Do you collect recipes? I love to. I picked up this habit from my grandma who used to clip them from magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day and McCall’s. She’d carefully cut out the pictures and directions, glue them to an index card and tuck them into her metal recipe box. Grandma got such joy out of sharing her recipes and cooking for friends and family, because that’s what you do for the people you love—you share what matters most to you. For her (and me), that’s serving glorious, delicious, easy food. Though the meals she made were very different from mine, they were brimming with her warm, motherly, Colombian (spicy) energy.
Inspired by my amazing grandma, and because I love you and want to share my joy with you, my team and I made some recipe cards just for you! These printable cards are a sampling of recipes from my new book, Crazy Sexy Juice. In them you’ll find a few of my favorite juice, smoothie and nut milks. Keep in mind: There are over 100 recipes in this baby, plus a 3-day cleanse with even more recipes—so there are a ton to choose from. This truly is just a sample to whet your appetite and delight your tastebuds.
Plus, Crazy Sexy Juice literally contains everything I know about juicing and blending, which is why this book is so big! Thankfully, I can finally put all my answers and favorite recipes in one place. Woot! Oh, and since folks have been asking: If you only have a blender and haven’t invested in a juicer yet, no problem. There are plenty of smoothie and nut milk recipes to choose from. In fact, there are actually more blender-friendly drinks in the book than juices (around 60!)
My Nanew Helen made me a Carrot Cake every year for my birthday. Each of her Great Grandkids were destined to taste this prize! Hand mixed Butter icing and home made batter with Fresh from Her Garden ingredients. After her beautiful gift of sewing and feeding finches, her Carrot Cake was supreme. If I close my eyes I still remember how she would have it ready, formed in a loaf shape, covered in icing and wrapped up like a tootsie roll with wax paper…I know you remember that wax paper fad 🙂 She made my year with that one cake. She took the recipe with her when she ascended in 2003, but I still try to replicate it here at home. Jai Ma Kris! Jai Ma all you Recipe Lover’s, Creators and Goddesses!
I only wish my family passed on juicing recipes from generation to generation! That would be awesome. “Grandma’s Beet-Carrot-Ginger Juice” – maybe someday 🙂
We do have family recipes for tomato gravy and Christmas cookies. We’ve made the cookies every year for decades, since before I was born. Now we use organic ingredients, but didn’t want to give up the tradition. We give a lot of cookies away at work and at parties.
My favorite generational recipe is my moms Thanksgiving turkey gravy. She would drain all the drippings off the turkey after it had cooked for hours and make the best gravy you ever tasted in your life. It makes me hungry just thinking about it!
My grandma on the other hand…Too bad she was such an awful cook- she had no recipes to pass down- other than left over goo-losh (is that even a word??) Thanks for the trip down memory lane Kris… ❤️
This is a beautiful idea. No one in my family was really into cooking, but Thanksgiving and Christmas were the two times of year when we would sit down at the table (NOT in front of the TV) and enjoy a huge homemade spread. One of our favourite dishes was rice corn casserole – made with yellow Spanish rice, Mexicorn and a can of cream of celery soup. Just last week I was back in Alabama visiting my Mom, and I made a vegan feast for her and six other family members, including a veganized rice corn casserole. It was a huge hit!
sadly, the download link just cycles back to the same page
(i’m running chrome on a mac, could you check if there is a browser issue?)
same issue here 🙁
Hi Bea and Susan, so sorry about that! The link is back up and working now to download the recipe cards. xo!
General question-do you feel like the juice recipes could transfer well to smoothies? I have a vitamix but do not own a juicer.
There are also close to 60 smoothie and nut milk recipes in the book. Lots to choose from for ppl who only have blenders. 🙂 xo
Unfortunately, recipes were not passed down – not sure my grandmother cooked that much (she passed when mom was pregnant with my oldest sister – almost 63). There is only one recipe that my mom fixed that we passed around, a recipe for Hardtimes Cake. Mom made it only during the holidays. When it got to where she didn’t want to fix it anymore it became my job. My hubby and daughters all love this cake, and yes, it’s full of crap but hey, I figure twice a year isn’t too bad 😉
I do have a question about the juice recipes, is there a substitute for cucumbers? I do not like them and not only will I taste them with all the other goodies in there, that is all I will smell!
Such a great idea!:)
Thank you for sharing your recipes.
In your Turneric Milk do you think 4 Medjool dates & their fructose would be enough of a substitute for the sucrosed Maple syrup?
Since I’m speaking of “sugars” what do you suggest as substitutes?
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
A fellow: environmental, food & health conscious gal!
Happy & healthy hugs,
You can certainly use dates and reduce the sugar content of any of the recipes.
So excited to read about your journey. I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and my friend told me about you.
