My Favorite Morning Detox: Celery-Ginger-Lemon Juice

When it comes to health fads endorsed by celebrities I tend to stay far away, but this new Kylie Jenner promoted celery juice cleanse grabbed my interest too much not to give it a try. I love green juices (especially those with a little kick!) and so drinking celery juice every morning was one health trend I was willing to try… but with a couple adjustments because let’s be real, drinking straight up celery juice with nothing else in it sounds like yak.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Bunches of Celery Stalk
  • 3 Small Lemons or 1 and 1/2 Large
  • 2 Large ‘Fingers’ of Ginger
  • 1 Cup Of Water
  • Optional: 1 Small Green Apple
  • Optional: Cayenne Pepper

Step 1: Chop

Coarsely peel and chop ingredients, throwing out the leaves in the center of the celery bunches.

Step 2: Blend

Blend together celery, lemon, ginger, and the optional green apple (If you like your juice on the sweeter side) as thoroughly as possible before adding the cup of water and continuing to blend until smooth. Blenders with less horsepower may need more water to help it blend properly.

Step 3: Strain

Strain the juice from the pulp using cheesecloth or nut-milk bag into a pitcher.

Step 4: Pour and Enjoy!

Pour over ice, top with a sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper if you like an extra kick, and enjoy! This crisp, tart, and refreshing juice is the best way to wake up in the morning!

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Air Purifying Houseplants

Oh the wonderful world of plants. Houseplants have not only blown up as a must have item for house decor these days but they also have incredible health benefits that often go unrecognized. In addition to looking beautiful, many houseplants act as incredible air purifiers that work to remove toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde from indoor air.

While most houseplants remove multiple different toxic agents, I have listed below which plant is best at removing each specific toxin. Who needs fancy machines when you can have beautiful nature cleaning your air for you??

Best Houseplants For:

Producing Oxygen

  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Areca Palm
  • Monkey Plant
  • Snake Plant
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing Formaldehyde

  • Bamboo Palm
  • Dracaena
  • Pot Mum
  • English Ivy
  • Kimberly Queen Fern
  • Boston Fern

Removing Trichloroethylene

  • Dracaena
  • Peace Lily
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing xylene

  • Dwarf Date Palm
  • Spider Plant
  • Ficus Alii
  • Pothos Plant
  • Dendrobium Orchids
  • Dumb Cane
  • Moth Orchids

Removing Benzene

  • Aloe Vera
  • Peace Lily
  • Snake Plant
  • Spider Plant
  • Pot Mum
  • Gerbera Daisy

Removing Ammonia

  • Flamingo Lily
  • Peace Lily
  • Pot Mum

I am currently loving my Dumb Cane Plant (His name is Phillip)- Which house plant is your favorite?? Comment below!

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder

Optional Ingredients:

  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate chips

1. Blend

Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. If the consistency is too runny, add more rolled oats. If it is too thick consider adding a touch of coconut or almond milk!

2. Cook

This mix cooks very similarly to normal pancake batter. Pour batter into pan (OPTIONAL: add the dark chocolate chips if you’re like me and can’t resist making them just a little bit less healthy) and cook on medium heat for both sides. Be careful not to turn the heat too high because this mixture can burn pretty easily if you aren’t careful!

3. Optional: Mixed Berry Topping

I have never been a huge fan of syrup so I actually like to use this mixed berry topping on my pancakes as a sauce instead! To make this topping pour your desired amount of frozen mixed berries into a bowl (I like to use a mix that doesn’t include strawberries because they don’t mash as well when heated) and microwave on high in increments of 30 seconds stirring in between. The high heat will liquefy most of the berries and make it into a sauce with little to no effort on your end. Then just pour the berries on top of your pancakes and enjoy!

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Tried these pancakes out for yourself? Comment below and let me know what you think!