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Enjoy the delicious flavors of apple pie in this heavenly smoothie. Creamy, satisfying, and sweet, it will feel like you are indulging in a decadent dessert, but without any of the drawbacks that come with the wheat, eggs, butter, and refined sugar of regular apple pie. In fact, this recipe is packed full of healing ingredients, so you can feel good about making it for yourself and your family over and over again.
Apples are hydrating on a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.
On an emotional level, the apple is an ancient food that brings us back to the source. It is one of the very first foods to have comforted us, and so apples connect us to a sense of sanctuary. This makes them ideal for when you’re feeling depressed, alienated, invalid, powerless, useless, worthless—you get the idea. If the time ever comes when you feel you aren’t being validated, eating apples can help change your course.
Apple Pie Smoothie
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk or water if needed. Serve immediately.
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This slushy recipe from my bestselling book Liver Rescue is a refreshing and delicious way to start your morning off right. Friends and family members alike will delight in it, too. Freeze some watermelon the night before so that you’re ready to go first thing, or cut some up and leave it in the freezer for at least 2 hours beforehand.
In Liver Rescue, I share how each of these ingredients can support you and your loved ones in healing. Let’s take a look…
Melons are a powerful liver cleansing food because of melon’s ability to hydrate blood all on its own and help alleviate your liver’s overburdened state. The combination of melon’s unique living water content with its nutrient content allows the heart to work less; melons thin out dirty, toxic, fat-filled blood, allowing the heart to not overwork itself in pumping blood. This reduces some of the liver’s responsibility to protect the heart, which frees up the liver to focus on other important chemical functions that are needed in the moment. Melons also provide the liver with hydration to hold on to for when you’re in a drought, living a lifestyle of chronic dehydration. They flush toxins out of the intestinal tract with ease and rebuild hydrochloric acid reserves in the stomach. And because bile is not needed to break down and digest melon, the liver can work on restoring its bile tank.
Diabetics are often told to stay away from melon when the reality is that all melons, including watermelons, make an incredible food for diabetics because they hold natural sodium combined with natural sugar. (Remember to eat melon on an empty stomach to avoid a stomachache from this predigested food getting held up in your gut by slower-digesting foods.)
Limes (and lemons) improve hydrochloric acid production as well as bile production and potency. They contain micro mineral salts that break down pathogens such as unproductive bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungus to help protect your liver’s immune system. The rich calcium levels in lemons and limes binds to the vitamin C within them, and both of these enter into the liver, where they waken a stagnant, sluggish, fatty liver, helping loosen and disperse fat cells. Lemons and limes clean up dirty blood syndrome, improve glucose absorption, and even protect the pancreas.
Blend the fresh and frozen watermelon together with the lime juice until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
Tip: Adjust the iciness of the slushy by substituting more fresh watermelon in place of frozen if you desire a less frosty beverage.
Makes 2 servings
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In this delicious recipe, creamy cauliflower purée is served atop of hot roasted portobello mushrooms and finished off with a sprinkling of fresh chives. It’s comforting, warming, and nourishing. Pair this recipe with a fresh salad of your choice and it makes a winning dinner you can enjoy on your own or with family and friends.
Portobello mushrooms (and other mushrooms like crimini) are excellent at strengthening the immune system and can significantly lower the risk of colds, flu, ear infections, bronchitis, swollen glands, sore throats, and chronic infections. They have also been shown to slow down or prevent the onset of tumors in the body. These mushrooms are a good source of vitamins E, B12, and D and minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, and calcium.
Cauliflower contains the trace mineral boron, which is known to help the endocrine system—and yet cauliflower gets more attention for the so-called goitrogens it contains. Cauliflower does the very opposite of what the hype says—it helps the thyroid and the rest of the endocrine system (including the hypothalamus and adrenal glands) to stave off the viruses that are truly behind issues such as thyroiditis.
Cauliflower Portobello Boats
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and arrange your Portobello mushrooms on top, cap side down. Sprinkle dried oregano, sea salt and pepper on top. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until soft.
While the mushrooms are cooking, place a medium-sized pot on the heat and add about an inch of water and a steaming basket. Add the cauliflower, put the lid on and cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
Place the cauliflower in a food processor with garlic, chives, almond milk, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
Take the mushrooms out of the oven and top with the cauliflower purée. Sprinkle fresh chives on top. Serve immediately.
