We got on a huge smoothie kick this summer. We discovered that a dinky little blender of ours could actually make them and were making smoothies every day for a week or two. Now, while smoothies are a delicious, special treat, they are not at all difficult to make. However, if you’ve never made one before, you may not believe me. So, I’m writing this short little post (photos included) to tell you how to make smoothies (or, at least, how I like to make them) and to let you know about one of my favorite recipes.
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While the EPA limits arsenic in our drinking water to 10 parts per billion, recent tests* have found the amount of arsenic in apple juice (Mott’s Apple Juice, in particular) to be 5.5 parts per billion — 5.5 times more than what the EPA will let us drink! The FDA does not regulate arsenic in juice at all, unfortunately. However, as a result of this finding and recent research it has conducted on food imports in the U.S., Food & Water Watch is pushing the government agency to start doing so.
Some green juices are so healthy that they may seem to have magic healing powers. That magic is really science and just our body’s natural way of responding to the nutrients in these healthy veggies. Vegetable juices are even linked to disease prevention. Let’s take a look at three vegetables that are ripe for jucing and have dramatic health effects.
It’s the summer solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) today, meaning it’s the longest day of the year. In the Southern Hemisphere, of course, it’s the opposite (the winter solstice, or shortest day of the year). Now, I thought rather than write my typical news story, I’d do something a little different today.
This is a crazy story. Another one of these “overreaching government” stories that seem to be all the rage (for good reason). Before I get into it, I’ll note that a $500 fine imposed on the children in this story has been waived and the kids have been granted permission to re-open their lemonade stand. But before someone in power came to their senses and decided that they didn’t want to whole nation looking at them for such a ridiculous action. (I’ll also note that these are kids of some very rich, “Washington power” families, the Marriotts (yeah, the the family behind the hotels) and the Augustines (of Lockheed-Martin). Anyway, here’s the story….
Fall is my absolute favorite season. Leaves changing, crisp air, apple orchards, it doesn’t get much better than this! Unfortunately, it’s also the perfect time of the year to get a cold. I find that it’s always best to take care of yourself and to keep your immune system in superb order before you get that dreaded cold. Drinking home made juices and smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of cold and flu fighting vitamins. Here are some fantastic immune boosting ingredients and recipes you should incorporate into your busy schedule.
A new study out this month finds that tart cherry juice can help you get a better night’s sleep, but there are study limitations and it probably doesn’t have as strong of an effect as other methods for curing insomnia. Nonetheless, here’s another reason to enjoy some cherries or cherry juice today. There are many […]
On yesterday’s post about marketing and apple juice, commenter Dana linked us to a story about juice testing positive for lead. Tests from the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) revealed lead in fruit juices and in several types of baby food.
Have you guys seen this new ad for Mott’s apple juice? It features a fresh-faced mom talking about how her kids won’t eat fruit, but it’s alright because she gives them Mott’s apple juice to drink. She tell us that, “Every glass of Mott’s apple juice has two servings of fruit inside. Is it just […]
Before you feed your libido with a vitamin C-packed glass of orange juice, you might want to consider reaching for the whole fruit instead. In her recent book, Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice, Alissa Hamilton tells you what’s really in that not from concentrate box from the grocery store.
Just in case you were thinking about indulging in some sweet treats today, I would like to offer you the option to take the healthier road. Sometimes it can take a visual aid to open your eyes and force you to take a cold hard look at what you are actually putting in your body […]
If you love milk (from animals or a vegan option) but are tired of drinking it plain or having it with your cereal every morning, you can try to prepare some delicious drinks and frozen desserts from it. Here are a few recipes you can use to enrich your daily diet.
[social_buttons] Think red bull has it going? Try “purple bull” (i.e. beet juice). Nothing compares to the greater physical endurance beet juice can give you. Beet juice increases endurance and can help to extend time of excercise by as much as 16%, a new study says.