Tangerine & Chard Green Smoothie Recipe

Breakfasts and snacks should not be hard, and they should always be enjoyable. Green smoothies have been my favorite for that reason for many years. They nourish, they replenish, they help our bodies detox, rejuvenate and heal. Who could as for more? They are also easy to digest and perfect "on the go" meals -- much better than junky drinks or packaged meals. This green … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Menu {Recipes}

Let me start off by wishing you the warmest, loveliest Thanksgiving ever. I personally have so much to be grateful for this year :) -- my baby bump is growing and our hearts are filled with joy. I am healthy and love my life and what I do. What could be better than that? For many of you, this is going to be your first plant-based Thanksgiving, and you might be wondering … [Read more...]

Dealing with the Feelings

Today marks the beginning of week #6 of our pregnancy.  Our baby is now the size of a small pea: His facial features--eyes and ears--are becoming more developed, and I know he is going to be a looker. :) His little arms and legs are beginning to grow too, and his tiny heart is beating about 160 beats per minute. Ah, what a miracle of life! Meanwhile, my body is … [Read more...]

Crazy on Greens–How I Worked out for THREE Hours on 16 oz of Green Smoothie

Crazy?  Yes, totally! A couple of days ago one of the instructors at the gym where I teach texted to see if I would sub her class today.  Softie that I am, I said "YES", and my usual 2-hour workout Saturday turned into three, back-to-back, hours of teaching.  And, since I am all hands on and do everything that I tell my students to do, I am now relaxing.  Having burnt … [Read more...]

“Synergy” Green Smoothie Recipe

Good morning, loves! I would love to share a recipe for a delicious smoothie I whipped up this morning for hubby and myself, while he was reading the Bible to me. Synergy Green Smoothie Recipe Save Print "Synergy" Green Smoothie Recipe {Cleanse Day 3} Author: Elena Wilkins Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  5 mins Total time:  10 … [Read more...]

Creamy Kale Green Smoothie Recipe {Cleanse Day 2}

How are you, loves? I am feeling fantastic.  I finished off day 1 of our 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse and woke up 1.5 lbs lighter this morning. Although 99% of the time it is not about weight-loss for me, but about feeling great, I did need a couple of pounds to come off. Due to my workout schedule I felt that my body was under a bit of stress, so, instead of just getting … [Read more...]

Kicking it Off: 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

Good morning, lovelies!  So, the day is here--we are kicking off the 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.  For some of us it is for weight loss, for some it is to cleanse our internal organs, but for all it is to feel better. First thing this morning I weighed myself in--this cleanse is a little bit about weight loss for me.  Although I don't have too much too lose, I felt an … [Read more...]

Supercharged {Green Smoothie Recipe}

Last couple of days my body was fighting off a bug that was trying to take over. I am happy to report that WE WON! To ensure that my body stayed strong and nourished, and had all of the tools it needs to do its job, I kept feeding it raw foods, including at least two green smoothies a day. Last night I whipped up ~60 oz. of amazingly delicious and nutrient rich green … [Read more...]

Never Ending To Do Lists and TONS of Vegan Recipes

I feel like I lived in the eye of a tornado for the last couple of weeks--spinning and circling around. Thankfully, unlike a tornado, I was not destroying everything on my path, on the contrary, I have been creating. :) I have been hard at work on tweaking and beautifying my new blog, which will go live in the next few weeks. I actually got to the point where I decided to … [Read more...]

Raw Vegan Recipes | Okroshka

I  woke up with no sense of hunger at all. It took me a couple of hours to get there, which put me in a very exploratory and creative mood... for desserts :) [lucky for you]. I snacked on less than a cup of what was left over from Borscht and then went on a scavenger hunt through our fridge. I had planned to make a soup or salad and raw desserts. A while back I found a … [Read more...]