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Carrot, Beet, and Jicama Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

2 medium red beets, peeled and shredded
1 small to medium jicama, peeled and shredded
2 medium to large carrots, peeled and shredded
3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons of vinegar
2 teaspoons of any variety of mustard
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

If you don't have a good shredder that can process the beets, jicama, and carrots, into neat, thin strips, you can use a good knife to julienne these vegetables into matchstick-like strips. Read more about Carrot, Beet, and Jicama Salad Recipe

 

Rice and Chickpea Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of brown or white rice, uncooked
1 can of chickpeas
1 red or vidalia onion, chopped
Cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or basil
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Cook rice using two cups of water for white rice, or four cups of water for brown rice.

Drain chickpeas and boil them for 1-2 minutes. Drain again. This will help remove any preservatives that may have come with the chickpeas. Read more about Rice and Chickpea Casserole Recipe

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

1 small to medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into bite-size chunks
2 medium leeks, washed and chopped into big slices
2 carrots, cut into thick chunks
1 medium to large parsnip, chopped into big chunks
1 yellow onion, quartered
6 cups of vegetable broth or organic chicken broth
3-6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and ground black pepper (optional)

Directions: Read more about Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

 

Spinach, Fennel, and Lentil Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups of washed baby spinach leaves
1 fennel bulb
1/2 cup of green lentils
5 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic, unpeeled
4 tablespoons of lemon juice or red wine vinegar, whichever you prefer
Sea salt and black pepper
Small handful of roughly chopped parsley, basil, or mint

Directions: Read more about Spinach, Fennel, and Lentil Salad Recipe

 

Raw Borscht Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of beet juice (~3-5 small to medium beets)
1 and 1/2 cups of celery juice (~6-8 ribs)
3/4 cup of carrot juice (~4-6 medium carrots)
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
Handful of fresh dill

Directions:

Use a juicer to juice beets, celery, and carrots.

Use a strong blender to combine all ingredients - blend for approximately 30 seconds or until smooth. Read more about Raw Borscht Recipe

 

Blueberry Muesli Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of frozen (thawed) or fresh blueberries
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of raisins (organic, if possible)
1/2 cup of chopped dried figs
1/4 cup of chopped raw nuts (pecans are best, walnuts or almonds are also good)

Directions:

Combine rolled oats, dried figs, raisins, and nuts. If you prefer more of a fine texture, simply grind mixture for a few seconds in a food processor or blender. Store this mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Read more about Blueberry Muesli Recipe

 

Apples With Greens And Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients:

5-7 cups of salad greens like romaine lettuce and red leafy lettuce
1 large apple (any variety will do), cored and chopped into bite-size pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup of raw walnuts
2 to 4 tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing - extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and sea salt works well with this recipe

Directions:

Combine greens, apples, and walnuts in a large bowl and toss with salad dressing. Read more about Apples With Greens And Walnuts Recipe

 

Pecan-Raisin Balls Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. pecans
1/4 cup rolled oats
10 pitted dates
2 tablespoons of almond butter or raw tahini
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of all-natural vanilla extract
1 cup pre-soaked raisins (2 hours), drained on a dish towel

Directions:

Finely grind pecans and oats in a food processor. Set aside in a medium to large bowl. Use food processor to blend dates, almond butter or raw tahini, cinnamon, and vanilla into a paste.

Mix paste into finely ground pecan-oat mixture using clean hands or a wooden spoon. Add raisins and continue to mix gently until raisins are well distributed. Roll mixture into small balls.

This recipe makes about 10 balls. Enjoy!

From the Fall 2001 edition of Health Science magazine Read more about Pecan-Raisin Balls Recipe

 

Sparkling Watermelon Juice Recipe

Watermelon, fresh peppermint leaves, and sparkling water combine to make a super refreshing summer beverage.

If you have time, make some peppermint ice cubes to add to your sparkling watermelon juice just before serving. Read more about Sparkling Watermelon Juice Recipe

 

Pomegranate Apple Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 medium to large pomegranate, seeded
1 apple, chopped
1 small handful of whole or halved walnuts
1-2 big handfuls of field greens
1 rib of celery, chopped
2 tablespoons of orange juice
1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:

Combine pomegranate seeds, apples, walnuts, greens and celery in a large bowl.

Combine orange juice and raw honey in a small bowl and whisk together with fork. Sprinkle dressing on salad ingredients and toss before serving. Read more about Pomegranate Apple Salad Recipe

 

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