Friday, January 30, 2015

Pina Colada Fruition

IT'S FRIDAY FUN DAY!  Another day... Another green drink and a fun hairdo to boot!  I went on a walk with Lilly this A.M. and this guy I passed stopped me and wouldn't stop talking about my hair.  I can't stop laughing because if he only knew how much effort I didn't put into this.  I literally worked out then thru it all up into a ponytail (all messy).  But, in all seriousness and back to the important beverage... I absolutely LOVE this Green Drink, it's so refreshing!  You can't beat a healthy Pina Colada.  Every time I purchase fresh Pineapple I end up making at least one of these smoothies. Enjoy!
Very tasty and refreshing!
Ingredients:

1 cup fresh pineapple
1 cup, a mix of spinach and red kale
1/2 cup Organic pineapple juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons Barlean's Pina Colada
1 tablespoon spirulina powder
1/2 scoop of organic wheatgrass powder

Method:

Blend all well in a vita-mix, pour in a glass and serve.



SEE...what a mess:)


I didn't even manage to get all my hair up!  Too Funny!  I guess messy is in:)





Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tropical Cherry Smoothie Bowl

  This morning I took my sons best friend for Birthday Doughnuts before school!  I arranged with his Mom to have him spend the night so that really early I could go wake them, and bring them to this cute Doughnut shop for his Birthday.  Trust me when I say none of the boys were thrilled with me when at 5:40 I'm running around jumping on the beds to wake them up singing Happy Birthday...None of them were amused!  They were even more upset when as we were driving down the expressway I said, "Well, did you soccer boys bring your Yoga Mats (As I pointed to mine in the back)?"  They all at the same time said, "I'M NOT DOING THAT"!  I just laughed...Oh... the torture I put them all thru, he he he! 
  Well, I of course did NOT eat a doughnut!  Instead I came home and made myself a Smoothie bowl.  I had some of yesterday's smoothie in the refrigerator and then made the cherry portion below and combined the two.  YUMMY!  Oh, and I feel great, meanwhile the three of them are REALLY ILL! See... I'll teach them the hard way!
Loaded with a ton of health Benefits all in one bowl!
Ingredients: 
 The Yellow part was yesterday''s post "Mango Mountain Madness"

The Red Portion is below:
1 cup organic Frozen Cherries
1/2 Frozen Banana
1/2 cup Organic Black Cherry Juice
1 cup spinach
1 tablespoon Spirulina Powder (5g of protein)
1 kelp capsule, emptied
1/2 cupful of Organic Wheatgrass Powder (Cap comes in the container)

Method:

Blend all ingredients together, spoon in the red first and then add the Yellow and use whatever toppings you would like.  I used sliced bananas & walnuts to decorate mine this morning.  It had to be quick:) Also, the Spirulina contains 5g of protein while an egg contains 6g of protein so Spirulina is a great source of protein when you don't have time to cook.  I also should mention.. now I have extra of the Cherry portion that I'm enjoying out of a glass!  Have a Great Day!
 

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mango Mountian Madness Smoothy

  This smoothy contains a little MADNESS in the smoothie because of the secret ingredients (and the story that follows).  My kids always tease me when I say I'll make them a smoothy, they say, "So Mom... What did you hide in this drink?" I respond, "WHO ME...NEVER"!  But, in all seriousness it's a great way to get some extra vitamins, herbs or minerals without swallowing a pill.  The trick is to make it still taste good... this one tastes like a Creamsicle... only better!
 
A perfect blend of Mango, Orange and Banana with Benefits
Ingredients:

1 organic orange peeled,
1 1/2 cups of frozen mango chunks
1 frozen banana
2 capsules kelp, emptied of there contents in Vita-mix
1 tablespoon Barlean's Orange Cream fish oil with omega's
1/2 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed if you have it)
1 cup ice cubes

To Decorate the top:

1 Shot of inner-eco Mega Probiotic tropical flavor
6 Coco Mango Pomegranate Chews, purchased at whole foods in the bulk section
1 slice of orange
and a secret edible mountain carved by ME:)

I set the drink down an walked away as I was walking back I thought... that's cute:)

A close up of the desert in a Jar... or at least it tastes like it!
After I was done taking the picture and was going to finish the hike and drink my smoothy, I looked back and Lilly was sitting on the rock where the drink was!  You know... it's all about the dog!
   

