Friday, April 20, 2012

Fantastic Foodie Friday~Supercharged Drinks to Make You Look Young...

I decided with Summer fast approaching sometimes you just don't want a heavy meal.  
You could try any one of these & replace one meal.
  You will receive benefits from the drinks like...
Having Natural Energy and they are packed with Vitamins & Minerals.
  I hope you can find one that you like!
Nutritionist and author Kim Synder created 4 supercharged drinks to make your hair shinier and your skin more radiant! These beverages are easy to digest, making the anti-aging benefits just a few sips away!

Green Smoothie for Radiant Skin
This smoothie supplies you with the energy, vitamins and minerals to give your skin a youthful, sexy glow.

1 1/2 cups water
1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped (about 6 cups)
2 stalks organic celery (about 1 1/2 cups)
7 cups of chopped spinach
1 organic apple or pear, cored and chopped
1 organic banana
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

Add the water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smooth. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery and pear. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

Chia Seed Shake for Lustrous Hair

Your hair is largely protein, and chia provides a complete protein – containing all essential amino acids in an easily-digested form. Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, omega-3 oil, fiber and minerals which all work toward strong and shiny hair.

Makes 1 (24-oz) serving

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Powdered or liquid stevia to sweeten

Stir chia seeds into almond milk in a glass. Let sit for 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid and begin to create a gel. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, making it sweet to suit your taste.

Detox Tea for Fewer Wrinkles

This tea is incredibly hydrating, which is critical for wrinkle-free skin. It contains ginger and cayenne pepper, both of which promote digestion and circulation – which means faster removal of toxins to promote skin health. It's also full of vitamin C, which also helps to fight wrinkles.

Ingredients1 inch of ginger, peeled and sliced
Filtered or spring water
Juice of half a lemon
Cayenne pepper
Powdered or liquid stevia

Steep the ginger in a small pot with about 1 1/2 cups of water for a few moments. Pour into a mug. Allow to cool for a few moments, then add the lemon, cayenne pepper, and stevia, making as sweet as desired.

Iced Rooibos Tea for Strong, Youthful Nails

Rooibos contains a range of minerals, such as calcium and zinc, to help nails grow stronger and healthier.


Brew the rooibos tea as you normally would, then cool down over ice. Serve cold and enjoy!

All recipes above courtesy of Kimberly Snyder. For more on Kimberly Snyder, visit

Full Body-Revitalizing Smoothie

Feeling sluggish? 

This vanilla smoothie is packed with nutrients that will taste 
and make you feel wonderful– and all for just under 200 calories!

Makes 2 servings
1 cup light vanilla soy milk
3 ounces silken tofu
1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
1 tbsp natural almond butter
1/3 cup canned yams in light syrup
4-6 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into blender and blend on high speed, until completely mixed.

Pour smoothie into glass and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
160 calories per serving
9 g protein

Courtesy of Sari Greaves, RD.

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