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Hawaiian bliss anti-inflammatory smoothie for smoothie Tuesday!

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I have decided to start doing a smoothie recipe every Tuesday. So today I wanted something light and energizing so I can drink it and go for a good run without being weighed down. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which helps digest protein and is a great anti-inflammatory.  Flax oil is high is omega 3 fats that are proven to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. And of course turmeric is one of the worlds best anti-inflammatories.  This smoothie is loaded with vitamin C and hydrating fruits and veggies perfect for summer!

Hawaiian bliss anti-inflammatory smoothie

1 peach

1/2 cucumber

2 stalks celery

1 large handful of green grapes

3 carrots

3 large slices of pineapple

1/2 orange

1 handful cilantro

1 tablespoon flax oil

1 tablespoon hemp powder

1 tablespoon maca powder

1/2 tablespoon turmeric

* Top with chopped fruit and cacoa nibs! Enjoy!

 

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What I ate Wednesday, raw spiced carrot and pear pudding and 4 other recipes

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For breakfast today I just had some fresh juice from my juicer. I have been exercising a lot lately so I need to start taking in more iron especially since I don’t eat red meat. So today I used beets in my juice for a little extra iron boost. This is my happy liver juice, it includes ingredients that are especially good for detoxing the liver.

Happy liver juice

1″ thick slice of raw beet

4 medium carrots

1 lemon

1/2 lime

1-2″ piece of ginger

1 apple

2 stalks celery

handful cauliflower

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For lunch I wasn’t hungry for a big meal so I just snacked on some black bean chips and made a smoothie. I made a Polynesian pineapple coconut smoothie that was really rich and filling. I am leaving for Hawaii for the first time (YAY!) in a week so I am going to start doing lots of Polynesian dishes in the next few days. I also made some molasses cookies to help build my iron stores. I have those recipes below.

Polynesian pineapple smoothie

1 cup crushed pineapple

2 medium carrots

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 apple

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 1/2 cups of water

1″ chunk of ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Handful of kale if you want a green smoothie

Molasses cookies( gluten free)

1/2 cup coconut flour( I freshly grind mine from shredded coconut)

1/2 cup ground almonds

3 tablespoons rice flour

3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

2 tablespoons mung /lentil paste(gives them a more cooling effect-molasses is very heating)

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon applesauce

1 teaspoon vinegar

pinch of sea salt

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For dinner I had a roasted veggie(carrots, beets, kale, and onions) with pumpkin seed pesto in a black bean wrap. I thought they turned out great but the kids didn’t go for the wraps so maybe I will work on that recipe a little more to see if it will pass the kid test. I also made a spiced carrot and pear pudding topped with raisins for desert. This could easily be a breakfast porridge also. This definitely passed the kid test so I will leave the recipe for that and my pumpkin seed pesto here:

Spiced carrot and pear pudding

Blend in processor or blender:

1/2 cup pineapple

3 medium carrots

1 pear

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 ” ginger

2 tablespoons ground chia seeds

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

pinch turmeric

1 teaspoon cinnamon

top with raisins and cinnamon

This recipe is also seen at http://dietdessertndogs.com/2013/04/11/wellness-weekend-april-11-15-2013 check out the other great recipes as well!

Pumpkin seed pesto

1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon ground pumpkin seeds

1 large handful of fresh basil

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup water

3 teaspoons of lemon juice

1-2 cloves garlic

sea salt to taste

You can also see this recipe here along with many other yummy recipes http://dietdessertndogs.com/2013/04/25/wellness-weekend-april-25-29-2013