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Green Smoothie Recipes – Mastering the Basics

lettuce

I commonly get asked how to make green smoothie recipes that don’t taste, well, green. I can sometimes sense the fear in their voices, as if they are afraid to make a mistake and create a green mushy concoction that tastes like tar!

Okay so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but there is definitely a little trepidation when it comes to taking the green smoothie plunge! I take a no holds barred anything goes approach to making green smoothie recipes, but there are a few basic guidelines I abide by to make sure that my husband will drink his every morning (i.e. it has to taste good!). To learn my green smoothie basics, so that you can take a tasty walk on the wild (greens) side, watch the video below and let me know what you think:

Click here if you can’t see the green smoothie recipes video above.

If you want to delve a little deeper into the art of green smoothie making consider checking out Cecilia’s Green Smoothie Challenge Recipe Ebook.

Have a Great Day!

♥,
C

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October 4, 2010   1 Comment

Wheatgrass Juice Recipe with Omega Vert

I made this amazing wheatgrass juice recipe with the Omega Vert Juicer after my friend Novalee brought me over a huge flat of wheatgrass. We were having some fun in the kitchen and made this short video of how to make a wheatgrass cooler. Both of us were surprised how good the juice tasted, because (truth be told) I’m not a fan of straight wheatgrass juice.  If you’re like me, and don’t like to chug wheatgrass straight up, you’ve got to try this winning  recipe!

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Wheatgrass Cooler

1 large cucumber or 2 medium cucumbers (Any variety will do but we used Armenian Cucumbers in the video)
1 peeled orange
1 apple
small handful fresh basil leaves
1 inch knob ginger
3 fistfuls of wheatgrass or desired amount

Juice all ingredients through the Omega Vert Juicer or another single auger style juicer. Enjoy!

*Best to drink juice on an empty stomach

Click here for more info on one of the most versatile juicers on the market, the Omega Vert!

♥,
C

September 22, 2010   6 Comments

How to Make Almond Milk and a Blueberry Carob Elixir

basket of blueberries

Chances are you already know how to make almond milk (if you’ve been around raw foods for awhile), but if you don’t, then enjoy this video where I show you how to make almond milk with my new favorite large 1 gallon nut milk bag! If you’re already an almond milk pro,  then fast forward to the end of the video where I show you how to make a blueberry carob almond milk elixir.

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If videos don’t tickle your fancy, click here for step by step instructions with pictures on how to make almond milk.

And of course, click here for the best  nut milk bag on earth:) IMO

Blueberry Carob Elixir

1 cup almond milk
handful of blueberries
1 date pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon carob
1 teaspoon Maca powder
1 teaspoon blue green algae
seeds from 1 vanilla bean
pinch stevia powder

Blend in the blender until smooth for an antioxidant immune boosting pick me up!

♥,
C

Any good almond milk recipes you’d like to share? Please share them in the comments section. Thx!

September 2, 2010   2 Comments

How to Make a Green Juice with a Blender and a Sprout Bag

dandelion greens

Here’s a short video of me making a yummy green juice without a juicer. Juicing without a juicer is easy! If you don’t own a juicer you can still make delicious juices as long as you have a powerful blender such as a Vitamix and a trusty sprout bag.

 My body has been craving juices lately, perhaps it’s wanting to cleanse to get ready for  Spring. I also was inspired by Daniel Vitalis’ talk at Monday Night Live about eating dandelion greens.  Enjoy!

 Click here if you can’t see the video above 

 Click here for more info about juicing with  nylon sprout bags

*Raw Glow Blog Free Nylon Sprout Bag Giveaway*

Raw Glow is giving away one 12 by 12 sturdy nylon sprout bag as shown in the video. To enter all you have to do is answer this question in the comments section and I will choose a winner from the comments entered. The contest ends Mar. 10th, 2010.

  •  Question: What are some of the things you do in your everyday life to stay healthy? (Doesn’t just have to be limited to food)

Look forward to the answers!

Love,
C

March 1, 2010   22 Comments

Carob Mango Green Smoothie Recipe with Video

carob mango green smoothie

Just checking in with everyone.  It’s the end of January, how are your new year’s resolutions going?

My resolution this year was to be more productive in all areas of my life and I can say that I feel like I achieved it this month. Yay!

On the downside, I feel like I got into a pattern of overeating over the holidays and I haven’t quite broken the cycle yet. One of the things I feel that got me a little bit off track was not drinking my green smoothie every morning which would fill me up and I’d find that I’d eat less during the day. So I’m back on my trusty green smoothies and in the spirit of celebrating green smoothies here is a recipe you can try that was inspired by a raw restaurant in Chicago called Cousens that has a great selection of juices and smoothies.

If you can’t see the video below click here

Carob Mango Green Smoothie

2 mangos
4 chard leaves (no stems)
water from 1 young coconut
1 tablespoon carob powder
1 teaspoon chlorella

Blend and Enjoy!

For more green smoothie recipes please see my Green Smoothie Challange E-booklet

green smoothie challange e-book

Please do share your favorite green smoothie recipe and how your new year’s resolutions are going. I would love to hear from you!

♥,
C

January 31, 2010   4 Comments