Providing an abundance of essential minerals that have been absorbed directly from the earth, this tasty root juice has for years been a popular source of strength and stamina in my family.
Add a small clove of garlic or a dash of cayenne pepper.
This juice strengthens your blood and circulation. It also cleanses your liver, kidneys, and digestive tract, helping prevent toxicity and disease, especially cancer. Carrots and parsnips help preserve your eyesight and reduce acid conditions like acne and arthritis. Root vegetables are by nature cleansing, ground foods.
From Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups: Cauliflower Tomato Soup with Fresh Paneer
Making paneer, or fresh cheese, is a ritual I’ve grown to love. It’s both relaxing and rewarding to stir the milk and watch the curd magically separate from the whey. When you taste it pan-fried to perfection and added to this sumptuous curried cauliflower soup, you’ll definitely agree it’s worth a little patience! This soup itself is very straightforward and simple to make. It goes well with basmati rice and samosas or pakoras.
This delicious healing soup is filled with aromatic delights like fennel, tarragon, asparagus, and parsley to help detoxify and fortify your body. Raw almonds create a creamy, dairy-free foundation for antioxidant-packed foods that fight disease by destroying or removing cancer-causing free radicals. Blend half the soup if you prefer a thicker consistency.
Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups: Cream of Summer Harvest
Wai Lana’s Favorite Juices: Sweet Clover
This zesty combination provides a burst of sprout energy, including a wealth of protein, vitamins, and iron. It also guards against cancer, tumors, and heart disease and helps purify your blood.
For extra energy and health protection, add an ounce of aloe vera juice and/or a teaspoon of green grass powder.
Rich in chlorophyll, sulfur, protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and plant-based estrogen, this juice is a superb source of nutrition. It helps lower cholesterol, relieve sore throats, and beautify your skin. Thanks to spicy clover and arugula, it can also stimulate your metabolism, improve circulation, and detoxify your blood and tissues.
If you have growing kids in the house, this generous recipe will have them coming back for seconds and thirds. Hearty and , it’s a thick, delicious black bean soup that tastes even better the next day.
Garnish possibilities: Corn chips, cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole, and/or sour cream.
Wai Lana’s Favorite Soups: Nacho Bean Soup
Juice of the Week: Carrot Cake Cooler
Energizing, refreshing, and bursting with nutrients, this delightful drink tastes just like carrot cake- without all the fat or calories. If you miss the icing on the cake, simply add a swirl of creamy vanilla soymilk.
Make this recipe a smoothie by adding a frozen banana, 1/2 cup milk, and a scoop of protein powder.
This juice provides an abundance of enzymes and digestive spices, making it a boon for your digestive system. If taken regularly, these spices keep your digestive fire strong and improve nutrient absorption. Beneficial to your throat and lungs, this hearty, nourishing juice can also be lightly heated.
Soup of the Week: Winter Mushroom Alfredo
Just say the word “alfredo” and immediately you have a captive audience. Rich, mushroomy, and parmesan cheesy, this luscious tarragon-infused cream soup is a spin on fettuccine alfredo. Everyone loves it, especially men and boys.
Juice of the Week: Sweet Ginger
My kids call me the Ginger Queen because I’m likely to put ginger in almost anything. Besides adding spirit and flavor, ginger helps stimulate metabolism and promote weight loss. Ginger also improves circulation and boosts immunity.
Warming ginger improves circulation by dilating arteries and helping lower cholesterol. With pineapple and plum, this juice supports your lungs and can help relieve coughs, congestion, and even asthma. Ginger ignites your digestive fire, while enzymes in pineapple help your body absorb nutrients.
Make sure your pineapple is ripe. If you’re not sure by looking at it, taste it. If it’s more acidic than sweet, it’s not ripe. The acids in unripe pineapple can damage your teeth and burn your mouth.
Pasta e Fagioli has been an Italian favorite for centuries and is the epitome of rustic elegance. A casual one-dish meal that everyone loves, this easy pasta and bean soup has often been a saving grace for last-minute dinners.
Vary the herbs, beans, or pasta: Instead of or in addition to basil, feel free to use arugula or Italian parsley. Also, you can use different beans, like romano or borlotti, as well as other pasta shapes, such as orzo or ditalini.
This sweet and slightly peppery juice is surprisingly delicious. Rich in silicon, chlorophyll, iron, and vitamins and C, it also helps beautiful your skin and hair and alleviate joint and muscle stiffness.
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or an ounce of wheatgrass juice.
Richer in silicon than most other garden vegetables, lettuce provides lubrication for your joints, combating rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. This recipe also stimulates digestion and clears your sinuses. Lettuce juice calms nerves and skin inflammations. Radish juice helps normalize thyroid function and metabolism.