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Allergy Boosting Green Juice
Allergy Boosting Green Juice
Ahhhh the blooms and trees beginning to bud, and the grass popping up through the snow….it can all be such a thing of beauty. It can also be a time for allergy sufferers to struggle!

Cleansing Green Smoothie
Cleansing Green Smoothie
I’m often asked how I can continue to drink green smoothies when the weather gets cold. This smoothie is my answer.

Yogi Holiday Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Yogi Holiday Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Holiday festivities are in full swing and that means it’s time to start planning another healthy holiday feast.

Roasted Curried Cauliflower
Roasted Curried Cauliflower
Turmeric – the main ingredient in curry, a relative to ginger root, and a spice that I’ve recently been completely obsessed with, is a superfood and one of nature’s most important spices. Long used for adding color and flavor to just about anything including veggies, salmon, soups, smoothies and salad dressings, turmeric is as popular in the kitchen as it is in the medicine cabinet.

Nearly Raw Coco Nutty Pumpkin Pie
Nearly Raw Coco Nutty Pumpkin Pie
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pumpkin pie, so this year I decided to do a healthy twist on this classic favorite.

Creamy Black Bean Soup
Creamy Black Bean Soup
Are you ready for a festive and flavorful version of my favorite soup that is 100% healthy and dairy-free?

DARE to Say NO to Sugar
DARE to Say NO to Sugar
Candy is everywhere we turn these days. Bowls of black and orange M&Ms conveniently placed for us to grab and pop in our mouth without even thinking twice. Jars of candy corn and bite-sized chocolates call our names despite our best will power efforts.

Kick Cravings to the Curb
Kick Cravings to the Curb
Is it sugar? Salty snacks? Coffee? Wine?

5 Steps to a Salad Bar in Your Fridge
5 Steps to a Salad Bar in Your Fridge
In my house, it’s my job to organize the refrigerator. This isn’t because I’m a master organizer by any means, but more because the kitchen is my domain. It’s my happy place. I spend a lot of time there and I love playing and experimenting with food and new recipes. And on top of all that, it’s my job to make sure my family eats well.

Sweet 'n' Spicy Pull-Apart Chicken
Sweet 'n' Spicy Pull-Apart Chicken
If you’ve done the live Conscious Cleanse program with us then undoubtedly you recall Jo’s infamous “chicken breast story.”

Smoothie ABCs
Smoothie ABCs
Doing your ABCs is an acronym for “always be cleansing,” but it doesn’t mean that you should be on a formal cleanse year-round. Rather, it’s the idea that you can realistically eat and live in a way that supports detoxification and optimal digestion all the time.

Patriotic Green Smoothie
Patriotic Green Smoothie
Happy 4th of July! In the spirit of freedom day, I created the Red White and Blue Green Smoothie. I find that if I start my day off right with a boat load of fresh fruit and dark leafy greens, the rest of the day just seems to go better.

Sweet 'n Sour Pineapple Limeade Juice
Sweet 'n Sour Pineapple Limeade Juice
Get ready to have your socks knocked off! The recipe I’m sharing today has been one of my favorites lately. Tart and tangy, this tropical juice is refreshing and surprisingly filling.

Summer's Bounty: Taste the Season
Summer's Bounty: Taste the Season
Summer is such a glorious time of year! As a sun worshiper and fruit junkie, June is heaven on earth to me. I love visiting my local health food store seeing the abundance of ripe, juicy, crisp, cool fruit available – all at a great price to boot! From mango to watermelon to cherries to nectarines and apricots. I can’t seem to get enough.

Summer Coleslaw
Summer Coleslaw
When temperatures start to rise and the air grows thick and sticky, the last thing we think about eating is a salad covered in mayonnaise. But many of our traditional coleslaw recipes are just that! Here at the Conscious Cleanse, we love our veggies and aim to make them the star of the show! If you agree, you’re going to love this back-to-basics coleslaw recipe that lets the crunch and flavor of our vegetable friends shine through.

A Conscious Cleanse Guide to Mindful Eating
A Conscious Cleanse Guide to Mindful Eating
Jo Schaalman of the Conscious Cleanse provides five greatly beneficial practices to achieve mindful eating. Taking time to eat in general can be somewhat of an inconvenience to busy schedules; not to mention actually concentrating on the act. The benefits of this practice, however, range from increased energy, brighter mood and improved mental capacities. Who doesn't have time for that?

Sesame Ginger Grilled Bok Choy
Sesame Ginger Grilled Bok Choy
Summer is just around the corner and that means it’s time to fire up the grill! As the resident vegetarian in my household, I’m always looking for veggie options to throw on the grill. I love me some grillin’ season because it’s fast, easy and the best part–there is little to no clean up! Can I get an Amen!

Ditch Your Scale for Good!
Ditch Your Scale for Good!
After battling my own weight for years, I’ve come to realize that the harder I try to lose weight the less weight I actually lose. Sound familiar?

7 Tips to Get You Cooking Like a Pro
7 Tips to Get You Cooking Like a Pro
We hear it all the time. “I don’t have time to spend all day in the kitchen making my own food.” I get it. Not all that long ago, 4 years to be exact, “cooking” in my world used to mean swinging by the Whole Foods’ salad bar. Frankly, I didn’t think I had the time to cook for myself, nor did I really want to put forth what seemed in my head to be so much effort.

Steamed Artichoke with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce
Steamed Artichoke with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce
Recently I’ve started receiving organic produce delivery from Door to Door Organics. It saves me a trip to the grocery store, which is always a good thing! If you live in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York or Delaware, I’d highly consider trying it out.

Millet Buddha Bowl
Millet Buddha Bowl
If you’ve never heard of a “Buddha Bowl,” let me start with a quick explanation. Simply stated, a Buddha Bowl is anything you want to toss into a bowl topped with a “special sauce.” It’s said that the bowl gets its name from the Buddha’s belly, which is packed so full it bulges with goodness.

6 Reasons to Drink Hot Lemon Water
6 Reasons to Drink Hot Lemon Water
People often ask us if we could only do one thing for our health everyday what would it be. Now this is a toughie, and we might have a tie for first place, but topping the charts is our favorite morning beverage of choice – hot water with lemon.

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip
So what I am bringing to my Super Bowl party? Spinach Artichoke dip, of course! This Spinach Artichoke dip whips up in less than 30 minutes and combines raw ingredients with warm sautéed veggies. It’s best served warm with a few slices of cucumbers or flax seed crackers.

Bunless Bison Burger
Bunless Bison Burger
Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food event next to Thanksgiving in our country. Topping the list of party favorites are wings, pizza, beer, dip, popcorn and soda. While we do love to indulge from time to time, we wanted to challenge the dairy-filled, greasy, gas-inducing status quo of typical Super Bowl party fare to see if we could come up with a healthy replacement.