Health Benefits of Juicing: Kale, Kiwi, & Apple Recipe!

 

Juicing facts

Kale, Kiwi, Apple!
Health Benefits, Great! Don’t let store bought produce covered in pesticides cause the very health issues you are trying to prevent!
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Kale
Carotenoids? Flavanoids??
These are antioxidants found in mass quantities in kale, which help fight CANCER! The vitamin K helps with bone development and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Kiwi
Compared to conventionally grown kiwi, ORGANIC kiwi has more antioxidants, vitamin C, and minerals. Vitamin C is especially important in fighting cancer and diabetic heart disease.

Royal Gala apples

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Digestion can be a major issue and apples are able to improve and prevent many of these issues such as gallstones, constipation, liver disorder, diabetes, gout, and cancer. Maybe an apple a day isn’t such a bad idea after all…

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Weekly Recipe

Kale, Kiwi, Apple

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bunch of Kale
  • 3 Kiwis
  • 1-2 Apples (Fuji)
  • ½ -1in Ginger

Steps:

  1. Wash produce
  2. Line juicers pulp basket
  3. Cut/tear produce to fit in juicer
  4. Feed produce through juicer
  5. Re-juice pulp
  6. Drink up!

Makes 16-20 oz of juice!

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Labor Day Recipe! What’s On The Grill??

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Ingredients perfect for the Labor Day cook-out!

Grilled Yams, Corn & Arugula Avocado Salad!

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Arugula Avocado Salad

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Grilled Garnet Yams

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Grilled Corn

Simple Labor Day Meal!
Grilled Yams- Tips & Tricks:

  • 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Prep: 5 m            Cook: 25 m         Ready In: 30 m

  1. Preheat a grill for high heat. When the grill is hot, lightly oil the grate. Coat the strips of yam with olive oil cooking spray and season with salt.
  2. Arrange the yam strips on the grate crosswise so they don’t fall through. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes per side, until tender and glazed. Serve with butter.

**Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

 

Arugula Avocado Salad:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces arugula leaves
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 hearts of palm, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Prep: 5 m

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice to make dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, avocado, tomato, and hearts of palm. Toss with dressing. Top with pine nuts and cheese.

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Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

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You’ve got the party. We’ve got ideas for traditional feasts, small gatherings, vegan and vegetarian menus and more!

This vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu is a showstopper – featuring vegan recipes such as winter squash crostini and warm mustardy Brussels sprout salad with flavors to impress everyone: vegan, vegetarian or omnivore. For the perfect vegan entrée, Thanksgiving Risotto – starring cranberries, pumpkin, greens and plenty of fresh seasonal herbs – fits the bill. Coconut roasted sweet potatoes and pecan pumpkin pie complete the menu with recipes your table will love. Make this Thanksgiving one of your best vegan celebrations yet!

Coconut oil helps transform these sweet potatoes into a wonderful side dish accented with a sprinkle of freshly grated lime zest.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
Method:
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper together in a large bowl until evenly coated.
Spread potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with lime zest.
Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: Serving size: , 190 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, (6g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 3g protein.

The 8 Best Foods for Your Skin, Hair and Nails

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Beauty From the Inside Out

Smooth nails, shiny hair, glowing skin. For many people, these are signs of beauty—but what do your skin, hair and nails say about your health? Are they clear, vibrant and strong? These outward features can say just as much about what’s happening inside your body. Try adding the following power foods to your diet to help keep your skin, hair and nails at their best—and keep your body in beautiful health along the way.

Salmon

Eating salmon, halibut and other fatty fish is an excellent way to boost the health of your hair and skin. You’ll get tons of protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids, iron and vitamin B12 in one tidy package. Omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the skin from sun damage and support scalp health. Getting plenty of protein also helps ward off hair loss.  And for the ultimate one-two punch, iron and vitamin B12 can make hair color more vibrant.

Carrots

All those little bunnies are on to something. Foods rich in beta-carotene, like carrots, turn into the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin A. This golden nugget has remarkable anti-aging properties, promotes healthy hair and nail growth, and has been shown to combat diabetes-related symptoms. You can also find beta-carotene in spinach, broccoli, peas and romaine lettuce.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes aren’t just another powerful antioxidant–they’re also fantastic for your skin. They’re loaded with vitamin C, along with carotenoids, lycopene and beta-carotene. Translation? The same properties that make tomatoes red will keep you from getting red. Eating foods rich in carotenoids increases your skin’s protection from sunburn, especially when combined with Vitamin E. A nice way to get a dose of both is with a caprese salad: sliced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella drizzled with olive oil. Yum!

Eggs

Want strong and healthy nails? Crack open an egg. This tasty item is packed with a protein punch that is very easily digested; your body will use every little bit of it. Along with protein, eggs also bring vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, vitamin B7 and vitamin B12 to the table. Whip up an omelet, a frittata or boil a couple of eggs for snacking throughout the day.

