Go red! Research has shown that red fruits and vegetables such as beets and raspberries are nutritional superheroes. So drink up!
Too much dairy can be bad for digestion, especially for kids, which is why more people are choosing to limit their intake or eliminate it completely from their diets. Here’s a creamy and delicious mock milkshake recipe that will please your taste buds and your tummy! – Veronica
Try a mocktail if you are looking to enjoy refreshing drink but hate the added alcohol calories. Take a break and try a Chef V mocktail recipe
Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe using peppermint tea, my home-made almond milk, raw cacao and coconut nectar to sweeten it slightly.
Spread holiday cheer with our vegan take on a traditional favorite, eggnog. This thick, wonderfully flavored beverage can be made in many ways.
Golden milk’s featured ingredient is turmeric. But let me catch you up to speed on why this golden-colored spice (hence the name golden milk) is, well, the spice of life. Turmeric contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and heart-protective properties. Moreover, another of the golden milk health benefits is that turmeric helps normalize your blood sugar levels. This is super important if you’re trying to lose weight or detox.
If I’m running low on Green Drink or am just in the mood for something else, I’ll make my own healthy, homemade Gatorade Electrolyte drink. Here’s how I make a healthy alternative to Gatorade and other sugar-filled, artificial sports drinks.
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.
I’ve created this new Immunity Smoothie to start the day. Made with ginger, turmeric, kale and coconut water, it gives me extra strength as I start a busy day.
Making your own nut milk is SO easy! All you need is a blender (I prefer Vitamix), a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, raw almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts, and filtered water.
Making your own organic oat milk is SO easy! All you need is a blender (I prefer Vitamix), a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, raw gluten-free oats, and filtered water.
My recipe for fire cider uses healthy organic ingredients, blended fresh. When you make it, you know what you are getting, unlike some health store versions. I use my Fire Cider all year long but especially in the winter, when I need to boost my immunity and fight colds. This is a natural anti-viral & antifungal. It is great for boosting the immunity or getting rid of a sore throat or cold. It has a nice kick to it, hence the name “Fire” Cider.
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.
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. –
Use my Tropical Green Drink as the base for this recipe for a cool, refreshing smoothie. Mangos contain tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid, which help maintain the alkaline balance of our bodies.
This ginger apple berry smoothie not only tastes great but is loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
A detox made with lemon and ginger will detoxify the liver and strengthen the immune system.This is a great drink to start your morning and also for an afternoon lemonade. Follow it with a low-sugar green drink for the best detoxifying results in the morning.
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 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.
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.
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.
Shamrock Smoothies are popular around St. Patrick’s Day. However, they are typically not very healthy.
Here is my favorite version of a Shamrock Smoothie. It’s light, healthy, creamy and it tastes so good!
It’s also a low sugar smoothie. Stay skinny and look your best in green with this delicious recipe.
Chef V’s Tip: Both ginger and turmeric are two powerful spices that have anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory properties and aid digestion and liver cleansing.
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.
Warm Carrot Ginger Smoothie – As the weather gets cold, I’ve found myself wanting something loaded with veggie goodness but not cold in my mouth – brrr! So here’s my new recipe, a smoothie that’s a little sweet, a little spicy and comforting on a cold winter morning.
Making your own oat milk is SO easy! All you need is a blender (I prefer Vitamix), a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, raw oats, and filtered water.
Want to get more calcium into your diet? Look no further! My Berry Blast is chock full of calcium from sources you may not know – almonds (from my raw almond milk), chia seeds, and flaxseeds. Calcium is essential for a healthy heart, bones, blood, and more.
This Super Smoothie has everything – fresh fruit, avocado for richness, kale for vitamins, ginger for zing, and my protein powder for nutrition. Enjoy it in the morning after your 16 oz. of Organic Green Drink.
Keep it up! After you cleanse, it is important to maintain healthy habits – have 16 oz. of Chef V’s Organic Green Drink first thing in the morning, then followup with a healthy smoothie.
Who doesn’t love a little watermelon on a hot summer day? It’s practically the quintessential summer snack for all ages, and that’s why it is the perfect base for a healthy summer slush. Our watermelon slush recipe is the perfect way to quench your thirst and get all your nutrients – not to mention it’s SO refreshing!
Making a smoothie is easy and enhances your 30 day green drink challenge. Veronica Wheat, Chef V, shows you how and shares her healthy smoothie guide.