Juice Detox Recipes

We are well into day 3 on our 5 day juice detox and I wanted to share some of our favorite juicing recipes.  Here are just a few of our favorites. ~Sarah The Green Cucumber 1 cucumber 1 large cup of spinach 1 large cup of parsley 1 celery stock 1/2 medium lemon, peeled Pink Delight 8 ounces watermelon 4 ounces strawberries (if frozen thaw first) 4 ounces raspberries (if frozen thaw first) *Pink Delight is best when made in a blender and then...

 

Tangy French Vinaigrette

Many, many years ago when I lived in Michigan there was a local grocery store called D&W that had a salad bar that I loved.  I would stop by every night and get a salad for my dinner.  The best part of the salad was the amazing tangy french dressing that they carried.  I loved that dressing so much I could literally drink it!  I asked many times for the name of the dressing or the company that made it but they never told me.  When my husband...

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

I have a family of picky eaters.  They are not only picky but VERY suspicious of new things.  I made these burgers a few months ago and they all liked them.  Recently I made them again.  Normally I’m pretty much left alone in the kitchen but this last time everyone was around and when I got out the standard orange sweet potatoes I got “the look” from each of them.  You know the “the look”.  It’s the I-don’t-eat-weird-colored-foods-and-even-if-it-tastes-good-I’m-going-to-pretend-I-don’t-like-it...

 

Roasted Grape Salad

Sometimes the simplest recipes have the most amazing results!  I had this salad years ago at a 5 star restaurant in Chicago.  I couldn’t believe such a basic salad would have so many flavors!  The sweetness of the roasted grapes and ripe pears paired so well with the peppery arugula and I wanted to lick my plate to get every last drop of the roasted shallot dressing!  You wouldn’t think such a simple salad could be so elegant but...

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Breakfast Shake

The last few weeks I’ve gone through a LOT of different protein powders.  I’ve been trying to find a protein powder that I can add to a smoothie for part of my morning breakfast that doesn’t leave that chalky, weird tasting/feeling in my mouth.  I’ve tried hemp powder, rice powder, raw blended powders, pea powders and a bunch of others.  They all sucked!  Lately I’ve been incorporating hemp seeds into my meals.  They...

 

Sweet and Spicy Salad

I find dishes that have a contrast of taste and texture really interesting and delicious. I like to be surprised by the combination of un-traditional flavors and seasonings. This salad really has all that for me. I have seen chayote in the market on many occasions and I love to try new things but for some reason this fruit/vegetable scared me off so I never tried it. Not any more! Chayote is a part of the gourd family like melon, cucumber and squash....

 

Garbanzo Bean Nom N’omelet

The Urban Dictionary defines nom nom as ”the sound made when someone is eating or chewing something and really enjoying it”. I call this dish Nom N’omelet because it will have you making just this sound. The title also fits because it’s no omelet as it doesn’t contain eggs but has the appearance and similar texture of an omelet. You can make it with vegetables or not and season any way you like, it’s up to you....

 

Slow Cooker Lentils and Rice

I like to do most of my cooking on the weekend so I can put meals together during the week without too much effort. This recipe is perfect for that since it really cooks itself and I can be preparing other things while it simmers away filling the house with it’s delicious aroma. Another plus is that it’s one of the most versatile recipes I have. With a change in seasoning and vegetables it can become a whole different dish. It’s...

 

Chocolate Cherry Torte Candy Bar

One of my family’s favorite desserts are candy bars.  My favorite is our Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar.  I love these because not only are they super simple to make but I cut them into bite sized pieces and they are the perfect popable dessert.  The only problem…my son does not like peanuts or peanut butter.  He does however love chocolate so I whipped up this delicious chocolate cherry inspired candy bar.  They were a big hit...

 

Super Foods Super You

Head to your local pharmacy and you will find aisle after aisle of man made pills to help you lose weight, boost energy, enhance mood and improve sleep.  Not only are these pills filled with manufactured chemicals and ingredients but almost all contain side effects that are worse than your problem is to begin with!  Hippocrates was on to something when he said “Let thy food be thy medicine.”  Here are 7 super foods that will help you...