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Lemon Shortbread Wheatgrass Shot

I took a gorgeous chilly walk around the lake today with a new friend and we discussed how difficult juicing can be during the Winter. Fresh veggie juice, as much as I love it, chills me to the core and can be very difficult to look forward to if I’m not in a very warm place (like a sauna, my favorite juice drinking spot 😉 ). The series of tea-wheatgrass shots I’ve created are wonderful for having something warm after your juice, replacing your juice entirely if you’re desperate, OR jumping back onto the juicing bandwagon. I find them to be a nice break when I’m really not in the mood to clean my juicer or I’m having an off day. It’s extremely rare that I skip a day of juicing entirely but its nice to know I have this option. My very favorite holiday tea is Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride (I’m drinking a mug right now!), I get so excited when they bring these out! Here’s to staying warm and healthy this Winter…

1 cup water
1 bag Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride herbal tea
1 dropperful NuNaturals liquid stevia (the vanilla is also yummy if you have it)
juice of half a lemon
1 frozen wheatgrass cube

Heat the water, pour into a mug, and let steep in the fridge with the teabag until its just warm enough to melt the wheatgrass but not damage it. Add remaining ingredients and stir.

P.S. For other flavors check out my Chocolate Coated, Gingerbread Coated, and Strawberry Shortcake Wheatgrass Shots as well as the Citrus Ginger Wheatgrass Cream!



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Strawberry Shortcake Wheatgrass Shot

Like the Chocolate Coated and Gingerbread Coated Wheatgrass Shots, I love this for days when I want a little something extra that’s light, decadent, and wont dirty my juicer.


1 cup homemade coconut milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1-2 bags Celestial Seasonings Tropic of Strawberry tea
1/8 tsp strawberry extract
1/8 tsp coconut extract
1-2 cubes frozen wheatgrass
1 dropperful NuNaturals liquid stevia (or more if you want it sweeter)

Warm the tea very gently on low (you don’t want to let it get too hot) and let the tea bags steep. Remove from heat after the tea bags have sat a bit, add the remaining ingredients and let the wheatgrass melt.

I don’t go out to eat much for several reasons. Mostly its because I get so much pleasure out of preparing my own food that I often feel I’m missing out but also because I like to know what’s going into my meal. I’d been thinking, however, that it would be fun to stop in at one of the local vegan places while I’m in the middle of the Vegan Mofo and share my experience! Last night Britney and I found ourselves eating dinner at Seattle’s Chaco Canyon Cafe. I’ve had several truly incredible experiences at raw and vegan places in the past (Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco and Pure Food and Wine in NYC come to mind) but this unfortunately wasn’t one of them. We got a few lovely pictures, had some good conversation…and then went to Whole Foods because Brits raw pizza made her crave “real” pizza 😉 I have to admit I was not a huge fan of it myself and my Caesar salad unfortunately left me wanting in the taste department. In defense of Chaco Canyon, I have had a couple of dishes there in the past that I really did like (Cilantro Pesto Bowl FTW) and its a great place to get fresh pressed veggie juice! Britney mentioned something interesting as we were nibbling on our greens last night. She said she wished that places like that would just focus on making delicious food instead of trying to imitate traditional meals. I think I agree with her.

Rande with the Hearty Greens Caesar

Britney with the Raw Pizza

...and we're off to Whole Foods Market.

What are the other experiences of raw or vegan restaurants out there? Do you have any favorite places?


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