Browsing Category Detox and Cleanse


The smoothest, greenest smoothie

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Another post gym smoothie - meal substitute idea. This is a frequent for me, simply because I ALWAYS have these ingredients around the house. The texture of this smoothie is silky velvet, the color VIBRANT and it smells heavenly. You can also add half a green apple if you crave more sweetness. Quick, delicious & healthy. ...

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Watamelonwata: Infused Watermelon Water recipe

Friday, April 29, 2016

Instead of cucumber this week I subbed in watermelon when infusing weekly water. Nothing against watermelon, I just live in NYC and actually carry groceries with my hands. Hint: Melons are HEAVY! I instead purchased prepackaged (lazy I know) fresh watermelon chunks to use in this easy detoxing recipe. Although I'm not bored of my usual combinations ...

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Rainbow Smoothie: Mango, Spinach, Apple & Basil

Thursday, March 24, 2016

I keep random but interesting colorful things in my refrigerator at all times. Super simple, healthy AND refreshing, something like this has become my post workout staple. The little kick of surprise is the basil - light but fresh. 1 half peeled green Apple 1 half peeled Mango Handful of spinach leaves 1 ripe banana Blend with ice. I topped ...

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Banana, Avocado… so Smoothie

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

After the beet fiasco I started contemplating other "strange" (to me) fruits and vegetables to add to my dinner smoothie pool. I had a few avocados in the fridge so it seemed natural that blending with bananas would create an amazing texture. The taste I wasn't sold on - so I added some peanut butter ... and a few ...

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Berta’s Beet root Smoothie

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I dislike beets. I'm pretty confidant I went an entire decade without laying hands on one of these red roots. So I have heard beets are delicious, and more importantly have ridiculous nutritional value. (a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron & vitamin B6) Last year I added beets to my juicing list and was pleasantly surprised when I didn't ...

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EASY: Propagating Basil in your NYC windowsill

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mid summer I bought a suffering basil plant off the hot streets of Harlem. There is a lovely fresh street market on Lenox between the train stop and my apartment. I admire it on the Fridays in which I get home before dark. I purchased a small cilantro plant as well as a basil plant that looked moderately healthy. They ...

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Personal Favorite – Infused water Recipe

Monday, August 24, 2015

This has become the summer of INFUSING for me. Finally I think I've found my perfect combination. Telling you I feel amazing is an understatement. Picking up my high impact cardio - I have been running each weekday morning for about 7 weeks now. I am parched & dehydrated by the time my 2.5 mile run is over. Water saves ...

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INFUSED – basil, strawberry, cucumber water

Monday, May 25, 2015

Constant evolution. Evolving water by infusing with simple fruits and or vegetables is not only easy but extremely functional. People tell me all the time they just don't like water, I personally think - it's because water is boring and most certainly an after thought for most if left plain. Laughable to me - because I actually crave ...

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The Red Wedding (juice)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  The "Red Wedding" juice is named for the dominant  BEETS! Despite all the fruits and veggies the beet root overpowers all. ... and my kitchen looks like a the Westrosi King of the North was murdered. (GoT reference) This juice is slightly sweet and slightly spicy. But FULL of fiber and detox elements. The below ingredients make ...

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How I boost my Metabolism! Me(tabb)-boosting!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

It's simple - I eat & drink SPICE! All kinds of peppers, especially jalapeño & cayenne. By character I like spice, zest and kick added to my foods so i've learned to use that to my advantage (i can never have too much wasabi or red pepper flakes - in everyday cooking). I mean - ...

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Liquid Unicorn (magic juice)

Monday, April 28, 2014

I'm trying to live FOREVER! Who's with me? Each ingredient listed is GREAT for Weight Loss on its own ... but combined - just imagine the possibilities! Weight loss, lowered cholesterol, improved digestion, great skin, nails & teeth ... Pain relief, reduced inflammation ... Last weeks lunch Juice (frozen immediately after juiced) Lemons (4): Detoxification,  metabolism and circulation boosting nutrients Celery ...

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Tummy tactics : Natural Bloating remedies

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Way too often I am a victim of false advertising around my midsection. Instead of showing off the careful sculpting of my waistline I channel a puffy distorted replica.  This happens at the smallest urging whether from chewing gum or tasting hummus there's no telling how much air will accumulate urging my stomach to protrude ...

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