Sunday, February 3, 2019

Serrano Margarita


A little holistic nutrition drinking tip: Avoid a hangover by staying hydrated. If you’re like me, drinking water while having cocktails usually eludes me so I add muddled cucumber or high water content fruits to my drinks to offset the dehydrating affect of alcohol!  Cheers! .

Serrano Margarita
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4 oz fresh lime juice 
4 oz Club Soda 
1.5 oz Tequila 
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 
3 slices of Serrano Pepper 
1⁄4 cup Diced cucumber 
2 sprigs of cilantro or basil
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1. Muddle Cilantro/Basil, Cucumber, Serrano Pepper and Lime Juice. 
2. Add Lemon Juice, Tequila, Club Soda and Enjoy!
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Spicy and Delicious this margarita will spice up your festivities without the hangover. Adding cucumber increases the water content of the drink and the absence of added sugar helps make this drink less likely to give you a hangover, within reason of course!  Have 2 and you’ll feel divine but if you have 9 obviously the next day you won’t feel fine. Stay hydrated and drink responsibly! Cheers! 



Friday, February 1, 2019

Healthy Vegan Vs Unhealthy Vegan

RANT: Its been a mix of emotions as I watch the rise in plantbased restaurants and people opening their minds up to cutting out animal products from their diet! .
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It’s wonderful to see groups like @physicianscommittee who are doctors educating people about the negative affects of animal products on our health while giving great healthy plant based whole food recipes and meal plans. .
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Then there is the other side with @vegnews  @eatdrinkvegan @gmweho @thekindsage @vegfestla  boasting mostly fried, junky, sugary and overly processed foods as the prime example of vegan foods. These festivals and restaurants have only a few examples of whole natural unprocessed healthy plantbased options. .
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While I understand that there are people who are only vegan for the ethical treatment of animals but the animal they’re forgetting to care about is Humans. Eating fried, fatty and processed foods with chemicals in them is so harmful for our health and leads to so many diseases that being  plantbased should protect you from developing but instead they’re creating dishes just as bad as eating animal products. .
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I think it would be wonderful if there could be a balance between the two but it seems that most restaurants and festivals are more inclined to serve oily, fried, fatty and processed foods to appeal to the masses instead of creating vegan meals that are prepared in a healthy way for the ethical treatment of the human body!
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Sweet Greens Bowl

Sweet Greens Bowl
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2 cups Pineapple
1 cup Mango
1 cup Apple 
2 cup Spinach
1 cup Cucumber
1 cup Dandelion 
1 cup Chard 
1 cup Orange Juice
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Blend all ingredients in the blender. Pour into a bowl and top with coconut shreds, cacao nibs, granola and pineapple!
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This delicious bowl is packed with vitamins and nutrients that will give your body energy as well as help to reduce inflammation while boosting the immune system. Its also extremely delicious! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Anti Headache Juice

Anti Headache Juice 
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3 apples
1 cucumber
2 stalks celery
1 cup Kale 
1 inch Ginger Root
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Best cold pressed, Anti Headache Juice is as powerful as taking two Advil. The high water content paired with the nutrients in the vegetables and bioactive compounds in ginger have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
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Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It works as an anti inflammatory as well as a pain reducer.  The combo of ingredients creates increased circulation and reduced inflammation with the increased blood flow helping to reduce the cause of headaches which is inflammation and restrictive blood flow in the blood vessels in the head/brain that causes the ache.
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If you suffer from headaches this should be a Juice you add to your daily nutrition to prevent headaches from happening. Once you have a headache you can drink this repeatedly until the headache reduces which should happen in a few servings of the juice.
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Consistent consumption of anti inflammatory over the counter medications (NSAID) may pose dangers to the heart, kidneys, bone and even hearing. Studies have found that high doses of NSAIDs increased risk for heart attack and other heart problems by one third; ibuprofen, in particular, more than doubled the risk of a major heart problem. A recent study involving 10 million people found that those currently taking an NSAID had a 19% higher risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. Don’t fall victim to over the counter quick fixes that hurt you down the road and let Anti Headache Juice naturally help your body fix the cause of your headaches without creating further problems!
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Plant based Protein!






