Juices/Teas

Recipe Plans

It feels good to eat well (and healthy)

Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes. You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!

Mint Lassi
 
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of black pepper
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
 

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, dry roast cumin and black pepper.

  2. Stir frequently, until the aroma is released.

  3. Combine cumin and pepper, along with all the other ingredients, into a blender.

  4. Mix at high speed until mint leaves are well blended.

  5. Serve.


Notes:
This is a drink used in Indian culture to aid in digestion. Traditionally they use black salt which can be found in Indian food markets.

  • For a different taste ground cardamom or ground fennel in place of the cumin.

  • Try different types of yogurt: cow, sheep, goat or soy.

 

Prep time:
5 minutes

Cooking time:
0 minutes

Yields:
2 people

Sun Tea
 
Ingredients:
3-4 tea bags of your choice water
 

Directions:

  1. Fill an extra-large mason jar with water, add 3 or 4 of your favorite tea bags and cover with lid.

  2. Place in sun for one full day and let the shining rays pour in heat and energy, bringing out the wonderful tea

  3. flavors.

  4. Sweeten if so desired with natural sweetener and serve at room temperature or cold over ice.

 

Prep time:
2 minutes

Cooking time:
24 minutes

Yields:
10 people

 

Notes:

Garnish with mint leaves or lemon wedge.

Ginger Drink
 
Ingredients:
1 pound fresh ginger root
2 quarts water
juice of 2 limes
maple syrup or agave nectar to taste
 

Directions: 

  1. Thinly peel the fresh ginger, grate and mix with water in a large saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Cover the pan and turn off the heat; leave for 24 hours.

  3. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve.

  4. Add the lime juice and maple syrup or agave. Stir until dissolved.

 

Prep time:
7 minutes

Cooking time:
24 minutes

Yields:
8 people

 

Notes: Serve chilled.

Fruit Nut Smoothie
 
Ingredients:
1 banana
1 cup soy or rice milk
1 cup berries
1 cup diced melon
1/2 cup almonds
2-4 ice cubes
 

Directions: 

Mix in blender for 1-2 minutes and serve.

 

Notes: You can add other ingredients for added nutrition such as a spoonful of bee pollen, coconut oil, flax seed oil, spirulina powder or a scoop of protein powder. And you can ALWAYS add in a handful of the freshest greens you have on hand: spinach, swiss chard, beet greens, dandelion greens, etc!

 

Prep time:
5 minutes

Cooking time:
0 minutes

Yields:
2 people

And start living healthy TODAY