Cheat Day Preparation

Cheat Day Preparation

Cheat Day Preparation

With Independence Day around the corner my friends are already plotting our next gluttonous extravaganza.  To minimize the repercussions that come from a few days of bad diet behavior, I developed a cheat day preparation plan.  

I do this to prevent any weight gain, gastritis, gastrointestinal inflammation, or irritable bowel syndrome.  The goal is to fill my diet with tons of nutrient dense foods and healthy fiber. 

These tips can be implemented prior to a cheat day, weekend, or vacation.  I also follow the same regimen in reverse following the cheat day(s) to get my diet back on track.  

Cheat Day Preparation

Cheat Day Preparation Tips

  • Five days prior to your cheat day(s) eliminate ALL processed foods and added sugar.  This will decrease any existing inflammation.  During this elimination period, your body will naturally correct any imbalances.  
  • Incorporate a daily smoothie or juice that includes more veggies and less fruit (shoot for a 2:1 ratio). Eating raw fruits and vegetables will flood your body with nutrients.  
  • Incorporate a cup of green tea and lemon every morning on an empty stomach.  Green tea and lemon will boost your energy level and help detox your system.  
  • Stay hydrated.  I don’t have to tell you the benefits of drinking water.  You’re a smart person.  
  • Two days before the cheat day go low carb and eat fat. This doesn’t mean become a carnivore.  Continue to eat plenty of vegetables, but stay away from the starch.  
  • A few hours before you begin to indulge, eat a meal with a low glycemic index (GI) that contains high amounts of fiber.  You can find a list of GI foods here.  See food examples below. 
    • Legumes
    • Oatmeal, Barley
    • Sprouted Grain Bread (such as Ezekiel Bread)
    • Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower 
    • Quinoa, Brown Rice

Dr. John M Berardi, PhD, CSCS, discusses some benefits of consuming a low GI meal before a cheat meal in his article, “Damage Control: To Cheat Or Not To Cheat” found on www.bodybuilding.com.  In a nut shell, he says that you can decrease the side effects of a glutenous meal if you eat properly before hand. (1) 

Studies since the early ’80s have demonstrated what’s known as a “second meal effect.” Basically, if you eat a meal that’s low in fat and contains a high percentage of low-glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates, resistant starch (RS), and dietary fiber (DF), your responses to your next meal are improved. Specifically, you’ll remain satiated longer between meals and during your next meal, you’ll have decreased glucose and insulin responses as well as reduced serum triglyceride (TG) levels. (2,3,4)

In fact, this is the case whether your next meal has a high GI or a low GI. Although the studies cited here refer to the effects of a low GI/high DF carbohydrate breakfast followed by a high or low GI lunch, your glucose tolerance will also be improved during a high GI breakfast if you eat a low GI/high DF carbohydrate meal the night before.

So, my recommendation would be to consume a low GI/high fiber carbohydrate meal a few hours before your big feast. This will help control the glucose and insulin responses to your gluttonous meal as well as keeping high triglyceride levels at bay. It might also prevent you from eating yourself into a bloated stupor.

Cheat Day Preparation

Ginger beet juice is a wonderful drink to incorporate while preparing and recuperating from an indulgence.  Beets are a natural detoxifier and liver cleanser.  Try this recipe, you’ll love the flavor.  

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Tiffany Rebekah

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Ginger Beet (Juicing)
Serves 2
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Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
197 calories
49 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
385 g
151 g
29 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
385g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 151mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 12g
46%
Sugars 29g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
409%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
7%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Beets
  2. 2 Pears
  3. 4 Carrots
  4. 1 tbs Ginger (one inch)
Instructions
  1. Add to juicer
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calories
197
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
49g
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References

  1. Berardi, J. (2013, November 5). Damage Control: To Cheat Or Not To Cheat! – Bodybuilding.com. Retrieved July 2, 2015, from http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi14.htm
  2. Liljeberg HG, et al. Effect of the glycemic index and content of indigestible carbohydrates of cereal-based breakfast meals on glucose tolerance at lunch in healthy subjects. Am J Clin Nutr 1999 Apr;69(4):647-55.
  3. Liljeberg H and Bjorck I. Effects of a low-glycaemic index spaghetti meal on glucose tolerance and lipaemia at a subsequent meal in healthy subjects. Eur J Clin Nutr 2000 Jan;54(1):24-8.
  4. Holt SH, et al. The effects of high-carbohydrate vs high-fat breakfasts on feelings of fullness and alertness, and subsequent food intake. Int J Food Sci Nutr 1999 Jan;50(1):13-28.
Rum Rita

Cherry Orange Rum Rita

Rum Rita

Do you like cherries?  If so, you’ll love this rum rita.  It’s cherry season now and I’m putting them in everything, including my cocktails.  