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FrouFrou Red Dandelion Smoothie

Nothing at all Red about this drink, but in contains so much nutrition in one jar you won't need to take those nasty unnatural Vitamins today and you will forget that you used Red Dandelion Greens when looking at the drink.  It's a pretty one and everything here is edible!

Instead of me just telling that you should use something, today,  I'm going to give you 10 reasons why Dandelion Greens are a wonderful choice for smoothies:

#1 High In Calcium ~ Just one cup of these greens has 103 milligrams (10% of the recommended daily value) of calcium.  That's slightly more than Kale.
#2 Rich in Iron ~ One cup contains 1.7 milligrams
#3 Low Calories ~ One cup has only 25 calories, which is actually more than some of the other greens but still very low.
#4 The Ultimate detox & Cleansing green ~ If your goal is to detox and cleanse this should be your green of choice (Great Liver Cleanser)...people always over look this one and think of it as a Spring/Summer green only...IT'S NOT.
#5 Loaded with Antioxidants ~ High in Vitamin A & C
#6 Lots of Minerals ~ Good source of copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
#7 14% Protein ~ these greens have more protein than Spinach and they are a complete protein because they contain the essential amino acids.
#8 Multivitamin in a LEAF ~  Yes with the above vitamins I mentioned they also contain B1, B2, B6, Vitamin E and they are abundant in Vitamin K... which is GREAT for the O blood type. 
#9 Nutritional Booster ~ When eaten or added with other greens they are a great source of helping to get more of the nutrition in our bodies.
#10 Health Benefits ~ These greens if added to your diet can help reduce the risk of cancer, multiple sclerosis, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and stroke.

SO... Now that I got your attention how about adding a little to your smoothie...It just takes 1 cup!

It's So warm out today this is the perfect drink!
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Organic Red Dandelion greens
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass...yep I'm sneaky!
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen Mango
3/4 cup Organic Pineapple Juice
2 tablespoon Barlean's Orange Cream fish oil
1/4 cup water
4 ice cubes
1 probiotic pill, emptied of it's contents (Use whatever probiotic you would like)

Method:

 Blend Dandelion greens, wheatgrass, pineapple, mango, Pineapple Juice, water, Ice cubes, and 1 tablespoon of fish oil together in a vita-mix blender. When well, blended pour into a jar or glass of your choice and pour in probiotic and top with another tablespoon of orange fish oil and stir in. Add whatever decoration on top if you wish. ENJOY!

Pictured out of the sun here!
 
 
Ahhhh.... this drink reminds me of my hike this summer with Lilly!
  
 


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tiffany's Sauteed Sole & Vegetables

I've been enjoying this super easy dinner for my blood type, when the thought occurred to me..."Why am I not using this in a blog post?" So, I made the same thing I had for dinner last night for Lunch today (I think I'm addicted to this)!  It's SUPER Yummy and uses up all the stems of my Purple kale so I end up using the entire bunch of kale without throwing any part of it away.  When you are buying organic and you have two boys you don't want to waste anything...I guess this is the Swedish in me:)  Everything pictured here is edible...including my cute little XO. (Kisses & Hugs to all my super nice followers)!  Have a great day!
My super yummy lunch today!  I Love when my food is too pretty to eat!
 Ingredients/Method :

1 sole fillet, sauteed on the stove top in olive oil until just done, remove and set aside
Add 1/4 cup olive oil to the pan that sauteed the fish along with
1 cup fresh broccoli
2/3 cup purple onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 cup of kale, use both the stems of the bunch and then the rest slice the leafy part
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground celtic sea salt& Pepper to Taste

Serve on top of the Fish and enjoy!  Seriously my favorite O Blood Type Diet Meal!  

