Brussel Sprout Quinoa Casserole Salad

  Growing up, when I was made to eat a little of everything on my plate, the one vegetable that I feared most was Brussel Sprouts. It didn’t matter how I tried to imagine them as something else, dress them up with spices, gravy, or even pancake syrup, they were my veggie nemesis. It was not until my teen years that I acquired a taste for them, but once I did, I couldn’t get enough of them (much to the disappointment of my two german shepherds that I often fed…

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Spinach Kale Mango MMmmm Smoothie

  Green Mustaches are so Appealing! Try one on for size by making this spinach and kale smoothie! The benefits of drinking a highly nutritious raw veggie/fruit smoothie each day in place of a meal are huge. Not only will you feel better and have more energy, but your body will naturally lose unwanted fat. Here is a recipe for the staple smoothie of vegans and vegetarians. Spinach and Kale Smoothie Recipe: Raw/Organic ingredients: 2 cups baby leaf spinach 2 cups chopped kale 4 chilled cups apple juice 1 ripe…

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Citrus Ginger Carrot Jiuce

  This is a super option for winterizing your immune system. It’s best served cold and if you want to have a little more to drink, add a few more carrots. Ingredients: 1 orange (1 cup of orange sections) 1 lemon 2-4 large carrots 3-4 strawberries 1/2 inch fresh ginger Directions: Juice all the ingredients and serve in a tall chilled glass.

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Kiwi Strawberry Carrot Juice Smoothie

  Kiwi Strawberry Carrot Juice Smoothie If you are not juicing  veggies and fruits at least a few times a week, I want to encourage you to consider doing it.  If you don’t have a juicer, you can get a very affordable start with something like the Hamilton Beach centrifugal juicer (see advertisement in footer) which will be a great start for you if you are just breaking into the health and vitality movement. If you already have a juicer, here is a great recipe for a great afternoon pick me up…

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Spinach and Fruit Protein Smoothie Recipe

Everyone has heard that eating spinach is good for you, but when you add it to your smoothies in the morning it will change your life! This is a spinach and fruit protein smoothie recipe that you will want to try. Everyone who gets totally immersed into the raw food diet phenomena or vegetarian lifestyle eventually discovers the power of greens in the morning, especially when it comes to smoothies. I for one am a huge maniac fanatic nut job when it comes to my morning greens in a glass, and have come up with some really great combinations that make me look forward to my breakfasts in a glass!

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Avocado, Kiwi, and Date Salsa

Avocado, Kiwi, and Date Salsa 1 cup pitted and chopped organic dates 3 Kiwis – peeled and chopped (I like my kiwis really ripe) ¼ cup Red Onion finely chopped ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper finely chopped 2 tbsp Cilantro leaves 1 Jalapeno finely chopped 1 tbsp Lemon juice (I use lime sometimes for a bit more zing) ½ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Pepper 1 tbsp Olive oil Combine Medjool Dates, avocado, kiwi, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice ¼ tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in a bowl.…

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Preparing Fruit and Vegetables for Smoothies – Makes for Fast Food!

If your life is busy and you lack the time to be in the kitchen preparing food all the time, one of the best ways to do it is to prepare lots of food at one time so that you can just grab and go. The same goes for even something as easy as making a smoothie in the morning. Preparing fruit for smoothies is best done by preparing the fruit you will need for several days (or weeks) ahead of time. Doing this will make for health fast food when it comes time to prepare your meals or smoothies. Preparing fruit for smoothies starts with fresh succulent ripe fruit. Unless you have a really great connection for good fruit, succulent fruit is not easy to find.

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