Made simply with a few fruits, one vegetable, and nothing else, this green smoothie tastes only like the fruit itself, yet provides all the nutritional advantages of the greens, too. Plus it’s incredibly energizing, and actually makes you feel great, inside and out. Contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. more→
This summer salad filled with berries and veggies will cool you off and fill you up. It’s not only beautiful it’s great for you! Contributed by Susan Powers from her book Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health* (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). more→
In this light dessert, pears are lightly cooked in red wine and apple juice and gently spiced with cinnamon and allspice. A delicious and elegant way to present pears, this is especially nice in the winter when so few other fruits are available. more→
Antioxidant and nutrient-dense cranberries have so much going for them. Why not enjoy these tart treats raw? This delicious relish can be made in minutes and can be enjoyed on special occasions (like Thanksgiving and Christmas, when cranberry sauce is a staple) or for everyday meals. This recipe doubles easily for serving a crowd. Served in small portions, this provides a great burst of color and flavor to the plate and goes just as well with spicy dishes as it does with comfort foods. more→
With the dearth of fruits in winter, bananas and pineapple are a good standby. Both fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, and their flavors are quite companionable. The optional coconut yogurt makes a thicker, richer-tasting smoothie. more→
Green smoothies are all the rage, and are that much better with the addition of chia seeds. They are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way. Recipe and photo from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD. more→
Off-season, you can use frozen berries, though this refreshing drink is best with fresh berries in season. A bit of carbonation gives this drink a nice sparkle.
Everything about this butternut squash and apple soup says “fall harvest,” from its warm golden color to its slightly sweet, fresh flavor. Once you’ve got the squash baked, it cooks fairly quickly. more→