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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Sunday, August 21, 2016

8 Suprising Reason to Eat more Apples!


Every years in August, I am invited to an apple picking, juicing and drinking party.  This year, we juiced 23 gallons, to make cider for next year. So I found myself with 2 buckets of gravenstein apples ready to eat. I was delighted to star eating them at each meal, what a delicious, filling treat!

An apple or two a day to keep your Doctor away?
 
A wealth of research suggests that eating apples may change your health in a number of amazing beneficial ways! 
  • Help in weight loss
  • Facilitates digestion and pooping
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Improves eyesight
  • Useful with anemia
  • Control blood sugar level
  • Lowers cholesterol level in the body
  • Reduce the risk of diabetes
Nutrients: 10% fiber, 5% carbohydrate, 5% calories, 1% protein

Vitamins: 8% vit. C, 3% vit. K, 2% vit B6, 2% Riboflavin

Minerals: 3% Potassium, 2% Manganese, 1% Calcium, 1% Iron

Recipe:

Breakfast bowl:

2 grated apples
1 Tbsp Udo oil
3 Tbsp. coconut yogurt
2 Tbsp grounded flax seeds.
A pinch of cinnamon powder.
A spritz of (edible) lemon Essential oil

Layer it all and chew it well.
 
If apple is something that’s hard to digest for you, there might be a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. If you want to be able to eat whatever you want and have no digestive issues, you need to check out my Gut Cleanse program. These principles have truly transformed my life as well as countless others.

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Keep it simple, keep it natural!
Your Digestion & Detox Health Coach
 
Christine Esters