Clinical Studies, Condiments, Snack Time

Freeing The Radicals | Antioxidant Trail Mix

If you’re a lover of trail mix, this’ll be one that you’ll want to incorporate in your life! Deliciously savory, crunchy, & subtly sweet to perfection! The best part? You don’t need much of it to nourish the body to satisfy your craving for a savory and sweet snack. Also, a perfect handful is an excellent pre-workout snack! Are you ready to slow down your aging process through food?

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Protein, Raw Foods, Snack Time

Why You Should Be Salivating Over Seeds

When living a highly active and on the go lifestyle, there’s always a need for a snack. Even if you’re not the active type, you’ll still have these moments, I’m sure of it!

There’s a great difference in purchasing nuts and seeds from your local health food store compared to making them at home.

This may be new information for many, or you may already be, “In the know.”

Why should you be making your own seeds from home versus shoving your mouth with ready to go bulk seeds that are pre-packed and ready to eat?Lots-of-Nuts-and-Seeds Continue reading “Why You Should Be Salivating Over Seeds”

Fermented Foods, Lifestyle, Protein, Recipes, Winter Foods

The Healthiest Healing Lentil | Lentils That Heal From The Inside Out

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My first experience with lentils wasn’t the most magically delicious. It actually convoluted my opinion about them. Continue reading “The Healthiest Healing Lentil | Lentils That Heal From The Inside Out”

Recipes

Oil-Free Summer Pool-Side Salad!

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If you’re looking for something fresh, full of flavor, & nourishing for your body and soul, then this salad is all yours!

Threw this salad together with whatever I could find in my fridge, and its turned out to be my new favorite!

If you’re planning a day in the sun, no matter if its at the beach, pool, or park, eating foods that are abundant in water are essential for maintaining hydration. Aside from their hydrating factor, these water dense foods contain minerals, enzymes, plant protein, and vitamins that will help you sustain your energy!

So, here you go 🙂


Organic Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup sprouted lentils & split peas (purchased or homemade)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Large handful cilantro
  • Thinly sliced yellow onion (desired amount)
  • 5 heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 apple (skin peeled)
  • 1/4 cup Non-GMO organic corn (optional)
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 Tsp raw unpasteurized applecider vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 Tsp Pink Salt

Directions

  • Rinse and dry your mixed greens, & throw them into your salad mixing bowl
  • Chop veggies into desired size, then add them into your bowl
  • Make sure to peel the skin off of your apple! They’re loaded with waxes and secret pesticides! 
  • After all salad toppers are chopped and in the bowl with greens, add cinnamon, turmeric, nutritional yeast, pink salt, and raw vinegar
  • Toss salad thoroughly so that all the yummy juices from the veggies blend together. I usually toss it slowly for about 1-2 minutes. The blending of juices is what makes your dressing!
  • Place into serving bowls, or if you can’t wait, just eat out of your mixing bowl!

I love adding a few scoops of brown, volcano, or black rice rice to this yummy salad bowl! The combination of rice and most legumes (the garbanzo beans) makes a complete protein!

Now, eat and enjoy!

Xo!

Recipes

Sunrise Pita Pizza!

I have been seriously enjoying pita bread back in my life! Why am I consuming bread of all things?

Well, my mentors have found that when pairing grains with oils, the oil interferes with the fantastic quality of nutrition the grain has to offer. Mind boggling, I know!

So, eliminate any and all oils when consuming any type of grain.

Thankfully, I was able to find an incredible pita bread at my local Whole Foods here in Venice Beach that contained no oil!

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Clinical Studies, Lifestyle

7 Easy Ways You Can Improve Your Day, Week, Month, Year, & LIFE

Do you consider yourself healthy?

Most people are nutritionally deprived from minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, & even chronically dehydrated. Most are functioning in a state of excessive stress, exhausting their nutritional reserves, not sleeping, not recovering, or rejuvenating. Many have no idea that there are simple ways to rejuvenate the body & feel abundant with energy! With a diet that is low in whole foods, or a body that is chronically running itself down, how do we expect our bodies to function when they have no fuel to operate?

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If you live a busy lifestyle, the thought of changing your routine in itself can be severely overwhelming! So, let me break it down in 6 easy steps!  Continue reading “7 Easy Ways You Can Improve Your Day, Week, Month, Year, & LIFE”

Fats, Lifestyle, Protein, Raw Foods, Recipes

Granola, Rawnola, gRAWnola!

Love having oats back in my diet! Had to get this childhood favorite back into my life!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Soaking Time: 1h – 12hrs

Dehydrating time: 8-12 hours 

Ingredients

  1.  2 Cups organic whole oats
  2. 1 Cup favorite dried fruit
  3. ½- 1 Tsp air dried sea salt
  4. 1- 1 ½ Tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
  5. 1-2 Tbsp raw unheated honey

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