Spring time is Superpowered Green Juice time! With the amount of work our liver must do daily in 2018 to process toxins in our food and environment, it's critical to work in as many servings of vegetables and fresh herbs as possible to get enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect our body from cellular damage and help the liver detoxify! I can't think of a better way to get more antioxidants PLUS microbiome boosting fiber than a blended drink. I
Every time I make this recipe at a party, it's a huge hit and everyone asks me for the recipe. I thought I'd finally share my secrets to the smokey delicacy - my modified low FODMAP, garlic free recipe that tastes even better than a traditional Romesco with almonds and garlic. It's amazing how the flavors come together when you add ingredients that are already so flavorful and delicious! Red peppers and tomatoes are both high in lycopene, Vitamin C, B vitamins and Vitamin K.
Mint grows so quickly and easily throughout the summer in the East Coast and a lot of gardeners actually try to get rid of their mint to plant other crops because it grows so fast and can sometimes be invasive. I've "helped out" other gardeners by harvesting a bunch of their mint! You can easily grow it in a pot in your windowsill and continuously harvest it throughout the season. There are tons of great things you can make with mint- add it to salads, breakfast bowls, chia
I had so much extra purple Thai basil from our harvest at the kid's garden in Harlem, that I decided to do something different- make a smoothie with it! I had a big juicy papaya, some coconut milk and some delicious black mission figs... all the best ingredients for a creamy, mouthwatering morning smoothie! Beyond tasting amazing, the ingredients in this recipe are great for skin, hair and nails! The papaya contains a digestive enzyme, papain and fiber which facilitate smooth
Chia is an ancient Pre-Colombian seed that served as an essential source of energy in both Aztec and Mayan diets. Aztecs also used the seed medicinally for joint pain and skin health. Chia is now considered a superfood and is found in almost all grocery stores and natural food markets. It's high in Omega-3s - the "good" fats that promote brain health and help regulate metabolism. Chia seeds are also high in plant protein, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Chia pu
Photo by Selva Wohlgemuth If you are trying to go dairy free or want an alternative to store bought nondairy milks, consider making your own! It’s easy to do and much less expensive than buying pre-made versions. Also, many store bought nondairy milks have preservatives to keep them shelf stable. If you make your own, it will taste great and be more nutritious! Each seed or nut adds a different, unique flavor. Nuts and seeds are great sources of healthy fats, vitamins, minera