Friday, October 31, 2014

BOO!



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ways to get Vegetables in when you don't like them or are sick of them!

Hey guys so I think today's post is gonan be a GREAT one for you guys... I know the power of veggies so I complied a three part list of my favorite tips, recipes, and products to get your veggies in especially if your sick of them or don't like them~

Tips:

1. Sneak them in other foods. Below I have recipes for getting veggies in your oatmeal, pancakes, pasta, pizza and more! This is an easy you to eat them, you can't taste them and it adds volume.

2. Have green smoothies, You can't taste it especially if you add frozen banana and/or protein powder. Also more than greens you can freeze zucchini (cut in up first) and add it to your smoothie and it makes it super creamy. Raw cocoa also totally cuts the flavor.

3. Find a recipe or vegetable you like. Try the different recipes and variety of vegetables. For instance, mushrooms and broccoli taste TOTALLY different. So try a few and when you find a kind you like stick with it. Your body will begin to crave the nutrients in it and then slowly start branching out.

4. Add fat. Fat actually helps you absorb the nutrients in your veggies too! Plus, it add lots of flavor. I always add fats to a big plate of veggies (well, usually not perfect;). Some good  ones are avocado, coconut shreds, cashew based dressing, sunflower seeds, tahini, etc.

5. Use a green powder. I have great one's below and more information below but thinks helps alkalize your body a lot! This really made a difference in my health.

Recipes:

1. Zoats... You can't even taste it.. Zuchinni in oatmeal:)- This recipe has more add-ins but you don't need it!:)

2. Spinach in Pancakes.. Again except for the color you can't taste it!

3. Zuchini Noodles.. Are so good you wouldn't even know!

4. Cauliflower Pizza Base (Vegan).... SO GOOD!

5. Green Smoothies:)!!! ( This is my favorite way!)


Green  Vegetable Powders:

~I love these . It really helps alkalize your body, because you get the most high quality greens that you'd never it. Quality and Sourcing is super important so here's my favorite... If you want to use the coupon here's the code: RQANXY ($$ off and free shipping on all orders) if you can want to use it:)

1. Vitamineral green. BEST product in the world.  I talk about how it literally got me in to health and helped me reverse pretty serious conditions in this post so I won't repeat it and bore you...:)
Get it here SO amazing:::: Link here.
 
 
 
 
 2. Chlorella.. Is AMAZING for detoxing heavy metals. It will definitely help with cleansing and alkalizing as well.
Here's my favorite and cheapest: Link here.
3. Last but not least... Chlorophyll... I find this is really great for people who don't eat that pure of a diet and/or need helping 'moving things along'. Or just to get some more chlorophyll in your diet.
Favorite and best tasting: Link here. (*they have pills and tinctures to just put in search bar)

*** With all green supplements START SUPER SMALL AND BUILD UP.. They can be very cleansing for some people and to much to soon can really not make you feel good!***


I hope this helped, I tried to compile the best stuff I could. What do you do to get more veggies in?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Things I'm LOVING lately:)

Hey ya'll I've found a ton of cool stuff lately and I thought I'd share to give you some ideas! Enjoy.


1. Ms. Dash. So I know this isn't "new" but I seriously had NO idea how good they are. Especially the regular and lemon lime flavor its really good on a salad with mustard (don't judge til you try;)!!!!

2. Rebounding... I LOVE it. It really helps with digestion and it's also really fun way to do plyo and get some extra workouts in. Also it makes you feel like a kid again!

 
3. Loving Taylor Swift's new songs they are so good. I'm kind of a nerd for her. I'm so excited for her new album tomorrow!!!
 
4. Everything Vegetables and their powders (aka superfoods!). I've been on a kick. I just love them and how they make me feel!:) Photos from my instagram lol.
 





 
 
5. Last but not least.. Everything Halloween!
Does anyone else feel like people are just not in it this year:/. It's a bummer but I still love it and definitely wanna try these two recipes from Chocolate Covered Katie!:::
 
 


http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/04/30/cosmic-chocolate-peppermint-patties/
*York Peppermint Patties*


 

 
  Question: What are you loving Lately??? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, October 27, 2014

RECIPE, Nom Nom.

