Saturday, March 20, 2010


I love Tom Venuto.  He's a hunk, he's a body-builder, he's super smart and he's a good writer.  If he showed up on my doorstep with a Vitamix, my husband would have some serious competition.  Here's the link to his latest and greatest, which I want you all to read, BUT NOT YET.  Read the rest of my post and then scroll back up to Tom.  Please?  Thank you.

OK, so by this point in my cleanse, I am pretty much on just fluids - juices, smoothies and soups.  Here are some of the quaffs I've been quaffing:

Sesame-Almond Mylk

1 cup sesame seeds, soaked overnight
1 cup almonds, soaked overnight
4 cups water
2-4 dates or stevia to taste
1 tsp almond or vanilla extract

Drain nuts and seeds.  Place in blender with 2 cups water.  Blend on high for 2 full minutes.  Strain pulp through a nut milk bag or strainer.  Pour milk back into blender with remainder of the water and remaining ingredients.  Blend until totally smooth.  Store in fridge.  Pulp can be spread on baking sheets and toasted in the oven to be used in baked goods.

Here is a video of my other celeb crush, Karen Knowler, preparing almond milk if you need visuals:

Then we have...

Parsley-Green Apple Juice

Tomato Vegetable Soup with Fresh Spinach

Green Smoothie with my fresh almond-sesame mylk, banana and spinach

Cherry-Gogi Berry Smoothie

1 banana
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup gogi berries, soaked and drained
few drops of stevia if you used sour cherries (like I did!)

Them's some serious anti-oxidants!

Tomorrow, I'll be flushing my liver.  Trust me, you're not gonna want to miss that!

OK, now go back to the top and read Tom Venuto's brilliant article on the new "healthy menus" being offered at fast food joints.

bossy, bossy, bossy, i know....


  1. Love your blogs. You are an awesome writer. Even if I have no idea what a nut milk bag (!?) is, or have no desire to drink spinach, I am sure that is how you look so amazing!!!

  2. i've decided to start to smoothiate (is that a noun or a verb ?)bought tons of goji berries,hemp seeds and cacou back from England,shlepped out my blender from the depths of my cupboard what ? Your smoothies always look soooo delicious that I can't decide where to start !!