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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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Healthy Cobbler with Mousse “smash cake”

Last weekend we celebrated my sweet little son’s First Birthday. It was a beautiful occasion,  and as you can imagine, very special to my heart. I like traditions, but I also like to break the rules. So I created a healthy version of a smash-cake. The cake wasn’t really a cake as we know it, but instead it was a apple-sweet-potato cobbler topped covered with a mousse. It was a sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free dessert, and made from real food.  But then, after blowing out his First Birthday candle, we put our little Pumpkin in his Birthday chair to do the smashing, my little one wasn’t too interested in digging in. (Although later on, my mom was able to spoon feed him some of that cake, and he seemed to enjoy it a ton!) My mother-in-law baked the cobbler, and I prepared the mousse. Both turned out to be so good, they
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Gluten Free Granola Recipe

Yesterday I decided to make a delicious snack for when I’m on the go. It was seriously simple, took me about 15 minutes. Coconut granola mix. I’m munching on it as we speak, its so addictive. PrintCoconut Cinnamon Granola 5 minutes5 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 1 cup certified gluten-free oats 2/3 cup walnut pieces, 2/3 cup sunflower seeds 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp of ginger powder real maple syrup to taste 2 tbsp coconut shreds InstructionsHeat a pan, add coconut oil, let the oil melt Add the rest of the ingredients and sautee at medium heat Keep moving them around while cooking for 5 minutes Let it cool and enjoy!  
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Easy Fish and Sea Vegetable Soup

PrintEasy Fish and Sea Vegetable Soup 15 minutes30 minutes45 minutes See Detailed Nutrition Info on 6 dried shiitake mushrooms 2 tbsps dried wakame 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee 1 tbsp grated ginger ½ lb sole fish, cut in 1-inch pieces 1 quart vegetable stock 2 green onions InstructionsSoak dried shiitake mushrooms and wakame in two separate bowls, covered with warm water, for 10-15 minutes, then drain. Slice the mushrooms into thin strips. Chop green onions into thin pieces. Grate ginger Melt the coconut oil or ghee in a skillet, fry mushrooms and ginger until fragrant – about 4 minutes. Add pieces of sole to the pan and sauté for another 2 minutes. Pour in vegetable stock and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in wakame and green onions and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, then serve. Enjoy!NotesThis recipe makes a total of 1.5 qts of soup. Adapted from
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