Easy Vegetarian Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle

Mark your calendars down for this Friday, May 18 from 11:00-3:00PM because Lauren Lobley is coming to Pacific Coast Greens in Malibu. Lauren Lobley is going to be here to promote her new book: The Accidental Paleo – Easy Vegetarian Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle. If you are like most of us that care about having a healthy lifestyle while being environmentally conscious, you would be a big fan of Lauren Lobley. Lauren shares her own experiences in vegetarian cooking in her new book, and discloses recipes that she personally developed over the past 10 years.


Lauren Lobley shares vegetarian cooking in new book: The Accidental Paleo

Lauren is originally from Montreal, Canada and now she is currently living in the Los Angeles area. She was originally brought up with the “Standard American Diet”, but eventually decided to pursue a plant-based, gluten free diet in 2010. It was after a trip to Los Angeles that made her fall in love with the lifestyle. Lauren spent most of the time discovering farmers markets, the outdoor living and the different cookings of many of her Californian friends. She explains that it was after watching a documentary on the meat industry that made her decide to go vegetarian. 

Lauren was inspired by the transformative power of food after she started inviting her coworkers to her house and cooking for them. She continued to cook for her coworkers and friends and eventually decided to pursue Culinary school. It was during culinary school and while Lauren was working at a bakery she realized she needed to get rid of sugar in her life. In her own words, healthy eating means eating what makes you feel good. Lauren explains in The Accidental Paleo that her love hate relationship with sugar has led her to realize that healthy cooking can be fun and interesting too. 


Lauren is coming to Pacific Coast Greens on Friday to promote her new book – The Accidental Paleo. In this book, Lauren shares some of her own vegetarian cooking experiments she has had over the years, she also shares tips and techniques in the kitchen, from how to organize your kitchen to how to pick the best ingredients to put in your food. Along with her new books, Lauren will also demonstrate some of her dishes and there will be opportunities for you to try her amazing vegetarian cooking.

So if you are in Malibu on Friday, please come to Pacific Coast Greens from 11AM to 3PM to meet Lauren and learn about her vegetarian cooking. If you are not able to make it that time, Pacific Coast Greens is going to be carrying her book and some products at the store. For more information, visit Lauren’s website at www.delectableyou.com to follow her journey!

Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Start Your Day

Are you not a morning person? Do you feel like sometimes you rather sleep until the last minute than waking up early to make breakfast? You have heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it just seems like a hassle to go that extra length early in the morning. Luckily, here are some recipes for healthy smoothies that can easily be made in a few minutes. With just the push of a button on your blender, there you have a cup of healthy deliciousness ready to fuel your day. It is that simple, all you need is a blender and some fruits that you like, and you will be ready to pump out some healthy breakfast in no time.


1. Monsterberrymonsterberry_smoothie

  • 2 oz banana
  • 2 oz strawberry
  • 1 oz blueberry
  • 2 oz blackberry
  • 1 oz raspberry
  • 12 oz apple juice

This delicious smoothie includes a good amount of berries, which is a great source for fiber and vitamins C and E.This smoothie has the perfect amount of thickness from the banana, and just the right amount of bitterness from the berries. If you are a berry person this is definitely your kind of drink.


2. Pineapplepineapple_smoothie

  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 4 oz banana
  • 12 oz pineapple and apple juice

This one is for all of the pineapple lovers out there. The sweetness of apple complements the sweetness of the pineapple really well, and the unique aroma of pineapple puts you on a tropical island. The banana gives the perfect thickness that you would expect from the perfect morning smoothie.

3. Majestic Mangomajestic_mango_smoothie

  • 3 oz mango
  • 3 oz peach
  • 2 oz banana
  • 12 oz mango and peach juice

Did you know that antioxidants in the mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast leukemia and prostate cancers? Not only are the health qualities there, the overflowing natural sweetness of this drink will make sure you start your day off the right way.

4. Strawberrystrawberry_smoothie

  • 4 oz strawberry
  • 4 oz banana
  • 12 oz apple juice

If you are a fan of strawberries, this recipe will make sure you have the best of mornings from now on. The health benefits of strawberries include reducing the risk of heart diseases and also helps reduce blood pressure, and also there is a good amount of fiber in strawberries. The ingredients are all simple and healthy choices you can get from your local grocery store.

So now that you know a couple of recipes for these healthy smoothies, I really encourage you to get creative and come up with your own smoothie. Toss in your favorite fruits, maybe even some yogurt and granola, and blend your favorite flavors together into a cup of delicious and healthy ingredients. So next time when your alarm sounds and you are debating getting up and making breakfast or snooze for another 30 minutes, you’ll know what to do with the fresh fruits and yogurt in your fridge. Also, if you live in Malibu, come to PC Greens to check out our wide selection of fresh fruits and produce. The smoothies above are available at our juice bar, along with a dozen other healthy flavors for you to choose from!