Vibrant Green Detox Smoothie

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

ENJOY THIS VIBRANT GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE TO JUMPSTART THE NEW YEAR! 

This nutrient dense drink will help detoxify your system and help you feel MORE vibrant for 2017! #STAYVIBRANT

Ingredients

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 small cucumber, chopped

1 scoop Field of Greens

1 handful spinach

Handful of fresh parsley or cilantro

1 lemon peeled

1 organic apple, seeded, cored and chopped 

Directions

1. Blend in a high speed blender and enjoy! 

 

 

Spicy Cilantro Pesto

Spicy Cilantro Pesto with Field of Greens #greens #fieldofgreens #raw #vegan #recipe
Spicy Cilantro Pesto with Field of Greens 
 
Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo-Friendly, Refined Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, NonGMO, No-Bake
 
Serving Size:  1 cup
 
Prep Time:   5 minutes / Cook Time:  5 minutes
 
This Spicy Cilantro Pesto is a nice change from traditional pesto and is also vegan and dairy-free too!  Fresh cilantro is used instead of basil leaves and nutritional yeast is used instead of Parmesan cheese to give it the classic pesto flavor you love.  The other thing that sets this pesto apart is the added scoop of “Field of Greens” which contains one serving of parsley powder, alfalfa grass whole leaf powder, barley grass whole leaf powder, oat grass whole leaf powder, wheatgrass whole leaf powder, alfalfa sprouts powder, collard powder, spinach powder, broccoli sprouts powder, kale powder, alfalfa grass juice powder, barley grass juice powder, oat grass juice powder, and wheatgrass juice powder all of which are raw and organic.
 
Ingredients: ! 1 cup fresh cilantro ! 1 cup pine nuts ! 3/4 cup nutritional yeast ! 1/4 cup avocado oil ! 1 clove garlic !1 jalapeño ! 1/2 teaspoon sea salt ! 1 scoop “Field of Greens” !
 
Directions: 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until everything is well combined;  adjust seasonings to your preference. 2. Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
 
Tip:  Make a double batch and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight glass mason jar!

Vibarita (A Vibrant Mocktail Margarita)

Vibarita - Ingredients: - 2 cups of white grape juice - Agave to taste - juice of 1-2 limes - juice of 1-2 lemons - 4 sachets Field of Greens - Ice Instructions: Add ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth. #mocktails #cincodemayo #healthy #supplements #stayvibrant #turmeric #maximizedturmeric #greens #fieldofgreens #vibrantambassador

Vibarita - Ingredients: - 2 cups of white grape juice - Agave to taste - juice of 1-2 limes - juice of 1-2 lemons - 4 sachets Field of Greens - Ice  Instructions: Add ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth.  #mocktails #cincodemayo #healthy #supplements #stayvibrant #turmeric #maximizedturmeric #greens #fieldofgreens #vibrantambassador

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of white grape juice
  • Agave to taste
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons
  • 4 sachets Field of Greens
  • Ice 

Instructions: Add ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth. 
#mocktails #cincodemayo #healthy #supplements #stayvibrant #turmeric #maximizedturmeric #greens #fieldofgreens #vibrantambassador

 

Spring Detox Smoothie

Spring Detox Smoothie #rawgreens #springcleanse #cleaneating #smoothies

Do you love raw greens? How about antioxidants, energy, and vitamins and minerals which naturally support the natural detoxification process in our bodies? If you answered yes, then please enjoy this slightly spicy, high in fiber, nutrient-dense green smoothie as you transition into spring. 

Spring Detox Smoothie #rawgreens #springcleanse #cleaneating #smoothiesIngredients:
½ organic cucumber, chopped
½ avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup organic, raw kale
½ cup organic, raw arugula 
½ cup microgreens and/or pea shoots
1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 ice cubes

1 scoop Field of Greens

Directions: Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Green Detox Dressing

#GreenDetox Salad Dressing - Green on greens!

#GreenDetox Salad Dressing - Green on greens!

#Green #Detox Dressing inspired by the dressing recipe "Weekend Wonder Detox Signature Salad" in @tasteforlifemag January 2015 issue. We just swapped some ingredients for a scoop of Field of Greens and did some #vibranthealthimprovising

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 

1/4 cup red wine vinegar 

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or 3-4 frozen pineapple chunks is also awesome!)

Punch unrefined sea salt 

1 scoop #FieldofGreens 

1 garlic clove 

1 tsp honey 

Directions: Blend all dressing ingredients together in a blender. 