This drink is really easy to assemble.  You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 Oranges
  • 10 Cherries
  • 2 Cups of Ice
  • 3 Oz Spiced Rum
  • 3 Oz Tequila
  • 3 Oz Orange Liquor (I like Grand Marnier)

Add the liquor, fruit, and ice to your blender in that order and blend.  Find your favorite glass and drink up!  It should serve three to four.  

Rum Rita

Rum RitaI love using fresh fruit instead of pre-made mixes.  It’s like drinking a healthy cocktail.🍹Right?  Where else can you drink a cocktail that contains vitamins and antioxidants?😉

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Tiffany Rebekah

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Rum Rita

5 Reasons Your Smoothie Sucks

Eager to improve your health, you decide to take a swing at green smoothies.  Seems like an easy way to get more fruits and veggies in the diet, right?  Well it is unless your smoothie taste like a cup of wet lawn clippings.  Forcing down a cup of wet grass is miserable and you’ll quit before you figure out your magic formula.  

The smoothie bandwagon is crowded with new people hopping on everyday.  I’ve had a wagon seat for over a decade.  It’s definitely the easiest way for me to consume my fruits and veggies.  I’ve had my fair share of mud smoothies and I want to share my mistakes.  Hopefully I can save you from a glass of disappointment.

So, before you head to the grocery store, buy tons of fruits and veggies, and start blending, pump your breaks.  Listen to what I’m about to tell you or you’ll give up before you even get started.

Reasons Your Smoothie Sucks

5 Reasons Your Smoothie Suck

  1. Too many ingredients – The best smoothies are simple.  The biggest mistake is trying too many combinations in one glass.  Start out with two ingredients and build from there.  
  2. Using bitter greens – Until your taste buds become accustomed to drinking raw veggies, you’re going to hate the way your green smoothies taste.  Start with a mild tasting green like spinach.  Then slowly add other greens a little at a time until you acclimate your taste buds.  Start with 1/2 of a cup of your greens of choice and increase it by 1/4 until your comfortable.  
  3. The wrong combination of ingredients –  Some foods have competing flavors and when mixed taste horrible.  Other foods complement each other and taste great when mixed.  Learn which flavors marry well.  (More to come on great combinations)
  4. Your blender –  You don’t need an expensive blender to make a great smoothie.  Although, if you’re as serious as I am, you’ll want a good quality blender.  Some blenders need more liquid to get a nice smooth consistency.  Don’t over pack your blender and learn its limitations.  For weaker blenders, blend the liquid first and add the solid ingredients slowly until you get your desired thickness.  
  5. Picking your fruit – The best fruit by far to blend is the banana.  If you let it ripen properly, it becomes extremely sweet.  I like to wait until it’s heavily spotted.  Choose sweet tasting fruit and you won’t need to add additional sweetener.  Other great choices are pineapple, mango, and dates.  

Make practical changes to promote a healthier lifestyle.

I hope this helps. 

Tiffany Rebekah 

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Sweet Bananas

Reasons Your Smoothie Sucks

watermelon limeade

Skinny Watermelon Limeade

watermelon limeade

If you love watermelon then try this skinny watermelon limeade.  I’m not sure where you’re visiting from, but here in Florida it’s HOT!! ☀️☀️☀️I absolutely love the flavors in this drink and it’s great for the long hot summer days.  

This drink is super easy and can be made via juicer or blender.  When you try this, make a huge batch because it will disappear quickly.  I’m not joking.  

Watermelon as the name would suggest is 92% water, which makes it great for juicing.  The above and bottom picture show the drink from a juicer.  The benefit to juicing is a smoother consistency since the pulp is removed.  When you drink juice without pulp, the vitamins and nutrients enter your system faster because the fiber is lost.  

watermelon limeade

The bottom pictures, show the drink blended.  I like to leave the skins on the limes for the zest flavor.  My vitamix is powerful, so it pulverizes the skins of the lime.  It’s a bit grainy, but I don’t mind.  

I suggest peeling the limes before you add them into your blender.  If you blend the watermelon, you’ll keep the fiber.  This will obviously make your drink thicker, so you’ll have a smoothie consistency.  Make it a slushy by adding ice. 

If you go the slushy route, blend the watermelon and lime first until you get a smooth liquid consistency.  Then add ice and continue to blend to make it a slushy.  

watermelon limeade

watermelon limeade

watermelon limeade

Benefits of Watermelon 

  • One cup of contains approximately 42 calories.
  • One cup of watermelon contains more lycopene than a medium size tomato.  Lycopene has been linked to heart and bone health. 
  • Natural anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties
  • It contains Vitamin C which benefits the immune system and skin wrinkling

With the benefits to watermelon there’s no reason not to drink up!  Try it and let me know what you think.  

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.  