I have such a delicious light recipe for you guys today! I decided to post this and I'll do the other posts I promised tomorrow and Wednesday vs. today and tomorrow:) I'm gonna get straight to the recipe now!:)

Avocado Stuffed Dates(aka perfect combo of creamy and sweet with all whole foods, no oil!):

Ingredients:
-5-10 dates(depending on hunger and/or amount of people)
-1/2 avocado
-opts. Stevia liquid, cinnamon, romaine leaves                                           

Steps:
-Pit your dates and open them up
-Take about 1-2 tbs. avocado and put inside then close the date back up.
-Repeat for all the dates
-Opt. Add stevia, cinnamon or wrap in romaine leaves.

SO GOOD~


Health benefits of Dates: Energy, Fiber, Magnesium(aka something a lot of people are deficient in), Vitamin B6
Health Benefits of Avocado: Monounsaturated Fats, Fiber, Water Rich Fat-Light on Digestion, Vitamin K, Potassuim(more than bananas), Fats can help absorb nutrients in greens
Resources Here and here.
Let me know what you think ;-)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Natural Detox Tips Part 2..

Hey guys, here is part 2 to the natural detox tips.. No extremes just a natural way...

6. Use the healing spices mentioned in this post in your cooking and smoothies to fight inflammation and more.

7. Tea ... There are so many great ones out there. I'll put a link to some good ones (I'll ones I've tried otherwise I wouldn't link it).. But they have tea for skin, stress, detox and more...
A GREAT Tip...is if you hate the taste of tea(Like me:) Then open tea bags and put them in your green smoothie in the morning or if you don't do green smoothies put them in your protein shake!
Here's  a good skin tea.
A good detox tea.
A good to for an upset stomach.
A good tea for stress.
This one taste's amazing, but has no real benefits:)~:)
Here's one for chocolate lover's but again no benefits but chocolate!!!:)


8. Fiber. You have to get enough fiber in your diet. High fiber and volume foods like fruit, veggies, coconut flour, and whole grains.. and eating enough of them help you reach your fiber goal. You'll so much better. Some people need even more than 25 grams. Also, make sure you get soluble and insoluble.

9. Greens. If your body is an acidic state it will not detox. I've talked about it a lot on the blog. If you struggle with greens I'll do a post on how to get more greens tomorrow so stay toned.

10. Be regular. I talked about it a lot on the other detox post and in the fiber tip, but I just wanted to repeat it I'll give tips for this on Tuesday. I know your just dying to read that;)..

HAVE A GREAT DAY! I hope this helps!~

Friday, October 24, 2014

Healing Spices #foodiefriday

Hey you guys, I thought I'd continue with yesterdays theme~ Today I'll do a post on how to incorporate spices into your diet that fight inflammation and tons more. Some you may know but I think some will surprise you~:)

1. This is one you may now but turmeric/curcumin. Turmeric has NUMEROUS studies showing it's healing benefits for cancer-, and reducing inflammation which is SO important.
Ways to use it: Great on Avocado Toast, On fish, Stir Fries, Salads
*You can also take it in pill from, if you suffering from any kind of inflammation related illness I definitely recommend it.                                           
If your interested in purchasing turmeric here are two links:
Here is the powder form.
Here is the pill form.
(Cupon Code: Free Shipping on all orders+$5 off: RQANXY) *** Applies to all the links below***
(Also it's $5 off $25 I believe:)

2. The second is SUPER popular, but cinnamon. Cinnamon not only tastes amazing but is great for balancing blood sugar. You don't need to have hypo/hyperglycemia to have blood sugar issues. A lot of cravings and mindless eating comes from low blood sugar. With stable blood sugar you will find you are much more mindful when you eat. It is also said to boost metabolism, but I have not found any valid science on that. You get a lot more benefits when you buy high quality cinnamon like the one below but definitely that's not the only one or anything!:)
It is so much cheaper to buy it in bulk(cuz I Know a lot of ya'll use a lot of cinnamon:)
                                              
-Cool Info Graphic-

Here is that link. - can you use coupon above.

