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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Red Hot Smoothie

I just got back from a long weekend up at our family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Waking to a fire in the wood stove, stepping outside to greet golden trees around the pond...I nearly didn't come home. Responsibility and commitments got the best of me, however, and here I am, back in civilization. 

Over the weekend,  I spent some time perusing a recipe book entitled Juice! that my mom brought along for me to look at. It really got me inspired about juices and smoothies again, and I got all sorts of great ideas for interesting combinations. Mom took the book back home with her, and I can't find it online anywhere, so I'll have to ask my mom the author and update this post later.  It was a great little book that I'd love to share with you!

Feeling jazzed about juice, I threw together this beautiful red smoothie this morning. It is a combination of red bell pepper and beets from the farmers market and fresh cranberries I purchased on my trip  to cranberry country. I added a bit of cayenne pepper and garlic for kick, as well as flax seed, flax oil, and soaked sunflower seeds.  The color was incredible, the flavor was bold and just a wee bit spicy.  The bell pepper and the beets add a hint of sweet flavor, and the cranberries add a nice tart twist. If you like savory smoothies and juices, you'll like this one. It's also super detoxifying, and is especially helpful for the liver.

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