Thursday, February 23, 2017

French Women don't get fat, solution on the WE, delicious leek broth.



Magical Leek Soup Kick-Off Weekend
Recipe and Instructions for Your First Two Days
The magical leek soup is a trick used by many of  local French women for generations.
Leeks are a mild diuretic, and 48 hours or so of leek soup would provide immediate results to jump-start a cleanse.
Recipe for the Magical Leek Soup
2 lbs. leeks
Water to cover in a large pot

1. Clean leeks and rinse well to get rid of soil.

2. Put leeks in a pot and cover with 5 cups of water. Bring to boil and simmer with no lid for 20-30 minutes. Keep the liquid to drink. Place the leeks in a bowl.

Instructions:

The juice is to be drunk warm every 2-3 hours, a cup at a time.

If you are hungry, have some of the leeks themselves, ½ cup at a time. Drizzle with a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice and a little salt and pepper. Add chopped parsley if you wish.

This will be your nourishment for both days, until Sunday dinner, when you can have 4 oz. of meat or fish with two vegetables, steamed with a bit of butter or oil, and a piece of fruit.
 
Healing uses:
 
  • Leek has about the same properties as garlic, but to a lesser degree.
  • It also stimulates appetite and helps to relieve congestion in the throat and respiratory passages.
  • Leek makes a good, non-irritating diuretic.
  • The crushed leaves can be used externally to ease the sting of insect bites.
  • Leeks are good for keeping blood vessels elastic and preventing premature aging.
  • Eating plenty of the Allium varieties, such as chives, garlic, leeks, etc. will result in intestinal worms being eliminated. 

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rich Raw Cacao Milkshake for you & your Valentine!

 Raw Cacao Milkshake

I’m going to tell you something because no one else will. You deserve a milkshake. You deserve a milkshake that isn’t going to send you onto a blood sugar roller coaster and mess with your healthy flora. You deserve this milkshake. A perfect treat on a hot day when you want a nourishing clean energy boost.

Raw cacao is beneficial in so many ways. Not only does it contain phenylethylamine which helps boost happy hormones, it’s also loaded with magnesium. A large percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium but it’s important for healthy digestion and a relaxed nervous system, so drink up!

 

Ingredients

Mocha Mint Shake Serves 1

1 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon of raw honey or stevia

 

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

When you’re gut health is off kilter it’s important not to overload your body with sugar. That’s where recipes like these come in. You can’t just flip a switch and never want a milkshake again, so it becomes about creating healthy substitutions to unhealthy foods.

Sugar feeds bad bacteria and candida in your gut and promotes digestive distress and hormonal issues. The more you can swap it out for healthy recipes like this the faster you’ll be on track to feeling amazingly energized and balanced.

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Christine Esters

Saturday, January 7, 2017

4 New Year's Resolutions


It's the beginning of 2017, and you’ve probably thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. Am I right?

 

So many people commit to huge New Year’s resolutions that are nearly impossible to achieve. Then, they end up not reaching their goals. One suggestion I have for you is to make your New Year’s resolution ACHIEVABLE this year.

 

When you do achieve your goals, you will be so much healthier.

 

Here are four perfect resolutions that are totally achievable:

 

#1. Hydrate with more water

Did you notice when you drink more water you feel better? Water helps your body to run better and will even help you to lose weight. Water will help give you a beautiful, youthful glow too. Make sure that you don’t just chug it all at once. Grab a water bottle and keep it with you throughout the day. This will make it that much easier to achieve your goal, and it will be so beneficial for your entire body.

 

#2. Crowd out unhealthy foods

Unhealthy foods that are filled with sugar and toxins do our bodies no good. Instead of just eating because you have a sweet tooth craving or because something looks delicious, eat because you want to nourish your body. If you eat foods that will give you energy and help you to feel better, you’ll be on track for a healthier New Year. So, start 2017 by eating whole foods that nourish and benefit your body.

 

#3. Move more

Most people think of a New Year’s resolution as heading to the gym every morning. Although this is a great goal, it can sometimes be unachievable with your schedule. You do not need to head to the gym to move more. In fact, if you sit all day it's a very good idea to go for a walk on your lunch break, or stand up and move in between breaks. Make moving fun in 2017. You will feel so much better!

 

#4. Let go of negative thinking

Every person has thoughts that creep into their head. Sometimes we can become more judgmental and critical of others in our head, or even put ourselves down. In 2017 make it a goal of yours to stop the negative thinking. This will help you to be an overall happier person and will even help you to become healthier.

 

When you are thinking of your goals for 2017, I recommend that you start with an achievable goal that will really help you become a happier and healthier you!

 

I hope that these four suggestions help!
Christine

 

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Quick & easy lunch recipes to prepare your salads for the week for health & weight loss!





