Recipes

Monday
Apr222013

Refreshing Veggie Smoothie/Canida and Thyriod Safe!

Ingredients

½  of a small cucumber
½  cup fresh basil
1 cup spring mix
1 TBL coconut oil
2 cups fresh green beans
5 chives
½ cup water

Directions

  • Wash the vegetables and cut them up to prepare for blending.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until the consistency is smooth.
  • Add more water if you want to thin out the consistency.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

From http://bodyecology.com/306.html

Wednesday
Jan092013

Sweet Nothings Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a new way to make smoothies?

I like to add cucumbers, zucchini, celery, parsley

and aloe to mine. Here is a sample green smoothie

recipe using some of these ingredients in a delicious

combination.

2 cups water

1/2 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped

1 cucumber with skin

2 stalks organic celery

7 cups of chopped spinach

1 organic apple or pear, cored and chopped

1 organic banana

2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

1 handful fresh parsley

Place fruit and veggies in blender, add water. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate before drinking.

Makes two 16 ounce smoothies. Smoothie will keep for two day in the refrigerator.

Tuesday
Jan082013

Maria's Miracle Potion

 

I recently had some ingredients in the fridge that

inspired a miraculously healthy new drink. I've been

thinking about coming up with some fresh aloe

vera drink recipes.

I had a big stalk of fresh aloe, cucumber, apple

and lemon. They looked like they'd make a perfect

combination so I threw them in the blender and WOW,

a super refreshing way to seriously kick your health up a

notch! You may also add 2 stalks celery and a handful

of cilantro. Celery is incredibly hydrating and cilantro

is cleasing, known to help detox from heavy metals.

Ingredients:

1/2 apple

1/2 cucumber

1 - 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 TBS fresh aloe vera gel - you can purchase a stalk of aloe

at your local Asian Market. Peel the green skin off of the gel

and throw the gel into the blender. Alternatively you can

purchase commercially made aloe for convenience. George's

Aloe is very effective as is Professionals Care brand.

So, what's the big deal about aloe vera?

It is known to lower blood glucose and lipid levels, heal skin and

intestinal tract conditions, get the bowels

moving, heal wounds (a fresh aloe plant is one of the few things that

makes up my medicine cabinet).

According to Natrula News.com, Aloe vera is full of vitamins and

minerals, enzymes, mono and poly-

saccharides, and laxative properties. It is antimicrobial, it provides

pain relief, and provides fatty acids which

are anti-inflammatory. There is scientific documentation that aloe

vera is useful for the following health

issues: dermatitis, psoriasis, herpes simplex virus-2, burns, type 2 diabetes,

human immunodeficiency virus

(HIV), and preventing cancer. It is one of my amazing anti-aging, never

get sick secrets!!

*Aloe is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers due to the very small chance it can cause contractions for pregnant moms or gastrointestinal upset for babies.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037067_aloe_vera_medical_science_skin_conditions.html#ixzz2HPfQVUu8

Monday
Jan072013

How to Make Almond Milk

Here is your almond milk SOS. Making it is simple,

yet many people are unfamiliar with how to make

almond milk, so here it is.

The night before making the almond milk,

place 1 cup of raw, organic almonds into a bowl.

Cover the almonds with pure water and allow to sit

overnight. When you are ready to make the milk,

simply rinse and drain the almonds, place them in your blender,

and fill the blender with 2 cups water. Blend well.

Strain the almond milk through a sprouting bag,

cheese cloth, or a strainer to remove the pulp.

This will give you a beautiful white milk you can

drink by itself or use in many of my recipes, including ice cream.

Monday
Jan072013

Sin-Less Peach Ice Cream Recipe

 

Sin-Less Peach Ice Cream Recipe!
Super Healthy... Super Yum...
You're gonna need that amazing Blendtec blender
for this recipe Healthy ice cream recipe. I really wish I could
say that wasn't true, use any blender, but you need 5 horse
powers for this one.

Ingredients:
12 ounces almond milk
1 1/2 to 2 handfuls frozen peaches
1/4 cup Rapadura or favorite sweetener
1/4 tsp Stevia powder
1 tsp Vanilla                                                                                                                            Pinch of Celtic or Himalayan Salt
About 14 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in blender and add aobout 8 - 10 ice
cubes. Blend on the ice cream setting if you ar using the
Blendtec Blender. Add more fruit or ice cubes as needed.
You will have to stop the blender and stir ingredients up
with a wooden spoon or spatula as you go until all
ingredients are blended well.

Make this for a Challenge treat for your kids. You may have
some too!! If you are diabetic, this may not be the best
treat for you.

I made this for my kids today and they all were amazed,
exclaiming that it tastes just like real ice cream!

Enjoy!

Maria

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