Blueberries

Sprinkle these juicy little balls of goodness on your morning oatmeal or grab a handful as a midday snack. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant properties of all fruits and vegetables. They tell free radicals and other aging influences on your body to take a hike. They’ve been touted as the greatest health food of all time and, even better, they’re delicious! In addition to their anti-aging capabilities, blueberries also combat acne.

Low-fat dairy

Got milk? If not, grab some. Skim milk is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, a combination that helps strengthen nails and promote hair growth. Low-fat yogurt and cheeses will also give you a nice calcium boost. That’s not all: These dairy products are also packed with protein, which is beneficial since that’s what our hair and nails are made of. If cow milk isn’t your bag, soy milk is a good alternative.

Oatmeal

There’s nothing like a toasty bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Not only does it fill you up and give you energy, it’s also chock full of copper, zinc and B vitamins. These nutrients all work together to keep your nails looking healthy. Zinc in particular is a powerful tool in the fight against acne. It reduces inflammation and kills acne-borne bacteria. Try regular oats versus instant and give them a good soak before cooking to reap the most nutritional benefit.

Beans

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat…the stronger your nails. They’ve got protein, zinc and biotin, which can help make your nails thicker and less prone to splitting. Beans are also thought to be an enhancer for your hair by combating biotin deficiencies. Most legumes are high in fiber, protein, zinc and antioxidants, which can boost collagen production and give your skin a healthy glow and elasticity. Not bad for something that comes in such a tiny package.

Outsmart Diabetes!

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Over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes. The resulting circulatory, heart and eye problems make life more difficult and, sadly, shorter. Here are some ways to prevent or manage the disease!

  1. Sprinkle with cinnamon!

Studies find that people with type 2 diabetes who eat one gram ( just a pinch of light sprinkle) of this tasty spice everyday may experience a drop in blood sugar. Try cinnamon on your morning fruit, cereal, in your coffee or dusted on yogurt.

2. Don’t just sit there.

An extra two hours a day spent watching television increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 14%, according to report published in the Journal of the American medical Association. Our suggestion –  run around the block between episodes, go to the park with your kids and or do small exercises between commercials.

3. Have a cup of coffee or two.

Numerous studies show that drinking more than two cups of coffee a day is associated with a 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The FDA maintains per day of caffeine is safe for healthy adults. Which is awesome, because who doesn’t love a good cup of joe?!

 

Organic Beauty: 5 Things You Need to Know!

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More people today than ever are interested in organic beauty and concerned about what they put on their skin. We try to eat healthy and we drag ourselves to the gym, pilates or yoga so of course we want to make sure our skin isn’t soaking up potentially cancer-causing chemicals that we unknowingly put on our faces, our bodies and our scalps.

And we really don’t want to use products tested on bunnies or rats.

The great news is there are bundles of fabulous organic products on the market today. But which products can you trust? And what’s really organic? Just for you, I present The 5 Things You Need to Know About Organic Beauty in awesome list form. Because everyone likes a good list.

#1: Don’t Trust Every Label You See

Just because something is labeled “natural” does not mean it is comprised only of ingredients found in the woods. The industry isn’t properly regulated yet, so read the labels carefully. A bottle marked “organic” must contain 95 percent organic ingredients, but those marked “natural” or “made with organic ingredients” may still contain the bad stuff.

#2: If There’s One Crunchy Beauty Item You Buy, Make It Coconut Oil

People like to ask me about my beauty secrets. Lately, I’ve been telling people my No. 1 beauty secret is Coconut Oil.I find it is the most amazing natural beauty product available today. Use it to moisturize skin, add life to dry/thin hair , apply it as a foundation primer or to remove make up.

You can get COCO Oil in our online store The Pantry and any health food store, but the cheapest prices will be us!

#3: Mineral Makeup is a Good Healthy Bet

 Mineral makeup companies tend to market themselves as purely organic. Made up of ground-up zinc oxide, iron oxide, titanium dioxide and mica, it certainly sounds organic. Every internet search totally busts this myth in interviews with scientists. It turns out even the organic stuff has to be processed in a lab and most makeup is made up of minerals, anyway.  What sets mineral makeup apart from other makeup is what it doesn’t have: preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes and fragrances. All of those things may cause women with skin sensitivities to break out. When it comes to makeup that comes in powdered form (think eyeshadows, foundations, blush, bronzers), mineral makeup is actually your best healthy choice.

#4: It’s Amazing What You Can Do With the Staples in Your Kitchen

 If you’re the crafty sort, the type of person who likes to whip things up in the kitchen, then there’s no reason you should ever buy a $22 lip scrub, a $40 facial mask or a $64 facial scrub (at one point or another I owned all of these) when you can make these products yourself for a dollar or 2 from staples found in your kitchen. What’s more, unlike some products out there which are tested on animals and possibly full of ingredients you really don’t want on your skin, you know exactly what you’re dealing with when you make your own beauty products.

