Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

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We all need a boost of energy getting back to work and into our regular routines after the holiday break. I know we are all still thinking “oh for one more day of staying home and not coming into work” πŸ™‚ Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but the break is over and we got to go on. So, give yourself a boost with the help of some vitamin C by making this easy three ingredient smoothie.

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Ingredients:
2 organic peeled oranges
1 cup almond milk
1 peeled organic banana

Directions:
Place all ingredients in and blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

Now drink up!

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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!

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!

Verde Smoothie

We should all be trying to pack more vitamins into our body in order to strengthen our immune system. It is important all year round, but most importantly in the winter months. Perfect way to accomplish that is my drinking lots of smoothies and juices. Preparing a smoothie or juice is also a great way to ensure that we are consuming our recommended servings of greens per day!

This Verde Smoothie will be sure to give you just that. The ingredients all contain essential vitamins, they are as follows:

Parsley– is the world’s most popular herb. Nutritional and many healing properties. Excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin K, and a good source of iron and folate.

Spinach– excellent source of other antioxidant nutrients β€” including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese β€” also it’s a very good source of the antioxidant zinc and a good source of the antioxidant selenium

Mint– mint has a refreshing taste and helps freshen breath. Mint leaves also have many uses and are able to overcome some health problems such as: digestive issue, headaches, oral health and relieves muscle pain

Celery– antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese

Apple– good source of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin, and it’s also a good source of vitamin C

Spirulina– is a natural β€œalgae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredible high in protein and nutrients, high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system, Omega 3-,6 and 9s

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Ok, now how to create this vibrant green drink is by placing the following in your vitamix blender.

Ingredients:
-1/2 a cup of water
-1 granny smith chopped and cored apple
-2 stalks of chopped celery
-1/2 a cup of coarsely chopped parsley
-15 mint leaves
-1 cup of spinach
-1 teaspoon of spirulina
-5 ice cubes

Directions:
Place all of the above-noted ingredients in the order listed above. Blend on high. Once all blended you can pour the smoothie directly into a glass and enjoy. If you don’t like the foamy texture run the smoothie through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer and enjoy the juice!

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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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