Bright and Vibrant — 12 Nutrient Packed Juice and Smoothies

Bright and Vibrant - 12 Nourishing Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie Saturday !

Smoothie Saturday is back!

I am back from business trip / vacation, and all I want are All The Vegetables. I just spent a week in San Francisco, and while I ate some awesome freshness, I also spent several days walking the Fancy Food Show, sampling, eating, sampling, drinking!

I also made some new friends.

In the days since I have been back home, I have made some glorious salads. Some veggie stuffed wraps. And a smoothie or a juice every morning.

My slideshow for January is just that – twelve nutrient packed smoothie and juice recipes.

Flu Fighting Red Grape Cooler

Flu Fighting Red Grape Cooler


Candy Bar Smoothie

Candy Bar Smoothie


Piña Colada Breakfast Smoothie

Piña Colada Breakfast Smoothie



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Papaya Turmeric Mocktail

Papaya Turmeric Mocktail – a flavorful and nutrient packed morning SHOT to begin your day! Bright and Vibrant, this is definitely a tasty wake up call. CHEERS!


Papaya Turmeric Mocktail

Last weekend was a whirlwind for me, a straight up whirlwind.

I promise to share more details of the wedding and all the events …

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hangover cure juice

hangover cure juice

Hangover from too many cocktails?

Too much indulgent food?

Even too much travel?

Whatever you need a jump start from, this cleansing juice will help the cleansing process. Packed with good things and flavorful too? This bright glass of sunshine is the wake up call I needed this morning!

After a couple of busy years that kept me mainly in Portland, I have had several flights lately. Trips for …

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spiced maple kabocha smoothie

spiced kabocha smoothie


This weekend I wanted to be in at least three places at once. IFBC was happening in Seattle, Feast was feeding Portland extremely well, and one of my favorite weekends in Portland was here – Portland Veg Fest.

Veg Fest won.

and that means I won.

I was able to represent Attune this weekend, and spend it with one of my favorite people, JL. We always have such fun, and keep finding things we have in common. I’ve known JL for a few years now, and I just feel such joy when I see her.

Veg Fest was fantastic as always. I met Dr McDougall, I was lucky enough to …

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garlic recipe collection

cashew cabbage crunch salad


It is Meatless Monday again, and I didn’t create anything. I have still been incredibly busy, and this last week? I’ve also had the flu. I rarely get sick, but this one has really knocked me out. I cannot even speak.

Besides my cravings for french fries (I always get that craving when sick), I have been juicing a lot. Juicing with healing ingredients like ginger. and lemon. and cayenne. and garlic.

For Meatless Monday Garlic Week, I have a recipe collection for you, including two garlic juices.

garlic apple juice


juice defense

healthy defense juice


cashew cabbage crunch salad

cashew cabbage crunch salad


spicy potato lentil pie

spicy potato lentil pies


pepperoni chili

pepperoni chili



kalamata garlic bechamel lasagna


spicy buffalo hummus

tangy buffalo hummus


quinoa moussaka with garlic cashew bechamel

quinoa moussaka with garlic cashew bechamel


cholar dal

cholar dal [Bengali Five Spice Chronicles]


slow cooker marinara

slow cooker basil marinara


baby bella, pepper and arugula sandwich with roasted garlic spread


caramelized shallot dip


savory tomato protein pancakes


blackened broccoli bisque


basil quinoa meatball marinara sandwiches


African peanut stew


celery ranch dressing

celery ranch dressing


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Meatless Monday recipes



Raspberry Chia Cream Smoothie

Raspberry Chia Cream Smoothie – a brightly flavored, satisfying and hydrating cream smoothie to power you through your day – use your favorite fresh fruit of the season!

Raspberry Chia Cream Smoothie

some random thoughts in my head lately:

The “you catch more bees with honey…” sentiment really is true – I have had to assert myself several times lately, and I find the successful result is quick when I am calm yet persistent. And always nice.

The days I work at home, no errands to run, no reason to be out at all? GREAT hair day. When I have an important in person meeting, it looks like I just walked in from a tornado-cane.

What is probably the dirtiest, germ-iest place in a hospital? The dispenser you push for antibacterial gel.

I was looking at a list of art pieces hanging in the Hawaii house and Dad’s house here. One piece is called …

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