What is small, red and whispers?
...A hoarse radish
Did you know that radishes are a great natural remedy for jaundice? Jaundice, when your skin or the whites of your eyes become yellowed, happens when there’s too much bilirubin (a yellow pigment) in the blood. We know that babies get it commonly but it’s also happens in adults.
Radishes are high in Vitamin C, a master antioxidant that cannot be produced by the body so you need to get it from fruits and vegetables. I know I keep touting the benefits of Vitamin C - and I’m going to keep doing it - because it also helps improve iron absorption, helps white blood cells function, protects your brain and more.
I love using radishes as a low carb chip…and don’t throw out the radish leaves because they are edible, and contain more vitamin C, protein, and calcium than the the radish itself! Radishes are coming into season so grab them and make this delicious salad from bestrecipebox.com
For the salad:
Figs the doorbell, it's broken!
Figs are one of the richest plant sources of a variety of vitamins and minerals, including:
* vitamin A
* vitamin C
* vitamin K
* B vitamins
I love fresh figs in a salad with walnut oil and some balsamic vinegar 😋and my favorite is putting them in my chocolate smoothie. “Complete” Heaven. (JP humor for the win!)
Because he couldn’t find a date!
The beauty of the date, aka “nature’s candy”, is it has naturally occurring sugars combined with a lot of fiber and a bunch of important nutrients, like magnesium, copper and vitamins B6, A, and K. (V-K doesn’t get a lot of air time and it’s critical for clotting blood and transporting calcium around the body).
Fun fact - dates have been around for about 50 million years! Which means…dates DATE way back! There are actually several varieties of dates but the most popular, delicious and nutritious is the Medjool. Dates:
I love using as a natural sweetener and as a bonding ingredient in protein balls. And of course I love my chocolate compete so here’s a recipe using that.
Chocolate Protein Balls
2 scoops Juice Plus+ Chocolate Complete
7oz dates pitted
2 oz walnuts
¼ cup hemp seeds
Pinch of cinnamon
Dash of sea salt
¼ cup almond butter
1. Place dates in mixer, blend until a ball forms. Set aside.
2. blend the walnuts until you get a flour-like consistency.
3. Add Complete Chocolate powder, hemp seeds, sea salt and cinnamon. Transfer to a bowl, add almond butter.
5. Put dates back into mixer and mix until you have a smooth dough. (add a little cacao powder or milk to get right consistency. Refrigerate and roll into balls.