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Mint Cantaloupe Smoothie

Good morning! Here’s a healthy breakfast that will get your day going. It’s packed with nutrients to help keep you focused and working hard so that you can finish up work and start off your weekend early. Since my handy Ninja blender needed washing, I lugged my chunky food processor down from the cupboards to make today’s smoothie. Definitely worth the muscle—it’s that good! Cantaloupe is hands-down my favorite ingredient to add to smoothies because it’s not too sweet and provides juicy goodness so that you don’t have to add a lot of liquid. In addition, it’s loaded with nutritional benefits. One might call it a “wonder-fruit”. Here’s why: High vitamin C = protects your cells from oxidation, prevents diseases Ample amount of vitamin A = promotes cell growth, healthy skin Good source of Potassium = increases metabolism Natural diuretic = Reduces water retention Below is the recipe for Mint Cantaloupe Smoothie, but you can easily swap out the cantaloupe and peach with any of your favorite fruits. Enjoy your Friday morning boost—cheers! Recipe 10 minutes | yields 1 serving 1/4 Cantaloupe 1/2 Peach 1/2 Frozen …

Power Up, Green Juice and Chia Kombucha

Hope you all had a wonderful family-, friend-, food-filled Christmas and New Years! If you’re like me, you enjoyed all the foods that come with the holidays. Cinnamon rolls, roasts, dinner rolls, cookies… For Christmas Eve, my family always makes Cioppino, accompanied by fresh sourdough bread. On Christmas, I was spoiled with rosemary pork tenderloin, brown rice, peas, garlic bread and, my absolute favorite, Brussels sprouts! Dessert was filled with chocolate pixies, orange scented cookies, Russian tea cakes—I could go on and on, but let’s get to that green drink photo. With all of this delightful holiday eating and my tupperware with leftovers becoming bare, I’m dying for something fresh, cold and nourishing. I had my full share of all the foods I’ve ever wanted this season and now I’m ready for something fresh to start off the new year. This morning I juiced kale, cucumber, celery, apples, and carrots. Green drinks make me feel so good…I can almost hear my body thanking me. But this kind of drink needs some sweetness, otherwise I feel …