Thursday, January 26, 2017

Acai Bowl

Acai Bowl

1 scoop Powdered Acai 
1 cup Water (optional: Aloe Vera Water 0 Calories)
3/4 cup Frozen Blueberries 
3/4 cup Frozen Blackberries
1 medium Banana
1 tbsp Maple Syrup

Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Pour into bowl and top with 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries, 1/4 cup Blackberries, Banana Slices, 1/2 cup Oil Free Granola and drizzle with 1 tbsp of Honey!

You can whip this recipe up in a minute with almost zero clean up! It's fast nutrition that feeds your body and mind! Yum!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Super Salad with Ginger Dressing Recipe

Super Salad 🥗

Parsley, Avocado, Beets and Cucumbers

Dressing: 2 tsps @bragglivefoods Liquid Aminos
                 1 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger

The health benefits of this salad are incredible and there are so many that I couldn't possibly list them all.  Here's a little overview of health benefits:

1. Parsley: Reduced disk for cancer, helps control diabetes, and reduces inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, along with helping prevent osteoporosis. It also acts as a pain reliever with anti-inflammatory properties. It can provide relief from gastrointestinal issues such as indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, and nausea, while helping to strengthen the immune system.

2. Beets: Beets help lower blood pressure which comes from the naturally occurring nitrates in beets, which are converted into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide, in turn, helps to relax and dilate your blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases. They also help the body detox!

3. Avocado:  Recent studies have shown the addition of avocado to an already well-balanced diet lowers the risk of heart disease, improves blood levels of LDL, and lowers levels of oxidative stress in the bloodstream following consumption of food. They also help the body have a higher absorption rate of carotenoids which are pigments that help protect the body from diseases.

4. Cucumbers: Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, making them an ideal hydrating food. Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that plays an important role in your brain health. They also contain polyphenols called lignans, which may help to lower your risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers

5. Liquid Aminos: Bragg Liquid Aminos is a non-GMO Project Verified liquid protein concentrate, derived from soybeans. It contains 16 naturally-occuring Essential and non essential Amino Acids

6. Ginger: helps with digestion and is known to boost bone health and relieve joint pain

To boost your immunity and improve your general overall health this is a great salad to add to your diet & it's delicious!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Anti-Inflammatory Latte Health Benefits

Raw Earth Medicine:

Anti-Inflammatory Latte

2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Turmeric 

8 oz Hot Liquid - water, tea, coffee 

Put ingredients in bottom of a mug and pour the hot liquid over them and stir

Add a dash of nutmeg and vanilla to spice up this latte even more and Enjoy! 

How it works: 

1. Turmeric -

A potent anti-inflammatory spice, which protects against oxidative stress. Research has suggested that turmeric and its anti-oxidative ingredient, curcumin, can help reduce inflammation, help heal wounds, relieve pain, contribute to weight loss, prevent cancer and long term use has been known to change the bodies composition to continually reduce inflammation and improve cellular health. 

2. Cinnamon - 

Contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants which protect the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may also help lower the risk of disease. Cinnamon also has been known to suppress the appetite and can be used as an alternative to sugar and sweeteners. 

3. Honey - 

Possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Honey has been known to help heal wounds, control acid reflux, reduce stomach inflammation and reduce allergy symptoms. (*studies are still being conducted to scientifically show the benefits on a molecular level but historically honey has been known to benefit the aforementioned ailments)

Combining Honey, Turmeric and Cinnamon creates a powerful anti inflammatory compound.  This compound has been known to reduce inflammation, swelling, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gastric inflammation, improve circulation and is also a good tool for cancer prevention as it lowers oxidative stress from free radicals. 

This should be a staple in your morning routine and you will feel the benefits within one week of daily consumption. 

Watch how you no longer need anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals after you switch to this Latte!