How’s the healthy eating going?
Could it be a little better?…I suppose there’s always some room for improvement.
Often our lives have way too much going on.
We’re stressed, we lack energy, we don’t feel like doing anything, our skin is bad, we’re gaining weight and nothing, just nothing seems right. 😣
In such situations, what you might need is a simple juice or vegetable smoothie cleanse.
And the operative word is SIMPLE. No need to interrupt your life by going on a ‘juice fast’. You can get AMAZING benefits by starting your day with a green vegetable juice or a vegetable smoothie on an empty stomach…followed by a healthy breakfast…
These following recipes are NOT meal replacements. They’re additions to your existing eating plan. They are an EXTRA boost of plant based goodness. Follow these drinks with a light breakfast.
Although we do not concentrate on calories when we eat whole food plant based, these green beauties are only around 100 calories.
They’re like a big vitamin and mineral tablet. But 100% natural!
Adding one of these nutrient packed drinks will get your greens in before you even leave the house in the morning. And within just a few days, you’ll feel the difference, starting from within.
So let’s get going and make up these 5 delicious options.
Once you tried a few, let me know which one is YOUR favourite either in our Facebook group, or by dropping me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 small beetroot
3 celery stalks
1 large handful spinach leaves
1 lemon, peeled
1 lime, peeled
½ teaspoon turmeric
Push vegetables through a juicer and add the turmeric at the end. Stir to combine and enjoy. This juice is without fibres so the nutrients get to the cells faster.
Green Monster Juice
2 small green apples, cut in half
3 celery stalks
8 leaves kale
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 piece fresh ginger
Sprig of mint
Push through the juicer and enjoy before your breakfast. Again, this is a juice without fibres and therefore will get absorbed faster.
Now we shall try the more filling vegetable smoothies that contain fibre. Here we’re blending all the vegetables and fruit in one go ….and besides the fact that they have fibre and will be more filling…there is way less cleaning up 😆
Refreshing Ginger & Cucumber Kick
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 lemon, peeled
1/4 avocado peeled and pitted
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup cucumber peeled and seeds removed [trust me, this makes it taste more creamy and smooth]
1 Medjool date, pitted
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1/2 tsp. fresh ginger
a few ice cubes.
Place in blender and blitz. Yum. This smoothie is rather filling.
The following was a recipe originally from my Nutribullet pamphlet. And I keep using it regularly. It’s delicious
Lean & Green
1 Cup Kale
1 Stalk Celery
3 Sprigs Parsley
2 Chunks Cucumber, 1 inch each
1 small Pear, core removed
½ Inch Ginger, peeled
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 ½ Cups Water
Add to a tall blender cup and press the button to blend…30 seconds later, you’ll be enjoying this refreshing cleansing smoothie that is jam packed with goodies.
Green Vanilla Surprise
Yes, it is a surprise because here we’re blending vanilla and plant milk into a green smoothie. I think you’ll love this!
1 cup unsweetened plant milk
2 leaves of kale
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 green apple, cored
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water
A few sprigs parsley
1 teaspoon flax seed
You know what to do: place everything into blender…press button…after 30 seconds, you’ll be drinking a fragrant delicious light green smoothie.
Don’t forget to let me know which was your favourite!
Until then, yours in Health,
The Vegan Weight Loss Mentor.