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Liquid Gold: Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe For Healthy Digestion & Glowing Skin

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Sunshine In A Glass

I don't know about you, but as soon as August hits, I begin to feel a little blue about summer coming to an end. Eating a plant-based diet can greatly improve our health and elevate our mood, especially when we eat (and drink) the rainbow!

This juice recipe is literally sunshine in a glass that you can enjoy anytime you need some extra light in your life! And on that note, it will make you feel lighter!

The Juice Is Ideal For:

  • Fighting inflammation
  • Improved digestion
  • Beating belly bloat
  • Detoxing heavy metals
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Giving your skin a healthy glow
  • Energizing + invigorating

Lighten Up & Loosen Up


Thanks to a healthy dose of ginger root and a touch of celery, this juice is fantastic for digestion, which equates to reduced belly bloating and regular elimination.


This juice also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits, due to the powerful effects of turmeric root, and the curcumin it contains. Pineapple is another commonly overlooked anti-inflammatory that contains a potent enzyme called bromelain, that's great for muscle recovery and repair


Another overlooked fruit with powerful benefits when juiced in the Granny Smith apple. This variety is desirable for juicing, because the more tart the apple, the more malic acid it contains. Malic acid stimulates the metabolism and also helps to detox heavy metals from the body.


On top of the anti-bloating and anti-inflammatory benefits, this Liquid Gold juice also contains a whopping dose of Vitamin C to keep your skin and immune system in check. Thank you, citrus!


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Liquid Gold Juice Recipe

Need a little light in your life? This sunshine in a glass will brighten your day and lighten your load. Liquid Gold is fantastic for optimal digestion, glowing skin, boosting the immune system, and it also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits. Drink up first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for the most bang for your buck! 

raw vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, low-fat, energizing + rainbow-licious

time: 10 min // serves: 1-2


  • 8-12oz fresh-squeezed orange juice (about 5 oranges)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2-3 cups pineapple
  • 1 large knob of ginger
  • 1 chunk of turmeric


  1. Juice oranges using a citrus juicer and set aside.
  2. Cut other ingredients into chunks and place into juicer. Start with ginger and turmeric root so the juicier ingredients will flush them through completely.
  3. Pour juice from juicer plus orange juice into fine mesh strainer to eliminate any extra pulp, for an extra smooth and sweet finished product.


  • If you do not own a juicer, you can also blend all ingredients and strain with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Will last in refrigerator for 24-48 hours in an airtight container, but tastiest and most nutritious when fresh.


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Juicing 101

    The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze

    If you're looking to amp up your health, juicing is a great way to go! There are tons of juicers of varying price ranges on the market, but the quality of your juicer directly impacts the quality and nutritional value of your juice!

    An investment in quality is an investment in your health and happiness!

    My new Omega NC900 has definitely made the juice worth the squeeze! This super quiet motor, slow masticating, dual-stage extraction juicer comes with adjustable settings depending on what type of recipe you're making. Due to these features, you'll get maximum extraction, it will not damage your produce via grinding and gnashing, and it reduces oxidation, significantly! All of this jargon essentially means you'll get more juice for your squeeze, and it'll be less bubbly, more nutrient dense, and more flavorful!

    You can use this juicer for:

    • Fruits & veggies
    • Citrus
    • Greens
    • Wheatgrass
    • Nut milks
    • Nut butters
    • Pastas
    • and even Baby food! (good news for me)! ;)

    More Juicy Resources

    Be sure to look into my 3-Day Juice Feast Detox Guide--it's the perfect way to cleanse, reset, and re-energize your body!

    Check out these helpful blog posts for more on juicing, and a delicious green juice that's perfect for detoxifying and alkalizing your bod!


    Stay Golden

    As summer begins to wind down, don't forget to soak up the sun, have a splash in the pool, and keep your body in peak shape, inside and out, with plenty of colorful, whole foods!

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    What I Eat In A Day: Raw 'Til 4 Style

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    So, What Exactly Can You & Can't You Eat?

    A question that I often get asked is "So, what can you eat?" ...but a better question would be "What can't I eat?!" A vegan/plant-based lifestyle has changed my life in so many positive ways, and has opened me up to a world of abundance, and not just in relation brightly colored, living foods, but to a world of caring compassion, boundless energy, and an insatiable hunger to explore the world and experience life to the fullest...all because I choose to fuel my body with foods that love me back!

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    The Breakdown

    I eat a 100% whole foods, plant-based (or vegan) diet, consisting of an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains as close to their natural state as possible. I eat a high volume of raw foods throughout the day, primarily in the form of sweet fruits and soft greens, with small amounts of fat-based fruits, nuts, and seeds, either whole, blended, juiced, or chopped into a salad. I am not dogmatic about eating only raw foods, nor am I concerned with counting calories, weighing my food, or documenting what I eat on a regular basis. I do consume a combination of some raw and cooked foods at dinnertime, especially in the colder months of the year.

