Up Your Fruits and Veggies Intake this February by Juicing


February is a rough month for many of us. The holidays are a distant memory and, in some parts of the country, there are many gray days ahead before spring emerges. It’s easy to fall into patterns of unhealthy eating and little exercise when the weather is dismal. However, instead of hiding under the covers until the sun and warm weather returns, stay the course by practicing healthy eating habits.

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To stay on track, add meals made with whole fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins and minerals to your daily diet. One way to do this is by juicing. CNN says, “New research shows eating up to seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day can have a significant impact on your lifespan. For those of us who don’t have time to cut up or cook two servings with every meal, juicing is an easy way to consume them on the go.”

Our Living Watercress and Upland Cress are excellent additions to juices. Based on its nutrient-to-calorie ratio, watercress is ranked highest on the nutrient scale. This versatile leafy green is loaded with phytonutrients, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and essential vitamins. In fact, one serving of this peppery flavored veggie contains as much vitamin C as an orange, more calcium than a glass of milk, and tons of fiber. The Detox Specialist has several whole food beverage recipes like its Tropical Watercress Detox Smoothie. We’ve included it in this post for you to try!

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The Detox Specialist’s Tropical Watercress Detox Smoothie
Serves 1
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  1. 1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes
  2. 3/4 cup fresh pineapple
  3. 1 small handful of Grower Pete’s™ Organic Living Watercress
  4. 1 large handful of organic baby spinach
  5. 1 cup pure water approx. Use less or more according to how thick you like your smoothie
  6. 1/2 teaspoon stevia powder (optional)
  1. For the directions, go to http://thedetoxspecialist.com/blog/cleansing/tasty-watercress-recipes-for-body-cleansing/
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