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Recipes / 11 posts found

Perfect Breakfast Smoothie For Kids

by Matt
Looking for that perfect healthy go-to breakfast for your kids that’s quick and easy to make, tastes delicious, and doesn’t break the bank? You’ve just stumbled onto the answer to your parenting prayers. After testing different kinds of smoothies, and different variations of this one, we’ve put together what is probably the fan favorite as far as breakfast smoothies for kids go. Not only is this thing nutrient-packed, it’s absolutely delicious. Here’s the question though: what exactly is a “breakfast smoothie” and what makes them different than any other smoothie? That’s easy: a healthy breakfast smoothie should be focused on […]
Vegan Eggnog Holiday Guide

The Essential Holiday Guide to Vegan Eggnog

by Matt
Eggnog is a holiday staple for many people, but don’t think that just because you are vegan that you have to go without. There are an incredible variety of vegan eggnog recipes out there, not to mention pre-made ones from your favorite brands at places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Here’s your guide for finding the best of the best! Store Varieties of Vegan Eggnog Yes, through the wonders of modern science, you can purchase vegan eggnog right from the store now. Here’s a selection of our favorites. Silk Nog This take on the holiday classic is full of […]
Date and Turmeric Smoothie

Amazing Date and Turmeric Antioxidant Smoothie

by Matt
The nutritional power of turmeric is well-established at this point, but it can be tricky to incorporate it into smoothies properly. That’s where dates comes in! The rich flavor they provide is an excellent counterbalance to the zest of turmeric, and they provide their own host of health benefits. In fact, this smoothie is an antioxidant powerhouse! Date and Turmeric Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe 1/2 cup almond or cashew milk (vanilla works the best) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 3 medium-sized dates (pitted) 1 ripe banana pinch of salt handful of crushed ice Mix all of the ingredients and enjoy. Makes 1 serving. […]

Think Green Smoothies Are Disgusting? Try This Simple Recipe (Perfect for Kids!)

by Matt
It’s pretty easy to turn your nose up at a green smoothie if you haven’t tried one before. Admittedly, some do come out looking like a kind of alien ooze, but despite how they may look, a well made green smoothie is a delicious and healthy treat. The best part about them would have to be how diverse they can be: it’s easy to fit them into just about any meal plan, because they’re so rich in nutrients and easy to make. While most can be delicious, it can be shocking to try one and have it taste like grass. […]

Blueberry Banana Summer Smoothie

by Matt
Smoothies don’t always have to be packed to the hilt with kale and spirulina. Sometimes there’s nothing better than a refreshing fruity concoction as a summer evening treat, and that’s exactly what we have here. This simple blueberry smoothie, while still full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, could definitely pass as a dessert in our book. Don’t Underestimate the Blueberry That’s not to say that you couldn’t use this smoothie as, say, a powerful breakfast meal. Blueberries, despite how naturally tasty they are, might be one of the healthiest foods for us. Their unique combination of vitamins and antioxidants easily […]
Detox Salad

Cleansing Detox Salad

by Matt
We’re big on salads here, but I have to admit, I wasn’t always a salad lover. It wasn’t until I expanded my tastes and realized that salads were more than mere lettuce and carrots that I began to love them. This is one of the kind of salads that could make a believer out of anyone. This salad might be hard to put together off season, so make sure you know you’re getting your produce from a reliable source. Note, If you can’t find decent whole tomatoes, use grape tomatoes in the off months. They tend to be easier to […]

Power-Packed Apple & Avocado Smoothie

by Matt
There are truly an amazing number of nutrients stuffed inside of avocados – they are a staple for anyone looking to eat a more healthy, plant-based diet. They’re one of the rare fruits that carry a lot of monounsaturated fat, which is something our bodies do require in order to function at their best. On top of all that, they taste pretty damn good too, and make a great addition to many kinds of smoothies. Here’s a new take on a classic Avocado-Spinach smoothie combo that has been popular for a while. I like playing around with smoothie ingredients until […]
Banana Apple Chia Seed Smoothie

Banana Apple Chia Seed Smoothie

by Matt
If you’re craving a delicious smoothie that’s also power-packed with nutrients and protein, look no further. This tasty banana apple smoothie is all that and more. I actually developed this smoothie as a “meal on the go” kind of thing, so it inevitably found its way into our Detox program as a meal substitute, because it had everything we were looking for. Ingredients 2 cups sweetened almond milk 1 banana 1 carrot (peeled) 1 apple, cored 2 tbsp. chia seeds 1 cup crushed ice Place all of the ingredients into your blender / emulsifier of choice ( our longrunning go-to […]
Balanced Morning Green Detox Smoothie

Balanced Morning Detox Smoothie

by Matt
A detox smoothie should be packed with nutrients and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Well, if there’s one word I’d use to describe this smoothie, it would be “energizing.” Not only is this green smoothie designed specifically to give you the energy you need to start your day, it is the perfect addition to any detox regimen. We’ve added it to our special 9-day Detox Plan, which you can check out here. Ingredients ¾ cup ice ⅔ cup almond milk or cashew milk 1 ½ cups kale (loosely packed) 1 stalk of celery ½ fresh apple (cored) 1 tbsp […]

Sage Blast Smoothie

by Matt
While researching the most effective smoothie recipes for detoxing, I came across many that used cucumber as a primary ingredient. I had never before experimented with cucumber in smoothies, so I figured the veggie deserved a bit more looking into. It turns out cucumbers are a detox gem. First of all, they are made up of over 95% water. That alone is enough reason to eat it, as most of us don’t get enough water as it is. But cucumbers have a ton of not-too-common compounds, including anti-cancer lignans, as well as the phytonutrients known as cucurbitacins, on top of […]