Benefits of Juicing

Heart Beet Juice
2 Apples, remove stem and blossom, seeds can remain, cut into 4-6 pieces.
1 Pear, prepare as above.
2 Carrots, peel and remove both ends.
2 Stalks of Kale, wash well.
1 Cucumber, wash and slice horizontal
1/2″ Ginger, peeled.
1 Beet, wash, peel and remove both ends, cut in half.
1/2 lemon 
Combine in Juicer and Enjoy!

Juicing is a great way to help you eat your 6-8 servings of vegetables a day! Many people who struggle eating their veggies can consume more by juicing. Juicing also allows you to consume more nutrients by adding a variety of different vegetables which perhaps you normally wouldn’t cook, but throwing them in a juicer is simple. Without the pulp, the body can quickly and easily absorb the nutrients to improve your nutrition and health.

With time, juicing improves recovery time as well by adding essential minerals that we normally will not get with solid foods. We have learned that our farmland soil has been depleted of essential minerals compared to 50 years ago. A handful of spinach, for example has 10 times to 50 times less minerals depending on the source. Therefore, in order to get those minerals you would have to eat about 20 lbs.  of produce every day. This is very hard to do! But not if you are juicing!  You can get these 20 lbs. easily.  Another challenge can be with intestinal absorption. Our ability to absorb nutrients can be deficient due to unhealthy lifestyles, pollution and gut dysbiosis.  With juicing you increase your chance of getting better absorption, almost instantly!

So grab some veggies and get juicing!


Spaghetti Squash with Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes

1 Spaghetti Squash
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 ounce mozzarella cheese, grated
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds
  3. Place the squash halves, cut-side down on a plate and microwave for 5 minutes.  Leave the squash inside the microwave to cool off before handling.
  4. While the squash is cooling, combine all the ingredients except for the cheeses in a large mixing bowl.
  5. With a fork, scrape the flesh of the squash into spaghetti-like strands and add to the ingredients in the bowl.  Toss to combine.
  6. Fold in the Mozzarella cheese.
  7. Spread in a 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash contains Folate which helps the formation and development of new cells and helps prevent birth defects, making this an ideal food for pregnant women. It is also packed with vitamins A, B and C, Potassium, Calcium, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which help promote optimal cellular function.  The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids help prevent heart diseases, inflammation, arthritis and different types of cancers. The high fiber content will make you feel fuller longer and therefore can also help with weight management.  Enjoy!

ZOODLES ~ Zucchini Noodles


ZOODLES ~ Zucchini Noodles

2 large Zucchini – Spiral Sliced
1 cup Spinach
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Butter
2 Cloves of Garlic – Minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes
2 Tbsp. Capers
2 Tbsp. Parsley
10 Kalamata Olives – halved
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese – Shredded
1/4 cup Feta Cheese – crumbled

  1. In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add zucchini, spinach, olive oil, butter, garlic and salt & pepper.
  2. Sauté until zucchini is tender and spinach is wilted.
  3. Add sun-dried tomatoes, capers, parsley, & olives to the pan. Sauté 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and toss with Parmesan and Feta Cheeses before serving.

Dr. Claudia’s Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup12 oz vegetable broth
4 oz coconut milk
1 cup chopped pumpkin
1 inch knob of ginger, thinly sliced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 lemongrass stalk, chopped
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin
1 pinch sea salt

In a medium saucepan, simmer all ingredients for 10 minutes.
Remove lemongrass.
Blend soup in blender until smooth.

Claudia no logoPumpkin is a low calorie, but nutrient-dense food. It contains fiber, potassium, and vitamin C which helps support heart health.  It is also a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives orange vegetables their color.

Ginger is known to help relieve digestive problems, nausea and inflammation.  Enjoy this easy and nutritious soup!

Avocado Smoothie

SmoothieAvacadoPineappleSpinachThis smoothie is loaded with healthy ingredients that help flush out toxins, aid in digestion, healing and inflammation.  The healthy fat in the avocado will help curb your hunger and keep you satisfied.

  • 1/2 avocado ~ contains heart healthy fat
  • 1/2 cup spinach – is rich in iron, and an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, and B2. It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, folic acid and calcium.
  • 4 inch slice of cucumber ~ helps flush out toxins and keeps you hydrated
  • 1/2 – 1/4 of a lime, peeled ~ helps with weight loss, and improves digestion
  • 1/4 cup chopped pineapple ~ contains Bromelain enzymes that can aid in digestion, healing & inflammation, and is high in Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and manganese.
  • 6 oz of water

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and drink up all the health benefits!




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