Just think my boys complain about their food being decorated...I mean REALLY?

Lilly and one of her boys on this weekends hike!  SO CUTE!

Tiffany's Blueberry & Greens Smoothie

 Some mornings I get up and I feel SO creative.  This is a yummy way to get that wheatgrass into your body without compromising taste.  I added my Tiffany flare and my signature (Kiss & Hug XO)... and guess what?  It's edible!!!! SO FUN!  Have a delightful day! I want to thank you all for your nice emails and want to let you know I keep my followers names private.  We all enjoy a little privacy.
This morning my smoothie looked cute sitting in every room in the house!
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Organic frozen wild blueberries
1 handful Purple Kale
1/4 Organic celery root
1 scoop Organic Wheat grass powder (I use Amazing Grasses brand)
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 cup organic pineapple juice
1 cup ice or water

Place all ingredients in a vita-mix and blend on high.  This makes 2 glasses...So drink one now and save one for that 3 O'clock craving.  Enjoy!
 
Nothing like reading the paper in the Living Room and looking down at my special drink:)
I hate to even drink this...It's TOO CUTE!
And a hike with my boys!  Don't fall off the edge!  Us looking down!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lemon Rappini Refresher

Today I was in the mood for a clean tasting green drink!  To use my Swedish, Lagom (Not too little, not too much. Just right).  It needed to be the perfect balance of greens and lemon to call this a refresher.  Back home, in Minnesota,  I would get this fresh homemade lemonade that was almost tart tasting.  The restaurant would make it with whole lemons and apples...so good!  Boy... do I miss that.  So today I thought I'd try to replicate the taste but still incorporate the greens in the drink.  Here it is.... 

Ingredients:
1 cup Rappini
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass Powder
1/2 Organic Lemon (rind and all)
1 cup frozen mango
2 tablespoons Lemon Flax Oil
1 cup filtered water
1 small ripe apple

Method:
Place all ingredients in a Vita-mix and blend until it runs smooth.  NOTE: Some juicers might not be able to make this drink.  You'll need a high powered blender.

The lighting at 5 is really rather strange. I'm just trying to show you the bubbles!
Me trying to talk to Lilly about Dog Behavior... as she gets older she conveniently forgets our rules! Dogs:)

 





Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cold Snowy Morning Oatmeal with Glorious Green Milk

We awoke to more snow and a little two hour school delay for the boys this morning.  Time to make Oatmeal to start the day off right.  The boys just like regular milk , almond milk or Kefir in their oatmeal, but of course I had to figure out a way to get some Wheatgrass in this or I was going to need to do the shot.  I bet you can guess what I did by looking at the picture...Yep I figured out a way to change my almond milk to a yummy topping using the Wheatgrass, Vita-mix and some creative ingredients from the refrigerator.  Here it is a Glorious Green Milk.
Ingredients:
(Glorious Green Milk)
2/3 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon hemp oil
3 tablespoons Pumpkin butter
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass

Method:

Blend all the above ingredients in a Vita-mix, poor on top of your oatmeal that you make separately according to directions on the container and top with walnuts, raisins or whatever else you would like (I used some thinly sliced carrots).  This tasted like I was eating pumpkin pie only it was green and without the whipping cream.  
And of course Lilly got in trouble on her hike today... She went after a coyote! BAD DOG!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SNOWED IN: Cherries & Wheatgrass Smoothie

Today we woke up to SNOW!  It changed the usual routine for the three of us but it sure is pretty and reminds me of home.  A little hike and then came home to make a quick smoothie with what I had in the freezer and refrigerator.  Today's creation is using frozen organic dark cherries... my favorite!
Here you go...

