Curried Cabbage & Sweet Potato Soup

This soup is wonderful for a chilly fall weather. It is also Metabolic Jumpstart cleanse friendly. PrintCurried Cabbage & Sweet Potato Soup See Detailed Nutrition Info on makes 3-4 servings 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 2 ribs of celery, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 1 medium to large head of purple cabbage, chopped 5 to 6 cloves of garlic 2 cups sweet potato, chopped 1 can coconut milk 2 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional) InstructionsSAUTÉ THE VEGETABLES. In a large stock pot, add coconut oil. Add celery and onion. Allow it to cook down for 3 to 5 minutes. Next add the cabbage and garlic, and sauté for another 3 to 5 minutes. COOK THE SOUP. Next, add the chopped sweet potato, coconut milk, vegetable broth, curry, thyme, and cayenne (optional). Put the heat on medium, and allow the soup to cook
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Raw Hydrating Pea & Avocado Soup

Yesterday I tested this Pea and Avocado soup for my 11-Days to Slim & Vibrant Detox. I love the fact that the base of the soup is coconut water. This is what makes the soup amazingly hydrating. Coconut water contains electrolytes similar to what we have in our bodies: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. That is the reason this soup is so hydrating – it replenishes our reserves. In fact, it is more hydrating than regular water. I hope your enjoy this soup. PrintRaw Hydrating Pea & Avocado Soup See Detailed Nutrition Info on 2 cups green peas (shelled fresh or thaw out frozen peas) 1 avocado 1 1/2 cups coconut water 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 lemon, juiced Garnish: dash of paprika 1 tablespoon fresh basil drizzle of extra virgin olive oil InstructionsBlend all ingredients, and top with fresh basil. Drizzle olive
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Grain & Nut-Free Muesli

This is a super easy to make grain and nut-free muesli. I threw in some sour cherries (dried AND fresh) to give it a tangy kick. PrintGrain & Nut-Free Muesli 10 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 3 cups mixed seeds (hemp, chia, sunflower, pumpkin, etc.) 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (apricot, cranberry, apple, etc.) 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup fresh berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc.) 1 banana, sliced non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, or hemp) InstructionsAdd the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, and mix thoroughly. Take the amount you would like for your cereal bowl, and store the remainder in an air-tight container. Top your dry cereal with fresh berries, sliced banana, and milk. Can be served warm or cold.
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Butternut Squash and Lemongrass Bisque

When I think of summer I think of succulent watermelons and ripe peaches. Soups aren’t something that immediately come to mind. However, once I tried making this Butternut Squash Bisque, I changes all of my perceptions about summer foods. This bisque can be served chilled during the warm months of the year. Butternut squash is high in fiber; it is great for bone health and good functioning of immune and nervous system.  And due to it’s high antioxidant content butternut squash is has a reputation for its’ anti-inflammatory effects, which make it a great food for our 11-Day Slim & Vibrant {Detox}. Another interesting fact about butternut squash: it is considered to be a fruit because it contains seeds.   PrintButternut Squash and Lemongrass Bisque 45 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 small butternut squash 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 small yellow onion 2 tsp grated ginger 1 lemongrass stalk,
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Chocolate Energy (Sugar Free) Protein Balls

I wanted to make something delicious but free of all the sugar, simple carbs, processed flour junk that is 11 Day Detox friendly. And voila! These Chocolate Power Balls are so delicious. Try and tell me what you think. PrintSugar Free Chocolate Energy 15 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1/4 cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter or tahini 1/3 cup hemp protein powder (Nutiva or Living Harvest recommended) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 25 drops plain liquid stevia 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder or cacao powder InstructionsPour all ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well combined. Let cool in the fridge for 5 minutes, then roll into 1-inch thick balls. Serve as is or rolled in shredded coconut.
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Green bean, tomato and quinoa salad

PrintGreen been, tomato and quinoa salad See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 cup quinoa 1 3/4 cups water 1 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed 1 cup canned chickpeas 1 cup toasted almond slivers 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions, cut vertically 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes halves 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp ginger 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp coconut oil 1-1.5 tsp salt or more to taste InstructionsCook quinoa per directions on your package. When finished, fluff with a fork to let out some steam and set aside. Put green beans in a pan with enough cold water to cover them. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the beans are tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water before, then put them into an ice bath. Prepare the chickpeas. Slice the red onions. These steps can all be done in advance and the next
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