Snacks

Chocolate Bunny Juice

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog, Breakfast, Lunch, SIdes, Snacks, Thirst Quenchers, Treats | 1 comment

Chocolate Bunny Juice

Spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer and Easter is right around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to make this rich chocolate bunny juice.  This recipe is from Natalia Rose’s book Fresh Energy.  Natalia is a mentor and detox teacher that I’ve been following for years, her cookbooks are amazing, I strongly suggest you get her newest Fresh Energy!  I’ve completed her PH Detox course and I continue to learn tips and tricks from her.  If you’ve never had a fresh juice before this would be a great one to start with.  Using raw cocoa powder gives it a chocolatey velvet texture, which makes it taste like chocolate milk. This recipe is so easy to make and it has less than four ingredients in it.  Celebrate the spring like the bunnies do and have some chocolate bunny juice!!! Ingredients: 1 bunch of romaine lettuce 6 large carrots 1-2 tbsp raw cocoa stevia to taste Preparation: Put lettuce and carrots through a juicer. Add raw cocoa to juice with stevia to taste(start small with stevia you won’t need a lot).  Blend all ingredients together and enjoy your bunny juice.  Happy...

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Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in Snacks | 0 comments

Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I’ve said before that I am not great at baking.  I LOVE to cook, but baking is a whole different game.  It took me three times to get this recipe right. The first two times I ended up with “muffins” that wouldn’t come out of the muffin tin, so I mushed up the “muffin” into a ball and ate them like that, classy, I know. I was SO happy to get this recipe right.  I honestly thought that Meyer Lemons were going to go out of season and I would have to wait a whole year to try them again.  Thankfully the third time is a charm.  If you can’t find Meyer Lemons, you can certainly use regular lemons.  I used coconut flour as the base.  I have to say I’m really weird about the flavoring of coconut in certain dishes, I don’t always love the flavor.  With the poppy seeds, lemon, and the vanilla, these muffins don’t taste like coconut at all, so if your not a fan of it don’t hesitate to try these, you won’t even notice the flavor(Candy I’m talking to you). Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp vanilla extract pinch of sea salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup almond milk 1/4 cup raw agave or maple syrup 1/4 cup grape seed oil 1 tbsp poppy seeds lemon zest from two Meyer Lemons, or zest from one regular lemon Preparation: Preheat the oven 350F Add the coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt into a large mixing bowl Mix eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, agave, and grape seed oil into a separate mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly.  Fold in lemon zest and poppy seeds. Spray muffin tins with nonstick spray, and fill tins about 1/2 full.  Put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden on the edges. Makes six muffins...

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Magical De-Bloat Potion

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Snacks, Uncategorized | 157 comments

Magical De-Bloat Potion

I am so happy to share with you my new magical “potion” that I have been drinking.  I made this about a week ago and I’ve been drinking at least 4-6 glass of it per-day since.  It’s a mix of tumeric, ginger, cayanne, and lemon juice with hot water.  This potion is powerful!  We are talking detoxing and getting rid of toxins, your body naturally eliminating waste, anti-inflammatory, your waist size dropping and after a few days of sipping this your energy should be up. On my second day of drinking this I went into work and shared my new found magical recipe with some coworkers.  My boss said to me “when you walked in you looked less puffy, not that you always looked puffy before, but there was something about your color and your face where you just looked lighter”.  I don’t weigh myself so I can’t tell you if I have lost weight, but I FEEL lighter and have more energy which means more to me than any number on a scale.  Try this recipe and sip it for a few days along with eating a clean, healthy diet and report your results back to me.  Go ahead and get your Harry Potter on and let me know what you think! Turmeric-The major health benefits of Turmeric start with it being a strong anti-inflammatory spice.  Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian systems of medicine for centuries and is now becoming popular in the Western world to treat various  symptoms.  Turmeric contains curcumin which is what gives the tumeric its yellow pigment.  Curcumin has been shown to be as potent as other anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofin and hydrocortisone, without all the nasty side effects.  Studies have also shown what a powerful antioxidant this spice is as it helps protect your body from free radicals that attack your body and can lead to cancer or DNA damage.  The more turmeric in your diet the less destruction to your body, on a cellular level. Ginger-There are many different forms of ginger from whole fresh roots, to crystallized ginger.  For this recipe I used ground ginger or powdered ginger. Ginger has been used in herbal medicine to help promote the elimination of intestinal gas, and intestinal spasmolytic, which helps relax and soothe the intestinal tract. Adding this spice to the magic potion will help your body eliminate waste naturally, and get rid of excess bloat. Cayenne- Cayanne gets its heat from the high concentration of capsaicin.  Capsaicin is recognized as an effective pain reliever, as a digestive and anti-ulcer aid and also produces cardiovascular benefits. Adding cayenne pepper, even in small amounts can help reduce symptoms of indigestion. This spice can help reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and well as decrease the formation of blood clots. Cayenne pepper is known as increasing the body’s ability to burn fat, and who doesn’t want to burn more fat? Lemon-Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and B6 as well as potassium, folic acid, flanoids, and phytochemical limonene.  Lemon can help aid in weight loss because of its benefits as a digestive aid, and it helps cleanse the liver. Lemons are also a great way to help your body fight infections and promote immunity. Source: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray M.D. I LOVE this so much, that I include it in my 7-Day Summer Slim Down! Ingredients: 1/2-1 Tbsp Turmeric* 1/2-1 Tbsp Ginger* 1/2-1 tsp Cayenne (depending on how much heat you can handle) 5 Tbsp lemon juice( I used juice from Meyer Lemons, but regular lemons will work fine), OR 10-15 drops of CPTG Lemon Essential Oil optional(I usually omit this) Stevia to taste, or maple syrup. 32 oz. warm water *I like strong tasting drinks, so I used about 1 tablespoon of the turmeric and ginger, if your making this for the first time, start with a little less. Preparation Boil 32 ounces of water in a tea kettle, once it boils remove it from heat and set it aside. Add spices and lemon juice...

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