How to Spice Up Vegetable Drinks for Blenders

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You can spice up vegetable drinks for blenders in a number of different ways depending on your preferences. Spice up vegetable drinks for blenders with help from a healthy food chef in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Lee Cotton, healthy chef and Pilates instructor for, and today I'm going to show you how to spice up vegetable drinks in a blender. Vegetable drinks are a healthy way to get your nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants. However sometimes they might taste a little blah. So I'm here to teach you how to spice them up. Let's start off with cayenne pepper. When you think of cayenne pepper immediately you think of spicy. Cayenne pepper is very healthy. It actually could help you speed up your metabolism. So adding a little bit of this lovely spice to your vegetable juice can actually do you great good. Tumeric, tumeric is a middle eastern spice. It is yellow in color and it's actually an anti inflammatory. So if you're having a little bit of joint flame add some tumeric to your juice. However be careful because tumeric can be a bitter if you add a lot. Parsley, parsley is a wonderful herb to add to your juice. It also adds an extra green. It's a natural diuretic and it actually can help ease your tummy. Lemon, always add a little bit of citrus to your juice. It adds a little zing. It can help alkalize your body and it's a great refreshing add on to your morning juice. Cilantro, I love cilantro. Cilantro is a great herb. Cilantro actually can help pull out heavy metals in the body. So it's actually a very beneficial herb to add to your green juice. Now if you're a little bit more on the sweet side, there are some things that you can add to sweeten up your vegetable juice. Fresh dates. These dates are a little bit sugary and sweet so if you add them to your juice it will give that sweetness that you desire. Cinnamon, cinnamon adds a lot of sweetness and it also can kick up your metabolism. So adding some cinnamon to your juice is a way to go. Mint, mint is wonderful for aiding in digestion or any stomach problems. So adding a little bit of minty taste to your smoothie will do you great. And of course who does not love chocolate. Adding some cocoa powder to your morning smoothie maybe with some almond butter, some banana makes a whole delicious treat. Now a nice warming herb that also helps with digestion and bloating is ginger. So you can peel a piece and add it to your juice and it will add a little bit of a zest. And again, for those sweet people, adding a little bit of vanilla to your smoothie also will add that sweetness in which you desire. I'm Lee Cotton, owner of And this is how you spice up vegetable juices in a blender.


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