    More important than eating raw vs. cooked are:

    • eating more whole foods and eliminating processed foods (including added salt, sugar, and oil)

    • eating seasonally, for maximum freshness, nutrient content, availability, and reduced cost

    I follow a high-carb, low-fat vegan diet, or 80/10/10 caloric nutrient ratio. At least 80% of my daily calories come from carbohydrates, 10% or less from protein, and 10% or less from fat. The beauty is that there is no need to measure macronutrient quantities, as this is generally the naturally-occurring ratio in most fruits and vegetables (with the exception of overt fats like avocado, nuts, and seeds).

    My Diet, In A Nutshell

    • Check out my 3 Go-To, All-Time Favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe PDFs!

    • And, of course, a one-ingredient, oh-so-simple dessert (that you can eat for breakfast!): Nice Cream

    * Click below to visit my new FAQ page for more! *

    and be sure to check out my Recommended Reading + Resources there, as well!


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    What I Eat In A Day

    vegan / plant-based, gluten-free, raw 'til 4

    I absolutely love Saturdays spent at home playing around in the kitchen! I eat a high-raw diet consisting of an abundance of fruits and veggies, and I feel fantastic! In the plant-based/vegan-enthusiast community, eating completely raw until dinnertime is called "Raw 'Til 4," which is what I personally feel the best on. Below is a run-through of a colorful day-in-the-life of what I eat, with links to accompanying blog and YouTube recipes if you want to try them out!


    32 oz. Fresh H2O

    I love starting every morning with a tall glass of water. After 8+ hours of fasting, the body's organs need a gentle wake-up. Fresh, filtered water (sometimes with a squeeze of lemon), is the best way to flush your system, energize your cells, and prep your body for the digestion of food.

    Fresh-Squeezed Valencia O.J.

    I've been loving all citrus fruits lately--1) because they're in season and taste incredible, and 2) because they're packed full of Vitamin C--a powerful antioxidant that gives your immune system a much-needed boost during cold and flu season; it also does wonders for collagen production, which slows the aging process. I love drinking fresh-squeezed orange juice (extra pulp intact), before moving on to solid foods because, again, it's a gentle ease into digestion and it's super-energizing, but doesn't spike your blood sugar when the pulp (fiber) is present.

    I purchased a 40lb. case (100 count) of organic Valencia oranges from my local co-op, Open Harvest, here in Lincoln, NE and received a 15% discount for buying in bulk, so it was well worth it. I highly recommend picking your favorite seasonal fruit to give buying in bulk a try!

    Mono Meal Blog Post // Mono Meal YouTube

    Breakfast / Pre-Workout

    Lean Green Protein Smoothie

    Because it was a Saturday, I decided to go for a run, late-morning. I made my green smoothie as a more calorie-dense, follow-up to my fresh-squeezed orange juice to give me the fuel I needed for my workout. On most weekdays, I make this smoothie to take on-the-go as I'm headed to work, but it also makes a fantastic pre-workout smoothie because it's full of antioxidants, plenty of energizing carbohydrates, and a bit of protein, thanks to my favorite, SunWarrior raw vanilla Warrior Blend. My favorite fruits to blend into this green smoothie are green apple and pineapple, because they give it the perfect combination of tart and tropical sweetness! On top of that, pineapple (especially the core) is high in bromelain, which is great for reducing inflammation and speeding up muscle recovery.

    Blog Recipe // YouTube Recipe

    SunWarrior Protein (use code EatMoveRest for 20% off)


    Mixed Berry Bowl

    Berries are my jam--and they're another powerful source of antioxidants. I know they're expensive, but berries are for real my "guilty" pleasure! It's funny how your tastebuds truly do change, the cleaner you eat and the healthier you become! I always used to have a bag of Skittles buried in my purse, or Starbursts floating around in my backpack; my glove compartment always housed a half-melted, half-eaten bar of chocolate, and I always made sure to top off a dish of M&Ms on the kitchen counter. Now I think of berries as Nature's candy, and I, for one, think it's worth the extra money to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you're ever out-and-about and unarmed with something healthy, do what I do, and swing by the nearest supermarket and pick up a pack of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries, (or any fruit!) to hold you over until you can get in a healthy meal! I promise, it takes just as much time to go through the drive-thru--and you'll be getting a little exercise! 


