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#1 Vitamix Almond Milk Recipe

Home made fresh raw almond milk is Raw, Live, Creamy, Frothy, Healthy, and has no additives or preservatives like most processed nut milks. It is a little piece of nutty heaven -- sweet, mild, and more gentle on the digestive system than heavily processed milks. It is fantastic to drink, put it on cereals, use in smoothies and shakes, and in cakes. I just can't get enough of it.

2017-04-14T00:15:25+00:00 August 1st, 2014|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Nut & Seed Milks, Vegan|Comments Off on #1 Vitamix Almond Milk Recipe

Organic Southwest Tortilla Soup Vitamix Style

I love soups and bone broths because they’re an easy way to get in a lot of vegetables and high quality nutrients into your system FAST, and they are usually awesome leftover (whether they’ve been in the fridge or freezer). I am a huge fan of serving easy dinners on busy weeknights and there is nothing easier than defrosting some soup out of your very own freezer. I especially love this soup because it comes with so many “accessories.” You could certainly eat it plain but it is amazing how the flavor suddenly changes when you pile avocado, grated cheese, sour cream, and cilantro on top. We even sometimes toast tortillas (to make them crunchy like chips) and throw them in the mix as well.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 April 11th, 2014|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Digestive Health, My Favorites, Soups|Comments Off on Organic Southwest Tortilla Soup Vitamix Style

Chocolate Cherry Green Machine

I’m all about great tasting smoothies in my life. Smoothies with a spoon are the way to go. But the best way to thicken a smoothie? Avocado! I love adding avocado not just because of it’s consistency but also its added nutritional benefit. Avocados are a fantastic source of monounsaturated “good” fat (helps lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol), potassium, folate and fibre.

2017-04-14T00:15:31+00:00 February 25th, 2014|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Breakfast, Kid Friendly|Comments Off on Chocolate Cherry Green Machine

A Very Healthy Milk Alternative… Cashews

A delicate, nourishing, and calming milk. Using fresh lavender leaves is a treat for the body. Lavender has a healing and soothing effect.The cashews in this blend are an excellent source of copper (40% Daily Value), magnesium (20%) and zinc (15%). raw cashews are potent antioxidants and good sources of copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and fiber.

2017-04-14T00:15:31+00:00 February 14th, 2014|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Gluten Free, Nut & Seed Milks, Vegan|Comments Off on A Very Healthy Milk Alternative… Cashews

The Veggie Julius!

The Smoothie that tastes like a desert, but delivers like a meal. Being bold and extra green on your first smoothie attempt will not win new green smoothie lovers. Baby steps are the key to making a smooth transition to developing a taste for greens in your child’s smoothie. So make those first few smoothies creamy with a lot of fruit and just a hint of green veggies. Then with each smoothie you serve, add a little less fruit and a little more green leaves. Also a little less juice and milk and a lot more filtered water. Your goal is to pack in your child’s daily needs for green vegetables.

2017-04-14T00:15:33+00:00 December 18th, 2013|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Breakfast, Featured, Kid Friendly|Comments Off on The Veggie Julius!

Greenberry Oxidant Delight!

When it comes to health, berries have a fabulous reputation. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins, that may help keep memory sharp as you age, and raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties. All berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. But if you need more reasons to dig into summer’s sun-kissed little fruits, look no further than two new studies, which suggest that berries may be good for your heart and your bones as well

2017-04-14T00:15:35+00:00 December 1st, 2013|Alkalizing Blendz, All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Breakfast|Comments Off on Greenberry Oxidant Delight!

The Worlds 5 Most Exotic Smoothies!

Bored with the S.O.S. (same old smoothies)? When you drink smoothies like it's your job, you need to mix it up! Shake up your breakfast routine and travel around the world with these exotic smoothies featuring the flavors of Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, Turkey and Argentina.

2017-04-14T00:15:36+00:00 November 10th, 2013|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Breakfast|Comments Off on The Worlds 5 Most Exotic Smoothies!

Kale & Walnut Pesto

Renée Leonard-Stainton is a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Western Medical Herbalist, with a passion for green living. As the creator of the popular blog ‘Renée Naturally’, she shares healthy recipes, natural health articles and sustainable living guidance to over 20,000 followers. Renée is also a regular health contributor to various magazines, radio shows, and blogs. In her naturopathic practice, she treats both adults and children with a variety of health issues. Renée is dedicated to providing credible and easy to understand health information to help people on their path to a healthy and earth friendly existence.

2017-04-14T00:15:44+00:00 September 20th, 2013|All Recipes, Beginner Recipes, Gluten Free, My Favorites, Vegan|Comments Off on Kale & Walnut Pesto