Serves: 3-4 people
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For so many people, pizza is the ultimate comfort food. But is it really comforting when most of he ingredients used in pizza are harmful to your health? Thankfully, there’s a way to make pizza that is not only incredibly delicious, but also truly comforting and nourishing to your body. You may find that this recipe becomes your new favorite pizza for its flavors and also how it leaves you feeling.
In this pizza recipe, potato is used for the pizza crust. And when you’re seeking comfort, potato is the food you should really reach for. As I share in my book Life-Changing Foods, potatoes offer us foundation and strength when we’re feeling blurred, dizzy, foggy, troubled, or adrift in our lives. If your ego is consuming you, potatoes can tap into the humble confidence within, overriding the toxic emotions that keep you from succeeding in the areas of life that truly matter. Potatoes reorient us, help us to feel pleased and gratified by our experiences, and guide us to make choices not based on ego but out of true grounding and stability.
Potato Crust Mini Pizzas
This recipe is for mini pizzas with three different toppings. You can pick just one of the topping options or use them all. If you prefer a large pizza, you can make one or two large crust pizzas versus a few minis. Enjoy!
Olives, zucchini and thyme
Spinach, asparagus and bell pepper
Preheat oven to 400F. To make the base, add 2 inches of water to a medium-sized pot and add a steaming basket. Steam the potatoes for 25-30 minutes until soft. Remove and place the potatoes in a food processor with the garlic powder, onion powder, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the mixture on top using a wet spatula, making 3-4 mini pizzas. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and pat down with a spatula.
To make the cashew cheese, place the soaked cashews, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, date, sea salt and pepper into a food processor and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as you go. Set aside.
Make the tomato sauce by mixing together the tomato paste, dried oregano, dried thyme, raw honey, water, sea salt and pepper.
Take the pizzas out of the oven and spread the tomato paste on top. Arrange the toppings on each of the potatoes, then place in the oven for another 5 minutes. Remove and add the fresh toppings like basil, tomatoes, avocado, spinach and lemon juice. Serve immediately. You can double, triple or quadruple this recipe to make enough for more people or for larger servings.
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If you struggle to get enough raw leafy greens into your diet every day, this delicious pesto recipe is a great way to sneak more in. Enjoy it with vegetable crudités, served with tomato-cucumber skewers, or try it with the baked Sweet Potato Fries or Zucchini Tater Tots on the blog. This recipe is much lower in fat than traditional pesto, making it a much better choice for your liver and overall health.
If you’ve heard that raw kale is bad for thyroid health, it’s vitally important to know this is incorrect. Raw kale is actually beneficial for the thyroid. Kale is high in specific alkaloids that protect against viruses such as EBV. Its phytochemicals can enter the thyroid, killing off pockets of EBV that start to develop there during the virus’s early stages of occupying the gland.
Parsley removes high levels of copper and aluminum, which feed EBV and in turn cause skin problems. Parsley also bolsters production of the thyroid hormone T3 by helping to feed and restore the thyroid.
Basil’s antiviral abilities come in part from phytochemical compounds that can enter into the thyroid and slow down EBV cells’ drilling action. Basil helps reduce nodules, cysts, and tumors, and holds anticancer compounds to help prevent thyroid cancer.
Oil-Free Kale Pesto
To make the pesto, combine the kale, parsley, basil, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until you get a chunky pesto. While the motor is running, pour the water into the food processor until you reach the desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.
To serve, arrange cucumber wedges, bell pepper, romaine lettuce leaves and tomato slices on a platter with the pesto.
Serves: 4 people
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Looking for a fun new way to serve potatoes to your family? These pretty potato spirals are full of flavor from the herbs, crunchy, and delicious. Paired with a creamy cashew and dill dipping sauce, this combination is hard to beat and a great way to include more healing foods and herbs in your family’s diet.
Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for far too long. As victims of the war on foods mistakenly categorized as “disease-producing,” potatoes have been blamed for ills they never caused. Potatoes are wrongly accused of contributing to obesity, diabetes, cancer, Candida overgrowth, and many other conditions, while in truth these miraculous tubers can reverse these illnesses. That’s right! Potatoes are actually good for people with diabetes, because they help stabilize blood sugar. The entire potato, inside and out, is valuable and beneficial for your health: potato plants draw some of the highest concentration of macro and trace minerals from the earth.