Ingredients:

1 heaping cup of frozen Organic Frozen Cherries
1 scoop organic wheatgrass
3/4 cup organic cherry juice (no sweeteners added)
1 banana
1 tablespoon flax oil
1 cup kale (I used purple, that's what I had)
6-8 drops Stevia drops
I decorated the top with Maraschino Cherries and Kale

Method:

Blend all ingredients in a Vita-mix mixer on high, poor in a jar or glass of your choice and get that wheatgrass in!

Food and Drinks should make us feel Pretty...Yum-o!
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Story of Wheatgrass and the attempt at Wellness

  We all are put on this planet for a reason! Each one of us interact everyday with people and we all have a choice to be positive or negative with those interactions. In the end how we are remembered is part of who we were and our forever legacy.
  I've had a hard time putting these thoughts into words, regarding my brother-in-law, John Doran, and still feel like anything I say won't validate how important his life was to those of us who knew him...Especially his kids.   But, I still wanted to write a positive legacy that I knew he would like...even thou this isn't perfect.  This also was the beginning of a journey and the attempt at WELLNESS... so his story is important.
 Over twenty years ago I met John and my sister-in-law Carol and we all had an immediate connection.  We never had the opportunity to live in the same state or even close to each other, but when we talked on the phone we could discuss anything and could pickup right where we left off... without skipping a beat.
 My brother-in-law John Doran was an amazing person and always had positive outlook on life and was given the ALS diagnosis a few years ago.  He was a great family man that always made me laugh every-time I would visit the Doran family in Connecticut.  He and his wife (Carol) would always make an effort to drive from Danbury to Westport when the kids and I would visit, even if it was during the week!  We would usually order pizza (East coast pizza is the best), and spend time catching up on things!  Also, on every visit we would try to head out on a sail boat or kayak because all of us had a love for the water (walking from the house to the beach in Westport is simply the BEST), but it's even better to play out in the water.  We sometimes would try to go out to eat and find a restaurant that had lobster (my favorite)...I think we only did this to amuse me.
 One summer while on our visit to Connecticut, Carol and I were on shore while John took the kids out on the kayaks.  It was John, my 2 sons and my niece Jenna. I can remember it like yesterday because it quickly became a day I wouldn't forget.   The tide changed without allowing any of them time to get back to shore.  From shore Carol and I watched in disbelief as we could see John trying to get back to shore with the kids.  Unfortunately, with the winds he was fighting a battle he wasn't going to win.  Luckily, a police boat went to rescue them and brought them back, but I will spare you the ugly details of my behavior at the time. I turned into this crazy mama bear taking on Mother Nature...it wasn't pretty!  The importance of this story is that a few months later John was giving the diagnosis of ALS and he remembered feeling weak on the kayaks that day and he could pinpoint not feeling himself and not having the strength to get them all back to shore.  This ended up being a turning point in his life but, how he handled these next few years showed nothing but courage, strength and determination to stand strong in spite of what he was being dealt.  Even more amazing was watching my sister-in-law (Carol) become this amazing advocate and looking for a way to get him healed... (Seriously she is smarter than most Dr.'s I know).   Carol and I began private messaging (on Facebook) each other for hours talking about health and wellness stuff.  In fact, we still talk about what herbs, vitamins or minerals we are now reading about or taking.  She is most likely one of the most amazing, humble women that graces this earth. So much so, that if she even knew I wrote this about her she would call me demanding I take it off this blog (I'm thinking I won't tell her, HA!)
 Now, this brings me to why Wheatgrass has become so important.  During John's illness he visited a Wellness Center in Florida and they put him thru a Detox that was most likely the most amazing thing I had heard of.  John knew I always was into Heath and Wellness and even had an herbalist during my pregnancy's so,  he would tell me all the specifics of the Detox and how he felt.  One day while on the phone John brought up that he would be doing Coffee Enemas after he mastered the pure water ones.  When I inquired about the specifics he told me that this was the ultimate Detox and he could remove all the Black Mold that was in his body thru this cleansing along with food choices.  You can only imagine how interested I was regarding this so I asked him to give me the low down on this procedure.  He told me he was having a hard time holding the enemas in for the recommended 20 minutes, but once he mastered those he would move to the coffee enemas.  We also began our usual teasing each other and he said, "Tiff, I think you should do these".  I paused for a minute and then said. "Well, if you can do it I know I can (and I laughed).  By the end of the conversation I told John I would do one enema a day to support him...and so I did.  Unfortunately, John ended up passing away this past summer (his heart was stressed) and this world just is not as bright without him.
  I have sense kept up my research (talking with his amazing wife Carol) and have found a ton of information regarding the benefits of Wheatgrass including the story of Dr. Ann Wigmore who was the founder of The Hippocrates Health Institute.  (I have attached her story below).   I also have now had a another friend confidentially tell me they are fighting an aggressive form of cancer.  This person (who wants to remain nameless), wanted to know what I thought they should do to try to fight the cancer.  I seriously didn't even think twice and I said, "Wheatgrass and I'll do it with you".  So, another sickness begins and another battle will be fought.
Having Lobster with my two favorites in Rhode Island before the Illness.


