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

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.

Cacao Aphrodisiac Elixir of Love
Cacao Aphrodisiac Elixir of Love
Looking to spice things up with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Woo them with this mind-blowing superfood elixir.

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.

Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions
Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions
It’s estimated that over 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% actually achieve their goals. With the odds stacked up against us, why do we keep doing this to ourselves?!?

Raw Chocolate Pecan Pie
Raw Chocolate Pecan Pie
Treat yourself and your family to this healthy and decadent dessert this Thanksgiving!

Autumn Wild Rice Salad
Autumn Wild Rice Salad
As we approach Thanksgiving time, we’ve been on the lookout for recipes that could fit into the holiday season, but wouldn’t leave us feeling the usual “Thanksgiving hangover.”

Raw Pecan Mushroom Stuffing
Raw Pecan Mushroom Stuffing
This stuffing is so good, you’ll never miss the real thing. And that’s coming from someone who, as non-turkey eater, considers stuffing to be the main event at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
'Tis the season for Pumpkin! This savory, decadent, and healthy smoothie is great for an afternoon snack. Let us know what you think!

Yogi Recipe - Quinoa Watercress Salad
Yogi Recipe -  Quinoa Watercress Salad
With the 4th of July weekend upon us you probably have a round of BBQs to hit, and with it begs the question, "what to bring?" While burgers and beers always sound like a good idea, we know how heavy and lethargic all the traditional BBQ fare can leave us feeling. To keep yourself light and energized in your yoga practice this holiday weekend, try the Quinoa Watercress Salad from the Conscious Cleanse.