Agave sweetener is produced by heating or enzymatically treating and filtering sap from the heart of the agave plant. A teaspoon of agave has 21 calories and trace amounts of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, compared with refined white sugar’s 16 calories per teaspoon and zero trace nutrients.
This island-inspired smoothie is made with coconut milk for next-day thickness, and is loaded with fruit for a flavor reminiscent of a favorite tropical beverage. Goji berries add antioxidants and a lovely peach blush. If you can’t find goji berries, substitute 1⁄4 cup fresh or ...read more
Matcha is a powdered green tea that’s high in antioxidants; you’ll find it in most large natural grocery stores or Asian markets. If you can’t find matcha, steep 4 green tea bags in 1⁄2 cup boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and let liquid cool, then add tea to ...read more
Howell brightens up brunch foods with “tap water cocktails”—water served with ice and orange, lemon, and cucumber slices. The Sweet Soy Cream filling for the French toast is a recipe you'll want to use in other dishes as well. Recipe adapted from Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes ...read more
Glamorous, glowing, and global, Ani Phyo is the poster girl for the modern raw foods diet. The author of six cookbooks, including Ani’s Raw Food Essentials, she’s also a champion weight lifter, a wellness consultant, and an eco-stylist. Phyo’s a big fan of improvisation—and of ...read more
If you’ve never tried roasted radishes—or radish greens—here’s your chance. ...read more