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.
I like to make this guacamole for the holidays – so pretty and festive! Chef V tip: save the pit and keep it in the mixture to keep the guacamole from turning brown.
A creamy green smoothie has many important nutrients. Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. But instead of reaching for a banana, eat an avocado since it contains more potassium and way less sugar.
Veronica “V” Wheat is about to spill the (soy)beans with some exciting news: she’s pregnant! Her and hubby, Brandon, are expecting in June. Now with 2 mouths to feed, V is researching what the best—and worst—foods are for pregnancy. Here, she tells us the truth about soy…
Antioxidants are substances that may prevent cell damage. Berries, kale, and beets are great natural sources of antioxidants. Enjoy ihis super antioxidant smoothie in the morning after your 16 oz. of Organic Green Drink.
Chef V’s tip: Most of my salads are delicious with my Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette or Creamy Avocado Dressing. Use these on any salads unless otherwise specified.
In this heat, if you feel like holing up in an air conditioned house and doing a summer hibernation, I don’t blame you. But it’s so important to stay active and healthy and I’ve got some easy, fun tips to do it! Get ready for fall and cooler weather – it is almost here!
Following a ketogenic (“Keto”) diet puts your body in a state of ketosis. That means your body is burning its stored body fat instead of blood sugar for energy. But getting into ketosis can take up to several weeks if you’re not doing it right. One of the easiest ways to get into ketosis is by doing a Chef V Cleanse. It’s so easy, you won’t have to count carbs…
CRP: The One Blood Test You Should Beg Your Doctor To Take the “C-Reactive Protein” (CRP) blood test for inflammation lifestyle changes reduce inflammation
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.
When you think of a juice cleanse or detox diet, does protein come to mind? If not, it should. But not just any protein. In fact, many protein powders can be toxic to your health. Learn why you need protein if you’re cleansing and what kind is best for your body. Here’s what you need to know.
Pea protein is one of the most popular vegan proteins with no signs of slowing down, and for good reason. It’s super easy to digest, contains all 9 essential amino acids and doesn’t cause nasty belly bloating. That’s why Chef V is excited to introduce Vanilla Ultra Shake with pea protein for cleanse customers.
Scientists say that the state of our gut is vital to good health and influences our ability to lose weight. Each of us have a “microbiome” in our belly – our own set of bacteria. Staying mindful of the impact of what we eat on our gut and following a healthy diet has a huge impact on how we feel.
A new recipe at our San Diego store and an instant favorite. Pineapple, coconut, kale and sparkling water make a smoothie that is a refreshing, healthy, and delicious taste of the tropics.
Celery juice? hands down, getting a delivery of health-supporting nutrients in my Green Drink is way more nutritious compared to the medicically-dubious celery juice.
Lemon Juice & Water Daily Detox – It’s so simple, but it’s the easiest way to support your body’s natural detoxification process.
Coconut Sugar: Is It Healthier Sweet Stuff? Coconut Sugar Benefits, for gut health, has higher levels of vitamins, minerals electrolytes than table sugar
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.
The nightshade veggies—tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant—are a no-no on my cleanse and detox list. Why are these on my blacklist if you want to reboot your digestive system?.
Many a manly man’s libido has plummeted this year. And it’s no fault of their own. And just like any normal year, there’s a one-word answer to blame:
Angelica describes her Chef V 21 Day Detox Success – “For so long, I’ve felt bloated, clouded and discouraged by the feeling that I’m not reaching my health goals because of constant cravings. Doing Chef V’s 21 Day Cleanse has helped me realize that I am what I consume and all the sugary things advertised as “healthy” or “clean” isn’t as they seem.”
Nobody likes getting sick. And with winter winding down to spring, it’s the time of year that will most likely challenge your immune system. So Veronica “V” Wheat, aka Chef V, has some tips to increase your chances of staying healthy this spring…
When you hear the word, “inflammation” what comes to mind? You probably think it’s something bad. Well, I’m here to tell you inflammation is great! Wait … what? That’s right, you see, you need a little inflammation in your body.
If you feel like eating tons of comfort food and hibernating this time of year, I don’t blame you. But spring is coming and it’s so important to stay active and healthy this time of year and I’ve got some easy, fun tips to do it!
Warm Cinnamon Quinoa is an IBS friendly recipe. Chef V’s Tip: My fool-proof way to cook quinoa is to use a rice cooker. Place 1 cup uncooked qunioa and 2 cups liquid (either 2 cups filtered water or 1 cup filtered water and 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk)
Best Foods For Great S-E-X – Ladies: don’t feel like getting it on lately? Got no mojo, gentlemen? Here’s how certain foods and holistic health can improve your sex life.
