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Vegan Chickpea Curry
Vegan Chickpea Curry
This time of year, it can be hard to find a dinner that doesn’t take too long and is healthy and filling. As busy moms with hectic work schedules, we totally get it! It can be all too tempting to grab your favorite take-out and call it a night. That’s why we’ve come up with this recipe! And trust us, it’ll beat your take-out any day :) This is a warming, nourishing curry that you can enjoy over steamed kale or cauliflower rice. It’s filling and hearty while still being cleanse-friendly AND vegan-friendly (meatless Monday, anyone?). Plus, it doesn’t take long to make, and is a one-pot meal so you’ll save time on dishes, too! Looking for other easy weeknight recipes? Check out our Weeknight Turkey Broccoli Stir Fry, Jo’s Easy Weeknight Salad, Chipotle Lime Salmon with Massaged Kale, or 30-Minute Chicken Meatball Tacos.

Raw Cacao Gelt Coins
Raw Cacao Gelt Coins
Jo here! Happy Hanukkah! What’re dreidel games without chocolate gelt? Unfortunately, the gelt you buy in the store is usually highly processed and packed with sugar and dairy. So why not make your own at home? It’s easier than you might think! Besides the added sugar and dairy, the main nutritional difference between store-bought gelt coins and my recipe is that my recipe uses raw cacao instead of roasted cacao.

Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce
Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce
Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours! This is a wonderful time of year filled with gatherings of loved ones around the dinner table. Why not pick the healthiest options for your holiday spread? Jo, prefers to stay on a low-sugar eating track. So her family has developed a lower-sugar spin on the Thanksgiving classic — cranberry sauce! This tart and delicious recipe will win over even your pickiest family members. Looking for more healthy and delicious Thanksgiving options? Check out our Conscious Thanksgiving spread. What’s YOUR go-to Thanksgiving dish and does it need a Conscious Cleanse makeover? Let us know in the comments below! With love and holiday gratitude,

Roasted Beets and Arugula
Roasted Beets and Arugula
Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours! This is a wonderful time of year filled with gatherings of loved ones around the dinner table. Why not pick the healthiest options for your holiday spread? We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our family favorite recipes that we love to make for Thanksgiving. These dishes are healthy, delicious, and are sure to delight the whole family. Jules, as a vegetarian, finds holiday meals frustrating since they are so frequently centered around a meat dish. So she’s come up with a hearty salad featuring roasted beets. It works well as both a main dish or side dish, perfect for the veggie lovers in your life! Looking for more healthy and delicious Thanksgiving options? Check out our Conscious Thanksgiving spread.

Thai Stir Fry with Three Herb Sauce
Thai Stir Fry with Three Herb Sauce
This warm and comforting stir fry recipe tastes delicious any time of the year, and reminds me of balmy summer nights in Bali. It’s worth the extra effort to find fresh lemongrass, which can usually be found at your local Asian market (I once drove an hour to find it). The three-herb sauce is bursting with nutrients and flavor and after the prep is done, this dish can be thrown together rather quickly which makes it perfect for dinner parties. If you don’t have a wok, you can still make this recipe in a regular frying pan with a little extra oil :) Enjoy!

Raw Cookie Dough Balls
Raw Cookie Dough Balls
It’s that time of year – sweet treat time! Over the next few months, it’s likely that you’ll be attending holiday parties, cookie exchange, or just have a hankering to do some baking. And, as you know, we’re on a mission to enjoy life while making it healthier. So our cookie recipe today is low sugar, but also nut, seed, grain, dairy, egg, and gluten free. My 2-year-old daughter is allergic to all of the above, so I’m continually looking for ways to make something that she’ll love, as well as any of her friends. That’s a tall list of no-no foods, so finding a flour that checks all of those boxes has made my life so much easier. The secret ingredient in our Raw Cookie Dough Balls is tigernut flour, which is not a nut but a small root vegetable. This little tuber is chock-full of fiber, protein, magnesium and zinc and has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor.

Balancing Kitchari. Vata Ayurvedic Recipe
Balancing Kitchari. Vata Ayurvedic Recipe
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, and it includes three "doshas": vata, pitta, and kapha. Doshas are energies believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity. Fall is typically considered "vata season" in Ayurvedic medicine because its characteristics most embody the attributes that make up vata: dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, mobile, and clear (or empty). This Kitchari recipe adapted from Chef Lynda is one of my favorites as it balances vata by supplying warmth, nourishment, oiliness, comfort, and grounding during harsh vata season. It also includes adaptations if you are more pitta or kapha. Learn more about Ayurveda and Vata season here and enjoy!

