Cleansing Sweet Beet Juice ( Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

IMG_20140914_165731Ingredients

1 Organic Honey crisp Apple

2 Garden Cucumbers

1 Carrot

1 Lemon, juiced

1 very large Beet (2-3 medium)

3 stalks Kale

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Directions

Run all ingredients through a good quality juicer and enjoy!

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Raw Berry Buckwheat Porridge (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan)

20140823_092302Ingredients

1 cup Buckwheat Groats, soaked overnight and rinsed

1 cup Mixed Fresh Berries (Strawberries, raspberries etc)

1 Ripe Banana

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 tablespoon Hemp Hearts

1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

1/4 cup Almond Milk

Garnish ( I used hemp hearts, blueberries and pumpkin seeds)

 

Directions

Soak the buckwheat groats in water over night. The next morning rinse them well until they are no longer slimy. Combine all of the ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend on high until fully smooth. Layer in a mason jar with fresh berries and top with your choice of garnish. If you prefer it cold, chill in the fridge for an hour and enjoy! ❤

Avocado Cacao Pudding (Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

2 tablespoon coconut sugar

1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 banana

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Strawberries and Walnuts for Garnish

Almond Milk (optional for consistency)

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Directions

Blend all ingredients (except, strawberries and walnuts) in a food processor or vitamix. Top with berries and walnuts and serve!

 

* Adapted from the original recipe by: http://www.radiantlyrawlifestyles.com

Yogi Juice (Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Ingredients

1 English cucumber, roughly chopped

4 small kale leaves, washed and roughly chopped

1 organic sweet apple, cored and chopped into quarters

1 organic pear, cored and chopped into quarters

1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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Directions

In a high powered blender or juicer, combine all of the ingredients. If using a blender, pass the juice through a juice bag or fine sieve to filter out any pulp. Any left over juice can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

 

Recipe originally from: http://www.ohsheglows.com (Check out the Oh She Glows Cookbook, it’s amazing! She is such an inspiration :))

 

Strawberry, Raspberry, Apple & Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette (Raw, Gluten-Free)

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Ingredients

Salad

8 oz fresh baby spinach

1 organic pink lady apple, sliced

11/2 pounds organic strawberries, quartered

1/2 cup wild grown raspberries

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Vinaigrette

1/4 cup cold filtered water

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons raw honey

11/2 cups organic strawberries, quartered

 

Directions

Wash and prepare the fruit and baby spinach, toss everything in a large bowl. Combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a blender or magic bullet and pulse until smooth and fully combined. Pour desired amount of dressing over salad and enjoy immediately.

 

 

 

Daily Routine + Detox Plan

I have noticed lately that I have started to fall of the wagon a little bit. Routine isn’t something that I can stick to very easily, I’m more of a spontaneous personality. The thought of a structured day is enough to make me cringe, but I guess this is also why I have a hard time finishing anything that the start. Basically, I get bored easily!

With summer just around the corner I thought that it might be a good idea to “loosely” follow some simple guidelines to ensure that I am detoxed and ready for what the summer months have to offer (camping, fishing, gardening etc.)

Here is the starting of a daily routine I plan to follow, you are welcome to join me and may add and remove anything to fully personalize this plan for you! If you need assistance just leave me a comment below and I will be more than willing to help out 🙂

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Morning

1 full glass warm lemon water- cleans all channels of the body while gently alkalizing the system. This is the first step in removing the any food left over from the previous day.

1 refrigerated probiotic – if you are someone who takes their other supplements in the morning and are more likely to remember (I prefer to take this at night, so it can sit in the gut overnight)

30 minute meditation or reflection (if you are new to mediation there are many great DVDs available to help you begin- I recommend the company Gaiam.)

1 full glass of green juice or smoothie- this is where you can get creative. Here is a recipe for a chocolate mint green smoothie.

Late Morning

1 cup of fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwi, oranges etc) OR small handful of raw nut and seed mix

Afternoon

Huge (I mean HUGE) green salad with nuts, a plethora of ripe veggies and an olive oil based dressing!

Mid-Afternoon

Carrot or celery sticks with almond or hemp seed butter.

Evening

I’m leaving dinner unplanned, I am currently cooking for another person who doesn’t follow a gluten-free or vegan diet. It makes it much easier on both of us to not have to make two separate meals.

1 mug Rooibos tea-before bed.

30 minutes of yoga- to help relax and stretch before bed

* This plan is something I am going to be following very loosely and will be adding and removing items as I go. I will eat depending on what I feel my body needs that day. Also please note that you should always drink plenty of water!

What routine do you currently follow?

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Raw & Vegan “Granola” (Gluten Free)

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Ingredients

1 cup Quinoa Flakes

1/2 cup Hemp Hearts

1/2 cup crushed Cocoa Nibs

1/2 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds

1/2 cup Golden Raisins

Directions

Mix everything in a bowl and store in a glass mason jar in the fridge. My favorite meal to make with this mixture is a breakfast porridge, all I do is add a pinch of cinnamon, 1/3 cup of the granola and 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk to a bowl. Allow everything to sit for 10-15 minutes to soften and enjoy ❤

You could enjoy on top of coconut yogurt, sprinkle on salads or add to smoothies!