If you want to be happy and healthy, you have to make sure your gut microbiome is in top-top shape. So let’s learn exactly what consuming Green Drink does for your gut galaxy of bacteria.
Recently it was National Smoothie Day and National Peaches and Cream day so you know we had to make up a healthy Peaches and Cream Smoothie.
My Ranch Dressing is a great dip for watching football! Made with vegan mayo and almond milk, it is healthy and delicious.
When you want a crowd pleasing appetizer that everyone will eat, my Buffalo Cauliflower recipe fits the bill. These are mega-tasty and healthy too, without guilty calories and bad-for-you animal fat. Buffalo Cauliflower bites go with summer parties, football games, and anytime you want some cauliflower that’s fun. – Veronica
Yes you can grill watermelon! It will reward you with a smoky flavor and lots of sweetness. Combining the scent of outdoor barbecues with the fresh fruit flavors we love, the result is memorable. Try this on your friends and revel in the compliments.
Little ones will love these frozen summer Red White and Blue Popsicle treats. Use coconut yogurt, fresh fruit, and natural non-sucrose sweeteners to make them happy without making them wild with the sugar crazies! – Veronica
This month’s “What Do I Eat Today” menu is a bit different. It’s summer and in many parts of the country it is HOT. So this month’s “What do I Eat Today” menu is focused on cooling, fresh, seasonal foods. Now that it’s summer you’re probably craving lots of raw foods. Try my chilled raw cucumber avocado gazpacho poolside. And my Berry Parfait as a light ‘begin’ the day’ breakfast. Grilling artichokes outside keeps the heat away and they are so good! Make my green soup ahead of time when it is cool, and enjoy with lemon basil pesto made with fresh summer herbs.
You’re starting to watch what you eat. You’ve reduced added sugars, alcohol and gluten. Now it’s time to step your healthy eating up a notch by eating seasonally. Here’s why it matters and why you—and planet Earth—will benefit.
We often hear the phrase gut health. But what exactly does that mean and how can it be achieved? Veronica Kress, aka “V” of Chef V fame, shares how she’s been able to keep her tummy flat and keep her mind sharp despite the stress of running a demanding business.
Cool and creamy, soups are a great way to start a meal, but are also awesome as a meal. You can easily double or triple my recipe and have delicious leftovers.
Grilled artichokes, precooked and finished at the picnic. They’ll love these on the barbecue. Serve with my two vegan sauces: Raw Horseradish Mayonnaise, and Vegan Herb Aioli.
Check out this delicious Meatless Monday recipe from Chef V. Perfect for this St. Patty’s day or anytime!
Combine all the nut mix ingredients in a bowl. Next, process the Raw Cashew Vanilla Cream ingredients in a Vitamix until smooth and creamy.
What better present than giving the gift of health. If you know a daddy or a childless dude that could use a health makeover, give them the gift of an Organic Green Drink subscription. And for a sweet cherry on top, share these 3 men’s health tips, courtesy of “V” herself…
Have you ever heard the saying, “a healthy mind lives in a healthy body?” The way Chef V founder Veronica “V” Kress sees it, a healthy mind exists because of a healthy gut. But it’s not just mental health that’s linked to gut health. The immune system, cardiovascular health, skin appearance, and, of course, how you look in a swimsuit is all controlled by the health of your gut. So V is here to offer 5 easy tips to boost gut health.
This month’s “What Do I Eat Today” menu is a bit different. For May, I’m offering you a menu plan from one of my retreats. My retreats are three day wellness experiences in gorgeous locations with lots of activities and of course, great food.
Like most people, Veronica Wheat Kress has embraced 2022. The entrepreneur behind ChefV.com has been thrilled with life returning to a semblance of normalcy. For her, that has meant a return to in-person yoga classes, golf, running transformational health retreats for women and traveling.
Veronica Wheat – Chef V’s Rising Media Star: 10 Years & Thousands of Green Drinks. The “V” in Chef V usually stands for Veronica, after Veronica Wheat Kress.
Doing a cleanse should be fun, not torture. Doing a Chef V cleanse is different. You’ll feel great during it and even better after!
Through her email newsletters and blog posts, Chef V has helped thousands of customers by providing useful tips and tricks on how to prepare for a cleanse and what to do during before and after the cleanse to maximize success and long-term healthy habits. Now it’s time to turn the tables and find out how “V” (Veronica) cleanses…
This makes a lot of cupcakes so I keep them in a bag I frosted in the fridge. Pop one out and place in microwave and then top with frosting when done. These are great to have in the house for a delightful yet healthy treat when you have a sweet tooth.
This ginger glazed salmon is super easy. For the salmon I just broiled it for 5 minutes with this marinade. Let the marinade sit for 30 minutes on the fish before cooking.
Green is good! Starting with fresh locally sourced organic greens, add carrot, celery, radish, red onion, and grilled chicken (optional). Top your salad with my Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing.
My breakfast smoothie is delicious, good for you, and easy to make. What’s not to like? A Chef V recipe from her retreat in the Hamptons.
