Amazing Smoothie Recipes

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I’ve been craving a smoothie for about a week now, so i decided to look up some smoothie recipes and luckily ended up stumbling across a wide variety of really easy and quick smoothie recipes that i thought you would enjoy!

Here is a list of my favorites!

– Triple-Berry Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

– Raspberry-Orange Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

– Carrot-Apple Blend 1 cup each carrot juice and apple juice with 1 1/2 cups ice.

– Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

– Pomegranate-Cherry Blend 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, 3/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch each of cinnamon and salt, and 2 cups ice.

– Blueberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon each honey and lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract and 1 cup ice.

– Pineapple-Mango Blend 1 cup each chopped pineapple and mango, 1 cup coconut water, a dash of ground allspice and 1 cup ice. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

– Green Tea–Almond Brew 1 1/2 cups extra-strong green tea; cool completely. Blend with 1/3 cup almonds, 1/4 cup honey and 1 cup ice.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-smoothies.page-4.html?oc=linkback

Dania Shoukry

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Smoothie Lovers?

Sue Harrell is known for doing amazingly delicious smoothies! I recently tired doing my own smoothie following her youtube video and it was a success, it was so GOOD! Its pretty simple and all those of you who are smoothie lovers will absolutely love it. You should try to out!

Dania Shoukry

POMEGRANATES

Pomegranate is a nutritional fruit that is thought to have originally originated from Persia. It is one of the most known fruits and has been around for thousands of years. The fruit has been a historical symbol of fertility and eternal life.

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Pomegranate contains a good source of healthy nutrients for the body. They contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols. The antioxidants in pomegranates are higher than those in green tea, cranberries and blueberries.

Pomegranates not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages go away.

Moreover, it is believed that pomegranates have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The outstanding fruit contains an excellent source of vitamin C and, has potent anti cancer and immune supporting effects.

By Dania Shoukry

Detoxes have become very popular, but do they really work?

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Detoxes are usually done to remove toxins from the body and to lose weight. Detoxes usually consist of a strict diet that may consist of a good amount of herbal juices, fruits, fruit/vegetable juices, raw vegetables, and tons of water.

Some people are usually impressed with their bodies after completion of the detox period; some even report that they feel healthier and more energetic. However detoxes have not been scientifically proven yet.

If you are considering to start a detox, you should consult your doctor first, as some detoxes have some side effects to them such as loss of energy, paleness, loss of vitamins, and loss of concentration just to name a few.

If you are going considering doing a detox to remove toxins from the body I wouldn’t be too concerned. However, if you are considering doing a detox with the motive to lose weight, keep in mind that these fad diets aren’t a good term solution and will most likely end up affecting you negatively. The best solution to keep up with the results of a detox is to adapt a healthy diet by making it a lifestyle change to maintain for long term results instead of short term results.

By Dania Shoukry

EAT YOUR VEGGIES!

Vegetables are not always our favorite food to devour on, but they should be!

Vegetables carry a variety of vitamins that we need in order to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Eat your greens” is phrase that has been said to us since we were just babies, I’m sure that you are all tired of hearing. But believe me, the truth is that most of us still tend to eat them less often than we should. A study that was conducted in 2009, shockingly found that fewer than 10% of Americans eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. It is vital to build a habit to eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily; as they will prove to be beneficial in ways you never thought were possible.

Here is a list of a few vegetables and the benefits they contain:

Avocados: Its true avocados do contain a lot of fat, but it’s the good type of fat, the one that is the cholesterol-lowering monounsaturated kind that nutritionists love. They are rich in vitamin E and they contain lutein, which is an antioxidant that protects eye health

Kale: Contains vision and immune boosting vitamin A, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and also has bone boosting vitamin K, all these vitamins help it fight cancer, just another reason why we should eat even more of it.

Brussels Sprouts: Contains vitamins A and C, a birth defect fighting folate and blood pressure balancing potassium.

Edamame: Contains a good healthy source of protein especially for vegetarians. When eaten instead of fatty meat, it may lower cholesterol by reducing saturated fat intake.

Green Beans: Are loaded with fiber, which can help lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, making them especially beneficial for people with diabetes.

Asparagus: contains vitamins K,C,A, and folate. It is famous for a healthy dose of inulin, which, promotes digestive health and is high in fibre. Asparagus also contain an amino acid called asparagine, which helps cleanse the body of waste.

By Dania Shoukry