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Coconut Pumpkin Latte Recipe

Now that we’re moving from fall into winter, it’s time to get festive–and healthy!–with this deliciously clean version of a warm holiday beverage.

Coconut Pumpkin Latte

d1de756fd571c43cfc7cca63319187c5Ingredients

  • 1 Shot Espresso (or 1 cup strongly brewed coffee)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a small pot, combine all ingredients except espresso/coffee
  2. Over low to medium heat, warm until the milk has small bubbles
  3. Pour espresso/coffee into a mug and add the warmed milk mixture
  4. Sweeten to taste. Stevia, honey or maple syrup are good options. Or go without!

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Summer Smoothies: Watermelon Mint and Energizing Grape

The refreshing days of summer are here, and along with warm days, afternoon naps and dips in the water come an array of refreshing, fresh fruit beverages! If you and your blender have not yet become acquainted, these summer smoothies are bound to make you the closest of friends by the end of the day.

Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Smoothie

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Handful of fresh mint leaves

1 cup strawberries

½ cup sliced cucumber

1 cup fresh parsley

1 cup filtered water (or unsweetened green tea)

Blend, garnish with a fresh mint leaf if you like a little flair, and drink up!

 

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1 medium banana

2 tablespoons dried goji berries

½ cup red grapes

6 whole strawberries (fresh or frozen)

3 cups kale or spinach

2 celery stalks

1 cup of filtered water

Blend all ingredients and enjoy. This is great for anyone looking to replenish their body after a hot day in the sun or a long run.

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9 Reasons to Drink Tea Daily

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that thousands of studies have confirmed the following: Tea POSITIVELY affects a multitude of systems within the human body. Excellent news for your morning, afternoon or evening ritual. This delicious, anti-oxidant loaded, zero calorie beverage is, without doubt, one of the simplest, quickest and most effective ways to safe guard your health and promote overall wellness.

If drinking tea isn’t yet part of your daily routine, here are the top 9 reasons you should start:

  • Prevent Cancer
  • Improve Memory
  • Fortify Skinindex
  • Healthy Digestion
  • Mental Clarity & Alertness
  • Heart Support
  • Stronger Bones
  • Weight Management & Loss
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Perhaps you’re wondering what type of tea is best.

All of them! Green, black, oolong and white teas ALL provide wonderful health benefits AND soothing flavor. As with anything related to health, nutrition and fitness, variety is key, so treat your body to a sampling of them all!

If sensitivity to caffeine has steered you away from tea, go ahead and veer back over. Nearly every kind of tea now comes in decaffeinated form, leaving you free to reap the host of health benefits listed above without suffering from caffeine related side effects. It also leaves you free to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea in the evening, helping you unwind from the day and slip into a deep, restful night.

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Homemade Holiday Spiced Pumpkin Latte

Yum! The holidays have such a delightful way of making everything cozier, warmer, and more intimate. To that end, here’s a tasty recipe for a homemade holiday spiced pumpkin latte. It’s so delicious, you might find yourself drinking them year round!

Holiday Spiced Pumpkin Latte

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Unsweetened Coconut Milk or Almond Milk        pumpkin-spice-latte
  • 3 Tablespoons of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • A sprinkle of cloves and nutmeg
  • 2-3 drops of liquid Stevia
  • 1 cup of strong coffee or ¾ cup espresso
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, mix together coconut or almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stove top for 30-45 seconds.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener. Place the mixture in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. If you don’t have a frother, a blender works great. Blend for approximately 30 seconds, or until the desire foamy consistency is reached.
  3. Pour coffee into a large mug, add the pumpkin mixture, and top it off with a dash of cinnamon.

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Delicious, Detoxifying Ginger Tea

Ginger has long been used as an ancient, natural remedy to halt nausea and protect the body against colds and flu. If you’re a fan of ginger, you’ve most likely eaten it alongside sushi, Asian entree’s, or perhaps as a side garnish to a main dish. Ginger blends well with most vegetables and meat, but today we’re going to get wild and and turn it into an immunity-boosting tonic!

Ginger’s medicinal properties are numerous, and listed below are just a few conditions improved by drinking ginger tea.

Health Benefits of Ginger:

  • Increased Blood Circulation
  • Nausea Relief
  • Boost Immune System
  • Migraine Relief
  • Reduce InflammationHot ginger tea
  • Cold and Flu Prevention
  • Heartburn Relief

Ginger tea, made by steeping fresh, grated ginger root in boiling water, is a great way to take advantage of the health benefits and listed above. If you’re new to making your own tea, this recipe is simple, user-friendly, and delicious.

Detoxifying Ginger Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1   cup boiling water
  • 4   1/8-inch slices fresh ginger
  • 1   small sprig fresh rosemary or mint, or 2 strips of lemon peel
  • 1/2  teaspoon raw, organic honey

Directions:

Pour water in cup. Add fresh ginger, rosemary, and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and rosemary or, for intense ginger and rosemary flavor, leave in ginger and rosemary while sipping. Makes 1 serving.

*You can add various ingredients to your ginger tea based on your personal preferences. Feel free to combine it with green tea for a boost in antioxidants, or perhaps try dissolving bee pollen or other immune-boosting ingredients into the tea. Drink warm or store in the refrigerated for a chilled summer beverage.

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Nourishing Beet Juice Recipe

What comes to mind when you think NOURISHMENT?beet-juice-628x363

Massage?

Wine?

Time with loved ones?

Sleep?

What about food? When’s the last time you focused on food as a tool to nourish, support, and cleanse the toxins and stress from your life?

If it’s been too long since you’ve shown some love for yourself, it’s time to honor your body and avoid imbalance, excess weight, and inflammation. It’s time to get nourished. Let’s get started with a simple, nourishing beet juice recipe.

Nourishing Beet Juice

2 apples

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2 kale leaves

1 cucumber
3 celery stalks

If you don’t have a juicer, no problem! You can ‘juice’ without one!

How to Juice with your Blender:

1. Throw in your celery, cucumber, and a little water. Blend until its liquid.

2. Add in the rest of your fruits and veggies a little at a time, adding water as needed.

3. Blend.

4. Pour mixture into a nut sac or through a sieve and squeeze out the liquid into a large bowl, leaving the pulp behind.

5. Pour juice into a glass and enjoy.

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Slim Down for Summer Smoothies

Summer is here! And just like the New Year, the bikini-baring weather of summertime brings a renewed commitment to slimming down, looking great, and getting healthy.  If your get-ready-for-summer plan includes shedding a few pounds of winter weight, incorporate the two summer smoothie recipes below to help to help you look and feel your sexiest!

When losing weight, always focus your efforts on properly fueling your body instead of relying on supplements, meal replacement bars, or processed shakes. Get healthy and slim by focusing your meals on WHOLE FOODS that nourish and energize you. Detoxing your body this way is the absolute best ways to slim down, reboot the digestive system and jump-start your health goals.

To get your body ready for summer, here are 2 of my favorite summer smoothies:                                                                     Florida-Blueberry-Smoothie-2

Blueberry-Cinnamon Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 handful kale

1 Tablespoon raw, organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)

Directions: Add all ingredients to food processor, blend until smooth and drink up!

Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Smoothie

2 cups chopped watermelon91682308

Handful of fresh mint leaves

2 cups strawberries

1/4 cup fresh parsley

Directions: Add all ingredients to food processor, blend until smooth and enjoy!

Whether you want to lose weight, increase energy, reduce cravings, or improve skin tone, each of these smoothies, found in Eat Clean Health’s WHOLE FOODS detox program, has been specifically designed to help you feel great, boost metabolism, and burn fat.