Here’s another delicious GREEN JUICE recipe! … I am totally loving my omega juicer, highly recommend it!
1/2 green apple
1/2 honey crisp apple
6 stalks celery
8-10 kale leaves
2 handfuls fresh mint
1/2 cup pineapple
Juice all ingredients in your juicer! This makes just over 32oz of juice…xo!
Q:Hey Fran! Do you usually just drink a green juice/smoothie in the morning? or do you pair healthy juices with your meals during the rest of the day?
Hey :) My breakfast is usually a green smoothie (made in a blender)! My fav is 2 leaves of kale and a handful of spinach with fresh fruit like mango and blueberries or a pear with a banana! Or papaya and dates (my new fav). Then I add ground chia seeds and flax seeds (1 tablespoon of each) and almond milk. Tons of awesome energy and a cute glow for the rest of the day! My green juice (which is extracted in a juicer and usually all greens: romaine, celery, parsley kale, spinach and an apple, lemon and ginger to break up the taste and to add health boosts) comes in somewhere later in the day, either in between lunch and dinner or with my dinner! I don’t buy juice. I always make it myself. The only “juice” I buy is coconut water (Harmless Harvest is my fav brand)! Hope that helps <3
Q:Hey Fran, i'm curious to know what you think about juice detox and tea detox?
Hey :) I’m actually not a fan of the “detox” “cleanse” craze. People abuse them. If you’re going to cleanse your body for a few days only to go back and eat what you were already eating, what’s the point? It’s really harsh on the body when you’re doing it without the proper understanding of how and why it works. If you’re doing it because you’re really sick (meaning chronic illness) and need to re-adjust your body, i’m totally for it. I healed my Kidney that way. There were things that needed to be removed. Or doing it because you’re going to transition into a new lifestyle, like Vegetarian or Vegan, i’m all for it! I did the same! Otherwise, i’m against the pointless abuse for weight loss purposes. It’s a lot more harmful, when used for vanity, than people realize. Just incorporate healthy eating, including the juices and teas, into your life on a daily basis! No need to starve yourself (ever) of necessary nutrients. Just my opinion.
Q:HFH! I was told that frozen fruit/vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh fruits/vegetables (as per the FDA). I'm a bit confused because you said when you freeze fruits and vegetables, they lose nutritional value. Can you confirm if one is better than the other?
Hey :) Frozen fruit are frozen at their peak, so they’re definitely as nutritious as fresh fruit. You may have misunderstood my response! I was referring to making green smoothies/juices and trying to freeze them so they can last throughout the week. The drinks lose nutritional value if refrigerated and are best consumed immediately after making them!