Weeknight Turkey Broccoli Stir Fry
Weeknight Turkey Broccoli Stir Fry
Happy Autumn (and happy Spring for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere)! With the school year well under way here in Colorado, we wanted to share a recipe that is a great go-to when you don’t have much time. As working moms with little ones, we know how hard it can be to make sure your family gets a nutritious dinner while trying to juggle all your other responsibilities. That’s where this recipe comes in! This stir fry is healthy, delicious, and best of all, can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is also super versatile – it can be easily modified to use whatever veggies or protein you have on hand. You could even make it vegetarian or vegan by substituting the turkey with quinoa or cauliflower rice and omitting the fish sauce. So many possibilities!

Pumpkin Facial Scrub DIY Recipe
Pumpkin Facial Scrub DIY Recipe
Fall is finally here and pumpkin season is upon us! This time of year, it seems like EVERYTHING is pumpkin-spiced! So why not take advantage of the flavor for your skincare routine? We’ve developed a non-toxic Pumpkin Facial Scrub that is not only great for your skin, but will leave you smelling like sugar and spice and everything nice. Besides being the flavor of fall, pumpkin has many hidden benefits for your skin! When used topically, pumpkin can help brighten dull complexions, is full of antioxidants, and has anti-aging properties. Sugar gently exfoliates dead skin away, while avocado oil and coconut oil help to moisturize and cleanse your skin. Honey is antibacterial, which can help acne-prone complexions, and cinnamon can help increase blood flow and plump skin. (Note: If you have sensitive skin, make sure to spot test this scrub on your arm before using on your face.)

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Delicata and Arugula
Roasted Vegetable Salad with Delicata and Arugula
It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Colorado and we could not be more excited to share this autumnal recipe with you! When the weather starts to get cooler, it can be hard to find salads and veggie-based dishes that feel warming and filling. That’s where this recipe comes in! Full of roasted root veggies, it’s hearty enough to keep you going all day long. However, the real star of this dish is the delicata squash! Delicata squash is high in fiber, which can help normalize bowel movements and lower bad cholesterol. It’s also high in vitamin A, which helps eye health, and immunity-boosting vitamin C.

6 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for Healthier Hair, Skin & Nails
6 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for Healthier Hair, Skin & Nails
“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out” - Jenn Proske Smoothies made of vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products are packed with vitamins and minerals and they offer a healthy, refreshing drink option. You can also experiment with adding matcha powder to any of the recipes below for an added twist! A variety of smoothies can be made by using a few key ingredients rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, ranging from vitamin C to calcium. They are ideal for the warm summer months since they’re easy to digest and can keep your hair, skin and nails healthy. Adding smoothies to your diet is the best way to make sure that you consume enough fruits and vegetables. Let’s take a look at some energizing fruit and veggie smoothies today.

Easy Weeknight Salad Recipe
Easy Weeknight Salad Recipe
Hey there, Jo here! As a working mom and with the beginning of the school year already upon us, I’m always looking for ways to streamline weeknight dinner prep. That’s why I’ve developed an easy basic salad recipe that is a great go-to for those nights you have less than 30 minutes to put dinner on the table. These are the veggies I usually make sure I always have in my house, but you can adapt it to use whatever you have in your fridge. You can use it as a side or add some grilled chicken, roasted chickpeas, quinoa, or any other protein to make it your meal. This recipe can really be an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of salad!

Raw Vegan Avocado Corn Salad Recipe
Raw Vegan Avocado Corn Salad Recipe
This recipe is delicious and will leave you feeling completely satiated. Raw corn is sweet, soft, juicy, and a little crunchy. It is incredible without cooking. Just cut the corn right off the ear. This recipe is so simple and it takes just minutes to prepare, yet tastes gourmet! Raw Vegan Avocado Corn Salad Recipe Ingredients (serves 1-2):

Mango Chia Seed Popsicles
Mango Chia Seed Popsicles
Here in Colorado, the kids are back in school and with the end of summer in sight (sigh!), we thought it was a good time to squeeze in one more summertime treat. Kids love popsicles, making today’s recipe a perfect after school snack. Heck, this recipe is so full of goodness, we would let our kids have it for breakfast! But what about us adults? Packed with chia seeds, fruit, and coconut water, our cleanse-friendly Tropical Mango Chia Seed Popsicles make a great post-workout snack, giving you instant energy and the quick cool down you need this time of year! Check out the recipe below and if you need to order some popsicle molds, check these out. They’re our favorites. Be sure to share your popsicle creations with us on Facebook and Instagram and stay tuned for more great, cleanse-friendly recipes coming your way. Until next time, stay healthy and strong! With popsicle fun, Mango Chia Seed Popsicles