  FOUNDERS FILE: The Story of Ann Wigmore
submitted by prokopton on Mon, 2009-01-19 21;35

I see a world without sickness...a world in complete harmony and in perfect physical, mental, and spiritual balance by following nature's laws of cause and effect.

- Ann Wigmore

Despite our historic love affair with grains and the worldwide abundance of grasses, no culture has ever cultivated the drinking of grass juice until the latter half of the 20th century. The popular consumption of fresh squeezed wheatgrass juice is due largely to the efforts and genius of one woman, Ann Wigmore.

Sickness and adversity lead to innovation

Born in Lithuania in 1909, Ann Wigmore had a rough beginning. She started out by being born prematurely. Then she was abandoned because she was a sickly baby and a burden to her parents seeking a new life in the United States. Her grandmother, a self-taught naturalist, rescued and restored Ann to normal health. She learned a lot about healing by watching her grandmother heal wounded WWI soldiers with herbs and weeds. But at age 16, she still had no schooling and couldn't even write her name! At the urging of her grandmother, she left for the United States to get a proper education and reunite with her estranged parents. She wanted to do well and adopted the American lifestyle, including a typical American diet. Eventually, this resulted in colon cancer. Then a terrible automobile accident shattered both her legs. Gangrene set in and the doctors recommended amputation. She refused, and against her own father's wishes was sent home.

My homecoming was not a happy one. Neither my father nor my mother would come near me, and only with the help of my uncle would l find something for breakfast.

Ann knew there was a better way. She returned to her previous "peasant" diet of vegetables, grains, seeds and greens and restored her health by doing what she saw her grandmother do. She picked wild weeds and greens and applied them to her feet. This was not the desperation of a diseased mind but the result of her grandmother's teachings about the healing powers of grasses and weeds. Ann developed a ravenous appetite for anything green. She nibbled on grass and sucked out its juice. She sat for hours in the warm summer sun watching the greenish-blue ring or the "creeping death" as her uncle sorrowfully called it rise up her legs. Winter was approaching and there would be no more fresh grass. What to do?

I asked God for direction. He supplied an exciting solution: the use of grains to grow greens right in the kitchen.!

One day, to her surprise, the little white dog who gave her so much needed love and affection started to lick her legs. This was the one part of her body he never touched! "My first thought was for the animal's safety," said Ann, "I impulsively raised my ann to move it away, when the injunction of my grandmother came to mind so distinctly I could almost hear her voice: `Instinct-guided creatures, left to themselves, do not make mistakes."

