Drinks and Smoothies

Spiced Hot Cacao August 24 2016

Perfect for a bit of comfort on a rainy day! Cacao powder is a form of chocolate similar to traditional baking/ drinking cocoa - just less processed. It's the raw food version, named after the unprocessed cacao berry that originates from South America. It is rich in essential magnesium - helpful for enhancing muscle and nervous relaxation, coping with stress, and good sleep. This recipe is similar to traditional hot chocolate, but...

Refreshing Chilled Coffee with Blueberry and Maca February 11 2016

Full of antioxidants, this cool coffee drink with Blueberries, Acai and Maca is perfect for a hot, humid summer's day, busy morning, or mid-afternoon motivational boost. Combining the energy lifting effects of coffee, cinnamon and cayenne pepper together with the added benefits of vitamins, antioxidants, and the hormone balancing effects of Maca root, this drink is just the ticket when you feel like something very slightly decadent that will give...

Cinnamon Coffee Fix! November 06 2015

Today is a gorgeous blue sky day here. Here is a delicious chilled coffee energy booster for an afternoon like this (or any day!) Ingredients: 1 cup chilled milk of your preference: I use rice milk 1 Organic espresso coffee, cooled, OR 1/2 cup of organic cold extracted or cooled plunger coffee 1 Tablespoon of Good Health Organic Flaxomega oil or Coconut oil (for sustained energy and immune boost) 2 Tablespoons unsweetened...

Super Antioxidant Berry-Cacao Smoothie September 25 2015

For a delicious mid- or late- afternoon snack, who can go past the delicious combination of berries and raw cacao?  This super antioxidant-boosting smoothie is sure to give you a big boost for the remainder of your day. Ingredients: 1 cup rice/ almond/ soy/ cow's milk 3 Tablespoons protein powder of your choice. Amazonia Raw Cacao Coconut  protein or Nuzest Clean Lean Protein in vanilla or chocolate are both delicious in this smoothie!...

Scrumptious Chocolate, Banana and Berry Breakfast Smoothie December 23 2014

Chocolate for breakfast? Yum! This HEALTHY and protein packed smoothie tastes rich and chocolatey and is a great start to the day. Packed with antioxidants and nutritionally balanced, you can enjoy this 'treat' for breakfast or anytime! Ingredients: Tip: You can substitute or leave out ingredients as you wish! 1 tablespoon (25 grams) of whole or ground linseeds (flax seeds) soaked overnight in 1/4 cup water....OR 1 tablespoon dry chia seeds with 1/4 water 3/4...

Super Protein Boosting Shake December 08 2014

Try this shake anytime you need some lasting sustenance and protein. I made this protein-rich smoothie one afternoon when I had been pretty careful with what I was eating all day, but had an energy slump late afternoon. I'd been exercising quite a bit, and I suspected that even though I had a wonderful salad at lunch, I hadn't eaten enough protein with it, so put together this shake. And, after the...

Breakfast yummm Smoothies November 24 2014

I love a variety of breakfast foods, especially on weekends, but I keep coming back to my staple nutritious breakfast for busy mornings: the smoothie. I always add protein and healthy fats and this gives me lasting energy. I don't feel too full after a smoothie - it doesn't weigh me down first thing and yet gives me steady energy through the morning. (Do watch the tendency of adding too much sweetness...

Kale (and chocolate!) smoothie recipe November 24 2014

Coming out of the winter months, I was feeling like I needed to start adding some raw and nutrient-dense foods into my day, but I didn't want to go crazy on detoxing and wasn't quite ready for lunchtime salads. At the same time I was wanting to deal with afternoon sweet/ energy cravings I was having.  This smoothie recipe sorted me out and easily kept me going until dinner. I...