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4 Juices and a Shake, mmmm

26 Dec

Happy End of December!

Sometimes the same green juice gets a tad boring.  This week I’ve got four juices and a shake I’m making to ring in the new year in health.

I got the recipes from Juices101. The author broke down the amazing Blue Print Cleanse juices for us to DIY at home.


Green Apple


3 Romaine leafs
5 Celery ribs
1 Cucumber
3 Kale leafs
5 Parsley ribs
2 granny smith Apple
5 tbsp Spinach
1 oz Lemon juice

Pineapple Apple Mint


1/3 Pineapple
2 granny smith Apple
4 tbsp Mint (finely chopped)
1 oz Lime juice

Spicy Lemonade


424 ml Filtered Water
3 oz Lemon
0.5 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Agave Nectar / Honey

Carrot Apple Beet Ginger Lemon


3 Carrots
1 Fuji Apple
2 Beet
4 Celery ribs
1.5 tbsp Ginger
0.5 oz Lemon juice

and the shake

Cashew Nut Milk


467ml Filtered water
4.5oz Raw Cashews
1 tbsp Agave Nectar / Honey
1 tsp Vanilla bean (finely chopped)
1 tsp ground Cinnamon

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Click here to visit their site, order cleanses and more!

Happy New Year!!!!


Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder: My review

11 Oct

I came across Kimberly Snyder’s book Beauty Detox Solution by way of recommendation.  Before buying it I googled it and there really wasn’t that much information besides her website available so here’s my quick intro.

  1. She’s legit.  Her advice is well-researched.  Most of it falls into the world of holistic health so it’s obviously not all backed by NIH studies, but she explains the source of all of her advice.
  2. It’s well organized.  I really like the format of the book. It’s easy to read and follow.
  3. It’s not a diet book or even really a detox book.   It’s a lifestyle book.  I like that because diets suck and detoxes sound painful.
  4. She’s gorgeous. I know the photo below was taken by a professional, but if I can look half that happy and healthy I’ll follow her advice STAT.

I’ll be posting as my life changes with following her advice!

Update November 6th:  This book is awesome for general tips on how to feed my body better, but the recipes have too many expensive ingredients and it’s too hard… I’ll keep trying!

Water Pills= Bad Idea

3 Oct


You know how your gut tells you something is bad?  Well, my gut definitely told me something about water pills is bad.

Reasons I don’t trust “water pills”

  1. Why would I want to flush my water out? I’m constantly drinking water to stay healthy and hydrated.  Ridding it just sound counter-intuitive.
  2. Whole Foods doesn’t sell them.  Vapid I know, but they’ve got a lot at stake so if they aren’t selling something there MUST be a reason.
  3. No reliable research. I really can not find anything reliable to support the claims that I will be less bloated and not endanger my health.

Yeah. That’s what I think about this.