The Essential Ginger Pickle

Ayurveda, known as Yoga’s sister science, offers an array of practices for radiant optimal wellness.

The Ginger Pickle is a highly prized, incredibly effective, and taste bud tingling recipe that increases digestive agni, (agni translates to fire).  Because of this, it is also a fabulous boost to the immune system.

 

It’s a ‘trick’ used by brides to help them fit into their dress on their special day…

but it’s also amazingly beneficial to three of your body’s systems.

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Easy Summer Sides – Zucchini Carrot Soup

Add this simple summer soup to your slim down menu!

 

It’s detox friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

Zucchini Carrot Soupgotta love Pintrest!

  • 1 large onion- chopped
  • 2 large carrots- sliced
  • 2 large zucchini- sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery- sliced
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 4 cups distilled water or vegetable broth (must be yeast free & organic)

Put all of the ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all veggies are cooked thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
Puree with an immersion blender, Vitamix, or blender. (Serves 4)

 

Vitamix Quick Tip

  • Put all ingredients into blender
  • Secure cover.
  • Blend on high for 5-7 minutes.

The Vitamix blends at such a high speed that it will actually do the cooking for you!

 

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Kale Done Delicious

Kale is one of the favorite greens in my home. My hubby even has a KALE UNIVERSITY tee shirt he likes to wear. 

Did you know that eating greens is good for your respiratory system and helps with liver toxicity and lymphatic cleansing?  That’s why kale is part of the whole food cleanses my clients enjoy. Lots of greens are a eaten!

Did you know that you can make this particular super green even healthier and more digestible?  You can, and I’ll show you how. [Read more…]

Essential Detox Fizzy

You know that urge when you really want the bite of fizz on the back of the tongue but every single fizzy drink on the market is loaded with chemicals, artificial flavors, neurotoxic sweeteners and sugar. 

I used to love the first sip if a freshly opened Coke! I liked the way it bit into the throat and feel of the effervescence in my mouth.  I thought I would be able to stop at just one sip, but no, I wanted more and more until the entire syrupy chemical concoction was gone.

I still love that occasional bite!  Here is my recipe for a delightful detox treat that I can whip up in less than 5 minutes.

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Essential Hot Cocoa

There is just something yummy and cheerful about a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day!

Here’s how I like to enjoy mine… [Read more…]

Essentially Happy Head Elixir

It is estimated that 25 million working days are lost due to headaches, particularly migraine.

I suffered..scratch that, I was actually I was debilitated by them, for over 6 years! 

It was a vicious cycle…

migraine, meds, recover from meds, 1 maybe 2 good days of bright hope, then it started all over again.

It took a lot of work, a thorough detox, and years of living a daily detox lifestyle to enjoy the health I have today.  Seldom do I get a migraine. When I do, most of the time, I can nip it in the bud naturally.

Here is one natural and delicious way of staying in the game without the nasty side effects…by the way, this is also great for those times when you have overindulged…

 

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Make it healthier….Sweet Potato Brownies

The other day at the yoga studio we were talking about cooking for the holidays. One of my students was telling me about a new recipe she was going to try.  I asked her to let me know how she liked them.

I’m happy to welcome Megan as a guest to my blog.  Here’s her recipe and story about this healthier chocolate treat… [Read more…]

Bone Broth Made Easy

“Good broth will resurrect the dead”…

In my quest for optimal health and vibrant radiance I learned about traditional healing foods. I kept hearing about ‘bone stock’.

 

Frankly, because it sounded like work I wasn’t truly intrigued until…friends took me to a Neiman Marcus restaurant. [Read more…]

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples – Detox Decadently

Did you have strange aversions to foods when you were a kid? 

I sure did, weird ones.  

Take Squash for instance…

I didn’t like it simply because of the name. Seriously, my kid brain reasoned, “you squash bugs, so why would you eat something called squash? eeeewwww, gross!”

My mother would coat it and fry it, but it seemed mushy and slimy in my mouth.

Then in my 30’s someone brought a squash casserole to a potluck. My brain instantly thought…“squashed bugs with cheese. YUCK!

Honestly, it wasn’t until I began training as a health coach and enrolled at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition that I decided to be more adventurous to give it another shot.

Boy, oh boy! Was I in for a sweet surprise…Bonus, you can use this 1 recipe 2 ways! [Read more…]

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