REAL ADVICE. REAL RESULTS. — kale

We're learning it, living it, and sharing the latest healthy, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips so you can look and feel your best. Love, Jess, Nicole, and Ali

The Real Girls of Raw Generation: Confessions of Hardcore Herbivore

Speaking from personal experience, even a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t guarantee the same awesome results as habitual juicing. Often, I find myself hesitating to use the label “vegan” to describe myself. It seems to have acquired a negative connotation in so many people’s minds. They associate veganism with rabbit food, deprivation, and tofu (side note- soy is the worst for a variety of reasons and I won’t eat it). But I’m far too self-indulgent for any facet of my everyday life to be rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. I prefer to think of myself as a hardcore herbivore. An impassioned pro-plant prophet. A crusader for chlorophyll.  I’ve been vegan for about 4 years now, however, it wasn’t like I...
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5 Healthy Sources of Plant-Based Protein

Whether you’re easing into a juice cleanse, hoping to maintain your results post-cleanse, trying to eat healthier, going vegan/vegetarian, or are just seeking a more nutritious source of clean energy, these plant-based protein sources are excellent for your health and promoting weight loss! Leafy Greens  They're a great source of protein and amino acids, but it's challenging to consume enough to meet your dietary needs. That’s the magic of drinking cold-pressed green juice: it easily maximizes the amount of vital nutrients your body soaks up! Hemp Seeds Per gram, these tiny Superfood seeds pack more protein & iron than beef! They’re one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, giving you a healthy dose of the essential amino acids your body needs...
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Why is green juice all the rage?

People go nuts for green juice, and there's a good reason for it. Here are some of the benefits our customers notice:  Promotes healthy weight loss  Brightens your skin Boosts your immune system Quick nutrition for when you're on-the-go Boost of energy without coffee! But did you know that not all green juice is created equal? Our green juices contain 50% leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards) and still taste great. You can drink green juice to help you reach your weight loss goals, for a quick breakfast, as a late afternoon snack, a pre or post workout snack... the possibilities are endless!  And, most juice companies actually process their juices through applying heat or pressure. The biggest appeal of green juice...
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Ripe Produce and Alkalinity: Why it MATTERS

Everything we eat is either alkaline or acidic to our bodies’ pH. Getting your body in an alkaline state is key to not only weight loss, but also beautiful skin and hair, a good mood, and high energy levels! Your body yearns to maintain an alkaline state, and is always working to maintain homeostasis.  Our polluted environment, stressful daily routines, and the typical American diet trigger acidity and force your body to work even harder (think meat, cheese, sugar, bread, and booze…)! If there's an abundance of acidity, your body compensates by leaching alkaline minerals from other parts of your body. Why should it matter to you? Mineral deficiency instigates weight gain, fatigue, premature aging, crappy hair/skin/nails, and muscle weakness......
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Green Avocado Smoothie

Instead of reaching for coffee, try starting your day with a green smoothie! It’ll boost your immune system and help you eat well all day for sustainable weight loss. Ingredients ½ Raw Generation Energy & Endurance green juice ½ Banana ¼ Avocado Optional: Sprig of mint! Blend and enjoy! 
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Best Way to Alkalize the Body with Food

As I sat at my computer drinking my green juice, I thought about how often I am extolling the benefits of these amazing drinks.   All health is based on the internal condition of the body. Based upon our diet and lifestyle, we can either be in an acid condition, an alkaline condition, or a neutral condition. Just like we learned in science class, our bodies have a pH. A pH of 7 in the body is neutral.  Anything lower indicates acidity and anything higher, alkalinity.  All foods promote either an acid or alkaline state in the body.  To be healthy on the cellular level, being neutral to slightly alkaline is optimum. Most Americans, however, spend most of their time with an...
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I Have Too Much Ripe Produce…Now What??

Have you hit that stage where you bought a ton of produce and it all ripened at around the same time? Now you’re floundering, trying to eat or use up as much as you can before it all goes to waste? Not to fear…there is always an efficient use for your ripe produce! Ripe fruits are super sweet and delicious.  They can be eaten a lot longer than we have been traditionally led to believe.  Unless they are bruised and overly mushy, eat and enjoy them!  If you over-bought or they went a little too far, the best advice I can give you is to freeze them.  Ripe produce makes the BEST tasting smoothies and ice creams, fresh or frozen! Bananas...
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How do you get enough protein from plants?

“Where do you get your protein?” Day in and day out, when adopting a more plant-based diet, we hear this question… sometimes in concern, sometimes disbelief, sometimes disgust, and sometimes just with genuine interest.  (Those are my favorite kind to answer!) My answer is always the same…I get my protein from the same exact place as the cows get their protein…dark, leafy greens!  After all, if vegetation can support huge, muscular cows, they can certainly support a smaller-framed person like myself.  Once per ounce, kale has more protein and iron than a piece of steak.  How is this possible? …Plant-based protein is bioavailable protein, meaning that it is readily usable and absorb-able by our bodies because it is in its...
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RECIPE: Easy Green Smoothies

Green smoothies are an ideal way to start your day because they provide you with instant energy and fuel! In one blender you can pack in plant-based protein, calcium, iron, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants…not to mention fiber and water! All of these vital nutrients are blended into an easily digestible and absorb-able form, making them an optimum way to properly nourish your body. Here are two simple to make and delicious smoothie recipes! Just take the ingredients listed below, put all into a high speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Pineapple Green Smoothie 8 oz. Heal & Hydrate juice                                      1 frozen ripe banana Few fresh mint...
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Debunking Bad Advice PART 1

I am constantly reading articles and other blogs to keep up with what's going on in the juicing world. There is a lot of advice going around, and there is a TON of bad advice out there. As someone who has done many juice cleanses, including drinking juice on a regular basis, I've also spent countless hours testing the ins and outs of how to create tasty flavor combinations, and have read hundreds (if not thousands) of articles, blogs, and books... I can weed through the bad advice pretty quickly. Here are a few of the most common Q & A's I see. BAD ADVICE #1 There is a lack of protein and fiber in a juice cleanse "Since a...
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