Cashews are highly beneficial for lowering blood pressure, preventing heart attacks, preventing gallstones, reducing the frequency of migraines, providing energy boosts, strengthening bones, and promoting healthy skin and hair. Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and contain a high amount of oleic acid, which is a heart healthy monounsaturated fat that is great for the cardiovascular system. Cashews, like all nuts, are best consumed in small portions.
Herby Potato Spirals
Cashew Dipping Sauce:
Preheat oven to 375F. Skewer the potatoes, then carefully cut them with a sharp knife while rotating and holding it at an angle to make spirals.
Place the dried herbs, cayenne and sea salt in a large flat bowl or tray and mix well. Add each skewered potato to the bowl and sprinkle the herb and spice mix on the potatoes until evenly coated. Place on a baking tray and cook for 35-40 minutes, rotating half way, until golden brown and cooked through.
To make the cashew sauce, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed. To serve, take the potatoes off the skewers and serve with the dip. These are best served immediately.
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This combination of fresh juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs piled on top of pip-ing hot baked eggplant makes for a heavenly meal for lunch or dinner. This recipe is very simple to make, making it perfect for busy weeknight dinners or an easy choice that will still delight your guests at a dinner party.
Tomatoes contain their own variety of vitamin C that’s bioavailable to the lymphat-ic system and liver, supports the immune system to keep it strong against EBV, and prohibits viruses from traveling through the body with ease. When growing, tomatoes absorb and collect the moonlight’s frequency at night. This means that when consumed, tomatoes strengthen the thyroid’s radio-like frequencies, helping to create balance and homeostasis with all of the body’s organs and glands.
Cucumbers strengthen the adrenals and kidneys and flush viral neurotoxins out of the bloodstream. They hydrate the lymphatic system allowing for better cleansing. Cucumber hydration can slow down and even stop a fresh mononucleosis infec-tion.
Onions are one of the most accomplished foods on the planet for keeping down bacterial overgrowth in the body, making them a star for anyone who deals with SIBO. The sulfur they contain (including the phytochemical allicin, other organo-sulfides, and sulfur compounds that haven’t yet been uncovered in research) is part of what makes onions nature’s antibiotic. It’s also responsible for ridding the body of radiation exposure, casting out viruses, and drawing out DDT and other pesticides, herbicides, and toxic heavy metals.
Roasted Eggplants with a Tomato-Cucumber Salad
For the eggplants:
For the salad:
Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, ground cumin, ground coriander and red pepper flakes.
Arrange the eggplants on a baking tray and score the flesh with a sharp knife. Sea-son with salt and pepper, then brush on the lemon and spice mixture. Roast the eggplants in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until fork-tender.
While the eggplants are cooking, make the salad by combining the tomatoes, cu-cumber, red onion, mint, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
Take the eggplants out of the oven and top with the salad. Sprinkle on fresh pars-ley for garnish. Serve immediately with an optional tablespoon of tahini on each.
Serves: 2-4 people
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This is the perfect snack to have waiting when your kids get home from school: crispy apple slices laid out alongside a gooey caramel dipping sauce. You may want to double the recipe, because this dish will disappear before you know it.
Apple’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a top pick when you’re faced with practically any illness. Encephalitis (brain inflammation), IBS (intestinal inflammation), and viral infection (which can result in nerve inflammation) are just a few conditions in which apples can play the critical nutritional role of calming your system by reducing viral and bacterial loads that create inflammation.
The phytochemicals in apples make them a true brain food, feeding neurons and increasing electrical activity. Apples with red skin contain anthocyanins and even traces of malvidin (a type of anthocyanidin), which are partially responsible for the red color. These pigments have anti-obesity properties and compounds that increase digestive strength, encouraging weight loss. Apples also have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercidin—phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification—as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify the organs, improve circulation in your lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.
Apples are the ultimate colon cleanser. As the pectin from an apple moves through your gut, it collects and rids your body of microbes such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. It also gathers and expels putrefied, impacted protein and debris that’s been hiding in intestinal pockets and feeding colonies of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and C. difficile. This makes apples an excellent antiproliferative for healing SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and other digestive disorders. Apples are also hydrating on a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.
Apples with “Caramel” Dip
Arrange the apple slices on a plate. Blend the dates and the cinnamon with a splash of water until combined. (If working with dry, firm dates, soak them in water for 2 hours beforehand until they are softened.) Spoon the mixture into a serving cup alongside the apple slices.
Makes 1 to 2 servings
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