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We're learning it, living it, and sharing the latest healthy, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips so you can look and feel your best. Love, Jess, Nicole, and Ali

The 1 Food You Should Eat Every Day

A few cool facts about this FRUIT: Its key macronutrient is essential for weight loss About 43% of all US households buy them They've been linked to reduced inflammation (which means beautiful skin and hair for you) They ripen quicker when placed in a paper bag They are the Aztec symbol of love and fertility because they cannot self-pollinate! They are the fruit with the highest fiber content, helping to promote a healthy metabolism So why eat AVOCADOS every day? THE GOOD FATS 77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence. But avocados don’t just contain any fat… the majority of the fat is oleic acid. Oleic acid helps reduce inflammation and has...
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The Real Girls of Raw Generation: Confessions of Hardcore Herbivore

Speaking from personal experience, even a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t guarantee the same awesome results as habitual juicing. Often, I find myself hesitating to use the label “vegan” to describe myself. It seems to have acquired a negative connotation in so many people’s minds. They associate veganism with rabbit food, deprivation, and tofu (side note- soy is the worst for a variety of reasons and I won’t eat it). But I’m far too self-indulgent for any facet of my everyday life to be rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. I prefer to think of myself as a hardcore herbivore. An impassioned pro-plant prophet. A crusader for chlorophyll.  I’ve been vegan for about 4 years now, however, it wasn’t like I...
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5 Signs You May Be Vitamin & Mineral Deficient

Sometimes we get so busy and preoccupied with life that we stop listening to the signals that our body is using to try to communicate that something is wrong. These are a few of the ways your body may be screaming at you that it's lacking the nutrients it needs: SYMPTOM #1: Cracks at the corners of your mouth. The Deficiency: Iron, zinc, and B vitamins like niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), and B12.  The Fix: Eat more sun-dried tomatoes, Swiss chard, tahini, peanuts, and legumes like lentils. Iron absorption is enhanced by vitamin C, which also helps fight infections, so combine these foods with veggies like kale, broccoli, red bell peppers, and cauliflower.   SYMPTOM #2: A red, scaly rash on your face (and sometimes elsewhere)...
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Why is green juice all the rage?

People go nuts for green juice, and there's a good reason for it. Here are some of the benefits our customers notice:  Promotes healthy weight loss  Brightens your skin Boosts your immune system Quick nutrition for when you're on-the-go Boost of energy without coffee! But did you know that not all green juice is created equal? Our green juices contain 50% leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards) and still taste great. You can drink green juice to help you reach your weight loss goals, for a quick breakfast, as a late afternoon snack, a pre or post workout snack... the possibilities are endless!  And, most juice companies actually process their juices through applying heat or pressure. The biggest appeal of green juice...
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How ALKALIZING Helps You Lose Weight ...And Be Your Best Self!

When your body is ALKALINE, you: don't think about your weight- it melts off & stays off have skin that glows and strong, shiny hair feel balanced, grounded, and positive wake up energized... like you don’t even need coffee! What’s your excuse for keeping your body in that rut? If fatigue and junk food addiction are holding you hostage, eating alkaline might just be your salvation. A diet HIGH in alkalizing foods is essential for lasting weight loss, bringing balance to your body, and feeling your BEST. Your body is always working to maintain its pH level. In an alkaline state, your body works more efficiently because it is using less energy to neutralize acid in the body. Preserved energy...
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Best Way to Alkalize the Body with Food

As I sat at my computer drinking my green juice, I thought about how often I am extolling the benefits of these amazing drinks.   All health is based on the internal condition of the body. Based upon our diet and lifestyle, we can either be in an acid condition, an alkaline condition, or a neutral condition. Just like we learned in science class, our bodies have a pH. A pH of 7 in the body is neutral.  Anything lower indicates acidity and anything higher, alkalinity.  All foods promote either an acid or alkaline state in the body.  To be healthy on the cellular level, being neutral to slightly alkaline is optimum. Most Americans, however, spend most of their time with an...
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A Tale of Two Gingers: Which ginger to keep and which to ditch...

A Tale of Two Gingers Top reasons why you should have one Ginger in your life... and leave the other one behind. This Ginger has a unique and fresh flavor and can be used in many different dishes. This Ginger can only prepare you things like coconut cream pie and some papaya. The Ginger in the Beauty & Brilliance Juice of our SKINNY Cleanse makes our skin glow with happiness. Ginger is a root rich in anti-inflammatory properties which promotes a healthy weight loss. This Ginger can only make you juice from leaves in the jungle that are most likely bitter, course and are covered in monkey pee, which contains no antioxidants at all. This Ginger can help reduce the symptoms of...
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RECIPE: Heal Your Skin

HEAL YOUR SKIN JUICE 1/4 pineapple 1 cucumber 2" section aloe vera leaf Juice the pineapple and cucumber. Cut aloe skin off so only the gel remains, blend with juice and ice. Enjoy! Also heals your digestive tract. Great to drink up to an hour before bed to help your body reset itself overnight. Or try our Heal & Hydrate juice, already made for you-- no mess, only delicious-ness:   
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The Ginger Burn: What's the deal?

Ginger is one of those foods that people have a love-hate relationship with. A touch can give your food a nice kick, while too much and you turn into a fire-breathing dragon. You ARE pretty fierce, but maybe this isn't your lifelong aspiration to be breathing pure heat.  So WHAT'S THE DEAL? Think of that heat ginger gives off, as acting in another fashion.... inside your babelicious body. It acts to "burn out" bad bacteria-- ya know... the kind that is making you sick and tired. Ginger actually has some very strong anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that help us stay energized and balanced. This is why ginger has been shown to help with digestive troubles, lower bad cholesterol, and improve blood pressure....
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9 Common Symptoms During A Cleanse

Sometimes Cleansing Isn't All Rainbows & Unicorns When doing a cleanse, our goal is to get those pesky toxins OUT in order to let our body function at its best! Depending on how toxic your body is this process can be gentle or more intense.  This is why we want to fill you in on some of the symptoms that are common to juicers, so you know you are not alone and so you know what to expect.  We'll also share best practices for easing these symptoms before and during your cleanse. Symptoms Common to Juicing: Flatulence & bloating – initially this can worsen during a Reboot for some people, the sudden increase in fruits and vegetables from the many...
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