13 Motivating Juice and Smoothie Accessories

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You’ve finally bought into the juice and smoothie craze, and you’re ready to make some viable changes in your dietary lifestyle. However, a blender or juicer is not always all it takes to blend and press with ease.

Of course, you could get by with the basics, but nothing is more motivating than a few extra gadgets and otherwise essential accessories that make your morning beverage a fun and exciting daily ritual. Here are 13 juice and smoothie accessories that will inspire your palate and your technique.

13 Juice and Smoothie Accessories

1. Smoothie Tumbler

If you don’t have the time to sit back and enjoy your smoothie at home, a smoothie tumbler will change your life. Blend, pour, and go with the stainless steel travel tumbler by Savvy Drinkware. The container holds 2 cups worth of your blended concoction and is sealed shut with a no leak lid. Sip away from a stainless steel straw and rest assured the your smoothie vessel not only will keep your beverage chilly but also is BPA-free! It is currently available as part of EcoSalon’s 2016 Mind & Body Box.

 

2. Glass Straw

Avoid sipping on your juices and smoothies through standard plastic straws, which contain harmful chemicals and are not recyclable. Switch to 100% reusable and recyclable Glass Dharma straws to contribute to a healthier environment and a healthier you.

 

3. Citrus juicer

What’s a juice without citrus? Lemon and other citrus fruits have a hard rind that can harm your vegetable juicer or make it difficult to extract the most juice from citrus fruits thrown in the chute. If you want to make your life a whole lot easier, get this Tribest CitriStar CS-1000 Citrus Juicer, which is equipped with a one-touch operation and allows maximum extraction from the smallest limes to the largest grapefruits. Small lemons and limes, especially when they’re rind is very tough, are hard to squeeze by hand, or even with a mechanical juicer. An electric citrus juicer brings the necessary pressure to get the most for your money!

 

4. Book: “The Big Book of Juices” – Natalia Savona

Get your proportions right and your creative juices cooking – or rather, juicing – with this book. Its name speaks for itself, offering more than 400 recipes for juice, smoothies, and other thirst quenchers. It also indexes recipes by key ingredients, nutrients, and health benefits; and it provides a simple five-star system that rates the effectiveness of the drinks in boosting energy and detoxifying the body, as well as potential benefits for the immune system, digestion, and even skin quality.

 

5. Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

These days, a simple rinse just won’t do when it comes to cleaning fruits and vegetables. Especially when you are going to consume a juice or smoothie, it is important that you utilize only the cleanest, organic produce. FIT Produce Wash is a USDA certified organic product that removes 98% more pesticides, waxes, human-hand holding residue and contaminants than water alone.

 

6. Skrub’a Gloves

Skrub’a gloves are a multi-purpose savior in removing dirt and loose skin from tough-skin produce, like carrots, beets, and other vegetables. Even if you use a vegetable cleaner and soak and rinse your produce thoroughly, you still may be missing excess dirt that requires more elbow grease to remove. These gloves are one size fits all, made with durable nylon, are washer machine and dishwasher safe, and FDA approved.

 

7. Clear Liquid Stevia

For low-glycemic green juice ingénues, stevia may be your saving grace. It’s generally a chore to sip a green juice when it features little if any fruit in the mix. Fruit masks the bitterness of the greens and can make any green juice taste like a treat. However, if you’re cutting calories and trying to balance your blood sugar levels, it’s imperative that you cut down on even the sugars found in fruit, especially in fruit juices. Without fiber to slow down the release of sugar into the bloodstream, fruit juice goes straight to the blood and spikes blood sugar levels. Liquid stevia is a zero-glycemic way to add a touch of sweetness to your juices without adding in fruit. NuNaturals Stevia is my favorite brand and is always in my purse to not only sweeten my juices but also my teas and coffees.

 

8. Book: “The Art of Blending” – Tori Ritchie

The Vitamix is the kingpin among all other blender brands on the market, and this book outlines the incredible potential that lies in the machine’s blades. Over 40 foolproof recipes show you how to make not only smoothies but also nut milks, juices, purées, dips, butters, spreads, hot and cold soups, sweet and savory sauces, dressings, batters, creams, foams, and even frozen desserts.

