Skinny Sangria

Pomegranate SangriaWith all the parties, food and alcohol, it can be hard to keep your waistline in check without feeling like you’re missing out. At only 150 calories, you can enjoy the festive cheer without overindulging. Cheers!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz pomegranate liqueur
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz shiraz – to float on top
  • Orange garnish
  • pomegranate seeds
  • fresh mint

Directions:

Mix together pomegranate liquor and apple cider.  Float shiraz on top and garnish with orange slice, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves.

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup canned organic pumpkin
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Portein Powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 1 packet stevia
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted almonds
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup of ice

METHOD

  1. Add all your ingredients to a blender and puree until blended.
  2. Pour and enjoy

Makes 1 serving

 

G-BLAST

G-BlastStart your day with a blast of greens and a surge of energy!!!  Great for a quick afternoon pick-me-up as well!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful baby organic spinach

1 handful fresh mint leaves

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1″ of fresh ginger (sliced)

1 orange (peeled and sliced)

 

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth.  Can be refrigerated for 1-2 days.

 

Breast Healthy Morning Cocktail

Breast Healthy Morning Cocktail

 

 

Chugging down a few ounces (4-6) of this uber-healthy morning elixir is the very breast way to start your day!  Bottoms up ladies : )

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful of organic kale (I love the baby variety)

1 handful of organic parsley

1 organic carrot (chopped)

1 organic orange (peeled)

1 small green apple (unpeeled and chopped)

1 Tbsp. flax seeds

1 cup+ pure H2O

Ice if needed

METHOD:

Put all ingredients in high-powered blender and process for approximately 1 minute.  Store extra in glass container in refrigerator.  Always best when consumed immediately after making but can last up to a couple of days – squeeze some citrus on top before storing to prolong taste and nutrients.

Breast Healthy Salad

Breast Healthy Salad

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups organic kale (I use Organic Tuscan Kale from Trader Joe)

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1 tablespoon chopped organic walnuts

1 cup roasted sweet potatoes, cubed.

METHOD:

Wash and shake off extra water from the kale and chop fine – put through salad spinner to dry.

Wash and cube a sweet potato.  Toss with olive oil and sea salt and roast in a 400 degree oven, tossing frequently.  Cook until done – approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Combine the chopped kale, pomegranate seeds, chopped walnuts, and roasted sweet potatoes in a large bowl; toss to combine. Drizzle the Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing over salad and toss to combine.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing 

From MindBodyGreen

INGREDIENTS:

4 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil

Juice + zest of 2 organic lemons

¼ avocado

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. ground organic turmeric

1 Tbsp. raw local honey — if not vegan

pinch of Himalayan sea salt (to taste)

METHOD:

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Add more avocado if you desire a thicker consistency.

 

PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

Protein Power Smoothie

 

 

This protein-packed smoothie is the perfect meal replacement or recovery meal after a workout.

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 – 2 scoops Whey Cool Protein Powder* (organic and from grass-fed cows)

1 tsp L-Glutamine powder* (for building and maintaining lean body mass)

1/2 cup lite coconut milk (sold in a small can at trader joe)

2-4 oz pure water

1 tsp organic extra virgin coconut oil

1 T chopped raw, unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil, pecans, macadamias)

3” piece banana (barely ripe) – best if frozen

Sprinkle of cinnamon

1 pinch sea salt

Ice (if needed)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until combined.  For extra nutrition , add 1 handful of greens or a tsp. of EssentiaGreens*.  Enjoy!

*You can purchase the above products – Whey Cool Protein Powder, L-Glutamine Powder and EssentiaGreens in my online store.  Make sure and enter the promo code “JJ15%” at checkout for a 15% discount on your order.

 

CH-CH-CH-CHIA Breakfast Pleaser

Chia PuddingThis little concoction is the perfect breakfast in every way!  High in protein, fiber and omega-3’s and no cooking required!!!  Mix up a batch, throw it in the fridge and wake up to this ready-made bowl of pure energy!!!

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like Silk)

1/4 c chia seeds

1/2 t pure vanilla extract

1 T agave nectar or pure maple syrup

Pinch sea salt

Pinch of cinnamon

1/2 fresh fruit

1/4 cup pistachios

METHOD:

Combine first 6 ingredients, cover and refrigerate over night.  In morning, spoon 1/2 the mixture into a bowl, top with fresh fruit and nuts – enjoy!

The Green Goddess

 

The Green Goddess

INGREDIENTS:

1 handful fresh organic baby spinach or kale

1 peeled and chopped kirby or Persian cucumber

1 handful fresh cilantro or parsley

1 lime, juiced

1/4 ripe avocado

1 chopped organic carrot

1 stalk organic celery

1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

1 inch fresh ginger (optional)

1 cup pure water

1 cup ice

METHOD:

Either juice or blend all ingredients until they are liquified (a juicer that does not extract but retains the pulp/fiber is your best method).  For added nutrition throw in a handful of greens.  Enjoy!

Makes approximately 2 to 3  8 oz. servings

 

 

pH Power Broth

pH Power Broth

 

Benefits of: Consuming 1 cup of warm pH Power Broth with your meals can assist in weight loss by decreasing your appetite and by helping to shift your body’s pH from acid to alkaline.  When your body is more alkaline it can release stored fat and excess water resulting in both weight loss and decreased body fat.  Other benefits include increased energy, clearer thinking, increased immunity, better bone health, and relief from acid reflux, nasal congestion, headaches, kidney stones, anxiety and cysts.

 

Ingredients: (use at least the first 9 ingredients if possible)

4 stalks celery cut into 2” pieces

2 large bok choy bulbs or 1 small green cabbage cut in 1/2

1/2 cup sea veggies (arame is best)

1 bunch Parsley

3 carrots cut into 2” pieces

1 large onion cut in 1/2

4 garlic cloves cut in 1/2

1 cup spinach leaves

6 red-skinned un-peeled potatoes

1 handful fresh green beans

2 beets quartered

4 radishes

4” piece of ginger root peeled and cut into 1” pieces

1 lemon – first zest and then cut in 1/2

2 Tbsp. Himalayan sea salt

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

Method:

All veggies, lemon, herbs and spices should be organic.  Put all ingredients in a large, non-aluminum pot and cover with pure filtered water.  Bring to a boil then simmer with cover on until broth has a rich flavor (approx. 2 – 3 hrs.).  Strain and discard ingredients.  Check seasoning and add more if necessary.  Drink hot or cold.  Broth will keep for about 3 days unless frozen.  If freezing, please use glass or ceramic containers.

 

* If you have taken the Alcat Food Sensitivity Test, please eliminate your reactive foods from the recipe.

 

Autumn Detox Salad

Autumn Detox SaladFrom ohsheglows.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 18 brussels sprouts, washed and stems removed
  • 2 large carrots, peeled
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 4-6 tbsp raisins
  • 2-4 tbsp fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt or Herbamare, or to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh Thyme leaves (optional), or other herbs of choice
  • Pure maple syrup, to taste

METHOD:

Add the grate/shred blade to food processor. Turn machine on and drop in the brussels sprouts to shred. Now drop in the carrots to shred. Alternatively, you can finely chop brussels and shred carrots with a hand-held grater. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Stir in the diced apple, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins into the carrot and brussels sprout mixture.

Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and optional fresh thyme to taste. Add a small amount of maple sryup (about 1/2-1.5 tsp) to take the edge off the lemon juice. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve & enjoy!

Makes approximately 8 cups.