Sounds delicious? Well it is! Homemade pesto is easy and delicious and it can be made with so many herb and nut varieties! This salad could easily be called a “detox” salad due to the many detoxification produce present such as the garlic, cilantro and broccoli. Get the recipe!
Earlier this week I shared a different version of Joe’s Mean Green that had chard leaves instead of kale and celery! Now I’m using chard again because it is such a powerhouse with a very high nutrient content. It is rich in carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, and it provides a lot of juice which is always a bonus, thanks to its thick stalks. Enjoy!
I’m a firm believer that just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean we have to derail our healthy eating habits. Here is a dessert worth giving thanks for; it is a dessert the whole family will love and best of all, you won’t feel bad for serving! It contains fruit, healthy fats, warming spices and the most important ingredient for this holiday: love. Get the recipe!
I love lemon, so when I saw that this recipe called for lemon juice AND zest, I knew I would love it. The fresh flavor and smell brightens up pretty much every dish it’s in. And this was no exception– what could have been a bland version of bulgur and chickpeas became a bright, fresh and unique dish with the addition of lemon, olives and chopped dill.
The other night I was in the mood for spaghetti and alfredo sauce. I know, not good! Realizing that would be highly caloric with zero nutrients, I decided to come up with something just as satisfying but loaded with nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber. In comes Spaghetti Squash with Avocado “Cream” and Cashew “Cheeze” Sauce.
This past weekend was Australia Day so I was inspired to come up with two beautiful green and gold juice for this very special weekend. Color is an indication of the nutritional content and is also very appealing to our appetite and senses, this ensures we digest a wide-variety of plant rich micro-nutrients.
Whenever I make the Mean Green I always make enough for two juices. I drink the first batch as soon as it’s juiced and then I store the other half in an air-tight glass container and save it for the next day. But, here’s the trick. I don’t just drink the juice. I still get the amazing nutrients from the Mean Green but I change it up by making a smoothie out of it. I add the leftover juice into my Breville blender, then add a frozen banana and 1 cup of almond milk. Blend it up and there you have it…a Mean Green Smoothie!