That puppy was the first indicator of Ann's recovery. Rest, sun, wild herbs, weeds and kitchen-grown grasses rejuvenated Ann's health. She knew she was not going to die. The doctors informed her father that she was apparently out of danger. According to Ann, "This infuriated him, because he couldn't accept that he was wrong in his decision to have my feet removed." It was several months before her feet were completely healed and she returned to the hospital for an examination. The doctors "made no comment when X-ray films showed that the bones had knitted firmly, said Ann. Years later, Ann Wigmore ran in the Boston Marathon.

Living foods for living bodies

Ann tested her indoor grasses on her animal friends. Wheat became her favorite grass because the animals chewed more of it and it was sweet tasting, easy-to-find and inexpensive. To further her studies, she even adopted a sick, cancerous monkey. Ann nursed the monkey back to good health with creative techniques and live food recipes including sprouted seeds, fermented nut and seed "yogurt," and rejuvelac, a cultured sprouted wheat drink. These, along with wheatgrass, would later become the cornerstone of her Living Foods Diet.

Though she knew she had stumbled on something very valuable, she had no practical way of making it widely available. Most people would not eat their front lawn, no matter how sick they were! There had to be a better way. Then, at a local yard sale, Ann picked up an old cast iron meat grinder on the chance that it might grind the grass. With small modifications, such as the addition of a stainless steel straining sieve, this grinder became the first wheat grass juicer. It was a real innovation because commercial vegetable juicers could not at all manage the ligneous fiber of grass. This made possible her program whereby anyone could grow grass in their kitchens and extract the juice in their homes.

Ann began delivering fresh wheatgrass juice to bedridden ill and elderly people in her Boston neighborhood. Then in 1958, she turned an old mansion on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston into The Hippocrates Health Institute. It was founded on the principle of Hippocrates, the Greek father of modern medicine, who along with his Hippocratic oath, is often paraphrased as saying: "The body heals itself. The physician is only nature's assistant." Dr. Ann, as she was fondly called after she became a doctor of divinity, believed that the body can act as its own physician given the proper tools -- living foods. "Living foods for living bodies, dead foods for dead bodies," said Ann.

Many were healed by wheatgrass

Although Dr. Ann was neither a marketer nor a scientist, Hippocrates Health Institute, situated in the heart of Boston, attracted many celebrities and researchers who helped confirm and give testimony to the healing powers of grass. Among these Were Dr. Chiu-Nan Lai, Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, Renee Taylor, Dennis Weaver and Dick Gregory. Even Yoko Ono purchased wheatgrass for juicing in her home. People came from all walks of life and all comers of the world, usually as a "last resort" with the hopes of beating cancer or some other degenerative disease.

Vibrating with health and vitality, Ann Wigmore is constantly on the run. Reaching out to all that are open to hear what she has to say, she emphasizes through her program that anyone can live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life.

-- Dennis Weaver, actor, 1984. Ann had two visitors who were enormously helpful in promoting her work. One was Viktoras Kulvinskas, who helped Ann establish the Hippocrates Health Living Foods Program. The other was Eydie Mae Hunsberger, who had breast cancer. Her surgeon told her, "You have an 80 percent chance to live one year and a maximum life expectancy of five years." Eydie chose a lumpectomy that removed the cancerous tissue. But her cancer spread to other parts of her body. Depressed and frightened, she looked everywhere. She ended up at Dr. Ann's door in 1973. After two weeks on Dr. Ann's program, Eydie was confident she was going to beat cancer. Two years later, with no trace of cancer in her body, she wrote How I Conquered Cancer Naturally, which was very successful and brought many people to Dr. Ann's door.

Dr. Ann has a long list of stories and testimonials from guests who improved their health with the help of wheatgrass. Wheatgrass and its sister, triticum barley, have by testimony helped guests with ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, gastritis, stomach ulcers, pancreas and liver troubles, asthma, glaucoma, eczema, skin problems, constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, colitis, fatigue, menstrual problems, arthritis, athlete's foot, anemia, bad breath/body odor, and burns. In addition, wheatgrass has served as a wonderful first aid for red eyes, wax in ears, congested nasal passages, bleeding gums, tooth pain, sore throats, and inflamed mucous membranes.

