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→

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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→

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Why Water is the Key to Detoxifying Your Body

water to detoxify the body

Water is, quite literally, the river on which our good health flows. 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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