Hi sweet friend!
I wanted to share with you some exciting news! One of my favorite people, Kris Carr, is releasing her latest amazing book TOMORROW! I can’t wait to get my hands on “Crazy Sexy Juice“. She is such a great source of healthy and delicious whole food recipes that the entire family will love. I am so inspired by Kris’s personal story of living with cancer. In 2003, on Valentine’s Day, Kris was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer. Instead of giving up, she fought and she fought hard! She researched and learned how to live with cancer yet still be healthy. How did she do it you ask? She had a total lifestyle “make-over” which also involved using food as medicine. Eating whole foods (the one’s nature gives us) is your body’s best defense against illness. I recently started juicing and I feel amazing! I was able to cut back on my morning coffee and hopefully soon no longer want it at all. This book is loaded with “good for you, tasty, get you moving, energy that lasts” kind of recipes. If you click on the link above, you can also get in on the Livestream Access to the Say Yes to Your Life Live Event!
Want a sneak peek of a few of the recipes in her book? Check them out below…..
Classic Green Lemonade
Green lemonade is the Cadillac of juicing recipes. This is my take on the beloved classic. The juice is a little sweet (thanks to the apple) and a little spicy (gracias to the ginger). The natural bitterness of leafy greens is cut by a bright squeeze of lemon. You can use almost any type of leafy green in place of chard or kale. Romaine, baby spinach, collard, bok choy, broccoli—you name it! In fact, I love adding broccoli stems to this recipe. Get creative. This juice is a perfect vehicle for all of your greenest fridge scraps.
Makes 2 Servings (16 to 20 Ounces)
2 stalks celery
1 small cucumber
1 apple, cored and seeded
1-inch piece ginger, peeled
3 leaves Swiss chard or kale
1/2 lemon, peeled
Wash and prep all ingredients.
Juice all ingredients.
All Day Energy
This smoothie is creamy, filling, and designed to help keep your energy levels stable and strong throughout the day. Matcha is a form of stone-ground green tea leaves. It’s thought to have all of the antioxidant benefits of green tea, but in a more concentrated form. In addition to its energy enhancing qualities, matcha is associated with mood regulation, increased metabolism, and antioxidant power. It makes a wonderful addition to smoothies (especially if you’re trying to kick the coffee habit).
Makes 2 Servings (16 to 20 Ounces)
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1⁄4 ripe avocado
1 banana, frozen
1 1⁄2 cups almond milk or nondairy milk of choice
2 teaspoons maple syrup or 1 pitted Medjool date
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wash and prep all ingredients. 2. Blend till smooth and serve.
Cashew Chai Milk
“Get your chai on!” as Oprah would say. This recipe is sweet, spicy, and all-around divine. It’s wonderful blended up with fresh banana and greens, and it also pairs well with tropical fruits. For a creamy evening treat, warm a cup over the stovetop, sprinkle with cinnamon, and sip to your heart’s content.
Yields 3 3/4 Cups
1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours, rinsed, and drained
1⁄2-inch piece ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon cardamom
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 1⁄4 cups water
In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients till creamy and smooth. Store in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge.
TO YOUR HEALTH!