Sunshine Juice

Morning!
I have the perfect drink to wake you up!
Push aside the Tropicana in the fridge and make yourself a clean drink that will be sure to be packed with vitamins and nutrients. What’s great about this drink is that there is a slight kick of heat from the ginger and cayenne pepper.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of water
2 oranges (peeled)
2 mandarins (peeled)
1 lime (peeled)
Juice from half a lemon
Chunk of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
3 dashes of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoons of organic honey

Directions:
Place the above noted ingredients into a Vitamix blender or juicer. Blend away and pour in a glass!

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Lemon Ginger Honey Tea

Out of all the days in a year to catch a cold … A few days before Christmas! 😦
I need to get better asap! What better way then to make a Lemon Ginger Honey tea, which I have been making for years, and so I would like to share this cold relief remedy with you.
This tea will instantly warm you up.

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Ingredients:
-2 fresh sliced lemons
-A chunk of ginger peeled and sliced (I like the heat of ginger so I always add a larger piece)
-3 heaping tablespoons of honey
-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions:
-Add the above-noted in a teapot
-Boil water then pour directly over ingredients in the teapot

Benefits:
Lemon- antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting
Honey- antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral
Ginger: antiviral, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, effective against human respiratory syncytial virus
Rosemary- anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting

Kale-Coconut Smoothie

This time of year it’s very difficult to stay on track with clean eating when everyone around you is bringing in cupcakes to the office or offering you cookies.
I great way to get in a ton of vitamins and nutrients in through a smoothie or juice.
I made this concoction after work today and it tasted amazing. Another benefit of drinking a green smoothie is it will help combat the colds going around now, and let’s face it who wants to be sick for Christmas!

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Ingredients:
-1 1/2 cups chopped kale
-1 frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
-1 1/2 cup coconut milk
-2 carrots (peeled and chopped)
-Thumb size amount of peeled ginger
-A few ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Voila!

Immune Boosting Juice

Brrrrrrr….So today was a bit cold in Toronto – right? Some places within Ontario got quite a bit of snow.
What’s unfortunate about the colder months is the colds and flus come out. I was feeling a bit low in energy when I got back from work, and so I decided to make a juice crammed packed with vitamins to help boost my immune system.

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Ingredients:
-cup of water
-juice of one lemon
-2 carrots peeled and chopped
-1 apple cored and chopped
-2 cloves of garlic
-piece of ginger peeled
-8 leafs of kale

Directions:
-place all of the above-noted ingredients in your vitamix blender, in the order noted above.
-Mix on high.
-drink it!!

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