Green Smoothies – A Purist’s Perspective

GREAT SMOOTHIE RECIPES BELOW

Whenever I start teaching at a new locale, my inaugural class is “Raw Foods 101” – teaching the basics of the raw foods/raw fusion lifestyle with demo’s of delectable green smoothies and scrumptious salads.

It’s always very uplifting for me to get enthusiastic feedback from  participants on how they are integrating green smoothies into their lifestyles and how their families are also enjoying them.  Often they share their favorite recipes with me, but invariably their concoctions contain ingredients that I would not recommend.

I admit to being a purist on green smoothies:  While experimenting from time to time with adding some nuts, nut milk, protein powders, dairy etc. is perfectly okay – hey, variety IS the spice of life, after all — I am extremely loyal to Victoria Boutenko’s (Green for Life) marvelous creation and believe that the formula works, as is

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Roasted Beet Salad with Goldenberry Vinaigrette

Greens are so vital to a healthy diet; Raw foodists might eat two salads a day to make sure that they get enough protein and mineral-rich leafy greens, which could become tedious if you don’t find ways to perk them up.  What I love about “raw fusion” is how by combining tantalizing textures and temperatures, […]

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Trustables – the healthy, sugar-free PB&J

In her March appearance on Daytime TV, Dr LJ Rose shows how to prepare a Trustable, the healthy sugar-free delicious PB&J sandwich. Trustables Ingredients: Package of frozen or fresh strawberries or berries of your choice Sweetener of choice (honey, palm sugar, cane sugar, stevia, maple syrup, xylitol or agave) Gluten-free or sprouted wheat bread, almond […]

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