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Recipe Friday – Winter Citrus Salad

February 10, 2017
Winter Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

One of our recent posts featured a Winter Salad that was so delicious that it inspired us to make a different version to highlight citrus fruits even more. It’s been raining quite a bit here in So Cal, which is great to get us out of the drought, but it’s been a bit gloomier than we’re used to. This salad and it’s bright colors are so gorgeous and uplifting that we feel it just might put an end to any winter blues from the dreary weather.

Citrus is in the height of its season right now and you can find such sweet tasting varieties of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and pomelos. The idea is to use any combination of any citrus fruit and adding the honey helps to bring out the tartness of the citrus. To make this salad Vegan, we used Bee Free Honee for the dressing. It’s so delicious and made from Apples!

Bee Free

Citrus

 

Citrus Plate

 

 

Winter Citrus Salad

Ingredients

1 grapefruit

1 blood orange

1 clementine

Slivered raw almonds

Drizzled Bee Free Honee

A sprinkle of salt

1/3 diced avocado

Method

  1. Peel all the fruits and remove as much of the pith as possible with a sharp paring knife. The easiest way to do this is to cut off both ends of the round fruit so you have a flat surface to stand your fruit upright. Then cut as close to the pulp as possible.
  2. Using a serrated knife, slice the fruits into disks.
  3. Arrange the slices on a plate – mix up the different colors for variety!
  4. Add avocado on top.
  5. Sprinkle with the almonds, drizzle the honee (or honey) and lastly add the salt.
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Credits: Author: Jill Uechi // Recipe and Photography: Coco Iv
Food & Drink Well-Being

Alkaline Green Grapefruit Smoothie

May 2, 2016

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So Fresh and So Clean

Clean Eating has been our theme this year and now that our Spring Detox is over, we have more tips to guide you and help you feed your body with fresh, sustainable, plant based foods. Our belief is that beauty starts from within and nourishing and protecting your skin begins with the foods that you put in your body.

That said, we don’t expect you to lead a life without indulgences. Life is about balance and while we encourage you to choose whole, organic, foods as much as possible, we expect that you will treat yourself on occasion too.

Here are some tips to follow after your detox:

  1. Continue to eat organic, whole foods and avoid processed food. – Try to set a goal for yourself, such as eating 80% whole foods. We think of it as making 8 out of the 10 items on your plate whole food based.
  1. Keep drinking water to keep toxins flushing out of your system. – We love adding lemon for the many benefits not to mention yummy flavor!
  1. Stimulate your natural detoxification system with daily exercise. – Even if you just make time in your day for 15-30 minutes, your body will thank you!
  1. Drink an alkalizing smoothie everyday! – We love to start our days with an alkalizing smoothie. All those veggies and fruits you’ve been eating have changed your body to have a healthy alkaline environment that is less susceptible to disease and aging! A double whammy!!

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This tart and tangy green alkalizing smoothie is so yummy! The grapefruit makes it perfect to drink in the morning. You can add some protein powder and almond milk to make it a little heartier too!

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 piece of celery
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of spinach or kale
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • small section of ginger (optional, but we love the kick!)
  • ½ banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 of a grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 cup of water or milk alternative of choice

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients through your blender and enjoy!

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