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Raw Date Cookies – With Macadamia and Mint

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When I had two surprise holiday guests, I whipped up these really easy raw date cookies with two things I always have on hand: macadamia nuts and dates. I like to order raw macadamia nuts online. Then I use a food saver and freeze them, so I will always have them on hand. Dates are also a great thing to have around because they can be used in a variety of desserts, smoothies, and snacks as a natural sweetener.

I also used fresh chocolate mint to flavor the raw date cookies, but any type of mint is fine. For a stronger mint flavor you can use a few drops of Frontier Organic Alcohol Free Mint Flavoring *, but any type of natural food grade mint flavoring is fine.

Raw Date Cookies – With Macadamia and Mint

1 cup macadamia nuts (frozen are best)
1 cup pitted and chopped dates
2-3 tablespoons chopped chocolate mint leaves
(any type of mint is fine)
2-3 drops or to taste Frontier Organic Alcohol Free Mint Flavoring *
a small amount of stevia powder to taste for extra sweetness (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor with the s-blade until the ingredients stick together and form a ball. Then shape the “dough” into small cookies. Garnish with one mint leaf per cookie. Keep them in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Makes about 7 cookies.

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♥,
C

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December 12, 2014   No Comments

Pineapple Juicing Recipes – Natural Cold and Flu Fighters

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Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, folate, and pantothenic acid. Also, pineapple contains a special enzyme called bromelain that is only found in pineapples and papayas. Bromelain can be extracted from both the stem and core of the pineapple.

Bromelain is known to reduce excessive inflammation, excessive coagulation of the blood, and even certain types of tumor growth! And the reason that pineapple is so good for people who are fighting off a cold or flu is because the bromelain in pineapple juice helps to thin mucus and congestion so your body can expel it easier!

Next time you are under the weather forget about drinking orange juice only, and try these nourishing anti-inflammatory pineapple juicing recipes instead!

Put all ingredients through a juicer and each recipe makes about 24 ounces of juice. I used my favorite omega vrt350 juicer to make these recipes, but you can use whatever juicer you own.

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Pineapple Juicing Recipes

Pineapple Orange Carrot Juice

2 cups chopped pineapple
2 peeled oranges
10 medium sized carrots

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes around 24 ounces of juice.

Apple Pineapple Collard Ginger Juice

3 Medium Fuji Apples
2 cups chopped pineapple
5-6 Large Collard Leaves
2 inch knob of ginger

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes 24 ounces of juice.

Carrot Pineapple Romaine Mint

10 medium sized carrots
2 cups chopped pineapple
5-6 large romaine leaves
1 medium sized Fuji Apple
Handful of fresh mint

Process all ingredients through a slow vertical juicer such as the Omega Vert 350 HD and then strain. Makes 24 ounces of juice.

These are just a handful of my favorite pineapple juicing recipes, please share your own in the comment’s section. If you like this post please like it or share it below. Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season.

♥,
C

If you don’t have a juicer I recommend the Omega Vert 350 HD

Healthly Living Gifts Omega Vert 350 Juicing is all the rage these days, but why pay for an overpriced vegetable juice at a crowded juice bar when you can juice at home? For the best quality juice and the most versatile juicer, I love my Omega Vert 350 HD and use it everyday. Order the Omega Vert 350 from this link and get a free 350 page book, Juicing for Life, plus free shipping. Or call 1-877-849-3191 to order and receive special pricing.

(FYI: New isn’t always better, I much prefer the 350 model for the value to the newer 400 model.)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This blog post is not meant to substitute or override advice from a health care professional. No guarantee of results is implied as individual results will vary.

December 10, 2014   No Comments

Herbal Iced Tea Recipes – Save Money!

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Let’s face it, most health junkies spend a lot on healthy drinks. Whether you are at Whole Foods, your favorite juice bar or Starbucks, buying delicious juices, teas, and herbal elixirs can add up!

Today I’m going to share with you two easy and healthy herbal iced tea recipes that you can make at home to delight and surprise your friends and keep your thirst quenched all day long!

Herbal Iced Tea Recipes

herbal iced tea recipes

Lemon Verbena Blueberry Iced Tea

We have lemon verbana growing in our backyard. It smells terrific and makes a great lemony tea.

