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Looking for more healthy recipes for the full body cleanse program? What follows are five green smoothie recipes - smoothies that are made with green vegetables and ripe fruit - that provide loads of flavor and nutrients to keep you going throughout the day. All of these smoothies are substantial enough to be full meals, so feel free to have "green smoothie days" during the full body cleanse program - days when you drink as many green smoothies as your appetite calls for, and nothing else. Read more about Full Body Cleanse: Green Smoothie Recipes
For most of us, there's no denying that mayonnaise makes everything better. And if you make healthy, homemade mayonnaise using extra-virgin olive oil, organic eggs, and other simple ingredients, you can continue making everything better with mayonnaise without compromising your health.
If eggs aren't your thing, a great alternative to egg-based mayonnaise is the following vegan mayo made with avocados and basil. Read more about Best Vegan Mayonnaise: Avocado and Basil Mayo Recipe
When eaten together, carrots and avocado provide a combination of nutrients that can strengthen your immune system and support your vision.
The carotenoids in carrots and healthy fat in avocado can contribute to healthy vitamin A status, and vitamin A serves your immune system in the following ways:
Vitamin A and its metabolites help to maintain the structure and function of your skin and the mucosal cells that line your respiratory tract, digestive tract, and urinary tract; your skin and mucosal linings are barriers that act as your body's first line of defense against harmful microbes and substances.
Vitamin A plays an important role in the development and differentiation of your white blood cells, which play essential roles in your immune system.
Earlier this month, I shared a Sweet Potato and Pecan Salad with Lime Recipe on this blog that generated several enthusiastic reviews. One appreciative reader even left a phone message of thanks for that recipe! Among the reviews were several requests for more recipes that call for sweet potatoes.
I hope that this recipe for homestyle sweet potato soup is appreciated as much as the last sweet potato recipe was. It's one of the first healthy recipes that I shared on this site, and it remains one of our family's favorite healthy soups. Read more about Homestyle Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
If I could choose only one fruit to eat for the rest of my life, avocados would receive serious consideration. Not only are avocados creamy and delicious, they are abundant in healthy raw fat, fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
If eating avocados straight up isn't your thing, give one of the following easy guacamole dip recipes a try. It's near impossible to mess up a guacamole recipe, and freshly made guacamole is far healthier than commercially prepared varieties, which sometimes don't even contain real avocados. Read more about Easy and Healthy Guacamole Dip Recipes
I'm constantly on the lookout for recipes that call for raw red beets, as these root vegetables contain a variety of nutrients that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer, especially colon cancer. Red beets are also rich in B vitamins, including folate, which makes them useful for preventing birth defects. Read more about Red Beet Salad Recipe to Promote Longevity
If you want to ensure a program of nutritional excellence, it's essential that you include healthy fats -- like those found in avocados -- in your everyday diet. To the best of my knowledge, the low-fat era was essentially created and fueled by studies that did not differentiate between healthy fats and fats that have been damaged by excessive processing and heating.
Damaged fats like those found in hydrogenated oils, margarine, and fat-rich foods that have been heated at high temperatures are harmful to your health, and should be avoided as much as possible. Read more about Guacasalsa: A Super Tasty and Healthy Dip Recipe
If you're looking to include foods in your diet that can help to promote and maintain strong and steady blood flow through your circulatory system, give this simple and delicious fig, citrus, and romaine lettuce salad recipe a try. Read more about Recipe for Good Blood Circulation
When made with the right ingredients, hot chocolate can be a soothing and healthy evening drink, perfect for warming up your bones during colder months.
This recipe is rich in flavonoids and potassium, nutrients that are essential to supporting healthy heart function. Be sure to include nutmeg and cinnamon - both combine beautifully with banana and raw chocolate powder. Read more about Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe