Detox Smoothie

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Holiday festivities and New Year cheers-ing got the best of you? Every bit of indulgence was worth it, but now it’s time to get yourself back on track. 2015 is your year! Time to take your health into your own hands. No idea where to begin? No stress- simply show your body love and respect and everything else will fall into place. Incorporating a smoothie into your daily routine is an effective and realistic goal for 2015. To help you with this, we have a super easy detoxifying green smoothie recipe that will flush out the toxins, cleanse your system and nourish your body.

We like to make our smoothies as simple, nutritious and delicious as possible by using an MJF juice as the base. Our cold-pressed raw juices are tasty, satisfying and packed with the most amazing variety of micro-nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals that nature has to offer. This smoothie is made with The Ditch, our detox drink that hydrates, alkalizes and cleanses your body.When you combine The Ditch with the purifying power of fiber-rich leafy greens, you are left with a smoothie that will leave you feeling replenished, rebalanced and ready to tackle all of your resolutions!

Detox Smoothie

  • 1 16oz. The Ditch (celery, green apple, pineapple, coconut water, lemon, burdock root, dandelion root)
  • 2 cups (1 large bunch) organic leafy greens (spinach, parsley, kale or Swiss chard)
  • 1 frozen organic banana or avocado
  • 1 small handful of ice
  • Chia seeds (optional), to garnish

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy right away to get the maximum benefits from the nutrients.

*** If your primary focus with green smoothies is cleansing, then it goes without saying that organic fruits and greens should be used for ingredients. You are being counterproductive if you are using fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, herbicides and fungicides!

Mix Raw: Winter Sunshine

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This holiday season we are keeping it real and raw… especially when it comes to our cocktails.

Winter Sunshine is a flavorful and festive blend of pomegranate, blood orange and ginger. This seasonal special batch is citrus-y and sweet with a zesty kick. Delicious and refreshing- it is the perfect pair for your favorite vodka or gin.

Make your next holiday party extra merry and light with this cocktail recipe.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:  

  • 4 ounces of MJF Winter Sunshine
  • 2 ounces of vodka or gin
  • 1 teaspoon of pomegranate seeds, to garnish
  • 1 lime, to garnish
  • 1 sprig of mint, to garnish
  • Ice

Pour the vodka or gin and MJF Winter Sunshine into a shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously then strain into a chilled glass

Garnish the cocktail with the pomegranate seeds, lime wedge and mint leaves and enjoy!

 

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New Holiday Special Batches

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Tree tops are glistening, sleigh bells are ringing and we are wishing you a season that is merry and light with our new healthy holiday drinks. Let us bring you a refreshing December day on the beach with our Winter Sunshine. Cozy up with the Miss Swiss, a minty and dairy-free alternative to hot cocoa. And reset from all the holiday partying with the magical and detoxify-ing Ever Green.

MJF Inspiration: ‘Tis the Sea Sun

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Let’s shine this season. Be yourself. Above all: let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every project you finish and every day you live. ‘Tis the season to embrace warmth, share joy and celebrate what makes us each merry and bright.

MIX RAW: Bonfire Cider

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It’s time to break out the decorations, pump up the holiday jams and get into the holiday spirit(s)! We love cheers-ing to everything under the sun with friends, family and festive cocktails- but we’re not so in love with those sugary hangovers. Nobody’s got time for that. That’s why this year we will serving all our cocktails raw and mixing them up with cold pressed goodness.

 

The spiked Bonfire Cider is clean, cozy and is guaranteed to be the surefire hit of your next party. Made with fresh, local apples and carrots and spiced with cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and cayenne. Raw wildflower honey creates a smooth ending that complements any whiskey or bourbon nicely… and the best part: it is fun and easy to make! Give your guests a drink that’s extra memorable, special and healthy this season. Cheers to that!

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 4 ounces of MJF Bonfire Cider
  • 2 ounces of bourbon or whiskey
  • Cinnamon, to garnish
  • Ice, to serve

Stir ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with cinnamon and enjoy!

 

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Kale and Bean NOURISH Soup

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Our Green Mama nourishes and takes care of you just like a good mama should. During these cold months, it’s still important to get your daily intake of raw fruits and veggies, but sometimes your body just craves something hot and comforting. Well give your body what it needs. Take some of the nutritious, healing and delicious ingredients that go into the Green Mama and create a soup that will nourish and warm your body and soul.

Kale and Bean NOURISH Soup


1 cup cannellini beans
1 ½ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp minced parsley
1 quart vegetable stock
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 cups celery, diced
4 cups chopped kale
3 cups chopped swiss chard


Mix all the ingredients together and let it cook on high heat for 15-20 minutes.

Stoked on the Season

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It’s that time of year again and we intend on soaking up every last bit of holiday cheer. There will always be one extra thing on your to-do list or one more “mega sale” to shop; but we are here to say drop the expectations of a picture-perfect Martha Stewart holiday and just ride the wonderful wave December brings.

 

REASONS TO BE STOKED ON THE SEASON:

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS 

There is something magical about this time of year: the crispness in the air, the twinkling of the lights and the sprinkling of snow around us. Take time outside for fresh oxygen and fun winter adventures such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding and ice-skating. Go for a stroll with a loved one or take your furry friend out for a spontaneous winter wonderland excursion.

 

HOLIDAY MOVIES

What’s a better way to relax and spend some well-deserved downtime then curled up with a mug of something warm and a few holiday favorites? Feel like a kid again with The Grinch or Home Alone. Throw it back, black and white style, with the classic films It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street. Grab a cuddle buddy, some mistletoe and put on Love Actually or The Holiday. And don’t forget to tune in to see if Ralphie shoots his eye out in The Christmas Story.

 

QUALITY FAMILY TIME

This is the time of  year to put aside the differences, embrace the quirks and simply enjoy each others’ company. Reminisce on the good times, laugh at the ridiculous stories and make new memories for the years to come.

 

PRESENTS

We all know how the saying goes: “it is better to give than receive.” There is an unmatched sense of joy that comes with finding the perfect gift for someone and then seeing that look on their face when they open it…but, c’mon, getting gifts is pretty awesome too! Appreciate both the spirit of giving and receiving this month- while remembering that the main goal is to spread joy.

 

FOOD

Go ahead, indulge! When you love your body and nourish it regularly, it can handle a little splurge here and there. At MJF, we are big believers in balance. This isn’t the time to stress over calories and weight- that will only release cortisol into your body and slow your digestion. Simply savor the wonderful family feasts, the holiday cookies and the festive cocktails without any guilt or judgement. We promise we will be here to get you back on track! After all, that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for.

 

So eat, drink, laugh, love and be merry because it really is the most wonderful time of year!