Beverages

Radiant Health Green Power Smoothie

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I created this Radiant Health Green Power Smoothie for the 2016 Food Revolution Summit. It includes berries, leafy greens and green tea, all the foods Dr. Greger shared with us during the summit that boost our immune system and may slow aging. I’ve added a little turmeric powder to the mix because of its anti-inflammatory…

Peanut Butter Cup Shake

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1 Tablespoon cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon chia seeds 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (made with just peanuts, no salt) 1 Tablespoon maca powder 1 Tablespoon REAL Apricot Butter or other unsweetened fruit butter, jam or jelly 1 frozen banana 1 cup unsweetened soy milk or other nondairy milk In a blender combine all the ingredients and…

Aguas Frescas

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Here’s a great recipe for colorful drinks made from whole fruits. The meaning of the Spanish words – Aguas Frescas is “fresh waters’ and Aguas frescas traditionally are a combination of fruits, cereals, flowers, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make light non-alcoholic beverages. There is no added sugar in this recipe. The…

Ginger Juice Ice Cubes and Ginger Tea

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Ginger juice ice cubes are a fun and delicious way to jazz up any drink. The remaining pulp is great to use for making hot ginger tea. Ingredients Ginger Root Water Using the back of a spoon or a peel, remove the outer brown skin of the ginger root. Put the ginger through a juicer…

Bellini

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The Bellini, one of Italy’s most famous cocktails, is made ​​with sparkling white wine (Prosecco) and pureed white peaches (succo di pesca). If peach puree is not available try pear or another fruit nectar. The well-loved drink was invented in Italy in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, head bartender and owner of perhaps the most famous…

Super Green Power Smoothie

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Get energized with this Super Green Power Smoothie! 14 ounces green kale 1 cup water 2 ripe bananas, peeled 1 ripe pear, cut in sections 1 orange, peeled 1 cup frozen blueberries 2-6 medjool dates, pitted 1-4 tablespoon ground flax seeds 2 teaspoons maca powder 1-2 Tablespoon cocoa powder 1/4 cup sesame tahini 16 or…

Thyme Tea

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When I lived in the south of France in the early ’90s, I was often served thyme tea in the homes of my friends. Fresh thyme grows wild there in the fields and forests. I loved going for walks there on a hot day and smelling the thyme fragrance baking in the sun. Fresh thyme…

Fruity Hibiscus Ice Tea

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When temperatures rise it’s important to stay hydrated. Make it delicious with this Fruity Hibiscus Tea. My friend Beth who lives in Costa Rica grows this lovely flower and then dries the petals and bags them to give to friends and family. I’ve help harvest, dry and bag them when I have visited her and…

Peanut Chocolate Smoothie

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I was so inspired by Jessica Nadel’s blogpost yesterday with her Peanut Butter Milkshake Smoothie recipe. When I saw it, I had to have it. I do have a problem following recipes exactly and I did not have all of the ingredients so I came up with my own. Thank you Jessica for the inspiration!…

Chai Tea

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Makes 4 cups Ingredients 8 marathi moggu 8 cardamom seeds 8 cloves 4 black peppercorns 1 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks pieces 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder or 1 inch fresh ginger 2 cups nondairy milk 4 teaspoons black tea, green tea or rooibos sweeten with agave or evaporated cane juice (vegan sugar) to taste Place…

Nut Milk

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There is something sacred about making nut milk. I find soaking the raw nuts with clean, filtered, distilled water followed by blending it into a creamy, nutritious, flavorful milk, a peaceful process. As I do the blending, I meditate on the cows that are artificially inseminated by humans, separated from their babies within 24-48 hours…

Strawberry Blueberry Sunflower Green Smoothie

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Today’s smoothie is a mix of berries with kale. Sunflower seeds have a very simple flavor that blend well with the other ingredients and are packed with nutrition. Kale, 4-5 leaves, depending on taste, stalks removed 12 oz frozen strawberries 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (preferably soaked 4-8…

Raspberry Lemonade Green Smoothie

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Watch out! This smoothie is TART! I was craving something clean and tart this morning and this smoothie is a REAL eye opener. You can always sweeten it up to your taste by blending in pitted dates or raisins. 1 cup frozen raspberries 3/4 cup water or more, depending on desired thickness 2 Tablespoons flax…

Mango Almond Green Smoothie

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My recipe for green smoothies is a fruit, a green and a fat. Sweet mango, collard greens and almonds blend up deliciously with fresh ginger for a little kick. It will keep you energized for hours> Collards, 1-5 leaves, depending on taste, stalks removed. 1 1/2 – 2 cups mango, fresh or frozen, cut into…

Pina Colada Kale

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This is a fun way to get more greens. Pina Colada Kale is a blended salad of kale, pineapple and coconut. It’s quick and easy and so good for you. Kale, about 4 leaves, stalks removed. 1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen, cut into chunks 1/2 cup coconut milk (fresh, rehydrated from Edward & Son’s…

Strawberry Smoothies

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Strawberry Smoothies! Made from three healthy ingredients, this is something delicious to scream about and will cool you down, no matter what the temperature is or whatever it is that is heating you up.  And our oven-baked french fries are great to dip in them too. 1…

Green Juice

I can not say enough about the importance of green juice. This is a great way to cram nutrients and super charge the immune system. Many people have asked me how I make green juice. I use a Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The ingredients in my juice vary based on what I find in the market.

I might use 3-6 stalks of celery, 1/2-1 cucumber (with skin if organic), 5-10 dark green leaves with stalks (can be kale, collards, chard), 1/2-1 whole lemon with the skin, 1 to 2 inches of whole, fresh ginger (with skin). Optional: 2-6 carrots, 1/4-1/2 beet, 1/2 bunch of parsley with stems, 1/4-1/2 onion, 1/2 bunch mint, 1 whole apple (with skin if organic). I also like to take the fiber that is separated from the juice and run it through the juicer 2 or 3 times. You’ll get more juice that way. Broccoli stalks are great too. You can cook the flowery heads separately and juice the stalks, since most people don’t like to eat the stalks. The lemon peel has vitamins and minerals and really smooths out the bitterness of the greens. I love ginger, but the more you add the hotter it will get. Some people like a little onion or raw garlic. I don’t like raw garlic. Here’s an interesting and important point: Many of the wonderful nutrients in the greens are fat soluble so you need to eat a little fat when you eat greens, in juice or salads or whatever. That’s why it’s nice to add a small amount of raw nuts and seeds with the salad. You can munch on a small amount of nuts, like 6 walnut halves when having the juice if you are not having any fat at the same time. If you really don’t like the juice then you can back up and start with a sweeter mix like carrot, apple and ginger and/or lemon. Little by little you can add a leaf or two of kale and get used to the taste. Cucumber and celery are great too, the flavor is very light.

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