Happy New Year! How are all of your resolutions going? 🙂 While I prefer to think of them as “goals” rather than “resolutions”, at various annual turning points, many of us tend to reevaluate where we are and decide on … Continue reading
I know I’ve been away for a while but it’s been one of those times when life gets in the way. Nothing bad, just lots going on, including a good bit of travel. Taking little trips is one of my … Continue reading
This was originally my idea for a nice raw green goddess soup ~ lots of herbs, some greens, a little creaminess, all combined to make a great live soup. The result, however, was more than I’d bargained for. You know … Continue reading
Happy May! It’s hot here in Southern CA, so it’s definitely time to be outside getting the (container) garden in gear, and loading up on fresh and alive foods…
And I have 2 great new recipes to help fulfill that mission. Starting today, I am a monthly contributor to the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog, and will be posting articles on vegan diet and new recipes each month. I’m extremely excited to be part of the contributor family there, and look forward to the amazing information that will be shared by everyone.
You can visit the blog to read my first article, Eat Your Way to Health & Vitality with a Plant-Based Diet , and find my 2 new recipes. And while you’re there, enjoy some of the other wonderful content, such as this article on the Ahimsa Trinity by Yogini Kaliji.
This morning I made a fabulous smoothie. It was born due to some ingredients that needed to be used up rather than any grand inspiration, but it tasted great!
One thing to keep in mind is that smoothies don’t have to always follow a more traditional “sweet fruit/greens/banana or avo base/maybe some spice” type of recipe – they are really wonderful using non-sweet fruit and herbs as well.
Today’s smoothie had:
- 2 pears
- 2 kiwi fruit
- 1 persian cucumber
- small handful of parsley
- 1 slice of lime (including the rind)
- 1/2″ piece of fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon pistachio butter (or any nut butter would work)
Add enough water to blend to the desired consistency, and enjoy! This is a very light and refreshing smoothie.
Kiwi fruit have tons of vitamin C (always good at this time of year) and cucumbers are incredibly hydrating (also good for us!). The pistachio butter adds a bit of good fat, and the lime and ginger give it a nice zing to start your morning.
I was in the mood for a nice raw soup, and STILL have more hot peppers to use up, so I thought about Juliano’s recipe for Fiery Lava Soup. His recipe uses carrot juice, so is fairly light yet warming … Continue reading
One of my favorite things is green juice. With the right combination of ingredients, green juice is like nothing else ~ pure nutrition, instant energy and total freshness.
Here I am again with something completely unlike me. I have to admit, I’m not one to mix citrus fruits with much else besides other fruits, juices, and smoothies. But lately, I’ve been seeing lots of recipes online mixing citrus … Continue reading
This smoothie was actually a surprise for me ~ I had no idea it was going to turn out as good as it did. This morning I was craving something with lots of greens that would be light and cool, … Continue reading
Oh, potato chips…. little salty crunchy things that get so many people into trouble. Why? Because they taste so good…. but they have too much fat, too much salt and about 5000 calories a handful. Continue reading