3. The last one I will share for today is ginger root. Ginger is SO healing to the GI tract and helps reduce bloating. So if you are having issues when you eat then definitely try adding some high quality ginger root on your food.
Link here.
Super good uses: In baking, Salads, Stir Fries, Juices, Smoothies

Get powder here.
Get pills here if your having GI issues.
Don't forget coupon if your getting them:)

I'll definitely do a second post on this, because these are super helpful little tricks and I have other tricks to get these in your diet that I don't have time for today! Ps. You definitely don't have to use my links I just add them cuz it's some of the cheapest(with $0 shipping and cupon) that I have found or I like the quality/brand:)

Have a great day and how do you like to use the above spices:)???

Thursday, October 23, 2014

5 Ways to Detox Naturally Everyday and what makes Cleanses so good (read first)...

     Hey you guys today I come at ya with a post about detox. Detox is such a buzz word these days with a new "clease" coming out every other day. I do not believe in cleanses or anything like that. A lot of the time they are short starvation diets.
     What makes cleanses so good is not what you are eating, but what you are not eating. In other words, you can get the probably get the same results as far as "detox" goes eating a whole food vegan diet with enough food and make is sustainable vs. going on and off a starvation diet leaving you with a bad mindset. Okay, rant over:)
     But you can work with your body to help it detox naturally. A lot of people don't even realize this, but it's your liver that helps you detox so your better off helping your body be more efficient and let it do what it's designed to do. The other thing is  your not actually detoxing if nothing is coming out of you(I.e. going to the bathroom, sweating, etc.).

5 way to detox naturally:

1. Eat a whole foods vegan diet (or as close as possible to do with a healthy balanced mindset, see below).  Kind of like I mentioned earlier, but you can't really detox if you keep putting "crap" in it. Chemicals, Toxins, Animal Products and Byproducts all aren't gonna help. If you can't keep a balanced mindset like I talk about below then eat fun foods in moderations, which I think is best. Balance, Just eat fun foods consciously and let them add to your life and your health.

2.  Healthy Mindset...OhmyGosh this is SO important, no one truly realizes how key the mind and body connection is. In fact, did you know a ton of digestive disorder such as IBS are caused by stress. I truly believe good health will be very hard without working on yourself... talking, mediating, therapy if needed, nature, etc.

3. Dry Brush.. It's this tan brush( I will put the link below) you basically just brush your body with it before showers. Your skin is your largest organ so this is super beneficial. It helps remove crap from the skin, also great for cellulite (I will also link a very detailed post below for you).

Information on dry brushing click here.
Buy a dry brush click here.

4. Inversions. You hear about this a lot in yoga. You stand on your feet all day, switching the direction of the blood flow is very helpful.... Some ways to do it... Feet on the wall, shoulder stand, handstand, plow, headstand and if you really like it they have inversion tables which are amazing, but expensive, very popular in the detox circles.

5. Last but not least is rebounding. It looks a like a mini trampoline. It's SO good for the lymphatic system and getting everything moving. You can do it as a light workout or how I like to do it get up and jump 100x to get everything going. Here is where you can get it and more information (highly recommend!)

Information on Rebounding.
Here to buy a rebounder.

There are a few more tips that I didn't have time for today, if you want to know more let me know and let me know what you think.


As always have  a great today. Oh,.and for more cool stuff  follow me on instagram if you like here.

