Choosing the Right Diet for You

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What is the perfect diet? I get asked this question a lot. The truth is, a healthy diet is different for everyone. While the basics of healthy eating, like avoiding junk food and  eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables are standard for almost everyone, specific diets are very different depending upon who you are. Some people have special dietary requirements because of medical conditions,  while other people feel best eating a certain way because of their genetic make up. Did you know that scientists have recently identified certain people who do better eating a vegetarian diet? Genetic researchers have also identified people who thrive and feel best by including meat in their diet. 

The bottom line is we are all unique individuals and the best diet for each one of us is unique! That’s why it’s helpful to consult with an expert in the field of nutrition, a licensed, trained  dietitian who can help you choose the best diet for your individual and unique needs.

Green Apple & Kale Smoothie

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Green smoothies are a staple of my diet. Everyone in my family starts off their day with a green drink of some  sort as part of the healthiest breakfast possible. Green drinks are a super easy way to get more green veggies into your body along  with adding a healthy dose of fiber and antioxidant vitamins. Use organic ingredients whenever possible to avoid pesticide residue and get the most nutrient dense produce possible.

For the best taste and textured green drink, use a high speed blender. I use the Blendtec blender. It’s a 3 horse power blender and makes the BEST vegetable smoothies ever.

 

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 Cups baby kale
  2. 1 Cup coconut water
  3. Juice from 1/2 of a lemon plus some of the lemon peel (if organic)
  4. 1 Green apple, cored
  5. 1 piece of ginger
  6. 1 carrot,  peeled
  7. 1 stalk celery
  8. 4 Ice cubes

Instructions

Place all of the ingredients in your blender, process on whole juice setting and enjoy!

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