Magenta Juice

This juice is seriously the best. It is a gold in magenta form. Nick and I felt the need to try out a new juice and take a break from the green juice one day. When we travel to Milwaukee we both love going to the Public Market's juice bar for fresh beet juice. So why not try it out at home? This juice is very bright on the palate with an earthy finish — ooooh soooo good!

Magenta Juice
2 beets
2 cucumbers
4 apples
4 oranges
6 tomatoes
2 lemons
a small container of mint leaves
4 sticks of celery

Clean produce and push through your juicer. This recipe makes about 64 oz. of juice. 

Give it a try, I don't know who wouldn't love this! Do you have a favorite juice recipe? Share it!

The Truth

So here I am making big promises to share with you all raw vegan recipes and life literally implodes. Good imploding. Yet, still imploding regardless.

Nick and I put an offer on a home and thought we were going to be free flying for a while. Thinking we were going to close in August. Well, a little over a week ago, bam! We get a call and we're closing at the end of this month. Hello chaos.

We have diligently been cleansing amongst the craziness. Drinking our green juice. Eating lots of raw veggies and noshing on various quinoa dishes in between the home inspection, autographing paper after paper, shopping for new appliances, thinking about paint colors and flying emails. Let's just say this is all keeping us on our toes. 

In the end of all this, I am going to have a new big beautiful kitchen. More space for all my pots and pans, and more space to cook up a storm. Ohhh I've got recipes coming your way when I get my hands on the new space.

So the truth is, right now I don't have any amazing raw vegan recipes for you. But don't lose hope! I will this summer. I promise.

"Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go." —Sarah Dessen

Plant-Powered Living

Okay, as most of you know by now — my life revolves around plant-powered living. Each day is beauty coming up from the earth. Plants, fruits...Why not allow these things to nourish our bodies and give us a power that is amazing?

So here I am — time for my annual month-long cleanse. I am SO SUPER PUMPED. Nick and I have talked and talked about how unfortunately life takes it toll on us. We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of busy lives. Running from here to there and jumping in the drive-thru line at Starbucks for the "needed" caffeine fix. I mean we work hard — we deserve that venti soy latte, right? Wrong! We deserve a fresh wholeness. We deserve a large glass of green juice!

Starting new. I love second (or third, or fourth...) chances. Life is great that way! I am restarting my engine. Kicking out the caffeine. Kicking out the gluten. Kicking out the sugar. Kicking out anything and everything bad, and allowing my body to be the powerful being it was created to be. Not relying on anything but what comes directly from the earth. Fresh fruits. Fresh veggies. Whole grains. It is such a good thing. It is not about giving anything up but more about gaining health.

First week of the cleanse, here is what my menu is looking like:

  • lots and lots of green juice
  • raw mexican pilaf
  • raw green goddess salad
  • kale & avocado salad
  • quinoa collard wraps

For the next month I will be sharing a few delicious raw vegan recipes with you. I really hope it doesn't scare you but stirs you to try them out. Raw vegan sounds a little crazy but I promise you nothing tastes better. Let me let in in on a little secret: The secret to getting ahead is getting started. I believe it is never too late to start. Cheers to health!

If you don't take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given...where are you going to live? —Karyn Calabrese