Make salad the main part of your meal (at least once a day) is a great way to upgrade your healthy lifestyle. Don't have time to cut up a salad every single night? Here's a way to make all the salads you need for your workweek at once.
 Follow these simple salad-making rules, and your meal will taste just as fresh on Friday as it does on Monday!
  1. Wash all your vegies in advance
  2. Use mason jars or Debbie Meyers Green plastic containerhttp://www.debbiemeyer.com/
  3. On the bottom place your heaviest vegetables, finish with your greens
  4. Make an oil and vinaigrette dressing for the week
  5. Add a different spice daily like curry, herbs de Provence, Asafoetida, smoke paprika, 5 Chinese spice.
  6. Add a different protein daily like sprouts, beans, tofu, chicken, eggs ...
This is just a general guidance with lots of room for fun ideas. Even that you're making all five salads at one time, you can still make them all a little different with the types of toppings and dressings you use for each one. It's a great way to save time and money and ensure you're getting a dose of daily veggies for health and weight loss.

Vinaigrette recipe

3/4 cup cold press, organic olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
A pinch of salt or 1TBSP miso past
Black pepper or cayenne

Blend or shake, Yum!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Raw Holidays Nog

This festive, creamy, holiday drink is so comforting. Your family won't believe it's dairy free and so good for you 😍


Ingredients


  • 2 cups cashew cream
  • 1/2 cup date blended with a little water
  • 2 Tbsp dark maple syrup ( grade B)
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tsp flax seed oil ( Optional)
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or 1 drop Essential Oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or 1 drop EO

Directions

Blend all ingredients except bananas. Add bananas and blend.
Serve quikly, sprinkle with nutmeg.
To make cashew cream, soak 1c. 1/2 cashew in water overnight, drain and rinse. Then, blend the cashew with 3 cups of water.
Serve 4

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

DIY water kefir, flavored orange



Kefir has been used for centuries due to its healing power when fermented. When kefir grains are fermented, a fizzy drink is create that is packed with probiotic bacteria and yeast. When they go through this process, they also become rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals which our bodies can easily digest!

Although known as kefir ‘grains’, these are not actual grains like wheat or rye, but rather clusters of bacteria and yeast living in a symbiotic relationship. These little clusters of bacteria look like crystals of jelly that hold a unique set of nutrients that have been shown to:

·         Boost the immune system 

·         Heal inflammation 

·         Fight allergies 

·         Improve digestion

Here’s my guide to creating your own flavored kefir at home!

You’ll Need:

·         One large glass jar

·         Wooden stirring utensil

·         One towel or paper coffee filter to use as a covering for the jar

·         A fine strainer for removing the kefir grains

Ingredients:

·         Rehydrated Water Kefir Grains 

·         1/4 cup sugar per quart of water

·         Filtered water

To Flavor:

·         Juice of 1 orange 

·         1 inch piece of turmeric, grated 

·         1 inch piece of ginger, grated

Discover the powerful healing benefits of the turmeric and ginger

To Make:

Pour 1/4 cup sugar into the jar, add 1/2 cup hot water and allow sugar to dissolve.
Add 3 cups room temperature water.
Once mixture has completely cooled, add the water kefir grains.
Cover the jar and place in a warm spot, 68°-85°F, to culture for 24-48 hours.
Separate kefir grains from the finished water kefir by straining.
Prepare a new batch with the strained kefir grains.
You can now flavor your water kefir, bottle it up and store in the refrigerator.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Do you drink your probiotic yet?

How to make your own probiotic?

This is my favorite drink before going to sleep. This cool liquid as many benefits like
  • reduce sugar craving
  • creates a protective lining in the intestines
  • increase HCA in the stomach
  • regulate appetite
  • may help with candida
Did you know when a drink is fermented, it means that it's left to sit and steeps until the sugars become bacteria-boosting agents. The fermentation of coconut water is also a great way to preserve the juice for a longer period of time. This gives you the option to make a large batch of it and have a ready-to-drink dose of microflora and electrolight at your finger tip, in your fridge for a long time.

Ingredients

1 quarts coconut water of your favorite brand or a fresh coconut
1 pack of kefir starter from www.bodyecology.com
1 glass bottle

Directions
  • Open a fresh Thai coconut or open fresh pack, I use Zico
  • Save the water in a glass bottle
  • Add a pack of "kefir starter culture"
  • Shake it
Let this yummy liquid ferment for a week in your kitchen. Check the taste daily. Drink and refrigerate.
Reuse 1/2 cup of the culture for your next batch. This time, let it ferment only overnight.
I have been using the same culture for the last 2 years.
Be diligent, it's a culture, alive. You need to get into it's rhythm. Listen to it and enjoy the great benefits in your gut.
Start  drinking a shot glass, increase as you feel like anytime during the day. 
when you get up, before or after mealsor workout .

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