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One of the most delicious parts of summer is the abundance of heirloom tomatoes that are available at that time of year.

If you've never had an heirloom tomato, you're in for a real treat. These nutrient-rich tomatoes have a wonderful sweet and salty flavor, and make an excellent addition to any meal or snack. In today's recipe I share a beautifully simple way to enjoy them that lets their flavor shine.

Rich in nutrients

Heirloom tomatoes are are rich in vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes heirloom tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, lower blood pressure, protect against skin damage, improve cardiovascular health, and strengthen bones.

Help prevent cancer

Heirloom 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.

Support digestion

Heirloom tomatoes are also known to aid in the digestion of dense proteins, assist in dissolving gallstones, and purify the blood making them highly beneficial for your digestive tract and lymphatic system.

During the summer, heirloom tomatoes can be found abundantly at your local farmers markets, some grocery stores, or grown in your garden. Have fun tasting all the different varieties and enjoying each unique and delicious flavor profile.

The basil in this dish not only adds a burst of flavor that pairs wonderfully with the heirloom tomatoes, but it offers its unique health benefits as well. The magnesium found in basil can help reduce the chance of experiencing irregular heart rhythms and spasms, making this herb a great option for helping support cardiovascular health. The magnesium also works to relax muscles and blood vessels. If you are suffering from a bacterial or viral-related health issue, the powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties of basil can provide fantastic assistance. If you are suffering from mono, shingles, or intestinal parasites, try regularly incorporating basil into your meals. 

Learn much more about the physical, emotional, and spiritual properties of these foods and more in my book Life-Changing Foods.

Heirloom Tomato Salad

This gloriously simple and fresh dish is the perfect lunch or dinner accompaniment to celebrate and enjoy in summer's bounty. It lets the wonderful flavor of the heirloom tomatoes stand out with just a few extra flavor accents to bring it all together.

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 beautiful heirloom tomatoes (the same or different colors)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1-2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • sprinkle sea salt and pepper

Preparation:

Thickly slice the heirloom tomatoes and arrange on a plate. Gently rip some basil leaves and place on top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle a little sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, if desired.

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This wonderfully easy recipe will be a hit with all your family and friends, and not just the kids. Who doesn't love a sweet, refreshing and creamy pop in the summer?

With just three easy to find ingredients, this recipe can be made in a matter of minutes. Freeze overnight to enjoy anytime you please or in the morning so you have a delicious, cooling pop to enjoy on summer nights. 

Some people avoid bananas because of their sugar content, but the sugar found in ripe bananas actually offers a number of benefits. Manganese and selenium are just some of the trace minerals that are connected to the sugar you’ll be consuming when you peel open a banana. Potassium, which helps support neurotransmitter functioning, as well as other minerals linked to the sugar in bananas are abundant in this sweet and nourishing fruit. Bring in this antiviral food whenever you get the chance. It can help support those fighting numerous conditions and symptoms including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), shingles, and Epstein-Barr. 

The strawberry could be described as a superfood thanks to all the amazing benefits it can offer you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you suffer from age-related macular degeneration or other vision issues, regularly incorporating strawberries into your diet could be helpful. Looking to improve your cardiovascular health, lower your cholesterol, or stave off heart disease or strokes? The ellagic acid and flavonoids found in these sweet, red berries can help! Strawberries, like certain other berries, aid in preventing organ damage that can result from an overabundance of adrenaline in the system. Unseen compounds found in these berries assist this. In this fast-paced, technological age we live in, many people regularly face elevated adrenaline levels, and berries are a perfect way to begin supporting this all too common issue. 

You can make this recipe with orange juice or pineapple juice, or you can use a mix of both. Whether it’s driving back a virus, working to make toxic heavy metals inactive, or helping shield the body from the harmful effects of radiation, the glutathione, flavonoids, and limonoids found in oranges can help. Oranges, once recognized as miracle fruits deserve to return to that place of esteem and be rightfully celebrated for the treasure trove of health benefits they offer. Freshly made juice will always contain the highest amount of nutrients, but bottled juice can be used if needed. In combination with the incredible amount of nutrients and healing properties in bananas and strawberries, this is a winning recipe for your health. 

