Let's mix it up and pull the greens out of our green smoothies. Keep in mind leafy greens are essential but it's important to mix it up, variety is what really allows us to thrive on a plant based diet. This smoothie is loaded with veggies, it's delicious and a nice change. The Vortex Makes 1Ls 2 cups water 3 ice cubes 1/2 red beet 1/3 zucchini 1/2 organic apple, fuji or gala 1 organic oranges 1 organic carrot 1" ginger, peeled 1 tbsp hemp Peel the oranges, but leave the skin on everything else. Blend smooth and down all that veggie love. Thanks Gosi for the inspiration, as always.

RK_LIVER LOVER                                                      Indulged a little too much this past long weekend? I know my body could use a mini detox (hmmm, maybe yours can too) so I’m going to share my current favorite liver-loving smoothie recipe starring the BEET. Beets are a wonderful tonic for the liver and they're high in betacyanin, which has cancer-fighting properties. Plus, they’re full of magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium to help flush out toxins. Yeah, they pretty much rock the bod. Liver Lover Smoothie *makes 3 servings* 2 beets 1 cup raspberries 1 apple 1/2 lemon juiced 1 cup zucchini 1 cup cucumber 4 cups of water

photo cred Cat Spinach may be scarce these days but beets ain't.  And you know I love me a beet or two (or five or six).  Personally, beets have always been a bit tricky in the smoothie department.  I don't know how Lisa manages to make her Red-Green smoothies taste so damn good but clearly I have not mastered the fine art yet, or have I?????? Enter the cooked beet. I had a few leftover from the day before so chucked them in. Wow, amazing beety goodness. So unless you have Lisa making your smoothies everyday, try this as an alternative. The Beet Beat Smoothie 4 cups filtered water 2 lg handful of org. mixed greens 1 -2 cooked org. beets 1 org. apple 1 org. banana 1/2 org. zucchini 2 tbsp hemp hearts Blend until smooth - Yields 1.5 liters. And don't forget to save some in a bowl for the babies (just add some organic baby cereal to it).

Photo cred Cat Ok what's in my fridge that desperately needs to be eaten? Leftover brown rice...ahhh, I'll make my special fried rice - The Goods style. All local/organic and crazy yummy and good for you. (don't like rice sub in some leftover quinoa instead) In a frying pan add: 1 tbsp of coconut oil 3 large cloves minced garlic 1 small onion finely chopped 4 carrots finely chopped Once all that is a bit soft (about 5 mins) add whatever you have in your fridge. Yesterday's version consisted of finely chopped, organic: Mushrooms, corn, chard, zucs, bok choy, red pepper & eggs Add some Himalayan sea salt and some organic tamari and you're GOODs to go. The joy about this dish, is you add whatever you want and in any quantity you want - just taste it and add more or less salt & tamari. Let me know if you come up with any rockin' combos.