The Green Giant

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 11, 2014

(Photo by Robert Carboneau)
(Photo by Robert Carboneau)

(Photo by Robert Carboneau)

Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Broccoli is a chlorophyll-based vegetable that is a part of the cabbage family. It’s loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals, which oxygenate and nourish the body down to the cellular level. In fact, broccoli juice contains two-thirds more vitamin C than cooked broccoli. It also has significant amounts of vitamin A and calcium.


Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

By Linda Wagner | June 21, 2011

Photo: Linda Wagner

Photo: Linda Wagner

Keeping with the simple and easy theme, here is another fast recipe that literally takes about 5 minutes to make. This rich, chocolaty shake tastes absolutely sinful but without the guilt!

As you know, I’m all about meals that are satisfying, delicious, healthy and FAST!! This decadent chocolate shake is no different. Read More


Nutrient-Packed Green Smoothie Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | March 7, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

I am not one to participate in the debate between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Similar to how I won’t pick a favorite baseball team, I won’t take sides with my cities.  (I think I am the only person in history to say out loud-while in the baseball stadium where the two teams are playing-that she is a fan of both the Red Sox and the Yankees.)

I am currently a resident of San Francisco, but I would say I happily co-exist between the two. I relish their beautiful differences. Los Angeles has the weather-that’s undeniable-and San Francisco has the natural beauty.

As far as food trends go, one thing I will say for sure is that I have yet to find a great smoothie in San Francisco. My sister and I have scouted all the good spots in LA, and a while back we happened upon Leaf, whose smoothie blend of kale, mango, banana, orange juice, and cinnamon came pretty close to my idea of perfect, and thereby inspired my own recipe.

I prefer my smoothies to be more creamy than acidic, so I substituted the orange juice with milk (any kind will do, but I like the taste of almond milk). If you want to add the dates, they add a nice sweetness, but the smoothie is great without them too. Here’s to homemade healthy deliciousness.

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