It’s summer and the juice craze is hotter than ever! Juice bars are popping up all over -- from Starbuck’s Evolution Fresh to Kale Me Crazy in Atlanta (or fill in the blank with your local popular juice bar). Juicing has been associated with celebrity detoxes and cleanses from Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and more -- and the trend has certainly gone mainstream. The benefits of juicing include: more energy, glowing skin, elimination of toxins, clearer thinking, better overall health, and the holy grail: weight l...
• 3 green onions, roughly chopped
• 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
• 1/2 cup orange juice
• 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 3 ounces spring greens or mesclun mix
• 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
• 1/2 pound asparagus
• 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 1/2 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
• Puree green onions, avocado, juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until smooth to make a dressing. In a large bowl, toss greens, strawberries, asparagus, chickpeas and p...
Artichokes are one of the best vegetables you can eat for better health. Anthocyanins, quercetin, rutin, and many other antioxidants contained in fresh artichokes offer a range of health benefits ranging from cancer prevention and immune support to protection against heart and kidney disease. Artichokes also contain lots of fiber, about 10 grams per artichoke.
Below is a great recipe that incorporates the green veggie. Enjoy!
• 64 oz. of vegetable broth – organic or homemade
• Juice of 1 lemon...
Here's a great way to pack a healthy lunch for work!
1. ½ cup fresh spinach leaves, torn into one-inch pieces
2. ½ cup kale, torn into one-inch pieces
3. 1 small tomato, chopped
4. ¾ cup chopped salmon OR egg OR chicken breast (optional)
5. ½ cup black beans, lima beans, or pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
6. ¼ cup chopped red or yellow bell pepper
7. ¼- cup chopped or shredded carrots and onions (optional)
8. ½ avocado, cubed
9. 1 handful raw walnuts~ turkey bacon is optional for those who want a cob salad
Here's a new recipe for the veggie burger. Instead of using brown rice, I opted for quinoa. Quinoa, a high protein vegetable grain, has less sodium and more zinc, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and calcium than wheat, corn, and barley. And, to top that off, it contains lots of fiber; just 1/2 cup of quinoa contains about 5 grams of fiber. This veggie burger recipe is very tasty, so much so, you won't be able to stop at one!
Ingredients ( makes 10 patties, depending on size you want ):
Instead of reaching for the store bought energy bars, reach for healthier ones made from home. Store bought energy bars are often leaded with preservatives and too much added sugar. Try this Carrot Cake & Cashew Bar recipe! Tasty and loaded with fiber and omega 3's!
Makes 8 bars
* ½ cup dates, pitted
* ¾ cup raw cashews (or a nut of your liking)
* ¼ cup finely grated carrot
* Dash sea salt - optional
* 1 cup warm water - optional
* 1/2 cup of raisins- optional or in place of dates
Having trouble getting your daily requirement of vegetables into your diet? Preparing soups is a great way to get in a few servings. Try this tasty kale and white bean soup. A big bowl of this hot meal will get you at least a couple of servings of your daily requirement. And, it's a great immune boosting recipe for the winter months. Remember, BeeFitters, food determines how we feel and heal!
• 2 TBSP olive oil
• 1 small finely chopped onion and carrot (optional)
• 6 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 leeks (white and light...
Here's another great Fall recipe that incorportes delicious root veggies: Roasted Chicken and Roots with Apricot
o 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( chop in small pieces)
o 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
o 2 beets, each cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
o 1 butternut squash, peeled & seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces
o 2 ½ TBSP extra virgin olive oil
o ½ cup dried apricots
o 2 TBSP water
o Sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Heat oven to 450o. In a large glass bowl, stir cut vegeta...