Raw Key Lime Vanilla Bean Tart
Raw Key Lime Vanilla Bean Tart
Before fall forces you to surrender completely to all things pumpkin, give summer one last hurrah (for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere) with this refreshing Raw Key Lime Vanilla Bean Tart. Our Key Lime Tart has all the creamy goodness of the original but without the wheat, dairy, processed sugar, or eggs, so you can feel better about having that second slice (we won’t tell!). For more great recipes, habits, tips, and inspiration for how to continue living vibrantly long after the cleanse ends, be sure to check out our 80:20 Plan HERE. With love and key lime bliss

Kombucha Sangria. Cocktail & Mocktail Recipe
Kombucha Sangria. Cocktail & Mocktail Recipe
With this super easy cocktail recipe, we’ve got you covered. It takes about 10 minutes to make and is so delicious and refreshing your guests will never guess just how easy it is! It also features our all-time favorite kombucha, Rowdy Mermaid! They have tons of delicious flavors, and their formula is much lower in sugar than other kombuchas. With the addition of fresh peach slices and raspberries, this cocktail is a celebration of the bounty of summer. Plus, this is a great cocktail for those of you who need a lower sugar option. If you’re looking for a great selection of low sugar wines, check out Dry Farm Wines. We love that they curate wines specifically to make sure they are both high quality and low sugar. We enjoy the challenge of giving a traditional cocktail, like this one, an 80:20 spin!

Sugar Free Banana Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Sugar Free Banana Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Ever go to a kid’s birthday party and realize there’s nothing your little one can eat? That’s a regular occurrence for me and my daughter, Ilse. Ilse, like me as a child, is super sensitive to a LOT of common allergens like sugar, eggs, gluten, dairy, and nuts. Wherever we go, there’s often times not a sweet treat she can eat and it’s never fun to be the only kid at a party who doesn’t get to eat any dessert. So my husband Adam and I came up with a super easy, allergen-free cookie we could always bring so Ilse would be able to have a sweet treat with the rest of the kiddos. And guess what happened? Not only did Ilse love these cookies, all the other kids loved them, too! Even when there was a conventional cake or cupcake option, other kids gravitated towards our cookies instead. I even started having parents ask me for the recipe or request that I bring the cookies for their next party! This recipe is truly kid-tested and approved!

30-Minute Chicken Meatball Tacos
30-Minute Chicken Meatball Tacos
Can you really get a cleanse-friendly meal on the table in 30 minutes? Yes, you can! Between kids and full-time work, we’re always looking for fast, healthy options. And who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday? Well, say goodbye to boring taco night! These Chicken Meatball Tacos are spiced with a premade low sodium herb blend, rolled into meatballs, popped into lettuce leaves, and topped with a bright veggie slaw. Serving a non-cleansing family? No problem! Simply provide the hard corn shells or soft tortillas and some shredded cheese and you’ve got a meal that the entire family can enjoy.

Vegan Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream
Vegan Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream…for vegan ice cream! Ice cream is synonymous with summer (if you're in a part of the world where it's currently summer), but all that dairy can leave your belly and sinuses feeling less than happy. That’s where this recipe comes in! Dairy-free and vegan, this ice cream it gets all its creaminess from cashews. Yum! Caramel is one of those flavors that can be hard to make without the dairy, but we feel we’ve come up with a pretty good replacement using dates that really makes this recipe fantastic. You can also use the ice cream base and customize it with some of your favorite flavors (think cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips, berries, mint, you name it!).

Nut Milk Recipes: Make Your Own Nut Milks!
Nut Milk Recipes: Make Your Own Nut Milks!
Nut milks are a healthy alternative to soy and cow milk products! However, processed almond and coconut milks in the grocery stores still have some strange and scary ingredients! Making your own nut milks with natural and healthy ingredients gives you full awareness of what you are putting into your body. Making your own nut milks is also so much fun and much easier than you may think! With all the environmental toxins we are now faced with, eating and preparing raw and vegan foods is a way we can support our bodies in detoxing toxins and sustaining peace with our environment and other beings we share this planet with. There are also health benefits in replacing dairy products with non-dairy alternatives. Plus, nut milks are delicious and offer a variety of unique flavors and textures! Almond Milk Recipe: You can use this same recipe and ratio for any nut milk or hemp milk.

