There’s a fast food brawl going on and I’ve got to say, it’s fantastic. McDonald’s and Taco Bell officially have beef and we’re not talking about what they’re slinging from their fast food restaurants. It all started when Taco Bell announced that they’d be serving breakfast. Waffle taco anyone (warm waffle wrapped around sausage patty or bacon with eggs, cheese and syrup)? Yeah, I don’t want it either.
Taco Bell decided to promote this new venture into the $50 billion fast food breakfast market by putting out a commercial that threw all the shade in the world towards McDonald’s–the apparent fast food breakfast giant.
In the commercial, you see 25 men–all named Ronald McDonald (also the name of McDonald’s technicolor mascot) claiming that they love Taco Bell’s new breakfast. Oooh the shade! McDonald’s took to Twitter to let everyone know that Ronald still prefers McDonald’s:
And then McDonald’s also let Taco Bell know how flattered they are by the imitation (peep the link to their breakfast menu):
Taco Bell’s 14 breakfast offerings rolled out on March 27. And while I’m not rushing out to get my hands on either a Taco Bell nor McDonald’s breakfast, it has been entertaining to watch the drama unfold. McDonald’s is a breakfast leader–boasting almost 25 percent of the market share. So in all honesty, there is room for McDonald’s to allow another fast food to handle our first meal of the day. Also, Taco Bell is offering Mexican-like choices for breakfast, like the A.M. Crunchwrap and Waffle Taco.
Taco Bell’s tactic to come for McDonald’s with their commercial was genius. Now we’re all talking about Taco Bell breakfast and frankly, many of us are curious. What does a waffle taste like as a taco?
But I get it–McDonald’s be like:
Check out this gallery of what you should be having for breakfast:
Powerful Punch: 30 Creative & Easy Juicing Recipes To Invigorate Your Life
1. 30 Juicing Recipes You Must Try!
Making your own juice ensures freshness and the nutritional value is off the charts. Juicing helps boost metabolism, fight infection, builds both tissue and strong bones. Pass me a straw! Check out these 30 days of juicing recipes that are sure to make you feel fresh and fierce!
2. Day 1: Be A RAD Green Machine
Ingredients Granny Smith Apples – 2 medium Celery – 4 stalk, large Cucumber – 1 cucumber Ginger – 1 thumb Kale – 6 leaves Lemon – 1/2 Why so RAD? This green goodness will help reduce your blood pressure thanks to the celery, and your digestive system will thank you later for adding that ginger. Oh and the kale? Hello reduction of cancerous cells.
3. RAD Brunch Punch: Day 2
Ingredients Carrots – 6 medium Pineapple- 1 cup Grapefruit- 1 medium Lemon – 1/2 This veggie fruit medley is a perfect way to start your Sunday Fun Day. Carrots reduce water retention, pineapples add a tropical sweet burst, and the grapefruit will help burn fat. Now let's eat brunch!
4. The Pea-ple Pleaser: Day 3
Ingredients Peaches – 2 medium Granny Smith Apples- 2 medium Lemon – 1/2 Why so RAD? Half peach, half apple full on people pleaser! Life wouldn’t be complete without this peachy treat. Plus you will please your dentist by eating an apple a day. Apples stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth and therefore reduce tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria. Pearly whites coming right up.
5. The Cooler RAD: Day 4
Ingredients Watermelon – 3 cups Cucumber- 1 medium Why so RAD? Beat the heat and cool down with this cooler RAD drink! This sipper is so fresh and so clean. Watermelon is very cleansing for the whole body, especially the kidneys. And cucumbers up the chill factor since they are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C .
6. A Fresh Start: Day 5
Ingredients Gala Apples – 2 medium Celery- 4 stalks Carrots- 3 medium Why so RAD? This juice is great for first time juicers since it’s a little sweet – Thank you carrots and apples! However if you are looking to cleanse your digestive system this baby will do the trick. Both apples and carrots double as natural laxatives.
7. It’s Not Easy Being Green Lemonade: Day 6
Ingredients Gala Apples – 2 medium Cucumber- 1 medium Kale- 4 leaves Lemon- 1 medium Spinach- 2 cups Why so RAD? Move over pink lemonade. Your health will appreciate the benefits of this green version. Get a healthy dose of leafy greens with the spinach and kale, lower your cholesterol with the apples and give your lovely skin a complexion boost with the lemons and cucumber. So if life gives you lemons...
8. Orange You Glad You’re RAD: Day 7
Ingredients Oranges – 2 medium Carrots- 4 medium Why so RAD? Being cool is one thing, however being RAD is another. This juice is super fresh and super easy. Perfect breakfast juice and a great source of Vitamin R…I mean Vitamin C!
