10-Minute Lemon Garlic Sautéed Bok Choy

Go for the greens in your cleanse diet with the 10-Minute Lemon Garlic Sautéed Bok Choy


  • 1 pound baby bok choy
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Half of a lemon, cut into wedges


Remove any discolored outer stalks of the bok choy and discard them (or save for stock later). Place bok choy into a colander and rinse with cool water, rubbing any grit or dirt from between the leaves. Trim the ends, then slice each bok choy in half lengthwise. Or if they are large, cut into quarters. Pat dry.

Add oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes to a large, room temperature skillet. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the oil begins to bubble around the garlic but before the garlic starts to turn light brown.

Toss in the boy choy and spread into one layer. Cook, without stirring, until the bottom is starting to turn brown, about 2 minutes. Flip, then cook another 2 minutes or until the green leaves have wilted and the white bottoms are beginning to soften but still have some crunch.

Transfer to a platter, then squeeze 2 lemon wedges on top.

Serve with more lemon wedges on the side.

Cleansing Green Vegetable Soup

Go green with your cleanse diet with this Cleansing Green Vegetable Soup


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 oz. baby spinach or kale, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp.)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


In a large soup pot, sauté onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 3–5 minutes.

Stir occasionally so the garlic doesn’t burn. Add dried parsley, basil, pepper, and thyme, and stir for 1 minute.

Add remaining veggies and water, plus bay leaves.

Cover, bring to a low boil, and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Turn off heat and add baby spinach or kale. Stir to incorporate, and cover pot with the lid to let wilt, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, add avocado, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of broth from the pot, and blend until smooth.

Stir the avocado and lemon mixture into the broth until completely incorporated and add the chopped fresh parsley.

Taste and season with additional pepper if necessary. Serve hot!

Protein Shake Recipes For The Adventurous: Pina-Colada Shake

A protein shake – or smoothies as some people like to call them – can be as basic or as complicated as you want. We like to be adventurous here and find recipes that are, well, maybe not the first thing you would think of.

Many people, most in fact, spice up their basic protein shake. Most shakes come in multiple flavors that you already know: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc. But that can get boring, right? So take a little bit of time to make it more interesting. We will have more recipes coming soon.

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Today’s Protein Shake Recipe: Pina-Colada Shake

The Pina-Colada Protein Shake is today’s recipe for the adventurous. Okay, this one is a no-brainer. While it may not be as unexpected as some of the other concoctions we have been suggesting it has become of our favorites.

This recipe calls for more ingredients than most of our protein shake suggestions. (Sorry about that!) But the good news is that is going to have fewer grams of sugar. Yippee!

The combination of the lemon and pineapple with the two types of milk is what gives it the tangy flavor. And the rum flavoring, while optional, is a definite plus to the combination. Using real rum; well that is up to you.

Some of our recipes, like the Pomegranate-Berry Shake are not going to be super sweet. And I think that is a good thing. Especially if you are using a protein shake as a breakfast meal. The zing will help you wake up! Here is the recipe:

Directions: Shakes taste best cold. Blend all ingredients together with ice in a blender until creamy.

Pina Colada Shake

Pina Colada Protein Shake
Pina Colada Protein Shake

2 scoops vanilla shake mix
Juice from ¼ lemon
1 cup frozen pineapple
8 oz. Low-fat coconut milk
4 oz. Unsweetened almond milk
Rum flavoring (optional)

Nutrition factsCalories: 280, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 9 g, Carb: 29 g, Fiber: 9 g, Sugars: 14 g (from fruit)


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Have a great week!


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