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Lemon Ginger Turmeric “Detox” Tea

 

This flat-belly, inflammation and toxin-fighting drink is one of our faves—especially after we haven’t gotten a good night’s rest and feel especially stressed or rundown.    And while this twin sister team of registered dietitians and personal trainers originally started making elixirs like this when we created our Cucumber Blueberry Water Flush, our Lemon Ginger Detox drink and our Vitamin C Infused “Detox” Water

for you and for our clients who were requesting more drinks like this after experiencing the positive benefits, these hot numbers have become our besties as well!

If you’ve tried them, you know it’s no secret that these bevvies help to prevent hunger and overeating, squash cravings, beat the bloat and flood the body with nutrients that  help combat the damage caused by a poor diet, alcohol, daily stress and from everyday living.  They’ve become so important in the success of our clients that we’ve even included them as an important part in our 21-Day Body RebootTM,  our life-altering program that helps you to lose your last 10 pounds or more—while going wild on the weekend!

They immediately help to get your mind and body back on the healthy track.  We call them Clean-ToxTM drinks because they work especially well in helping the body in its’ natural detox process as you eat, wholesome, “clean” (aka, unprocessed) food. And although your body is equipped to detox and cleanse itself naturally, certain health-promoting foods and drinks, like this one, can be monumental when it comes to assisting in its process.

 

Why are we obsessed with this flat-belly number?

The chance to combine two of the most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients?! Sign us up! 🙂

 

Less inflammation= a calmer body on the inside, less stomach distress, less bloat.

YUM!  A little sweet, a little spicy… you’ll want to keep drinking.  You’ll also hydrate as you get water:

 

This pic below shows how I made it to place in the tea strainer with fresh turmeric.   You are seeing both the ginger and turmeric grated. You’ll see directions for whichever you choose to use–fresh or powdered turmeric below.  Who’s got your back and belly, baby?! Us 🙂

 

The water: Water washes bloating sodium and waste from your body, preserving your kidneys and intestines, keeping them in better condition. And water helps the body to run at its’ best since every process in the body relies on water.

The ginger: (Yes, I, Lyssie, confess that I’m ginger-obsessed and it somehow finds its way to most of my home-cooked dinners— au revoir bloat and damage from toxins!). Ginger contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components.

  • When you overindulge in food and drinks and your intestinal tract is acting out in response, i.e.–you’re feeling bloated and your tummy is full of discomfort, ginger is great!
  • It helps to ease stomach and intestinal discomfort and settles your insides so they can start calming down, repairing, de-puffing, rebooting and rinsing the bloat.
  • Your body responds to poor food choices and toxins with inflammation. Chronic inflammation causes damage to tissues in the body and it speeds the aging process. Preventing that inflammation means not only will you be less inflamed inside and have less stomach distress, but you’ll also be healthier in the long haul!

Turmeric: (another recent obsession for Lyssie—after discovering its’ anti-inflammatory benefits help her sinuses during the seasonal allergies she got for the first time in NYC–she even sprinkles it on some foods she eats with her hands, like kale chips and turnip fries (although she has to be careful because the orange color of the turmeric [powerful antioxidants] colors her nails–oy!) This is one of the most potent healers; it protects the cells from harmful free-radicals.  If you’ve overdone it with a poor diet, this is one way to help nurse your body back to health!

 

This pic below is the ginger root and turmeric root, just hanging, before I grated them. 😉  Once you peel the skin of the turmeric it looks like a baby carrot!

Lemon: helps to promote the activity of a liver enzyme that converts harmful, toxic substances to less harsh chemicals (via the liver through a compound called d-limonene.). The vitamin C in lemon is a potent antioxidant that mops up free radicals from environmental toxins, stress, alcohol, fatty foods and other toxins and helps to prevent them from damaging your body.  Vitamin C also keeps the skin radiant and youthful by helping to boost levels of collagen, which helps to keep the skin elastic.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric “Detox” Tea

You can reserve the “tea” in the strainer for several uses.  Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or cayenne for an additional boost.

