Thursday, February 28, 2013

Detoxing Smoothie to Fight Inflammation

Not everyone is a fan of green juice or smoothies.  I am!  My husband...not so much.  He prefers his greens in a salad (unless I can disguise them in a berry or banana smoothie)

I am really enjoying trying new recipes lately on my quest to fight inflammation.  If you do a bit of research, inflammation can cause disease and damages your body.  If you're looking for an anti-aging, healthier way to live...Fight inflammation!!!

Detox Energy Elixer
I love celery!!!
adapted from Healing Gourmet

Ingredients
2 medium organic cucumbers, peeled

4 slice(s) organic ginger (about 1/4" thick each)

1 whole organic lemon, juiced

1/2 cup(s) organic parsley

1 whole (2" diam) organic beet

8 stalk(s) organic celery 

Preparation
Add all ingredients to a juicer to express. 
Chill juice if desired, and serve. 

*I modified this recipe to make a smoothie*
I used 1/4 of the ingredients, added everything to the blender with 1-2 cups of cold water.  You can make it creamier with 1/2 cup organic yogurt.

Check out how I'm getting in Bikini Shape!

9 comments:

  1. This sounds yummy.. We juice every once in a while, when I feel like cleaning up a mess :).. Love smoothies too.

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  2. That sounds pretty good ... I need to buy a juicer, cause I am being told most store smoothies or juices are too sugar-packed. I am always looking for some great healthy alternatives! Thanks, Mary!

    Emily
    A Day in Durham

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  3. And it sounds good too! Found you on Farmgirl Friday and I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-5.html

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  4. Never heard of a Celery Smoothie! Sounds like a great idea to help out. Thank you for linking up on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back this week to join us again!

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  5. I've never tried a green smoothie--ever! Maybe I need to one of these days!

    Thanks for sharing at the Blog Fest! Always a pleasure to find your posts in the list!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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  6. This sounds awesome! I can't wait to try it out. =)

    Thanks to you and The Grant Life blog for alerting me.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
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  8. I am really liking your blog sites! I just popped over (again) from RealFood Fridays, and enjoy your link. I'd love to have you drop by and visit me sometime at www.kneadedcreations.com Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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  9. I juice daily using fruits and veggies. I will try your recipe but I will use less celery sticks. My grandmother always said 'too much of one thing is good for nothing" I am an advocate of detoxing naturally with natural products, but for people who do not eat healthy for whatever reason, I would recommend Bowtrol as a detoxer. The body needs to be detoxed if it is not done naturally with a consistent healthy diet..

    Thomas Saunders

    http://cleansecolonnow.com

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