Over-indulging in holiday treats this month can throw you off your regular diet. Preparing natural juices at home is not only healthy and delicious; it can also be exciting, easy and fun!
Processed foods currently dominate our grocery stores and consumers are encouraged by large corporations to consume foods with additives like sugars, fats, and chemicals – and it only gets more overwhelming this time of year.
Consumption of grocery store top selling items such as Kraft Dinner, Pizza Pops and Nutella do little to nourish your body while satisfying your cravings for fat, salt and sugar. These processed foods also deposit unhealthy free radicals and toxins in your body.
A healthy lifestyle consists of little to no intake of processed foods. Of course, that’s easier said than done, especially during the holidays. To help you maintain a healthy balance this holiday season, we’ve put together some tasty, natural juice suggestions that’ll be sure to help satisfy your cravings:
1) Apple & Root Vegetables
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Beet
- 1 Apple
- Slice of Ginger
Who said that you cannot combine root vegetables and apples? Take your juicer and toss in one carrot, half an apple, a beet, a slice of ginger, and enjoy your drink. This delicious recipe has a sweet taste due to the carrot but somewhat sour due to the apple. At around 155 calories, it is truly a healthy drink.
2) Sweet Potato & Almond
- 1 Orange
- 1 Apple
- Half a Sweet Potato
- Few Almonds
This amazing combination of almonds and sweet potato is great for providing your body with a daily protein and potassium boost. Prepare the juice by tossing all the ingredients in the juicer. This drink is great for refueling when you are tired.
3) Kiwi, Grapefruit, & Orange
- 1 Grapefruit
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 Orange
- Pinch of Cinnamon
Prepare this healthy drink by mixing orange, kiwi, and grapefruit together plus a pinch of cinnamon for that unique flavor. This drink is great for boosting your immunity and it will provide plenty of vitamins.
4) Peaches, Lychees, & Coconut Water
- Lychees in Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon of Honey
- 1 Peach
- Half a Cup of Coconut Water
Prepare this healthy drink by blending the peach, coconut water, honey and lychees together. This drink is great for keeping your body perfectly hydrated and is an excellent source of energy.
5) Mango, Blueberry, & Strawberry
- 1 Mango
- 4 Large Strawberries
- 1 Cup of Blueberries
This healthy drink is a great antioxidant for detoxifying your body. Mix the ingredients and juice to prepare. This drink is especially great for consumption after a workout session.
6) Pear, Apple, & Cherry
- 1 Apple
- 1 Pear
- Half a Cup of Cherries
When it comes to detoxification, vitamins are important. Take a glass of this vitamin-packed drink and give your body what it needs. At only around 190 calories, the drink combines apples, pears, and cherries to create an amazing drink with an amazing flavor.
The holidays can be a stressful time, especially as we over-indulge in delicious treats at office parties, family dinners and on the go. Adding natural juices to your diet will not only help you stay balanced and healthy, but will provide you with a much needed boost of energy to help you keep going as you check off the items on your to do list.
If you are interested in taking the next step toward leading a mentally and physically healthy life, contact us at 416-921-2273 or [email protected] to book a complimentary consultation consultation with a specialist.