 

9. To-Go Smoothie Blender

To me, this is groundbreaking. Whenever I am on vacation or off my regular schedule, I am forced to give up my healthy morning rituals, including my green juice or smoothies. But now, it’s possible to take the smoothing-making magic on the road! The TVTimedirect Shake N Take Sport Bottle Blender instantly blends smoothies and protein shakes on the go. You can even blend and drink from the same bottle! It’s powerful enough to crush ice and has a flip top straw that makes it easy to sip. Fill it with produce and take it with you to the gym, waiting to blend it all post workout for a more refreshing, nutritionally-potent concoction.

 

10. Superfoods

No smoothie is full equipped without superfoods in the mix. Take advantage of the plethora of raw, vegan superfoods on the market that are now easily accessible at just about any grocery store. Navitas Naturals offers an excellent and comprehensive selection of superfoods while Vega One reigns in the clean vegan protein powder department.

 

11. Vintage Clear Mason Jar

Enjoy your juices and smoothies in a cup designated to, and only to, them. Doing so makes the experience far more authentic, comforting, and ritualized. This The Cupture 12 Vintage Clear Mason Jar Tumbler Mug makes for a durable and environmentally-friendly way to chug your fruits and veggies on the reg. It comes with a stainless steel lid and a reusable straw and is equipped with a heavy duty double wall insulation and a strong carrying handle. It’s easy to clean and safe to carry around near the pool and to be handled by children.

 

12. Colorful Reusable Straws

Who says eco-friendly has to be boring and bland. These colorful reusable straws from Crate & Barrel get you (and your kids!) excited about greens. The straws are made from acrylic and come in yellow, orange, pink, and blue.

 

13. Stainless Steel Ice Cube Tray

Freeze your juices and smoothies in ice cube trays for safe storage or for fun presentation. During the week, I rarely have time in the morning to gather a bunch of ingredients and whip up a smoothie. Instead, on Sunday night, I prepare a huge batch of my favorite smoothie and fill all my ice cube trays up with it. In the morning, I pop out a few cups and blend them together just before I run out the door. That way, my smoothie is always fresh and always thick! You can do the same thing with juice ice cubes as well! Sometimes I put a few juice ice cubes into my water for an essence of fruits and veggies in my water. This Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel # ICE001 18 Slot Ice Cube Tray is a throwback to the ‘50s. It is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about plastic toxins.

 

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    Q: Thanks for all of the information which is very beneficial I must say. My question to you is what's the best type of aloe vera juice to drink? Also I have heard that the gel from the plant can be mixed into a smoothie, is that true? Greetings! As far as the best brand I really wouldn't know as there are a few good brands on the market. Just make sure your aloe vera juice is at 99% pure and with no additives. Aloe gel can be added to a fruit smoothie though

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    I personally wouldn't add it to a fruit smoothie.

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    A: Yes, you can consume the foods within the diet however you like just as long as it's raw.

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    Q: If you could only consume one of these juices every day which would it be green juice or wheatgrass juice.

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    I'd probably opt for vegetable juice despite the fact that wheat grass is very nutritional.

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    Q: Hi, I am trying to find out if I can eat the following items while on my cleanse: - Oatmeal (breakfast) - egg whites - smoothies (can I use Smoothie King or Panet Smoothie or I have to make my own)

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    The literature clearly states ONLY RAW FOODS (please see the article "WHAT IS RAW FOODS" in our articles section). You can make your own smoothies or purchase them. Your choice!

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    Q: I started my full body detox program yesterday and this morning I stopped into Jamba Juice to get a wheatgrass shot. I also got a pomegranate juice, strawberry, peach and mango drink with a mega green tea boost...I drank maybe about 4 oz of the drink and trashed it. I had the worst headache I've ever experienced in my life! Was it from the sugar in the juice? They claim to be all-natural or was it from the fasting? Would you recommend this establishment for those seeking to get their body clean?

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    It's best to stay on raw fruit and vegetable juices during your detox. Or, try some of the recipes for smoothies, vegetable juice, and delicious herbal teas mentioned and listed in the Full Body Detox Companion ($20)

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    Q: I have been drinking nettles tea as well as parsley juice and a tea made of marshmallow, gravel and hydrangea roots to control my potassium levels. I have noticed that my potassium numbers are less controllable now that I do dialysis once or twice a week. I know they give me a “K-bath" and I suspect that it keeps my potassium higher to discourage me from eating fruits and veggies and to make me feel jittery enough to keep going back. Actually the doctor told me not to juice or eat fruits at all. I will be ordering your FULL BODY DETOX this week, However, I want your input on how to control my potassium.

