Special thanks to Don Jack for the Video. 🙂
Well, the Fall has finally arrived and this means it is a perfect time to shed some old skin and overhaul your body. I would like to introduce you to some different beverages you can prepare to help the body cleanse itself and nourish it from the inside out. I’d like to break the drinks into three different categories, and also suggest what you will need for each.
#1. Juices– Need a juicer. You will be juicing mostly vegetables. There are many different types of juicers available on the market. Choose the one that works best for your unique needs. For these juices I recommend using beets and lots of greens with some lemon. Experiment and have fun becoming a juice-ologist!!
#2. Tea’s– You will need a tea pot. Bring water or nut milk to a boil, add some medicinal tea’s and herbs and spices to create your own healing tonics. I like to take some almond milk and water and add raw cacao powder, turmeric, and raw local honey and a medicinal tea such as dandelion root or pau d arco or green tea., whatever you like or feel will enhance your health. Use your imagination and intuition and give your body what it needs.
#3 Blended Drinks– Blender needed. Nutribullet is an inexpensive high powered blender that is perfect for concocting blended beverages. If you have lots of $ the Blend-tec or Vita-mix are excellent all purpose blenders. For these drinks you are going to put greens, vegetables, vitamin/mineral powders, super foods, fruits, nuts, seeds, all together and mix. These drinks are super nutritious and will fill you up. When you blend stuff together it masks the flavors. This is a wonderful way to sneak in some healthy veggies that you would not likely eat otherwise. I like to fill my liquid with nut milk, some water, and maybe some kefir or yogurt to add some beneficial bacteria for my gut flora. Then I will mix in some greens, some different super foods such as Maca, chia seeds, flax seeds, and other powdered supplements. I then add some good fats like coconut oil or some almond butter. Next comes the frozen berries. Finally I mix and pour into a pretty glass. Yummm!
*****This week, I challenge you to make 1 beverage from each category. Create. Have Fun. Love the process. Feel free to share your creations below. Thanks for participating!
“Be Good to your Body and your Body will be good to you!” ~Jared R.
For those of you that have seen the film Avatar, the precious Planthopper Nymph is very much a kin to Eywa, the guiding force of Pandora and the Na’vi. The Na’vi believe that Eywa keeps the eco system in perfect equilibrium. Yet unlike the Eywa that floats through the air with subtle delight, entering to aid with healing light of the universe, the Planthopper Nymph’s fate is earthbound.
With so many fad diets and philosophies on nutrition it may seem overwhelming to figure out what to eat. So I thought I would make it easy. If it comes from a box or package it is not real food and you can just avoid all of the items from this category. This means when you are at the grocery store you can just walk the perimeter where the “real” food is located. Read More
Berry Yummy Vegan Coleslaw
Those of you that follow my recipes most likely already know that it is just not possible for me to create a traditional recipe without putting a bit of a spin on it. This delicious creamy coleslaw dish is dairy free, sugar free and is sure to tantalize the senses. So let’s get started and remember… Cook with Love ! ♥
Ingredients : ( 4 to 6 servings. Depending on who is eating it. 🙂 )
4 cups of green cabbage
2 cups of purple cabbage
1/2 small red onion
2 cups of soy-free Vegenaise
1/2 tsp of sea salt or to taste
1 tsp. of cardamom
1/2 tsp of coriander
pepper to taste
Mix both sliced up cabbage, and (sliced up small) pieces of onion in a large bowl
Cut Mango up in small chunks and add to mixture
Slice strawberries in 4’s and add to mixture.
Add Vegenaise . Mix it all up evenly
Add the spices and wa-la !
Warning : With each bite of this scrumptiousness, there is a possibility that you will start dancing whether music is playing or not. 😉
Enjoy ! Live as Love !
I was a very young girl the first time I ever read this quote. I can still recall the feeing I had after I read these beautiful words. It was like a breath of fresh air, a sign from the universe or a ray of sunshine bursting through a cloudy day instilling a hopeful direction in which I chose to take. And in retrospect, I am so “grateful” that I did do just that. Read More
Summer is coming to end and its time to prepare for the Fall. This is a wonderful time to de-clutter your spaces. Get rid of all the things you no longer use or need and organize the rest. This will make you feel amazing. It may seem like a daunting task, so just take it one space at a time. Maybe tackle some of the smaller spaces first. The idea is to have a clutter free home. Why your at it, you can throw away all that unhealthy food in the pantry and fridge and then restock with life enhancing foods. That’s another topic, so stay tuned as I will be discussing what foods to avoid and which ones to eat in a future post. Go through all your clothes and get rid of the items not being used. Organize your office by getting rid of outdated papers and storing the rest in filing cabinets or boxes. At my house, I took everything out my shed and organized it all, some of the stuff I am selling at a garage sale, the rest I will donate to charity, and whatever else is left I will dispose of at the dump. Enjoy the victory of completing one space as this will eventually turn into more and soon you will be basking in the glory of a clutter free environment. To make the tasks more enjoyable, I recommend listening to music, singing or whistling. I can’t wait till I can open up the windows and let the Fall air in to enhance the freshness of my new de-cluttered home. I invite you to accept the de-clutter your space challenge. In the next week or two, you have to see how many of your spaces you can organize by reducing the clutter and maximizing the efficiency of the space. Simple. Well, what are you waiting for? Get to it!
I also recommend, a detox for each season. So my next post will be on detoxication. Stay tuned. and remember ” Be good to your body and your body will be good to you.” Jared