Have  a wonderful day~

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vanilla WaterMelon Frosty:)

I've always LOVED cold milkshake type drinks. Here is a great low fat vegan vanilla watermelon frosty (Also, I made it raw vegan to so I'll show how to do that also!:)

First, Here are some health benefits of watermelon for the people who are scared of the "sugar" in fruit:):::

- Highly Alkalizing and Hydrating
-Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure                       

-High Water Content
-Helps Boost Immune System
-Energizing and Light
-Cleanses Kidneys
-High In Vitamins and Minerals

So now you can enjoy the smoothie:)


Vegan (Or Raw Vegan) Vanilla Watermelon Frosty

 

Ingredients:
 
~ 2-4c Frozen Watermelon ( Just cut a watermelon in chunks, put in Ziploc bag and freeze:)
~Vanilla Stevia/Extract-whatever is on hand- (or if you want this to be strict raw use vanilla bean powder)
~ Opt: 1/2c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (Extra Creamy), Ice (To make colder)



Blend it up. Put a straw in, Enjoy and Let me know what you think!!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

3 Yoga Tips And Tricks... For everyone who says they "can't" do Yoga:) #yogaeverydamnday

Hey guys, So everyday I someone tells me "I could never do yoga I'm not ____ enough." (Just fill in the blank...LOL!)
So I thought I'd give you some yoga tips and trips that help you get into cool postures.

1. Down Dog.. Your down dog should be far out enough where you can transition into plank without moving your feet back. Otherwise transitions are going to always feel really akward to you... Here is a good video on what I mean.



2. When doing poses where your flexibility is challenged. DON"T bounce. Go as far as you can hold for two long deep breaths, then inhale go a Tad further, TWO deep breaths, Repeat that one more time. Hold for a while. Yin Yoga is great for you and yes flexibility is super important. Here is a yin yoga routine(May seem hard and boring at first but you will grow to love it, promise!) and a stretch routine.



3. Are inversions your goal. Practice holding headstand or handstand for 1 min. every day (It's just 1 minute:). As you get better start to go a little further from the wall. Also work on plow and shoulder stands to. You'd be surprised on how much this helps! Attached is a pic of shoulder stands if you wanted to practice that too. Inversions, by the way, are great for detox, stress and have been linked extensively with longevity.. Heard of an inversion table.. Here is a free one:)



I hope these help! Let me know what you think and have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Awesome Youtube Videos! #Sofunny ....

Hey ya'll I'm OBSESSED with YouTube I thought I'd share some great video's and great channels!!! Enjoy!:)


1. *LAUGHS*  Kevin The Cashier. Ellen sends one of her writers out to go undercover as a cashier and it's hysterical!!! I watch these on the Stairmaster...If I'm going to die I might as well laugh too:)) Here are the best ones. I love a ton more funnies if you like these:)!

 
 
 
 
 
2.   *WORKOUTS* I love this Jillian Michaels Workout, Definitely get your heart rate up. Always my go to at home!:
 
 
3. I love these to channels for workouts. They both do HIIT style workouts which helps me not be so bored:)
 
-Fitness Blender! : ALWAYS varies their workouts which I love
-Christine Salus: Always has great workouts 
 
4. Yoga. Which is my LOVE! And is SO important. No you don't have to be flexible to do it.
Here are great videos:
-This is great when your not feeling great
-Great for when your anxious and stressed out
-For those of ya'll with back pain this is a great one.
 
4. Here is a great yoga channel for more flows:
Banana Blondie 108- SO gorgeous!
 
That's all for today, let me know if you like this and I'll do more. I have a ton of health, recipes, fitness, yoga, humor:)

What are your favorite youtube videos/channels? Let me know what you think of these! :)
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bloglovin'

Hey ya'll the link below is just something I have to add on here to link myself to bloglovin' if you wanna follow me on there here's the link  (and thanks!):

Health is to confusing on Bloglovin Link- Here~:)

Have a great day!





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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Food is Medicine...Foods with cool nutrients...

Here are some foods with cool properities... Food really is medicine and I'll show you that here!!!
                                     

1. Pineapple... An amazing fruit... I LOVE pineapple. Did you know pineapple has an enzyme in it called bromelien that helps you digest protein. If you are on a high protein diet or just feel bloated try adding some pineapple in your day see if it helps.
Tip: If it hurts your mouth try blending it!
Ways to use it: In smoothies with greens, coconut, banana. In salads with some nuts and seeds. On its own. With a couple tablespoons of coconut oil or butter.

