Recipes

Cinnamon Orange Rosemary Water

8 ounces cold water, 1 mandarin orange, cut into quarters, 1 sprig fresh rosemary, 1 cinnamon stick

Pour water into a glass; squeeze in juice from the orange.  In a small bowl, muddle or crush the rosemary gently with a spoon.  Add the rosemary to the water and stir in the cinnamon stick.  Makes 1 serving

Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Detox Tea Recipe

Ingredients

1-2 slices of lemon
1 tsp of freshly grated ginger root
1 tsp of freshly grated turmeric root

Instructions

Combine lemon slices, ginger root and turmeric root in a saucepan with 1.5-2 cups of water. Heat on high heat for 5-10 minutes without letting mixture come to a boil. Strain the liquid, removing lemon, ginger and turmeric from pan. Pour liquid into a mug and top with fresh lemon slice for added flavor.

Did you know?

Turmeric is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. It is also high in antioxidants, which help protect your cells from free radical damage and can slow down signs of aging. It’s great for your skin and promotes healthy liver and joint function. It’s one of the best spices you can use for better health and disease prevention, and it’s also delicious!

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Grapefruit Green Smoothie

1 grapefruit, peeled, seeds removed (reserve juice)

1 large sweet apple, cored and skin removed

2 cups spinach (fresh or frozen)

1 large ripe banana (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup water, unsweetened almond milk or orange juice to thin

2-3 ice cubes

1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (optional)

In a blender, combine all ingredients (including reserved grapefruit juice) and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, ice to thicken, and banana or apple to sweeten.  Serves 2

Did you know?

By enjoying a low-glycemic food, like grapefruit you can help to control oil internally? Low-Glycemic foods are packed with water, fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C. High-Glycemic foods not only cause inflammation, but they also promote oil glands that in turn produce more oil.

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