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Clean Detox Plan: Breakfast Shakes

Your Video is Loading<p>Oz-Approved 10 Detox Foods, Pt 3 (4:53)<p><b>B</b><b>e</b><b>r</b><b>r</b><b>ie</b><b>s + Greens Shakes</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.)<br>1 …

A Lesson in Juicing Recipe

So, I quite like my juicer(!), and I love the possibilities it lends to expanding my overall ingredient/culinary palette. Fresh juice is invigorating …

Celery-Apple-Kiwi Juice with Ginger

The VT staff tested a few celery juice recipes, and this sweet, fruity version with gingery heat came out on top.<p>2Servings<p>Ingredients<p>1 large celery …

Recipes

Blueberry-Chia Blaster

Ramp up your vitamin and mineral intake with only 28 calories when you add baby spinach to this lightly sweet fruit smoothie. <i>...read more</i><p>Thick and …

How to Make Plant-Based "Milks"

You can make a variety of plant-based “milks” by blending raw nuts, seeds, and grains with water. Almonds, cashews, macadamias, Brazil nuts, …

Recipes

Carrot-Orange Smoothie

The refreshing bite of ginger in this fiber-rich smoothie will wake you up on the groggiest Monday morning. For a pretty presentation, garnish with …

Almond-Cherry Smoothie

Related Recipes<p>Peel whole bananas, and freeze in resealable plastic bags. When you’re ready to make a smoothie, you can break one into chunks. <i>...read</i> …

Breakfast

Avocado-Mango Smoothie

The combination of cool mint and hot chile will wake up your palate while delivering anti-inflammatory and antioxidant goodness to your body. If you …

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GREEN ALL THE SMOOTHIES Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Green smoothies are nutritious, delicious and simple way to get more of the good stuff in your diet. From:movemofitness.com

MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 - 2 cups raw almonds - 1/3 cup dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) - 1 tsp coconut oil - 1/8th tsp sea salt Blend all ingredients until smooth in your Vitamix or high powered blender. The health benefits of RAW cacao are incredible: Raw Cocao beans have the highest source Magnesium, Chromium, and Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper…all the cofactors needed for healthy metabolism, its in the cocao bean. Its also one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in the world but no chocolate bars have any vitamin C because heat destroys vitamin C. It has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any food tested thus far! Almonds: Almonds are an uber-healthful, filling snack, jammed packed with real protein, fiber, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Soaking all tree nuts — especially almonds, since they aren’t botanically a tree nut not a seed — Raw almonds have phytic acid and an enzyme inhibitor in their brown skin that protects the nut until the proper levels of sunlight and moisture allow it to germinate. Phytic acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, unless it’s reduced or nullified by soaking, sprouting, and/or fermentation. Bound minerals generally cannot be absorbed in the intestine, and too many bound minerals can lead to mineral deficiencies. Source: 'Super Green Me' by Trinity Chiropractic Photo: How to make your own Dark Chocolate Almond Butter - 2 cups raw almonds - 1/3 cup dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) - 1 tsp coconut oil - 1/8th tsp sea salt Blend all ingredients until smooth in your Vitamix or high powered blender. ---> Looking to make a change? Stop by my site http://healthyholisticliving.com/ for tips on living a healthier life The health benefits of RAW cacao are incredible: Raw Cocao beans have the highest source Magnesium, Chromium, and Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper…all the cofactors needed for healthy metabolism, its in the cocao bean. Its also one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in the world but no chocolate bars have any vitamin C because heat destroys vitamin C. It has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any food tested thus far! Almonds: Almonds are an uber-healthful, filling snack, jammed packed with real protein, fiber, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Soaking all tree nuts — especially almonds, since they aren’t botanically a tree nut not a seed — Raw almonds have phytic acid and an enzyme inhibitor in their brown skin that protects the nut until the proper levels of sunlight and moisture allow it to germinate. Phytic acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, unless it’s reduced or nullified by soaking, sprouting, and/or fermentation. Bound minerals generally cannot be absorbed in the intestine, and too many bound minerals can lead to mineral deficiencies. Source: 'Super Green Me' by Trinity Chiropractic Healthy Holistic Living Via Healthy Holistic Living