                                                  

2. Cilantro... Is great for detoxing heavy metals.  Which is so cool you feel cleaner inside when you regularly add fresh herbs to your diet. Also, it helps your skin, bonus!
Ways to use it: Guacamole!!!, Salad, Green Smoothies, Juices, Wraps

                                              

3. Coconut.... Has something called MCT's which is Medium Chain Triglycerides which help metabolism. Coconut also is not digested like most fats, science is starting to show it digests more like a carb.
Ways to use it: Coconut butter with fruit, Coconut oil can really go on Anything (I prefer butter or shreds for fiber and closer to whole food), Shreds as a cereal or on fruit or cereal, Coconut water after exercise...Great electrolytes.

                                                           

Here are three if you like this I'll do more later!
Do you use any of these foods?
Have a great day!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cheesy Vegan Cinnamon Bean Dip. #strangebutreallygood

Here is an awesome recipe. Great post workout. High protein: Feed muscles. Filling: So you don't binge cuz your starving after leg day. Love this so much.

Cheesy Cinnamon Bean Dip:
-1c Beans. (Fiber, Resistant Starch, Protein)
-1/4-1/2c Nutritional Yeast (B12, Protein)
-Cinnamon (just a dash or it will be weird tasting) (Blood Sugar Balance)
-Flax Seeds (Digestion, Omega 3's) (If you are using this recipe after lifting just use a little flax cuz you don't want to much fat in your post workout meal so that can be changed:) ~Also I linked it to sprouted flax cuz that's easier to digest but you can use regular~
-Opts: Stevia or Almond Milk.

Mash all together. If you like it sweeter add the stevia and almond milk. If you want it cheesier add nutritional yeast.
It's so good. I served mine with romaine hearts and rolled them up like tacos, but if you want something even more filling can serve with ezekial bread, pita, corn tortilla chips, etc. :)

If you need the ingredients Pure Forumals has them... I just really like this site as you can see lol!:) So cheap! I linked it to the site you can use my cupon code if you want to! Code: RQANXY ($5 off, free shipping on every order no matter price, samples)


Let me know what you think! Have a great afternoon:)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Five Easy Things to Help your Health( that's not overwhelming!)

In today's world health is so confusing (why I started my blog) I meet SO MANY people who just quit cuz it's like there's so much conflicting information...vegan vs. paleo, high fat low fat, high carb low carb, blah blah blah lol...

Here are Five things you can do to help your health that are easy:):


1. Forget the rules. Seriously you know what whole foods are. Eat them :) ENOUGH of them forget the dogma around things. Carbs aren't bad, fats aren't bad your body needs it all. Listen to YOUR body.

2. Supplement with a Green Powder...So short science thing... Your body can be alkaline or acidic. Acidity is where disease lies(don't get to hung up tho). Greens are the most alkaline food and in today's society you just can't get enough. Honestly, your cravings and energy will be much benefited by them I'm not even kidding.
Here are the top brands in my opinion in different price ranges but you do get what you pay for most of the time it's worth it.
Healthforce, Ormus Greens, Amazing Grass

You can get free shipping and $5 off to(PureFormulas LOVE them lol...So cheap!). Code: RQANXY

3. Stretch.. Seriously. I know everyone hates it, but think about it if your range of motion is limited when your older and your joint health is already declining think about how little you'll be able to do if your already limited. You wanna kick butt as long as possible. It doesn't take long. Here's some good routines:: Here

4.. Affirmations. Seriously, Honestly I wish this was number one. You can have energy perfect health, everything but if you don't like yourself and feel hopeless about your future your not gonna be happy.

Here is a guide on how to do them without feeling ridiculous but they will be awkward at first but keep going!

5. Eat enough (good) food.. Honestly, if you are not eating all the nutrients you need your not gonna feel good. I don't care what your eating. Today looks are "everything" but to me having energy, freedom and life is everything.

