Persimmon Spinach Smoothie

If you’ve never had a persimmon, this beautiful smoothie is a wonderful introduction.  The recipe calls for Fuyu persimmons, the flatter ones that look like orange tomatoes, rather than the pointed ones.  Choose Fuyu persimmons that are soft to the touch and ripe, rather than too firm, and go for the richest orange color. 1 banana… Read more

Paradise in a Jar Salads

This salad does taste as great as it is pretty. Blueberry Lemon Dressing 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen. I was fortunate to have wild Michigan blueberries in the freezer) 1/4-1/2 cup of water (depending on how thick you want the dressing. It did thicken a bit so I recommend 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup olive oil (I… Read more

Everyday Raw Potato Salad

For the Salad: 2 cups diced jicama 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper 1/4 cup diced celery 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary 2 tbsp minced green olives 1/4 avocado, mashed 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced fresh parsley, for garnish For the Dressing: 2 tbsp. tahini 1/4 tsp cumin 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp… Read more

Green Smoothie for Athletes

1 cup spinach 1 cup chard 1 cup collard 1 stalk celery 1 banana 1 pear 1 peach, pitted ½ avocado 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries 4 Medjool dates, pitted 2 Tablespoons bee pollen (optional) 2 cups water Add water as needed and blend to a desired consistency. Spirulina has a distinctive taste and… Read more

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli is loaded with detoxifying antioxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.  ¼ cup almonds ¾ cup water 2 Tbs avocado 4 Tbs  raw apple cider vinegar 1 tsp sea salt 1/4  cup olive oil 2 Tbs agave or coconut nectar 8 cups broccoli, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1… Read more

Miso Avocado Soup

A raw version of the traditional Japanese soup makes use of unpasteurized miso paste that adds texture and flavor.  Miso is a fermented food and contains naturally occurring pro-biotics – great for good digestion and a healthy gut. ½ cup fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced thin. 1 tsp. nama shoyu 1Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ tsp…. Read more

Nature’s Favorite Snack: Avocado and Sauerkraut

The gut is said to be our second brain, so crucial is it to the successful function of all the other parts of the body. Avocados are loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber.  If you want to feed your tummy, and also your gut bacteria, then give it some avocado. This is a magical… Read more

Red Raspberry Sorbet

There’s nothing like a sweet, creamy raw ice cream recipe to please the crowds (or eat all by yourself.) For the Sorbet 1 large avocado 1 lime, juiced (or more) 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tsp vanilla extract 5-15 drops liquid or vanilla stevia For Toppings (optional) Fresh or frozen whole raspberries, sliced bananas, freeze-dried… Read more