Fresh vegetable juice, smoothies and teas are wonderful options in addition to water. Including more of these fluids help to 'crowd out' others that aren't as healthy such as caffeine and alcohol.
Fresh juice is a quick way to get a lot of your nutrients in one serving. If you are having trouble getting your recommended servings of vegetables every day, juicing is a great option.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in some extra protein along with your veggies and fruit. Smoothies offer a more filling option and are ideal for those busy on-the-go days.
Did you know that tea has been consumed for thousands of years, dating back to the 3rd century A.D.? Teas have been used as medicinal drinks, with practically a different type of tea for almost every known ailment.
Here are some simple ideas to help you get started.
Watermelon is by far one of my favorites. It's the perfect partner for hot summer days. As a kid, I remember eating half of a watermelon with juice running down my chin and thinking a watermelon would grow in my stomach if i swallowed a seed.
You may already know that products from bees have been healing ailments for thousands of years. As a matter of fact, ancient Greeks and Romans called bee pollen "the life-giving dust" and the secret "ambrosia" for eternal youth. Hmmm.... I'll take that.
One of the ingredients I recently started using in my shakes is spirulina, a blue/green algae that comes from a freshwater plant. The nutritional profile of spirulina is magnificent because it is packed with numerous vitamins and nutrients.
Yes, I call this a monster green shake. It's my post-workout shake and it makes me feel like a monster. In a good way of course. It makes me feel strong, satisfied and like I am ready to take on anything after a great workout.
If there were one type of food to incorporate into your diet to boost your immune system, would you have it? Of all the preventative measures we can take, my #1 go-to food to keep my immune system healthy is ginger.
Fall = Pumpkins. It's that simple. Rather than turning to pumpkin pie to get your fix, how about a pumpkin pie protein smoothie? It's delicious, creamy and loaded with vitamin A.
Fan of almond mylk? I know I am. But what I am not a fan of are the additives that are found in store bought almond mylk. Homemade almond mylk is easy to make and avoids unnecessary additives that can be harmful to our bodies.
This rich colored shake was surprisingly beautiful when I prepared it. Blue and purple fruits are high in antioxidants, which helps to fight inflammation and disease. Try this easy shake, great for on-the-go or post work out.
This is my #1 go-to juice because of the beautiful color and delicious taste. It's the perfect combination of greens that is ultra-hydrating.