Detox Pesto Recipe

This detox pesto recipe is packed with super detoxifying and nutrient-dense ingredients. It's vegan, nut-free, dairy-free, and has an oil-free option. Nutritarian, ETL,

I love any kind of pesto. One of the things I love about it is the flexibility. You can literally use any greens and any nuts or seeds and end up with a beautiful paste to blend with pasta, toss with steamed veggies, spread on pizza, or use as a dip for crackers or veggies.


Blueberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Smoothie

Blueberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Smoothie - plant based, plant strong, vegan, antioxidant rich, delicious, smoothie

This simple smoothie is dark and rich, but not too sweet. It is a healthy powerhouse of nutrition.

It’s a great way to start out your morning especially if you are cutting back on sugar and aren’t quite in the mood for greens.

Did you know that women who regularly consume blueberries are purported to […]

Summer Cleanse Program & Cookies-n-Cream Green Smoothie Recipe (Vegan, DF, GF)

A cleanse by any name is still a cleanse.

Whew! It feels like the last couple months have been a whirlwind, and it’s finally letting up!

You haven’t heard from me much lately as I’ve been extremely busy keeping up with my personal life. In the last six weeks I’ve had seemingly endless celebrations for birthdays of three children (including two with monumental birthdays) […]

A Taste of Spring Smoothie Cleanse + Peach-Mango-Mint Smoothie Recipe

A Taste of Spring Smoothie Cleanse

The signs of spring are all around. Buds are appearing on branches, spring-blooming flowers are making their debut, and the air has that fresh hint of newness.

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings ~ Forgetting the old and pressing on to the new.


It’s a time to throw off the […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love seeing the tall, unusual stalks of fresh Brussels sprouts in the store in the autumn. It’s one of those signs of the season like orange pumpkins, crispy leaves, and cozy sweaters! I love the long days of summer, but I also love the changes each season brings. (See more about that here.) I’m […]

Basic Go To Mango Green Smoothie

Perfect basic green smoothie recipe

I hope you have experienced green smoothies, but just in case you haven’t I want to introduce you to my favorite Go To Mango Green Smoothie. I’m not sure why this is my go-to smoothie. Maybe it’s because I almost usually have all the ingredients on hand. Maybe it’s because it tastes so yummy. Or […]

Simple Garlicky Greens-n-Beans – Easy Dinner Recipe

Dinner woes? No worries! Greens-n-beans never fail. Here’s an easy dinner recipe that will satisfy everyone at the table. It is loaded with garlic, greens, and beans – all tremendous sources of nutrients, healthy plant-based protein, and fiber. A side benefit is that this simple, almost vegan recipe happens to be very economical.


According […]

Chopped Salad with Toasted Almonds, Pomegranate Seeds, and Orange Vinaigrette

Last week the kids in my class made a chopped salad with toasted almonds, celery, pomegranate seeds and an orange vinaigrette. It was a hit all around although there were disagreements about whether or not there should be almonds and onions. They didn’t include onions, but I would definitely include it in mine! I’m planning […]

Raw Green Soups for Healthier Cells

Smoothies don’t always have to be sweet! When they are made with vegetables and are savory, they are usually called soups, but it’s basically the same idea as a smoothie. Raw green soups are packed with phytonutrients to help your cells stay healthy. Your cells are constantly producing toxic waste as a byproduct of normal […]

Chocolate Cherry Chia Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Chia Smoothie Recipe

Aren’t cherries and chocolate one of the most amazing combinations? And having them in a healthy smoothie makes it all the better!

No one will even know that there are veggies in this smoothie so it’s a great way to introduce green smoothies to someone. Feel feel free to add more green if you are […]