Apples And Ginger

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Easy vegan egg nog!

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I love eggnog but my body can’t do dairy or egg yolks so this yummy version is what I came up with!

Vegan egg nog

3 1/2 cups of coconut or coc/almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch nutmeg powder

1 pinch sea salt

sweeten with stevia,honey,or maple

optional:  small pinch of turmeric for color and health benefits (you can’t taste it)

* Warm in a pan to desired temperature

*  Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top to make it pretty and drink by a warm fireplace… or not;) Serves 2

This recipe is also seen here http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2013/10/24/whole-food-fridays-10-25-13/  with many other allergy free recipes.


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What I ate Wednesday!

It has been a while since I have done one of these. I have been really busy with school so now I am trying to get back to doing these posts more regularly. I have been attempting to eat more broths and meats this last few months because in school my instructors (Chinese medicine) really recommend to include these foods in our diet to prevent a blood deficiency which can limit your memory and ability to focus in school. Red meats are especially good for this because they are so blood rich. I do have a hard time with that one because I really don’t like eating red meats and don’t feel like a can digest them well.  So my compromise is to try and include liver capsules, some fish or chicken occasionally and some broths in my soup here and there.

For breakfast today I had a matcha green smoothie (just posted the recipe yesterday) and a match tea latte with it.

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For lunch I had an awesome black bean taco salad (vegan) with romaine,seasoned black beans ,vegan ranch dressing, guacamole, salsa, red peppers, and tortilla chip pieces on top. I also had some of the leftover smoothie from breakfast. I didn’t really eat much for dinner except munching on blue tortilla chips dipped in hummus and guacamole.

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Matcha immuni-tea smoothie for fall!

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I have not been drinking very many smoothies since the weather has gotten colder here in the northwest. Mainly because when I am cold I crave warm foods. But also, too many smoothies can harm your digestion especially if they are cold!  Our digestion is like a fire and it “burns”/processes and distributes the nutrients. If we cool out the fire we are left with a sluggish system with nutrients not being processed well which will eventually lead to deficiencies. I refuse to give up my smoothies, so to counteract  this I drink them at room temperature and with lots of warming spices like fresh ginger, cinnamon etc.  I also try to drink my smoothies with hot tea or soup for maximum digestibility. This one is a great one to help protect against winter colds and the flu. In Chinese medicine cinnamon and ginger help release the exterior which means it helps to keep out invading viruses and sicknesses.

 

Matcha immuni-tea smoothie:
2 peaches
1 orange peeled
1/2 lemon with peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups non dairy milk
1 cup raw broccoli
1” fresh ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon matcha tea powder
1 tablespoon spirulina
1 teaspoon turmeric
optional: 1 packet of emergen-C
optional: 10 drops grapefruit seed extract
3 packets of stevia
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon flax oil
*I topped it with chia seeds, goji berries, turmeric and a small piece of broccoli.