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Rise and Shine Green Smoothie

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Hi Everyone! It’s Nicole, Annette’s web-manager and friend, and I’m here today with an easy green smoothie sure to satiate. Let me be abundantly clear on this from the get-go: embracing green smoothies for me took a while. I couldn’t get passed the idea of drinking vegetables and fruits that I typically ate muddled in a salad or individually as snacks.

It wasn’t until my husband and I tried Simple Green Smoothies recipes that we really started to get on board. Now, we have one almost every day. Here are a few things that we’ve learned:

  1. Invest in a great blender. Annette loves her Nutribullet, and I love my Ninja. No matter what blender you use, it’s really important you get one that can handle the different textures of frozen fruits and veggies with ease. It will make your smoothie taste so much better.
  2. Decide which green vegetable works best for you as your base. I used to be a tried and true kale gal, but I’ve since shifted over to spinach. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what greens you use as long as you use some. Decide what you love, no matter what the recipe says, and stick with that. Pro Tip: Use your leftover smoothie greens as salads for the week.
  3. Blend smoothies two servings at a time. Keep the second in a tightly sealed mason jar for the next day – or share it with a friend!
  4. Feel free to play. If you don’t like grapefruits, use an orange instead. If you love pineapple, double up on that. If you happen to have some spare clementines around, toss those in, too. Enjoy being in the kitchen and playing with flavors. A fun smoothie is a better smoothie.

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The smoothie recipe I’m sharing today is modified from Simple Green Smoothies’ Beginner’s Luck. As the title indicates, it’s a great first timer smoothie and a fantastic way to ease into the green smoothie lifestyle.

Rise and Shine Green Smoothie
serves 2

You will need:
– 2 cups spinach
– 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
– 1 cup frozen pineapple
– 1 cup frozen mango
– 2 fresh, ripe bananas, peeled
– 1 fresh, ripe orange, peeled

To prepare:

Blend spinach and milk together until spinach is fully combined.

Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Pour into a cute glass and sip through an even cuter straw. Store any remaining smoothie for tomorrow!

Note: when you think it’s blended, let it blend a little more. The longer this one blends, the more of the orange pith will disappear and blend into the rest of the drink.

xo, Nicole

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Vitamin-y Juice

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Ahh the carrot: a simple yet complex vegetable…

I love carrot juice! I make sure to have a glass at least once a week.

This is a lovely recipe, and one you will use time and time again. It’s both tasty and satisfying. Plus, it’s full of vitamins perfect for the winter months.

Carrot Juice
Serves 1

You will need:
– 3 carrots
– 1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric or ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried
– 1/2-inch piece ginger
– 1 cup orange juice ( freshly squeezed)
– 1/2 cup ice
– 1/8 teaspoon dried cinnamon

To prepare:

Put the ingredients into your juicer (I use a Nutribullet) and blend!

Let me know how it’s going. Write any comments or questions below.

Happy Juicing! xx

Photo from: The Honor System

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Juice January 2017! Celebrating 5 years of Juice January.

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Hey hey, my juice people! This is the 5th year of juicing in January who’s in?!

For the next 21 days, we will take this journey together.

For those of you just joining us, here are the ground rules for making these 21 days easy, fun, and delicious.

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 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

To prepare:
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.

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

Happy juicing; If you’re celebrating 5 years of Juice January with me please let me know! xx

Image from Williams Sonoma

Photo: Con Poulos

Styling : Alison Attenborough

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Juice January Carrot Juice Recipe

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Ahh the carrot; a simple yet complex vegetable…you’ll be using a lot of these guys over the next 21 days…

I love carrot juice!  During Juice January, I make sure to have a glass at least once a day.

This is a lovely recipe, and one you will use time and time again. It’s both tasty and satisfying.

Carrot Juice
Serves 1

You will need:

  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2-inch piece fresh turmeric or ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional to alkalize and lift the flavors)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried cinnamon

To prepare:

Put the ingredients into your juicer (I use an Nutribullet)

Let me know how it’s going write any comments or questions below.

Happy Juicing! xx

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Juice January 2016

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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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