Before the bloggers’ retreat, emails bounced around as we tightened up the details for the upcoming weekend. Who was driving, who was flying, who was bringing all-important supplies like coffee. Then one blogger said that she was bringing her juicer. Her juicer!!! I knew that I would instantly fall in love with this woman upon meeting her.
And I wasn’t wrong.
I’ve followed Diane’s blog The Whole Gang for years. I was super excited last year when she asked me to participate in an event that she hosted called 30 Days to Easy Gluten-Free Living. I knew that Diane was an incredible cook based on her recipes, and I was attracted to her blog because she focuses on whole foods. But I had no idea what a hoot this woman was! Talk about being the life of the party!! Not only does she make you laugh until your sides ache, but she has such a warm spirit that fills the kitchen and compliments the aroma of whatever she’s “throwing together” on the stove. (I’d pay nice restaurant prices for what she “throws together” on a whim.) Diane is awesome.
Diane is a Gluten-Free Specialist and Certified Health Coach. I love her desire to help people make healthy changes in their lives…in her words, “Improving your life, one bite at a time.” Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with the changes that you know you need to make that you don’t even know where to begin? Diane has a way of calming those swirling thoughts and helping you focus on one thing at a time. One thing. One thing is achievable. That’s one of the reasons why she’s great at what she does.
Today I want to share TWO of Diane’s juice creations with you. You can find both of these recipes on her recent post about Juice Detoxing from Chemicals. The first one is called the Green Elixer of Life, and it is now one of my favorites. I make green juices all the time, but Diane’s unique combination of fruits and veggies makes this a delightful change to my haphazard “throw anything that’s wilting into the juicer” habit.
Diane juiced for what seemed like the entire morning to make enough juice for our group! Imagine having a pitcher of this in the fridge all day just waiting for you to need a shot of all things good and right.
Thank you, Diane for keeping us well fed, entertained, and encouraged! And thanks for whipping up insanely delicious vegetarian options for me, and for introducing me to these incredible juices!
Time for you to head over to The Whole Gang to find these nutritious juice recipes and to get a dose of encouragement from a dynamite lady. While you’re there, check out Diane’s weekly Friday Foodie Fix. You’ll find gluten-free recipes linked that all have one secret ingredient in common. You just might have something delicious to link up!
Other On Their Blogs, By Their Hands posts:
- Jackfruit BBQ (faux pulled pork) by Johnna of Beyond…52
- Heavenly GF Angel Food Cake by Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker
- Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Fondue by Kim of Cook It Allergy Free
- Brazilian Un-Cheese Biscuits by Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily
- Who is the encourager in your life?
- What’s one healthy change that you’ve made recently?
- What’s your favorite juice combination?
- Do you travel with an appliance? (Me? VitaMix!)