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Fresh Flavors : Two New Citrus and Acai Recipes

Whether you’re planning a cleanse or making healthier eating choices, smoothies, juices, and other blended beverages are delicious ways to provide your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.  The two recipes below, provided by the Passages Malibu Pinterest page are both tasty starts toward turning over a new leaf.  Citrus works wonders to rev up your metabolism and acai berries are loaded with antioxidants to help rid your body of nasty free radicals.

Citrus Dream Detox Juice

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 grapefruits, peeled
  • 2 blood oranges (or regular oranges or tangerines), peeled
  • 7 carrots
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 inch knob of ginger

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Simply run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy!  

If available: consider purchasing organic produce – not only are organic fruits and vegetables often more flavorful, but they lack harmful pesticides that are often found on conventionally grown produce. Check out the

The 2014 Dirty Dozen list by the Environmental Working Group to learn more.

 

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Acai Bowl Superfood

INGREDIENTS

  • Yield: 2 medium-sized servings
  • Acai Puree:
  • 1 pouch frozen acai puree (find at your local health food  store)
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 5 oz. Greek Yogurt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut chips (or shredded coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 2 tablespoons silvered almonds
  • 2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons granola (or toasted rolled oats)
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using your blender or food processor, blend the acai puree, banana, and greek yogurt until smooth. Pour into two small bowls.
  2. Finish by topping bowls with desired toppings and enjoy!

via Passages Malibu Pinterest

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Super Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

When the Broncos and the Seahawks face off on Super Bowl Sunday, everyone knows that delectable snacks are just as important as the big game (and some pretty amazing commercials).  If you’re planning a Super Bowl party and want to keep things healthy, we’d like to offer you these delicious, clean food alternatives to the usual junk that all too often finds its way onto coffee tables across the country.  Special thanks to the Passages Malibu Pinterest page for these tasty treats!

Pizza Bites, Zucchini Style

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Medium Zucchini
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Marinara Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella
  • Fresh Veggies, Lean Meats for topping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut zucchini about 1/4 inch thick. Spray both sides of zucchini slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Broil or grill the zucchini for about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Top each slice with sauce, cheese and optional toppings if desired. Broil for an additional minute or two. Be careful not to burn cheese.

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Guacamole Toast with Shrimp

INGREDIENTS

  • A dozen shrimps
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 White onion
  • Coriander
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 Slices of Black Bread (or any kind of bread you like!)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start by shelling shrimp. Cut them into small pieces and put them in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, sesame seeds, chopped coriander and a little salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes in a cool place.
  2. Peel the avocados, chop the onion and put everything in the bowl of your food processor. Add two pinches of cumin, two pinches of paprika, a pinch of cayenne pepper, some coriander leaves and remaining lemon juice and mix until the mixture is just blended.
  3. Cut the black bread into small thin strips, then add a title avocado puree and a few piece of shrimp.