Quick Boost Your Detox with this Yummy Smoothie! Ingredients

Good morning LOVElies!

Every once in a while I get off track with my healthy eating goals… Whether it be a night out with friends or holiday weekends, I allow myself to indulge every once in a while!

And guys, I admit… I don’t feel bad about it. (GASP!)

I love food way too much. Life is too short, and that is why I work so hard to eat healthy on a daily basis so I can enjoy.. guilt free!

It is usually a nice break from my routine and I  believe it or not I am usually excited to get back on track when Monday morning rolls around. Here is a great detox smoothie recipe for those mornings where you are ready to get back on track! It is so nutrient dense and filling that you can quick boost your detox in one cup!

This smoothie will trick you into drinking your greens. Spinach and parsley are all jam packed with detoxifying properties, not to mention that they are just nutrient dense anyways. You can go out of your way to find recipes and meals to consume these leafy greens OR…….. you can just drink this.

Quick Boost Your Detox with this Yummy Smoothie! Close Up

I promise. It does not taste like you are drinking a salad. The antioxidant filled berries and bananas are the star of the show!

I throw in some chia seeds to add a little added protein to this smoothie. It will keep you feeling fuller longer too!

Feel free to get creative with this recipe but if your goal is to detoxify make sure you watch your sugars! I use water and an unsweetened milk alternative because:

  1. Juice tends to be high in sugar. We want to keep the sugar on the minimum to aid in the detoxing. Plus the berries, bananas, and apple contain enough natural sugar to make this smoothie taste incredible!
  2. Cow’s milk can be harder to digest. We want to give our digestive system a BREAK right?
  3. Make sure your milk alternative is unsweetened! Remember? Low sugar!

Alright guys, enough of my gibberish. Get blendin’!

Quick Boost Your Detox with this Yummy Smoothie!

Ingredients for your detox smoothie-

  • 2 cups of frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries.. whatever you prefer!)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 large apple
  • 3-4 inch section of a cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of unsweetened milk alternative (I prefer coconut milk or almond milk!)
  • 1 cup of water

Detox Smoothie Recipe-

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Check the consistency. Add more water if needed.
  4. Blend for another minute if needed.
  5. Pour, and enjoy!

Additional smoothie tips!

If you have crazy busy mornings like I do… you can make this smoothie up to a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. I like to make mine when I am in the kitchen working on dinner the night before. In the morning I can just grab and go!

Quick Boost Your Detox with this Yummy Smoothie! Final

You can also turn this into a meal prep smoothie by pre measuring the greens and fruits and storing in a freezer bag. When you are ready to prepare your smoothie, just add water and your milk alternative!

Do you love this detox smoothie recipe? Let me know! Does it make life easier to get back on track? Comment below! I want to hear your stories!

 

 

Promanganate Parfait

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! Happy Thursday!!! Life has been amazing far in NoVA. I hate to say this but I’m not sure if I miss Florida anymore… SIKE!!! How could I NOT miss Florida?! My parents and bros and still in Florida haha It’s been awhile since I’ve visited. I think it’s time. Plus it’s only about $42 to go. Anyhow, I’ve been craving pomegranate seeds so… here’s my parfait throwback!!! This parfait of goodNeSs is layered with pomegranate seeds, strawberry yogurt (Fage and fresh strawberries), blueberries, kiwi, and strawberries… Mm YUM. Have an AWESOME day! Muahz!

parfaitsGood morning LOVElies! Happy Thursday!!! One of my favorite things to make is parfait. They’re easy to make and deliciously good to eat. Not to mention, parfaits are good for you! Here’s my “full of LOVE” parfait from the past- blended strawberries and Greek yogurt, topped with fruits and granola… Mmm YUM.

 

 

Fresh Squeeze Orange Juice

Good morning LOVElies! Thanks again for making me feel missed. This morning, I woke up with a small cough. My first thought… I better drink a lot of Fresh Squeeze Orange Juice. Make sure to keep your vitamin C intake high during the cold weather. What is this?! This is a “refreshingly cold” and “thirst quenching” “freshly squeezed” Florida orange OJ with freshly cut strawberries, blueberries and oranges?!? Umm… let’s squeeze that lemon to give it a nice lemon citrus kick! Mmm YUM!!!

 

 

Good morning LOVEies!  It’s #parfaitTuesday with my sweetie pie Kia@nikiadyson. “No rules, no challenge, just create, post, tag and eat”

Here’s my simple and quick parfait breakfast idea. All you need is greek yogurt and organic fresh fruits. Mmm YUM!!!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 fage greek yogurt

Place a layer of bananas on the bottom, add raspberries, yogurt, blueberries, another layer of yogurt, and lastly, sliced strawberries. Banana heart is optional. Enjoy!  See you on my next post!  