Lean protein helps increase your platelet counts and is essential for blood health but it doesn't have to be animal protein. These Protein recommendations are based off of a 125 lb woman and 155 lb man, so make the adjustments accordingly!  Also, a friendly reminder about soy, it has to be organic. The GMO soy is directly linked to estrogen based cancer so buy all soy products organic!  Now go get your Protein! 🤘🏻🌱

Friday, January 25, 2019

5 Essentials Daily Habits


Here are 5 Essentials Daily Habits to include in your lifestyle to get your health going in the right direction:

1. Exercise: A body in motion stays in motion. Get yourself moving with 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week to start. The more you get moving the more exercise your body will crave and the more energy you will have! 


2. Water: Since our bodies are made up of mostly water and we use water to do many functions like detox and fuel our cells, it's important to replenish and hydrate daily to keep ourselves from getting dehydrated and storing toxins! 


3. Anti-inflammatory: Most pain issues and diseases stem from inflammation. Instead of reaching for the Advil start including a Turmeric based natural Anti-inflammatory into your daily routine. If done daily you will see a continual drop in pain symptoms from inflammatory diseases like arthritis and you will prevent the body from future inflammatory issues! 


4. Daily Elixir: Add an extra line of defense to your nutrition by having a tonic, probiotic or elixir every day.  They add water, vitamins, minerals, good bacteria and boost immunity while feeding your body what it needs to function in good health.


5. Juice: Cold Pressed Fruit and Vegetable juices help make sure that you get the proper amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals daily.  They can help regulate all of your bodies systems and help support optimum health! 

Changing your habits takes time. By slowing incorporating one of these into your lifestyle you will see improved health and a boost in your energy levels. Take it one at time until you develop the good habits you can maintain and then keep adding more until you've developed a lifestyle you can live with! 

(This is an excerpt from: Eat Well Live Well: Transitioning to an Unprocessed Lifestyle by Amy Michelle Weiss) 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Being a holistic nutritionist!

Being a holistic nutritionist is like explaining to a child over and over again, why they can't eat glue. But it's adults.

And they were taught glue is good for them. An education paid for by the glue companies.  

With studies that say glue isn't so bad.  Studies paid for by the glue companies. 

Then everyone wonders why their bodies aren't lasting and they're getting sick. 

You're filled with glue. How did you expect it to turn out?  

But wait. 

We have a glue reducer pill that allows your body to function on glue. The side affects are: it will destroy what isn't destroyed by the glue already but you will live maybe a few months longer, in agony but you can still eat your glue a little bit longer. 

New studies prove that glue is acceptable to eat if you take the glue reducer pill. A study paid for by the pharmaceutical and glue companies.

Replace glue with chemicals, meat, dairy and pharmaceuticals. 

That's how cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS, Cardiovascular Disease, Autism, ADD, ADHD; etc, Exists. 

It's why there is a pill for everything. 

You might as well be eating glue.

It's really simple!  What you eat either keeps you alive or kills you!  Don't eat glue. 


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Blueberry Granola Parfait

Blueberry Granola Parfait
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16 oz Coconut Non Dairy Yogurt Kefir 
8 oz Coconut Water (or Almond Milk) 
3 tbsp Chia Seeds
2 tbsp Honey (or Maple Syrup)
1 cup Blueberries 
2 cups Granola 
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1. Mix Kefir, Coconut Water, Honey, and Chia Seeds in a pourable bowl or measuring cup. 
2. In your serving cups add a layer of fruit then a layer of granola then a layer of the Kefir mixture until your cup is full. 
3. Place in the fridge for 2-4 hours to set or you can eat it immediately if you want but it tastes like heaven when it's set nicely and chilled.
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This delicious parfait is packed with nutrition.  Kefir is easily digested and it cleanses the intestines, provides beneficial bacteria and yeast, vitamins and minerals, and complete proteins. Kefir is such a balanced and nourishing food, it contributes to a healthy immune system and has been used to help patients suffering from AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, and cancer. Its tranquilizing effect on the nervous system has benefited many who suffer from sleep disorders, depression, and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The benefits of combining Blueberries, a powerful antioxidant and Kefir help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, while aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control especially in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.
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Talk about a meal for champions!  People championing for their that is!!! So yummy and so good for you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Benefits of Turmeric



