Sometimes we feel tired, a little tied down, and we need a proper cleanse in our bodies as well as some extra energy. This juice helps with both, along with an extra added boost of skin cleansing on the side! ;-) To make this green juice, follow the steps below! I hope you like it! :)
STEP 1: Get some Spinach!! :) Here I used baby spinach, but I'm sure any size is fine as long as it fits to cut up in your blender! I would recommend about half a cereal bowl of spinach for a good medium "shot" of the green smoothie.
Spinach is good for a variety of things, for example, it is a good supplier of protein, iron, magnesium, etc. In cleansing, it cleanses your liver, and helps release constipation cycles for a cleaner bowl movement. If you're stuffed and feel like you need a healthier lifestyle or movement in your body, this method's for you! Afterward drinking this, you'll definitely feel just how "clean" your body starts become!
STEP 2: The extra added boost is…CUCUMBER! So go on and grab that cucumber and cut it into tiny pieces. Along with also refreshing your body, washing out toxins, and hydrating your body, you'll use cucumber because it is also good for your skin, and who doesn't want rejuvenated skin? ;-) The amount I used was about 5-10 cm of the cucumber.
STEP 3: Put the spinach and pieces of cucumber into the blender. If you are using a hand blender, then you can put the pieces into your glass.
STEP 4: Don't forget the juice! I've heard of people using milk, however I prefer using my multivitamin juice. How you decide what juice or liquid to implement depends on what you know you are desiring to get from the juice. I want energy, so, multivitamins gives us a variety of vitamins needed to jumpstart the active "awakening" and building process within our immune system. (P.S. be careful of sugar content in some juices, and also as said before, this is for a quick green juice to jumpstart the process of healthy eating, so it does not replace eating your daily vegetables). For a medium "shot* I would say that 125ml of juice would be enough to blend with.
STEP 5: Make sure all your ingredients are in the container, and then blend blend….and blend! Then you're done. :) Timing-wise, it should take about 3-5 seconds (depending on the speed), however it should not be that long. When you open it, there should not be any large pieces of spinach or cucumber, if so, blend again.
STEP 6: Voila! And it is finished. Pour your green juice into a glass and you're ready to go! :) Drink away and don't forget to smile. =)
-For "easier access", wash your spinach the night before so you won't spend time doing so in the mornings. All you'll need is to grab your bowl of spinach, quickly cut your cucumber, grab your juice and blend. It's quick and easy.
-I suggest doing this 2 times a week or just once in a while for a good boost and cleansing (you can use the rest of the spinach for other purposes/recipes).
-Once again, this is just for starting a process of something greater, a healthier lifestyle, enjoy and don't stress out! =) Have a great day familia!
Welcome to the very first Food&Bake post! I look forward to showing you many more recipes & ideas just like this!
This is one of my favorite ''recipes". Although it's not something you 'cook' per se, it's something you can easily whip up when you don't have time to prepare a big breakfast. This, in itself, although simple, and fast, is also healthy and filling.
When I was busy and always on the run, I found this to be so easy to make.
It's healthy because you use whole wheat bread. Bran has more nutriens than that of bread that is more refined. This means, the closer the grain is to its natural state, the longer you will stay full. This is because whole grains are absorbed more slowly and will less likely raise glucose and insulin levels.
If you're allergic to wheat, this won't be for you obviously :P but you could still find wheat-free bread alternatives that are just as filling, like rice or corn bread. :)
Spread the peanut better on your wonderful bread, and cut the banana into slices and put them on top of the bread. Among other nutrients, peanut butter has a good source of protein and fibre, which also keeps you full for longer. Yes it is known to be high fat, but don't worry, this is the healthy and natural fat that we need in our body to have a healthy immune system (just think 'olive oil', and just think 'moderation', and you'll be fine, haha).
By adding on the banana slices, you are signing up for an energy-filled day as they are high in potassium - yuuuummmmmy! :)
Why not add them as a nice and refreshing side? ;-)
These deliciously picked strawberries are just in time for summer. Depending on where you are, you can have them all year round, but for some reason, they just look more appealing in summer. And ladies, strawberries are also known for being excellent for boosting the immune system and burning stored fat ;-) Oh, and they contain traces of anti-ageing agents for those who need them as well #JussSayin' :) :P
Although a carb-filled breakfast, remember that it's great to get you started off for your day because you are going to burn those carbs as you run around the day and fill fuller for longer!
Oh and, don't forget to pray! It is in fact for your daily bread ;-) yes yes..that was so corny I know...but know that that was totally intended ;-)
Ah…have a good day. :)
Until next time!
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