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HONEY SWEETENED STRAWBERRY LEMON SORBET Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Ingredients: 16 oz. organic strawberries (about 2 – 3 cups) juice of 3 organic lemons zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup of raw honey 3 -4 dashes of real sea salt Directions: 1. Pour lemon juice, zest, and strawberries into food processor or blender. Blend until well combined. 2. Add honey one tablespoon at a time, mix, and taste. Continue to add until it’s at your desired sweetness. Add salt. Blend until well combined. 3. Put in refrigerator until well chilled. 4. Pour mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s directions.* 5. Scoop into an air tight container and freeze for 2 hours before serving. (Confession: I usually don’t do this last step. A soft sorbet is just my thing.) From: http://thankyourbody.com/recipe-honey-sweetened-strawberry-lemon-sorbet/

THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF BEETS Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 A single serving of beets can boost your energy and lower your blood pressure. Eating beets long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, and lose weight, as well as assisting in a number of other health areas. Many people don’t like beets or consider it only a special occasion dish, but we think this powerfood should be on your plate every day. 8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets: 1. Weight Loss Beets taste sweet, but a cup of cooked beet contains only 60 calories and is full of fiber. This is a perfect food for weight management. The sugars in beets are smart carbs, since they come in a natural whole food form. Unlike white sugar, the beet calories come with a lot of nutrients and phytochemicals. 2. Brain and Energy Boost Beets are high in natural nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to expand the walls of blood vessels so you can enjoy more oxygen, more nutrients, and more energy. Studies have shown nitric oxide to increase the efficiency of the mitochondria (your energy powerhouses). The results of these studies were impressive. A single small serving (70 ml) of beetroot juice reduced resting blood pressure by 2%. A single small serving increased the length of time professional divers could hold their breath by 11%. Cyclists who drank a single larger serving (500 ml) of beetroot juice were able to ride up to 20% longer. 3. Nature’s Viagra One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. Many plants have been considered an aphrodisiac by some culture at some time, but in this case it may be more than just wishful thinking. As noted above, beets can increase blood flow due to their nitrates. Increased blood flow to the genital areas is one of the mechanisms Viagra and other pharmaceuticals create their effects. Beets also contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-beet-benefits-aphrodisiac-brain-booster-more.html#ixzz2OaOKckCa Photo: The Farmacy

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WHY KALE IS SO AWESOME! Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Did you know? Per calorie kale has more calcium than milk and more iron than beef (though you won’t hear that from the dairy or meat industry). In addition: --1 cup of kale has 3 ½ times your daily beta-carotene needs and plenty of vitamin C to help boost that gorgeous glow. --Kale also contains a host of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonols, such as quercetin, to help defend your body from the stresses of modern life. --Kale provides a dietary source of alpha-lipoic acid, which helps regenerate other anti-oxidants like vitamin C and Glutathione. --Kale’s fibre supports a healthy digestive tract to help keep digestion-related inflammation at bay. --Sulfur-based glucosinolates in kale help to support the natural detoxification pathways in the liver. Put kale in a salad, in a green smoothie, or eat it as a simple, healthy alternative to movie popcorn! :) That's what I like to do! Kale chips are another GREAT way to incorporate this lovely green into your diet: Recipe for Kale Chips Ingredients 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt, for sprinkling Directions Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a tex-flex sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Dehydrate overnight (about 8 hrs) or until crisp. Turn the leaves over and dehydrate for 1-2 more hours. Serve as finger food. http://www.dailyperricone.com/2012/04/5-facts-on-kale/ http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/crispy-kale-chips-recipe/index.html Via:Email Curly kale – pic source: Rasbak.

