- June 1st, 2014UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeeklySERVES 2
½ cup filtered water
½ teaspoon probiotic powder (optional to offset natural sugar content)
½ cup raw unsalted cashews (conventional blenders: soak two hours)
1 cup torn-up curly green kale leaves (1 or 2 large leaves with stalk removed, ripped into small pieces)
2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
¼ cup chopped pitted dates (soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes), or 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes (a little less if using frozen bananas)
½ teaspoon minced ginger (optional)
Put all of the ingredients into your blender (I like to use a Vitamix) in the order listed and puree for about a minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like a bit more kale, sweetener, or ginger).
Note: With a conventional blender, you’ll get the smoothest consistency if you use maple syrup or chop the dates finely, and be sure to soak those cashews as well. You can quick soak by covering with boiling water for 10 minutes (but this kills the live enzymes) or soak in room temperature water for 2 hours.
Source: The Blender Girl
- February 1st, 2014
BooginHead Squeez’Ems are reusable food pouches that help parents give their kids a healthy snack on the go. Try this Squeez’Ems recipe to get your kids hooked.
Peppermint Patty Green Smoothie
3/4 cup almond milk
1 cup spinach (about one handful)
1 frozen banana
- June 1st, 2013
Strawberries are one of summer’s most beloved fruits, hitting peak season from April to July. The wild strawberry has existed for over 2,000 years. Now there are over 600 varieties, all differing in flavor, size, and texture. The most commonly cultivated species is Fragaria ananassa.
- May 1st, 2013
Common sense has always indicated that eating fruits and veggies is good for you—what common sense failed to mention is how valuable it is to eat those foods raw. Sometime after we discovered fire, we abandoned our “rabbit food” palate for a predominantly cooked diet.Learn to ditch your processed foods
- December 1st, 2008
Before you take that mid-afternoon java break, remember this: Feeling sluggish may be your body’s way of telling you your pH balance is off. Too much sugar, fat, and protein can make you overly acidic. When that happens, your body pulls calcium from your bones in an effort to correct the imbalance.
By Nicole Sprinkle
- August 1st, 2008Unfeatured
1 cup kefir
1/2 cup frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries)
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
5 to 6 ice cubes
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
Quick tip: Too rushed in the morning to take out the blender and whip up a smoothie? Simply mix one part kefir with one part fruit juice in a glass. The banana and berries are prebiotic foods, which help stimulate the probiotics in the kefir to reproduce in your digestive system and create a healthy environment there.
Nutrition info per serving (2): 185 calories; 4 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 1 g protein; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 65 mg sodium
- July 1st, 2007Unfeatured
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup açai or mangosteen juice
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup low-fat or fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1 scoop vanilla-flavored whey protein
Garnish: whole blueberries and a sprig of fresh mint
Blend together in blender. Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 319; Protein 16 g; Carbohydrates 61.5 g; Total Fat 2.1 g; Saturated Fat 1.1 g; Cholesterol 22.5 mg; Sodium 96 mg; Fiber 3.6 g