December 2017 - Karen Berrios

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Seed of Love

Christmas is my favorite season! I embrace it with much joy and happiness. Ever since I was a little girl, I would remember how happy it made me to put up my little tree, wrap presents for my loved ones, and eat the typical bread made in Peru for the season. Oh how much I…

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Morning Protein Boost – QUINOA BOWL

Ingredients: 1/2 cup white quinoa 1 1/2 cup almond milk 2 tablespoons honey or yacon syrup (optional) 1 piece vanilla extract 1/2 cup strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 2-3 cinnamon sticks 20 Apricot Seeds Cinnamon powder to taste Instructions: Wash quinoa 3-4 times with filtered water. This step is essential to prevent a bitter taste in your…

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What Does It Mean to Thrive Emotionally?

As I’ve embraced my new emotional diet, I’ve learned to recognize that I’ve spent much of my life suppressing a lot of my emotions. I’ve operated from a place of trying to conform to expectations—what society says, what religion says, what others want from me—instead of being true to myself into being a whole person,…

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HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 5 1/2 cups filtered water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 1-3 tablespoons honey (optional) 1 finite colander 1 gauze or thick cloth to strain Instructions: Wash almonds and place them in a glass container. Immediately after, add 1 ½ cups of filtered water (covering them completely). Let them soak during the night…

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Sturdy Greens

Ready in: approx.  20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 red apple 3/4 cucumber 1 cup baby spinach or 1 spoon spinach powder 1 piece ginger (about 1cm) 1 spoonful honey or yacon syrup (optional) Instructions: Place all the ingredients in a clean juice extractor. Serve extract in glasses, and add the teaspoon of honey or yacon syrup. Enjoy!…

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SUPER GREEN DETOX

Ready in: approx.  20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 cups baby spinach 1 1/2 cup of blueberries 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 1 tablespoon honey (optional) Instructions: Place the spinach in a clean extractor. Once you get your extract, pour it in the blender with the blueberries, the spirulina, and the honey. Continue blending until the blueberries are well processed.…

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TO YOUR HEALTH!

Ready in: approx.  20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 green apple 1 red apple Juice of 1 or 2 grapefruits 1 cup blended strawberries 1 tablespoon yacon syrup (optional) Instructions: Wash the apples and slice well (with peel) and put them in the extractor. I recommend the grapefruit juice you do immediately because it tends to be bitter.…

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Red Passion

Ready in: approx. 20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 beet 1 carrot 1 apple 1 tablespoon honey or yacon syrup (optional) Instructions: Wash the beet, apple, and carrot. Remove the peels (I usually leave the apple’s peel on for the nutrients). Cut them into pieces. Place them little by little in the juice extractor. Once the extract is…

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IMMUNO-POWER

Ready in: 10 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 fresh carrot 2 peeled oranges ginger (about 1cm) 1 tablespoon of honey or yacon syrup (optional) Instructions: Add all ingredients to juicer and enjoy! Consume immediately or place in refrigerator to conserve its properties. Properties: Supports a strong immune system Anti-inflammatory properties Rich in antioxidants Supports healthy kidneys Rich in…

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Nature’s Detox

Ready in: approx. 20 min Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 1/2 green apple 4 stalks fresh celery 1 cup fresh baby spinach 1 piece fresh broccoli, about the size of your hand 1 tablespoon honey (optional) Instructions: Place all ingredients inside of the extractor. Remember that the vegetables must be fresh for the best nutrition. After the process is…

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