32 ounces lemon verbena tea (or lemon balm)
1/2 cup fresh blueberry juice
white stevia powder to taste
ice

You can make lemon verbena tea by pouring 32 ounces of boiling water over about a 1/2 cup of fresh or dried lemon verbana leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. You can also make sun tea by letting the tea sit in the sun for at least 4 hours in a covered mason jar. When the tea has cooled down you can pour it into a pitcher of ice and them pour in the blueberry juice. You can make fresh blueberry juice if you have a juicer or use store bought pure blueberry juice. Stir in the white stevia powder until you reach your desired sweetness level and serve promptly. Makes about 4 servings.

sun tea

Stinging Nettle Iced Tea

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The grassy flavor of nettle tea reminds me of green tea minus the caffeine!

32 ounces stinging nettle tea (or moringa leaf tea)
1/2 fresh almond milk
white stevia powder to taste
ice

You can make stinging nettle tea by pouring 32 ounces of boiling water over about a 1/2 cup of fresh or dried stinging nettle leaves and let steep for 10 minutes. You can also make sun tea by letting the tea sit in the sun for at least 4 hours in a covered mason jar. When the tea has cooled down you can pour it into a pitcher of ice and them pour in the almond milk. You can make fresh almond milk if you have a blender and a sprout bag or use store bought almond milk. Stir in the white stevia powder until you reach your desired sweetness level and serve promptly. Makes about 4 servings.

  • For more ways to use stinging nettles you can click here.
  • To learn how to make your own almond milk you can click here.
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♥,
C

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September 11, 2014   No Comments

Raw Red Pepper Soup – Fresh and Light

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Summer is winding down and I decided to say goodbye with a lovely light raw red pepper soup. I used the last of my cherry tomatoes from my garden and juiced some raw red bell peppers to make a delicate soup. Most raw food soup recipes contain avocado, nuts, or oils. This raw soup recipe is really light without any added fat, but you are free to add a drizzle of cold pressed oil or some chopped avocado for a more filling soup.

For this recipe I used two of my favorite kitchen toys. I made some lovely English cucumber noodles with my Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Slicer and I juiced the bell pepper in my trusty Omega Vert 350HD juicer, my favorite juicer of all time!

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If you don’t have a spiral slicer you can just shred the cucumber or use a vegetable peeler to make noodles, and if you don’t have a juicer just blend the soup base ingredients in a blender and then strain. Straining is important for the right consistency, so don’t skip that step!

raw red pepper soup

Raw Red Pepper Soup

Soup Base

1 cup red bell pepper juice (from about 2-3 red bell peppers)
1 cup carrot juice (from about 16 ounces of carrots)
1 tablespoon sweet white or yellow miso (soy or chickpea miso is fine)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and set aside.

Soup Garnishes

1 cup English cucumber noodles using the Paderno Spiral Slicer (Using about 1/2 of an English cucumber)
2 teaspoons chopped chives
2 teaspoon minced bell pepper
8 sliced cherry tomatoes for garnish
Parsley sprigs for garnish

Pour the soup base into bowls and add the garnishes. Serves 1-2 people. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the rest of your summer!

♥,
C

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September 10, 2014   2 Comments

Raw Swiss Chard Salad – Make it Tonight!

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My husband and I grew some Swiss Chard in our backyard this summer, so I came up with this simple Raw Swiss Chard Salad Recipe to enjoy a cool salad on those hot summer nights.

Swiss Chard is up there as one of the healthiest greens and it has a more mild flavor than kale or collards. Swiss Chard is a source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), manganese, zinc, and antioxidants.

This raw chard salad recipe is probably one of the easiest and most versatile recipes on this blog. It can be used as a side dish for any meal and it will last in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to use the Swiss Chard Salad as a main dish you can add some chopped avocado and or some steamed quinoa. You can use this salad recipe as a base and dress it up differently every single night!

raw chard salad

Raw Swiss Chard Salad

3 cups finely sliced chard (with stems removed)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste
handful cherry tomatoes (optional for garnish)

Toss all ingredients together and let marinate at least a few hours before serving. You can also let it marinate overnight for a more tender salad. Serves 1 or 2. Enjoy!

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C

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September 9, 2014   No Comments