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Jo and Jules
Jo and Jules
Jo and Jules's Blog

5 Foods to Fight Your Spring Allergies
5 Foods to Fight Your Spring Allergies
I’ve suffered from extreme allergies my entire life. I used to dread the spring-time and the first sign of green. I wanted to skip this season all together, I’d rather be a 3-season kinda girl. The fact was that I was that miserable.

Veggie Lover's Sample Meal Plan
Veggie Lover's Sample Meal Plan
A few month’s back I shared the sample meal plan that I created for my meat lover husband while he was on the Conscious Cleanse.

Cucumber Radish Salad
Cucumber Radish Salad
Today marks day one of transition for our Spring Cleanse, so in honor of this time of renewal and growth, and all our current cleansers, I’ve tossed together one of my all-time favorite recipes.

10 Signs You Need a Cleanse
10 Signs You Need a Cleanse
Spring is officially here! In Boulder the snow has melted, the ground is thawing and nature is showing visible signs of preparing for the big transition from winter to spring.

Conscious Cleanse Sugar Sensitivity Quiz
Conscious Cleanse Sugar Sensitivity Quiz
This topic is near and dear to my heart because I am a long-time sugar addict.

Thai Coconut Soup
Thai Coconut Soup
We have had freezing cold, snowy weather in Boulder this last week and nothing warms the soul like a big bowl of soup. Which brings me to today’s recipe – Thai Coconut Soup.

Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles and Chimichurri Sauce
Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles and Chimichurri Sauce
My family eats a ton of meatballs but frankly they’re all too often of the organic store-bought, pre-cooked variety. Not the best, but easy for a busy working mama in a pinch. For that reason, I’ve wanted to come up with my own homemade version and so this recipe was born.

Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops
Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops
When brainstorming about a good recipe to share with you this week, Jo suggested lamb! As the resident vegetarian, I looked at her as if she had six heads and then took a deep breath along with the challenge.

Carob Hazelnut Cheesecake
Carob Hazelnut Cheesecake
Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away so we thought it would be a perfect time to talk about one of our favorite topics: Radical Self Love.

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.

Pear Party Smoothie
Pear Party Smoothie
It's officially fall and that means cooler temperatures, crisp evenings and brightly colored changing leaves.

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?