Juices and Smoothies

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...

Go Whole Grain with a Matcha Green Smoothie Soak

Go Whole Grain with a Matcha Green Smoothie Soak

I love my smoothies, you know I do. Blending up a bunch of energizing fruits and leafy greens is a great way to reward myself after a morning workout, or to fuel up for an active day. But sometimes, I want some whole grains, too. The fiber and nutrients in a bowl of...

Spread Purple Barley on a Smoothie Bowl for a Filling Breakfast

Spread Purple Barley on a Smoothie Bowl for a Filling Breakfast

Purple Barley for a Post-Workout Powerhouse There's something special about the post-workout meal. You've really earned this one, and you are probably ravenous. So ravenous that you need a big bowlful of food, and pronto. But post-workout is also when you are still...

Make a Matcha Hemp Smoothie Bowl for Fast Fuel

Make a Matcha Hemp Smoothie Bowl for Fast Fuel

I know that the internet is full to the brim with gorgeously staged smoothie bowls, and this is not one of them. Call it a naturalistic approach. This isn't something I styled and then threw away after an hour under the lights. I made it after a long bike ride, and I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fun with the Juicer: Cucumber-Lime Sorbet!

Fun with the Juicer: Cucumber-Lime Sorbet!

As you may know, I've been juicing up a storm, taking my juicers out on the road, and doing lots of talking about juicing. It's been a ball (the occasional oddness aside) and I've found that I am even more inspired to broaden out from my own juicing habits. So as I...

Olympic Athletes are Juicing, and Not How You Think!

Olympic Athletes are Juicing, and Not How You Think!

The 2012 Olympics were notable, especially for juice enthusiasts. It was the year that Olympic Village was flooded with beet juice. Yes, along with the thousands of calories that these young, fit athletes were able to consume to fuel their performances on the field,...

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! Cooking with Juice for Amazing Flavors

Juice It! Cooking with Juice for Amazing Flavors

Leading up to next week's Juice It Potluck and Giveaway, I thought I would explore the concept of using fresh juice as more than a "health drink." Yes, of course, most of the time that you make a fresh juice, you want to sip it while it's super fresh, to get all those...

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...

Save Your Heart, Eat Breakfast

Yeah, yeah, you are probably thinking. We have all heard about the benefits of breakfast. Moms everywhere call it "the most important meal of the day," as they plop down a bowl of un-glamorous oatmeal in front of a kid, who probably really wants some fluorescent...

Green is Good

Health food fads come and go. I remember when aloe juice, oat bran, and fat-free everything had their days. One such supplement that I remember people chugging was chlorophyll. Maybe it was because I worked in a health food store, so I met alot of supplement fanatics....

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...

It’s The Green Genie to the Rescue!

It's tasty and GREEN Last week I was all excited about baby spinach. This week, I want to share the word about green smoothies. Its Spring, and if you are like most people, you may have been eating some heavy food, or moving around less. I am the poster child for this...