Easy and health breakfast recipes.
Juices & Smoothies
I got back from Germany a few weeks ago and jet lag was a very real thing. I'd forced myself to stay in bed as long as I could, but by 6:30am I'd become restless and need to get up. On my first morning back home, I made a juice and went outside on the deck to enjoy it with a book while wearing my favorite pepto-bismal colored pajamas (super soft and comfy). The juice was a combo I've never done before (check out my previous juice recipes) and it came out so good that I thought I'd share.
Stumped on whether or not to buy a high powered blender like a Blendtec? I feel you. I mean, it's a blender, you know?! It is really worth it to spend so much money?! So when Blendtec offered to let my try out their blender I decided to see if these expensive blenders could actually save us money in the long run. First, I made some tomato sauce.
Today, I'm focusing on ice cream. Because who doesn't love ice cream? It's a "healthy" ice cream - there's no added sugar - but don't let that fool you because the bananas offer up enough sweetness that you won't be feeling like you're eating a healthier ice cream.
One of the benefit of spending time away from the US is experiencing food I don't normally see at home. In Dubai, I saw strange looking squashes. In Thailand, I saw all sorts of sea animals I'd never seen elsewhere. And the other day in Germany, I picked up eastern carrots.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that any time I use beets, I try to mask their flavor. It's not accidental - I just don't really care for the taste. Usually I can minimize the flavor, but with this juice I was successful in completely eradicating it. You would have no idea this baby's got beets in it. Yay! It's a simple recipe of just...
I recently read that if you drink the same juice over and over again you can essentially poison yourself and wind up really sick! If that wasn't enough motivation to get me to branch away from my daily green drink, then nothing was going to help. I saw organic beets at the local market, so I picked some up, figuring I'd trade in the green juice for a red juice. Beets are so good for...
The little health food store I frequent has some seriously gorgeous produce right now. Bright yellow lemons and vibrant fresh greens are the norm, but the other day I spotted these carrots that were mostly purple with a bit of orange. I mean maybe I don't get out much or something, but I'd never seen carrots like this, so I picked some up and figured I'd juice them.
When I re-read the title of this post I almost felt like it was letting you know about something you could take after a night of drinking, and while you definitely could, the type of recovery I'm talking about is of the post-work out variety. This is rich with antioxidants, high in protein and will give you a little boost of energy to help recover from...well, whatever you've got going on. :)
In addition to the post workout breakfast smoothie, this detox smoothie is on heavy rotation at my house. The base is pineapple, which is so beneficial to the body. Pineapple contains manganese which is good for our bones. It also contains bromelain which aids digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties.