Healthy Start, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Hey Dolls! Coming off of a Valentine’s weekend of decadent food and plenty of champagne, I need to recommit to eating healthy and exercise this week. I really fell of the wagon! I have my exercise routine mapped out, now what will I eat this week. I have never been a person who eats breakfast, but have come to believe that feeding your body with nourishment in the morning is great way to jumpstart your day. Then there is always the notion of having enough time, or making enough time to eat in morning. But as my Mom says, “you make time for what you want to make time for;” and she is correct. That said, I am going to make time to eat breakfast.

I am not a person who is going to cook in the morning, but we purchased a new blender, and I can definitely make a breakfast smoothie. I came across the recipes below and am going to try a couple. I hope to adopt the habit of drinking a breakfast smoothie daily; one because it’s good for me, and two because veggies and fruits provide the nourishment my mind and body need for me to be the best me everyday.

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Image: Gloverstreet Market

Watermelon Mist Juice

  • 4 to 5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup cucumber, trimmed and cut into chunks
  • 3/5 cups fresh squeezed orange juice or store-bought
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh mint leaves optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

Go Green Juice

  • 1 green apple diced
  • 4 celery ribs chopped
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 piece of Ginger Root
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 stalk of brocoli (stem and florets, optional)
  • Tbsp. Agave Nectar
  • Tsp. Flaxseed Powder
  • Tsp. Hempseed Powder

Cool Cucumber Pear Juice

  • 1 large pear or pear juice
  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Mint
  • 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

Feeling a Little Tropical Smoothie

  • 1 cup chilled orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 cup chopped bananas
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 2 tsp. Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

There you have it! I am going try incorporating a couple of these recipes into my breakfast routine over the next several weeks. Leave a comment and share any recipes you may have! Here’s to a healthy start, healthy mind, and healthy body!

Until Then,

~ L.

The Pretty Domestic

2 thoughts on “Healthy Start, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

  1. Ok my new juice in the morning . Kale juice (coconut water ,2 apples , slice of pineapple , 1/2 banana 10-12 oz of kale . Enough for 3 – 8 oz glasses .

    Purely an energetic juice in lieu of my usual Greek yogurt.

    Ready to go !!

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