Posts tagged ‘apple’

December 20, 2013

Hangover Cures

August 19, 2013

Green Smoothies

July 9, 2013

Recovery Juice

Perfect for the wow-I-went-on-vacation-and-feel-like-a-balloon-feeling. Delicious and a healthy dose of veggies with your fruit.

Ingredients

1 sweet potato, scrubbed and the short ends cut off

1 cup baby spinach leaves

3 dinosaur kale leaves, washed 

1 inch ginger

1 apple

1 pear

1 stalk celery

Directions

Juice and love.

 

xx

 

July 1, 2013

Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts in Miso Honey Dressing

This salad was incredible! Thanks Sydney Kramer for an incredible dressing!

Check out her original recipe here.

I subbed nonfat plain greek yogurt for the light mayo in her dressing and added apple cider vinegar because I love the tang but kept all the other ingredients and it was the perfect salad.

 

xx

R

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June 28, 2013

Apple Honey PB Sandwich

A healthy update on a classic.

Reminds you of childhood right?

Ingredients

1/2 apple. sliced thin

1 teaspoon raw honey

2 slices toasted Eziekel bread

2 tablespoons Bettern natural peanut butter

Cinnamon, to taste

Directions

Toast bread, spread peanut butter on hot slices. Drizzle honey, add apple slices and press down, top with cinnamon if desired.

xx

R

April 8, 2013

Apple Pie Pops

These are creamy, sweet, and taste like fall.

Ingredients

10 almonds

1 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk

2 apples, diced, cored

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Agave, 1 teaspoon

Directions

Blend and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 3 hours.

xx

R

April 3, 2013

The Lean Green

Cannot get this song out of my head currently.

Hello beautiful readers! This is a new green smoothie/green juice for you! I cannot go all vegetable for a juice, yet, but I am slowly experimenting. I have been spending my Sundays after my yoga shift at the bookstore near the studio, and Barnes and Noble is commercially satisfying to me. It has any book I have been wanting to read but can’t afford to buy currently, and putting myself on library lists are quite time consuming (I am in place 217 out of 338 for Gone Girl for example),

Lean Green Juice

5 kale leaves, washed

1 cup spinach, packed

1 apple, Granny Smith is especially great in this one

3 cucumbers

1 Anjou pear, washed, sliced

1/2 cup parsley

1/4 cup cilantro

Feel free to omit the herbs if you are a juicing newbie. It takes a while to get used to the taste, but I promise it is incredible. These herbs get all the bad stuff out of your body, and helps you feel your best, but then again what green things from nature don’t?

Directions

Juice and rock your life.

Lean Green Smoothie

1 cup coconut water

1 bunch kale

1/2 cup spinach

1 apple, chopped finely

1/2 pear, chopped finely

Parsley and cilantro, as desired

Directions

Blend and drink.

March 25, 2013

Green Queen

The perfect after-you-party-all-weekend-need-to-function-cleanse-me-out nutritional juice.

Ingredients

Makes 2 16 ounce servings

2 mandarins

1 wedge romaine lettuce, cleaned

3 cups tightly packed fresh spinach leaves

1/2 cup parsley

1 apple, organic is best here or Anjou pear

1 inch ginger

3 kale leaves

2 carrots

Directions

Juice me and love me. Best when drunk as soon as possible.

xx

R

March 4, 2013

The Cleaner

This juice uses beets for detoxification of the blood and liver. I  have posted some facts about beet roots in this post:

Key Nutrients in Beet Roots:

Folic Acid (also known as folate) is critical to cellular division because it’s necessary
in DNA synthesis.  So without folic acid, cells do not divide properly.  Folic acid is
essential to everyone regardless of age, but it’s especially important in the
development of the nervous system of the fetus.  Deficiency of folic acid during
pregnancy has been linked to several birth defects including neural tube defects such
as spina bifida.

Manganese is essential particularly because it functions in many enzyme systems
including the enzymes involved in blood sugar control, energy metabolism, and
thyroid hormone function.  Manganese also functions in the antioxidant enzyme
superoxide dismutase (SOD).  Without superoxide dismutase cells are highly
susceptible to damage and inflammation.  Manganese also provides health benefits
for strains, sprains, and inflammation.

Potassium is an electrolyte similar to sodium and chloride.  Electrolytes are mineral
salts that conduct electricity when they’re dissolved in water.  Electrolytes are always
found in pairs.  Together they function in the maintenance of water balance and
distribution, kidney and adrenal function, acid-base balance, muscle and nerve cell
function, and heart function.  More than 95% of the potassium in the body is found
within the cells.

Betaine is the nutrient responsible for the purple-red color in beets.  The major
function of betaine within the body is to reduce the concentrations of homocysteine
(an intermediate in the conversion of the amino acid methionine to the amino acid
cysteine).  A higher than average homocysteine level has been implicated as the
cause of a variety of conditions such as atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Homocysteine can be harmuful to the blood vessels, thereby contributing to the
development of heart disease, stroke, dementia, and peripheral vasular disease
(reduced blood flow to the legs and feet).  Other nutrients that work to reduce
homocysteine levels are vitamin B12 and folate.  Since beets contain both folate and
betaine, the two nutrients work together to reduce homocysteine levels, thereby
preventing heart disease and osteoporosis.

Source: Every Nutrient

This is a lot of information to soak up in one post, but I do believe that the best medicine for future diseases is preventative. Did you know 80 percent of illness is preventable ? I started eating clean to feel better about myself and be the best version of myself, but it is also important to note that I wanted to inspire my family to make healthier choices as well. Since I bought a juicer, my parents drink more raw juice. My brother prefers strawberry and orange while I prefer beets, carrots, pears, apples, kale, spinach, ginger, and blood oranges. My mom and dad like the sweet carrot apple combinations and they are ingesting more raw nutrients, which makes me happy.

Ingredients

1 small beet

4 kale leaves, washed

1 cup spinach, packed

2 pineapple slices

1 small apple

1 small pear

1 inch ginger

Some parsley

Directions

Juice and drink immediately for the most health benefits, but if you are busy like me, I make it as late as possible the day before and then I put the juice into a mason jar so I can drink it for breakfast in the morning.

xx

R

February 18, 2013

Purple Zinger

Ingredients

2 radishes
1/2 inch ginger
1/2 lemon
1 small beet
2 carrots
1 small apple

Directions
Juice and consume within 12 hours!

Xx

R

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