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Sun Kissed Sunrise Juice

Sun Kissed Sunrise Juice

Awaken and refresh with this antioxidant-rich juice that combines the crisp taste of carrot, ginger, and lemon with the sweetness of cucumber and orange. Drink this juice for natural energy and gorgeous, glowing skin!

Sun Kissed Sunrise Juice
 
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  • 4 large carrots, ends removed
  • 1 cucumber, ends removed
  • 1 small mandarin orange, peeled
  • 1 inch ginger root, peeled
  • 1 lemon, peeled
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce.
  2. Prepare produce by cutting into pieces, small enough to fit into the top of the juicer.
  3. Add one ingredient to the top of the juice at a time.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight glass container for up to 48 hours.
Notes
Choose organic ingredients when possible.

 

Glowing Goddess Green Juice

Glowing Goddess Green Juice

Give your skin that healthy glow. This green juice is packed with essential minerals and vitamins, including chlorophyll, which promotes overall health and gorgeous skin. BONUS: Parsley is a great diuretic to help you beat bloat, while the cucumber is ultra hydrating and contains silica, a mineral known for its skin-toning benefits.

Glowing Goddess Green Juice
 
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Yield: 16-24 ounces
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  • ¼ head romaine lettuce
  • 2 flat-leaf kale leaves
  • 2 collard green leaves
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 small cucumber, with ends removed
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • ⅛ bunch parsley
  • ½ lemon, peeled
  • 1 inch ginger root, peeled
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Prepare produce by cutting into pieces, small enough to fit in the top of the juicer.
  3. Add one ingredient to the juicer at a time.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight glass container for up to 48 hours.
Notes
Please choose organic ingredients when possible.

 

Your Perfect Diet DOES Exist

Your Perfect Diet DOES Exist

That’s right. The perfect diet DOES exist.

Is it the Mediterranean Diet? The Paleo Diet? Should you become a vegetarian or a vegan?

It’s difficult to find substantive nutrition information these days. Bestselling diet books often disagree with each other. The more extreme the diet, the more copies it sells. Some of my personal favorites include The Pineapple Diet, The Peanut Butter Diet and The Ice Cream Diet. These books make me laugh and cry at the same time. Why are there so many confusing messages out there? Who do you rely on for good, solid nutrition advice?

On top of that, we all know people who are extremely careful about what they eat and other people who have a more relaxed attitude toward food. Your best friend may thrive on a vegan diet while your grandparents are healthy eating animal foods. Which is correct?

Both! You see, each and every person has unique needs. No one diet works for everyone. At the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), I have learned that food must be about the individual, not about the theory. One person’s food is another person’s poison – a concept IIN founder, Joshua Rosenthal, calls Bio-IndividualityTM.

My goal is to help you discover your bio-individual diet. Your bio-individual diet is the perfect diet for YOU.

Human beings, like every species, know that what they eat changes everything. Over time people experimented, made mistakes, and slowly have started to realize that cookie cutter diets don’t really work.

You can’t tell people what kind of relationship to be in or what kind of music they’re going to enjoy. Why is it acceptable to tell people what kind of food they should be eating?

You are a very intelligent woman. However, with the endless diet books and quick-fix programs out there, you may have outsmarted your own eating intuition. It’s time to understand what foods you’re attracted to and why.

When you want to determine what to eat, you need to look and understand yourself. Your gender, age, and culture all influence your food choices and can help you discover your bio-individual diet.

Here are some questions to ask yourself: 

What is your gender? Chances are you’re a woman, but it’s important to know that men and women eat differently. What works for women, may or may not work for men.

What is your age? People eat differently at different ages. What worked for you when you were 18 or 25 years old may not work for you anymore. At this point in your life, what foods make you feel energized? What foods make you feel sluggish? What foods are easy or difficult to digest?

What is your culture? Everyone has a genetic predisposition to eat the foods from the country where our ancestors grew up. What are your comfort foods? What foods nourish your mind, body, and spirit?

What is your activity level? People who are physically active have different nutritional requirements than people who are not. Do you work at a desk and sit for most of your day? Do you have a labor-intensive job? How often do you exercise?

If you need guidance and support to discover your bio-individual diet, it might be time to finally hire a trained professional. As a Health Coach, I am your personal advocate for living a healthy, fulfilling and balanced life. By working together, we can discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support you.

