Eat Raw for Natural Healthy Skin

Hi Ladies..

Spring is a time where everything around us starts to come alive again. The trees are gaining their blooms, the tulips are popping up, the grass is becoming greener, and the birds are chirping again. For those of us that live in Winter months, we as people start blooming again also it seems. We start hitting the gym more, eating more healthy. The spring time should be a time where we restart rejuvenating our systems, and do away with the extra weight that we tend to store during the winter months.vegetables-food-red-pepper-red-53512 (1).jpg

The alkaline way of eating reduces inflammation in the body that cuts down on the ailments that we can see later in life. Eating raw foods and more greens can give you more of a balanced state within the body. We feel more energetic, our skin starts to clear, we maintain a healthier body weight, and so much more. Less inflammation in the body , the better we feel. The great greens( which I call them) supports amazing detoxification of all the bodily systems.

Spring time is a time to ditch the starchy foods, and preservative filled foods, and replace them with lots of kale, spinach, collard greens, organic vegetables, such as avocados and peppers. These foods work from the inside out. You will be able to see the differences with in two weeks of switching. The best bet that I tell people is start in your kitchen. Throw out all things that do not do the body good, then go from there. You can start slowly by finding new recipes to experiment with.

I switched to an alkaline diet, and I cant believe the difference in my skin. I feel so much better when I’m putting raw foods into my body. I have a lot more energy, and even my muscles feel better when I work out. The clarity in your skin will really start to improve , as well as the dark circles. Adding a great diet , along with lots of good filtered water is the way to go. red-lunch-green-knolling.jpg

Try to cut up yr vegetables every weekend for the next week. This saves you a lot of time, and if you are un sure about recipes, check out Fit and Bliss for some great ones, as well as Pinterest.

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Healthy recipe .. Chipotle tomato soup!

Hi ladies! 

Thanks to Clean eating magazine, this soup was one that I had been longing to try. This months issue has featured slimming soups fit for the cold season, and they look delicious. I did try this one, which is more on the spicy side, but has amazing taste, and only a 167 calories per serving. This soup is filled with plenty of antioxidants, and great flavor to savor your taste buds this winter. 

– 2 tbsp extra Virgin olive oil 

-2 carrots , sliced into half moons

-2 celery stalks sliced

-1 yellow onion diced

-1/2 bunch Swiss chard, stems separated from leaves , both chopped

-2 garlic cloves , finely chopped

-4 to 6 dried chipotle chiles 

-1 15 oz jar or BPA free can diced unsalted tomatoes, with juices

-1 tsp each ground cumin and dried oregano flakes

-6 cups low sodium vegetable broth

-1 cup fire roasted corn 

-1 tsp sea salt

-optional toppings: lime, chopped avocado, sliced radishes, sliced green onions 

In a large pot, on medium, heat olive oil. Add carrots, celery, onion, chard stems, and garlic and sauté until tender, about 6 min. 

Add chiles, tomatoes, cumin, and oregano and sauté about 2 minutes. Stir in broth , corn, salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.  

 Meanwhile, prepare topping in a skillet on medium, heat coconut oil. Add quinoa, and cook. Stir frequently, 6 to 8 minutes. 

To soup, stir in chard leaves, turn off heat. Remove chiles, divide among bowls and top with crispy quinoa and optional toppings. It’s yummy! 

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