One of my favorite things is freshly pressed juice. It not only is good for you, but it makes you feel good too. Put good in, get good out. Since it’s hard to find a good juice bar depending on where you live, I now make my own and it’s become quite the habit for me. I like to mix it up every day too with what I put in it. Here’s how I go about it…
Choose a base- I use Zico coconut water or apple or orange juice (I strive to choose the ones with the least amount of sugar). Other juices like beet juice, carrot or tomato also work depending on your preference!
Add in the greens- I like to use kale, parsley, spinach, celery, and cucumbers.
Spice it up- I also use fresh ginger root in all of my juices. Ginger root has many good benefits such as anti-inflammatory purposes, helps to fight off cold viruses and sore throats, helps soothe an upset belly, and aids in healthy digestion. Lemon juice is also a main staple in my juices (lemon and ginger make a great combination!).
Throw it all in a blender or juicer to liquefy- I use my Vitamix juicer which is the best kitchen appliance I ever bought- and pour over ice. You’ll immediately feel and see the benefits.
Enjoy going green!
Sundays are normally everyone’s lazy days, including mine. I normally spend them at home catching up on work and preparing for the busy week ahead. I love to cook and since it is getting colder out, I’ve been making a lot of soups lately. I recently made butternut squash soup with vegetables and it was beyond delish! So of course, I felt the need to share it with you. This soup is perfect for a lazy, chilly Sunday and makes great leftovers!
Ingredients (measurements to your liking):
-diced fresh butternut squash (about 2-3 cups)
-diced white or yellow onion
-3-4 basil or bay leaves
-salt and cracked pepper
-sweet yellow corn (either one cup or 1 can)
-1 can Campbell’s 100% all natural butternut squash bisque
-vegetable broth (amount depending on your preference of thickness)
Heat vegetables and bisque on low- medium on the stove top until soft
Add in broth and let simmer for about 30 minutes
Place ingredients into a food processor or blender for only a few seconds (if desired)
Return to pot to keep warm or serve and enjoy!
(You can even add in some meat, diced ham or pulled chicken breast to make it heartier or add some protein if you’d like.)