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WINTER VITAMIN BOOSTING JUICE

This Winter Vitamin Boosting Juice will help you stay healthy throughout cold season! It’s homemade, rich in Vitamin C & ready in 5 minutes!


This week the weather here in Spain is pretty cold which means more chances for viruses to spread around! I don’t know about you but I am not willing to give the viruses any chance to take over my body! So I have made this vitamin packed juice for us to fight off all those viruses!

Immune booster juice like this carrot, apple, celery and parsley juice is what your body needs to stay healthy.
Now we like juicing because we can control what we put in our juice, we know there are no preservatives and we can drink it fresh! I have to admit I was not very keen on juicing in the beginning. My problem was the whole cleaning part and the time needed to prepare and juice the fruits and vegetables. I thought it was like a too lengthy a process not worth the while. But I was so wrong! I timed myself once and it took me an hour from the very start to the very end (which included cleaning the juicer). In one hour I rinsed, peeled, cut, juiced the fruits and veggies and managed to clean and wash everything. We got enough juice for 3 days for the both of us!

So you see, I juiced a huge amount of fruits and veggies there, but if you want to enjoy a glass of this homemade juice recipe you will be done in 5 minutes. Now this does not include the cleaning of your juicer.

Ok, let’s talk more about this easy juicing recipe.
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THE MIRACLE DRINK WITH AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS

WE NEED TO TALK.
We have a big problem. (The “we” here being those of us in the developed world, for the most part.)

So many of us live in a constant state of searching for health. We feel overwhelmingly tired and achy. We have brain fog and blotchy skin. We have weight issues. We shell out big cash for supplements and shakes and gyms. All to little (or no) benefit.

We feel so crappy (for lack of a better word) that it’s almost impossible for us to believe that relief could be easy.

Don’t hold the sensational title of this post against me… But let’s talk about water.


WHY ARE WE IGNORING WATER?

This is speculation here, but I think we overlook water for a number of reasons:

We THINK we are getting enough – but we don’t really know what enough is. (That’s probably our biggest mistake. None of us are ignoring our health on purpose, right?)
We underestimate the benefits of drinking water because we’ve never taken the time to really learn what water means to our bodies.
It’s so readily available to us that we don’t consider it a miracle drink.
We don’t like water… because we have programmed our bodies to like tea, coffee, pop, juice and everything BUT water.
We are a little lazy, we think it’s hard, and we don’t want to bother drinking it.

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH WATER?
If you automatically assume you’re drinking enough water, without being intentional about how much you drink, then you probably aren’t.

Counting coffee (or tea or juice) as a good water replacement, because it’s made with water, is also a huge mistake! Yes, our bodies will extract the water from those things – if you were stranded on a dessert island, those things would keep you alive.

But your goal shouldn’t be “stay alive” while surrounded by accessible water. Your goal should be “feel great”. The extra burden we put on or bodies, of processing coffee, tea, juice and especially pop, takes away from some of the amazing benefits you could be seeing if you drank plain water instead.

If you feel great all the time, have lots of energy, are rarely thirsty, and pee often – very light colored or clear pee – then you might actually be getting enough water.

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20 Healthy Drinks You Should Add to Your Diet

We all know sugary and fizzy drinks can wreak havoc on our health, and they are found everywhere. From TV commercials promoting diet soda to the enticing menu presented to us at our favorite restaurant, artificially sweetened drinks lie everywhere. The good news is there are healthy drinks out there, even if healthy beverage options may seem limited.


Thankfully, there are many more healthy drinks for you to choose from than you might think — so you won’t go astray from your health goals. These beverages can not only do your health great favors, but can spice up your palette so you won’t grow bored and throw in the towel to living a healthier lifestyle.

So what are the top 20 healthy drinks around, and what makes them so healthy? I’m glad you asked.