In an interview with CanvasRebel.com, a leading forum for small business entrepreneurs, the face of ChefV.com, Veronica Wheat Kress, talks about the giant leaps of faith she took to start and expand her business.
There are a shocking number of highly-toxic substances in standard detergents. But if you want to reduce your toxic load (no pun intended), there’s a problem with going natural with laundry detergent…
Taking a probiotic is good for your gut health. If you eat a low-fiber diet rich in processed (junk) food, then you should definitely be taking a high-quality probiotic. But there’s an even easier, and perhaps healthier way to achieve a healthier microbiome. It turns out that the best probiotic source is …. Wait for it … wait for it …..
My “What Do I Eat Today” menu: Warm lemon water, Green Drink, ginger Apple Berry Smoothie, Spicy Vegetable Soup, and Turkey Risotto.
One of the most popular smoothies (and one of my favorites) at our stores in New Jersey and San Diego, the Tropitaya Smoothie is so refreshing after a yoga class or to cool off on a hot day.
Yoga is so good for you on so many different levels. It is one of the safest types of exercise you can suggest to family, and even the most out of shape friend can gently find a path to better health.
Whether your Mom practices yoga everyday or is a beginner, I’ve selected some poses for a healthy and fun start to Mother’s Day.
From Ashtanga to Yin Yoga and Hip Hop Cardio, there’s dozens of different styles of yoga. Chef V has tons of experience practicing and teaching yoga. Here, she recommends the best types of yoga for beginners.
My “What Do I Eat Today” menu with Almond Flour Crusted Chicken: Warm lemon water, Green Drink, Immunity Smoothie, Almond Flour Crusted Chicken, Mandarin Asian Salad, Chef V’s Chipotle Mango Avocado Burrito Bowl
LeeAnne finished her 3 day cleanse and feels amazing. She didn’t know if she could make it through at first. Not only did I complete the full three days it was easier than I thought.
Welcome to my cooking school! Watch the video on YouTube and read the recipe. This month we are making salmon beurre blanc We’ll go through all the steps to make the sauce and prep the salmon and pasta, then assemble and enjoy. Yumm!
Ambrosia salad is to die for Yum but also you might die from the ingredients! Yikes! Sugar on sugar on sugar! Oh wait, a little cream too! So, I’ve decided to remix this Easter classic and make a yummy, healthy and vegan ambrosia salad.
Check out this yummy Easter Bunny Juice from Chef V! It’s so easy and the health benefits are amazing! It is blended not juiced to retain all of the beneficial fibers that boost your energy, speed up your metabolism, improve your skin and hair, and even our teeth.
I created the recipes below for people that might be on a seven day cleanse or might have been on the green drink for a long time and just need a little variety to mix it up. Here are easy do it yourself variations for my Green Drink, Ultra Shake, and Detox Soup.
Adding Kale to a green protein smoothie makes it so good for you. Kale is a wonder in the world of superfoods. It is packed with carotenoids and flavonoids, the key antioxidants that protect our cells from free radicals.
Darla says “Feeling amazing! From the inside out! This is not about promoting weightloss it’s about fueling yourself with green to feel your absolute best from within!”
Lindsey says: “Chef V’s 5 Day Cleanse Results: – 8.6 pounds lost – 2.25 inches on waist – I feel amazing! Ready for the 21 day detox! Who wants to join?!?”
“I finished my 5 day cleanse and here are the results: 2 day Pre-cleanse I lost 3.6 pounds, 5 day cleanse I lost 4.2 pounds. So in one week I lost a total of 7.8 pounds!”
Check out my cute little sweet potato bunnies! They are so cute and can be seasoned sweet or savory! Recipe from Chef V for Easter celebration
This super simple recipe has only 7 ingredients and is so easy to make. It has so much flavor, is so filling and balanced, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! “You don’t even know do’, it’s the BEST Risotto!”
Do you feel like a slug in the morning? Is guzzling three cups of coffee the only thing that wakes you up from the dead? Chef V offers up 3 caffeine-free ways to help you conquer the day…
This ginger apple berry smoothie not only tastes great but is loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
A spicy vegetable soup with jalapeno, quiinoa, zucchini, black beans, and lots of spices. Vegan and gluten free. Add or reduce spices if you like your soup milder or super hot.
the length of time that eating certain foods can prolong your life, in minutes. And on the flip side, if we knew that having a cheat meal would rob our lifespan by “X” minutes, maybe we’d have an easier time thinking twice about eating fast food.
Did you know there’s a non-stop party in your gut? It’s true. In your microbiome—the home of your trillions of bacteria, both the friendly and unfriendly kind—your gut bacteria are constantly eating our leftovers. If only we could claim them as tax dependents! So how can you make sure you’re feeding the good guys in your gut and not the bad? Chef V has one simple solution and offers her 3 favorite gut-supporting supplements…
In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic in the coconut oil for 1 minute. Add the green beans and zucchini, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the curry paste, making sure to coat all of the vegetables.
Green is good! Let me show you a variety of tasty ways you can create a sensational salad. Start with locally sourced organic greens, top your salad with a variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, legumes and a touch of lean protein. Salads are easy to prepare and are a super convenient way to get more nutrients into your diet.