Archive for January, 2012

This smoothie rocked. It was one of those rare occasions when I had frozen bananas on hand, which worked wonderfully with the cacao and maca. Court and I enjoyed it very, very much. And yes: there are indeed shaved raw chocolate pieces on top!

Raw Chocolate Blueberry Hemp Smoothie


3/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1 frozen banana

1 tsp maca

1tsp hemp seeds or ground hemp

1 tsp cacao powder

5 drops liquid stevia

1 tsp raw cacao powder

Raw chocolate shavings (garnish, optional)


Toss in blender. Enjoy with shaved chocolate on top, or perhaps a sprinkling of cacao nibs, goji berries, or raw granola!

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If you’ve got a juicer, a juice bar, or a raw restaurant nearby, you’ve probably figured out how to get your hands on nutrient-dense liquid nutrition. But did you know that you can also make juice in your blender? With the help of a nut mylk bag (available at health food stores and online) or even cheese cloth if you’re in a pinch, you can use your plain old blender to make delicious juice. To be fair, I tend to make blended juice in a Vitamix and it’s been awhile since I’ve used a less advanced blender to get the job done, but I have done it, and yes, it does work.

This weekend, while visiting my brother Asher in Los Angeles, he took a few breaks from working on exciting projects at his film studio Pollution Studios to drink juice and hang with me. Here is the technique and recipe we used to make juice together!

Juice In A Blender! (Serves 1-2)

1. Chop all veggies, fruit, greens.

2. Blend all  ingredients.

3. Pour smoothie mix into a bowl with a nut mylk bag or cheesecloth. Pictured is a cheesecloth straining system.

4. Remove pulp-filled nut mylk bag or cheese cloth (freeze or immediately use in other recipes, if you’d like!) and pour strained juice into vessels of your choice.

My brother…enjoying fresh juice!

Voila! Enjoy! How do you like to make or get your juice? 😉

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I am so thrilled to tell you about THE SPIRULINA RECIPES EBOOK, a new cookbook published by the vegan goodess Courtney Pool! This cookbook is packed with beautiful recipes and photos featuring the superfood spirulina, which is high in plant protein and other nutrients.

Courtney writes: “Spirulina has a very distinct flavor that requires specific combining with other flavors.The Spirulina Recipes Ebook will share how you can incorporate spirulina into desserts, chocolate, entrees, soups, salads, smoothies and more, with 30 unique recipes! Top healthy chefs have contributed their tried-and-true, personal favorites for recipes incorporating the incredible superfood spirulina.”



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