Kale Juice

They say the darker the leaves, the healthier it is.  I have recently found a supplier of organic kale and I have been enjoying kale in my salads and juice.  Kale is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and even calcium.Here’s another juice recipe starring this extremely powerful vegetable with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. a…

Three Ways to Use Lemon

Lemonade.  Who doesn’t love the zesty, tangy taste of lemonade sweetened by honey or sugar?  Here’s a quick recipe:  6 lemons, 6 cups of cold water, 1 cup of sugar.  When juicing the lemons, firmly roll lemons between your hand and table/countertop before cutting in half.  Combine lemon juice, sugar, and water.  Stir, adjust to taste…

Pineapple Cola

Want something refreshing?  I experimented with mixing pineapple juice and cola.  Surprisingly, it was really good!  Talk about mixing the good and the bad.  Try it! 3/4 glass pineapple juice 1/4 glass coca-cola Lots and lots of ice.  Shake them all and bottom’s up!  Really cool and sweet.  Just in time for summer.

Red Juice for Detoxification

    In today’s yoga practice, I did a lot of twists in order to detox.  What great way to complement this practice with a great juice that stimulates the detoxifying function of the liver and kidneys.  Juice the following ingredients for a refreshing drink: 3 cups of chopped tomatoes 1 stalk of celery 1 cucumber…

Hardcore Green Juice

I’ve been juicing for some time now but I have yet to train my taste buds to like pure green juice.  I still prefer mixing a lot of fruits, especially orange, in my daily concoction. Here’s a recipe that I’d try out in the next few days, just to mix things up a little: 2 handfuls…

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Coming from strawberry-picking trip in Baguio (read:  A Quick Visit to the City of Pines), we had a lot of strawberries to consume.  We can only eat so much fresh strawberries, so we had to freeze the rest of the lot. Here’s a recipe for a strawberry banana smoothie that my hubby likes to whip up…

Carrot Orange Juice

Here is another great recipe  for those beginning their vegetable juicing journey: 3 medium oranges 3 medium carrots Juice the ingredients, using your favorite juicer.  Dump in a couple of ice cubes for that chilling effect. A simple but refreshing drink.  Sweet, light and delightful!  You can add in a handful of lettuce or kale…

Beginner’s Green Juice

In celebration of Women’s month, here is a refreshing juice recipe that helps in preventing breast cancer: 3 medium apples 1 lemon 1 large orange 5 handful of spinach 1 cucumber 1 medium-sized broccoli head Apples, lemon and cruciferous vegetables are known to lower risks of breast cancer.  If lemon is not available, I use calamansi. …

My Top Cheat Foods

This is probably one of the most difficult top favorite things I have yet to post.  I am a lover of junk food.  Yep, yep, yep, I am.  I love burgers, fries, cakes, chips, steak, and all sorts of junk out there.  So you can imagine how difficult it was to turn to healthier choices.…

Why We Need Cheat Days

Let’s face it.  Undertaking a weight-loss regimen is no fun.  We are told to control our diet, count our calories and make sure we burn more than what we eat.  More often than not, we need to restrict ourselves and cut out those empty calories from food we love so much:  burgers, fries, steak, coffee…

Top Reasons Why You Should Juice It

If you don’t enjoy eating fruits and vegetables, juicing is the way to go.  It’s a great way to get all those nutrients with just a few gulps.  Imagine this:  in my daily concoction,  I use up a large bunch of lettuce, 2 carrots, a cucumber, some brocolli, and an occasional apple or orange.  I…