Learn much more about the physical, emotional, and spiritual properties of these foods and more in my book Life-Changing Foods.

These pops are bound to go fast, so make as many batches as you like at once. Perfect to enjoy any time of day!

Strawberry Banana Pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup orange or pineapple juice

Preparation:

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and add possible sticks & lids. Freeze overnight. Eat & Enjoy!

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Skip the store bought popsicles laden with processed ingredients like refined sugar, preservatives and colors, and instead make these wonderful homemade treats.

The recipe I am sharing with you today takes about five minutes to make (plus freezing time) and is jam packed with incredible healing nutrients. Not to mention how absolutely delicious it is! 

Wild blueberries are the star ingredient of this recipe, giving you a phenomenal amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in sweet little packaging. Add the anti-viral and anti-fungal power of the raw honey and coconut and you have a treat that packs serious nutritional punch.

Wild Blueberry & Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wild blueberries* 
  • 2 cups plain unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup raw honey
  • if you can’t find wild blueberries in your freezer section at your supermarket than regular blueberries can be substituted

Preparation:

  1. Mix the wild blueberries and raw honey in a bowl together. (You can also pulse them in a blender, if desired).
  2. Assemble the popsicles by alternating a little scoop of the coconut yogurt with a little scoop of the wild blueberry mixture into each popsicle mold, repeating as desired until you’ve reached the top. Swirl gently with a spoon to give the popsicles a slightly mixed effect.
  3. Add popsicle sticks and/or lids and freeze overnight.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Seeds are one of nature’s most nourishing foods. They contain high amounts of vitamin E, B-complex, magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are essential for men’s health and provide significant protection for the prostate gland. They are an excellent source of tryptophan which is critical for good quality sleep and for keeping anxiety and depression at bay. 

The B-complex vitamins in pumpkin seeds work as co-factors in the body to help reduce cholesterol and enhance GABA activity which is also known to reduce anxiety and neurological disorders. Pumpkin seeds also contain anti-inflammatory properties which provide benefit for those that suffer with chronic inflammation such as in sinusitis, arthritis, bursitis, and other autoimmune disorders. 

Pumpkin seeds have high concentrations of phytosterols that can help to inhibit the absorption of cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract which ultimately can help reduce the bad cholesterol in the body. Pumpkin Seeds have also been known to prevent kidney stones and osteoporosis. 

Pumpkin seed butter is a great and tasty alternative to peanut butter and can be found online and in most health food stores. Raw pumpkin seeds will provide you with the most nutrition and health benefits. Try sprinkling them on salads, adding them to trail mixes, or chop them with dates to make your own healthy energy bars.

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Hibiscus tea is made from deep red calyxes of the hibiscus flower that is rich in anthocyanins, fruit acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and bioflavonoids. Hibiscus tea is excellent for boosting the immune system and fighting off infections. Traditionally, hibiscus tea was regarded by the egyptian pharaohs to be royalty’s most important beverage as it was known to improve health and vitality. 

The antioxidants found in hibiscus tea are often compared to those in red wine and have been noted for their positive effects on cardiac health including lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These antioxidants also contain powerful anti-cancer properties which have the ability to protect cells and keep them healthy and free from damage. 

Hibiscus tea is also known to be beneficial for weight loss, depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, and mood swings. Hibiscus tea also is known to help lower blood pressure, prevent bladder infections, and relieve constipation. Hibiscus has been used for centuries to support liver function and aid in liver disorders such as fatty liver syndrome and jaundice. Hibiscus tea can be consumed either hot or cold. Try adding some raw honey for a delicious and powerful immune strengthening drink.

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This healthy vibrant dish is both easy and energizing! A delightful combination of flavors it is surprisingly delicious and nutritious. Great for lunch or a snack or as a dish to share with family or friends!

Grapefruits are an exceptional fruit that have very strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. They are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids which help to boost the immune system and prevent aging, illness, and disease. Grapefruits are known to help with fevers, fatigue, indigestion, insomnia, diabetes, weight loss, influenza, malaria, urinary tract disorders, constipation, and flatulence. 