Grilled Chicken with Tomato Free BBQ Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Tomato Free BBQ Sauce
BBQ! The go-to meal for summer cookouts and gatherings. What’s better on a lazy weekend afternoon than a big plate of finger-licking BBQ sauce-covered meat or veggies? Unfortunately, most store-bought BBQ sauces are laden with added sugars and other impossible-to-pronounce-ingredients. For our cleansers, who are keeping tomatoes off their plates during cleanse-time, it’s also a dish that they’ve long had to avoid. Not anymore! We’ve developed a cleanse-friendly BBQ sauce that is so smoky and delicious you’ll never miss the original. We’ve replaced the tangy-sweetness of the tomato and sugar with beets; the only added sweetener is a little bit of blackstrap molasses. Seriously, it’s so good you’ll want to slather this stuff on everything! We went traditional with this recipe and used it on grilled chicken, but you could go vegetarian or vegan and put it on grilled or roasted veggies too. The possibilities are endless!

Grain-Free Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Chip Waffles
Grain-Free Paleo Zucchini Chocolate Chip Waffles
Here in Colorado, we start looking forward to the bounty of summer produce that will start making appearances at our local farmer’s market. One of the vegetables we eat the most during the summer is zucchini! It’s chock full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, and it works in so many different recipes (check out our Simple Basil Pesto with Zucchini “Noodles” or Coconut Curry Zucchini Soup). This recipe uses zucchinis to put a new, healthy spin on a breakfast favorite – waffles! These healthy waffles are a great way to get your picky eaters to eat some veggies. Plus, thanks to the cassava flour, which comes from a root, these puffy waffles are actually grain-free and paleo! Enjoy these healthy, paleo, grain-free waffles for a lazy Saturday or Sunday breakfast or brunch.

Banana Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
Banana Vegan Ice Cream Recipe
If you are currently in the midst of summer, ice cream might seem like the most desirable treat on a hot day. While the occasional indulgence can be good for the soul, a regular overload of dairy and sugar that are present in most ice creams, has very few nutritional benefits. In fact, too much of it, can take it's toll on your body and leave you not feeling your best after the cold treat. Luckily, you can still enjoy delicious ice cream as frequently as you'd like, while giving your body nutrients and vitality in the process! Who thought that you could have healthy ice cream? This vegan ice cream recipe will give your body antioxidants and a healthy serving of fruit, while satisfying your ice cream craving on a hot day. Plus, it's simple, and easy to make, as long as you have access to a strong blender or food processor. Enjoy! Ingredients: Frozen Organic Ripe Bananas

Peppy Peach Smoothie
Peppy Peach Smoothie
I tend to be a creature of habit– and that goes for both the good ones and the bad. So I’ve tried to make one of my habits the evaluation of my habits. As I’ve found out the hard way, there really can be “too much of a good thing.” Think of that catchy pop song: can’t get enough of it for a couple weeks. After that, you’d rather do anything than hear that chorus one more time. Here’s the lesson: catchy pop songs, good (some might argue). Same song over and over endlessly? Not so much. Green smoothies are the catchy pop songs of my diet. I’m a total geek for them. When I get a taste of a new one, I get giddy. And invariably, I’m prone to overdoing it. What develops, as it turns out, can be more than just a taste aversion. You may feel like you’ll go crazy if you hear Justin Bieber croon the word “baby” one more time, but your daily regimen of almond milk, almond butter and raw almonds, for example, can actually cause a physical intolerance to your favorite food, even if that food is packed with essential nutrients.

Chipotle Lime Salmon with Massaged Kale
Chipotle Lime Salmon with Massaged Kale
Summer is in full swing for those of us in the northern hemisphere! Between trips, hikes, and pool days, you probably don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. We know cooking in the summer can be tough, so we’re super excited to share today’s recipe with you (which is also delicious any time of year). Not only does it take just 30 minutes to make, you can whip it up on the grill and avoid heating up your house. It’s also cleanse-approved, so those of you who are cleansing with us this summer can enjoy it, too! Fresh, wild-caught salmon is full of vitamins and minerals, most notably vitamins D and B-12, and is one of the highest foods in omega-3 fatty acids, a natural anti-inflammatory. And this recipe turns up the flavor with lime and chipotle pepper. YUM! Now you can have a delicious, healthy meal on the table in less than an hour. Who’s ready to fire up the grill?