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purple power juice

Purple Power Juice

Written by contributor Britney Manuel of BtanJerine and A Simply Raw Life Every year I like to try to do a juicing cleanse as a way to reset my body, and to be more conscience of what I am putting into it. This go round I wanted to mix up some of the juices that […]

POSTED BY ON March 26, 2013         |           Comments { 0 }

Green Smoothie Popsicle Recipe: Pumpkin + Spinach + Mango

When the fall season hits, I am on the hunt for new pumpkin recipes. And although the weather is a little cooler, you don’t want to pass up on this rawesome green smoothie popsicle recipe with fresh pumpkin! Did you know that 1 cup of pumpkin has more potassium than a banana? Potassium supports your […]

POSTED BY ON October 25, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }

Green Smoothie : Spinach + Pear + Banana

Fact: Most of my green smoothies turn out brownish-purple, army green or nasty brown (yes, that’s a real color name in my book). I’ve seen so many pictures of green smoothies on Pinterest that are a light green and they look so refreshing, healthy and well, like a green smoothie. So I decided to take […]

POSTED BY ON October 17, 2012         |           Comments { 12 }

Green Smoothie: Kiwi + Kale + Avocado

RAWESOME Fact: One serving of kiwi fruit gives the body 230% of what the body requires in a day! This fat-burning fruit packed with vitamin C allows the body to heal wounds, increase iron absorption, and boost the immune system. Five-seven servings of kiwi and other citrus fruits should keep your immune system strong this […]

POSTED BY ON September 27, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }
Almond Butter and

Green Smoothie: Almond Butter and “Jelly”

Spinach and grapes are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients– so this green smoothie is super healthy and yummy. No added sugar or water needed– this is a sweet take on a child’s classic sandwich filled with fresh fruit and leafy greens. Grapes are a low glycemic index fruit, so it has a better blood sugar […]

POSTED BY ON August 30, 2012         |           Comments { 7 }
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Green smoothie : Strawberry, banana, blueberry

I’ve made this green smoothie almost every day for the past year. I guess I am kinda like my dad— when you find something that works, why change it up? It only has five ingredients (and one being water), doesn’t take much food prep, and tastes very yummy (seriously). My kids even ask for it!

POSTED BY ON July 6, 2012         |           Comments { 4 }
lemonade recipe

Fresh Lemonade with Lime & Mint

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. We’re pretty much a soda-free house.  For parties we might have a few cans of soda in the fridge to serve to guests, but between my husband and myself, the number of sodas consumed over a year, can be counted on one hand.  So, this lemonade […]

POSTED BY ON May 31, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }

Strawberry Bellini : Freshness for Mother’s Day

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy. If you’re a mom, you may want to consider sharing this post with your spouse.  If you’re a dad, surprise mom with this drink for breakfast (or brunch if she gets to sleep in) on Sunday.  This Fresh Strawberry Bellini is a great alternative to the […]

POSTED BY ON May 10, 2012         |           Comments { 6 }
tazo chai tea latte recipe with aerolatte

Tazo Chai Tea Latte Recipe

A chai tea latte is my drink of choice when I visit a coffee shop. I judge a coffee shop by the way they make their chai tea latte. I always look for the perfect blend of spices, a hint of vanilla, and not too sweet. Last year my mom introduced me to the aerolatte milk […]

POSTED BY ON December 21, 2011         |           Comments { 3 }

Mulled wine recipe for the holidays

I was invited to a “crafty hour” this past weekend for some holiday decorating fun. I highly recommend hosting one of these in your home to get into the holiday spirit. We made handmade cards, ornaments, and other random craft objects that soothe the souls of even the not-so-crafty person. The evening was filled with […]

POSTED BY ON December 14, 2011         |           Comments { 1 }

Simply Citrus

It’s citrus season in Florida and the oranges, tangerines and lemons are taking over. It’s such a cheerful time of year, that it makes me forget how horrible the last four months were as I survived my first summer in the south (humidity, bugs, heat, daily thunderstorms, oh my). So to celebrate this wonderful season, let’s make some lemonade and explore some of the happiness that citrus has to offer.

POSTED BY ON November 16, 2011         |           Comments { 8 }

10 Kid-friendly green smoothie tips

How do I get my kids to eat well? How do I get my kids to eat their green veggies? How do I make a smoothie that my child will like? As a parent, I know how challenging it can be to get kids to eat their veggies – especially the green ones. The answer […]

POSTED BY ON November 9, 2011         |           Comments { 37 }

A secret weapon for a healthy family

A healthy diet is a top priority in our household. It beat out cleanliness by a long shot. Yet I find it difficult to actually have the energy or time to constantly feed my four-year old daughter meals that Martha would be proud of. So to balance out my grilled cheese and tomato soup dinners, […]

POSTED BY ON November 8, 2011         |           Comments { 7 }

Power smoothie for your heart and health

{ Image above: What’s Gaby Cooking} If you are looking for a healthy way to add fiber into your daily ritual, then look no further than a breakfast staple that sometimes gets ignored in the food pantry – oatmeal. Oatmeal is a power food for your heart. And it’s also a whole grain which according to […]

POSTED BY ON November 6, 2011         |           Comments { 0 }

Diabetic-friendly smoothie recipe

Did you know that “Adult-Onset Diabetes” had to be renamed “Type 2 Diabetes” due to the vast numbers of children developing this lifestyle-induced type of diabetes? The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that among Americans aged 20 years or younger, about 215,000 young people have diabetes. You have to agree that 215,000 […]

POSTED BY ON November 5, 2011         |           Comments { 18 }