Start with this simple combo for 1 serving:

Ingredients:

8 ounces water

1 tbsp. grated ginger

1 tbsp grated turmeric (*alternatively 1 tsp ground turmeric)

Juice from fresh lemon

Directions:

  1. Boil water.
  2. Place grated ginger and turmeric in tea strainer** and place inside a coffee mug. Pour boiling water in and let steep for several minutes.
  3. Remove strainer and reserve for second cup of tea. Squeeze several squirts of lemon in mug and enjoy! Note: You can reserve the tea in the strainer for several uses.

*If using ground turmeric, place in the mug when you add the strainer with grated ginger, add the warm water and stir until no lumps.

**If you don’t have a tea strainer, you can place the grated ginger and turmeric in the cup loosely and strain before drinking.

Nutrition Facts per 8 ounce serving:  2 Calories

Lemon Ginger Turmeric “Detox” Tea
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • You can reserve the “tea” in the strainer for several uses. Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or cayenne for an additional boost.
  • Start with this simple combo for 1 serving:
  • Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated turmeric (*alternatively 1 tsp ground turmeric)
  • Juice from fresh lemon
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Boil water.
  3. Place grated ginger and turmeric in tea strainer** and place inside a coffee mug. Pour boiling water in and let steep for several minutes.
  4. Remove strainer and reserve for second cup of tea. Squeeze several squirts of lemon in mug and enjoy! Note: You can reserve the tea in the strainer for several uses.
  5. *If using ground turmeric, place in the mug when you add the strainer with grated ginger, add the warm water and stir until no lumps.
  6. **If you don’t have a tea strainer, you can place the grated ginger and turmeric in the cup loosely and strain before drinking.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 2

Crunchy Zesty Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

0006_NutritionTwins-cucumber-melon-cantaloupe-lime-mint-serrano-pepper-salad-summer_logoAs you may know by now, although we grew up in a healthy household surrounded by fresh produce, the truth is we didn’t always have all kinds of produce throughout the year at our fingertips, as you’d likely expect.  In fact, there were only a few weeks during the year when we’d have some of our favorite fruits and veggies.  Yup, our mom was ahead of her time—buying local and “in season” before it was cool and trendy.  You could tell what season it was by opening our fridge. This meant that most of the year, we didn’t have some of our favorite fruits—like melons!  We’d wait all year for our favorite season—summer, which just happens to be when some of our favorite fruits are in season. As hard as it is to believe, some of our favorite recipes that we make today, we would have only had a few months of the year.  Recipes like our:

Watermelon Frosty,

Watermelon Snow Cone

Watermelon & Mint Detox Salad

Strawberry Milkshake

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And we can’t help but smile with our latest creation.  It’s the summer dish that we would have waited all year for—and we’re feeling a bit spoiled thinking that we may just keep eating it this one, even when it’s a bit out of season. 😉  When it’s too hot to turn on the stove and you’re looking for a thirst quenching, refreshing side dish (with an optional kick!), this salad with hydrating fruits and veggies and cooling culinary herbs is about to be your new bestie!

Added bonus: Phytonutrients found in cucumbers (cucurbitacins, lignans and flavonoids) may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Cucumbers have a high water content and are a great source of fiber to help prevent constipation and the unsightly gut bulges that come with it.

Fun fact: Cucumbers are technically fruits!

Cantaloupes are a great skin beautifier thanks to being high in vitamin C (necessary for the formation of collagen, which keeps the skin pliable and elastic) and vitamin A helps to promote healthy cells and skin. Also since it’s gota high water content, 90 percent, it helps to hydrate the skin, making it appear moist and supple!

Fun tip: To find a great tasting cantaloupe, do a sniff test, if the melon smells delicious it’s sure to be tasty.

We visited the farmers market over the weekend and came across a variety of cucumbers (common salad/garden cucumber, white cucumber, lemon cucumber and Armenian cucumber) and decided why not try them all! You can certainly use just one type of cucumber and it can be any type.

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Just a word of warning, once you start you may not be able to eat just one serving!

You can also make a larger portion, by doubling the recipe, to eat the next day. The lime juice helps preserve the freshness overnight.

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Makes 4, 1 Cup Servings

Serve this easy to make, juicy summer salad with a Mediterranean dish, falafel, grilled fish, fish tacos, grilled chicken or another lean protein.

