Today we welcome to WOT New York Times best selling author, nutritionist, renowned speaker, personal development expert, meditation teacher, certified yoga instructor and holistic wellness expert, Kimberly Snyder.
Kimberly is here to share with us two healthy and healing drink recipes.
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Today Kimberly is sharing with us two of her go-to drink recipes.
First up is the The Glowing Green Smoothie® (GGS) — This recipe is one of the most potent health & beauty elixirs on the planet. It contains a special ratio that combine the ingredients (mineral-rich greens, vitamin-packed fruit and detoxifying lemon) in the most beneficial way for the best nutrition and results.
The GGS Is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, high quality amino acids (which build protein), and countless other phytonutrients that work synergistically to prevent and repair damage in your body and boost rejuvenation. So you look and feel your most amazing!
Glowing Green Smoothie®
- 7 cups chopped spinach (about a medium bunch)
- 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce (about 1 small head)
- 2 cups cold filtered water
- 1 1/2 cups chopped celery (about 2 medium stalks)
- 1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped
- 1 medium pear, cored and coarsely chopped
- 1 medium banana, peeled and cut in thirds
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro (stems are okay) (optional)
- 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley (stems are okay) (optional)
- Fill the blender with 2 cups of water. Blend the spinach and romaine until smooth.
- Add the celery, apple, pear, and herbs (if using) and blend again until smooth.
- Finally, add the lemon juice and banana, and do your last blend.
- Pour and eat fresh!
Next up is her Nourish Your Nervous System Elixir. This elixir is based on Ayurveda principles of nourishing your nerves. Your nerves are coated in a layer of fat, called the myelin sheath, which insulates, protects and guides the electric impulses of your neurons. All the ingredients in this recipe have been chosen for their specific enriching qualities. Almonds, with their beauty fat, vitamins and minerals, feed this protective fatty barrier, which helps you handle stress without allowing it to accumulate and overstimulate you.
Cardamom is related to ginger and has warming, digestive-enhancing properties. It is also a diuretic, and so it helps flush toxins out of your kidneys. Saffron improves circulation and purifies the blood. This is a great recipe to sip in the evening, as you start to wind down, to help encourage peaceful beauty rest.
Nourish Your Nervous System Elixir
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp honey (preferably raw) or coconut nectar or sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (improves circulation similar to saffron)
- Heatthe almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat to just under a boil. Stirin the honey, cardamom and saffron and enjoy at once.
And if you want to make you own almond milk, Kimberly has a recipe for that!
It’s kind of magical the first time you see the process of milk being made from nuts. Milk from nuts… wild, right?! You may not have time to make your own almond milk every single week, but once you get into the habit of remembering to throw almonds into a bowl of water overnight, you might just end up making it more often than you think.
Fresh Almond Milk Recipe
- 4 cups raw almonds (soaked overnight)
- 5-8 cups filtered water (feel free to use more or less, depending on how thick you like your milk)
- Stevia (optional, to sweeten to your taste)
- Rinse the soaked almonds very well in a strainer. This helps remove the inhibitor enzymes on the outside of the nuts, and helps make them more easily digestible and less acidic.
- Place the soaked almonds and the filtered water in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Taking a nut milk bag or cheese cloth, pour the mixture through the cloth into a separate container.
- Squeeze all the liquid out of the cloth with your hands, so you get all the milk out and discard all the nut pulp and nut fiber (or save for another recipe). If you are in a rush, pour the liquid through a fine strainer (though you won’t get every drop of milk out, the way you would with the cheese cloth.
- Do a quick-rinse of the blender. To make a smoothie right away pour some of the strained almond milk back in the blender with some stevia to sweeten it, along with some vanilla extract and any other smoothie ingredients you are using. Store the rest in a container with a lid in the fridge.
About Kimberly Snyder
Kimberly Snyder is the founder of Solluna, a lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering you to live your true beauty. She is the multi-time New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox book series and Radical Beauty, co-written with Deepak Chopra. She is also a nutritionist, renowned speaker, personal development expert, meditation teacher, certified yoga instructor and holistic wellness expert.
Solluna offers products, information and The Solluna Circle, an online and in-person modern tribal community, all based around its Four Cornerstones of True Beauty: food, body, emotional well-being and spiritual growth. An in-demand worldwide speaker, Kimberly also hosts the top rated Feel Good with Kimberly Snyder podcast, which airs on the Podcast One network. The Solluna organic juice and smoothie bar is located at the iconic Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
A certified nutritionist, Kimberly has worked with the entertainment industries’ top celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon and Channing Tatum, among many others. A highly sought-after lifestyle and wellness expert, Kimberly has been featured in media outlets including Ellen, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Elle, and InStyle. She is a member of the Wellness Council for Well + Good and was named one of the top “results-oriented nutritionists” by Vogue.
After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University, Kimberly didn’t choose an ordinary path. Instead, she embarked on a three-year solo journey spanning over 50 countries.
This exposed her to a wide range of health and beauty modalities, conventional and unconventional teachers and worldviews from different cultures. This experience inspired her life’s journey into wellness.
She continued her studies at various other locations, including the American University of Complementary Medicine, where she completed a 4-year Ayurvedic practitioner program.
A passionate practitioner of Kriya yoga meditation, world adventurer, and Mama, Kimberly has dedicated her life to others’ finding their True Beauty, which she believes is not only physical, but a magnetic state of being where you are confident being yourself and connected to your uniqueness.