Stop Hunger with juice May 16, 2015 07:07 1 Comment
Stop Hunger with Juice
Hangry: (han-gree) adj. A state of anger caused by lack of food, hunger causing a negative change in emotional state.
Hanger is an ugly epidemic. Don’t fall victim. This meal/snack is quick & easy to make and avocado’s heart-healthy fats will keep you satisfied…..and more pleasant to be around in general.
Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C,K, folate, B6 and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. One avo contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.
Green Smash Toast Recipe
2 slices of your favorite whole or sprouted grain bread- lightly toasted, ½ avocado, ½ lime, red pepper flakes, sea salt & pepper to taste.
1. Toast bread slices. Slice a ripe avocado in half. Squeeze the meat of the avocado onto the toasted bread and spread it evenly.
2. Cut a lime in half and gently squeeze the juice over the avocado on your slices of toast.
3. Sprinkle red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper to taste.
Nutritious & filling. Smash now & often.
Radish Juice May 16, 2015 07:07 84 Comments
Radishes are the Susan Lucci of vegetables. Always in the running, but never awarded the superfood trophy. It’s time to give these little guys the recognition they deserve.
For Your Consideration:
-Radish soothes sore throats, eliminate excess mucus and clear sinuses . Basically, they should be your best friend when you are fighting a cold. Radish helps to relieve congestion within the respiratory system, making it an excellent food for asthmatics and those who suffer from bronchial infections and sinus problems.
-Radish is rich in folic acid, Vitamin C and anthocyanins, which make it a very effective as cancer-fighting food! They also contain zinc, B-complex vitamins and phosphorus which make them effective in treating skin disorders such as rashes and dry skin.
-Radish juice helps to soothe the digestive system and detoxify the body by promoting gallbladder and liver function while protecting them from infection.
-Radish is a natural diuretic. This makes them effective in preventing and fighting urinary tract infections. Radish juice helps to cure the burning feeling during urinary tract or bladder infections, as it is an excellent kidney cleanser.
Here @ Roots Juices, we offer our new Gin & Greens Juice bursting with radishy goodness alongside other nutrient-rich greens and a hit of ginger for a lil kick!
We like you, Radish. We really, really like you.
Exercising on a juice cleanse May 16, 2015 07:06 1 Comment
Exercising on a Juice Cleanse
A hot question we get asked almost daily is whether or not it is safe to exercise on a juice cleanse. The good news for some is YES! The bad news for some is yes. In all 3 levels of our cleanses, you are getting an adequate amount of calories daily to sustain you through exercise. During a juice cleanse, you are feeding and nourishing your cells, not just filling your stomach.
But do you have to exercise on a juice cleanse? No. Even without exercise, your body will shed pounds and toxins.
Deciding to exercise should be based on listening to your body. If you are feeling fatigued in the beginning of your cleanse, abstain or do light exercise such as gentle yoga or a brisk walk. When you feel your energy levels increased (many report around day 3), stick with your normal routine, whether that be running, pilates, yoga, etc. While cleansing, your body actually gains more energy because it is uses so much energy on digestion. On a cleanse, our cold pressed juicer has already done the digesting for you, so feel free to use that excess energy for a jog or even base jumping if you’re feeling risky (*Disclaimer: We here @ Roots do not advocate base jumping as part of a sane exercise regime).
If you are someone who relies on protein in their workout regime, try our Pre-Party pack which is a juice cleanse that includes raw protein powder that you add to your health nut almond milk! You can also add chia seeds to any of our juices for a protein boost and added satiety!
If you are new to exercise, start small when energy allows. Don’t overdo it, especially while you’re cleansing. After your cleanse is finished and when you transition into healthy, clean eating, start to step up your exercise program. A juice cleanse is a fantastic way to jumpstart a healthy new lifestyle all around!
Chocolate Beet Muffins Juice Pulp May 16, 2015 07:06
Hey we are going to try this one out. http://forbiddenriceblog.com/2013/02/05/chocolate-beet-pulp-muffins/
Makes about 14-16 small muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ cup unrefined cane sugar
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz. dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup milk (dairy, soy, almond…)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup raw beet pulp
optional: ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
This delicious muffin recipe we are going to use with out beet pull. AMAZING!