GREAT resource for metabolism information and nutrition here.

Well there you go. Hope that helps!:)

What are your top tips?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SWEET POTATOS:))))))))


So without a doubt my one of my favorite foods is the sweet potato. I love them. My day is usually not complete unless I have two big ones at the end of the day. Addiction: I say yes:).
For me, I like them plain. Cut in rounds. Every way. I decided to do a round up of AMAZING sweet potato recipes. This is total amazingness for me and many clean happy eaters out there.
#1
This is hands down my favorite recipe ever. I have it at least a few times a week. No guilt. Just love. Made by the brilliant Casey Lorriane.
Here is the picture:
And the link:
 
It is baked sweet potato rounds with a chocolate dipping sauce. YUM!
#2
Not a personal favorite but so many people loved it that I had to include it here.
Miss Gena’s of Choosing Raw(She is awesome) Sweet Potato hummus.
The pic.
The link:
Then there is the simple ways cut them up into fries with coconut oil. The best, bake a couple of them plain with an avocado salad for  a lovely well combined dinner.
Of course never complete with TONS of my other addiction cinnamon. And maybe a little stevia;)
How do you like your sweet potatoes?.
Some benefits:
.Full of vitamins C, B and Beta Carotene
.Helpful with Asthma, Bronchitis, Immunity,Cancer, Digestion, Water Balance, eye site, energy and more
Want more of the benefits – Here ya go:


More Benefits HERE<3
Feel good about eating these again. DO NOT be afraid of carbs. They do not make you fat! #:).  ;)


Oh, and try Natalia’s Pumpkin Pie in A Bowl to die for!
Here is the Recipe:
16 oz Carrott Juice
1/2 Avocado
1 sweet potato
Cinamon-pumpkin pie spice- stevia (opt)
Blend and yum. Thanks Natalia Rose:)!


How do you enjoy your sweet potatoes( I don’t say yams because what we sell in USA is not really yams sadly)?
What would you like to see on the blog(be it anything).
Please let me know about your love for sweet potatoes, your recipes, and how you enjoy them.
With love <3
Have a great day. I’m off to work!

Rest Days and Recovery

I wanna do a post on something that has been on my heart...It's on rest days (this is not a bash at all) but on my instagram (which you should check out and subscribe to;) today many girls were posting pics of them at the gym saying my family wanted me there but I NEEDED to workout first.... It made me think rest days are CRITICAL. Not only physicologically without rest your muscles never get a chance to grow it is in the science google it there's A MILLION studies on it , I've studied it a lot rest is hard for me too!


.. Hard to trust your body to be okay. To not gain weight. To not loose fitness. Trust it is healthy. Trust your body and learn self love.

A rest day does not mean sitting here are some ideas!:

-spend time with friends or family
-soduku
-read
-light yoga
-study an interesting topic
-read blogs
-stretch
-watch your favorite TV show
-bake
-eat;)
-then blog about it

hahah jk but you get the point enjoy other parts of life.

Powercakes did an awesome rest day challenge a while ago and I encourgage you to take it!!1

Find it here.

What are your thoughts? Will you take a rest day?

Juicing.?

 

So I wanted to make a post on one of my favorite but things: juice. No not odwalla but fresh veggie juice yummers(if made right). But I also want to address something I’m seeing come up on the blogosphere. Juicing is not a cure all. Not to be made into a weight loss new diet fad. It’s about  juicing for how much you love the taste and the way it makes you feel. Yes juice is extremely healthy one of the best things you can do but don’t juice because it’s the new “health” craze. Do it because you FEEL the healthy! So hold off before you juice fast Im beginning to feel like beloved juice is just another way to lose weight, fall into an eating disorder, or that horrible restrictive mindset. I'll do a post on why science shows you shouldn't do a cleanse like that (With the exception of medical purposes). Don’t restrict. Enjoy. Use juicing don’t let it dominate you. Juicing is so brilliant. Without further ado here are my favorite recipes by far:

Brocco-brilliance:

2-3 broccoli stems

1/2-1 Celery

1/2-1 Fennel

Spinach

Zucchini

Bit Stevia. :) would be so brilliant with a little mint extract too;).

