Spring Cleaning

Where's your Health in Spring Cleaning

It’s May! That means Spring Cleaning is underway in our office! It’s time to clean out your cabinets, put away your winter hat and gloves, blend some fresh veggies, put on that workout gear and start smiling.

The first week here, we are focusing on our FUEL; the foods
we put into our body to help it function and run properly. Have no fear, of
course we will equip you with the tools you need to make these changes,
including a Stopping and Shopping List with your own garbage
bag, Paleo recipes, information and a free Bonfire Fish Oil tasting. There is
also a Commitment Wall where we are posting our commitment(s)
to changing certain health habits. We welcome you to post a few while you are

So to start you off on the right track, here is one of our Bonfire
Smoothie Recipes put together by Dr. Paul!

You will not believe how good this smoothie tastes, despite looking like
lawnmower juice! Feel free to add or subtract what you have on hand and what
you like in terms of taste. Be careful to not go overboard on
the fruit – this is a green (i.e. vegetable) smoothie designed to deliver great
nutrient-dense antioxidants and phytonutrients from vegetables with the fruit
added to sweeten and lessen any bitterness from the chard, kale and spinach.

For a fantastic breakfast, serve with either eggs, some Yambanana Bread, or
some bacon (uncured – no nitrites or nitrates) or organic sausage.

1 large handful of spinach

2 kale leaves

1-2 chard leaves

1 banana

1 orange, peeled

1 avocado

1-2 tablespoons coconut oil-

1-2 cups purified water, or combination of water, coconut water, almond milk,
hemp seed milk

Frozen berries, frozen pineapple chunks (available at Trader Joe’s),
pomegranate seeds

Add all
ingredients to Vita Mix blender and blend thoroughly (1-2 minutes)  

    • NOTE: Any smootie can be made into a meal replacement by simply adding the following:

             1 organic raw or hardboiled egg*

             1-2 tbsp lemon-flavored fish oil

             *Use fresh, local and organic eggs (not mass-produced supermarket brands)

Happy Spring Cleaning my friends!

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