If you’re starting a healthy and delicious journey with vegetables, fruits, & a juicer try making this Ginger Kale juice – this is the perfect “pick me up” drink!
This delicious, probiotic kimchi has all the health benefits of fermented foods, plus the nutrients of kale! Eating fermented foods will help your digestive system, immune system, provide you with plenty of energy, and it’s a great tasting side-dish, to boot! Food and medicine aren’t two separate things, they are the same thing. So eat healthy, and enjoy some delicious kimchi!
There’s so many things you can do with zucchini. We’ve already had plenty to say about the wondrous versatility of this modest little squash. So let’s focus instead on this amazing persimmon dressing!
If you’ve never tasted a well-ripened persimmon, then you simply don’t know what you’re missing. If tasted before they have had a chance to get really, really ripe — we’re talking almost fermented, even — persimmon is aggressively astringent and unpleasant. But as the fruit matures and the tannin levels are reduced, it becomes one of the sweetest and most incredible tasting fruits you’ll find anywhere. But it does take patience! You have to let the persimmon ripen until it becomes so soft it is squishy. Which makes it ideal for dressings!
As always, ginger provides a lovely spicy foil for the sweetness of the persimmon dressing. Give it a try!
We are primates! We sometimes forget that fact, especially those of us who spend most of our days on our butts. But it’s true! And like all monkeys, we need to stay active to stay healthy. And as a monkey, after a session of monkeying about you need to replenish! Monkeys replenish with bananas and coconuts, so should you too!
This super fun chocolate smoothie has got the benefits of potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and C, and electrolytes to help you bounce back after a workout. It’s also got electrolytes, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. And it’s got chocolate! Harness your inner monkey, enjoy a Monkey Power Chocolate Smoothie!
Onion rings might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of nourishing raw foods. But that’s precisely what makes this incredible raw recipe so amazing! There’s raw pizza, raw burgers, so how could we not have some raw onion rings, too? With all the raw food creativity out there, there’s no limit to what can be done with wholesome, nutritious raw foods!
Looking for something to do with all those pumpkin seeds you just scooped out of your jack-o-lantern? Well how about use them as a garnish on a delicious salad as colorful as autumn itself?
This slaw isn’t fermented, but that means you can whip it up easily in just a few minutes without any preparation. However, if you like to make your own “real” coleslaw, you can substitute that for the 2 cups of cabbage for an even tangier rainbow slaw!
What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Some say that a fruit contains seeds. But then peppers, cucumbers and squash are fruit… Does that mean they aren’t vegetables? What is a vegetable, anyways? Are fruits just a type of vegetable?
Whatever the answers to those questions, you can be sure that these tacos are full of fruits and vegetables. And a whole lot more than just kale and pineapple! The taco shells are jicamas! And inside the tacos you’ll find zucchini, tomatoes onion and strawberries. These definitely aren’t your average tacos. They are, in fact, much much better.
But no tacos would be complete without a zesty sauce! These ones come with their own special lime and cilantro dressing. A super fun recipe, and a way to enjoy raw vegan tacos that are gluten free!
For dessert… more tacos?
Here’s something special: a wicked juice cocktail from the head chef of Southern Pressed Juicery. They’ve just opened up a new location in South Carolina. Check it out if you’re in the neighborhood and love organic, raw juices!
Southern Pressed Juicery in Greenville, South Carolina is promoting a new type of Southern comfort food – one that inspires and enables a healthy lifestyle in a fresh and easy way. Southern Pressed Juicery opened in May as Greenville’s first organic, plant-based cold-pressed juicery and restaurant.
Southern Pressed Juicery features organic cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies, and a menu of plant based foods as well as a children’s menu. They also offer 3-5 day cleanse options for beginners, intermediates and more advanced juicers. Southern Pressed Juicery uses sophisticated ingredients such as turmeric, e3 live, spirulina, alkaline water, coconut meat, chia seeds and chlorophyll to create everyday juices and medicinal-like tonics. Each 16 ounce bottle contains 5 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables.
Customers are encouraged to interact with the restaurant’s “Juiceologists,” knowledgeable store advisors who provide a welcoming experience with nutritional information about all products and ingredients as well as the health benefits of menu items.