Top 20 Healthy Drinks

1.Dark raw hot chocolate
2.Lemon water
3.Cranberry juice
4.Green tea
5.Dandelion tea
6.Stinging nettle leaf tea
7.Turmeric tea
8.Red raspberry leaf tea
9.Watermelon juice
10.Parsley juice
11.Blueberry juice
12.Tart cherry juice
13.Blackstrap molasses drink
14.Coconut water
15.Kefir
16.Plant-based milk
17.Aloe vera juice
18.Holy basil tea
19.Green vegetable drinks
20.Kombucha

1. Dark Raw Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, a popular and cozy drink enjoyed during the cold season, can actually do wonders for your health — if you chose the right chocolate, of course. Dark chocolate contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for

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Super easy all natural energy drink


After the long holiday weekend, it seems only fitting to share a homemade Super Easy All Natural Energy Drink with you, on (what feels like a) Monday!

You guys, this is the EASIEST way to get a burst of pure natural energy without turning to coffee or sugary drinks when you need a quick jolt of balanced revitalization. I love coffee but if I can get focused and energized with something that isn’t so acidic, you know I will turn to that instead.


You guys also know about this new craze with matcha green tea superfood powder right?! I’ve shared my love for it plenty here on the blog with my fave Energizing Green Smoothie Bowl and even Matcha “Nice Cream”. It’s the best immune-boosting natural energy source that’s packed with concentration-enhancing vitamins, anti-aging antioxidants and cancer fighting catechins. Today I have something so simple, you’ll have it sitting in your fridge, waiting to conquer tomorrow’s to-do list.. I sure do.

With 3 ingredients, it takes less than 30 seconds to make or to “shake”.

All you need is:

a glass jar or BPA-Free water bottle (or something that you carry with you throughout the day)
20 oz. filtered water and ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder (get my favorite brand here)
stevia liquid liquid sweetener (or your favorite sweetener; coconut sugar, maple syrup etc.)
fresh lime juice from 1/2 lime (optional)
1) Fill your jar/bottle with water.

2) Add the matcha powder, stevia and lime juice. Cover with a lid.

3) Shake, shake shake!!! Until there are no clumps.
4) Add ice cubes if you feel like it (makes it super refreshing, especially for hot summer dayssss)
5) Sip some pure natural green tea energy whenever you need it, and get to work! 🙂


I have a huge mason jar full waiting in the fridge for anytime I need to re-focus………..
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21 Weight Loss Smoothies With Recipes


Want to get rid of your pot belly and thunder thighs? Or do you want to stay healthy and fit? Then, you must try out smoothies. Smoothies are palatable, take less time to prepare, look tempting, and are the best option to take a break from chewing healthy food. And believe me, they are not nauseating. In fact, you will be surprised how balanced and delectable they are. These 21 quick and healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss can help melt the fat, flush out toxins, and boost your metabolism. So, get ready with your blender and start shedding those pounds. Let’s begin!

21 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss
1. Sapodilla, Chia, And Almond Milk Smoothie
Total Time: 5-8 minutes; Prep Time: 3-4 minutes; Serves: 2
Ingredients
4 medium sapodillas
3 tablespoons chia seeds
⅔ cup almond milk
1 tablespoon almond flakes
How To Prepare



Wash the sapodillas. Peel, seed, and roughly chop them.
Toss the chopped sapodillas into the blender and add almond milk.
Blend into a smooth paste and pour it into two glasses.
Add the chia seeds and stir well. Top it with almond flakes before drinking.
Tip
Use chilled almond milk to make it taste yum.

Benefits
Sapodillas are high in fiber (about 14 g fiber in 1 medium sapodilla), which helps to prevent fat absorption and keeps you full for a longer duration (1).
Chia seeds promote weight loss and can protect you from cardiovascular disease and diabetes (2).
Almond milk is loaded with nutrients and is the best substitute for dairy or soy milk. It aids weight loss, boosts muscle power, and improves bone, heart, skin, and eye health (3).
Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that help to reduce weight, regulate blood glucose levels, and ………Read more

What Happens If You Drink Pineapple Water On An Empty Stomach

We know the pineapple recommended for weight loss because it is a natural purifying food that helps to eliminate accumulated fat, thus cleaning our body of toxin, favoring to lose weight more easily.

What you can not imagine is how beneficial it is to drink the water from the pineapple in the morning with the empty stomach. Here we will show you that drink that is very helpful because that way predisposes our body for fat burning easily and quickly.


Benefits of drinking pineapple water on an empty stomach
We will complement our diet with this fabulous pineapple water that acts on the body as a diuretic and natural laxative, in addition to other excellent benefits that we will see in this article.

