So Yum! Dairy-Free Raspberry Banana Shake Recipe

dairy-free shake, raspberry banana shake, healthy dairy-free shakeSmoothies and shakes are an easy and healthy breakfast or snack option for me.  I love the convenience of simply throwing a few fruits in a blender and pressing a button; easy clean up too.

I have a slew of different smoothie and shake recipes, but one common player in every individual recipe is using all frozen fruits — you can either buy them that way or buy them fresh and freeze them yourself. I often make fruit salads in the summer so I usually just freeze whatever I have left over. Using all frozen fruit and no ice makes these smoothies perfectly thick; I hate a watery smoothie or shake. Yuck.

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Drink up! Cucumber-Citrus Detox Water Recipe

citrus detox water, cucumber detox waterWater is fantastic. It’s delicious, hydrating and healthy, but it can also be a bit — eh, boring.

Considering, I love to mess around with water add-ins that not only amp up the flavor but boost the nutritional value as well: raspberries, watermelon, cucumber, grapefruit, rosemary, mint, apple cider vinegar? Sure.. throw it in there. Boring water no more! This recipe is one of my favorite infused waters for a variety of reasons. It is immensely refreshing and hydrating; its a powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients; it has major detoxifying properties; and, lastly, it’s delicious. Drink up!

Ginger is great for digestion and boosting your metabolism. Lemons are  anti-inflammatory detoxifiers that also aid in digestion. Grapefruits are packed with vitamins and add fiber — not to mention flavor. Cucumbers aid in hydration, add additional vitamin C on top of the lemons and grapefruit, and also have detoxifying properties. The mint adds a touch of sweet without the sugar. Enjoy 🙂

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The Best Green Juice Recipe for Everyday

green juice recipe, best green juice recipeFresh juice is kind of my thang.

A while back — after discovering all the processed crap and unnecessary additives that are thrown into so many store-bought juices — I opted to make own, and soon became semi-obsessed. I normally drink a small fresh juice a day — making them in advance and storing a weekly supply in mason jars in the fridge — and I’m constantly experimenting with different fruit and veggie combos.

This green juice is one of my favorites.

It super hydrating, detoxifying (cumber, celery and cilantro) and energizing (spinach, broccoli), and the pear and apple give this a little sweetness along with additional vitamins and nutritional benefits. Juice up!

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Healing Cantaloupe Juice Recipe

Cantaloupe juice, Cantaloupe juice recipe, healthy juice, antioxidant juice, vitamin juiceCantaloupes are one of my favorite fruits — to eat and to juice. They are sweet, refreshing, low-calorie and loaded with valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and folic acid.

And when combined with pineapple, orange, carrots and ginger, the nutrition and healing benefits are only amplified.

This juice is a life-saver when you’re feeling under the weather — the fruits give you tons vitamins, while the ginger can help ease your stomach and clear congestion — but I drink it weekly, regardless of how I’m feeling. You can also double or triple this recipe up and separate and store it in mason jars to enjoy throughout the week, which how I do it most often, since it saves me from having to clean my juicer on a daily basis :).

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