 2 servings, so divide it if you want.

I would love to hear about how it’s going and what you’re juicing.  I don’t know about you, but I am feeling great! xx

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Juice January What’s for Breakfast?

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I make this banana, mango, peanut butter, and turmeric smoothie every day.

It fills me up, and I feel satisfied. There’s a protein element, and of course, the anti-inflammatories in the turmeric are beneficial as well.

Banana Mango Peanut Butter Turmeric Smoothie
serves 1

You will need:
– 1 banana
– 1 cup frozen mango
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter
– 1 1/2 cups of Almond milk
– 1 inch piece of fresh Turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon dried Turmeric

In your blender, or Nutribullet, combine all ingredients and serve.

Photo credit from here (this smoothie recipe is terrific as well).

 

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Juice January 2016

Juice January

To celebrate Juice January’s 4th year, I thought I would make sure that we have some pretty wonderful juice recipes. As always, I will include some fun and healthy light meal options. Let’s make this the best year ever. I want to hear from you: I want to hear how it’s going, some of your favorite concoctions, and some of your favorite resources. Let’s make 2016 the best Juice January ever!

I am still rockin’ the Nutribullet, and loving it.

For those of you just joining us, here’s the way it works:

I do this program for 21 days, and combined with exercise, it’s a great way to jump start the year.

Here’s how you get started:

Start on January 1st and end on the 21st. Drink plenty of water along with the juice.
*and no alcohol for 21 days. {Yep that’s right!  No drinkies, and you know that’s a killer for me.}

Your daily regimen:

Breakfast – Drink tea or coffee (limit 1 cup). *You may eat 1 cup plain yogurt + 1/2 cup cereal or 1 egg scrambled. 1 8 oz. glass of water.

*Make your juice right after breakfast! The Nutribullet comes with several containers, so you can make a few recipes and transport your juice if you’re on the go.

10:00 a.m. Snack – 2 cups Juice

12:00 p.m. Lunch – 2 cups Juice

2:00 p.m. Midday Snack – 2 cups Juice

Dinner (5:30- 6:30) – Make a mixed salad and add 1 cup serving of protein. Try chicken, lean beef or fish, and saute fresh vegetables with 2 teaspoons olive oil. I will be sharing lots of healthy and yummy recipes and bringing back a few from previous years that I loved. I will have a couple of guests posting recipes as well.

I also love soup as a dinner option, and I will be posting yummy, healthy recipes along the way along with some of my favorite juice recipes.

I like having some protein for breakfast and for dinner as well. I have found this is a pleasant way to pass the 21 days without starving. This is a 21 day regime that I do, but please be advised that you should be in good health to try this juice semi-fast. I continue to do my exercise regimen, and you should be working out as well. You will be amazed at the energy level you have! I will say that the first week is hard, but the second week is much easier, so hang in there, and by week 3 it’s enjoyable!

Basic Juice Recipe
Kale and Apple Ginger Juice

You will need:

– 1 cup of kale
– 1 apple with the peel
– 1 inch piece of ginger
– 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup ice

Preparation:

Place all the ingriedients into your NutriBullet or juicer. Process for 30 seconds and enjoy!

To grow your own kale, you can just pop some kale plants into a few pots. I have a garden, and kale has a substantial presence since it’s one of my favorite vegetables.

Let me know how it goes, and comment with any questions you might have about the recipes. I would love to hear what you do for your January Juicing.

Happy juicing; I look forward to hearing from you!

Image from Williams Sonoma

Photo: Con Poulos

Styling : Alison Attenborough

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Treat Yourself

It’s been a great week. I finished all the photography for my upcoming cookbook {from Rizzoli, release date October 7th}
We photographed a super fun party…with beautiful food and great recipes…I did all the styling while juicing, not an easy task believe me.
I thought I was going to faint when they broke out the giant jar of Nutella after lunch. But I endured and I am now on day 5. I feel lighter and full of energy.
Today’s juice will be a green power monster. I am meeting up with my darling girlfriend/travel partner Wendy today for a foot massage, juice, and a little chit chat.
Let me know how your juicing is going and share some of your favorite recipes I would LOVE to hear from you. Leave recipes in the comment line I would love to post some of them. Have a wonderful weekend and #happyjuicing

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