Join me on journey to a finding a healthier life thru juicing, better eating habits and improving the way we live. Here you will find some of my mutterings about our everyday lives, juicing recipes, things to do with the pulp you get and gluten free living. Yes, of course free Shweet sewing patterns every so often and who knows maybe even a give way creation every now and then too. YOU know sewing has always been my lifesaver and now that I am rebooting it is even more so. Stay Juicy!
This is one of our favorite go to Smoothies in our home that not only tastes wonderful it also holds you over from hours and hours. Throw everything into the high speed blender and give it a whip. We make the recipe up the night before minus the frozen bananas and leave it in the Ninja container inside the fridge overnight. Pull it out, add the frozen bananas and more almond milk if you need to thin it out some and hit the ON BUTTON. Instant healthy breakfast on the go!
This is Dr Fuhrman's Chocolate Smoothie recipe from his Eat to Live Plan
Great way to start the day and get your greens in too without anyone knowing...Wink Wink
Almost every week on Monday I place an order with the Bountiful Basket Co Op for amazing produce...I say almost because 1 week a month (yikes 2 in August), he has to work so that Saturday afternoon we always hit the farmers market in Dallas. If you have never experienced Bountiful Basket Co Op check and see if it is offered in your area. We get top rate produce for a remarkable price. Anyways on with my story.... This is what I create for us to eat on this week based on my BB Basket 2 Saturdays ago (yes it is still fresh...AMAZING!) and a few items from the Farmer's Market this past weekend.
1 head of cabbage chopped
1 half head of Napa Cabbage chopped
8 nice size roma tomatoes chopped
1 white or yellow onion chopped
6 carrots chopped into bite size disc
2 carrots to be finally chopped
1 hatch or bell pepper chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped (want more heat add 2)
1 head of garlic minced
½ head of cauliflower flowers chopped
Sea salt to taste
2 teaspoons pepper
Put all the above into a large of water except for the 2
carrots and ¼ of the cabbage head.
Bring to a boil and turn down to medium.
Last... chop the 2 carrots along with the ¼ head of
lettuce.( I use my Ninja on pulse to do this.)
Add the finely chopped carrots and cabbage to the boil and
continue to cook. The soup is done when
the cauliflower is soft. It usually takes about a hour to hour and half on
medium heat. Make sure the water doesn't go down.
This makes a HUGE pot of soup that we eat on all week long.
If you eat quinoa, cook some in water or veggie stock and add to a bowl topping
with the soup. This makes a wonderful and healthy meal all year long.
Mangoes Here ...Mangoes There ...Mangoes, Mangoes Everywhere..
I love Mangoes and today I made up a Mango Black Bean Salsa for dinner. The recipe can be found at our sister blog Recipes 4 Shweet Living.
Mangos taste so good that people forget they are also
healthy! Discover how the “king of
fruits” can help you, plus fascinating trivia and a few mango cautions and
1. Prevents Cancer: Research has shown
antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon,
breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin,
isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as
the abundant enzymes.
2. Lowers Cholesterol: The high levels of
fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels,
specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)
3. Clears the Skin: Can be used both
internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and
eliminate pimples. (Read more on page 5.)
4. Eye Health: One cup of sliced mangoes
supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good
eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
5. Alkalizes the Whole Body: The tartaric
acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to
maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
6. Helps in Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling
leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered
decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also have a relatively low glycemic index
(41-60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
7. Improved Sex: Mangos
are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the popular connection between sex
drive and vitamin E was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat
studies, further research has shown balanced proper amounts (as from whole
food) does help in this area.
Digestion: Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking
down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this
healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.
9. Remedy for Heat
Stroke: Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a
sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body. From an
ayurvedic viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when
visiting equatorial climates is because the strong “sun energy” is burning up
your body, particularly the muscles. The
kidneys then become overloaded with the toxins from this process. ****Use
Coconut water with Mango to balance without having to add a sweetener. ****
10. Boosts Immune
system The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25
different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.