Morning Power Shake: The Purple Pow

A few months back I was reading actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop where she was talking about how she eats when she is looking to detox and loose that bloat. She went on and on about the wonders and benefits of her regimen, and the importance of eating the right type of foods at the right time.

An admirer of her sheer will power to eat this way on a semi regular basis, I did not think I would enjoy having to blend my meals. Yet I decided to try her detox menu for the next two days. After the eating fest that was last week Thanksgiving and the eating festivities of the upcoming Chanukah holidays, I could use a little de-bloating and get  a head start for a healthy routine this winter.

So this morning I made myself one of her recommended drinks for breakfast. I am a lover of beets, so I thought how bad could this drink be? Not only was it not bad – it was really quite delicious and for someone who starts the day off with a VENTI skinny cappuccino with double shots of espresso, this drink surprisingly packed a huge energy punch.

Not  a bad way to start the morning I think! – Ginger Carrot Avocado Salad for Lunch!


This juice is the most incredible color and is wonderfully sweet. Beets are said to lower blood pressure, carrots pack a super beta-carotene punch, apples are cancer-fighters and ginger just loves your heart.

TIME: 5 minutes

  • 1 large or 2 medium beets, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large apple, cut into wedges
  • 1″ piece of ginger

Juice everything into a glass, give it a stir and enjoy.


For more of Goop Detox Recipe and Info Click Here

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. Esther Tropper says:

    Can this be ‘juiced’ in a food processor?

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