#greenlove #salad #detox #parsley#weekendwarrior #vibrantlife #stayvibrant

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie #superfoods #fieldofgreens

Avocado Pineapple Smoothie #superfoods #fieldofgreensIngredients:

1 Avocado

Frozen Pinapple (1 handful or to taste)

1/3 cup Apple Juice

1/3 cup Coconut Water

1/3 cup Water

1-2 scoop(s) Field of Greens

Dash of Lemon Juice

Dash of Honey (optional)

Directions: Add ice if desired. Combine all ingredients together, blend until smooth. Ahhh, so refreshing!

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Superbowl recipe: Baby Kale & Artichoke Dip

A new take on a #Superbowl Sunday favorite. Healthy snacking is the best snacking!

A new take on a #Superbowl Sunday favorite. Healthy snacking is the best snacking!

This dip was inspired by those delicious cheesy spinach-artichoke dips we are all ashamed to love. You could always choose to make this recipe a little creamier or cheesier to your taste if you want something a little more savory (and let's face it, more "Superbowl-y").

Have you heard of baby kale? It's not bitter like those big kale leaves you've seen and it's now sold in the supermarket alongside other organic salad mixes. It's a spring green and a lot more versatile and less intimidating than the alternative kales.  Kale is in the brassica family (broccoli and cabbage are too!) and it stands out as having the broadest range of antioxidants including strong contents of Vitamin A, C, and K. A lot of people have heard of kale, maybe have even bought kale, but just don't know what to do with it. You can bake it, roast it, make pesto, pretty much endless options. Here are some great and easy recipes. You can also start small using baby kale much like you would use baby spinach, and just think, you already know how to make a dip for the Superbowl (or whenever)!

Why artichoke hearts? Artichoke hearts have a sweet and earthy flavor. If you've ever eaten a whole artichoke before, the heart is what it's all about. The addition of lemon and olive oil bring out the rich flavors of the artichoke heart and it is just…something truly special. Artichoke hearts are also low in fat and high in fiber. They offer a healthy dose of potassium, Vitamin C, and antioxidants to help detoxify the body. We love to detoxify through our food, remember? At first glance an artichoke is an intimidating vegetable, so maybe purchasing the hearts separately is the way to go for you. But, for the more adventurous, there are myriad of ways to enjoy a whole artichoke

Ingredients:

About 1/2 small shallot, chopped

1/2 cup cashews

1 can artichoke hearts (around 7-9 hearts)

2 cups organic baby kale

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2-1 lemon juiced (about 2-3 tbsp juice)

1 small garlic clove, chopped to taste

Dash salt

Dash Paprika

1 scoop Field of Greens

Parmesan Cheese to taste

Directions: Add your ingredients together in your blender or food processor (keeping a few artichokes aside). Blend until you get your desired texture. Our was on the chunky side. Spread in baking pan or casserole dish. Lightly blend remaining artichokes and top the dip with them. Sprinkle parmesan cheese to taste. Optional: Broil on high until cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and give your dip a good stir. You may want to sprinkle a little more salt, Field of Greens, and paprika at this time for added flavor and nutrients. 

 

Here's to powering our bodies with our meals and snacks (yes, even on days of indulgence) and no more heartburn, indigestion, and other nasty things! It's almost game time!!

A new take on a #Superbowl Sunday favorite. Healthy snacking is the best snacking!

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Winter Warm-Up Smoothie

Smoothies are not just for summer! Try this warming & hearty #fieldofgreens recipe.

Here in the Northeast, it's been fairly chilly this week. Some might say downright frigid, but I don't like to complain too much. It can always be worse, right? Anyhow, when our southeastern neighbors got pounded with snow this week, we got very little. Yet our office, in the town of Canaan, CT (where we tend to lose power or internet if someone sneezes too hard), lost phone and internet for a good hour on Wednesday morning. Vito, who works in Customer Service, had been nudging me to make a smoothie for the office for days now, so we decided to seize the opportunity. Our recipe incorportated warming cinnamon, filling & balancing organic peanut butter, berries, and of course 2 scoops of Field of Greens. The recipe below was to satiate 10-15 Vibrant Health employees. So adjust accordingly unless you want to be drinking smoothie for days, which is totally understandable of you.

Smoothies are not just for summer! Try this warming & hearty #fieldofgreens recipe.

