My January is abnormally colorful amidst the early nightfall and often grey skies. I happen to love winter. This month is a perfect time for cleansing your body of the indulgences and temptations from the holiday season. Fresh shakes and juices are a great vehicle for vitamins and minerals in their natural form. No pills or preservatives. I am not suggesting a full cleanse for all, but perhaps adding one or two drinks per day will start your days off right. A smoothie with yogurt can even be a meal replacement. You will find your favorite combination and look forward to creating new ones. It takes a little planning and a decent blender, but I encourage you to commit to a drink or two a day for a week. Your skin will brighten and your energy will get a boost. They taste best fresh, but if you make a large batch, it will keep for a couple days. Choose organic ingredients whenever possible as well as frozen ‘out of season’fruits. Experimentation is encouraged!
*Unless you have a high speed blender like a highly recommended Vita-mix, please small dice each fruit or vegetable. You may have to half the recipes to fit your standard blender. Also, these are just guidelines, so if you don’t like a particular item, take it out or use less.
As seen in the photograph, recipes are listed clockwise starting from my favorite basic green drink at the bottom.
Other supplements include bee pollen for an energy boost (can be purchased at PCC), coconut water for electrolyte balance, protein powder, peanut butter, or honey for a natural sweetener or healing agent. Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.