10 Super Easy Smoothies & Juices That Will Change Your Life
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No matter who you are or what your health goals may be, you cannot go wrong when it comes to introducing smoothies or juices into your life. By drinking these potent beverages, you're literally changing your cells. You're providing your body with vital nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants in an easy-to-digest form. Everything about you will improve, including your sleep, your happiness, and the quality of your skin. 

Here are 10 recipes to get you started! 

SMOOTHIES
 
1. Blueberry Smoothie

This is not only great for your health, but it's loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals, and flavonoids, which are vital for cellular health and disease prevention.

  • Big handful frozen or fresh organic wild blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 cup hemp milk, almond milk, oat milk, or coconut water as your base 

2. Kidney Nourishing Smoothie

I call this the "flat tummy smoothie." Not only do cucumbers hydrate your body, but they're also fabulous for flushing out toxicity in your kidneys.

  • 1⁄2 large cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
  • 8 oz coconut water or unsweetened hemp/rice/almond milk
  • 1-2 Tbs ground flax or chia seeds
  • Tbs raw organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)
  • Ice (optional)

3. Cranberry Lymph Flush Smoothie

Cranberry concentrate is a wonderful way to keep your bladder free of unwanted bacteria naturally. Bonus: cranberries are a great source of vitamin C.

  • 1 cup of mixed berries
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened Cranberry juice concentrate
  • 1⁄4 avocado
  • 1 cup coconut water or coconut milk/hemp/almond/rice milk 
  • 1 Tbs ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Ice (optional)
 
4. Pumpkin Pie

Looking for a savory treat? Want to eat pumpkin pie without the guilt? This one's for you! 

  • 3⁄4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1⁄3 cup coconut/hemp/almond/rice milk 
  • 1 Tbs ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut water
  • 2 tsp raw, organic honey or stevia
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Ice (optional) 

5. Blackberry-Cinnamon Smoothie

Blackberries a fabulous source of Vitamin K, which is essential for absorbing calcium and bone growth. (And it tastes so good!) 

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup coconut water or unsweetened almond/coconut/hemp/rice milk
  • 1Tbs ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1⁄8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Tbs raw, organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)

JUICES
 

6. The Green Monster

Drinking this green juice will alkalize your body and leave you feeling fabulous. Even better, it contains parsley, which is loaded with Vitamin C and iron, which can be difficult for many vegan or vegetarians to get enough iron. 

  • 1 and 1⁄2 cups coconut water 
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1⁄2 bunch parsley
Note: add the coconut water at the end to your juice.


7. Delicious Detox

This is a great drink for juicing newbies because the carrots add enough sweetness to make you feel like you're not even drinking a green juice.

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1⁄2 bunch kale
  • 1⁄2 bunch parsley
  • 1⁄2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 lemon squeezed

8. Cleanse Your Blood Juice

Beets are known to cleanse the blood and colon. By doing so, you're supporting and strengthening your liver and gallbladder.

  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 large apple
  • 3 radishes
  • 1 cup fresh kale leaves
 
9. Simple + Sweet Green Flush

This is great for anyone with digestive issues, because the apple aids in digestion and improves bowel function. It's a fun and easy treat for juicers at all levels. 

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1⁄2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 cup kale or spinach
 
10. Carrot + Apple 

Looking to reduce water retention? This one's for you, as carrots help to eliminate excess water from the body! This is perfect for anyone who is feeling bloated and wants to flush! 

  • 2 green apples
  • 10 carrots
  • 1⁄2 inch ginger

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About the Author

Rachel Feldman is a health coach, digestive wellness expert, and detox specialist. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Rachel assists clients nationwide via phone, email and Skype. Rachel helps men and women struggling with weight gain, digestive issues and toxicity. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and International School of Detoxification. Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. She is a certified Reiki Energy Healer. Her approach to healing focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul. She helps her clients to access the blueprint for their health by discovering what foods fuel the body and not inflame the body.

To find out more about her programs visit www.rachelswellness.com.

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