"We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”---Adelle Davis, Author and nutritionist
Diane's Diabetic-Kicking Bloody Mary
Tomatoes contain lycopene which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect the cells.
In addition, lycopene helps to raise good cholesterol levels while helping to decrease
bad cholesterol levels. They are also a great source of many nutrients, including Vitamin
C and Vitamin K. Really important is that tomato juice helps to make the blood of
a diabetic less acidic. When you top that with the spices, this drink is a real winner
to consume daily or every other day!
2 large round tomatoes, unpeeled, chopped
2 cups pure tomato juice, slightly frozen if you have time
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp sugar, optional
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup ice
Add all but the ice to a blender and blend for a few seconds.
Pour into beautiful glass and add ice. Optional garnishes are lime slices, olives, and celery leaves.
Optional if you are not an alcoholic: Of course, on one day you may add 2 tbs. Vodka
Note: Always use organic when possible.
Do not store fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator, in fact, this can turn the flesh mealy and reduce the flavor. Instead, store in a cool, dry place.
Lemon-Lime Coconut Water
An ideal nourishing and hydrating drink to drink anytime, but especially an excellent drink during and after a workout. The lemon provides anti-cancer benefits, Vitamin C, boost immune system, liver cleansing, and anti-inflammatory properties. The lime aids in digestion, weight loss, immune system support, and in preventing heart disease. Coconut water is highly nutritious and aids in preventing heart disease and high blood pressure.
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 tbs. fresh lime juice
2 cups coconut water from the green coconut
1/8 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt, optional
1/2 cup crushed ice
Sweeten to taste with natural raw sugars, honey, or stevia
Add all to a blender and blend about 15 seconds.
Peach Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup organic milk
2 tbs Chobani vanilla yogurt
½ cup frozen peaches
½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen (if fresh, make sure they are organic)
⅛ tsp powdered ginger
⅛ tsp powdered cinnamon or a bit more
2 tsp whey protein powder
Add milk, yogurt, protein powder, ginger, and cinnamon to a blender and blend until well blended.
Add the peaches and strawberries and pulse a couple of times.
Add the crushed ice, as desired, and blend till slushy.
Note: Always use organic when possible
NUTRITION (per serving) 150 cals, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 73 mg sodium, 26.5 g carbs, 24 g sugars, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein