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“Gracious Living Pomegranate Power Smoothie” in SWEAT RX Mag Nov 2013

 Gracious Living representing raw, vegan, plant-based superfoods on
page 67 in SWEAT RX MAG.
Purveyors of functional fitness bringing you into the world of CROSS-FIT.

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 Enjoy this powerful, delicious smoothie that boasts substantial health promoting benefits and is great for digestion.

Strawberry and pomegranate phytochemicals have blood pressure-reducing properties, and both have anti-inflammatory effects that may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases.  Bok choy is a very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.

seeds from 1 pomegranate
1 cup frozen organic strawberries
1 frozen banana
1 stalk of bok choy
juice of 1 fresh lemon
1 serving Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk

Add ice and blend away.
Power up and drink up!

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An Easy & Clean Way To Peel Pomegranates!
by Dr. Ben Kim

Here’s what you do:

  1. Slice the top and bottom off a pomegranate and score the skin from top to bottom around the pomegranate every few inches, just as you would do to an orange to make it easy to peel.
  2. Dunk the scored pomegranate in a large basin of water and use your fingers to separate the arils (seeds) from the red skin and white membrane that surround the arils. Throw the hard bits of red skin away. Loose portions of white membrane will float to the surface, while the arils will sink to the bottom of the basin.
  3. Use your hands or a small strainer to scoop the white membrane bits off the surface of the water and discard them.
  4. Strain remaining water and arils. Voila! You are left with a whole pomegranate’s worth of tasty and nutritious arils.

Enjoy this simple and clean method of peeling pomegranates. Few fruits provide the sheer concentration of antioxidants that pomegranates do. Eating them on a regular basis may offer protection against cardiovascular disease, prostate challenges, and other chronic, degenerative health challenges.

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Join me in the Bahamas Nov 2013 and learn more about how foods affect your body, your health, and your life.
(there’s still room & there’s still time!)

1) Nov 14-17, 2013:
Gracious Living 4 Day Liquid Detox

2) Nov 19-22, 2013:
Gracious Living Raw,Vegan Holiday Course (fun, hands-on 4 day course in the kitchen)

 

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK.
~Gracious Living

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