Got a freeloader living in your gut? If you have been diagnosed with parasites, is it possible to kill them off with natural ingredients? For some of the 60 million people(!) in the U.S. that, according to the CDC, are living with toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection, a chronically-bloated belly isn’t the only concern.
My Pumpkin Pie Smoothie tastes rich and decadent – vegan and gluten free as well. I use raw cashews and my own Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend to make this a healthy, delicious treat that won’t make you bloated. –
For many people, cooking a meal at home just isn’t whole without garlic or onions. Harsh breath aside, garlic and onions (allium vegetables) possess potent health-building properties. But for certain people with poor digestion, alliums are just no fun. Chef V explains why garlic and onions can lead to indigestion.
You’ve probably heard of leaky gut but aren’t quite sure what it means. Your intestines are lined with a mucosal barrier. A thin (leaky) intestinal mucosal wall leaks undigested food particles, toxins and microorganisms (bacteria, etc.).
Gut health survival guide: Chef V’s 5 Tips For Success – Follow these 5 tips for a healthy gut during the holidays…walk, take digestive enzymes, probiotics
Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe using peppermint tea, my home-made almond milk, raw cacao and coconut nectar to sweeten it slightly.
Another afternoon workday, another energy crash. It’s 3 PM and you finished lunch a couple hours ago but you’re hungry and tired and there’s a ton of work to finish before you call it a day. If you don’t want to rely on coffee for an energy boost, should you reach for a bar or energy drink? Here’s Chef V’s take…
When I need a quick energy boost and want something chewy and yummy, I grab one of my homemade protein balls. Keep these in the fridge and you’ll have an easy way to satisfy a craving for a sweet.
You’ve heard of collagen and know that it’s good for your skin. But let’s take a deeper dive with Veronica Wheat, the “V” in Chef V and find out exactly what collagen is and how to boost levels of it in your body so that your skin looks more youthful.
Thanksgiving Food Coma? 5 Natural Drinks to Snap Out of It. Chef v shares herbal tea and her green drink as ways to recover from a food coma.
If you’ve put on the post-pandemic 15, no worries. Chef V’s got some tips for you to slim your waistline in no time. Here are 3 tips for eating right while working from home…
So how do I make cranberry sauce healthy? To sweeten the organic cranberries, I use coconut sugar. And in my opinion, my cranberry sauce tastes better than traditional Thanksgiving.
Making your own pumpkin purée means you get a fresher, more flavorful product, and you know where the pumpkin came from – and that it was grown organically.
Chai is a tea that has become very popular throughout the world. One of many hot beverages that originated from India, my version uses healthy nut milk instead of the traditional high sugar condensed milk. By adding milk you make Chai a Chai Latte.
Let’s say your best friend’s wedding is coming up and you’re the maid of honor. How best to lose those stubborn 5-10 pounds so you can squeeze into that sexy, new dress? Should you drastically cut down on calories? Or should you just eat whatever you want as long as you’re doing intermittent fasting?
Raw pumpkin fruit (canned), pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oils are superfoods in my book. If you want to geek out on pumpkin nutrition read this article. This time around, I want to cover some more interesting uses about pumpkins and their health benefits…
My raw Nut Milk is easy to make and so versatile; I use it throughout my cookbook. Or, an ice-cold glass of it is refreshing on a hot summer day.
Combine all the nut mix ingredients in a bowl. Next, process the Raw Cashew Vanilla Cream ingredients in a Vitamix until smooth and creamy.
Chia Seeds: Tiny in Stature, Humongous For Health Chia seeds are the less popular sibling of flax seeds. Chia seeds are tiny superfood heroes. They come in either white or dark brown/black and pack a huge nutritional punch.
Glycemic index and Glycemic load: understanding will help you choose the healthiest foods and avoid the traps of false advertising. Diabetes vital information.
Although this poached pear recipe contains alcohol, this recipe removes it by baking for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve on a plate with scooped vegan ice cream. Enjoy this delicious and healthy dessert!
when you learn to make raw vegan recipes that taste just as good as their non-vegan cooked alternatives, you definitely won’t feel like you’re punishing yourself doing a cleanse. Eating raw makes you feel lighter.
In this article, I’ll tell you how the seemingly bland celery plant, has transformed from an underdog ants-on-a-log snack (celery, peanut butter and raisins) and soup and salad garnish, into one of the biggest health trends, praised by several celebrities.
It’s one thing to wish someone a happy, healthy New Year. But a happy, healthy Halloween? Not with all the added sugars that cause tooth decay and promote metabolic diseases. Not to mention the artificial food colorings that contribute to hyperactivity disorders. But if you’ve got kids—or if you’re a big kid trapped in an adult’s body—thankfully, Veronica the “V” in Chef V has got some tips for celebrating a Halloween, healthy…