Pink Smoothie Recipe: Featuring Angela Lidden's Detox Smoothie

Now that we are finally getting into some spring and summer weather, I decided to feature a smoothie recipe. This recipe is not my own, and I used Angela Lidden's recipe, from her well known blog Oh She Glows. She has a fabulous vegan cookbook, so if you are looking for more healthy and hearty recipes make sure you add this book to your collection! This is called her Pink Power Detox Smoothie. It tastes delicious and has some awesome health perks. Here is the recipe and more on why I featured it: INGREDIENTS - 1 cup coconut water (or filtered water) - 1 cup frozen strawberries - 2 celery stalks - 1 small to medium beet, peeled & chopped (use raw or lightly steam for tenderness) - 1/2 medium

Whole grains: What are they, and how do you cook them?

You've heard about whole grains, and if you haven't.... there's a whole lot to know (see what I did there)! Whole grain: made with or containing whole and unprocessed grain. Whole grains still have their entire structure intact; the germ, endosperm, and bran (see anatomy of a whole grain below). They have not gone through a machine to be hulled and stripped down to their bare necessities! This is why whole grains contain many more nutrients. They are considered a nutrient dense carbohydrate. A perfect example would be white rice vs brown rice. The main differenence between white and brown rice is that brown rice still contains its outer shell. If you check the nutrition label, you will notic

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