AVOCADOS: PERHAPS THE WORLD'S MOST PERFECT FOOD! Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Avocado Health Benefits: Is This the World’s Most Perfect Food? Did You Know that the avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits? It has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. The avocado, also called the alligator pear, is a high-fiber, sodium- and cholesterol-free food that provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, is rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate) — as well as potassium. Foods naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as avocados, are widely acknowledged as the secret to a healthy heart, a brilliant brain and eagle eyes. Here Are Just a Few Avocado Health Benefits That Its Nutritional Profile Provides: Monounsaturated Fats — These types of fats help control triglycerides in the bloodstream, lower blood cholesterol and control diabetes. Folate — This water-soluble B vitamin promotes healthy cell and tissue development. According to the National Institute of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, “This is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth such as infancy and pregnancy. Folate is also essential for metabolism of homocysteine and helps maintain normal levels of this amino acid.” Lutein — This is a carotenoid (a natural pigment) that protects against cataracts and certain types of cancer, and reduces the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults 65 years of age and older. Avocados contain 3 or more times as much lutein as found in other common vegetables and fruits. Oleic acid and Potassium — Both of these nutrients also help in lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of high blood pressure. Read more: http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/avocado-health-benefits#ixzz2JQenFdTv Via The Farmacy

NO MORE ACNE Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 NO MORE ACNE - This amazing juice combo gets rid of acne. Drink regularly to see its effect. RECIPE: - 2 cups of purple cabbage - 2 heads of Romaine lettuce - 1 small cucumber - 2 red tomatoes Of course in order to get rid of acne always AVOID: processed and refined foods, deep-fried foods, dairy products, flour and sugar products, alcohol, and caffeine. Remember to drink plenty of water. Along with this juice drink 1-2 tablespoons flaxseed oil daily. Now, say goodbye to acne! SOURCE: Juicing For Health Via: Dave Sommers

FOODS THAT HELP GET RIT OF PARASITES Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Parasites in human can be very troublesome and goes without diagnosis for years. Symptoms are many, to name few: Headaches, chronic fatigue, IBS, chronic diarrhea or alternating with constipation, bloating, gas, changes in appetite, weight-loss or weight-gain, anemia, joints and muscles aches, skin conditions, allergies, insomnia and general sleep disorder, teeth grinding, nervousness, immune dysfunction, brain fog, irritability, nausea, intestinal cramps, dizziness, vomiting, fowl-smelling gas, indigestion, multiple food allergies, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, itching around the anus - especially at night (indicating pinworms), restlessness and difficulty sleeping, sore and aching intestines, itching on the soles of the feet - sometimes accompanied by a rash, palpitations (indicating hookworms), conjunctivitis, facial swelling around the eyes (indicating trichinosis), Wheezing and coughing, followed by vomiting, stomach pain and bloating (suggesting ascariasis or threadworms). From: Healthy Nutrition & Natural Medicine News

COLD AND ALLERGY PROTECTION JUICE Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 APPLES: Among the many AMAZING health benefits of the often-overlooked apple, Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin boosts and strengthens your immune system, especially when you're stressed out. This is so important, because a weak immune system makes us vulnerable to both colds AND allergies. Another great benefit? Research has been showing that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Apple juice increases the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is important for brain function and health. GINGER: Also a powerhouse in the plant food world, ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds and flu. The University of Maryland Medical Center found that 1-2 tbsp. of freshly shredded ginger root in hot water, or juiced, two to three times a day, is extremely preventive against both colds and flu. Ginger also helps to expand your lungs and loosen up phlegm, which assists people with allergy symptoms. Ginger is strengthening to the immune system, decreases bacterial infections in the stomach, and helps fight a cough and throat irritation. Consuming about a tablespoon or two of ginger DAILY can also help prevent potential risk of a stroke by inhibiting fatty deposits from the arteries. CARROT JUICE: Carrot juice deserves it own post, it truly is the king of juices! Carrot juice is the richest source of vitamin A and a good supply of vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K, all of which strengthen the immune system. From: RawganicVegan