Posts Tagged ‘apples’

Produce most & least contaminated by pesticides

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Buying organic produce means, as most of you know, that there are no pesticides and chemical fertilizers used to grow the produce.  This means that there is no pesticide residue found on the produce that we consume into our bodies.  I know that buying organic can be expensive.  Trust me!  I’m a single girl on a budget.  So, when you need to prioritize your organic produce, here’s a list of the most contaminated and least contaminated produce.

 

DIRTY DOZEN

   ▪ Apples

   ▪ Celery

   ▪ Sweet bell peppers

   ▪ Peaches

   ▪ Strawberries

   ▪ Nectarines-imported

   ▪ Grapes (Imported)

   ▪ Spinach

   ▪ Lettuce

   ▪ Cucumbers

   ▪ Blueberries-domestic

         ▪ Potato

CLEAN FIFTEEN

Benefits and uses of onions

▪ Onions

▪ Sweet Corn (Frozen)

▪ Pineapples

▪ Avocado

▪ Cabbage

▪ Sweet Peas (Frozen)

▪ Asparagus

▪ Mango

▪ Eggplant

▪ Kiwi Fruit

   ▪ Cantaloupe

   ▪ Sweet potato

   ▪ Grapefruit

   ▪ Watermelon

   ▪ Papaya

 

 

My Morning Smoothie

Thursday, January 24th, 2013


This smoothie is inspired by one I had at Whole Foods called “the kalelious”.  It was so good and refreshing but to make it is time consuming.  The Whole foods version juices the apples, lemon and ginger, and then mixes it with the rest of the ingredients.  I do love to juice but I am a busy girl who work 9 to 5 and do not have time to juice and blend every morning.  So in my version you just throw everything in the blender and you’re out the door.

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½ cup water

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup of pineapple fresh or frozen

½ banana (I use a frozen banana)

1 granny smith apple

Ginger- (I use a about ¼ inch)

2 cups of spinach

Couple leaves of kale

Blend all the ingredients together.

To chill, add as many ice cubes desired after it’s blended.  Enjoy!