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Citrus fruits make a wonderful addition to salads, fruit bowls, snacking platters, and desserts, and are just as wonderful eaten on their own. Nature provides us with the perfect presentation option for citrus fruits with natural sections that can be pulled apart and displayed in a beautiful dish. Sectioning citrus fruits is easy once you know how to do it, and today's video shows you exactly how you can do it at home.
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and tangerines are rich in healing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols, and are wonderful foods to include as often as possible. Just a few of their benefits include:
* Great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids
* Anti-cancer properties
* Help keep bones and teeth strong
* Support the health of the digestive tract
* And much more.
Learn more about oranges here.
Learn more about grapefruit here.
Enjoy the video and as many delicious citrus fruits as you desire!
This item posted: 26-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This simple smoothie recipe is delicious, vibrant, and comes together easily in just a couple of minutes. Wild blueberries are the star ingredient with their phenomenal health benefits.
Wild, lowbush blueberries are naturally occurring berries that have been growing in Maine, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island for more than 10,000 years. They are smaller in size than planted blueberries and a more concentrated source of nutrition and antioxidants.
Wild Blueberries have survived in the acidic soil and challenging winters in the northern climate for many thousands of years and those natural challenges make them special. Their ability to adapt to harsh environments gives them genetic strength, which we also benefit from when we consume them. Their adaptogenic nutrients give us more strength and ability to adapt to the challenges and stress we face, and help to revitalize any exhausted system. Wild Blueberries present the perfect nutritional answer to total body recovery and are essential for the future of our health individually and as a race.
Wild Blueberries are the ultimate antioxidant superfruit and explode with immune strengthening vitamins and minerals that nourish body and soul. Their powerful antioxidants and polyphenols are known to protect the body from free radical damage, benefit cognitive and neurological health, support the cardiovascular system, and help reduce inflammation.
Wild blueberries can be enjoyed fresh or frozen. They are wonderful eaten alone, with other fruits, or added to smoothies like in this recipe, or salads. The most convenient way to enjoy wild blueberries is to buy them frozen from your local supermarket or health food store.
Simple Wild Blueberry Smoothie
1 cup wild blueberries
2 dates, soaked
1 cup of water
Combine the wild blueberries, bananas, dates, and water in the blender. Add the juice from half a lemon. Blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. Serves 1-2
Watch the recipe video here.
This item posted: 18-May-2016 - Disclaimer
This family style lasagna is everything you could want in a decadent comforting dish, but without any of the dairy, grains, and oil. It makes many servings and keeps great in the fridge for the family to enjoy all week long!
1 butternut squash, peeled
6 large potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make noodles by slicing all vegetables into lengthwise strips about 1/4 inch thick, using a mandoline if desired.
8 cups tomatoes, diced
2 cups onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 date, minced
1/2 tbsp each: rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme
1 tbsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp curry powder
In a large sauce pan, combine all ingredients together over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer, stirring occasional until all ingredients are cooked through and have started to combine, approximately 20 minutes.
Blend sauce to desired consistency using a hand blender or by transferring to a standing blender in batches. Set aside.
1.5 cups cashews
1.5 cups zucchini, peeled and diced
1 date, seed removed
1 garlic clove
1/2 lemon, juiced
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Add water by the spoonful only if needed to blend. Set aside.
1 large cauliflower, florets
1/3 cup cashew cheese
Arrange florets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Roast at 425 degrees for 25 minutes until the tips turn golden brown and florets are tender but not mushy.
In a food processor, pulse cauliflower with 1/3C cashew cheese until well combined but still somewhat "grainy". Set aside.
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 cups basil
2 cups spinach
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until well combined. Add water in a thin stream as needed up to 1/4 cup. Pesto should be uniform but with some texture. Set aside.
In a large lasagna pan, spread a thin layer of tomato sauce to prevent sticking. Lay down a layer of veggie noodles. Then spread a thin layer of one of the sauces. Add another layer of vegetables, and then another thin layer of a different sauce. Continue until you have layered all the vegetables and all the sauce into the pan.
Bake at 425 for 20 to 30 minutes until top turns golden around the edges. Chill in the fridge for at least one hour prior to serving.
This item posted: 10-May-2016 - Disclaimer
For anyone who loves spicy foods, this raw "sriracha" recipe is going to turn things up in the kitchen. It's loaded with spicy flavor and is incredibly delicious. It can be used on top of pasta, noodles, added to sandwiches or wraps, or used as a dip or marinade! This recipe is super clean, fat-free and a total taste sensation.
Bell peppers are the base of this recipe and contain an impressive amount of vitamin C with up to as much as six times as oranges. They are also packed with vitamin A and beta carotene which can help boost the immune system, improve vision, and help protect the eyes against cataracts. They are also an excellent source of potassium, fiber, thiamine, beta carotene, folate, zeaxanthin, and lycopene and have been shown to help prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Sun-dried tomatoes, which gives this recipe its rich, savory flavor are are packed with vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes sun-dried tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, protect against skin damage, and improve cardiovascular health. Sun-dried tomatoes are also an excellent source of lycopene, a super-antioxidant, which is known to help prevent breast, pancreatic, intestinal, bladder, cervical, colorectal, lung, skin, endometrial, and prostate cancers.
If you like spicy foods, you will love this recipe as it will have you coming back for more with every bite.
1 red bell pepper, stem removed
1 small tomato
3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until well combined. If using sun-dried tomatoes that are very dry, soak for 30 minutes prior in cool water. Adjust red pepper to reflect desired heat. Enjoy!
Notes: Stores well in the fridge for approximately 5 days
This item posted: 08-May-2016 - Disclaimer
If you've been following my work for any amount of time, you probably know that one of the things I most often recommend for healing is to drink straight celery juice daily. It might seem simple, but that's the the best part - it is simple. With just some celery and a way to juice it, you can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week. Celery juice is that powerful for healing.
I have shared the many benefits of celery juice with you before, but my team and I get a lot of questions around how to make it, how much to drink, and when is best to drink it. That's why we created a short video showing you two methods for making celery juice that only take a minute.
For best results, aim for 16oz of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. If you find that is too much for you at first, even 4 or 8oz per day is a wonderful start. Over time you can work up to 16oz per day.
It's very important that you have your celery juice on an empty stomach. The best time is in the morning before you've eaten breakfast. This allows for optimal digestion and healing benefits.
Want to know more about celery juice? Read my blog post about it here and watch the video for easy instructions on how to make it.
I hope you enjoy the video and see how simple it can be to incorporate this powerful healing tool.
This item posted: 07-May-2016 - Disclaimer
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