Have you had your Turmeric today?  
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This spice should be incorporated into your nutrition as much as possible. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine.
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The yellow/orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin, is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and celebrex, as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Advil or Ibuprofen. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects such as ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count and intestinal bleeding, curcumin produces no toxicity.
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Benefits of Turmeric:

Anti-Oxidant

Anti-Septic

Anti-Carcinogenic

Anti-inflammatory 
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Ailments, Treatments and Prevention:

An Effective Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Helps Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Cancer Prevention

Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Metastases

Reduces Risk of Childhood Leukemia

Improved Liver Function

Cardiovascular Protection 
Anti Oxidant 
Protection against Alzheimer's Disease
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Turmeric should be a staple in your nutrition for the prevention and the treatment of many common ailments and diseases. It can be used as a spice in cooking or can be taken as a supplement in pill form.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Clean Greens Juice Recipe


Clean Greens Juice
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1 head of Romaine
2 cups Spinach
1 apple
1 lemon
1 inch Ginger Root
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This juice is supercharged with nutrients, minerals and vitamins that help reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer while also combating common health complaints like gas, bloating, nausea, cold symptoms, the flu and inflammation. It will also help your body feel great.
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Don't just eat clean, drink clean too!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Products We Love: Simply Organics Spice Packers

Products We Love: Simply Organic Spice Packets! 

Cooking tip: Having these on hand helps make home cooking a little easier when you don't have the time to even think up a healthy meal! You can incorporate them into all types of recipes. The brown gravy can be used to spice and thicken up a mushroom risotto instead of cream and flour or use the fajita packet for a Spanish  Rice recipe. They're all natural non GMO lower sodium and are mildly processed! 

Check out my Quinoa "Meatball" Recipe on YouTube that uses a spice packet. The recipe is super simple and easy to make. 

https://youtu.be/JjUSmD1Bs0k



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Spend time with people who are good for your mental health!



Mental Health is one of the most important yet most ignored part of our existence.  There use to be a stigma about mental health issues and people who suffered from them were essentially shunned from the community or told to suppress it and hide it. This has culminated to where we are today living in a world where people are afraid to send their children to school because they could be shot by an unstable child or even an extremely disturbed adult.  Where suicide is no longer shocking and everyone is on a pill for anxiety, ADD, ADHD without the therapy needed to work through the cause.
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Having grown up in a family with huge mental health issues that were just ignored, enabled or the person was medicated without any psychological help, I have learned that who you surround yourself with plays a huge part in your mental health. As the saying goes you can lead your family and friends to the psychiatrist but you can’t force them to drink the water!  Ok ok I made up that saying but it’s true.
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As I navigate my way around motherhood and parenting I have watched my daughter positively and negatively react to people which shows me that some people are good for you and some aren’t.  If you’re working on your mental health and doing what you can to live a  positive productive life that can by all means include cutting people out who aren’t.  We all share energy and who you surround yourself with fuels some of the energy around you which helps guide you towards being happy inside and out.
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So while I always try to give someone the benefit of the doubt or the opportunity to show me that they are working towards dealing with their issues, I honestly steer clear of people once I realize they have a negative affect on me or aren’t willing to do the work to get the help they need.
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It’s very important for your own mental health to surround yourself with people who are good for you! The goal in life is to be happy and have fulfillment with your desires so surrounding yourself with people who are good for your mental health is one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself. Life is to short to spend time with shitty people. 

