Strawberry-Ginger Beet Smoothie Recipe

A little tangy. Creamy. With a bit of a hot bite. Gently sweet. This smoothie is pretty delightful. But just be sure that you brush your teeth before going out into public. Otherwise, the luscious redness of strawberries and beets will have you looking like a feasting vampire. =-) Strawberries are one of those yummy fruits that are, sadly, highly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides.

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9 Reasons Your Body Wants Beets

Beets have been a treasured vegetable throughout history. In Roman times, beet greens were widely enjoyed, and the beetroot itself was reserved for medicinal purposes only. Fast forward to modern times. Beet greens are typically thrown away by consumers who are unaware of their rich nutritional values. Beet root is enjoyed most frequently in the form of sugar beet, which provides sugar to numerous processed foods. Unfortunately, sugar beet is nowhere close to medicinal when it’s consumed in sugary processed foods.

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Easy, Delicious Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

Why is it that we use holidays as an excuse to overload ourselves with toxic, nutrient-depleting sweets and other junk food? Saint Patrick’s day doesn’t need to be centered around overloading ourselves with fake-dye, green junk food. This post isn’t centered on sweet treats, but is focused on delicious, nutrient-dense green foods. Maybe I’ll do a “green sweets” post next year! =-)

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Easy Brussels Sprouts with lemon, cumin and ghee

Click here to see my video on how to make this easy and delicious dish. This recipe is darn tasty, as the Brussels are seasoned with lemon zest, cumin seeds, and ghee (recipe below). Part of the trick to Brussels sprouts and any Brassica (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) is to have it properly cooked. If you want to help Brussels sprouts win over a crowd (like your kids, spouse, or yourself), this recipe is the one to try.

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