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Gluten free,dairy free, and sugar free nourishing whole foods to heal and flourish.


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Living V8 juice!

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Don’t buy dead juice in a can that has been processed and cooked when you can make your own living version! You must buy a juicer if you don’t have one already!  This is a tomato free version, but you can add tomatoes if you would like! One other veggie I would add if you have it on hand would be cilantro. Cilantro is an excellent detoxing food especially heavy metals in the body. If you want to make this the ultimate healing  juice add a pinch of tumeric powder to your juice!  Living juice has many more benefits than dead juice including large array of live enzymes, higher antioxidants, and powerful cleansing and detoxifying effect on the body.  I dilute my juice with water with about 2/3 juice and 1/3  water so I can extend it out a bit.

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Living V8 juice

Add to your juicer:

5 carrots

5 stalks celery

1-2 red peppers

1 lemon

1 large bunch of parsley

1/4-1/2 onion

4 large romaine leaves

2 kale leaves

 


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Vegan thai broccoli salad

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I really like thai food for 3 reasons: I love the flavors! I love the addition of fresh ginger and spices that are great for digestion, and it tends to be light and healthy( for the most part.) This salad is perfect for summer and could be a great dish to bring to a barbecue or potluck! I would even eat it as a main dish because it contains a sufficient amount of protein with the sun butter and cashews.

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Vegan thai broccoli salad

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 red pepper chopped

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

1 large garlic clove minced

1 teaspoon minced ginger

2 tablespoons wheat free tamari

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon honey (or about 1/2 packet of stevia)

2 tablespoons sunbutter (sunflower seed butter)

2-3 tablespoons raw cashews

 

*Combine all ingredients and let marinate for about  1 hour before eating.

* Makes 2 small servings or 1 large serving.


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Smoothie Tuesday! Blood enriching berry smoothie

 

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It is important to keep a healthy level of minerals in your blood to keep your body strong and to prevent many health issues. Chinese medicine puts great importance on preventing and treating blood deficiency. It can lead to fatigue, heart palpitations, brain fog, anxiety, weak muscles and more. Meat broths, organ meats, and seafood are great for blood building. If you are vegan then black colored foods such as black beans, black sesame seeds, dark leafy greens, spirulina  and molasses are also great for building blood.

 

Blood enriching berry smoothie:

4 kale leaves
2 1/2 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
3 tablespoons ground black sesame seeds
3 tablespoons hemp protein powder
1-2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 packet stevia
2 cups water

 

This recipe can also be seen on the round up hosted by Allergy Free Alaska http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/06/23/gluten-free-diy-tuesday-6-24-2014/


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Bee energized smoothie!

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Here is my other smoothie that I have been meaning to post! I have been loving bee products and supplements lately!  Bee products such as raw honey, bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly have been use for centuries for endurance, anti inflammatory effects, and anti-bacterial and anti aging to name a few. But if you are allergic to bee stings you may be sensitive to other bee products as well so be careful and take it slow if you are unsure.

Bee energized smoothie:

2 oranges peeled (I put some of the peel in for digestive support)
1 apple
large handful of leafy greens
1/2 avocado
1 carrot
2 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 tablespoon raw honey (enriched with bee pollen, royal jelly,and propolis)
1 tablespoon bee pollen
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
10 drops vanilla stevia

 

This recipe is also seen here with many other awesome recipes! http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2014/06/16/gluten-free-diy-tuesday-6-17-2014/


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Smoothie Tuesday! Strawberry nectarine kiwi smoothie

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Hi there! Sorry for the crickets chirping on the page lately! My dad has been in and and out of the hospital this last month with liver/kidney issues due to cirrhosis. So I have been busy helping out my mom and visiting him up in Seattle the last month or so. In the mean time my dog has been retaliating with my being gone more with discovering how to break out of her kennel and destroying  just about everything-cars, door frames,blinds at our house and my parents house.

I actually have a few smoothies that are waiting to be posted that I haven’t had time to post. This one is from a few weeks ago. I have an energizing smoothie that I am going to post tomorrow that includes bee products such as pollen, royal jelly and raw honey. That one was added to my facebook page but never made it to this page. So check out my facebook page also! This has been a busy year for me so far! We are preparing to start treating patients in the teaching clinic at my school this fall. The school has added patented chinese herbal formulas to my program, so I am excited to be able to learn about 100 patented formulas and dispense them to patients!

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Strawberry nectarine kiwi smoothie
1 cup strawberries
2 nectarines
1 apple
4 kiwis
pinch of turmeric
1″ chunk of ginger (optional)
2 cups water


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Hearty massaged kale salad

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If you are going to eat a kale salad you need to give it a good oil massage! The texture is much better if you do. Just add a little oil to your chopped kale and massage with your hands for about 2 minutes or so and it will soften up your kale so it is much tastier and easier to chew! This kale salad is perfect if you are really hungry and craving a healthy high protein vegan salad. This is my basic kale salad but feel free to add some tomatoes or cooked sweet potato chunks or even a little cooked brown rice to make it even more of a complete meal!

Hearty massaged kale salad

3 cups chopped kale

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

juice of 1/2 small lemon

1 tablespoon of ground pumpkin seeds (I mixed some sesame seeds in also)

2 tablespoons shredded carrots

2 tablespoons golden raisins (I soak them in lemon juice for about 10 minutes first)

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 teaspoon lemon zest

pinch of sea salt

*After massaging your kale add the remaining ingredients, mix well and eat!

 


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Smoothie Tuesday! Blackberry mocha shake

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Happy Tuesday! I really enjoyed this smoothie today! I try to avoid caffeine on a regular basis but once in a while I will take a little energy boost to motivate myself to be more productive. I have been trying bee pollen this week to see if I notice any effect and so far its hard to tell. I have been able to sleep better at night but I have been getting a ton of sunshine in the past few days too so it may also be the  fabulous benefits of the highly elusive sunshine (in Western Washington at least).

I have started taking a zumba class at the gym which is totally out of my comfort zone. I think if something is out of your comfort zone then it probably means you need to do it!  How else do you grow as a person?  I have never been someone who feels comfortable dancing so I am excited to try some right brain exercise instead of just hitting the machines or the track!

 

Blackberry mocha shake

1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup blackberries
1/4 cup chopped mango
1 apple
2 large handfuls of leafy greens
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground coffee
3 cups water
1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)
1 tablespoon hemp protein powder (optional)
5-10 drops stevia (optional)