Spring is here full of sunshine, warmth, longer days and lush greens and blooming colors! What a great time to stock your pantry with some essential staples to help you eat clean, light and healthy this spring season. Having these staples around can help you pack for a picnic at the park, a light lunch or easy healthy dinners.
This refreshing spring smoothie is light, tasty, and packed with nutrients. The base of fresh or frozen berries provides a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, while the flax and hemp add healthy protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Antioxidant-rich goji berries are also a highlight of this smoothie and adds a nice crunch as the garnish. This smoothie makes for a great breakfast, or post-workout recovery drink as it provides extra protein and carbohydrates for muscle repair. For added flavor try garnishing with cinnamon!
This juice is made with a wonderful variety of fresh and colorful vegetables, which makes it a great source of many different plant-based nutrients. Different colored fruits and vegetables provide different and essential vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrients. For example in this juice, the orange carrots and red tomatoes are a great source of beta carotene, the broccoli provides a source of vitamin C, iron, vitamin K and some b-vitamins to name a few. Not only is this juice packed with lots of nutrients, but it has a tasty, tangy and fresh flavor.
Happy first day of Spring to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere! While we are still wearing our winter boots and jackets and sledging through ice and snow, we have to celebrate that spring like weather is right around the corner (at least we hope!). To get you in the mood, we’re sharing our favorite light, refreshing, and energizing juices to enjoy.
Spring is starting to sprout with sunny days and warmer temperatures. Root vegetables and produce like apples and pears are perfect for seasonal eating or juicing. Celery root has a fresh scent and is rich in electrolytes potassium, sodium and magnesium making it a perfect choice for before, during or after exercise.
It is easy to get caught up in what we are giving up when making healthy changes or observing Lent. The beauty of a Reboot for Lent is that while you are indeed giving up many things like caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, etc. you are gaining many incredible nutrients that can promote wellness. Learn more.