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    You control your potassium levels by not worrying about it - eating how God intended you to eat. Beloved, just eat NATURAL food (fruits, vegetables, seed, and nuts) and you'll be all right. P.S. - apples and bananas are good sources of potassium!

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    Q: I'm doing the Full Body Cleanse and I have a few questions about it: I get tired of drinking just the distilled water and I'd like to drink the herbal teas, but I don't like it by itself. Would it mess things up to add a pack or two of Splenda to my tea or maybe honey? I can't stand the salads with the olive oil or apple cider vinegar or the lemon juice as dressing and it makes me gag. I have To have some sort of salad dressing. What kind would be suitable? Do I look for sugar-free? Or organic and natural? I found one that is organic and natural, but it has 3 grams of sugar in it. Without eating all my whole grained breads and other fiber, I haven't had much of a bowel movement in 3 days, should I wait a while yet? (I had surgery on my bowels and always had to take fiber tablets and eat lots of grains to get my bowels to move.) I haven't done the enemas yet, (low on money) should I try that? Or should I resume my fiber tablets I normally take? Any type of fiber I could add to my fruit smoothies in the morning? I want to also do the female cleanse. Is it ok to do that immediately after I finish the full body cleanse or should I wait for a little while? Thank you for all your help, I feel much better than I did before and I just started this detox a week ago, lost 10 pounds, too, woohoooooo! Thank you

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    1. Instead of splenda, use agave, stevia, or grade b maple syrup as a sweetener.

    2. In re Salad Dressing, an organic and natural one is great. You can also check our website for salad dressing recipes.

    3. The fiber pills are not part of the cleanse, so we wouldn't advise those. Fruit is you best choice of fiber so look into eating more papaya, mango, figs, etc. And yes, colonics (and enemas) would greatly help you - undoubtedly!

    4. You can do the Female Cleanse right after you finish detoxing. There's no need to wait!

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    Q: Is it alright to drink part of your fruits and veggies? I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast, and veggie drink in between lunch and dinner, nuts and a piece of fruit in between and a salad and a piece of fruit for dinner.

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    Yes, you may drink part of your fruits and vegetables. As long as they are FRESHLY SQUEEZED

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    Q: Is it okay for a person with diabetes to have a fruit smoothie in the mornings during the full body detox?

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    YES!!!! Just watch your sugar because most diabetics have sugar problems due to bad sugar mixed with good sugar (from fruit -- fructose).

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    A: You can only have the protein powder if its all natural and does not contain any dairy or whey. Hemp seed protein, green pea protein and spirulina are the best types of protein powder allowed on the cleanse.

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    Q: I just completed the Full Body Cleanse about two weeks ago and started the Pancreas Formula for my pancreas... I don?t have the money for the full kit but after the Full Body Cleanse I?ve notice my blood averaging +-200.....it had reached a low of 124 during detox. I bought cromium and have used it since the onset of detox at about 1200 mcg per day! My Pancreas is a piece of crap!!!!! I haven?t had ANY thing with added sugar or artificial, just green tea with stevia to sweeten it. NO Treats! The only regular food I get now is like lean cuisine type once or twice a day with fresh vegetables or fresh made Veg juice....I had went from 327lbs to 289lbs during detox but since I?ve went back up settling at about 296 and stable. I have cut everything I love out of my life! No Sugar, No Milk Products. About 6 ounces of meat A WEEK eat mostly live vegetables yet I see a Pancreas that needs to be punished for ruining my life!!!!! I try to help it and this is what it does for me! I don?t know what to do next.

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    If you can't afford the full kit or kits, order and drink some of our Herbal Teas to help maintain the pancreas in its normal healthy secretion. Cinnamon Tea can also provide additional benefits.

    We also recommend a daily pancreas regimen of: Pancreas Aid, Pancreas Formula, and Sugar Control.

    Your vegetable juice should consist of GREEN BEAN (Snap pea) and/or BRUSSEL SPROUTS, to help maintain pancreatic health.