1- Helps to lose weight
Fasting pineapple water, allows you to increase the body’s metabolism because it contains thiamine so it will convert carbohydrates into energy.
It will keep you hydrated.
You will feel more satiated, thus eliminating the anxiety to eat and reducing the craving for sweetness.
It gives you micro-nutrients that normal water does not offer.
It helps to avoid the cramps associated with the fatigue because it contributes potassium that maintains us an adequate balance of electrolytes in the organism.
Pineapple water will help to fight inflammation, as it contains the enzyme called bromelain, which acts to remove toxins and retention of fluids.
2- Take care of your liver and intestines
Pineapple water helps to detoxify the body of heavy metals, as it contains enzymes and antioxidants that are very beneficial, in addition to maintaining clean intestines as it helps to reduce constipation.
3- Pineapple water is good for the thyroid
Containing iodine, pineapple water, favors treating thyroid problems.
Preparation of pineapple water
Option 1
Ingredients

Half pineapple
Cinnamon
A liter of water
Preparation

Cut the pineapple in half and remove the peel and set aside for infusion.
Boil the liter of water and add the chopped pineapple and the cinnamon, leave it to the fire about 20 minutes.
Then let it stand for about 15 minutes, then paste and stay with only the water.
Store in a carafe inside the refrigerator to take it fresh.
Option 2
Ingredients

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Top 15 Drinks That Help You Lose Weight

Can you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? Sounds impossible right? Exercise and diet plans hardly work. And it is quite tough saying No to tempting food cravings in events such as birthday parties or family functions. But today I am going to reveal the weight loss secret of most celebrities and fitness gurus. And mind you, it’s no big deal. The process is all about drinking weight loss boosting drinks accompanied by healthy foods and workouts.


We have done a thorough research and made a list of the 15 best weight loss drinks that help boost metabolism, improve digestion, and are easy to prepare. Your body will become slim, toned, and your energy levels will soar sky-high. The best part is you can achieve all this without even having to forego parties and get-togethers. So, without much ado, let’s jump right in!

Weight Loss Drinks – Top 15
1. Belly Shrink Citrusy Drink

What You Need
½ cup grapefruit
½ cup pomegranate
1 teaspoon organic honey
Pinch of salt
How To Prepare
Throw in the grapefruit and pomegranate into Nutribullet or a blender.
Give it a spin and pour it into a glass.
Add honey and a pinch of black salt.
Stir well before drinking.
Benefits
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7 Homemade Drinks to Lose Weight Fast and Free

Losing weight can be a simple process provided you know which homemade recipes to use.

There are some natural drinks that I use to detoxify and shed calories easily without spending too much money on slimming pills.

Apart from helping me lose fat, these drinks are also safe and healthy to consume with no side effects whatsoever.

Below are some effective homemade remedies drinks to lose weight fast that you can try:


1. Green Tea Solution
Green tea‘s popularity is currently growing at a very high rate than before; my guess is that this is triggered by the ingredient’s potential for weight loss. Several clinical studies have shown that caffeine and flavonoids found in this substance can help boost metabolic rate, insulin activity, and fat oxidation. One research discovered that those who took the solution lost around 2.9 pounds after a 3-month period.

Another study showed that the result in fat output was equivalent to 100 calories over a 1-day duration. How to drink it for the best effects According to certified dietician Isabel K. Smith, when brewing green tea it’s best to take care that you don’t over-boil the drink since this may destroy catechin compounds found in the solution.

Ingredients:

A pot of water
Chosen tea leaves or powder*
Steps:

Bring the pot of water to a steady boil, then let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Pour the water over the tea leaves for 1 minute before serving.
Nonetheless, brew time can be shortened or lengthened depending on your personal preferences.
When Should You Drink It?
You don’t need to take too much of the drink to shed weight. While calorie-cut benefits may vary depending on individual body dynamics, they’ve been witnessed by taking as little as two and a half cups of green tea solution per day.

The active ingredient responsible for calorie loss is a polyphenol substance called EGCG, it’s found in all strains of green tea. Moreover, research by the University of Maryland Medical Department concluded that it contains higher amounts of polyphenols than other conventional tea types.

