Healthy juices & smoothies and Gypsy Cuisine– The Daily Meal recipe round-up!

In case you were wondering about juice cleanses, smoothies for energy, making healthy drinks exciting and tasty, and Romani (Gypsy) cuisine, here are The Daily Meal articles I wrote over the summer. I notice that I create a lot more (and better) and I am a whole lot happier when I’m taking good care of myself. I hope these make you feel good!

Recipes and Articles

How to Eat Like a Real ‘Gypsy’” in The Daily Meal

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“10 Ways to Make Health Drinks Less Boring” in The Daily Meal

“10 Smoothies for All-Day Energy” in The Daily Meal

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“10 Reasons to Try a Juice Cleanse” in The Daily Meal

“10 Ways to Do a Juice Cleanse Healthily” in The Daily Meal

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If you want more, cruise The Daily Meal or check out my Pinterest board

“How to eat like a real Gypsy” in the Daily Meal for Roma & Traveller History Month. Learn to cook like my Gypsy grandmother taught me, plus, tea leaf reading!

Ok, so I’m really excited about this because I love The Daily Meal and I’m psyched that my recipes/article “How to eat like a real Gypsy” appeared in it just in time for Roma & Traveller History Month! The best part about writing this was talking food with grandma. I’ve been living far away for a while and it’s been too long since we had her breakfast blini and read each other’s tea leaves. Fortune telling, by the way, is something that most Roma almost never do for each other but my family is weird. Find out the history and the family tale (plus a crash-course in my grandma’s method) in the article. http://www.thedailymeal.com/how-eat-real-gypsy

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Juice for Emily: favorite juice fast recipes

My friend Emily Alford, who’s working on a freaking amazing novel, asked me for some juice fast recipes so I figured I should actually use this blog for what I intended, which is to create a resource for writers and artists to support their creative life with self-care through clean diet, yoga, meditation, frolicking… etc. Juice fasts are a great way to cleanse your system without getting the rough stuff that water fasts come with, like dizziness, low blood sugar, and general rage and unhappiness. They are nutrient-rich and keep you happily hydrated while giving your digestive system a break and giving you a fresh start and consistent energy. Emily asked me for recipes when she was actually in a Whole Foods, but I was at a talk by the literary agent Warren Frazier and didn’t understand the urgency of the request until about 12 hours later. Erm… so I made blog. 

Here are my top favorite juices:

Clean juice

2 zucchini (or cucumbers)

2 apples

1 stalk of celery

juice of half a lemon, squeezed (if it’s a Meyers lemon you can throw it in rind and all)

1 bunch mint

1 stalk of fennel

 

Energizing juice

8 carrots

4 oranges

1 apple

1 handful of unpeeled kumquats (optional)

 

Pizza juice (this is a disgusting name… please call it something else)

4 tomatoes

1 small clove of garlic

2 stalks of celery

1 handful of basil

1 small handful of oregano

2 carrots

juice of 1/2 a lemon

salt and pepper to taste

 

Sweet juice

1 cup of spinach (or any green of choice)

1 cup of grapes

1 apple

2 oranges

1 nectarine

 

Fragrant juice

4 pears

1-2 stalks of lemongrass

1/2 a pineapple

1 cup of grapes

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Emily is also a regular contributor to The Daily Meal, so you should check out her hilarious and delicious theme-recipes and food articles.