Chef Xavier Bonnafous, an international plant based raw food chef, leads the culinary division of Southern Pressed Juicery, coming from Miami where he specialized in raw and vegan cuisine. All menu items are 100% organic and feature local products whenever possible. More information is available at www.southernpressedjuicery.com
Southern Pressed Juicery opened a satellite location in August at Furman University in the Trone Student Center.
Southern Pressed Juicery is part of the Table 301 restaurant group which also includes Soby’s New South Cuisine, The Lazy Goat, Nose Dive, Passerelle Bistro, Papi’s Tacos and Soby’s on the Side.
Well folks, it’s no secret that it’s been a hot summer. Even the TV weather people are finally starting to seem a little bit less excited by another day of record-setting heat. If you’re looking to stay cool on the outside, then you might as well get cool on the inside!
This Green Glowing Smoothie Bowl is like a delicious fruit salad in ice cream form. But instead of the sugar and junk you might find in that regular old ice cream we all remember from our younger days, you’ve got basil leaves, kale, and a plethora of lovely fruits!
It’s like nice cream, but it’s a smoothie bowl. A smoothie in a bowl. Come on!
Lots of people think that sushi is all about fish. I wonder sometimes if those people have ever actually been to a sushi restaurant: there’s all kinds of rolls and lots of them are meat-free. But while many of the ingredients in your typical sushi are raw, it’s always got rice in it. And that’s a bit of a bummer.
But sushi is really fun to make, too! And thanks again to the magic shape-shifting powers of zucchini, you can make your own tasty yummy sushi rolls with all the stuff you love and none of it that you don’t.
Instead of soy sauce, this recipe goes with a tasty ginger mango sauce. Mango and ginger! Yum.
It takes a bit of practice to get the rolling action down, but the learning experience itself is fun! Sushi is a great meal to make with friends.
Now here’s an interesting idea. If you’ve ever made a puree of garlic to keep in your fridge to make your life easier down the road, then this concept will be right up your alley!
This recipe is really sort of a hack or shortcut for other recipes. Maybe you’re a big fan of green smoothies. Or maybe you’ve got a little veggie garden and end up having more kale and greens than you know what to do with. Well, now you know! Turn those lovely greens into kale cubes, and you can use them later for your next smoothie or soup!
Coconut water is great if you intend to use your kale cubes for smoothies. If you have a more savory use for them in mind, you might be better off using regular water. Or maybe not!
There’s nothing as refreshing as a fresh, crispy veggie wrap. With such a diversity of ingredients, these rainbow wraps are light and yummy, but also super nutritious and healthful.
You can make any sorts of substitutions you like with this highly flexible recipe. Fill your wraps with whatever veggies you’ve got handy. The currants make a particularly nice sweet and tart addition, but you can substitute for raisins or even other dried fruits if you choose.
These wraps are a bit different than most, in that the veggies take the form of a kind of cous cous. The texture of raw veggie cous cous is pretty unique, and is well suited to wraps (or rolls). The tahini helps to tie the “cous cous” together and adds that peculiar sesame flavor the way only tahini can. And then it all gets laid onto a bed of creamy avocado and your favorite deep greens. Mm.
An awesome finger food to invigorate yourself on a warm summer day!
We’ve all heard about how we are what we eat. For those of us that grew up eating a SAD diet (that is, the Standard American Diet), the switch to a more health-conscious and intentional approach to food brings all kinds of benefits. Living healthy can help you to live happy. And not just in the obvious…
Spring is a time of invigoration. Sleepy plants begin to wake up, and color returns to the landscape. This smoothie captures all the invigorating energy of springtime, and puts it in a cup for you to enjoy.
One of the simplest and best ways to make sure you’re getting your nutrients is to eat lots of differently colored foods. While this may be a green smoothie, like Springtime it’s actually full of colors.
Along with the green dino kale, we’ve got orange mangoes and yellow bananas. And of course, yellow zesty lemon. And to really bring it home, a healthy chunk of ginger.
Tangy and sweet like a lemon drop, this powerful smoothie will keep you healthy and glowing. And any smoothie with both ginger and lemon is bound to be exciting. A great breakfast smoothie to get you moving, or an enlivening snack to reward a day of hard work!
In these days of global markets, slick ad campaigns, and a growing health-consciousness, there’s a lot of buzz about food. And why not? We are what we eat after all. But when it comes to trends, smoke doesn’t always mean fire. And all that hype can add up to a pretty serious grocery bill. So…