“Green” Smoothie

"Green" Smoothie | This "green" smoothie is absent of all leafy greens (which shouldn't be eaten frequently in their raw form). It's a blend of granny smith apple for a bit of sweetness, celery, a carrot, some parsley, ginger, and coconut water -- the perfect pick-me-up as the afternoon slump hits! Or a great way to start your day! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This “green” smoothie is absent of all leafy greens (which shouldn’t be eaten frequently in their raw form). It’s a blend of granny smith apple for a bit of sweetness, celery, a carrot, some parsley, ginger, and coconut water — the perfect pick-me-up as the afternoon slump hits! Or a great way to start your day! [by Andrea Sabean]

KYF #125: DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes

DIY Herbal Coffee Substitutes | Coffee lover but shouldn't be drinking it? Meet Jessica. She's a coffee lover, too, and she had to give it up for her healing journey. But she really missed the taste and experience of coffee. So... she developed her own easy, tasty, allergy-friendly, and healing herbal coffee blend recipes. Even for coffee shop drinks in your own home! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/125

Coffee lover but shouldn’t be drinking it? Meet Jessica. She’s a coffee lover, too, and she had to give it up for her healing journey. But she really missed the taste and experience of coffee. So… she developed her own easy, tasty, allergy-friendly, and healing herbal coffee blend recipes. Even for fancy coffee drinks in your own home! [by Wardee Harmon]

Blackberry Mojitoes {Summer Mocktail}

Blackberry Mojitoes {Summer Mocktail} | Recently, I created my own version of a delicious blackberry mocktail my husband and I enjoyed on a business trip. My version, however, uses fresh squeezed lime juice and honey in lieu of limeade concentrate along with fresh mint and local crushed frozen blackberries. I omit the alcohol so it's family friendly. Enjoy! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Recently, I created my own version of a delicious blackberry mocktail my husband and I enjoyed on a business trip. My version, however, uses fresh squeezed lime juice and honey in lieu of limeade concentrate along with fresh mint and local crushed frozen blackberries. I omit the alcohol so it’s family friendly. Enjoy! [by Jenny Cazzola]

Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets

Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets | In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we've provided you with a good mix of both American and Pueblo cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The foods Americans most often associate with Cinco de Mayo include modern-day favorites such as beef tacos and nachos, chicken fajitas, and margaritas. Traditional Pueblan cuisine is vastly different and includes foods like mole, chalupas, barbacoa, and queso fresco. In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we’ve provided you with a good mix of both types of cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Vanilla Ginger Chai Tea (with a nourishing gelatin boost!)

Vanilla Ginger Chai Tea | In recent years, I've avoided vanilla chai drinks because of the caffeine and sugar. Then I happened up on this warm, soothing, nourishing, mug-worthy morning drink, and I include gelatin for a nutritional boost. If you like chai, I believe you will love this as much as I do! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

In recent years, I’ve avoided vanilla chai drinks because of the caffeine and sugar. Then I happened up on this warm, soothing, nourishing, mug-worthy morning drink, and I include gelatin for a nutritional boost. If you like chai, I believe you will love this as much as I do! [by Tracey Vierra]

10 Herbs for Better Sleep and How to Use Them {plus 3 “sleepy” tea recipes}

Many of us just can’t get the sleep we need. Whether you suffer from occasional sleeplessness or chronic insomnia, these herbs may help. Plus, I'll share 3 easy tea blends you could be drinking tonight before bed! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Many of us just can’t get the sleep we need. Whether you suffer from occasional sleeplessness or chronic insomnia, these herbs may help. Plus, I’ll share 3 easy tea blends you could be drinking tonight before bed! [by Andrea Sabean]

Frothy Peppermint Mocha {Nutrient-Dense}

Frothy Peppermint Mocha {Nutrient Dense} | Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. Last winter I dove into the world of frothy coffee, inspired by "Bullet-Proof" coffee. When I need a boost, I make my frothy coffee because it is full of coconut oil, grass-fed butter, gelatin, and pastured egg yolks. This one's got peppermint, too! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. Last winter I dove into the world of frothy coffee, inspired by “Bullet-Proof” coffee. When I need a boost, I make my frothy coffee because it is full of coconut oil, grass-fed butter, gelatin, and pastured egg yolks. This one’s got peppermint, too! [by Katie Mae Stanley]