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Summer Smoothie Recipes

Recipes compliments of the Food Network:

It’s maximum support for your best health, all in an orange or berry flavor.

For added nutritional benefits, add Greens to your smoothies. Greens provides eight servings of fruits and vegetables, a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your diet a nutritional boost.

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
Ginger-Peach Green Tea Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • ½ cup low-fat peach Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
Honeydew-Almond
  • 2 cups chopped honeydew melon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Honey to taste
Blueberry-Pear
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 chopped pear
  • 1½ cups each maple or plain yogurt and ice
  • Sugar to taste
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Tired of eating that apple each day? Try Greens, today.

  • Detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body
  • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
  • Cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health
  • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
  • 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
  • Free radical-fighting antioxidants
Pomegranate-Cherry
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups ice
Mango-Acai
  • Two 4-ounce packages frozen acai berry puree
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 cups ice
Cucumber-Kale Blend
  • 1¼ cups vegetable juice
  • ½ peeled cucumber
  • 3 kale leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
Apple-Spinach Blend
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 chopped peeled apple
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • ¼ cup each milk and orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon each wheat germ
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 cup ice
Veggie Blend
  • 1¼ cups tomato juice
  • ¼ cup carrot juice
  • ½ cup peeled cucumber
  • ½ cup celery stalk
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ½ cup ice
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Why You Should Start Drinking Lemon Water

I was at the dentist recently and the hygienist was informing me she could tell that my mouth was a tad bit acidic. This got me thinking — if my mouth is acidic, my body must be as well. I know that too much acid in the body can lead to a number of health issues, so I did what most would and started searching the web for a natural way to restore some alkalinity in my body.

Upon my research, I found that lemon water both restores alkalinity AND has a ridiculous amount of health benefits. I like to think of myself as pretty smart when it comes to putting good things into (and on) my body, but I honestly had no idea that something as simple as this could provide so many benefits. The benefits come from drinking the lemon water at room temp. Lately, I have been bringing a whole lemon with me to work. I’ll cut it up and add fresh slices throughout the day.

What are your thoughts? Love lemon water? Hate it?

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Not a fan of lemon water? Greens from It Works! also aids in alkalinity restoration… not to mention, it provides your daily serving of fruits and veggies.

Cheers!

Water, H20, Agua…

Because hydration is SO important to our well-being, here’s another super quick post dedicated to one of the most important things we should put into our bodies.

water help lose weight

It’s can be difficult to wrap our minds around just how much sugar is in the beverages we drink on a daily basis. Take a look at this:

rethink your drink

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