Post-holiday pudge is part of the New Year for the divas, but we’ve got a powerful weapon to fight back in a ladylike manner: our kitchen blender.
Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried sipping a meal instead of using a fork or spoon. A blender packs a mighty punch when it’s full of vitamins, minerals and live enzymes from fresh fruits and veggies. Each day we substitute a meal on a plate, usually breakfast or lunch, with a meal in a glass and feel surprisingly satisfied (and a tad slimmer).
And don’t let the green scare you – this drink packs a punch with kale, but the apple, orange and lemon juice give it a sweet sparkle.
Here’s an easy start to 2014.
Mean, Green 2014
Makes about 4 cups
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 orange, peeled, seeded, halved
- 1 celery stalk, halved
- 1 small carrot, halved
- 1 green apple, cored and quartered
- 2 cups kale, spine removed
- 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cups ice cubes
Place all ingredients into the blender in order listed and secure lid. Blend ingredients on the highest level setting until well blended.
Diva confession: Store fresh herbs in a jar of water on your countertop. Change the water daily and they’ll last two to three times longer that they would in the refrigerator.