Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe

What can anyone possibly want on a hot summer day?  I can tell you--an awesome, ice cold dessert! Sprout and I spent the morning at the park yesterday, and we both were  famished--I completed a 5 mile walk, and she spent an hour chasing imaginary cats around the playground with other toddlers. So, we hit the local grocery store and headed home, dreaming up all the things … [Read more...]

Three Detox Green Juice Recipes

The last couple of weeks have been filled with longer days, a little bit more work, and a whole lot less sleep.  So, a couple of days ago, I finally got my act together and went to see my chiropractor.  I don't know what I waited for, but I slept better than a baby that night. Yet, I could feel better. So, yesterday, keeping up with the self-care momentum, I treated … [Read more...]

Peachy Plum Green Smoothie Recipe

Less than 48 hours in the new home and I am already joyful, albeit tired. To be honest, I am exhausted!!! We have been moving, unpacking, and I have been cleaning like a mad woman.  Who knew there would be so much to do when I thought we had so little.  We spent the last few years in spaces half of the house we bought.  So, I need energy...super energy! There is just so … [Read more...]

Is it Healthy to Drink Green Smoothies?

I recently received an email from a Vegalicious reader. She wrote: Elena, I am just now beginning my transition to a plant based diet.  I have never liked greens, or many vegetables for that matter, but heard that they are great for my health.  I am looking for ways to incorporate more of them into my diet.  I began to make green smoothies to help me. At first I could … [Read more...]

Maca Peanut Butter Shake Recipe

I know that it is the middle of the summer, yet, I found my maca recipe inspiration in something that belongs more in the fall season. It was accidental actually.  I was looking for new ways to enjoy maca and pondering on what recipe I could create to make it more palatable*, while my family was grocery shopping. Hubby, who eats almost perfectly, still enjoys occasional … [Read more...]

Watermelon Rind Smoothie Recipe

"Waste not, want not," goes the saying.   In nutrition, there are times when food scarps have more, or as much, nutrition, as the parts we love to enjoy. Throwing them away would not only be wasteful, but would mean that you would miss out on loads of health promoting nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Today I will tell you about one such jewel, which, instead of making … [Read more...]

Imperial Superpower Cappuccino Recipe

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined a few superpower foods together? Maybe you haven't, but I could not help but wonder what would happen if I did just that. So, I whipped up one of the most energy loaded drinks--a superfood cappuccino. When I am created this drink  and I loved its taste creaminess, I gave it to Hubby to taste. "How is it?" I asked … [Read more...]

3 Day Detox | Day 3

The finale! Last day of the 3 Day Detox! I cannot believe how quickly the other two have gone. If you missed the first two days and are just now catching up, make sure to check out these posts: 3 Day Detox | Day 1 3 Day Detox | Day 2 Yesterday I indulged in a couple of different green smoothie recipes. I added carrots to one and beets to another. One was made … [Read more...]

3 Day Detox | Day 2

You knew I was going to ask you this, so here it goes... :) How was your Day 1 of the 3 Day Detox? I want to hear (read) it all--good, bad and ugly, so, let me have it. Tell me all about it in the comment section under this post. I can tell you that I am feeling great.  I have had: green smoothies, green salads with some chickpeas and barley in them, which tasted … [Read more...]

3 Day Detox | Day 1

Happy Monday! Let the cleanse* begin! I am so excited and looking forward to the results of this 3 day detox.  I know that my body is excited as well, as I am now sipping on my delightful, berry and chard filled green smoothie. I am planning to continue my day with a ton of raw veggies, smoothies, and raw soup, with an addition of some beans and cooked barley, if I am … [Read more...]