Ann tried to spread the word about wheatgrass to the U.S. government. She even went to Washington, D.C. But the political/nutritional climate of the 1970s was stubbornly closed-minded. She had a much greater reception from foreign governments and spent many years launching Living Food programs and research abroad. She visited some 20 countries on her world tour and was especially honored in India, Sweden, Finland and Canada. Ann learned that sickness disregarded all international borders.

Let us make a concerted effort to remedy the global problems by correcting the physical and mental imbalance in each of our lives...The industrialization of our society has created an artificial lifestyle in which humans are being led further and further from the basic truths inherent in nature and the...interrelatedness of all creation. My life has been and continues to be dedicated to the wellness of all humanity.

- Ann Wigmore, 1909-1994

In February of 1994, Ann Wigmore died of smoke inhalation in the middle of the night from a fire that destroyed the Boston home of the original Hippocrates Institute. She was nearly 85. Although she has passed on, her work continues through the efforts of the many lives she's touched. Her single clinic in Boston now has offspring in six locations in the United States alone and others in Australia, Sweden, Finland, and India. Her discovery and teachings have changed the lives of millions.

Dark Greens Turmeric & Mango's topped with Raw Cacao Chunks and Chocolate Dipped Mango Slices

Could I have put any more words in the the title of this post??  Well, Yea I could have!  Good thing I stopped adding ingredients or this would be a very long blog post.  This drink is definitely loaded with dark leafy greens and Wheatgrass as well.   
   
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Kale, I used the purple Kale pictured below (1 large handful)
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass  powder
1 cup organic pineapple juice
1 small apple
1 tablespoon Flax oil
1 cup frozen mango
1 banana (you could use frozen)
2 tablespoons peeled fresh tumeric
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Raw Cacao Chunks (purchased in bulk at Whole Foods)
1 Dark Chocolate Dipped Mango Slice (purchased in bulk from Whole Foods)

Method:

 Mix kale, Wheatgrass, pineapple juice, water, apple, banana, mango, flax oil and turmeric in the Vita-mix on high until well blended.  Top with apple slices, Raw Cacao Chunks and Chocolate Mango Slices.

Serious Health in a jar...Enjoy!
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wheatgrass Smoothie Bowl

Wheatgrass can be SO overwhelming, but I'm determined to have a shot everyday until my body gets used to it.  I think I'll post a story tomorrow as to why this is SO important to me.  But, for now you are stuck with all these recipes.  In this recipe today I made a cold soup and incorporated the wheatgrass!  I always make cold soups in the summer, usually a cantaloupe or cucumber soup, but today I wanted this soup to have a little more substance so I called it a smoothie bowl instead... purely because of the consistency.  This is certainty something I'd drink from a glass and I wouldn't add all the cute cut up fruit on top, but when it's in a bowl this is pure perfection and looks good as well.  So, if you're bored with the usual smoothies make it into a bowl.  Oh, sorry about the smiling bananas but my son and I hiked Helen Hunt Falls this AM and he had these really cute donuts...so of course my meal had to be cuter, lol!

Ingredients:
3/4 banana, the other part I used as decoration on top
3/4 kiwi, the other 1/4 I used for top decor
3 dried figs, 1 sliced for the top
1 scoop Organic Wheatgrass
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup Organic pineapple juice
1/2 cup purified water
Chia seeds to sprinkle on top
Method:
Place 3/4 banana, 3/4 of kiwi, 2 figs, Wheatgrass, mango chunks, pineapple juice and water in Vita-mix and blend on high.  Poor into bowl and use remaining ingredients to decorate the top!  Yummy!

Close-up
And Voila...my meal is just as cute as those nasty donuts my son ate:)  Picture from today's hike!



