Vegan Brazil Nut & Almond Pâté from Vegan For Her

If you are a woman living on a plant based diet or thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, Vegan For Her is a must-read written by two of my favorite people in the vegan world, Ginny Messina (The Vegan RD) and JL Fields. Ginny is one of the most respected pioneers of vegan nutrition offers valuable advice in a clear, easy-to-digest, flip-through-at-your-own-pace kind of way what makes this book really easy to read and find the information that is relevant to you. This is a…

Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Pesto from the 10-Day Detox Diet

I am totally basking in the afterglow of Dr Mark Hyman's 10-DAY DETOX program. As I mentioned in the smoothie and soup posts last week I have been sleeping better than I have in years and I have so much energy. I lost a bit of weight (that I gained on my trip to Italy and Spain) and my allergies (hayfever) have ceased as well. That is the power of rebooting your body and resetting your sugar levels. It is incredible. As I mentioned in previous posts, that Dr. Hyman's team picked…

Vegan Zucchini and Watercress Soup from Dr Hyman's 10-Day Detox Diet

Participating in Dr Mark Hyman's 10 Day Detox Program has been a real eye opener. It has been scientifically proven that sugar is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine, and heroine. Sugar is the most dangerous drug on the planet. Reading Dr Mark Hyman's 10 Day Detox Diet book has been a game changer for me the last month. Abstaining from any foods that convert to sugar in the body (sweeteners, high-sugar fruits, starchy vegetables, and grains) has made a huge difference in my blood…

Whole-Food Protein Smoothie from Dr Mark Hyman

I am so excited to share Dr Mark Hyman's upcoming book, The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet with you over the next couple of weeks. I've made many of the recipes over the last couple of weeks proving that this is definitely not a diet of deprivation. The diet is not strictly plant based. There are recipes containing lean animal protein. But, there are plenty of recipes for vegetarians and vegans. So, there is something for everybody. Dr Hyman and his team invited me and two…

Microbursts Melon Smoothie from Super Healthy Kids

I have got a delicious smoothie today from my friends Amy Roskelley and Natalie Monson at Super Healthy Kids. I met them at Driscoll's University in Monterey last year and we had so much fun. I just love what they're doing to help mothers make healthy food for their kids. There are so many wonderful healthy recipes, tools, and meal plans to get more fruits and vegetables into children on their site. This fabulous melon smoothie recipe comes from Amy's book 201 Healthy Smoothies &…

Minty Kiwi Kreme Green Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

I love using kiwis to smoothies because they're low in natural sugar and have delicious flavour. You can throw them into your blender peeled or unpeeled (a lot of nutrients are in and under the skin). But know that even if you peel them, they do have some texture that can add a grittiness to smoothies, even when using a high-speed blender. To minimze the grittiness, use creamy ingredients like almond or coconut milk, coconut meat, avocado, banana, mango, pineapple, raw macadamias, raw…

Tastes-Like-Caramel Creamy Greeny Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

Due to the huge popularity of the The Blender Girl Smoothies app, I'm delighted to announce that Random House have turned the app into a book. I really hope we're able to offer the app for android users in the future. Until then, The Blender Girl Smoothies smoothies book contains the same 100 recipes and all of my top smoothie tips and tricks. The book launches on April 8th. To celebrate, I'm enjoying one of the most popular recipes from the app - the Creamy Dreamy. This healthy green…

Chard Black and Blue Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

I can't believe we're already in the middle of January! Where does the time go? I've been sharing a lot of detox juice recipes lately. Now, it's time for a smoothie. For those of you who haven't tried adding chard to a smoothie, don't be afraid. While chard can be bitter and assertive, there are ways to add it so that it doesn't make you gag. And, I really encourage you to include it in your rotation of smoothie greens, as it's utterly loaded with nutrients. Chard is a great…

Grapefruit Fennel Fix Juice

With a slightly sweet and musky flavor, this grapefruit fennel fix juice is one of my favorite juices. Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and lycopene (both especially abundant in red varieties) grapefruit is a star. As you pucker up, bear in mind that you’re helping regulate your heart rate and blood pressure, boost your immune system, and keep your skin’s healthy glow. An excellent source of antioxidant vitamin C, of course, along with potassium electrolyte, grapefruit provides…

Warming Winter Carrot Juice

When you're on a low-sugar alkaline diet, you really appreciate the natural sweetness of vegetables, and carrots taste like candy! Carrots contain loads of life-extending carotenes and minerals. This vegetable helps lower cholesterol, too, and alleviates skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, all while enhancing the respiratory system’s resistance to infection. A great source of vitamin A, carrots also contain the magical antioxidant glutathione, which protects against free radical…

Happy Herby Detox Juice

The first week of January is my favorite week of the year in L.A because it is quiet. There isn’t as much traffic on the roads, not as many people on the hiking trails, and the usual rat race of the city calms down for a relaxing time before production goes back. It’s nice to have a break out of the studio. Scott and I haven’t done any recording. Instead, we've been catching up on Season 2 and 3 of Homeland. Next, we're catching up on Mad Men. We've also been doing a lot of hiking…

Beet Bliss Detox Juice

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season and are ready for a fabulous 2014. Scott and I had a really relaxing Christmas. We packed up Cookie in the car and drove up to Sacramento to spend the holidays with Scott’s family. It felt so good to be well rested again. I don’t know about you, but I am an eight-to-tenner - I need at least 8 hours sleep a night in order to function properly. While I was writing my book and developing recipes for it, I was getting about…

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