Celery Juice

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100% Celery juice drank first thing in the AM on an empty stomach has so many wonderful health benefits! Let me tell you more. I have been experimenting with this juice for the past week because I over indulged during the holidays and I had noticed my digestion was really terrible again and the bloating was pretty bad all day long. Even after the first day of having a 10-15 oz glass of this pure celery juice, I was peeing way more then average and the bloating went down significantly. I’m telling you, there are SO many health benefits to drinking pure celery juice on an empty stomach.

Here’s a few:

  • Celery is a natural diuretic. It helps flush toxins out of the body and as stated above, helps reduce stomach bloat.

  • Celery’s natural sodium content restores the balance of hydrochloric acid in the stomach (this is essential for healthy digestion.) The first drink in the AM on an empty stomach sets you up for easy digestion all day.

  • Celery is an alkalizing food. It reduces acids and toxins in the body while cleansing the liver and bloodstream.

  • Celery is full of antioxidants and polysaccharides which are known to be a great anti-inflammatory which I’m certain can help decrease majority of diseases in this world.

  • Celery has many other minerals which can promote anti-aging, improve hydration and in turn give you glowing skin,

I personally don’t like celery, but i’m able to drink this celery juice without any gaging. Perhaps it tastes better because I serve it from a wine decanter and drink from wine glasses.

Happy juicing!

Michelle xoxo

Celery Juice

Serves: 1

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ingredients:

  • 1 bunch organic celery (roughly 1 pound)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Remove the butt of the celery bunch. Wash each celery stalk then juice. I use the Champion juicer.
  2. If you don't have a juicer, you can use a high powered blender then you'll need to strain the pulp with a cheese cloth or mess cloth. 

NOTES:

You can store the juice in a glass jar in your fridge for up to 4 days but I always recommend fresh is best! You can also add carrot or cucumber to the juice to improve the taste but when I'm looking to embrace the full effect of the celery cleanse, I suggest just 100% celery.
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Superfood Hot Chocolate

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Hot chocolate is part of many special memories for me as a child.  It was the treat we had after a long day of figure skating practice and the warm drink we enjoyed after a fun day snowmobiling or making snow forts.  Although I was not willing to give hot chocolate up, I knew I could make a healthier option.

This recipe is packed with healthy fats to fuel your brain, and I guarantee it tastes better than the powdered hot chocolate that I remember as a kid.  I added coconut whip cream in this picture.  I don't always use cream because it has extra unnecessary sugars, but of course, everything in moderation.  I hope you will enjoy this special chocolate-y treat as much as I do!

Superfood Hot Chocolate

Serves: 1

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and heat on medium till warm.  
  2. During heating, mix with a whisk or milk frother till mixed well.
  3. Drink warm and enjoy! 

notes

*Nutritional values are based on using unsweetened almond milk.

calories

206

fat (grams)

9.7

carbs (grams)

28.4

protein (grams)

4

sugar (grams)

20.9
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Protein Power House (my everyday smoothie)

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This is my go-to smoothie recipe that I eat most days.  I've added all of the items I'd like to have for a meal with a few berries and stevia for flavour.  I often make my own hemp milk with this smoothie although you can use just about any milk alternative.  

There are many milk alternatives available, and of them, I least prefer soy milks.  They are very high in estrogen and can negatively effect hormones for both men and women.  I have experimented with soy in the past and have found it to interrupt both my mood and menstrual cycle.  Powerful stuff!  Please do your research and know that there are many (in my option, safer) alternatives to soy.

Protein Power House (my everyday smoothie)

Makes: 1

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add hemp seeds and water to a high powered blender.  Mix till the water is frothy and milky.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients (except the protein powder) and blend well. 
  3. Blend the protein powder for a few seconds.  Some protein powders will become frothy and expand a lot when mixed to much which is why I add it last for only a few seconds. 

notes

*Nutritional values will vary depending on which protein powder you use.
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