     

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    Q: I am interested in starting the Full Body Detox program. At this time, I would like to know which program is best for me. At current, I have started removing things from my diet as of 2 weeks ago (pork, chicken, red meat, I'm trying with the fish but it's hard!) I am not eating cheese but I still eat yogurt and every now and then I will eat a boiled egg (egg whites). I have removed soda from my diet, no coffee, I drink herbal or green tea, pomegranate juice or orange juice and I drink filtered water (I have a countertop filter that I change every 6 months and the Brita pitcher that I change every 2 months). Along with the supplement, is there an eating plan that you can suggest for me? I am eating more fruits and vegetables, but I would welcome suggestions on certain foods that I can eat while I begin my cleansing.

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    The Full Body Detox kit comes with a prescribed dietary plan and notifies a person what they can and cannot eat during the detox.

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    Q: I read in the FULL BODY DETOX COMPANION that I received that I can have fruit juice. I know it's best if I make it myself, but can I drink organic apple juice?

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    Yes!

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    Q: Hello, Is it okay to drink the naked fruit smoothie on the 10 day detox. I read the label and no sugar and additives are in the drink. Thank you

    A: Unfortunately you cannot consume any pre-made store juices or smoothies. Those kind of beverages contain preservatives and additives to help sustain shelf life and is also pasteurized (processed foods).

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    Q: First off, thank you so much for your responses to my questions regarding my husband heart murmur and weed smoking. Secondly...I am on my third day of the Full Body Detox & it is challenging and invigorating at the same time. My newest question is...how can I make the fruit smoothie that you recommended for drinking in the morning? & can you send my a recipe?

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    A few recipes are in the Alternative Diet and Lifestyle Manual.

    Use 1 cup of fruit juice (of your liking), 1 cup of frozen fruit (i.e. banana, strawberries, mango, etc.), 1 cup of ice (optional). Blend for about 30 seconds! Drink and enjoy!

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    Q: I WANTED TO KNOW HOW DO YOU MAKE A SMOOTHIE ON full body cleanse? And can you not mix any of the food combined if it says not to?

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    You can check our website for numerous great smoothie recipes.


    Ideally, to make a smoothie, use a base (some kind of fruit juice, water, or nut milk), add some frozen fruit or non-frozen fruit (your favorite fruit), add a little ice and BLEND (for about 1 minute)! Wa la ... you have a fruit smoothie!

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    Q: I eat a lot of fruits and, veggies, I don't consume a lot of meat but I'm concern about the raw veggies and fruit lately because I read and article how washing your fruit and veggies isn't helping to clean fecee and other environmental mishaps that plaque out food so what do you recommend is there a organic wash or what?

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    YES! VEGETABLE & FRUIT WASHES are sold at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market.

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    Q: I was wondering if it is okay to mix Mrs. Dash season blend with Olive Oil as a dressing for my salad? It tastes real bad with just Olive Oil alone, and I don't like the bitterness taste of lemon juice, and apple vinegar cider. Plus, what would you recommend for toppings to make the salad more interesting? Can I put olives, and cucumbers, etc.?

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    Do as you please as far as dressing goes! Just stay away from harmful ingredients! Mrs. Dash, seasonings, Olive Oil,

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    Q: I have been on your PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN for 14 days. I am a type 1 diabetic. In the morning my blood sugar is high-about 150, however, after taking the herbs it stabilizes it and my blood sugar is normal. Is there anything additional I can take in the evening besides the green beans, cabbage and Brussels sprout juice to stabilize it?

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    Try SUGAR BUSTER TEA! Drink as many cups as you deem necessary!

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    Q: I'm a raw vegan, and still suffering from acne. I stay away from all sweeteners, except fresh whole fruits. I started to have lots of greens juices these days, and my skin has improved a little bit. What about spices such a cayenne pepper, is it bad for your skin? What about goji berries? I know they are diet fruits, thats why I stay away from them for a while. I even fast for a while. I just don't know how my skin can getter better.

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    Greetings! Have you detoxed (Full Body Detox)? Acne is a blood disorder. Please read our article "Skin Disorder = Blood Disorder" for more information. Our Healing Facial Kit will be out later this month. Recommended reading: The Mental Science Manual. Stay positive! Don't focus so much on the problem. Use visualization techniques, and see yourself as you desire to see yourself, with flawless skin.

    Article:
    Skin Disorder = Blood Disorder

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