June 2, 2012 by Living Girl Living Foods
Well today was filled with a little too much kale, spinach and mango! Tomorrow I will def be taking it easy on these ingredients and instead use beets, fennel, celery and other things more.
I was in a rush to make a breakfast smoothie so instead of following Victoria’s Basic Balance Smoothie exactly I made this slight twist in my blender. Since mango blends up so thick unless lots of water is added this thick drink is filling. The sweetness of the mango makes the spinach hardly noticeable so please feel free to add more if you aren’t scared of greens 😀 If you are ever out and about and feeling desperate for a raw smoothie or juice most smoothie bars will have the ingredients for this drink. Don’t be scared to ask!
Spinach Mango Smoothie
1 mango peeled and chopped
2 handfuls spinach
1/2 cup water
Blend until chunks are gone and the thickness is right for you. I like this on the thicker side, helps control my appetite and any thoughts of becoming weak and cheating during juice feasting, but if you want it more liquidy try one cup of water instead of half a cup 🙂
Leafy green vegetables such as arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory contain numerous cleansing compounds that neutralize heavy metals, which can bear heavily on the liver. Leafy greens also eliminate pesticides and herbicides from the body, and spur the creation and flow of cleansing bile. So get a glass of green juice in your hand and give a cheer for a healthy liver and elimination! CHEERS ❤
For lunch I made what I like to call a Green Power Juice in my juicer ❤ This is loaded with all different type of green ingredients. They are all fantastic for skin, immunity, detoxing and is just pretty good for energy. May be you are feeling wary about all of the broccoli in this one, but honestly parsley has such a bold fresh flavor along with the green apple and lime that the broccoli is hardly noticeable. Plus, it’s a pretty awesome way to get broccoli in your belly. I personally at least haven’t seen many broccoli juice recipes out there either. This is a great “beginners” green juice, the sweetness will please just about anyone.
Green Power Juice Recipe
1 green apple, cut in quarters
10 broccoli spears
1 medium bunch of parsley
1 large celery stick
1 teaspoon lime juice
After having this awesome lunch I wanted to make some sort of lemonade for my bike ride. Since I am a Rhode Islander I couldn’t help but think about all those summers I spent as a child drinking Del’s Lemonade on the beach…and who know what the hell type of sugars, syrups and additives are put in such an innocent looking lemonade I was inspired to make a guilty free version.
Here is my attempt at making a Organic Raw Vegan Del’s Inspired Lemonade 😀 I think what most Rhode Islanders like about Del’s is the chunks of lemon, the lemon zest, and of course ice. This recipe is made in the blender & takes very little time to make.
Organic Raw Vegan Del’s Inspired Lemonade Recipe
1 whole lemon, cut into quarters (this way there will be a few chunks of lemon in your drink)
1 teaspoon or more of lemon zest
8 ice cubes
2 cups filtered water
Blend until the drink is at your preferred thickness and drink while it is still cold 🙂
Lemonade, lemon water, lemon with warm water and lemons in general are amazing while cleansing. For optimum health benefits and bowel movement have a lemon concoction in the morning before consuming anything else or have it be the last thing you consume. To learn more about the health benefits of lemon water check out this previous post.
Yesterday I was on the go, and saw online that there is a “juice bar/smoothie bar” near one of my friends houses. So I decided to go there for a dinner drink. Sadly the menu was pathetic, the person working was clearly unprofessional and didn’t want to deal with pulling me a shot of wheatgrass. So I got them instead to let me make my own smoothie with spinach, kale, mango and peaches. It was all right…my breakfast smoothie was a ton better. But it was something in my belly at least! I really do not like to repeat a juice like this because I find it slows down the cleansing process and doesn’t seem to do much for me energy wise either. By 8pm or so I was ready for bed!
I’ve been geeking for a wheatgrass shot though and hope I can get my hands on one soon. Wheatgrass is super alkalizing, energizing and detoxifying. I can’t blame myself for craving it ❤
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