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Make it a cocktail

  • Add a few shots of vodka
  • Keep it skinny by add a splash of soda water

 

Skinny Watermelon Limeade
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
51 calories
13 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
171 g
2 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
171g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
29%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c Watermelon
  2. 1/2 Lime
Instructions
  1. You can juice or add to your blender
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calories
51
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
13g
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Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Stop making complicated smoothies.  This strawberry grapefruit smoothie uses only two ingredients.  You guessed it, strawberries and grapefruit.  You’ll love this summer treat.  Not only does it taste great, but the grapefruit can help melt fat.  I think I’ll sip on this all summer.  

The sweetness of the strawberries balanced out the bitterness of the grapefruit.  I like using pink grapefruit for a sweeter taste if I can find it.  I love the simplistic taste of these fruits together.  It’s so deliciously light and refreshing.  Give it a try.  

Four Benefits of Grapefruit

  • High in Antioxidants
  • Good source of Vitamin C 
  • Helps lower cholesterol 
  • May help speed metabolism 

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.  

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah 

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Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

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Strawberry Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
Serves 2
A delicious treat that will help melt the fat.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
119 calories
30 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
294 g
0 g
19 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
294g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
57%
Vitamin C
175%
Calcium
6%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Pink Grapefruits
  2. 8 Strawberries (Frozen)
Instructions
  1. Add the grapefruit and then the strawberries. Blend until desired consistency.
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calories
119
fat
0g
protein
2g
carbs
30g
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Pineapple Punch Smoothie

Pineapple Punch (Green Smoothie)

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I think pineapple is my favorite fruit.  It’s so versatile and enhances the flavor of almost anything.  This green smoothie is quick and easy.  Be careful though, although it’s packed with wholesome ingredients, it’s high in fructose.  So don’t be greedy and share your goodness.  

Fructose is a natural occurring sugar that has high potential to spike your blood sugar.   It’s found in many tropical fruits like mangos, bananas, pineapple, or oranges.  I’m not trying to scare you, only to remind you of balance.  Too much of any one things is not good.  

This green smoothie is nutrient dense with a good source of fiber and protein.  Skip the protein powder and add some nuts.  Who really knows what’s in that powdery stuff anyway? 

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Pineapple Punch (Green Smoothie)
Serves 2
Pineapple Punch Green Smoothie Recipe
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
199 calories
24 g
0 g
11 g
6 g
1 g
282 g
31 g
13 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
282g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 31mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 13g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
58%
Vitamin C
84%
Calcium
12%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c Pineapple
  2. 1 c Water
  3. 2 c Spinach
  4. 1/4 c Almonds (Raw)
  5. 1/2 Banana (Frozen)
  6. 1 tbs chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Add water, pineapple, almonds, spinach and banana to your blender in that order. Blend until desired consistency. Add the chia seeds last and pulse gently only to mix. You don't want to destroy the chia seeds.
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calories
199
fat
11g
protein
6g
carbs
24g
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Avocado Green Smoothie

Avocado Green Smoothie


Avocado Green Smoothie

It’s avocado season and they are flooding grocery stores.  If you’re into green smoothies, you’ll definitely want to try an avocado green smoothie.  It’s rich, creamy, and made with real ingredients.  I’m not big on protein powders or pre-made mixes, but you can add some if you’d like.  I prefer to keep things simple.  It’s not that I think they’re unhealthy or bad; I’m just an advocate of understanding the ingredients that I put in my body.  My philosophy is, if I don’t understand it, I don’t eat it.  

This smoothie contained plain yogurt, power greens (mixed kale, spinach & beet greens), banana and avocado.  You can’t get any more simpler than that.  I buy yogurt with beneficial bacteria.  I’m all about my beneficial bacteria.  We need those little guys to keep our gut working properly.  I’ll discuss more on that topic later.  

Here’s the yogurt I used.  It’s hard getting plain yogurt.  Most yogurt I come across is flavored, low, or fat-free.  I want my fat, thank you very much!  Fat doesn’t make you fat and it helps absorb your vitamins and nutrients.  

Plain Yogurt Ingredients

 

Another tip, use very ripe bananas.  I let them spot and turn brown.  The longer you wait them out, the sweeter they’ll become.  After that, I peel and freeze them for later use.  They are great as natural sweetener and you can turn frozen bananas into ice cream. 😋

 

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Fun Fact:

In the United States, there are primarily two states, Florida and California that grow avocado.  Most avocado found in Florida tend to be bigger, more round and a brighter green color with a smooth skin.  California, also know as Hass avocado, tend to be smaller, darker in color with a rigid skin.  

Blogger teacher-chef has a post about her experience with the different avocados.  I found her perspective rather informative and I’m now interested in testing out the differences myself.  Check it out.  Can you tell the difference from her photo below?

Avocado Green Smoothie

Chef, Teacher. ‘Avocado: Hass Vs Florida‘. Teacher by Day Chef by Night 2013. Web. 28 May 2015.