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tropical Wheatgrass Probiotic Shot with Mango Lemon Fig Chaser... Healthy Food Porn

After an early morning hike I'm so creative.  I think the clearing of my mind does wonders for me.  Today after I came home, I hadn't had anything to eat yet...I was starving!!! I made this drink and enjoyed every last drop.  If you're able to make this one...I would! So much goodness in one pretty glass.  Like I always say, "If it doesn't look good and taste good it isn't going in my mouth"!

Ingredients:
(Yellow Part: Mango Lemon Fig Chaser)

1/2 cup Frozen Mango Chunks
1 large dried fig, stem removed
1/4 lemon,  freshly squeezed
3/4 cup Organic Pineapple juice

Method: Blend ingredients and place in the bottom of the glass, place slices of fig if you wish!

Ingredients:
(Green Part: Tropical Wheatgrass Probiotic)

1 Scoop Organic Wheatgrass powder
1 cup Spinach, not packed
1/2 Banana, frozen
1/2 cup Organic Pineapple juice
1 tablespoon Barlean's Pina Colada Fish Oil Swirl

Method: Blend ingredients and place on top of the yellow Mango Chaser above

To Decorate the top plus get the shot of Mega Probiotic:
Ingredients:
1 wedge of lemon
1 dried fig
1 Shot of inner-eco to go Mega Probiotic tropical flavor
6 Coco Mango Pomegranate Chews (cut-up), purchased at Whole Foods in bulk section! OH MY are the AMAZING!
Method:
Poor Probiotic on top of drink and add Mango Chews as well, Decorate with Lemon wedge and Fig
Some of the ingredients used
The Hike with my Love Lilly!
AMAZING!

ENJOY
 
 
   

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Taste Grass - NO MORE...Smoothie

  Yes, I named this smoothie, "Taste Grass - NO MORE" but for a good reason.  The taste of Wheatgrass really makes me sick if I do a single shot of it all by itself.  "Why, would you even put this in your mouth then you ask??"  Well, Wheatgrass has been used for years as an herbal medicine for its therapeutic and nutritional properties.  It became hugely popular by Ann Wigmore who had healed herself from cancer with this, among other things.  She wrote many books on the healing properties of Wheatgrass and it has been used in Sweden, Puerto Rico, Australia and the United States.  She was also one of the founders of the very popular Hippocrates Institute Healing Center
This grass is known for numerous things but most importantly blood purification, liver detoxification, and colon cleansing.  This amazing grass contains Chlorophyll, numerous enzymes (Cytochome, lipase, protease, and Superoxide dismutase otherwise known as SOD which helps with preventing aging...just to name a few), numerous vitamins that fight against free radicals (Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-Complex...just to name a few),  and numerous Minerals and Amino Acids (Magnesium, potassium, calcium, Tyrosine which aids in the formation of hair and skin and prevents cellular aging).  You can find this product now in powdered form and once it's opened keep it in the freezer or you can juice your own grass that you grow.  I don't have time to grow the grass anymore, sometimes I grow it at Easter time in a cute basket, but otherwise I just buy it from my natural food store in town. 
There are a few ways to take Wheatgrass.  First, you can drink this grass in a single shot and get it over with.  In my case this makes me ill.  So, I prefer putting it into a smoothie...then I can't taste it.  I think the smoothie recipe I did today was probably my most successful attempt at NOT tasting the wheatgrass and I don't feel ill at all.  The other way to take wheatgrass is rectally through enemas and implants, but I can talk about that in the Detox section of this blog.   Let's get to the recipe I think I typed too much today:)  Have a great day.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1 scoop of Organic Wheatgrass (Amazing Grass brand)
1 cup Rappini, not packed
1 cup spinach, not packed
1 small apple (or 1/2 large one)
1/4 cup frozen cherries
1/4 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/4 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup Organic Black Cherry Juice
 1/2 cup filtered water


Method:

Place all ingredients in a Vita-mix and blend on high for a minute, until all is blended well.
Serves 1



ENJOY!


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