Green Goddess

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / November 11, 2013

Green Goddess, from Cool Refreshing Drinks

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Local farmers’ markets surround this Southern California hotspot—Culina Restaurant—halfway between the temperate Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Here, a modern chef puts vegetables front and center on the new juice-bar menu at Squeezed.


2-4 stalks of kale
1 handful basil (with stalks)
1 handful mint (with stalks)
1/4 cantaloupe (no seeds)
1 green apple
1/2 cucumber
3 stalks of celery


“I alternate with hearty greens such as kale and fennel to add flavor, more fiber and added texture,” says James. “At home, place ingredients into a juicer and serve in a tall glass for a healthy, anytime snack.”

Recipe from Ashley James, Executive Chef
Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills, CA

Nicole Dorsey Straff

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Nicole Dorsey, M.S. is a travel and wellness expert who earned a Master’s Degree in the health sciences while writing and editing for industry giants, such as The New York Times, Fitness Magazine and Her true passion is adventure travel and her spa reporting has taken her all over the world.
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