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Recently, my friend Cynthia Millman, co-author with Frankie Manning, Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop, recently sent me a great smoothie recipe to try. I was excited when she sent it over because I had most of the ingredients on hand already. In particular, I’ve had some cranberries...Read More »
Have you ever tried a Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day?
Well St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17th so now is the perfect time to try it!
The hallmarks of a Shamrock Shake are its creamy thickness, mint flavour, and often there’s some chocolate thrown in for good measure. And...Read More »
You know what’s way creamier than putting almond milk into your smoothie? Almond butter or whole almonds if you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix. Also, if you use any protein powder (I like a good vegan vanilla protein powder most mornings) then just plain water is fine...Read More »
This smoothie is an Ode to Elvis and a real treat!
You may have heard that Elvis’ favourite sandwich was peanut butter and banana… Specifically, he loved butter-soaked grilled banana and peanut butter sandwiches. Well we can do without the heavy butter and bread and just take the super flavourful...Read More »
Energizing! Stimulating! This smoothie is very different from my “usual” green smoothies. Matcha is very stimulating and not something that I consume every day, but it’s delicious and really peps you up if you’ve had a late night the evening before. I also like to have it as a proactive...Read More »
Satisfying, creamy, nutritious, delicious!
So here’s the thing about the photo I used for this blog post. The colour is so beautiful, but usually I change that colour by adding a bunch of spinach WHICH DOESN’T CHANGE THE FLAVOUR AT ALL. Just the colour and the nutritional value. It’s super yummy!!
Ingredients...Read More »
If you’ve never had a smoothie with avocado, you’re in for a real treat!
I don’t think there’s any way to create a more perfectly smooth smoothie than to include some avocado. The texture is sublime! I don’t do it often because avocados are way too expensive where I live, but...Read More »
I was reminded of the delicious Date Almond smoothie at Fresh Restaurants in Toronto while browsing through Carla Lalli Music’s recipes. Her recipe included an orange and didn’t have any spinach so mine is a bit different. I suspect that the Fresh smoothie used a lot more...Read More »
Are you feeling festive? The holiday season is upon us, and there’s no reason why you can’t add the spirit of the holidays to your green smoothie. This smoothie really is a treat! Warm, spicy, cozy, and delicious, this healthy smoothie tastes like the holidays.
I’ve adapted from a recipe from
Ok, this smoothie doesn’t have any green in it… it’s all orange! Energize your day with this healthy smoothie that includes one of my favourite ingredients; butternut squash. Yes, you can have butternut squash raw, and it makes a lovely, frothy smoothie. The combination of the citrus of the orange...Read More »
Cacao, the most pure superfood form of chocolate, provides antioxidants and energy in this delicious green morning smoothie.
Mango is full of carotenoids that are wonderful for your skin and coconut oil is amazing for your skin, both inside and out. And the flavour of mango captures a tropical feeling that pairs perfectly with the taste of a good quality coconut oil.
Use any type of kale that you...Read More »
Naturally sweet pineapple pairs wonderfully with kale… and the best part of this smoothie might just be the intense, bright green colour!
Pineapple is a great fruit to use when you’re adding a lot of strong flavoured superfoods to your smoothie. It’s one of the more powerful flavours that you can...Read More »
Spinach, raspberries, and banana form the basis for this favourite morning smoothie.
If I had to give you a go-to smoothie recipe, this would probably be it. It’s probably my very favourite smoothie, and though it’s considered a “green” smoothie, the deep colour of the raspberries actually makes it very red....Read More »
How “super” is your food?
The word “superfood” is thrown around a lot, and there are truly an amazing number of foods that are wonderful for your health. There are common foods, like blueberries for example, that are filled with antioxidants, but I’m not going to speak about those. There are...Read More »
This vibrant red juice is a great example of why colour grouping works so well when you’re juicing.
This nutritious green juice is refreshing and invigorating! The addition of the sauerkraut makes it full of probiotics, which makes it great for your digestion. It’s also tangy and very yummy–quite different from the usual green juices that include lemon.
- 3 cups cabbage, washed & sliced to fit your juicer (green...Read More »
It’s important to balance the produce that you put into your green juice so that there’s a mix of high water content produce (like cucumbers) and lower water content produce (like leafy greens). This keeps the price of your juice down, speeds up the juicing process, and works better for...Read More »
Tomatoes, green onion, celery, and raw sauerkraut make up this delicious and unique juice.
One of the most helpful juicing discoveries I ever made was in a YouTube video where they guy suggested that you can juice your raw sauerkraut, and also use the liquid. This was a breakthrough idea for...Read More »
This is my tip of the hat to both a great film and a great juice to kick off your morning. I feel that in another reality, Marilyn Monroe wouldn’t have gone down a spiral with alcohol and drugs and instead would have joined the juicing wagon; she was an...Read More »
A delicious and blood sugar balancing combination of swiss chard and cucumber with just a hint of green apple.
Swiss chard leaves contain polyphenol antioxidants, at least 13 different kinds! These include kaempferol, the cardioprotective flavonoid that’s also found in broccoli and kale, strawberries. Chard is also full of syringic acid which has special...Read More »
I came across this nice green juice recipe from Joy Shull. It’s a nice combination for a refreshed start to the day. I like to add a little ginger along with the lemon to wake up with some zing! Here’s how I shake it up:
- 1 large or...Read More »
I love carrot juice, and of course I do enjoy the usual blend of carrot and beet juice that you often see. Ginger is also a great compliment to carrot. You also often see carrot with apple, but carrot is sweet on its own so I don’t think the apple...Read More »
Recently, I realized that the delicious Banana Nut Bread Tea from David’s Tea that I’d been enjoying includes artificial flavouring! What a drag! I felt really disappointed when I realized it, and apparently almost all of their teas have artificial flavouring. I’ve been hooked on the banana bread, so I...Read More »
Romaine has surprisingly tangy side when juiced, which works perfectly with the salty celery and the flavourful sauerkraut. Juicing raw sauerkraut, and including some of the probiotic liquid from the sauerkraut, is the number one tip I’ve picked up since I began juicing. It’s a terrific idea flavour-wise, and the perfect...Read More »
Dandelion is amazingly powerful stuff, but it’s also strong. In this juice combination, the fennel balances the strong flavour of the dandelion to create a fragrant, tasty juice. It’s filled with antioxidants. Bottoms up!
- 1/2 fennel bulb, sliced to fit your juicer
- 1/2 bunch of dandelion greens
- 1 zucchini
- 1 lemon, peel removed
Dandelion greens are powerful! This is a strong juice with positive, visible effects. If you’re looking for the best natural solution to dark circles under your eyes, this is it!
I’m prone to dark circles under my eyes. In my case, it’s caused by environmental allergies and is also hereditary. After...Read More »