Vegetable Turkey

What’s The Difference Between a Juicer and Blender?

Energy Soup Recipe

You can eat raw foods all winter long with warm raw soups! Use the Vitamix to slowly warm your soups while blending. Try this healing Energy Soup recipe!

Energy Soup Recipe

Yield: 8-9 cups

2 cups green juice
2 cups filtered water
1 cup spinach
½ cucumber
½ red bell pepper
1 stalk celery
1 ½ cups sunflower sprouts
½ avocado
1 Tbs dulse flakes
1 clove garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger

Method: In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend well and season to taste.


How To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

Let me share with you, one of my favorite videos of all time. Evan was in 2nd grade when this happened, nearly 4 years ago. When the school called me and told me Evan had forgotten his lunch, I suggested that he eat the school lunch and I would send some money the following day, to pay for it. 30 seconds later, my phone rang again. A LOUD voice was booming through the other end of the line. She said, “Your son is refusing to eat the school lunch!”
It was a busy day for me, but I happily dropped everything […]

8 Drinks For Super Immunity

Everyone who’s seen Lisa’s “Button Up” lecture has been begging for these, so… here you go~ Lisa’s personal collection of loaded recipes to help you build a strong immune system. Start integrating these into your daily routine for SUPER IMMUNITY!!!

1. Green Juice
50% base of celery, cucumber, romaine, or leaf lettuce 50%: Sunflower, buckwheat or pea-shoots for your sprouts. Other greens such as dandelion, kale, collard, swiss chard etc. For taste: Lemon, lime ginger or garlic. Throw it all in your Breville for your everyday juice.

2. Grass Juices and Sprout Juices
Grasses such as barley, wheat or other wild grasses. Run these […]

The Shaker


Marinated Asparagus Recipe With Fennel And Pumpkin Seeds

This recipe makes a wonderful side dish for any raw meal. I like to pair this with the zucchini pasta and creamy red pepper sauce recipe for that real Italian feel.
Pumpkin seeds are fabulous for you – they have amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids, contain many B vitamins, as well as C, D, E and K. They also have wonderful minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous and niacin. Feel free to much on these all day long!

Marinated Asparagus & Fennel with Pumpkin Seeds
Yield: 2-3 servings
15 asparagus spears, woody ends removed
3/4 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb
1-2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp […]

Computer fatigue, are you stuck behind a computer all day long?

When the weather is nice at The Raw Food Institute, we are on the move. These photos are from a hike we took together in July. We hiked the Heublein Tower. The views are spectacular and the conversations are even better.

No time? 5 Tips to get you moving!

1.) Set a project alarm.
When you are working on a task on your computer, set a time limit. Say 30 minutes, or 50 minutes. First this gives you a deadline to work within and second this gives you permission to get UP and move when that timer goes off. Studies prove that people […]

Raw Chili Recipe – The Works!

Here’s another great warming comfort food – Raw Chili. Enjoy this hearty chili on a chilly fall day!
Raw Chili – The Works!
2 cups blended tomatoes (3-4 tomatoes or 1-2 large tomatoes)
1/2 cucumber peeled
1/2 red bell pepper seeded
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup whole leaf dulse
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup nama shoyu
1 1/2 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
Top with sprouts, avocados, scallions and jalapenos!
1. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth Garnish with sprouts, avocados, scallions and jalapenos.

The Rebounder. Our 2 Minute Health Tip

Bounce your way to a squeaky clean lymphatic system!
This one is a ton of fun! Now we all know that the heart pumps the blood around the body and that’s how we cleanse the blood, but what about the lymphatic system? Well the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, we are responsible for cleaning, which means we have to go for a run, or get a massage or use a chi machine, or my personal favorite: the rebounder or mini-trampoline.

Now this is something that you don’t want to tuck away or put under a bed somewhere because you probably won’t use […]