Drinks & Beverages

Apple Carrot Cucumber Smoothie
Because cooking destroys some nutrients, try smoothies made with milder-tasting raw vegetables, such as celery, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants or zucchini first. More »
Juice your way to more fruit/veggies!
 With juice bars and “elixir cafés” springing up in cities throughout North America, it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it’s really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old health practice. And in this new age of genetically modified, over-refined, chemical-... More »
Benefits of Juicing
 Author of The Juicing Bible (the best-selling juicing book on the market today), Pat Crocker, lists just a few of the benefits of juicing: Easy assimilation • In whole fruits and vegetables (or even in drinks that contain pulp), some enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins A, C and E — along with... More »
Liquid Salsa (juicing)
Widely known, and at the halfway point on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale, Jalapeños lend a meaty texture and rich flavor to dishes. Their thick flesh makes jalapeños an excellent juicing chile. More »
Criteria for Choosing a Juice Machine
Types of Juice Machines There are two basic types of machines that extract juice. They are as follows: Masticating • With this type of machine, fruits and vegetables are squeezed through gears that crush them and force them through a fine stainless steel strainer. The pulp is continuously extracted... More »
Lactose-Free Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
These luscious beverages are no longer taboo for the lactose intolerant. Fruit purées, juices, tofu, lactose-free milk and soy milk replace the usual milk in these thirst quenchers. Author of 200 Best Lactose-Free Recipes, Jan Main, says 'drink up!' A classic combination, in drink form!Makes... More »
Orange Banana Smoothie
Smoothies are an excellent way to pack extra vitamins and nutrients into your child's day. More »
Tips For Transitioning to a Raw Food Diet
Do you want to eat better? Do you want to leave a smaller 'footprint' and help contribute to a better world? How about eating raw? Transitioning to a raw food diet can seem a bit overwhelming at first. Here are some quick and easy tips from Chef Douglas McNish, author of Eat Raw, Eat Well, to get... More »
Sunny Orange Shake
This smoothie, with only three ingredients, goes together quickly, for a carbohydrate and protein combination you can enjoy any time of day. The skim milk powder adds thickness and boosts the calcium and protein content. It's the perfect refresher all year long. More »
Blue Pear Smoothie
Smoothies are a fabulous way to consume your fruits and veggies! They also keep you going when you have a long day ahead. More »
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