Drinks

Refreshing Iced Tea will Cool You, Colorfully

Refreshing Iced Tea will Cool You, Colorfully

Give Me Iced Tea, with Extras! It's a thirsty season, Summertime. The heat, the glorious sunshine, and the sure knowledge that Minnesota summers are fleeting all conspire to motivate me to get outside. And with all that biking and gardening and relaxing strolling by...

Turmeric is Still Hot, and Cooling in this Turmeric Mango Lassi

Turmeric is Still Hot, and Cooling in this Turmeric Mango Lassi

Summer is here, in all its steamy glory, and I hope you are outside enjoying it to the fullest. I'm going for long bike rides, gardening, and just walking out in the world as much as possible. This is the perfect time for a creamy, turmeric-laced lassi. The lassi is...

Make a Mindful Moment with Homemade Chai

Make a Mindful Moment with Homemade Chai

Get Mindful with Hot Chai   Are you busy? Do you feel a little stressed? You're never too busy to find a moment to be mindful. I promise. We're all busy. Any time I ask someone how she is, invariably, she's a little overwhelmed, a little stretched, and just plain...

Blend Up an Immune-Boosting Juice and Enter To Win a Vitamix

Blend Up an Immune-Boosting Juice and Enter To Win a Vitamix

They say that colds have nothing to do with the cold. Yet I just can't shake the idea that getting chilled to the bone on a wintry day is a surefire way to invite the rhinovirus in. As the chill wind blows hard across the snowy landscape, it must be weakening me as it...

Whole Wheat Bao with Black Bean Tofu, The Steamed Bun for Everyone

Whole Wheat Bao with Black Bean Tofu, The Steamed Bun for Everyone

Bao are hot right now. At least if you pay attention to all the chatter about places like Momofuku in NYC. Bao are simply Chinese steamed buns, and they come in many forms. The folded bao that they serve at places like Momofuku are made with a fluffy, sweet white...

Wake Up with a Mango Chile Smoothie and Feel Like a Warrior

Wake Up with a Mango Chile Smoothie and Feel Like a Warrior

Sitting in a waiting room some time this summer, I picked up a health and fitness magazine and started leafing through it. (Sorry, I can't remember which one.) But I remember a small feature on how women's mindsets affected their workouts. It seems that when a group...

“Spring Cleaning” Green Juice, Feel Better Now

“Spring Cleaning” Green Juice, Feel Better Now

What is that spilling through my window, so early in the day? Bright light of some kind, kind of like the blinding white light reflected from packed snow all winter long. I think its... the Sun? Sunlight, illuminating all the dust, all the dirty windows. It's a...

A Cacao Nib and Peanut Butter Smoothie for Good Energy

A Cacao Nib and Peanut Butter Smoothie for Good Energy

I was in a bit of an energy slump, which is not the place to be when it's 45 degrees in Minneapolis in January. Just as the coming weather pattern stuffed a chunk of warm air overhead, and sunshine streamed through the windows, I felt more like napping than walking....

Soothe Your Holiday Tummy with Cranberry Cuke Juice

Soothe Your Holiday Tummy with Cranberry Cuke Juice

So, we survived the big Holiday week. Chances are, this was the most overindulgent week of the year, with folks piling their plates and filling their cups with Christmas cheer. Just between you and me, I did. I ate too many cookies, piled up the rich foods I love on...

Super Juice for Grown Ups

Super Juice for Grown Ups

  While I was writing Juice It!, I remember having a conversation with another green juice aficionado. Comparing our usual green juice configurations, our favorite little touches. Of course, citrus, ginger, perhaps an herb like mint. But she said something that...

Save My Skin! Fresh Turmeric-Carrot Tonic

Save My Skin! Fresh Turmeric-Carrot Tonic

  I don't think it's any huge secret that we all have the occasional skin "challenge." It starts in your teens with breakouts, and we all go on our own individual "journeys" with various bumps, rashes, and eventually, wrinkles. I'm thrilled to have made it to the...

Eat and Drink Seasonally, with a Sweet Potato Green Smoothie!

Eat and Drink Seasonally, with a Sweet Potato Green Smoothie!

I'm pretty open about my green smoothie habit. Yes, after a workout, I crank up that Vita-Mix and make myself a big ol' glass of greeny goodness, packed with more salad than I would eat at one sitting. I love it cold and frosty, with my frozen bananas and berries. But...

Genius Miracle Cure, Click Here!

Genius Miracle Cure, Click Here!

Have you seen those articles on how to get more clicks by writing an attention-grabbing headline? Something about getting rich quick, cute kittens, or celebrity sideboob, and you can pull millions of easily distracted eyes to your site. Well, now that your eyes are...

Flip Through Juice It! and enjoy a Virtual Drink

Just in case you have not gotten to take a look at my book, Juice It!, here is a virtual flip through the pages. I love the photography by Antonin Achilleos and the design, all done by the talented people at Chronicle books.

Chill Out with a Matcha Latte Smoothie

Chill Out with a Matcha Latte Smoothie

  Green tea is one of the most super of the superfoods. But sometimes it gets lost in the shuffle, as we guzzle our coffee lattes and green juices. Green tea is a form of green juice, in a way. The unfermented tea leaves we refer to as "green" seem to hold the...

Feeding my Biome with a Green Smoothie

Feeding my Biome with a Green Smoothie

If you read my post about the importance of the inner biome, you know that I am convinced that we all need to romance our good bacteria. These days I am out and about promoting both my Juice It! book and my Gluten Free Pasta book, spending lots of time talking about...

Juice It! Blog Potluck and Your Chance to Win a Free Book!

Juice It! Blog Potluck and Your Chance to Win a Free Book!

  It's time for another great blog potluck, and a cookbook giveaway. That's right, a FREE BOOK! This time, my talented blogger friends and I are sampling juice recipes from my new cookbook, Juice It! Energizing Blends for Today's Juicers (Chronicle Books.) If you...

Juice It! The Fast Way to Eat your Veggies-and Bake with the Pulp

Juice It! The Fast Way to Eat your Veggies-and Bake with the Pulp

  Juicing is hot right now. Just last weekend I did a book signing with my new book, Juice It! in a bustling Coop, sitting by the juice bar. The line of people ordering juice often stretched down the aisle. The store was full of shoppers, many of them carrying a...

Cranberries, and a Really Simple Drink

Cranberries, and a Really Simple Drink

It's almost Thanksgiving, and for most Americans, the beginning of a brief window of time in which they will eat cranberries. Cranberries in sauce for the big dinner, maybe some cranberries in desserts, but then, when the holiday is over, bye-bye cranberries. It's too...

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain with an Old Fashioned Drink

For longer than I've been in the natural foods business, there have been apple cider vinegar devotees. People who stocked up on large bottles of Bragg or other organic, unfiltered cider vinegars, and actually claimed to drink vinegar. To be honest, I always thought it...

Raise a Glass of Bubbly, with Extra Fruit, for New Years!

I think it's no secret, I love a Nice Glass of Wine. In fact, at one point I noticed that almost all of the photos of me on Facebook depicted me holding a glass, and I promise that it is because the snaps are taken at festive moments, not because I always have a glass...