Alex Jamieson

Ginger, Pear, and Spinach Shake

Pears on a plate

You can substitute 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice for some of the water, or throw in a handful of cashews for more texture and protein. Try chilling the shake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving if you want a more cooling effect. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.* more→

Apple, Celery, Lemon, Aloe, Cucumber Juice

Celery and cucumber juiceYou can experiment to your heart’s delight with thousands of taste combinations! If you don’t have a juicer, consider investing in one. Juicing allows you to consume the nutrients form a huge amount of raw produce without the digestive distress of consuming so much fiber. Although fiber is great, a balanced vegan diet provides a healthy amount, so don’t worry about missing any in fresh juices. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.* more→

Why Water is the Key to Detoxifying Your Body

water detox — why it's important to drink water

Water is, quite literally, the river on which our good health flows. Water detox can be more effective than other fussy or expensive so-called detox beverages. Water carries nutrients to our cells, aids digestion by forming stomach secretions, flushes our bodies of wastes, and keeps our kidneys healthy.

It keeps our moisture-rich organs (our skin, eyes, mouth, and nose) functioning well, it lubricates and cushions our joints, and it regulates our body temperature and our metabolism, just to name a few of its many functions. more→

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