If you’re ready to take charge of your health and start eating for optimal wellness, learning to make nutrient-rich smoothies and juices is one of the easiest paths to a healthier you. It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that incorporating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet is of vital importance, and there may be no better way to get your suggested 5-6 daily servings than by creating these delicious, easy-to-make clean eating smoothies and juices. We have used a lot of well known “Superfoods” in our smoothies and juices and these were chosen for their wonderful healing and health giving properties. Superfoods pack a punch nutritionally and are an easy way to get amazing, nutritionally rich food into your diet. Some of the many benefits you can receive from Superfoods are: Increased vitality Abundant energy Support for your immune system Clear glowing skin Nourishment at cellular level Improved emotional health And much more! Whipping up a smoothie at home or juicing some produce is a great idea when you have little time to prepare an elaborate meal, such as when you’re heading out the door to the office or whisking the kids off to school or other activities. These smoothie and juice recipes are packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and it’s often much more practical to just throw a bunch of these nutritional powerhouse ingredients in the blender than to try to cook a meal with the same foods. We’ve incorporated a variety of smoothies and juices that appeal to most tastes. You’ll find that if you already love greens, there are some wonderful recipes that celebrate the antioxidant power of dark leafy greens and sprouts. If you’re learning to love your greens, many of these recipes will mask the flavor of potent greens like kale with sweet and nutritious fruits, or a little bit of raw honey (a superfood). A couple of notes before you start making these delicious and nutritious smoothie and juice recipes: * Always try to buy organic produce, especially those items that appear on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list. * All of these recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free. You can substitute the milk in any of the recipes for soy, almond, rice, hemp, flax, or coconut milk to avoid any allergies that you may have. * When you prepare these smoothie and juice recipes at home, please ensure that you start out with fresh, uncooked, and washed produce. We’ve taken every effort to carefully balance the body’s need for protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and heart-healthy fats, and offer a variety of recipes that can help you with a myriad of health issues you may face, or simply support you in maintaining health and vitality. We hope you enjoy these recipes, many of which are so good you’d think they were dessert! INTRODUCTION TO SMOOTHIES AND JUICES SMOOTHIE RECIPES GREEN SMOOTHIES FRUIT-BASED SMOOTHIES NON-DAIRY MILK-BASED SMOOTHIES SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES JUICE RECIPES GREEN JUICES JUICES FOR DETOX JUICES FOR ENERGY JUICES FOR IMMUNITY SHOPPING CHECKLIST
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Published January 4, 2013
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking.