You wanted juice? You’ve Got Juice

The freshest refreshing juice in the world…….. Somer McCowan’s, juices from The Abundance Diet. I can’t give out the recipes, but I’m sure you can figure out what’s in them by the name of recipe.

Australian  carrot, apple, celery refresher


This is close to the juice I make the most, only this one doesn’t have lemons in it- but it has celery. Yummy!!! I used Granny Smith apples bc I like my juices on the tart side.

Chia Limeade


Someone commented that this looks like a snow globe- I think I’ll rename it to chia globe! Normally I see recipes calling for 5 lemons and hardly anything else. I was shocked at how little juice was called for this and how  it packs a great flavour. Those other people who call for 6 lemons WRONG!!! Do not listen. This recipe doesn’t call for lemons, but limes (same thing, I’m trying it with lemon next time).

This drink would be perfect when you are having lunch with the girlfriends, or if you drink- add a shot of vodka (or two) for a girls night in!

Be sure to check out Somer’s book The Abundance Diet for the recipes to these and more……

It’s the middle of winter here, but I am dreaming of summer. Which makes me wonder, what are your fav juices to bring  on your picnics?




Meal Plan Jan 18-24

The week flew by, I don’t know where the time goes. The only good thing about it, it means spring will be here before we know it. 

Heres what we’re cooking up from Vegan in the Freezer:

Red lentil soup

Rainbow veggie hash


use hashtags #veganinthefreezer so we can see what you’re cooking.

From the Veggie Queen’s site:

Lemon scented spinach spread

Saffron quinoa with veggies


use hashtag #theveggiequeen

open juice bar this week 🙂 have fun!!

What are you juicing this week?





Meal Plan Jan 11-17, 2016

Kathy Hester talks about Ginny McMeans‘s new book called The Make Ahead Vegan. Kathy was able to post a recipe from the book and I knew, I had to make them. Pizza rolls sounds great on a Friday night, or Sat night or any night. I’m even thinking this should be on your Game night menu plan along with the nacho’s.

Breakfast Banana Cake

Lentil, carrot potato hash

Cashew rice bowl (GF)

Take pics and use the hashtag #veganinthefreezer so we can find you food porn pics 🙂



Jill Nussinow has a recipe on her blog from her new book Vegan Under Pressure, so we need to cook this:

Brussels sprouts with maple mustard sauce

Winter Veggie and Barley Soup

Sunny Spanish squash

Use the hashtag #theveggiequeen so we can find all the food!


Juice bar

An Energizing Green Juice

Mean green

Apple, carrot, lemon juice with a kick

use hashtag #flirtygirlsjuicebar so we can follow.

What did you make this week that you can’t get enough of? Me? All the fresh recipes!



Cook along Jan 4- 10

Hi everyone! I’m going to be hosting a cook along. I’ll be posting new recipes each Friday so you can shop for the ingredients over the weekend (late start, but I know you have potatoes and other veggies)

Ginny McMeans’s new book The Make Ahead Vegan is going to be out in stores later this month, but head over to Amazon and pre-order yours now. During the month of Jan we’re going to be cooking recipes from Vegan in the Freezer.

What I love about this site is almost every recipe can be made ahead of time- so you can just pull it out of your freezer and have a healthful meal instead of eating junk food.

Make as many dishes as you want, take some pictures and use the hashtag #veganinthefreezer so we can find you easily on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Mashed potatoes

Grilled veggies

Stuffed shells


How to blanch veggies

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For those with a pressure cooker, I’m going to be making these recipes in honour of Jill’s a.k.a the veggie queen new book (out later this month) Vegan Under Pressure. What I love about this site- wonderful healthful meals made in minutes. Jill has a utube channel that you should check out. A step by step visual. With the ease of an instant pot you don’t need to babysit your food. You can shower, clean the kitchen, help the kids with homework- or do nothing at all 🙂

Soup stock

Steel cut oats

Middle eastern chickpea soul with spinach

Use the hashtag #theveggiequeen so we can find follow along. You can follow us on Facebook – join plant based instant pot people. I’ll be posting recipes on the blog each Friday as this cook along isn’t an official one in the group.

I’m not posting a menu plan, as I don’t really have time for that and I’m working on more projects which I’m not willing  to chat about yet, but you will be the first one to know what I’m up to, in the future.

What is you favorit make ahead meal or pressure cooker meal?



Juicy release(s)

Juice Guru Steve and Julie Prussack have a book coming out called Juice Guru: Transform Your Life with One Juice a Day*. This book is scheduled to hit the shelves in March. I’ve looked around his site and I noticed he says you can juice strawberries. Still for the life of me, I don’t see how this is possible. The recipes on his site do look really good, and would keep you happy during a re-boot.


I love this quote on “WARNING: side effects include clarity of mind, weight loss, self-appreciation, and the desire to wink at innocent bystanders.” That’s how they are describing The Squeeze: Simply RAWnchy Detox Juices, Smoothies, Clean Eats & Treats* by KARLIIN BROOKS. The cover of the book is pretty flirty itself, this is going to be out in Jan. Only a few more days. If the warning doesn’t motivate you to stay on track with your cleanse, re-boot, I really don’t know what will. Karliin is a life long vegan who lives and plays in New York. You can read more about her by visiting her site, or click here for locations.



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Have you heard about any good juicing books that are scheduled for release in 2016?

Festive Juices

Below are some wonderful ideas for those who are juicing through the Christmas season. Even though I’m not on a re-boot right now, I know so many of you are and are worried about staying on track, while everyone’s eating all the things. You can drink all the things.


Try Joe’s Festive green and gold juice. The Aussie Green and Aussie Gold juice are sure to be a favorite. The Aussie Gold is a nice treat. All you can taste is the pineapple. Check out his Seasonal Winter Juice. The ingredients are making me hungry!!!

All about Juicing has a few tasty recipes. The Green Christmas juice looks good, however, I would add more veggies to it like : kale or spinach and possibly a cucumber.

The Food Babe has Ravishing Red juice That sounds amazing, apples, beets, cucumber plus other veggies, and that color? Looks refreshing!

Kris Carr’s Make Juice not war green drink is a nice smooth drink and calls for pea sprouts. You have time to sprout some if you start today 🙂 This is something I’m going to make Christmas morning. It’s also a nice shade of green! Also check out her Green Goddess juice– yummy.

Juice Recipes for your health has a Radiant Red juice. It’s kinda like The Food Babe’s but different and looks like you should make this too. Can you have too many red juices?

Gourmande In The Kitchen has a beautiful deep red juice. Ravishingly Red Juice I’m pretty sure it’s the pomegranate’s that add that little sexy sexy.

The Juice Master Jason has the Anti-oxidant King juice that looks good. I have no idea how one would juice a banana, but I guess you put it in a blender along with berries then mix everything together? Well, that’s how I would do it. Let me know if you have been able to juice a banana.

Stay strong this holiday season. If you haven’t already maybe turn to face book for some support. I suggest this one: Reboot With Joe Cross. (If the link doesn’t work for you then search for Reboot With Joe Cross: Juicing And Changing Your Life in fb’s search bar) This isn’t actually Joe’s fb support group, but its an excellent support group all the same. Members seem to be all on the same page, and admins are great- if you want to spam, troll or just don’t want to play nicely, you will be sure to find yourself deleted and blocked from the group. I joined this group when I did my first reboot back in Aug, and the amount of love I got was amazing. I felt like I could ask anything juice related and I got the answers I needed! I never felt like I failed because I had a smoothie one night, or because I didn’t follow the 80/20 rule of thumb.

How many of you are juicing through Christmas? I apologize for the food porn I will be posting. Just book mark those pages for when your reboot, fasting, is over 🙂


Juicy Luv to you all!