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With a new book about healthy living available in stores, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs explains why the love for her kitchen runs deep.

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Behrs starts every day with warm lemon water and honey.

“I knew the moment I walked through the door that this was my house,” says Beth Behrs, who purchased the Los Angeles home—her first—with her boyfriend, actor Michael Gladis, on the heels of joining her popular show, 2 Broke Girls, in 2011. “The kitchen in particular was like my dream vision come to reality: the chalkboard wall, the rack for copper pots, the open shelving.” The combined open kitchen and dining room is ideal for the couple’s penchant for throwing dinner parties for friends. Guests can serve themselves from the double range in the kitchen, then move through to the dining room’s large wooden table with oversized chairs, or venture into the tree-filled backyard for some fresh air.

Cherry Bomb

serves 1 ¾ cup frozen cherries 1 kiwi, peeled and quartered ¼ cup orange juice ½ cup coconut water ¾ teaspoon agave nectar 3 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together. Serves 159 calories, <1 g fat (<1 g saturated), 38 g carbs, 129 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, and 3 g protein. Trick it out even more:Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an additional 15 to 25 g of protein.