    Raw Rainbow Fiesta Salad

    I used to eat a 6-inch sub almost every day for lunch, but I'd always feel like I was still hungry afterwards. If you feel similar, it's for two reasons, 1) you're not eating as much volume as the human body was designed to hold, and 2) your cells simply aren't getting the amount of nutrients they require from fast foods that are just empty calories. A green smoothie is going to do wonders for your body, no doubt, but nothing can replace good ol' sliced and diced veggies and greens in a big bowl. I make a point to eat a heaping salad every day, whether it be for lunch or dinner. It is so important to chew your greens, because that is when the most nitrates are converted into nitrites, which are going to help improve your heart health and keep you stroke and heart attack-proof! Not to mention, all of the other vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, water, and fiber that are going to feed your cells.

    Blog Recipe // YouTube Recipe


    I love to top my green salads with a dollop of heart-healthy avocado or guac in order to get my dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. Along with a squeeze of half a lemon mixed in, there is no need for oily, salty, sugary dressings!

    Blog Recipe // YouTube Recipe


    Navel + Cara Cara Oranges

    While fresh-squeezed orange juice is good in the morning, I've also been enjoying a lot of peeled citrus fruits. Especially while in season in the winter, oranges are extremely juicy, sweet, and nutrient-dense. It's pretty amazing how Mother Nature provides us with different seasonal fruits and vegetables year round, to keep our tastebuds excited and our bodies well-nourished. There is no reason why you can't still be eating a high-raw diet in the winter, with the fabulous array of oranges, apples, and bananas!

    Mono Meal Blog Post // Mono Meal YouTube


    Fiesta Super Bowl Salad

    For dinner I included a scoop of my leftover Fiesta Super Bowl Salad, which made the perfect sweet, side dish alongside the main course. This sweet and salty recipe is high in protein and fiber, thanks to the black beans and corn.

    YouTube Recipe

    Brown Rice

    Brown rice is superior to white rice in that it doesn't cause as much of a rise in blood sugar due to the hull being left intact--this also bodes well for digestion, thanks to the extra fiber. Brown rice is a fantastic, gluten-free, grain alternative to pastas and breads.

    Steamed Broccoli

    While leafy greens tend to be best when raw, some greens are healthiest when lightly steamed. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli are great at fighting cancer, and actually show an increase in nutrient-bioavailability when cooked until a dark green color is achieved.

    Baked Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes are extremely high in Vitamin A, which is great for the skin, and happen to be one of the cooked foods I simply can't live without! Many of us have been led to believe that carbohydrates are the enemy, however, it all depends on the kind of carbohydrates you're consuming. Refined carbs like white bread, white pasta, white flour, white sugar, donuts, and cake are nutrient-void and low in fiber. Unrefined carbs like fruits, veggies, and potatoes contain a powerhouse of nutrients and fiber--which keeps our cells nourished, our digestion in-check, and blood sugar stable. Carbohydrates like these are the body's preferred energy source over excess proteins and fats that take much more time, effort, and energy for the body to "sort through" and digest. I love to chop my sweet potatoes into cubes, bake them in a covered baking dish, and then top them with a touch of pink Himalayan salt, cracked pepper, and Vitamin B12-fortified nutritional yeast.

    Recipe(s) Coming Soon

    Late-Night Snack

    Cacao Banana Nice Cream

    I typically don't eat "dessert" after dinner, but because it was a late Saturday night, I treated myself to a small bowl of banana nice cream with antioxidant-rich cacao powder mixed in. Generally, you'll want to eat smoothies and whole fruits before a cooked meal, simply because transit time in the gut is quicker, and if you put fast-digesting fruit on top of slower-digesting cooked foods, then you could be in for stomach upset! If you're going to indulge in something sweet after dinner, give it a couple of hours, at least!

    Blog Recipe // YouTube Recipe

    Total Day's Calories: ~2400

    * Note: The Cronometer app and can be fantastic tools to help determine if you're getting enough of/too much of what your body needs. I like to plug in my meals from time-to-time to see how things are looking!

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    A plant-based lifestyle is so freeing! Allow yourself to experience the beautiful variety of colorful fruits and veggies in abundance, and watch your entire relationship with food change for the better! What's even more exciting are the changes that you'll experience beyond the plate! Watch as your outlook on life begins to shift and your attitude towards others begins to 

    I challenge you to make yourself a leafy green, rainbow salad every day for 7 days and experiment with one new fruit or vegetable the next time you go to the grocery store.

    If you want to experience "a day in the life" in real life, Dusty and I will be hosting our first full-day, hands-on EatMoveRest Retreat this spring! Be sure to Join In by signing up for my monthly motivational In The Raw newsletter to the right, to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and posts on the EatMoveRest blog and YouTube channel! More info on the retreat coming to your inbox, soon!

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