 

Ingredients

2 cups cantaloupe, diced* (about ¼ medium cantaloupe seeded)

2 cups cucumber, diced* (roughly 2 medium cucumbers), peeled (optional).

1 tsp serrano pepper, (about ¼ small sized pepper) seeded and minced (optional)

1 – 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice,

4-5 fresh mint leaves, chiffonade

Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Combine cantaloupe and cucumber in large bowl.
  1. Pour 1 Tbsp of lime juice over the melon/cucumber mix. Stir to coat the produce in the juice.
  1. Add a pinch of salt to taste to contrast to the sweetness.
  1. Add ½ tsp of the minced serrano pepper, andmix throughout. It can have quite a kick so add more to your liking. This can be omitted if you’re simply looking for a cool and thirst quenching salad without a kick.
  1. Top with slivers of fresh mint leaves.

* Diced pieces can be any size, we liked a small dice in order to get a variety of flavors in one bite!

**A note about the serrano pepper. The oils will linger on your hands, even after washing them. Be aware to not touch near your eyes especially after cutting. You may have to wash your hands a few times before it begins to fade. (I only noticed because I stuck my finger near my mouth while taking a bite of left over cantaloupe and my mouth started tingling! Long after I had finished cutting and washed my hands!)

 

 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 47 Calories, 0 g Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 87 mg Sodium, 12 g Carbohydrate, 1 g Fiber, 9 g Sugar, 1 g Protein  

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Crunchy Zesty Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, diced* (about ¼ medium cantaloupe seeded)
  • 2 cups cucumber, diced* (roughly 2 medium cucumbers), peeled (optional).
  • 1 tsp serrano pepper, (about ¼ small sized pepper) seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 – 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice,
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves, chiffonade
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine cantaloupe and cucumber in large bowl.
  2. Pour 1 Tbsp of lime juice over the melon/cucumber mix. Stir to coat the produce in the juice.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to taste to contrast to the sweetness.
  4. Add ½ tsp of the minced serrano pepper, andmix throughout. It can have quite a kick so add more to your liking. This can be omitted if you’re simply looking for a cool and thirst quenching salad without a kick.
  5. Top with slivers of fresh mint leaves.
Notes
*Diced pieces can be any size, we liked a small dice in order to get a variety of flavors in one bite! **A note about the serrano pepper. The oils will linger on your hands, even after washing them. Be aware to not touch near your eyes especially after cutting. You may have to wash your hands a few times before it begins to fade. (I only noticed because I stuck my finger near my mouth while taking a bite of left over cantaloupe and my mouth started tingling! Long after I had finished cutting and washed my hands!)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 47 Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 87 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Buffalo Salmon

Hello Salmon Lovers! (and even those who would like to convert, we’ve got just the recipe for you! ;)) Perhaps you’re more of a fan of Buffalo wings than Salmon, but if you’re looking to get some heart healthy protein with some omega-3s, this Buffalo Salmon may just be your gateway recipe!

 

And we, both registered dietitians, personal trainers and veggie lovers, didn’t always love salmon.  We know!–you’re probably thinking blasphemy! And how could this be? The Nutrition Twins didn’t always love salmon?!  But the truth is we pride ourselves in being open-minded and after seeing how much our salmon suggestions were able to help our clients to lose weight, lower their cholesterol among other positive things, we started to incorporate a lot more salmon into our world.  And as formerly, super picky little girls, we can’t help but feel proud that we no longer just eat tuna and the white fish.  In fact, you may remember Lyssie even has a whole new adventurous fish love that you can check out here –and salmon has also entered into our lives! This recipe is just one that may help if you are on the salmon fence–or you may also enjoy these fish recipes Soy Ginger Salmon, or this Blackened Wild Flounder.

 

Plus, who doesn’t want more omega-3s for heart health benefits and the anti-inflammatory benefits—that can help with everything from your joints to even your skin?! And really, how low can you go, buffalo…salmon? Only 189 Calories, woot woot!

