I believe in honoring God by keeping our temples healthy and holy:
"What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 1 Cor. 6:19
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, registered nurse, or licensed dietician, just a home-schooling mom. Any information I provide is for general education purposes only. I recommend that everyone work alongside their personal physician while pursuing treatment for any condition.
I homeschool and have a health ministry for friends, family, and health lovers world-wide.
I'm totally into all-natural and avoid chemicals, food additives, etc. even in my cosmetics. I am working toward eating Vegan, Organic, and raw as much as possible (my family too).
I'm married, and have two small kids and two grown step kids.
Optimal Health - God's Way
".....and the fruit thereof shall be for meat (FOOD), and the leaf for MEDICINE." Ezekiel 47:12 KJV
Cover the blender, keep your hand on the lid, and pulse (hot water creates pressure in the blender so hold tight). Then blend for about 10 seconds at medium speed. It will change from coffee color to a latte color. Yum!
Want to have your cake and actually eat it? Here's a way that an occasional cheat day may be possible without packing on the pounds! Just be sure to eat plenty of fiber, lean protein, and good fats while doing this so you don't feel hungry and still get good nutrition. http://dailyburn.com/life/health/intermittent-fasting-methods/
Calories 240; Total Fat 7 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 4 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 400 mg; Potassium 370 mg; Total Carbohydrates 36 g; Dietary Fiber 10 g; Total Sugars 2 g; Protein 9 g; Vitamin A 1052 IU; Vitamin C 15 mg; Calcium 22 mg; Iron 2.4 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 51 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g http://www.californiaavocado.com/recipes/recipe-container/california-avocado-chickpea-salad-sandwich % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 2%; Iron 15 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. **Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I made this tonight as part of the meals included in Thomas Delauer's Organic Total Body Reboot (www.organichealthprotocol.com). I actually enjoyed it and will eat it again even after the 7 day program is over.
Ingredients (all organic): 1/2 cup raw shredded cabbage 1 small handful parsley 1 carrot 1 red beet 1 knuckle size piece of ginger (grated) 1 TBS melted coconut oil 1 tsp turmeric powder Juice of 1/4 lemon 1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt Black pepper to taste 1-2 TBS filtered water (just enough to make sure all the veggies get coated completely; add more water if necessary after mixing with salad) Instructions: Place cabbage and parsley in a large bowl. Shred the carrot and beet in a blender. Add to the bowl. Place all other ingredients in a small glass jar with a lid and shake. Pour over the salad. Mix thoroughly.
I can't believe I actually enjoyed this! By the way, I'm not a fan of consuming soy, but organic fermented soy like tempeh is actually healthy. This is a great vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. I used organic coconut oil instead of olive oil.
1 cup Organic brown rice or sweet brown rice
1 cup Organic Mixed Vegetables (available at BJs Wholesale Club)
1 cup organic vegetable broth (chicken broth if not vegan)
1 cup water
1 TBS Organic coconut oil
1 tsp Sea salt
Black pepper to taste (optional)
Cook rice in a rice cooker with broth, water, oil, and salt. Toward the end of the cycle add the mixed veggies. When cycle is done stir everything together and let sit on warm for a few minutes.
I added sweet white onion, sea salt, black pepper, and culantro.
I used chickpeas instead of quinoa, coconut aminos instead of Braggs, rice vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, and Sky Valley Sriracha instead of Thai chili paste (I'd like to try the paste, just didn't have any).