9. The Berry Fresh & So Clean: Day 8
Ingredients Blueberries – 2 cups Strawberries- 16 Kiwi- 2 Mint- 1 cup Why so RAD? This juice can double as a puree…so feel free to break this out at your next BBQ. I am sure a Sangria would love to meet The Berry Fresh & So Clean. Berries are packed with antioxidants so kudos to that!
10. Bloody Martha (Bloody Mary’s Healthy Twin Sister): Day 9
Ingredients Carrots– 2 large Celery- 3 stalks Cucumber- 1/2 Parsley- 2 handfuls Red Pepper- 1/2 medium Tomatoes- 3 medium Lemon- 1 fruit Why so RAD? Why buy V-8 when you can make a fresh veggie juice! The high content of potassium and phosphorous in this juice helps relieve the symptoms of stress, tiredness, fatigue, muscle weakness, as well as prevent muscle spasms and cramps. So bring on the energy…and the vodka.
11. Manic Monday Mango Medley: Day 10
Ingredients Pineapple- 1 cup Carrots- 4 medium Mango- 1/2 medium Ginger- 1-2 inch knob Why so RAD? If your Mondays are as manic as mine this sweet young thang will bring some joy to your world. See brighter due to the high Vitamin A content in both the mangos and carrots. Smile brighter since the pineapple will strengthen your gums and help keep your teeth strong, and rejuvenate your digestive system with ginger.
12. Side Salad Sipper: Day 11
Ingredients Celery- 2 stalks Tomatoes- 2 medium Cucumber- 1/4 Romaine Lettuce- 2 handfuls Carrots- 2 medium Granny Smith Apple- 1 medium Why so RAD? Side salad in a glass anyone? This is exactly what I had in mind when I started this challenge…but who knew it would taste so good?! Slurp this side salad down without shame next time you feel like you need to get your daily 5 in quick. Nutrients and vitamins galore!
13. Tropical Tease: Day 12
Ingredients Watermelon- 1 cup Pineapple- 1 cup Mango- 1/2 Why so RAD? I would love to be on a tropical island somewhere, therefore I figured this juice could hold me over until that dream comes true. Three’s a crowd and after watermelon, pineapple and mango have blessed my taste buds I can say three’s also a RAD sweet thing. I add seltzer water to this treat, so whip it up and whip your beach towel out.
14. Green Means Go!: Day 13
Ingredients Kale- 2 cups Spinach- 1 cup Swiss Chard- 1 cup Granny Smith Apple- 1 medium Ginger- 1-2inch thumb Why so RAD? Leafy greens are the coolest kids in school…roll with them! Calorie for calorie, they are the most concentrated source of nutrition. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins.
15. Crimson Cooler: Day 14
Ingredients Watermelon- 2 cups Red Grapes- 2 cups Strawberries- 1 cup Mint- 1 handful Why so RAD? Was really missing my line sisters today, so I gathered everything sweet and crimson (like them) in my fridge and made this RAD juice! So cool…just like them. Cheers to the girls who make me better! I love my DST!
16. Good Morning Sunshine: Day 15
Ingredients Grapefruit- 1 medium Orange- 2 medium Lemon- 1/2 Why so RAD? Vitamin C is all you need to bring a little internal sunshine into your day. By eating one orange per day, you get 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. So pair this juice with your weekend breakfast and let your little sun shine!
17. The Incredible Hulk-ette: Day 16
Ingredients Granny Smith Apple- 1 medium Kiwi- 1 Cucumber- 1 medium Why so RAD? This sweet young thang is simple yet powerful in flavor. An apple a day keeps the doctor away and who doesn’t love getting all warm and fuzzy with a kiwi?! And of couse wherever cool green things are cucumber is usually involved. Your gonna love this incredible juice.
18. Ms. Georgia Peach: Day 17
Ingredients Peaches- 3 medium Gala Apple- 1 medium Mint- 1 handful Lime- 1 small Why so RAD? My favorite FitGirl ever was my mommy! Georgia was her name and she was sweeter than a peach. She had gorgeous skin (thank you God for maternal genes!) which is fitting since this refreshing combination of juices and herbs is great for energy levels and your skin! Cheers to the best mom in the world! Miss her dearly.
19. Liza’s Lovely Long Locks: Day 18
Ingredients Swiss Chard- 1 handful Carrots- 2 medium White Potato- 1 medium Kale- 1 handful Spinach- 1 handful Why so RAD? The secret to thick locks? This RAD juice! Thanks to my Spelman sister Liza we all can have dream manes. This vitamin charged drink is packed with biotin, collagen, Vitamin C and sulfur. So what are you waiting for…unleash that ponytail and show your locks some love!
20. Caitlin’s Creation: Day19
Ingredients Pineapple- 2 cups Grapefruit- 1 medium Oranges- 2 medium Mint- 1 handful Why so RAD? Stole this one from my favorite NYC Equinox FitGirl Caitlin. She was the perfect start to my Equinox group fitness career and this RAD juice will be the perfect start to your day. Such a fresh and fun spin on regular ol’ OJ. Get your Vitamin C and get ready to fall in love.
