Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kale Grapefruit Lime Juice!

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Want a green juice that will boost your metabolism and detoxify the body at the same time? This green juice will definitely provide you with those benefits! It also has this unique tangy-sweet-green flavor. Kale and grapefruit juice go really good together with lime. I didn’t even need any lemon to mask out the bitterness of the greens. The lime did a great job all on its own with a subtle twist.

This juice is also very low in sugar but had just the right amount of sweetness from the grapefruit. I only used about 1 inch of ginger root so that it wouldn’t be too spicy for my toddler but you can use more if you like. He loves eating the broccoli trees so we always just save the stems for juicing. 🙂

Makes over 2 cups!

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Purple Roots of the Earth Juice

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This is the best beet juice recipe that I’ve tasted so far! Juicing beets as we all know can be a little strong but this medley tastes absolutely fantastic! The lemon and ginger masks all of the bitterness. The bonus with all of these richly colored raw foods is their extremely nutritious. Purple foods contain special antioxidants called anthocyanins known for their anti-aging benefits and for fighting inflammation. Adding more purple plant foods into your diet can provide you with special benefits such as:

  • cancer protection
  • better memory
  • better brain function
  • inhibit the spread of cancer cells
  • heal inflammation, the origin of disease
  • reduce damage on the liver
  • lower bad LDL cholesterol levels
  • help prevent urinary tract infections
  • help prevent stomach ulcers
  • lowers risk of colon cancer

Anthocyanins have also been linked to improved balance and coordination, attributes that are needed by athletes, growing infants starting to walk, and the elderly.

Its been scientifically proven fact that darker foods contain a higher antioxidant level. Antioxidants rust proof your body. They have the ability to mop up free radicals and keep you looking and feeling younger, longer.

This recipes makes about 2 cups worth of juice depending on the size of your produce.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Edamame Jalapeno Hummus

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I saw an edamame hummus at the store but it had canola oil and a few other not so healthy ingredients so I decided to make my own. If you want to spice up your hummus and enjoy a different flavor other than the usual chickpeas, this recipe is definitely worth trying!

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Ingredients:
1 cup thawed organic Edamame
2 tablespoons minced Cilantro
2 juiced Limes
1 minced Garlic clove
1/2 Avocado
1/2 minced Jalapeno
1/2 cup Water mixed with 1 teaspoon raw Coconut Vinegar

First add lime juice into the blender to help move the ingredients more easily. Next add all the ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Also, add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to bring out all the flavors. While blending, add a few spills of the water and coconut vinegar mixture as needed to keep the mixture moving. You won’t need to use all the water. It took me about 3-5 minutes of blending time for the perfect texture. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of hummus. We loved this dip with carrot sticks and organic blue corn tortilla chips! Enjoy 😀

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Kale Cranberry Fat Burning Smoothie!

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If your trying to lose some weight, a study on the synergy of coconut oil and chili peppers recently came out showing eating them together can increase your metabolism by over 50%!  So I designed the Kale Cranberry Fat Burning Smoothie! This smoothie has now become one of my favorite morning smoothies because it seems to work. After just one week, I lost one of the 5 stubborn pounds I’m trying to get rid of plus I’ve noticed a boost in my energy too. It combines the metabolism boosting synergy of CHILI and COCONUT OIL.

7 Basic Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
2 tbsp. soaked chia seeds
handful of organic baby kale
a good pinch of cayenne powder.

Depending on the power of your blender, blend for 1-2 minutes or until ready.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

sources

¹CoconutOil.com

²PubMed.gov