Ingredients:

2 scoops Field of Greens

2 oranges

1 tbsp Organic Chai Tea Concentrate

2 tbsp organic honey

1 tbsp organic peanut butter

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup apple juice

2 1/2 stalks kale

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tbsp Greek yogurt

1/4 cup blueberries

1/3 cup blackberries

1 1/2 bananas

Now, if you drink this and you still can't shake that chill, you can try this classically fashionable alternative: 

Vibrant Health employees know how to stay warm!

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Spinach-Cashew-Coconut Pesto

Spinach-Cashew-Coconut #Pesto using Vibrant Health's Field of Greens raw food powder. It would be dangerously delicious if it wasn't so good for you!

Spinach Pesto using Vibrant Health #FieldofGreens & Coconut Oil! Amazingly delicious & a super healthy snack or meal component!

Let me first say, this was so delicious I'm fairly certain I could eat it everyday. Often using Field of Greens in a recipe can make it taste a little too "green" for some people's liking, but the use of coconut oil and cashews in this recipe made that a non-issue. My friends were so impressed by how good it was, it's still coming up in conversation weeks later. First we spread it, then we used it as a dip, then we topped some gluten-free spaghetti with it. We couldn't find enough ways to eat this pesto. Also, it's extremely healthy, tastes fresh, and was so easy to make. I want some right now! I used coconut oil for this pesto, which for some won't work if you are allergic or dislike a hint of coconut flavor. Olive oil or avocado oil would also both be great options.

Spinach-Cashew-Coconut #Pesto using Vibrant Health's Field of Greens raw food powder. It would be dangerously delicious if it wasn't so good for you!

 

Ingredients:Spinach-Cashew-Coconut #Pesto using Vibrant Health's Field of Greens raw food powder. It would be dangerously delicious if it wasn't so good for you!

1 scoop Field of Greens

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup coconut oil (or whatever high quality oil you prefer)

1/2 cup cashews

1 tbsp romano cheese

Directions: In your food processor or high-power blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve it as a dip, a spread, on pasta, or just eat it from a spoon. Whatever works.

 

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer. 

Green Hummus

green hummus

green hummus

Have you every heard of green hummus? Sounds a little weird, right? Wrong! Well, not wrong, it does sound weird but it tastes GREAT! Plus it's so much better for you than just regular hummus it's not even funny. 

Why so good for you? Check out the all star lineup:

Field of Greens – a raw green food powder which contains 4 1/2 servings of vegetables per serving. It's a vegan, kosher, organic, and gluten free food and we just love adding it to raw recipes! It's potent green formula helps to alkalize your body, detox, regenerate, and energize.

Spinach is full of nutrients that help you maintain healthy eyes and build bones. Did you also know that spinach can help relieve dry, itchy skin AND remove toxins from your colon? Popeye knew what was up. Eat lots of spinach (baby organic leaves are the best – and cooking it doesn't destroy the nutrients!)

Chickpeas, the primary ingredient in all hummus, are fantastic sources of fiber and magnesium. They are a legume rich in protein and iron (great for vegetarians/vegans) so they can help boost your energy. Chickpeas also have been said to lower bad cholesterol and for post-menopausal women, reduce the symptoms of hot flashes. With all that fiber, you will feel fuller longer, which is great if you're trying to lose weight!

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. You've probably heard by now about the health benefits of sesame seeds. Tahini is a good source of methionine, which aids in liver detoxification and magnesium, potassium, and iron to name a few nutrients. It's also a good source of protein and easy for the body to digest.

Garlic is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal (& anti-vampire) properties. Garlic is a considered a pretty holistically beneficial little bulb. It's been said to help with everything from acne & fighting off the common cold to reducing heart disease risk and protecting against cancer.  

Lemon juice – Lemons are digestive aids and liver cleansers. The Vitamin C content when combined with iron from dark leafy greens can help with iron absorption as well (again great for those veggie-only eaters). Lemons also are helpful against the common cold, acne, and even in calming anxiety.

The recipe:

1 scoop Field of Greens

1 can chickpeas

2 tbsp tahini

1 clove garlic (the one we used was a little too large for our tastebuds, so you may want to add garlic to taste)

1/2 cup organic baby spinach leaves

1 tbsp. sesame oil

3 tbsp water

1/2 lemon squeezed

Directions: Combine the ingredients in your food processor or high power blender until smooth. Especially tasty when served with flaxseed or rice crackers. 

About the author: Kate Shanley is the Social Media Coordinator & Pet Health Consultant for Vibrant Health. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and is also a board certified Holistic Health Coach, has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she's a dog trainer.