21. Jenay’s Jammin’ Juice: Day 20
Ingredients Beet- 1 whole beet (including the root) Carrots- 5 medium Golden Delicious Apples- 2medium Lemons- 2 small Pineapple- 1 cup Garlic- 1/2 inch Why so RAD? My Spelman sister Jenay is a juicing queen. Beetroot juice has been shown to help the body respond better to exercise, by balancing oxygen use and increasing stamina. My workouts love this jammin' juice.
22. The Leading Lady: Day 21
Ingredients Sweet Potato- 1 medium Carrots- 4 medium Pineapple- 2 cups Why so RAD? This juice is going to light up your life just like my fellow Black-tress Toccarra lights up the stage! It isn’t easy being a leading lady. A little sweet, extra fierce and super smooth. This RAD juice is award winning so get red carpet ready and enjoy enjoy enjoy!
23. Welcome To LaLa Waist-land: Day 22
Ingredients Kale- 2 handfuls Apple- 1 small Pineapple- 2 cups Lemon- 1/2 medium Mint- 2 sprigs Why so RAD? Looking for a yummy detoxing and appetite suppressing juice? Here is a RAD one from my line sister LaRae (aka LaLa)! Drinking this juice has lead her to waist-land so what do you say, are you down to whittle your middle too? I am. Welcome bikini season…wel-come!
24. Gotta Use What You Got To Get What You Want: Day 23
Ingredients Plum- 1 medium Apple- 1 small Pineapple- 1 cup Strawberries- 1 cup Peach- 1 medium Why so RAD? Tulani girl you were too sweet to share this “sweet” treat with ya girl! If it's the end of your week do like my Spelman sister: before your produce ends up bad and sad make it RAD! Use what you got to get what you want and leave the pasteurized boxed juices at the grocery store. Cheers!
25. Sorry, But I “Can’t-Elope” With You: Day 24
Ingredients Cantaloupe- 1/2 medium Ginger- 1-2 inch thumb Why so RAD? When these two ingredients become one it is truly one RAD union. Super high in vitamin A, C and potassium…you should soooooo say “I Do” to this juice ladies.
26. C3 = RAD Chemistry: Day 25
Ingredients Celery- 5 stalks Cilantro- 1 handful Cucumber- 1 medium Why so RAD? Good chemistry is everything. And these three “C’s” got it right. Complexion improver, cancer preventer and crazy cool! Let me know what you think of this RADjuice.
27. "It’s Like Comparing Apples to Oranges” Day 26
Ingredients Apple- 2 small -or- 1 large Oranges- 2 medium Why so RAD? I can never decide if I should drink OJ are AJ. Well a girl should never have to choose…that’s why I just have both! A great source of fiber (add a little of the pulp back), Vitamin C , Potassium and soooo much more. P.S. This only makes a shot size so sip, don’t gulp. However smacking is welcomed.
28. Just Beet It!: Day 27
Ingredients Beets- 2 Whole (including the root) Cucumber- 1/2 of medium Pineapple- 1 cup Why so RAD? Michael Jackson's memory lives forever in our hearts. Speaking of your heart, beet root is an excellent natural approach to help lower blood pressure and improve your heart’s health. Couple this with all the many antioxidants loaded in it’s outer layer?!? Shooooooot. Honey what are you waiting for? Just beet it!
29. The 6th Spice Girl “RAD Spice”: Day 28
Ingredients Red Delicious Apples- 2 Medium Cinnamon- 1 stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground (add at the end) Ginger- 1-2 inch thumb Why so RAD? Fresh apple cider anyone? Meet the 6th Spice Girl: RAD Spice! Can’t go wrong with apples. Ohhhhh and BOY does the added cinnamon and ginger spice things up. You are going to get a kick out of this kicked up apple juice.
30. “Honey-Dew” You Need A Shot?: Day 29
Ingredients Honeydew- 1/2 of medium Cucumber- 1 medium Lime- 1 small Why so RAD? Honeydew is super low calorie, loaded with Vitamin B6 and madly in love with lime (this citrus fruit enhances the sweetness…what a perfect relationship right?!) Oh my goodness I can’t believe it took me 29 days to discover this gem?! Literally the perfect fusion of sweet and sour. It is like a healthy Sour Patch Kid in a glass. Shots?
31. Get Back To Your Roots: Day 30
Ingredients Beet- 1 Whole (including the root) Carrots- 5 medium Sweet Potato- 1 small Why so RAD? Knowing where you come from can be so freeing and cleansing. This RADjuice is great for cleaning up both your liver and blood, improving your eyesight, reducing water retention and preventing heart disease. Become the RADest version of your true self and “Get Back To Your Roots!”