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Glowing Skin Smoothie + What to Eat for Perfect Skin
This smoothie is PACKED with all of the essential foods for that smooth, glowing skin you've always wanted. √ The avocado. Avocados hydrate your skin which brings back that glow we all crave. It is filled with oils and good fats to promote health skin and hair. √ The mangos and pineapple. Mangos contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow while pineapples are high in vitamin C. These nutrients help produce collagen which makes our skin firm and youthful. √ Spinach OR kale may be used. Both are nutrient dense super foods! Try throwing these guys in soups, salads, omelets, etc! √ Coconut water. It’s incredibly hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and shiny. It's not the best tasting thing under the sun, but added into a smoothie its fine! Plus, you get used to that taste :) If you’re replacing a meal with this smoothie, try adding a little flax or flax oil. Your skin needs oil to keep it hydrated! 2-3 teaspoons per serving is perfect. Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain coconut water* 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced 1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh) 1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh) 2 cups spinach or kale 1/2 avocado, sliced optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil Directions: Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it's too thick.
This Juice Melts Cellulite and Burns Fat
This anti-cancer juice is exploding with ingredients that contain high levels of vitamins A and C Regularly drinking this pure juice will affect every aspect of your life. We all know that beauty comes from within; and once you begin hydrating your body with the most nutritionally perfect – organic liquid – everything about you will shine! Your hair, your skin, your eyes, your nails, and your emotional thoughts – you will be wholly renewed and transformed. Once the body and mind start operating on the fuel which God gave you – you will instantly feel energised! This positive outcome will then spill over to all aspects of your life – your work, your relationships, and your self-confidence. The ingredients in this juice expunges mucus and eradicates toxins. Toxins and a too-acidic body contribute to weight gain. The acidic residues infiltrate your cells – causing you to store fat. The antioxidants in citrus fruit and the metabolism booster ginger join hands and saturate the cells – flushing out all the nasty bad stuff. Plus, the fruit acids dissolve the mucus that are keeping those deadly acids hostage in your body. Many of our favourite foods in the Western diet are loaded with acidity – creating acidic garbage in the bloodstream. Such foods include dairy, meat, gluten-flour, coffee, alcohol, sugar, and even pollution. It’s not harmful if you eat acidic foods in tiny amounts, but indulging on very acid-forming foods regularly places a burdensome task on the kidneys and liver. The goal is to ALKALISE, DETOX, and REJUVENATE. This living juice will help you destroy that toxic build-up. After you develop a healthy nutritional lifestyle – loaded with living raw foods – the fat will just melt off. So, join me as we kill those intruders with the potent ingredients listed below. The main ingredient in my special elixir is – you guessed it – grapefruit! Grapefruits are the largest members of the citrus family. They originated outside of Asia and were hybridised in Jamaica (possibly a cross between a pommelo and a sweet orange). A real popular ‘weight loss’ fruit, grapefruits are ‘eliminators’ – making them the ultimate detoxifier. Your liver will love you once you start drinking these citrus delights. Juice fasting with grapefruits (or eating them) for 3-7 days will detoxify your body. It’ll clean out your colon and purify the fluids in your body. Okay… Let’s start juicing! This zingy, zesty juice will instantly wake you and your senses up – making this an excellent breakfast juice. Ingredients 5 Grapefruits 1 Lemon 2 Limes 1/4 Medium Pineapple Handful of Ginger, you be the judge on how much to use Instructions Cut the tops and bottoms of the grapefruits. Then get a sharp knife and cut around the edges to peel off the skin. Remember not to cut the white pith away – as it contains a ton of nutrients. Do the same with the limes, pineapple, and lemon. (**You don’t need to peel the limes and lemon if you own a high-quality juicer) Juice the lemon, limes, ginger, and grapefruits. Then, juice the pineapple. Pour over ice. Salud! (Cheers in Spanish for you non-Spanish speakers) What’s So Important about Vitamin C? Vitamin C is required for repairing and maintaining cells and bones – not to mention fighting off infections. It even lowers your cancer and cardiovascular disease risks. We need to continuously consume vitamin C rich foods – as our bodies don’t store vitamin C. http://bit.ly/1CJLF0i
[Week 1] Monday & Friday - Rest Day Recipes (Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie)
You've got to love a training plan that starts off with a rest day! Since Tuesday will be my first long distance run, I want to make great post-run meals ahead of time since I'll probably be too tired once I get home. I'll be making a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie since it has complex carbs AND protein. Plus its chocolate peanut butter...hello! Here’s the protein breakdown of my new favorite smoothie: 6 oz greek yogurt → 18 grams 3/4 cup skim milk → 6 grams 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter → 4 grams The yogurt adds a ton of protein to the shake and should be pretty easy on your stomach, which can be sensitive after a run. Here's the recipe, enjoy! Ingredients: 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored) 3/4 cup skim milk (or your favorite kind of nondairy or dairy milk) 1 Tablespoon honey, maple syrup, or agave 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (any kind you like) Directions: Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times. Drizzle glass with 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup (optional) and enjoy! If you prefer a less sweet smoothie, you may leave out the honey. Add more peanut butter for a stronger peanut butter taste. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired. Add 1 cup of your favorite greens for added nutrition.