Posts tagged ‘ginger’

February 17, 2014

How to Make a Green Smoothie

December 20, 2013

Hangover Cures

April 14, 2013

Kim Snyder’s Beauty Drinks

I can testify they have all worked wonders for me and I have them everyday, almost.

March 25, 2013

Green Queen

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


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


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



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.


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


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.



February 28, 2013

Banana Ginger Mango Smoothie

Bananas are portable, delicious, and give you an incredible energy boost. I try to eat one everyday. Bananas contain

  • good source of probiotics
  • good source of potassium, which is so good for your cardiovascular system
  • good source of B6, prevents sleeplessness and is also a good source of electrolytes, supplying your body with energy
  • good source of pectin, which keeps your body regular and aids digestion

This smoothie incorporates some of my favorite ingredients for a great breakfast, lunch or after workout snack.


  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter


Blend and serve! Add ice if you want it to be cold and crisp!



February 18, 2013

Purple Zinger


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

Juice and consume within 12 hours!




February 17, 2013

Carrot Sunrise

Refreshing, and a quick pick me upper!


2 carrots

1 apple

1/2 inch of ginger


Juice and serve immediately!






January 9, 2013

Lemon Ginger Detox Water

Slice up lemon in any shape you like and add shavings of ginger! I love making my own flavored waters! This is a great combination though.


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January 2, 2013

Detox Green Smoothie Recipe by Zoom Yummy