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
- 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!
Mushrooms have long been around as a great cleansing agent. They not only are used in cleansing your systems, but amazing for your digestion among other things.
I try to add in a mushroom tonic weekly, and you truly can feel the benefits. Mushrooms help ward off the flu( which none of us like), and helps really calm the spirit. There are many types of mushrooms, as Reishi being one of my favorites. They all play an important part in keeping our immune systems balanced, and in tact. Keeping our immune systems strong in the colder months is essential in keeping those colds and flus as bay. I have included a great mushroom tonic below, and it’s not only great for your health, but pretty delicious. I use a great Gynestemma as the base for this tonic. Gynestemma is great for lowering your cholesterol and immune regulation.
- Steep one bag of Gynestemma tea
- 1/4 tsp. Hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- A few drops of vanilla stevia to taste. You can also try to use raw honey if you prefer.
Pour steeped tea in the blender before adding the powdered herbs. Blend on high until creamy. Add a dash of cinnamon.
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!!!
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.
- Snap peas
- Sweet peppers
- 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?
Wheatgrass is one of the best superfoods we can give our bodies. The benefits of this green is beyond amazing. Juice bars all around the world are offering wheatgrass shots to give your body that daily dose of health. You can make these in your own home with the right quality products.
I’ve been taking wheatgrass shots everyday for the past year, and it really does make a difference in your health and energy levels. It’s an amazing blood purifier , and will leave you feeling great. Here are some wonderful benefits of wheatgrass.
-wheatgrass is the ultimate healer for the body. It contains 17 amino acids which are building blocks. They contain many minerals that help body combat disease and ailments.
-wheatgrass contains the amazing chlorophyll. It is healing to the blood and ultimately cleanses the blood like no other.
-chlorophyll has enzymes that ultimately fight off the aging process. Chlorophyll is known to be one huge youthful additive.
-taking chlorophyll wheatgrass shots has helped with tissue healing. It actually binds to the tissue and renews it from the inside. Wheatgrass is made up primarily of chlorophyll. It’s helpful in skin rashes when used topically. If you are new to using wheatgrass , it’s best to buy a purified powder or a liquid chlorophyll supplement. You can use the wheatgrass in smoothies, and use the liquid chlorophyll mixed with water. It’s amazing for your health.