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Move Over Coconut Water – Organic Green Juice is the Best Post-Workout Drink

Move Over Coconut Water - Organic Green Juice is the Best Post-Workout Drink

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I write A LOT about juicing. Generally speaking, I juice first thing in the morning when my stomach is empty, which allows for maximum absorption of minerals and nutrients. For whatever reason, however, it has taken me many, many years to realize that the […]

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I write A LOT about juicing.

Generally speaking, I juice first thing in the morning when my stomach is empty, which allows for maximum absorption of minerals and nutrients.

For whatever reason, however, it has taken me many, many years to realize that the most amazing time to drink an organic green juice is after a workout.

Previously, my drink of choice would normally have been a nut milk smoothie, primarily for its protein. (It also tasted really good).

Post-workout, many people tend to grab a coconut water – for the electrolytes – but it has never been a big draw for me. Even if the coconut water is organic, I try to avoid plastic as much as I can. (For more on this, take a look at my post My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum).

Most people you see at gyms or yoga studios are not drinking organic coconut water.  So, not only are they consuming coconut water which most likely has been sprayed with pesticides, but they are also ingesting plastic that has leached from the box or bottle. Read more »


My Organic Juice Today – Celery and Broccoli Sprouts

My Organic Juice Today - Celery and Broccoli Sprouts

As I wrote about the other day, broccoli sprouts have incredible health benefits. More specifically, broccoli sprouts have 20-50x the amount of sulforaphane, a potent anti-cancer compound, than broccoli the vegetable. And sprouts in general have tremendous amounts of minerals, nutrients and enzymes. Enzymes help provide energy to the body, which boosts the immune system […]

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As I wrote about the other day, broccoli sprouts have incredible health benefits.

More specifically, broccoli sprouts have 20-50x the amount of sulforaphane, a potent anti-cancer compound, than broccoli the vegetable.

And sprouts in general have tremendous amounts of minerals, nutrients and enzymes. Enzymes help provide energy to the body, which boosts the immune system and allows for detox.

For today’s juice I used just organic celery and organic broccoli sprouts. Read more »


Making Medicine on a Saturday Afternoon in NYC

Making Medicine on a Saturday Afternoon in NYC

I just got out of my Ashtanga yoga class and came home to make some medicine. I believe that food is medicine, and the best medicine we can put into our bodies is fresh, organic juice. What you see above is living and curative nutrition. Juicing takes time and effort, but your body and mind […]

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I just got out of my Ashtanga yoga class and came home to make some medicine.

I believe that food is medicine, and the best medicine we can put into our bodies is fresh, organic juice. What you see above is living and curative nutrition.

Juicing takes time and effort, but your body and mind will thank you for doing it. Read more »


My Latest Concoction – Organic Black Sesame Seed Milk

My Latest Concoction - Organic Black Sesame Seed Milk

Earlier this year, I wrote a post talking about the tremendous health benefits of black sesame seeds. I love putting them on quinoa, millet, and on my salads, and they add a whole new dimension to whatever food that I am eating. Since Brazil nut milk and cashew milk are two drinks that I make […]

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Earlier this year, I wrote a post talking about the tremendous health benefits of black sesame seeds.

I love putting them on quinoa, millet, and on my salads, and they add a whole new dimension to whatever food that I am eating.

Since Brazil nut milk and cashew milk are two drinks that I make quite often, I started asking myself “What if I made a milk out of organic black sesame seeds?”

My immediate thought was that the taste would be too harsh or too strong, and that I would need to use a lot of honey or organic palm sugar to even it out.

Over the past week or so, I have been experimenting with black sesame seed milk and much to my surprise, I have been thrilled with the results. Read more »


My Organic Green Juice……with Sunflower Sprouts

My Organic Green Juice......with Sunflower Sprouts

Here is what I have been up to lately, in regards to juicing. 1) Practically every single day, I am doing four ounces of wheatgrass. A while ago, I wrote a post about my love/hate affair with wheatgrass but let me tell you something — it is back on in a big, big way! When […]

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Here is what I have been up to lately, in regards to juicing.

1) Practically every single day, I am doing four ounces of wheatgrass. A while ago, I wrote a post about my love/hate affair with wheatgrass but let me tell you something — it is back on in a big, big way!

When I don’t drink my four ounces, I just don’t feel the same. I don’t feel as clean and I don’t feel as healthy. My body is now actually craving the stuff.

2) On top of that, I am drinking green juice 4-6 days per week.

I always use a base of celery or cucumber and then add in one or two of the following: kale, asparagus, dandelion weeds, burdock, radishes, bok choy, and romaine.  Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2012

Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2012

I see these five products, issues and technologies making some real noise in the organic food industry this year. AFRICAN SUPERFOODS In the U.S., we are very familiar and comfortable with superfoods from Latin America, such as maca, chia seeds, and acai. Yet, Africa has its own group of superfoods as well, and they are […]

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I see these five products, issues and technologies making some real noise in the organic food industry this year.

AFRICAN SUPERFOODS

In the U.S., we are very familiar and comfortable with superfoods from Latin America, such as maca, chia seeds, and acai.

Yet, Africa has its own group of superfoods as well, and they are only going to grow in popularity.

These extremely nutritious, protein-rich and antioxidant-heavy foods, such as moringa (above) and baobab, will become much more ubiquitous and prominent in 2012.

I have read that moringa has 10x the Vitamin A of carrots, 17x the calcium of milk, 15x the potassium of bananas, 25x the iron of spinach, and 4x the chlorophyll of wheatgrass. Read more »


Why I Am Using More Burdock in My Juices These Days

Why I Am Using More Burdock in My Juices These Days

If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter lately, you’ll know that I have been posting pictures of the fresh, organic juice that I make each morning. One ingredient that I am starting to use more and more is organic burdock root. Burdock is not exactly a household name but the health benefits are […]

Health Juice/Smoothies
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If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter lately, you’ll know that I have been posting pictures of the fresh, organic juice that I make each morning.

One ingredient that I am starting to use more and more is organic burdock root.

Burdock is not exactly a household name but the health benefits are fantastic. And for what I am trying to achieve – to keep my liver clean and healthy – burdock is exactly what I need. Read more »