Quick Curry

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Red Curry Sauce:  

  • 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • dash cayenne pepper (optional if you like it spicy)
  • Grilled organic chicken or beef
  • Brown rice or quinoa- cook as directed

Directions:

Pour coconut milk into a saucepan.  Add curry paste and coconut sugar and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes stirring constantly.

Pour over grilled chicken and brown rice or quinoa.  Add your favorite steamed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snow peas, zucchini, etc)

*for low carb-  omit rice and just add more veggies

Macaroons- Low Carb

Blend together then roll into balls:

  • 1 cup organic shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/8 cup organic almond milk (add more if needed for blending)
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 dash stevia to desired sweetness (can add 4 tbsp honey or real maple syrup instead of not low-carb)
  • 1-2 drops lemon extract or omit the lemon and add organic cocoa powder

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Coconut Butter Energy Balls

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oats (read label if you require gluten free)
  • 3 tbsp freshly ground flax
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • dash of pyure stevia (optional if want them sweeter)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the oats, flax seed, cinnamon, sea salt, and stevia. Set aside
  2. In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt together coconut butter, almond butter and vanilla
  3. Pour the almond butter mixture over the oat mixture and stir well
  4. Roll in the palm of your hand to form a golf ball sized energy ball
  5. Store in the fridge for at least an hour to set
  6. Keep refrigerated in a sealed glass container

Blackstrap Molasses Healing Properties

Blackstrap Molasses has many healing properties- see below.  It is a great thing to add into your daily dietary regimen.  Take 1-2 tbsp daily.  Take it straight or dilute in water.  I like the brand shown below.

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Nutritional Benefits:

Good for hair – One serving (two tablespoons) of blackstrap contains approximately 14 percent of our RDI of copper, an important trace mineral whose peptides help rebuild the skin structure that supports healthy hair. Consequently, long-term consumption of blackstrap has been linked to improved hair quality, hair regrowth in men and even a restoration of your hair’s original color!
Safe sweetener for diabetics – Unlike refined sugar, blackstrap molasses has a moderate glycemic load of 55. This makes it a good sugar substitute for diabetics and individuals who are seeking to avoid blood sugar spikes. Moreover, one serving of blackstrap contains no fat and only 32 calories, making it suitable for a weight loss diet.

Laxative qualities – Blackstrap is a natural stool softener that can improve the regularity and quality of your bowel movements.

Rich in iron – Two tablespoons of blackstrap contain 13.2 percent of our RDI of iron, which our bodies need to carry oxygen to our blood cells. People who are anemic (including pregnant women) will greatly benefit from consuming 1-2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses per day.

High in calcium and magnesium – Blackstrap molasses contains a mineral profile that has been optimized by nature for superior absorption. For example, two tablespoons of blackstrap contains 11.7 percent of our RDI of calcium and 7.3 percent of our RDI of magnesium. This calcium-magnesium ratio is ideal, since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb similarly large quantities of calcium. Both of these minerals aid the growth and development of bones, making blackstrap a good safeguard against osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Additional mineral content – Two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses also contains 18 percent of our RDI of manganese (which helps produce energy from proteins and carbohydrates), 9.7 percent of our RDI of potassium (which plays an important role in nerve transmission and muscle contraction), 5 percent of our RDI of vitamin B6 (which aids brain and skin development) and 3.4 percent of our RDI of selenium, an important antioxidant.

Juice: Pain-free Punch

* make sure all produce is organic

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  • 1 large leaf rainbow chard
  • 1/4 head of broccoli with stem
  • 1 slice fresh pineapple (anti-inflammatory-the less fruit the better)
  • 2 fresh turmeric roots (anti-inflammatory)
  • 1 small chunk of fresh ginger root (anti-inflammatory)

Directions:  wash all produce.  Push through juicer then run 1 cup purified water through shoot to flush out more nutrients.  Take 1 tsp organic red palm oil with juice to absorb fat soluble vitamins.  This oil is very high in vitamins A and E.

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Juice- A Healthy V8

* use only organic fruits and vegetables- you don’t want to drink chemicals

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  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/4 beet (make sure it’s organic- many beets are genetically modified)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cucumber (no need to peel it)
  • 1 small clove peeled garlic
  • 1/2 red or green bell pepper
  • 10 sprigs cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon (optional- make sure and peel lemon if juicing it, skin is bitter)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

Wash vegetables then place into juicer. ¬†It’s best to run a non-juicy vegetable (like spinach) in with a juicy one (like cucumber). ¬†Run 1 cup of purified water through juicer at end to flush out more nutrients. ¬†Can squeeze lemon in finished juice so you don’t have to peel it. ¬†I take a tsp of organic red palm oil with my juice to absorb the fat soluble vitamins. ¬†This oil is very high in vitamins A and E.

 

 

Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb organic turkey patties (either buy frozen at Whole Foods or form your own)
  • 2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce (check your ingredients and watch the sugar! ¬†I use an organic one that doesn’t contain HFCS)
  • 2 tbsp Almond butter
  • 1/4 c Walnut pieces
  • 1 tbsp Walnut Oil
  • pickled thyme (optional- I found it at a Persian market)
  • Dash sea salt

Directions:

Grill your turkey burger until lightly brown on outside and no longer pink on the inside- won’t take long. ¬†Don’t overcook or it will be very dry. ¬†Lightly salt it. ¬†Mix together almond butter and walnut oil and spread on top of burger. ¬†Layer with cranberry sauce then top with walnut pieces.

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If you’re not eating low carb, layer sauces onto a toasted slice of brown rice bread. ¬†This is my favorite…

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