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The holiday season is here and with it comes a variety of food and drinks that may not be on your normal menu. If you are feeling stuffed, bloated and know that you’ve made some questionable choices, don’t worry! There’s always a solution!

One of my favorite strategies is to have a day of detoxifying smoothies to undo any damage done. The recipe below is one of my favorite holiday time smoothies.

Cranberries and apples are a perfect detoxifying duo this time of year. Full of antioxidants, cranberries are excellent to support the immune system and assist in cleansing your lymphatic system. The sweetness of the apple balances the tart cranberry taste and provides the fiber to keep everything moving out. Add in the super alkalizing benefits of spinach and the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger and you have a concoction that will have you feeling energetic and ready to tackle the next holiday season task or event.

I wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season!

CRANBERRY ZING SMOOTHIE
1 cup raw cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 red apple
1 handful fresh spinach
1″ piece of ginger, peeled
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.

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Nutrition Julie
Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes that real, whole, nutritious foods are a powerful tool in living a healthy, conscious, disease-free life and works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her step-by-step Food First System. For more information, visit www.NutritionJulie.com.

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