 

Try my avocado green smoothie recipe and let me know what you think.

Make practical choices for a healthier lifestyle.

Tiffany Rebekah

 

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Avocado Green Smoothie
Serves 2
Rich & Creamy Avocado Green Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
228 calories
33 g
5 g
10 g
9 g
2 g
415 g
113 g
12 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
415g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 113mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
407%
Vitamin C
273%
Calcium
26%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 c Spinach, Kale, Beet greens
  2. 1/3 c Plain Yogurt
  3. 1/2 c Pineapple
  4. 1/2 Avocado
  5. 1/2 Banana
Instructions
  1. Add the yogurt, pineapple, greens,
Notes
  1. For a sweeter taste, add 1 whole banana
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calories
228
fat
10g
protein
9g
carbs
33g
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Juicing beets

Beet Blast Juice (Juicing Beets)

Beet Blast Juice (Juicing Beets)

 

Here’s another healthy delicious juice guest starring beets!! This “Beet Blast” juice is refreshing and it’s a perfect treat on a warm day.  This juice is sweet, surprisingly sweet.  But, the best part is it’s healthy  YAY!!!  Try my recipe and make plenty to share. 

A few benefits:

  1. Detoxifies the liver
  2. Lowers blood pressure
  3. High in folic acid & manganese 
  4. Lowers risk of heart disease
  5. Lowers risk of cancer
  6. Boost stamina (Increase workout performance)
  7. Boost immune system

A few warnings:

  1. Those with kidney stones should be careful with consuming large amounts of beets.  Beets have a high level of oxalate which can increase kidney or gall stones.  If you’re going to enjoy beet juice, dilute it with water or another juice.  
  2. Beeturia is a condition that changes your stool and urine pink.  This always happens to me after I eat beats and the condition is harmless.  
  3. Too much beet juice can cause vomiting, fever or chills.  Since beets are a strong detoxifier, you may get a detox reaction from the beets as your body tries to eliminate toxins all at once.  Most of the time, these symptoms are temporary and will go away.   

 

I hope this helps.

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Tiffany Rebekah

Beet Blast Juice (Juicing Beets)

Beet Blast Juice
Serves 2
Juicing Beets
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Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
187 calories
45 g
0 g
1 g
4 g
0 g
415 g
233 g
26 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
415g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 233mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 12g
48%
Sugars 26g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
816%
Vitamin C
37%
Calcium
10%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Beet
  2. 8 Carrots
  3. 1 Pear
Instructions
  1. Use your juicer
Notes
  1. Drink within 20 minutes
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calories
187
fat
1g
protein
4g
carbs
45g
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Juicing beets

Do you also enjoy juicing beets?  What’s your beet juice favorite combination? 

 

Juice Recipes

Sunshine Blast (Juice Recipes)

Juice Recipes

 

It’s time to celebrate summer by enjoying all the yummy produce that it has to offer.  Brighten up your day with a blast of sunshine.  I made this juice with a great combination of summer fruits.  I used cantaloupe, pineapple and orange, but the star of the show was ginger.  You want to try this juice, trust me.   It won’t last long, so make a big batch. 

I hope you enjoy.

Make practical changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Tiffany Rebekah

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Sunshine Blast
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
167 calories
42 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
0 g
372 g
11 g
34 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
372g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 34g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
59%
Vitamin C
307%
Calcium
12%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cantaloupe
  2. 1 c pineapple
  3. 8 oranges
  4. 1 inch ginger
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calories
167
fat
0g
protein
3g
carbs
42g
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Sunshine Blast (Juice Recipes)

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Do you have a yummy juice combination?  Leave a comment and tell me your favorite summer combination.  

 

strawberry green tea

DIY Detox Tea

 

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Strawberry Green Tea Detox

Detox tea seems to be the latest crave for 2015.  Everywhere I look, I see advertisements for detox tea, skinny tea, fat flush tea, miracle tea, and make my life better tea.  Well, don’t waste your money.  You can make your own detox tea for cents on the dollar. 💰

This warm strawberry green tea is absolutely delicious.  Drinking it is like a big hug.  It’s so comforting.  Not only is it great tasting, but its healthy.  You won’t even miss the sugar.  

The benefits

My Tips

Try drinking this tea 3 times a day before each meal.  It will help you eat less and speed up your metabolism.  Along with drinking this tea, limit your processed foods, and increase your vegetable intake.  With small changes, you’ll end up with big results.  

Enjoy!

Tiffany Rebekah

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Warm Detox Strawberry Green Tea
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Prep Time
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Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
7 calories
2 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
264 g
13 g
1 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
264g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 7
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 green tea bag
  2. 1 cup hot water
  3. 1 strawberry sliced
  4. 1 tbs lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
beta
calories
7
fat
0g
protein
0g
carbs
2g
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Adapted from Tiffany Rebekah Lifestyle
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