Hi Dolls! 

This is going to be a recipe you will not forget. I love to be healthy, but you can make your favorite pizza with added Kale to make it into one healthy pizza for the whole family. 

You know that Kale Is loaded up with antioxidants and vitamins to keep your body balanced and healthy. This recipe is sure to have you craving pizza more often. 

  • 1 organic flax pizza crust ( mostly sold online or at your local health food store) if you can’t find, one whole wheat crust will do
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped organic kale 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup veggie cheese or low skim
  • Mozzarella 
  • 1/2 cup favorite pizza sauce 
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce ( mix with spaghetti sauce ) 
  • 1/3 crushed oregano diced tomatoes 

Place all ingredients on the pizza crust , adding the toppings last ( cheese and kale ) . 

Bake at 350 for 45 min – hr. Make sure golden brown. This is the most divine pizza loaded with health. Enjoy! 

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Happy Monday! 

I have to share with you this wonderful recipe that I found in Optimum Nutrition. Its delightful as well as delicious. This is perfect to get those antioxidants through the fall season and winter months. I know a few of you think green soup, no way, but it’s delicious. 

This is a great recipe by Amelia Freer, nutritional therapist for people like Boy George and Sam Smith. It’s in her amazing recipe book, Cook, Nourish, and Glow. 

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3 handfuls of fresh or frozen peas
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 small bag of baby spinach
  • 1 green chili, chopped to sprinkle on top
  • A small handful of fresh parsley, chopped to serve

For the cashew cream

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 3/4 water & 1 1/4 cups hot water 
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Zest of 1 lemon

A few hours before making this soup, prepare the cashew cream. Put the cashews into a bowl, pour over the hot water, and leave to soak for atleast 2 hours. Once the cashews are tender, drain and put into food processor, along with 1 1/4 cups fresh water, the garlic, and lemon zest and blitz until completely smooth and creamy . Set aside. 

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a rage saucepan, and sweat the onion until translucent. Add the broccoli and peas to the pan, cook for 5 min, then add the stock. ( the vegetables should be just covered). Bring to the boil. Simmer until the broccoli is tender. ( roughly 4 min). Don’t over cook the vegetables or they will turn a full green. Using a stick blender, start blending the soup , adding a handful of spinach at a time, the spinach will cook as its mixed with the soup. Blend until the soup is smooth and thick, then stir through half the cashew cream. Serve in bowls with a swirl of cashew cream on top and fresh parsley and chili, if using scattered over. Yummy!!!

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Many people these days believe organic food to be healthier for you. An estimated 70 billion has been spent on organic products and the number is growing. 

When it comes to non organic farming, many of the pesticides have been linked to many cancers, and neurodegenerative diseases. Non organic produce has shown to have toxic metals and pesticide residues. This is pesticides you ARE ingesting. 

In a recent study, it has been determined that organic produce had superior nutritional content, and organic tomatoes had shown a 20-30 percent richness in lycopene, and higher levels of antioxidants. When organic strawberries were tested, they had shown a higher nutritional value in terms of antioxidants, and had a richer color than non organic. I’m sure a lot of you are asking yourselves, ” what does organic mean? It really comes down to respecting our environment, and keeping our people healthy. Organic farmers do not use pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones or GMO’s. Your basically paying more for a higher nutrient product that helps in promoting good health. 

As I feel, organic is the ultimate best. There are some foods that you can get by with buying non organic, but there are the ” dirty dozen”, and these foods are best bought organic. 

  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Snap peas
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Sweet peppers
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes

These are best bought organic. It doesn’t just stop at fruits and vegetables. Meat should be bought organic . They have higher amounts of linoeic acid and higher omega 3 fatty acids. I know it can be expensive to shop organic, but in the long run , it pays for better health. That’s what we all want correct? 

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Health trends come and go. Butter in your coffee is the newest one? I know it may sound a bit drab, but you wouldn’t believe the health benefits associated with adding it to your coffee,the grass fed kind. The benefits are surprisingly amazing.They aren’t telling you to go buy a tub of butter at the store , and add it to your black coffee daily. They are telling you to buy a good version of grass-fed butter, and add it everyday to your cup of java.

The reasons to substitute grass-fed  with those high preservative filled creamers are astonishing. The grass fed butter is known to super charge your brain function , and creates fat loss . The best thing about grass-fed butter is that it prevents you from getting cravings through out the day. It keeps you fuller longer. It regulates your cholesterol, and has the best ratios of omega6, and omega 3 fatty acids. These fats are great for the brain, and neurodegenerative diseases. 437e798540fff54b876cf4460d375161

Grass-fed  puts your body in a fat burning process, which in turn trims your body , and shows to reduce body fat mass. It increases cognitive function , and gives you energy all day without experiencing the “crash” mid day. It contains CLA for weight loss.

Why grass -fed? Most cows are corn or soy fed. It is cheaper on your dollar in the long run, and the milk has fats that aren’t particularly good for your body. Grass-fed is the perfect kind because its natural and has no added preservatives or chemicals in it. Two tbsp. daily in your coffee will give you all the benefits that it has to offer. The best part is that the butter will give your coffee a creamy taste, with out all the sugar. Try to get you some healthy butter in that java.

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I have to rave about some great items I am loving this week. I am always on the look out for the latest and greatest health items, and I believe I have found a few. There is always great products coming out that are helping people live healthier, and cleaner. When I say cleaner, I mean a cleaner lifestyle with wholesome, great products.

I am NOT a milk fan, nor will I ever be. I do replace my milk option with healthier versions of almond or flax milk. They are both delicious , and super healthy for you. I recently bought the new Ripple Milk. I have to say that I am hooked on it, as well as my kids. My kids being huge milk drinkers love the healthy milk. I use it in many smoothies for the kids, added with lots of fruit. The milk is dairy free, and high in plant based protein. It is very low in sugar, which I love. You will find that Ripple milk has 50% more calcium than regular milk. It gives you all you Omega 3’s, vitamin D, and Iron. Those are all important vitamins we need daily to keep our bodies healthy. The best part is that it contains 8 times more protein than almond milk. It is delicious at bat.fullsizerender-166I’m also loving the Think thin bites, that are loaded with protein for a great snack. These are great to take with you on airplanes, on your drives to school, and I give them to my son to snack on. They are equally delicious to. These are great to top on your Greek yogurt if you are craving something sweet. If you are a fan of the Think thin bars, you WILL love these bites. fullsizerender-168The last and BEST item I am in love with this week is my Owen and Alchemy cleanses. I bought two cleanses, and a few tonics , and they are AMAZING. I can’t get enough of these cleanses. you can pick a one day cleanse group, or a 3 days cleanse group. They are pure, and delicious. I feel energized, and better all around. If you are looking for a quick ,healthy cleanse, but are unsure where to start, check out their products. fullsizerender-169

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