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RECIPE: Seven Greens Salad

If you are looking for a nutritious green recipe for St. Patrick's Day (or any day) look no further! Seven Greens Salad is a nutrient dense 100% plants salad that is delicious any day of the year. This salad celebrates one beautiful color - green - which is one of the most notoriously nutritious colors in the food rainbow. The Protective Power of Green Plants Green foods are known to be some of the most nutrient dense foods known to Man. Green plants in general pack a whopping dose of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients -…

RECIPE: Seven Trees Fruit Salad

Trees give us so much: clean air, clean groundwater, shade, rain, temperature regulation, wood for our buildings and fires, and fruit salads for our bellies. Fruit isn't the only tree part that is delectable and nutritious. Often tree seeds, also known as "nuts", and sometimes the bark and sap of trees are also edible and a healthful part of a whole food plant-based diet. Here I'm sharing a recipe that is made from 100% trees. Seven Trees Fruit Salad is a delicious way to enjoy nutrient-rich, fiber-full, hydrating tree…

RECIPE: Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie is one of our favorite ways to start the day. I love making smoothies because they are easy to make, delicious, and nutritious and there are so many flavor combinations. This simple smoothie recipe has just three ingredients: frozen bananas, frozen mangoes, and almond milk. Any type of sweet ripe mango will work for a smoothie. Simply dice the yellow-orange flesh into cubes and freeze hours before blending if you would like an ice-cold creamy drink. Some people prefer their drinks at room temperature and make…

RECIPE: Three Sisters Salad

This heart-healthy recipe is centered on corn, beans, and squash --- the infamous Three Sisters of traditional Native American agriculture. The three sisters crops are traditionally planted together because of the way they cooperate in supporting each other.