 

 

Good morning LOVEies!  Happy Wednesday!!! I’m heading out of town for a couple days… Don’t worry, I’ll still be here for you

Here’s a simple Mango- Raspberry smoothie recipe for you. All you need is greek yogurt, organic fresh fruits and unsweetened almond milk… Mmm YUM!!!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of mango
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 fage yogurt
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk (add a little or a lot, depending on how “loose” you like your smoothie to be )

Blend mango, yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk in a blender; set aside.
Blend raspberries, yogurt, and unsweetened almond milk in a blender; set aside.
Pour both blends into one cup at one time. Top with fresh fruits and Enjoy!

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Muahz! See you on my next post…

 

Hi LOVEies! As you can see, the weather is not sunny here in Florida…

But keep smiling, the sun will come out soon besides, it’s #parfaitTuesday with my sweetie pie Kia @nikiadyson. “No rules, no challenge, just create, post, tag and eat”

Here’s my simple and quick Mango-Kiwi-Strawberry “Man-wi-berry” parfait.  Haha Again, all you need is greek yogurt and organic fresh fruits. Mmm YUM!!!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberry chunks
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 4 slices of kiwi
  • 1 fage greek yoghurt

Place kiwi slices against glass, fill glass with mango chunks, strawberry & yoghurt blend, and more mango chunks. Topping is optional Enjoy!  See you on my next post!

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! Happy Sunday FUNday

Look at this amazingly refreshingly cold and mouth watering mango orange smoothie drink I’ve put together.  Add a some raspberries and ice to the mix and you’d get a delicious Raspberry-Mango-orange slush… Mmm YUM!

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Muahz!  See you on my next post…

 

Hi LOVElies!!! Trying to find ideas for #parfaitTuesday with my chicka,@nikiadyson?

How about this simple yummilicious Raspberry and strawberry yogurt blend parfait?

This parfait is layered with strawberry yogurt (Fage yogurt and strawberries blended together) and fresh raspberries  Mmm YUM!!!

See you on my next post… Muahz!  For this and other delicious ideas and recipes, subscribe to my newsletter at www.kayleasopenbook.com to receive exclusive recipes from me to you. Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook 

 

 

Good morning LOVElies!!! Mmmm breakfast!!!

Homemade fluffy pancakes with fluffy yummilicious eggs! And of course… fruits- kiwi, strawberries and pomegranate seeds!  What are you having for breakfast this morning?

For delicious ideas and recipes, subscribe to my newsletter at www.kayleasopenbook.com to receive exclusive recipes from me to you. Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook Muahz!  See you on my next post… 

 

Oct 29-3

 

Good morning LOVElies! Found a homemade “gut-free” cream cheese online. The recipe is actually easy to follow. I’ll send it out on my next newsletter

Want a bagel for breakfast? Try to pick the one with less calories, spread the homemade “gut free” cream cheese, and add your favorite fruits on top…. Mmm YUM!!!

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Muahz!  See you on my next post…

 

Hello LOVEies!  It’s #parfaitTuesday with my sweetie pie Kia @nikiadyson. “No rules, no challenge, just create, post, tag and eat”

Here’s my simple and quick Paleo strawberry-banana pomegranate parfait.  Thanks again Bryan@paleobakehouse for my yummilicious goodies….

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberry
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 paleo power brownies by @paleobakehouse
  • 1 banana
  • Homemade almond milk

What to do:

Place homemade almond milk and banana in a blender; blend until smooth. Start with a layer of fresh pomegranate seeds, then a scoop of the banana blend, paleo brownies, strawberries, banana blends, more paleo brownies and then pomegranate seeds. Top it off with the DROOL worthy banana blend…Mmm YUM!!!

Enjoy!  See you on my next post!  

 

Good Morning LOVElies!!!

Well, maybe it’s more like afternoon  haha It’s gorgeous today! The farmer’s market in Reston was lively today. I fell upon an amazing product and I will share to you more about it after I do more research.

Anyhow, yesterday’s Paleo pancakes were so delish, I’ve decided to make more today. Talk about lots of proteins in the morning… Mmmm YUM!!! These fluffy homemade Paleo pancakes were packed with yummiliciousNeSs of bananas and cranberries! I also topped it with an egg and crispy bacon bits… YUM!!! Want the recipe? Refer to the post from yesterdayp

See you on my next post !

Good morning LOVElies! I am heading to Paris in a few hours… I can’t wait to explore the city  I am leaving you with one of my all time favorite green smoothie recipe…

I hope you have a great weekend!!! See you on my next post…

This deliciously creamy nutty banana green smoothie recipe is just what you need! Mmmm YUM!

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbs all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 BIG handfuls of spinach
  • Unsweetened almond milk (add a little or a lot depending on desired consistency)
  • Sprinkled with pistachio

For this and other delicious ideas and recipes, subscribe to www.kayleasopenbook.com to my newsletter to receive exclusive recipes from me to you. Also, visit, “like” and LOVE www.facebook.com/kayleasopenbook  Muahz!