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By now you probably already know our fantastic friends Kimberly and Chris who shared their awesome Pizzeria at Home and their Soy Ginger Salmon (Thank you both from us all!). They sent us their photos and we were already hooked and knew we needed to make it! They found their recipe on Epicurious and we made our own lightened up version! Hello Buffalo Salmon!
Buffalo Salmon

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
1 pound piece salmon fillet with skin
2 Tbsp light butter made from blended plant oils, no hydrogenated oil
3 tbsp hot sauce, (We used a low-sodium variety to keep the sodium down, which we recommend and our tastes buds are used to—yours can adjust too in 3 weeks training too, if you’d like :)), otherwise one such as Frank’s Redhot works, just know the sodium will be higher than listed below))
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash of salt, to taste, optional
4 tbsp panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1/4 teaspoon paprika, optional
Oil in spray can for spritzing

 

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Lightly spritz a shallow baking pan with oil.
3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter, hot sauce, paprika, and pepper and salt if you are using.
4. Set aside about half the sauce.

5. Add the salmon to the baking pan, skin side down. Brush the salmon with half of the sauce. Season with pepper and a dash of salt if you are using.
6. Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs on top of the fish and spritz with oil.  Place in oven until the panko turns light brown/golden and until the fish is cooked through about 15 minutes.
7. Drizzle remaining sauce on top. Serve and Enjoy!

 

We suggest serving this with a green veggie and a little bit of a whole grain for some wholesome, quality energy –boosting carbs and fiber ;)! Oh yeah!

We eat it without the skin so the nutritional information reflects that!
Nutrition Fact Per Serving (with low-sodium hot sauce and without salt to taste): 189 calories, 3 g carbohydrate, 22 g protein, 10 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 521 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

 

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Buffalo Salmon
 
Hello Salmon Lovers! (and even those who would like to convert, we’ve got just the recipe for you! ;)) Perhaps you’re more of a fan of Buffalo wings than Salmon, but if you’re looking to get some heart healthy protein with some omega-3s, this Buffalo Salmon may just be your gateway recipe! Plus, who doesn’t want more omega-3s for heart health benefits and the anti-inflammatory benefits—that can help with everything from your joints to even your skin!
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. .
  • 2. Lightly spritz a shallow baking pan with oil.
  • 3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter, hot sauce, paprika, and pepper and salt if you are using.
  • 4. Set aside about half the sauce.
  • 5. Add the salmon to the baking pan, skin side down. Brush the salmon with half of the sauce. Season with pepper and a dash of salt if you are using.
  • 6. Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs on top of the fish and spritz with oil. Place in oven until the panko turns light brown/golden and until the fish is cooked through about 15 minutes.
  • 7. Serve drizzling remaining sauce on top. Yum and Enjoy!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Lightly spritz a shallow baking pan with oil.
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter, hot sauce, paprika, and pepper and salt if you are using.
  4. Set aside about half the sauce.
  5. Add the salmon to the baking pan, skin side down. Brush the salmon with half of the sauce. Season with pepper and a dash of salt if you are using.
  6. Sprinkle the panko bread crumbs on top of the fish and spritz with oil. Place in oven until the panko turns light brown/golden and until the fish is cooked through about 15 minutes.
  7. Drizzle remaining sauce on top. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Serving Calories: 189 Calories Fat: 10 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Sodium: 521 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 22 g

Citrus Reboot and Detox Flush

Looking to beat the bloat? If you overindulged and now your tummy is letting you know that you’re paying the price for doing so (i.e. it’s uncomfy, distended or talking out loud–eeks!- we’ve all been there!)), this is the drink for you!

We’ve gotten requests from our clients and from you too, asking for help for these situations where you feel you have to take desperate measures to get results—but don’t worry, you don’t have to! This flush will do just the trick to get you back on the slim track. 🙂  So, if overindulgences are making you crave a “toxin” flush, this is just the restorative drink you’re craving.  While your body does a great job of “detoxing” naturally, on it’s own, certain foods and their powerful nutrients have the ability to assist it, in it’s process.  This refreshing number does just that as it floods the body with anti-inflammatory antioxidants while immediately getting your mind and body back on the healthy track. (See below for two of our recent obsessions that work their magic 😉 ).

