3 B Green Smoothie

(Banana, Beet Greens, Blueberries) Bitter greens, such as dandelion, mustard greens, beet greens, turnip greens, etc., are excellent bases for smoothies.  They are particularly detoxifying and digestion stimulating.  Include them periodically, even if you add more fruit to balance the bitter. Blend well: 1 cup beet greens 1 cup chard or spinach (or skip and… Read more

Banana Endurance Drink

Potassium-rich bananas and natural sodium-rich celery combined with purified water offer the perfect way to replenish your electrolytes and energize muscles after exercise. 6 ripe bananas, coarsely broken into chunks 3 stalks celery, coarsely sliced Combine the bananas and celery in a blender an process until smooth. Add purified water or fresh coconut water to… Read more

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

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

Purple Power Healer

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it’s always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups. (Makes 2… Read more

Oat Groat Porridge

This is great on a nippy winter day.  Try experimenting with buckwheat and other grains as well as other fruit.  Makes 2 servings. 2 cups oat groats, soaked in water overnight and drained 1 apple, cored 6 dates, pitted and soaked in water for 20 minutes Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon… Read more