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Raw Juices and Smoothies

The real ‘key’ to weight loss and weight maintenance is making sure that you burn as many calories as you consume.  And as I embraced the raw food lifestyle, I noticed that I had a lot more get-up-and-go.  The increase in energy I felt was a direct result of  a fresh, raw, organic diet.

Raw foods are like rocket fuel for the body.  Here’s one reason why...

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Was Kermit the Frog talking about a healthy diet when he said ‘It’s not easy being green’?  Perhaps.  For many people, a major challenge in healthy eating is making dark leafy greens palatable and digestible.  You see, greens have tough cellulose fibers that need to be chewed very thoroughly. Unfortunately, chewing huge salads can be time-consuming and unpleasant for the beginner, and not always easy to digest. 

The answer:  a Green Smoothie.

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The ‘Hot’ Color in Smoothies is GREEN

If you’re like a lot of people, ‘green’ isn’t the first color you think of when you think of smoothies.  That’s because for the second half of the 20th Century, a smoothie meant a sweet blended beverage made with fruit, fruit juice, ice, milk, and sugar. Theoretically, these smoothies made for a healthy breakfast or a healthy snack.  In reality, commercial smoothies packed a lot more calories and fat than nutrition.

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In my last post, I was talking about my experience with a Green Juice fast.  Let me tell you more...

One of the reasons I especially like Green Juice when I’m fasting is that it’s a ‘quick fix.’  All I have to do is grab a few ingredients, chop them up, and then toss them into the juicer for a few minutes of whirring and whizzing.  So I never have to worry that I don’t have time to give my body the nutrition it needs.

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A lot of people I know are feeling a little sluggish at this time of year; ‘hungover’ from the indulgences of the recent holiday season. I was in the same boat myself until last week. That’s when I decided to go on a three-day juice fast.

My juice of choice was healthy, vibrant Green Juice.

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