#mentalhealth #awareness #proactive

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Plantbased Garlic Alfredo

Plantbased Garlic Alfredo
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1/2 lb Pasta
1 cup Nutritional Yeast 
3 tbsp Black Pepper
1/4 cup Minced Garlic
Parsley Garnish
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1. Boil water and add your pasta
2. When pasta is about 1 minute from being fully cooked, add the remaining ingredients. 
3. Stir for a minute and serve garnished with parsley
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This low fat plant based version of a comfort food favorite will satisfy any craving for a rich hearty pasta dish without pushing you into the next pant size or giving you a heart attack!
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Instead of using heavy cream and cheese, the starch from the water  mixes with the nutritional yeast to make a creamy cheesy tasting sauce that’s actually good for you!
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#plantbased #plantbasedrecipes #vegan #whatveganseat #veganrecipe #pasta #alfredo #veganalfredo #healthyrecipes #holistic #holisticnutrition #delishdish #delicious #yum #tasty #live #love #laugh #eatwell #rawearthmedicine






Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Plantbased Panang Curry

Panang Curry
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4 oz Maesri Red Curry Paste 
6 oz Unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 cup Water (add more for thinner broth) 
2 cups Sliced Mushrooms
2 cups Sliced Red/Orange Peppers
1 cup Green Beans 
6 oz Cubed Tempeh 
Optional: Crushed Red Pepper to taste
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1. In a soup pot add Mushrooms, Peppers, Greens Beans and Curry Paste. Heat until veggies are coated with curry paste. 
2. Add Coconut Milk and Water. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer. 
3. Add Tempeh and Crushed Red Pepper (optional) Let simmer for 1 minute to 90 seconds the. Serve with Rice and garnish with Cilantro! .
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Mild or Spicy this plant based Panang Curry brings the flavors of Authentic Thailand Curry to your kitchen! Bold with flavor it will taste like it took you hours to make when you can realistically whip this up in 10 minutes.
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Tempeh gives this dish it’s protein while the veggies pack it with vitamins and nutrients.  The spices in the curry paste help to boost your immune system and are especially good for you during the cold and flu season to give your health a little edge up! Healthy, Plantbased, Nutritious and delicious. Yum! 
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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Real Nutrition is Whole Foods Not A Powder

The fitness and health industry fascinates me. The majority of the people seeking guidance are overweight and diseased because of eating unhealthy yet the solution recommended to them is powdered protein, weird colored unnatural health drinks, synthetic and processed versions of vitamins and an unhealthy manipulation of micros and macros that usually promotes animal products which 100% lead to disease. The chemicals in these foods alone are so unhealthy not to mention harmful.  Fake food creates chemical reactions in the brain that contribute to irrational thoughts and relationships with food.
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There is no reason for anyone to supplement with anything if they are properly preparing their foods and eating whole natural foods. If eating is what got you to your unhealthy state then the only way to make change is to change what you’re eating and fix your mental relationship with food. Proteins powders and weird colored “health” drinks are not the solution, it’s actually perpetuating the problem and creating even more health issues.
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Our bodies are meant to eat natural Whole Foods to get everything we need for our body to operate in optimum health.  So instead of using fad products and meal replacements learn your genetic health triggers and what vitamins and nutrients are in real foods and eat what your body needs to prevent disease and maintain a healthy weight. Develop a healthy relationship with food that lasts and don’t look for quick results from miracle products. Any health professional that recommends protein powders, protein bars, synthetic drinks or anything besides whole natural foods is either selling that product for profit, is trying to get you quick results to continue making a profit off of advising you or doesn’t understand nutrition.
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When you eat to prevent disease and feed your body the proper amount of micros, macros, essential minerals, and nutrients without chemicals and synthetic products, your body will regulate your weight naturally while strengthening all of your bodily systems so that you can live in good health for the long run. Healthy eating is a lifestyle choice that doesn’t come in a quick fix or a powdered scoop of fake food!