Beauty Booster Beet Smoothie

August 25, 2015
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As you might have guessed, I LOVE smoothies. Because they’re easy to digest, I always start my day with a gigantic fruit and veggie-packed smoothie. When I’m low on groceries or simply need to use up the random ingredients in my fridge/freezer, I’ll start tossing things in the blender in hopes of coming up with something delicious.

That’s how this amazing smoothie was created! The result was surprisingly delicious and the color is stunning! This creamy concoction is packed with all kinds of beauty nutrients. Good skin starts from within and every meal is an opportunity to nourish your skin. Eating plenty of colorful produce is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking clear, firm and radiant.

This smoothie is definitely a beauty booster – inside and out. It contains beet which is anti-inflammatory, helps to purify the blood, cleanse the liver and is a good source of iron. You’re also getting plenty of vitamin C, antioxidants, B vitamins, healthy fats and fiber from all the other goodness like avocado, celery, strawberries, cucumber and lemon. If you really want to kick things up a notch, try sprinkling a teaspoon of bee pollen over the top of the smoothie. Bee pollen is known for its rich and varied nutritional properties – it is high in proteins, amino acids, vitamins and folic acid.

Cheers, gorgeous!

Beauty Booster Beet Smoothie

Vegan, Raw & Gluten-Free

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water or coconut water
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 small beet, roughly chopped (with or without skin)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass and top with bee pollen, if you so desire.

 

Photo credit: my sister, Jenny Norris

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Almond Butter and Banana Rice Cakes

August 13, 2015
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It doesn’t get any simpler than this. It’s almond butter on a rice cake with bananas and pears.

After I’ve come home from a yoga class or run in the park, I want to eat something fast. This snack is easy to throw together and hits the spot every time. What you eat after a workout is important as it serves to supply your body with new energy that it will use to either refill its muscle glycogen stores or to repair the damaged muscle tissues. This snack is a great combination of complex carbohydrates and protein to do just those things.

Almond Butter and Banana + Pear Rice Cakes

Vegan, Gluten-Free

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 brown rice cakes
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 banana, sliced into pieces
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • drizzle of honey (optional)
  • hemp seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Spread almond butter on the rice cake and top with banana, pear, drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of hemp seeds. Devour.

*Additional topping ideas:

  • peanut butter
  • cashew butter
  • sunflower seed butter
  • coconut butter
  • chia seed jam
  • cacao nibs
  • cinnamon
  • strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • peaches
  • shredded coconut
  • hummus & veggies
  • avocado

 

Photo credit: my sister, Jenny Norris

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Hope you have a great weekend! See you next week with more recipes and healthy tips! xx