To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free consultation (via phone or Skype) with me. During this consultation, we will discuss your health history and current lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals. Click here to get started.

Much Love,

 

 

P.S. If Bio-Individuality is a new concept to you, leave a comment below, and tell me why you’re excited about this cutting-edge concept. I’m excited to hear from you!

Source: Integrative Nutrition, Inc.

Delicious Detox Green Juice

Delicious Detox Green Juice

After the long holiday weekend filled with barbecues, wine, and salty food, I’m ready to reset my body! This is my go-to juice after a long vacation or eating too much. Dandelion greens help reduce swelling and bloating, and stimulate the liver to release toxins. Drink this delicious detox juice and say bye bye to water retention!

Delicious Detox Green Juice
 
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  • 1 bunch dandelion greens
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1 small cucumber, with ends removed
  • 1 green pear (optional for those who like it sweet)
  • 2 inch ginger root, peeled
  • 1 lemon, peeled
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Prepare produce by cutting into pieces, small enough to fit in the top of the juicer.
  3. Add one ingredient to the juicer at a time.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight glass container for up to 48 hours.
Notes
Please choose organic ingredients when possible.

 

 

 

30 Things I Know Are True On My 30th Birthday

30 Things I Know Are True On My 30th Birthday

1. I am a child of God and faith is my foundation.

2. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

3. Family and friends are more important than money.

4. The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.

5. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

6. A goal without a plan is just a wish.

7. “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

8. “Health is NOT a luxury. It is a necessity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

9. Stress is related to 99% of all illness.

10. If you want to fly, you must let go of the crap that weighs you down.

11. True health is measured by happiness in ALL areas of your life.

12. Mistakes and failures are learning opportunities and nothing more.

13. The past is over and the future is not here yet so all there is… is NOW.

14. 7-8 hours of sleep every night is non-negotiable for optimal health, happiness and productivity.

15. I am a morning person despite living 29 1/2 years as a night owl.

16. How much money you make does NOT impress me. How you earn your money and what you do with your money may (or may not) impress me.

17. Real food is medicine, but laughter is the BEST medicine.

18. Junk food is a drug. Addictive and toxic to your mind and body.

19. “One person’s food is another person’s poison.” – Joshua Rosenthal

20. The food industry is deceiving. Right Food Babe?

21. If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.

22. Balancing your personal and professional life is one of the best things you can do for your health and happiness.

23. You are always one workout away from a good mood.

24. The best ab exercise is 5 sets of stop eating so much crap. 😉

25. No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.

26. If you hear something enough times, you start to believe it’s true. Question everything you are told.

27. “Who you are is as important as what you know, and how you be is as important as what you do. Love heals.” – Paul Epstein, MD

28. Life will never be perfect. If you’re waiting for the “right” time to do something – launch your business, begin a fitness plan, or get married – you’re going to be waiting forever.

29. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Live in the present and take action today, because that is where progress happens.

30. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care if yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale

Did any of my truths resonate with you? If so, which one(s) and why? Comment below!

Much Love,

Good Morning Sunshine (Spicy Lemonade)

Good Morning Sunshine (Spicy Lemonade)

Want to cleanse your body every single day safely and naturally? Drink lemon water and cayenne pepper first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

This is one of the best health habits I’ve developed and I encourage you to give it a try. In the spring and summer months, I like to make the recipe below using cold purified water. In the fall and winter months, I like to make the same recipe using warm water instead. Experiment to learn what you like best.

The Perks: Doing this ritual every morning stimulates your liver (the main detoxing organ in the body) and increases your metabolism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good Morning Sunshine (Spicy Lemonade)
 
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  • 1-2 lemons, peeled
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash lemons well.
  2. Squeeze lemons using a stainless steel lemon juicer or put lemons (peeled) in a juicer.
  3. Add 10-12 oz of purified water to lemon juice (2 lemons should yield 4-5 oz of juice).
  4. Add cayenne pepper and pure maple syrup (optional).
  5. Stir and drink immediately or refrigerate in an air-tight glass container for up to 48 hours.
Notes
Please choose organic ingredients when possible.

 

Check out this comprehensive article by the Food Babe to learn more about the incredible health benefits of lemon water and cayenne. In this article, Vani (the Food Babe) also shares how-to successfully adopt this health habit every day.