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Cleansing Green Smoothie Recipe (with Parsley, Ginger & Cucumber)

Posted by Emily von Euw on

There's a lot of debate about the nature of "detox" and if it's a real thing or not. I'm not a registered dietician or doctor or anything, so I cannot say much on the topic. What I DO know is this: all the ingredients in this smoothie are really good at keeping your body humming happy, and some have been shown to help get rid of toxins in the system. So whether or not it's truly a detoxifying smoothie, it's really good for ya.  1 cup parsley 1 apple 1 cup cucumber 4 frozen bananas 1 teaspoon chunk fresh ginger...

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The Nutrition Benefits of Grapes

Posted by Andrea Lewis on

Did you know that grapes are berries? Yep. And grapes share many of the same nutritional properties as blueberries, which includes the polyphenol resveratrol, but grapes contain even more vitamins A, C and the mineral iron than their blueberry cousins. Grapes also possess cardiovascular benefits that other fruits, including citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, do not.  Grapes versus citrus fruitsAccording to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, “Red wine and grapes contain polyphenolic compounds, including flavonoids, which can reduce platelet aggregation and have been associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Citrus fruits contain different classes of...

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Spiced Berry Smoothie Recipe

Posted by Emily von Euw on

Loaded with cinnamon, ginger and vanilla which all help to regulate and cleanse the bloodstream; plus berries that are chock-full of antioxidants that fight off disease. Live long and drink smoothies! 1 cup frozen rasberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 3 frozen bananas  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 cm chunk fresh ginger 1/4 teaspoon chunk vanilla bean 2-3 cups water or plant milk, as needed. Blend everything together! Yum. 

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Spirulina Healing Power Smoothie Recipe

Posted by Emily von Euw on

Powerful because spirulina has a ton of protein to make ya strong, and healing because this drink contains turmeric which is fantastic for recovery after a workout. I love this before AND after exercise.  4 frozen bananas 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 2-3 cups water or plant milk Blend it all up and drink it all down. 

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Why Every Vegan Should Eat Garlic Raw

Posted by Andrea Lewis on

Garlic is a popular addition to a wide variety of dishes, but this member of the onion genus, allium, is best for health when eaten raw. Garlic is a great source of nutrients – selenium, manganese, vitamin B6 and calcium, among them – but it's garlic's allium content that scientists are crediting with the bulb's more famous (and provable) healing properties. For example, in the article 'Allicin and Other Functional Active Components In Garlic: Health Benefits and Bioavailability,' published in the International Journal of Food Properties (April 26, 2007), “Recent studies identify the active functional components providing the medicinal benefits,...

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