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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