Yum!!!!

Green roots:

3-5 carrotts

Spinach

Zucchini

Romiane.

Bit Stevia. Would be brilliant with a little cinnamon.

Yum! And totally Dr.Norman walker approved (check out his brilliant books!). The reason I use zucchini is it adds a lovely creaminess to it!

 

 

Benefits:

 

- Helps immensely with digestion

- Hits the bloodstream seamlessly

-TONS of vitamins and minerals

-Helps cravings
-Easy way to get veggies in
Don't juice a ton of fruit that's just a little to quick for the sugar to hit the bloodstream. 'Juice the veggies, Eat the Fruit.' :)

 

With Healthy Fat, Fiber and Carb makes an AMAZING meal!

 

What’s your favorite juice?

On a side note, what would you like to see on the blog?

With Love <3

Favorite Supplement Brands for quality, cleansing and realibity!

So I hate to admit it but I do love Super foods and supplements not as a whole meal FYI guys but in addition to like bump it up. I work with supplements at whole foods and have been trained extensively with the companies not to mention I've been at Hippocrates Health Institute and Raw food Institute in Michigan so I don't say this with nothing haha:)!  Here are the BEST one the market!

Note: I do not get paid to endorse these products...

1. By far, number one is healthforce nutritionals.
All of their products are by far the best. You literally feel healthier the minute you take them. The taste may take some getting used to and they are cleansing so start small, but Jameth Sheridan(owner) is amazing. So passionate, a genius anything they put out is top notch. These products literally changed my life I adore Healthforce for all they have done for me so I will talk about them a bunch!;)

www.healthforcenutritionals.com

My favorites: The  Maca (Hormonal Health and Energy), Vitamineral Earth (Hello curing digestion and Grounding), Their proteins are amazing(especially the elite green it is made with ALL GREENS:)!!) The #1 is their Vitamineral Green OMG! :)  . They have greens built in along with enzymes and probiotics! My dream is to work with them one day their products literally save my life!

2. Number two award goes to Garden of life
I love that it is rich in sprouts when I interned at Hippocrates Health Institute they totally explained the benefits of sprouts and again I love that It has the digestive enzymes for people like me with digestion issues!

www.gardenoflife.com

My favorites: Raw Alkalizer and Detoxifier, Raw vitamins, 50 Billion Colon Care Probiotic:)

3. Number three goes to ......
Now Foods

They have so many amazing products... Including their Super Enzymes (which their is no product like it on the market it has properties to digest anything!), Greens( I love their 1lb. Chlorella) and Pretty much anything you need and all good quality:)

www.nowfoods.com



***PS. I linked the pictures to the companies websites in case you wanted to learn more about what they stand for. So just click on the pics:)

Here are some links on where you can purchase this here, here, and here. The site is called pure formulas.

www.pureformulas.com


This site is the CHEAPEST yes cheaper than iherb and vitacost. Free shipping no matter what size the order, points toward every purchase for a discount. After you purchase your first item you get cupons for 30% of main brands like garden of life! And more plus cuz I love you guys:
Use this code:
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You get AT LEAST $5..


More to come!:)

Tell me:  What are your favorites????

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Random Quotes, Beauty Salad, and Tips...:)


Beauty salad:

-grapefruit (think we all know benefits of a grapfruit:)
-pineapple (high in bromeline helps digest proteins)
-massaged kale(we love kale super nutrient dense)
-cranberries(great for urnary tract)
-cold pressed olive oil (for hair, skin, nails, colon)

Mix yum!!
Tip: Try mixing coconut flour in yor smoothie. Yum. 


Pretty much lol. 


Absolutely LoVE this!!

One word kabocha:).

What are you loving this week?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Real FOOD(Not powder!) Superfoods!