Furthermore, in a study published by the International Society of Sports Nutrition journal, it was found that taking decaffeinated green tea combined with regular exercise can increase fat burning by up to 25 percent, and decrease body fat ratio by 1.6 percent.


While there are many varieties of green tea available today, they share a common characteristic that they all come from Camellia sinensis plant. I also know that they are made from unfermented leaves.

I strongly agree with Isabel K Smith that Matcha is the best green tea brand for weight-loss, compared to other products it’s the richest source of green tea antioxidants and nutrients. To prepare it, the whole-leaf is grounded then taken as part ….Read more

9 Super Fat Cutter Drink Recipes For Weight Loss


Fat cutter drinks! Sounds a bit violent doesn’t it?

Well in this case, not really, because we’re trying to cut excessive fat as much as possible. Losing weight isn’t the easiest task and there’re tons of different approaches.

However, in this post you are going to learn 10 fact cutter drink recipes for weight loss that will help you reach your ideal body weight.

Not only will they help you shed some pounds but also fight inflammation, boosts your immune system and enhance your digestive process.

By just drinking these fat cutter drinks you will get these benefits.
They include some of the best vegetables and herbs that the planet produces.

So without further ado let’s jump right into it.

1. The Minty Lemon Detox
Every ingredient in this drink is geared towards melting as much fat as possible.

It contains green tea which is super powerful for burning fat. It also has mint which will add some zesty sweetness to the drink without the need for sugar.
Last but not least, one of the most important ingredients, lime.


This will help not only with you weight loss, but with relieving pains and aches.

What you will need

1 Lime

1 Green tea bag

1/4 Cup of mint leaves
How to make it

Fill a clean large mason jar with 25 ounces of water and then add the green teabag.
Put it in the fridge for about 25 minutes.
Slice up the lime and mint and place it in the water.
Take out the green tea bag and cover the jar again and put it in the fridge for another 25 minutes.
Now drink and enjoy.

2. The banana fat cutter smoothie drink
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5 Morning Drinks to Kickstart Your Metabolism: Drink Up!


Metabolism is a tricky affair. While some may see fitness as elusive, those with a high metabolic rate will find it easy to maintain the same weight over years. Let us face it, you cannot control the inherent nature of your metabolic rate. However, what you can do is avoid practices and habits that slow down metabolism. Incorporate relevant dietary and lifestyle changes to boost metabolism, regular exercising is one such change. Its only natural that one feels a tangible shift in metabolism with age. You may eat the same amount of food as you did a few years back but burning it off may seem tougher now. Age and a sluggish metabolism are intrinsically linked.

We spoke to experts to figure out natural ways to enhance metabolism – one of the most obvious ones would certainly be through appropriate dietary choices. Ingredients like seeds, herbs, dairy, fruits and veggies can be combined to arrive at exciting options that can be added to your daily diet. We bring you five easy drinks that can be fixed in the comfort of your home. No sweat involved and no fuss, most of these ingredients are easily available in the market. All you need to do is show some dedication, choose your favourite and be consistent with it in your diet.


1. Amla, Aloe Vera and Wheatgrass Juice

The combination of amla, aloe vera and wheatgrass works wonders. Take an amla, juice it and combine with a teaspoon of aloe vera pulp and a teaspoon of wheatgrass powder. Mix well, add in a glass of water and drink on an empty stomach. Do not eat anything for at least 30 minutes. You can also mix 20ml of amla and aloe vera juice along with wheatgrass in a glass of water and have it the first thing in the morning. This is great for metabolism and known to cleanse the system.
“A mix of amla, aloe vera and wheat grass is excellent for metabolism and detoxing. You can have it every day. You can also have these juices separately in case you don’t want to combine all of them. Methi dana water or a mix of cinnamon and honey is also great for boosting metabolism,” says Dr. Gargi Sharma, a leading Delhi-based weight management and wellness expert.

You can also try a blend of pumpkin, ginger and lemon or carrot, spinach, mint and lemon; juice the ingredients and have on empty stomach for a strengthened immunity and rock-solid metabolism,” Anshul Jaibharat, a Delhi-based clinical nutritionist.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar with Water

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