Posts tagged ‘pear’

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

 

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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 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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February 5, 2013

Green Glowing Juice

Another winner! This one is crisp, clean, and oh so refreshing! I wish my juicer did not take so much time to clean because it makes my hectic mornings a bad time to make a freshly prepared juice! I have been sticking to my blueberry pineapple raw almond butter spinach combination and it has served me well! There is nothing like some great freshly pressed juices after work and yoga and now some classes I have been taking. My whole family has been benefiting from it and we have had a lot of fun trying new juices together. It is my new goal two make as many as possible so that I don’t get bored with them throughout the week. In other useless accomplishments that make me very happy, I have nailed my makeup routine to 10 minutes or less and I wear way less of it, and I can sleep in in the morning (for me sleeping in is maybe 7:15am) because I got a to go smoothie cup. I simply blend and pour and then I am out to the door to catch my train. Hope you guys like this juice as much as I do!

Green Glowing Juice

1 bunch dinosour kale

1 apple

1 pear

2 springs mint

2 pineapple rings

Directions

Juice and rock your life.

 

xx

R

 

 

 

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February 5, 2013

Neat Beet Juice

I am completely and utterly in love with another new food obsession…of the juicy variety. The juicer is here and I have been having so much fun experimenting with new and different kinds of combinations. I have no made a bad juice yet! I am still experimenting on what to do with the pulp though so stay tuned for more ideas about that one. Last night, after a very sweaty hot vinyasa class, at a new studio, I was so excited to get home and sip on some refreshing juice. Here is the sweet combination! This makes two servings!

Neat Beet Juice

2 apples

2 large carrots

1 large beet

1 pear

Directions

Juice and enjoy!

The color is gorgeous, am I right?

xx

R

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January 11, 2013

Green Tea Green Monster Smoothie

This is your basic green smoothie with the punch from green tea, that you will notice but in a subtle way. I am rushing in the mornings most of the time so I take mine to go.

Ingredients

1 cup green tea, chilled (great to do this step the night before)

1/2 cup chopped apple

1/2 cup pineapple, diced

1/2 cup pear, diced

1 cup baby spinach leaves or 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed

Herbs, for toxin detoxification (parsley is a safe bet and so is cilantro)

Directions

Blend and pour into your container of choice or drink it immediately! Try to consume within two hours if you are taking it to go.

xx

Reth

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January 3, 2013

Spinach Pear Lemon Smoothie

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The after holiday blues hitting you hard?

Try this detox smoothie that is a personal favorite after I indulge a little bit too much.

It is crisp, refreshing, and clean.

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tsp lemon zest

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 cup filtered water

1/2 pear, diced

1/4 cup celery

2 springs cilantro

Ginger shavings, to your taste

Directions

Blend and enjoy!

xx Reth

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November 28, 2012

Apple Pear Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1 apple, chopped

1 pear, chopped

1/2 banana, sliced

2 cups spinach

Chia seeds

Filtered water, till the smoothie is thin or thick enough for your taste

Cilantro, to taste, and it removes toxins in the body

Directions

Blend all ingredients well and serve immediately.

October 4, 2012

Cilantro Apple Pear Smoothie

Ingredients

Cilantro

1 apple, skin removed, chopped

1 pear, skin removed, chopped

1 cup spinach, washed and chopped

1 cup water

1/2 banana

Directions

Blend and enjoy! Add more water if you have trouble blending.