They are also an anti-cancer powerhouse and are particularly beneficial for prostate, breast, colon, and throat cancers. Even though grapefruit is thought to be an acidic fruit, it actually has the opposite reaction once inside the body and makes the body more alkaline which is vital for preventing most other diseases. They also have the ability to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

Avocado is one of the world’s most perfect foods. It is easily digested and contains over 25 essential nutrients including iron, magnesium, and essential fatty acids that help the body to function optimally. Avocados increase the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients, so they are a wonderful addition to green leafy salads to ensure proper absorption of all the vitamins and minerals. 

They are also an excellent source of glutathione which helps to boost the immune system, strengthen the heart, rebuild the nervous system, and slow the aging process. The monounsaturated fats in avocados reverse insulin resistance which helps to steady blood sugar levels.

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 ruby grapefruit
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 avocado
  • sprig fresh mint 
  • optional: pinch of sea salt and/or pepper

Tip - If you don't have fresh mint growing in your garden, it can also be found at most supermarkets in the produce section.

Preparation:

  1. Cut the avocado in half, and remove the pit and skin. Thinly slice the avocado and place in a fan shape around the serving plate
  2. Cut the ends and rind off the grapefruit and slice along each membrane to remove each grapefruit section. Place the sections in a in a circular fan shape on top of the avocado slices. 
  3. Sprinkle some fresh chopped mint on top, and a pinch of sea salt and pepper if you wish.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

*As healthy and healing as grapefruits may be, caution should be used if you are taking certain prescription drugs. If you are on any medication, make sure to consult with your physician and/or pharmacist before consuming.

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This watermelon refresher is an amazingly hydrating and rejuvenating drink that can provide much needed electrolytes and minerals to your body, especially on a hot summer’s day. This drink is perfect for entertaining with family and friends and for enjoying summer fun together. 

Watermelon is an excellent fruit that effectively hydrates, detoxifies, and cleanses the entire body on a cellular level. It is rich in vitamins A and C as well as lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin which are excellent for providing protection from lung, mouth, pancreatic, breast, prostate, endometrial, and colon cancer. 

Watermelon is also known to significantly reduce inflammation, help flush out edema, aid in weight loss, and alleviate depression. Watermelon can also boost the immune system as well as strengthen vision. Watermelon is not nearly as high in sugar as most people think as it has half the sugar than an apple. 

Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that have the ability to neutralize free radical molecules and aid in the prevention of chronic illnesses. The rind of the watermelon is equally beneficial as it is one of the highest organic sodium foods in nature and one of the best sources of chlorophyll and can be juiced for a delicious and healing drink. 

Watermelon Refresher

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cold watermelon
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • juice from 1-2 limes

*tip if you don't have fresh mint growing in your garden, it can also be found at most supermarkets in the produce section

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a blender or vitamix and blend on high for 1 minute. Strain juice and serve! For added fun use a cookie cutter to press stars our of the leftover watermelon and place on the side of your glass! Drink and Enjoy!

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Sarsaparilla is a medicinal herb that is known to be an excellent detoxifier and blood purifier. Sarsaparilla is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and B-complex as well as minerals such as chromium, cobalt, zinc, and silicon. It also contains anti-microbial compounds such as falcarinol and panaxydol which makes it great for helping to protect the body from bacteria, viral, and fungal infections. 

Sarsaparilla is often used as a diuretic and as has a strong affinity for helping the kidneys flush toxic material out of the body. It is also known to be a good sweat inducer and fever reducer which can come in handy during cold and flu season. Sarsaparilla contains potent anti-cancer compounds and has been shown to be particularly helpful for liver, breast, and lung cancer. 

It is also known to be beneficial for diabetes, cold sores, shingles, genital herpes, dermatitis, and seizures. Sarsaparilla also contains anti-inflammatory properties and is effective for autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and irritable bowel syndrome. It has also shown to be very good at reducing psoriasis symptoms due to the fact that the saponins in sarsaparilla help to clear endotoxins from the bloodstream that cause the painful and itchy skin patches. 

Sarsaparilla was traditionally used as an original ingredient in old-fashioned root beer for its flavor and medicinal benefits, but it also makes a wonderful tea and can be made by adding 2 teaspoons of dried root to 2 cups of water and simmered for at least 30 minutes. Allow to cool, strain and sweeten with raw honey if desired. Sarsaparilla can be found online in tea, capsule, extract, or cream form

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