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Spinach Mushroom Avocado Salad

This detox salad has it all!!! Here are some interesting facts about a few of the ingredients in this delicious salad.

Popeye definitely knew what he was talking about when it came to spinach. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
Avocados,  also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
Goji berry benefits include the ability to help treat diabetes, hypertension, infectious diseases, and common illnesses like the cold or a fever. They’ve also been used to help fight depression and anxiety or other mood disorders. They’re a great source of antioxidants known as beta-carotene, plus other phytonutrients that help protect skin and eye health. Thanks to their ability to reduce blood glucose, regulate cholesterol levels and keep triglycerides at an ideal balance, they’re also shown to prevent heart disease.
Baby Bellas are low-fat, cholesterol-free and a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals that can enhance your health and help prevent disease. These nutrients include selenium, niacin, copper and pantothenic acid. Baby Bellas have an intense, meat-like flavor when cooked and are what I use in place of meat a lot of the time.
In just one cup of cauliflower, you get a ton of nutrition. It is an excellent source of vitamin C. It also has other essential vitamins, like A, B6, E, K, folate, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, choline, thiamin, and niacin. In addition, it has minerals like potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium. And finally, it also has dietary fiber, but almost zero grams of fat, sodium, and sugar. I am going to write more about this awesome vegetable that I eat almost every day when I get a chance. OH! and my dog loves it too!!

Ingredients:

1-2 handfuls of baby spinach (you can never eat too much spinach)

4-5 cherry tomatoes ( yellow or red)

1 cauliflower stem cut up

11/2 tsp goji berries

2 baby bellas sliced ( I like to sautee mine in grass fed butter before)

1/3 avocado sliced

for the dressing:

1/2 lemon squeezed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

broccoli sprouts and chia seeds to garnish

Directions:

1. in a small mixing bowl add ingredients for dressing, whisk, and set aside.

2. sautee your mushrooms until golden brown ( about a minute 1/2 each side)

3. Add all ingredients to your favorite bowl and arrange any way that pleases you.

4. drizzle dressing on top, add garnish. ENJOY!!

Romaine Cucumber Ginger Juice

There are many health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. Fruit and vegetable juices retain most of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that would be found in the whole versions of those foods. These nutrients can help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and various inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis. Valuable compounds called flavonoids and anthocyanins are abundant in a variety of fruits and vegetables and guard against oxidative cellular damage, which comes from everyday cellular maintenance and is exacerbated by exposure to chemicals and pollution.

Ingredients:

5 large romaine leaves

2-3 handfuls of baby spinach

2 cucumbers, skin peeled off

1 inch fresh Ginger, peeled

1 lime slice

Appliance: 

Juicer, Blender, or Nutri- Bullet

 

Directions:

  1. clean all veggies before running through the juicer.
  2. cut veggies into smaller pieces to fit machine (size depends on the appliance)
  3. run all veggies through the juicer, pour into your favorite glass and add a lime for garnish. PRETTY!

DRINK UP! Feel your body soak up all the nutrients! You will notice your body thanking you throughout the day.

Avocado Broccoli Sprout Toast

Who can resist this super easy and delicious breakfast?!

Broccoli Sprouts harvested at just four to five days old, broccoli sprouts are the baby versions of adult vegetables. A 3-ounce serving of broccoli sprouts provides 35 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. The sprouts also pack sulforaphane, a powerful plant chemical with health benefits.

Avocado ~ One-third of a medium avocado has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat! Avocados are naturally sodium, sugar, and cholesterol free.

Food for Life, Ezekiel 4:9 Bread, Original Sprouted, Organic, 24oz (1 Loaf)

Ezekiel Bread~

Ezekiel bread is different for several reasons. Almost all breads contain added sugar, Ezekiel bread doesn’t have ANY! It is also made from organic, sprouted whole grains. The sprouting process changes the nutrient composition of the grains significantly.

In contrast to most commercial breads, which consist primarily of refined wheat or pulverized whole wheat, Ezekiel bread contains several different types of grains and legumes:

  • 4 types of cereal grains: Wheat, Millet, Barley and Spelt.
  • 2 types of legumes: Soybeans and Lentils.

All the grains and all the legumes are organically grown and allowed to sprout before they are processed, mixed together and baked to produce the final product.

*I’d like to point out that wheat, barley and spelt all contain gluten, so Ezekiel bread is out of the question for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Ingredients:

1 slice of Ezekiel Bread

4 cherry tomatoes

1/3 avocado

1 tsp broccoli sprouts

a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Chia seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Toast bread in toaster oven or regular toaster
  2. Mash 1/3 avocado on warm bread, drizzle olive oil on top. salt and pepper.
  3. cut cherry tomatoes in half and put on one side of the bread. Add broccoli sprouts to the other side.
  4. I like to sprinkle chia seeds on top of mine for extra fiber and protein. Enjoy!!

 

 

9 benefits of Ginger

I love this article on the benefits of ginger from Health Remedies Journal. I have been using ginger in a lot of the foods I make and I can tell you from experience that my allergies have been so much better since I started eating it. I grate it fresh in salads and in stir-frys. It tastes great and has a lot of healing properties.

http://healthremediesjournal.com/top-9-benefits-of-ginger/2/

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