Coconut Oil Salad Dressing

We know coconut oil is good for you however it can be hard to use in recipes that aren’t heated due to its higher melting point. This recipe makes use of coconut oil but add olive oil to keep it from hardening on your salad.

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  • ¼ cup coconut oil (make sure it is above freezing to add to recipe)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut vinegar (or use balsamic or apple cider)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Add all ingredients in a jar and shake well. If you refrigerate after using take out an hour before use and stand in hot water a few minutes before using.

 

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Acai Berry Smoothie

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You can’t find acai berries are your local grocery story but they are the superfruit of berries with high fiber content, low glycemic index, and a high ORAC value. However we’ve brought in a new freeze dried acai powder from Organic Traditions. As the name says the product is organic and has an ORAC value of 2390 per 5g serving.

In this smoothie I also add frozen blueberries, protein powder, pecans, and kale to make for a healthy and tasty morning starter.

To Make Smoothie:

Combine all ingredients in high speed blender or food processor.

  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions Freeze Dried Acai Berry Powder
  • 8-10 pecans
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • Handful of kale
  • 6 oz. almond milk

Acai Berry Powder 3.50 Ounces by Organic Traditions

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Blueberry Eye Health Smoothie

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and especially rich in anthocyanins. In fact anthocyanins may be helpful for people with cataracts and help to slow cataract progression.

We use almonds as they are high in vitamin E. The spinach is another ingredient that helps you with eye help.  One ounce of almonds has 1/3 of the daily requirements of natural vitamin E.

Finally we add a little bit of carrot to add some beta-carotene to help night vision.

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Add to blender

  • ½  cup blueberries
  • 1 raw carrot chopped up
  • 1 oz. raw almonds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 serving  Plant Head Protein Vanilla
  • 6 oz. almond milk
  • Few ice cubes to chill

Mix on high speed until all ingredients are smooth.

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Banana Apple Smoothie

Do you love a smoothie for breakfast?

My friends are getting old and now they all want to slow aging with a morning smoothie. I thought I’d share my recipe with you.

I highly recommend the Vitamix as I really like a very smooth smoothie. However my friends love their NutriBullets.

banana apple smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple cut in small pieces skin left on
  • 8 walnuts
  • teaspoon of bee pollen
  • ½ inch of ginger root
  • Few ice cubes
  • 4 oz of hemp, almond, soy, or coconut milk. May add more to taste.
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Pumpkin Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is for those who love pumpkin. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A as well as high in fiber.

pumpkin smoothie

  • 1/3 Cup Canned Organic Pumpkin (Or 1/3 Cup Cooked Fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons of pecan pieces
  • 6 oz. almond milk
  • Few ice cube to cook down

Blend on high until smooth.

If you want to make more than one smoothie just double the recipe. I don’t like to use too much sugar so if you would like it a little sweeter just up the amount of maple syrup.

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This is a great smoothie to start your day. I like to use fresh turmeric that I can find at whole foods. It is also available on Amazon. However you can also use powdered turmeric.  I love the Critical Care Matrix by Mushroom Matrix for its support of the immune system and healthy inflammation.

  • 1 Banana organic
  • ½ inch of fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger)
  • 2 turmeric roots (or ½ teaspoon turmeric powder)
  • ½ cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Critical Care Matrix
  • Small squeeze of honey

If you don’t have a high speed mixer grate the fresh ginger and turmeric. Blend the mixture on high and add more almond/coconut milk if need to make it easy to drink.

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A Raw Warm Salad by Ani Phyo

A Warm Green Salad Recipe

I like the raw diet and I like Ani Phyo. In fact, her cookbook I think is my favorite raw cookbook. Tomatoes do much better with heat and I think that as they are cooked they are better for you.

When I am practicing the raw diet sometimes, I really want something warm. This is a great recipe to give you just that little bit of warmth

Source: http://www.aniphyo.com/warm-green-salad-recipe/

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Cashew Cream

Cashew makes the most delicious non-dairy replacement for cream and is so easy and delicious to make. It can be used to replace cream in many recipes or as a replacement for whipped cream in deserts.

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  • 2 cups of whole cashews (soak cashews at least for 2 hours or overnight in cold water in the fridge.
  • Almond milk (water, coconut milk) I like coconut often times when making cream for dessert.

Drain the cashews and put in blender (high-speed blender is preferable). Cover with almond milk to top of cashews or a bit higher (the higher the level of milk the thinner the cream will be, it is easier to start with less then add more when needed). The less milk you use the thicker the cream will be. Blend on high for a couple of minutes until cream is very smooth. If not using high-speed blender run the cream through fine strainer to remove larger pieces.
For dessert add honey and vanilla extract to taste and serve in place of whipped cream.

 

 

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