Simple and refreshing, yet potent, this elixir will help restore normal fluid balance by flushing out bloating salt, thanks to the water and the citrus fruits’ potassium which work in tandem. (Pssst, if you want more simple recipes to help you flush bloat, try our Sparkling Cucumber Detox and Refresher or our Kale Recharge Smoothie.) And this drink will work its’ magic for only 3 waist-line friendly calories!

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We included citrus fruits since they are also packed with vitamin C which helps to boost your immunity and to prevent free radicals from damaging your cells and from causing inflammation.
Meanwhile both ginger and turmeric have powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities (we’re a bit obsessed with both, step into our kitchens—or just check out some of our recipes and you’ll see what we mean! Hello Soy Ginger Salmon and Ginger and Carrot Slimdown Smoothie  :)); they help to restore the body by preventing some of the cell damage that is caused by unhealthy foods (think fried and processed foods) and drinks (cocktails). Plus, ginger helps to calm your stomach by alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and relieving nausea. It promotes elimination of intestinal gas and acts as an antispasmodic by relaxing and soothing the intestinal tract—of course this all means, less bloat, puffiness and a flatter tummy! Oh yeah! 🙂

You’ll feel at ease knowing that the phytonutrients (thanks ginger, turmeric and citrus fruits) in this drink are hard at work preventing damage and inflammation on the inside. Yes, you can relax your mind, reboot, relax and recharge, knowing you’re doing something good for yourself! You’ll be calmer on the inside to allow for restoration!

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Citrus Reboot and Detox Flush
Serves 3

Ingredients:
6 cups cold water
1/2 lemon squeezed, (approximately 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice), other slices for garnish (6 calories)
1 clementine or tangelo, 1/2 squeezed and reserve rest for garnish
1 teaspoon lime juice, reserve other slices for garnish
1 Tbsp ginger root, freshly grated
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Directions: Fill a large pitcher with water. Add the squeezed citrus fruits into the water. Stir in the ginger and turmeric. Add ice and allow to chill for at least 15 minutes—this will help flavors to migrate into the flush. Make sure you stir the drink before pouring in case some of the powerful ingredients have settled to the bottom. Pour 12 ounces into a glass for one serving. Add each of the citrus fruit slices to the glass to garnish.

 

Suggested drinking ;): Drink this in the morning as an alternative to your morning coffee or tea and drink it throughout the day with meals and at snack time.
Nutrition Facts per serving (eight ounces): Only 3 detoxifying calories!

3 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 0 g protein

 

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Citrus Reboot and Detox Flush
 
Looking to beat the bloat? If you overindulged and now your tummy is letting you know that you’re paying the price for doing so (i.e. it’s uncomfy, distended or talking out loud--eeks!- we’ve all been there!)), this is the drink for you!
Author:
Serves: 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 cups cold water
  • ½ lemon squeezed, (approximately 1.5 tablespoon lemon juice), other slices for garnish (6 calories)
  • 1 clementine or tangelo, ½ squeezed and reserve rest for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, reserve other slices for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root, freshly grated
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
Instructions
  1. Directions: Fill a large pitcher water. Add the squeezed citrus fruits into the water. Stir in the ginger and turmeric. Add ice and allow to chill for at least 15 minutes—this will help flavors to migrate into the flush. Make sure you stir the drink before pouring in case some of the powerful ingredients have settled to the bottom. Pour 12 ounces into a glass for one serving. Add each of the citrus fruit slices to the glass to garnish.
  2. Suggested drinking ;): Drink this in the morning as an alternative to your morning coffee or tea and drink it throughout the day with meals and at snack time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 3

 

Sweet Summer Egg Salad

By now you probably know that we’re all about veggies (umm, yeah, after learning about all of the incredible ways that veggies can help and heal the body, we became even slightly more obsessed 😉 and couldn’t hold back–we want you to reap the benefits and we wrote The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure! to help you to do it!).  Although we are now girls who love veggies raw, steamed, grilled, in salads, and any which way– we totally get it that not everyone is like this (we once weren’t!) and relate to getting bored with humdrum salads.

