Category Archives: drinks

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Yields: 1 person

Ingredients:
3 carrots (or 12 ounces carrot juice)
1 tablespoon spirulina or chlorella powder

Directions:
1. Juice carrots in a juicer or purchase fresh carrot juice from a health food store.
2. Add spirulina to juice and mix very well.
3. Drink slowly and enjoy your energy.

Notes:
• Try different types of greens and super-foods to see how they affect you differently.
• If using bottled carrot juice make sure it is organic.

Mint Lassi

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Yields: 2 people

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.

Green Lift Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Yields: 2 people

Ingredients:
1 bunch of kale, finely chopped
1-2 grated carrots
3 cups boiled water
1 cup coconut milk

Directions:
1. Add kale, carrot and water to a blender and puree very well, about 2 minutes.
2. Add coconut milk and blend for 10-15 seconds more.
3. Serve warm or place in the fridge and serve chilled.
Notes:
• Add a slice of ginger or a dash of cayenne pepper for an added kick.