So as much as I love my superfood powders you cannot neglect the most important superfoods. REAL FOODS! Here are my tops:

1.Kefir..
Kefir is AMAZING. You can enjoy it as lactose free to. Chris Kresser ( an amazing health blogger and practitioner) uses it to tell heal his clients. Each drink has over 10 billion probiotics. CRAZY!!!! Also if Casien makes you nervous, full fat (ps that's GOOD For you!) goat milk kefir has a2 casein which is totally healthy, no contribution to cancer or anything!

Here are my favorites:
Green Valley Organics Plain Lacotse Free
Redwood Hill Goat Milk Kefir
Lifeway Whole Milk Kefir (This one has no additives like pectin which really upsets a sensitive gi)


***Note: Can make vegan using coconut milk which is what I do****

2. Raw Honey
 
Yes, raw local honey is on the list twice. It is just so incredible. It saves you from allergies, with lemon it helps gi issues(Saved me), gives you energy is just overall an incredible product. Note::: Make sure its raw, unfiltered for the benefits. It should look like the picture not super runny:)
Here is info from Web MD on the medicinal properties of raw honey.
Local is best but if not:
 
3. Banana
 
I bet this is one you didn't expect on the list but I love bananas. Many people fear them but they are great. They are full of potassium which helps flush the sodium from your system. (Which many people have to much sodium-makes you bloated). Plus, in a world where veggies are where its at and many people have gi issues. Bananas are SO easy to digest causing no pain which is amazing for those of us with issues. If you cook it its delicious and even easier...

Um, if you need a link I don't know what to tell you;) 


RECIPE::::
Banana Eggs:
Ing.
~One banana
~Three eggs
~Cooking Fat (ghee, coconut oil, etc)

Steps:
~Crack eggs in a bowl
~ Slice banana and put in bowl
~Cook in pan with your fat of choice on med.

DEVOUR!! YUM!!


What are your favorites? Wanna know more Real Food Superfoods ?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To eat or not to eat... Beans. + Tips

Hey ya'll so today my focus is on beans.

Fruit eaters say no.Raw fooders say no.  Paleo says no. But a lot of nutritarians and long term vegans so they are crucial here are my thoughts.:)

 Yes, Beans of phytates and sometimes can be hard on digestion due to the combination of protein and carbs in one food (yes, They have carbs :0 LOL).

BUT.. Despite this I truly believe they are a GREAT food.  There is no science baking the elimination of beans all science leads to it being a positive health benefits. I always go by science.

Here are the top reason people eliminate beans:

1. Phytates: First, these are not as bad as they are made out to be.                
 Here is my FAVORITE naturopath speaking on that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pFjK5_ecqk

Tips: for reducing them are one: Cook your beans in seaweed + you get the benefits of the iodine in seaweed. If this is to much time look into purchasing this brand (Eden Organics). Little more pricey, but you can use this code (RQANXY ) with free shipping plus your digestion and health will thank you.

2. Carbs. Ugh, this just makes me plain sad. YOU NEED CARBS. Your body runs on them. Just cuz on animal protein is low carb doesn't make it better (I'm not bashing this here simply saying science backs plant protein) besides beans are high in resistant starch which isn't even absorbed in the gut and leads to better digestion.
-Studies on resistant starch here.
-Naturopath on side effects of high protein and benefits of plant protein here. ( Not to fear food to help you feel better if this triggers you simply do not watch. This to elevate you not make you feel worse:)

3. Your a raw foodist or paleo. I'll keep this short there is no science baking the elimination of beans. IN FACT, they help reduce sugar or meat and keep a BALANCED diet. I've also found they help reduce cravings. Boom.
Dr. Furhman on Beans here.

So there is all the science:)


Here are the health benefits:::
Protein, Zinc, Resistant starch, soluble fiber, Heart health and more.

So how to incorporate them:
Here are my favorite recipes from around the web:::
-Black Bean Brownies ..Yum:)
- Pizza Hummus.
-Chickapea Fritters

So there ya go. Enjoy;)!!!