Many blessings x
LOL! That background music cracks me up AND makes me want to dance around my living room with a fruity beverage in my hand (preferably in a coconut, with an umbrella). 😀
You make me wish I could afford to get a juicer so I could try these recipes! It’s on my “wish list.”
Thanks for your positivity and always inspiring me to be healthier and try new things.
Makes me wanna dance, too, Sherry. 🙂 FYI: 4 of these 6 recipes are blender-friendly—no juicer needed! And there are actually more blend recipes in the book than juice, too. xo!
My mom makes the best broccoli! It’s just sauteed with water and soy sauce, but something about it comes out so perfect. In fact, as a kid, I used to say my favorite food was broccoli, because she made it so well.
Last year, for Thanksgiving, I made a whole vegan spread, and invited my mom and some friends. When my mom asked if she could bring anything, I said how about your broccoli?
Now, I made a fantastic meal- chickpea cutlets with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and apple pie a la mode for dessert, but the real winner? My friends could not get over how delicious my mom’s broccoli was! Clearly, mom knows best (especially because it’s always been vegan!)
Hi Kris, thanks so much for the recipes! I just got home from a road trip and I’m going to make the chocolate 1 right now. Can’t wait for the book.
Awesome! Thank you!
Ah, sweet memories! My dad’s mom was the worst cook in the world. Seriously. When he joined the Air Force back during the Korean war, while everyone else complained about the food, he thought it was the best he’d ever eaten. As for us grandkids, we were just glad all the aunties did most the cooking when we were visiting. My mom’s mom was a great farm cook and oh my gosh, I can still picture the spreads at her house. My mom was a cook of her generation, very good, but a lot of convenience foods, including Pillsbury Crescent rolls, which she turned into Colossal Crescent Cheeseburger, making her a finalist in the Pillsbury BakeOff back in 1972. We were so proud of her. Well, I grew up and had kids of my own, and they too liked her recipe so I made it now and then for them. Then about 5 years ago, I began a plant based diet and so it was a long forgotten recipe, though one with great memories. When she passed away, almost two years ago now, I ran across her memorabilia of the BakeOff and decided to make it again. I upped the quality a bit though. I chose grass fed buffalo for my meat, goat milk cheddar cheese and Annie’s Organic Crescent Rolls. I have to say, it was so delicious and the friends with whom I shared concurred. I loved having that memory of her. I also inherited her old recipe box many years before she passed, when she could no longer cook. I usually get it out during the holidays for the old family favorites that have been passed down from my grandmother, to her, to me and my sisters. Seeing her handwriting makes me miss her so much, but I’m so happy I have this little piece of her always with me every day just a cookbook cabinet away. Thanks for sharing Kris, and bringing back such great memories! XO
Such a sweet story, Jane, I loved it. Thank you for sharing. xo
My grandma, aunt and mother all collect(ed) recipes! And I follow in their footsteps too 😉 sometimes with magazines, others with clippings, others writing them down in my beautiful recipe book, (complete with a small spatula!), others in my Pinterest :). Foods I fondly remember is round potato fries, small macaroni (about one third of the regular) and Greek Christmas desserts kourabiedes and melomakarona. Do google them, they’re lovely recipes!
As a young’n I spent alot of time next door at Grandma’s house, mostly hanging out in her plum tree. But usually at the kitchen table I learned checkers and watched her cook and can fresh fruits and veggies from the garden. I remember helping her harvest food from the garden or take items down to the cold cellar. My favorite foods she made were her homemade jams and jellies, and how their scents filled rhe kitchen while cooking on the stove. I miss you and love you Elsie…<3.
I love my aunt’s veggie cooking. She may be an omnivore, but being Greek we have a plethora of veggie recipes to choose from. I love her tomato sauce peas, her tomato sauce-olive oil green beans, her briam ( assorted roasted veggies) and many more! And he does have her recipes written down, some of them also from magazines, and some from her mother, also a great cook! I also have a pretty notebook where I ‘ve written down a few recipes and this post is a great reminder to write a few more! Pinterest is great and all, but nothing beats handwritten beautiful recipe cards and notebooks 🙂
I am guessing that any of the juice recipes could be blenderized and then strain. (please correct me if I am wrong)
Hi Jonell! You can blend a juice recipe and strain the results through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. If you’re looking for a good juicer, Kris wrote this great post: https://kriscarr.com/blog/best-juicer-buying-guide/
It is a holiday here in Canada….a lazy day and I was not expecting for my life to change. I am a gay man, 53, have HIV, and a three-time.cancer survivor. Currently I am undergoing double hip replacement and I DO NOT REGRET ONE MOMENT OF MY ILNESSES. You have I inspired me to make the next step possible. I also cried the entire time I watched your documentary on what changed you’re life and thank you. I have to laugh because I now want to get at least one recipe book to begin…I will never love the way I do now because of you. My husband David amd I knew this was coming and thank you for changing our life together. Bless you!!