 

So that’s why we created this little number…this salad is for you if your taste buds need a little stimulation!  (Actually, most of our recipes are made for you if your taste buds need to be tantalized while your body gets its’ veggies! 🙂  Check out our Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach & Feta Portobello Burger or our Veggie Frittata Bites— or pretty much any recipe on our site!) It’s all about mixing up different textures and flavors.  Try crunchy & creamy together and it  makes a party in your mouth! 🙂  In this particular salad, the creamy avocado paired with the crunchy corn and crisp veggies is awesome!  Plus, the flavor of sweet summer corn is like candy to us!  Combine it with juicy blueberries, satisfying, protein-rich eggs– and it’s a home run!  Plus, this salad only contains a few simple ingredients and can be thrown together in a hot minute!

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Another cool part about this meal? We combined these ingredients so that it would be great for your entire body—from your brain to your skin and eyes!

 

Here’s to your health! Here are just a few nutritional perks in this salad:

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It’s a powerhouse when it comes to protecting against macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in the U.S–and our Grandma Pearl had it, so it hits close to home) and chronic eye disease! Corn contains the good-for-your-eyes antioxidant caretonoids lutein and zeaxanthin, while avocados are rich in good-for-you monounsaturated fats which enhance the absorption of the caretonoids.

 

It helps to protect against chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer thanks to Blueberries’ powerful antioxidants.
It contains the magical skin and hair nourishing ingredients–antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin E thanks to tomatoes, and avocados (try our Avocado and Olive Pasta). These veggies are so potent that in our book The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure we refer to them as the skin fillers, plumpers, and Botox and hair conditioners of the food kingdom.

 

  • They naturally are rich in water– so as you know, we have tons of recipes with them for this benefit alone (Spaghetti Squash Bruschetta anyone?) they create moisture within your skin, plumping the cells and filling the crevices in your skin and preventing a dry, flakey scalp and the hair to match.
  • Vitamin C keeps skin youthful and elastic by aiding in collagen formation, while beta carotene helps give a healthy glow and hue while protecting skin from sun damage.

 

  • Antioxidants guard against premature aging by helping to prevent cell damage while all of these veggies contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that give skin a smoother appearance.

 

  • Plus avocado’s mono-unsaturated fat acts as an additional nourishing lotion for the skin. 

 

  • An additional skin bonus? One of the main reasons we added eggs (other than they are a great way to get protein) is because have vitamin A, D, and omega-3s all which help to keep your skin healthy. We go for Eggland’s Best because they have 4 times the vitamin D, and twice the omega- 3’s compared to other eggs.

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Sweet Summer Egg Salad
Serves 3

 

Ingredients

3 ears sweet corn, cleaned and shucked
3 eggs (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
¾ cup blueberries
1 large, ripe and juicy tomato
½ avocado (about 2 ounces)

 

Dressing (optional)
6 ounces nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice

 

Directions
Simply mix all ingredients (except the dressing ingredients) together in a medium to large bowl. We used all fresh ingredients and it was delicious! If ingredients are not super fresh, you may want to add the dressing. Whisk it together and stir it into the salad. YUM!

 

Nutrition Facts (without dressing) Per serving: 203 Calories, 27 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 10 g protein, 6 g fiber, 60 g sodium
Nutrition Facts (with dressing) Per serving: 230 Calories, 29 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber, 188 g sodium
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Sweet Summer Egg Salad
 
Nutrition Facts (without dressing) Per serving: 203 Calories, 27 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 10 g protein, 6 g fiber, 60 g sodium Nutrition Facts (with dressing) Per serving: 230 Calories, 29 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 15 g protein, 6 g fiber, 188 g sodium
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 3 ears sweet corn, cleaned and shucked
  • 3 eggs (we use
  • Eggland’s Best
  • because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • 1 large, ripe and juicy tomato
  • ½ avocado (about 2 ounces)
  • Dressing (optional)
  • 6 ounces nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice
Instructions
  1. Simply mix all ingredients (except the dressing ingredients) together in a medium to large bowl. We used all fresh ingredients and it was delicious! If ingredients are not super fresh, you may want to add the dressing. Whisk it together and stir it into the salad. YUM!