Alright, we all know when we are a few weeks into the new year, we will have a lot of things on our plates. Trying to juggle a lot of things at the same time, trying to meet our goal deadlines.That can be a bit overwhelming and you will need to take a breather and relax. My week was a bit like that and so i decided to have a mental break,a day were i could do things that were relaxing and refreshing. I started with making myself a Carrot And Ginger On The Green.
Let’s do more of that shall we?, Yes Let’s!
Lately, my relaxing day is made up of a great workout which is then followed by a refreshing, nutrient packed smoothie. A good start to my day for sure. My go to is a green smoothie all the time but today have decided to switch it up and go a bit bright orange. This recipe did the trick and below is a quick list of the health benefits:
Ginger: reduces inflammation, is antibacterial, help protect the respiratory system, and other healthful properties.
Pineapples: help with aiding digestion, boosts immunity and speeds up recovery from surgery.
Carrots: Is Antioxidant- and Vitamin A-rich, beta carotene-packed, a vision booster, free radical fighter.
Lemons: are Vitamin C-packed, antioxidant-rich, natural antibiotic, skin brightener.
Spinach: a superfood, loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package, important for skin, hair, and bone health. Provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time5 min
- Total Time15 min
- Energy96 cal
For the Smoothie
- 1/2 cup carrot juice
- cup of frozen or fresh pineapple
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger (peeled )
- a Tbsp lemon juice
- handful of baby spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Make carrot juice by adding carrots and filtered water to a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- Add the rest of the smoothie ingredients and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Add almond milk as needed.
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