January Favorites: Healthy Finds

Hey healthy bunnies,
I tried a few awesome items this month and want to share them with you. It’s always nice to find tasty foods which I’m not allergic to and can also enjoy guilt-free. I’m thinking of doing a series soon on living with food intolerances. What do you think? 
Here’s the first item….


Quinoa patties: they’re pretty mild in flavor, so nothing to rave about there– but you can do a lot with sauces or avocado. What I love is that there is no wheat, no nuts, no soy, and no rice. There’s just quinoa, coconut out, arrowroot powder and a few other veggies. 

Serenity turmeric juice: what amazing flavor this has with a very strong kick of ginger. So delicious. You may not have a Kreation where you live, but you can see the ingredients on the bottle and make a similar combination at your local juice bar, or at home. 

Caramel chai rooibos tea: I love the flavor of this. I usually drink it unsweetened, but sometimes I add a little raw honey and cashew milk to make it a tea latte. You can also add whipped cream. 

Have you tried anything new this month? Share with me!
XOXO,

Fifi

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Blood Orange and Rainbow Chard Smoothie

Over the last year I have had a surprising amount of people tell me they just can’t get into green smoothies because of the color. I would hate for people to miss out on the nutrients, so I created this delicious drink which has so much rich color added, it masks the green! Before this, I never put rainbow chard in my smoothie. I’m usually partial to baby spinach because it blends up so smoothly. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s a hearty leafy green with red veins and stalks. It is really beautiful!

Blood oranges are my currently obsession, so I couldn’t leave those out.

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To make this smoothie you will need:

1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup frozen mango
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 kiwi
1 blood orange
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup shredded rainbow chard

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The Master Cleanse Green Smoothie

This morning I woke with the intent to drink my variation of the Master Cleanse– I do warm water, the juice of half a lemon, and two dashes of cayenne. Basically, I leave out the maple syrup. An hour later, I go and enjoy breakfast. The cleansing properties of the lemon, cayenne, and warm water are often enough to help me feel energized, and give myself a little reboot if I ate anything I shouldn’t have. I decided to convert this into a green smoothie, and I’m sharing because it was absolutely delicious! It’s always awesome when you choose function over flavor, but end up with good flavor anyway.  Imagine that same drink cold, with fruit and a little greens. I hope you try it!

divine hostess green smoothie master cleanse

 

 Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 dashes of cayenne
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • filtered water as needed

Blend till smooth and enjoy!

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Metabolism Boosting Green Smoothie

Have you  noticed the green drink craze lately? I don’t know when it started, but I think people would juice everything in their fridge if they could! It’s not a bad craze, though since most people have a tough time getting their recommended amount of fruit and veggies each day. I personally do not have a juicer, just a blender. This works just great for me, and I can gain all the same benefits without missing the fiber.

Long ago when I discovered dark leafy greens could be added to blended drinks with no detected flavor, I was amazed! This drink is all about boosting the metabolism and detoxing. Kale is rich in vitamin A and C, and ginger has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to fight the common cold and flu. Look up all the benefits yourself for more info. You will be amazed! You can tweak the recipe to be more to your liking, but I added no additional sugar to it. I was going only for benefits and not so much for a desserty-tasting drink. It was citrusy and creamy, since I added protein powder.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 to 8 ice cubes
  • Protein powder (optional)
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cucumber (Peel unless you have a super nice blender)
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 lime juice

It yielded about 20 oz, and was 153 calories with my unsweetened soy vanilla protein powder. Watch me make the smoothie here:

My philosophy: Eat like you love to live! ❤