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Orange Pear Kale Green Smoothie

I still had some extra kale after making my Roasted Veggie and Kale Salad, so I thought I’d make a smoothie with some of it! I had read awhile back that kale has 10 times the vitamin C, 4 times the vitamin A, almost 2 times the vitamin K, and more calcium and vitamin B6 than spinach does. If that’s true, kale is definitely super-nutritious!

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Orange-Almond Muffins

Summer is the perfect time for making citrus-flavored muffins, like these Orange-Almond Muffins! They have a great orange flavor, and sliced almonds give them a light, nutty taste. They’re good without any toppings, but if you’re making these muffins for a brunch or tea, you may want to fancy them up a bit with the Simple Orange Glaze and a few other toppings!

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Banana Mango Orange Smoothie

Banana Mango Orange Smoothie @ NancyCThis smoothie has kind of a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? I found this recipe in a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica. The instructions for the recipe included amounts measured in grams, milliliters, etc., so I converted the amounts and adjusted some amounts slightly. Continue reading

Blueberry-Orange Bread

I posted a recipe for some Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins last week, and I have another blueberry recipe for you this week—Blueberry-Orange Bread! This recipes makes a good-size 9×5″ loaf, has a subtle orange flavor and aroma, and is brimming with lots of blueberries! The fresh blueberries and yogurt give this quick bread a nice moist texture, and the orange juice, orange zest, and orange extract give it a delicious citrus flavor.

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Orange Reboot Detox Smoothie

Orange Reboot Detox Smoothie @ NancyCreative.com

When I heard about the book Whole Body Reboot by Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., the thing that got my attention was the 5-day smoothie detox plan, because I love smoothies. But this book is about much more than smoothies–it’s about Peruvian 51lJxBM4BoL._SX359_BO1,204,203,200_Superfoods and, as the cover mentions, includes a healthy eating diet plan and recipes to detoxify, energize, and supercharge fat loss. The book explains that Peruvian super foods fight cancer, reduce inflammation, boost energy, and enhance memory. There’s lots of great-sounding recipes and color photos in Whole Body Reboot–some recipes that sounded good to me were:

  • Roasted Artichoke Mashed Potatoes
  • Power Trail Mix
  • White Bean Avocado Wrap
  • Quinoa Parmesan Pizzettes
  • Sweet Potato Waffles

And there’s lots of recipes for different ways to fix chicken, fish, and pork in healthy ways.

At the beginning of the book, in chapter 2, is where you’ll find the Jump-Start Reboot Diet Plan. And that’s where you’ll find the five detox smoothies. The one I decided to make, the Orange Reboot, is supposed to be made on day 2 of the plan. It’s a lightly-sweet smoothie made with a blend of carrots, orange, and papaya, along with a few other very healthy ingredients. It’s also flavored with cinnamon, which gives the smoothie a nice spicy flavor. Considering I’m not that crazy about carrots, I thought the smoothie was pretty good.

So if you want to give your body healthy reboot, you’ll have to check out the book. And here’s the Orange Reboot smoothie recipe if you want to try it out!

ORANGE REBOOT DETOX SMOOTHIE from Whole Body Reboot

Makes 1 large serving, about 21-22 ounces

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh carrots
  • 1/3 of a peeled orange, chopped (I used a medium-sized orange)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh papaya
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons (or 20-25 g) Protein Powder (rice, pea, or whey)

Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

There are a total of 135 recipes in Whole Body Reboot and 4 weeks of menus. You might need to add some new ingredients to your pantry to make some of these recipes, like Lucuma and Pichuberries. It sounds like a very healthy way to eat. Have you ever tried a diet like this?