In order to assist your body and spirit through the very difficult times we currently reside in, we must pay very specific attention to our eating patterns and exercise programs. We will post recipes that we have created, along with exercise techniques to better assist the functioning of your own bodies. Share the ones you find to be most effective, the point is to get each one of us in top shape, mentally and physically.
& SPRING WATER, SPRING WATER, SPRING WATER!
Daily Miracle Shot
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Lemon Juice: Contains citric acid, which is believed to be a diuretic. It also has ties to a variety of conditions including acne and weight loss.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Clears up skin rashes and sinus congestion. Contains acetic acid which is believed to be responsible for weight loss.
Healthy Weight Loss: Not a cure, but best to be incorporated in a healthy diet and active exercise regimen.
Recipe: Mix equal parts spring water and Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. Squeeze fresh lemon juice. Chase with water if the taste is too much!
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Fresh Cut Vegetables of your choice
Monterey Jack Cheese
Bread Crumbs (toast bread, cut into small pieces)
Seasonings: Himalayan Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Red Pepper, Thyme, Cumin
Cut and “gut” zucchini (cut the inside out so you can fill them back up!)
Chop the zucchini you removed, and add them to the other chopped vegetables.
Sautee the vegetables in olive oil and add seasonings.
Make Bread crumbs. Remove vegetables.from heat and add breadcrumbs.
Coat zucchini in olive oil, and place sauteed veggies in the zucchini. Top with cheese. Bake in oven until fully cooked.
*Note: The thinner the zucchini shell (after gutting it), the quicker it will cook. Enjoy!
Photo @ flickr
A delicious alternative to store bought potato or corn chips!
Kale is a superfood! More than 1,000 percent of the daily recommended dosage of Vitamin K. More than 300 percent of your RDA for Vitamin A and 200 percent Vitamin C that you need daily. Kale is also a great source of minerals; 40% Manganese, 14% Copper and Calcium, 13% Potassium (of a 2,000 cal/day diet). Only 50 calories! Little to no sodium (you decide how much Himalayan Sea Salt to add, which we will say is packed with minerals!)
Himalayan Sea Salt
Home made bread crumbs (toast bread, chop into small pieces)
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Chop Kale, take out stems if you’d like
Season Kale; with olive oil, seasonings, and bread crumbs.
Spread on baking sheet, and bake until crispy. Kale may change colors, that’s okay!
Health Benefits source @ LiveStrong.com
Start your morning with a fresh energizing smoothie. It brings everything you need to start your morning, while leaving you feeling light, energized, and healthy.
- Fresh Kale
- Frozen Broccoli
- Frozen Spinach
- Low-fat yogurt
- Almond Milk
- Spring Water
- Frozen Blueberries
- Frozen Pineapple
- Agave Natural Sweetener
- Fresh Ginger
Experiment with how much of each ingredient you want to add. Add ingredients to the blender, serve with ice for added frozen effect.
Loaded Veggie Pizza (meat optional)
- Trader Joes Pizza Dough
- Green Onion
- Garlic Powder, Red Pepper, Cumin, Himalayan Sea Salt, Oregano, Fresh Basil
- Mozzarella Cheese, Monterrey Pepper Jack
Preheat oven to 400*. Prepare pizza dough. Cook veggies in Olive Oil and seasonings. Prepare sauce for dough: Arugula Pesto. Blend Pesto ingredients together, and spread over dough. Layer with choice of veggies, and top with cheese followed by fresh tomatoes on top. Heat in oven 10-15 minutes, or until dough is raised and edges slightly brown. Add fresh basil, oregano, and parmesean cheese to garnish.
Optional: Add meat, chicken, tofu or tempeh for added protein.
Best Veggie Burger You Will Ever Have
1/4 chopped Brussel Sprouts (optional)
Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Monterey Pepper Jack Cheese
Seasonings; garlic, red pepper, paprika, black pepper, oregano, thyme
First, cook Quinoa. Start sauteeing Tempeh, along with other vegetables in Olive Oil. Add in 2/3 can black beans. Add seasonings. Sautee veggies, etc for 5-10 minutes. In Blender, take black beans, half avocado, lemon juice, onion. Toast bread and add to blended mix. Remove veggies from heat and add blended mix. Take mixture, and place in refrigerater for an hour.
Pre-heat oven Broil
Form patties with the mixture, and place on heated skillet. Flip until desired temperature. Remove from heat, and place in oven, on bread with cheese on top. Depending on your oven, burgers should stay in for around 5-8 minutes.
Tilapia & Veggie Sandwich
Tilapia (pinko breaded and baked)
Red Pepper Sauce
Bake Tilapia, until fully cooked. Sautee vegetables with seasonings. Make sauce from yogurt,mayo , dill, and seasonings. Place fish on bread, veggies, and cheese on top. Broil for 5 minutes.
Black Bean Dip
Photo (c) Oprah.com. Recipe is original.
1 Can Black Beans
Fresh Squeezed Lemon
Monterey Jack Cheese
Seasonings: Dill, Sea Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder
Preheat oven to Low Broil. Take all ingredients combined and blend together. Place mixture in oven safe bowl, and top with cheese(s). Broil for 5-8 minutes. Serve with Quinoa and Black Bean Tortilla Chips (Trader Joes).