Quick Face Mask Recipe : honey, lemon and brown sugar. ( Clear, Fresh and Soft)

#5: Look for Sulfate-free Shampoos

Sulfates, the ingredients in shampoo that causes it to lather, are highly controversial. Many natural health experts recommend avoiding any shampoos with the foaming agents sodium laureth sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate as main ingredients. Why? Laboratory studies show that products that end in “eth” (such as sodium laureth sulphate, polyethylene glycol, oleth, myreth and ceteareth) all test positive for 1,4-Dioxane, a proven cancer-causing petrochemical. Whether there’s enough of these petrochemicals in shampoos to cause long-term effects is what’s up for debate. But if you want to be safe and not sorry, go the sulfate-free route. Basically anything you can pronounce is the way to go.

Quick Tip: You can use Coconut oil as shampoo and or conditoner.

My favorite brand : Toms

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Scary Fun Healthy Halloween Snack ideas!

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas!

With less than two weeks to go before Octo­ber 31st, it’s offi­cially time to start plan­ning those Hal­loween par­ties. And I cer­tainly don’t need to tell you that the last thing our lit­tle ghosts and gob­lins need is more oooey-gooey sug­ary desserts. I’m excited about this list of fun and healthy Hal­loween treats, and I hope you will be, too! (For those of you who can only bring store-bought food to school func­tions, you could do the Clemen­tine Jack ‘o Lanterns, Mummy Pop­corn Cups, Pump­kin Pie Par­faits and Bat Cheese and Full Moon Crackers–provided you’re allowed to assem­ble the food at school prior to the party.)

Dark choco­late apples.

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 I made these at home on a whim a few weeks ago, and my husband and friends thought they were a great treat. They were really easy to make, too! Look for the any apples that you can find. Twist the stems off the apples and stick a pop­si­cle stick in the core of each one. Melt dark choco­late in the microwave or a dou­ble boiler. Dip the apples in the choco­late, then place on a parch­ment paper-lined bak­ing sheet. Place in the refrig­er­a­tor or freezer briefly until the choco­late sets. As you can see, mine have that imper­fect home­made look, but I’m pretty sure the no one cared.

Clemen­tine Jack ‘o Lanterns

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This if a fun one for the kids if carving a pumpkin is to much work for your little ones! Use a black per­ma­nent marker ( or waterproof markers) to draw a Jack ‘o Lantern face on clemen­tines or small tan­ger­ines or navel oranges. Alter­na­tively, you could cut out the shapes on a black adhe­sive craft paper and and stick them on the orange. Either way, you should be sure to wash the orange thor­oughly first to remove any oils and residues from the peel. This is always a great activity!

Monster Mouths for Halloween

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Pick out some yummy granny smiths. Peanut butter and some yogurt covered raisins.  Cut them in half and place together!

Blackberries and Cheddar Cheese Monsters sticks

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Blackberries and spooky Cheddar Cheese. Cut into squares and assemble!

 

 

Shop Now.Don’t Go Nuts Over These New Items Added to The Pantry!

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NEW ARRIVALS

Organic Raw Almonds $12.99/lb

lamondsLightly salted with sea salt. Dry Roasted, Certified Organic

Ingredients: Dry Roasted Almonds*, Sea Salt
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Organic Triple Berry Granola $11.99/lb

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One of the only Granola’s where every ingredient is certified organic. On top of that our Granola won a perfect score from the Cornucopia Institute! It is healthy, delicious, and made without any refined sugars.

Ingredients: Gluten-Free Whole Rolled Oats*, Maple Syrup*, Sunflower Seeds*, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil*, Raisins*, Dried Coconut*, Dried Mulberries*, Cranberries(w/Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil)*, Unhulled Sesame Seeds*, Cherries*, Sea Salt *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Organic Golden Sultana Raisins $4.99/lb

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Organic Golden Sultana Raisins are a very sweet different kind of Turkish delight. These raisins are unsweetened.

Ingredients: Sultana’s*
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Organic Tropical Fruit Mix $16.99/lb
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A sweet Medley of all your favorite tropical fruits; Mango, Pineapple, Banana, Papaya, and Coconut!

Ingredients: Mango*, Papaya*, Banana*, Pineapple*, Coconut*.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

 

BREADS

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All of our sprouted breads are made using only the finest organic ingredients and sprouted flours. With five varieties to choose from there’s a little something special for everyone.

THE EZEKIEL – $8.49 Using the six key ingredients necessary to be called Ezekiel bread, we then tweaked the recipe adding a little of this and a little of that to bring you a wonderfully moist bread that’s full of flavor yet protein and nutrient dense. A fantastic breakfast or midday option for those looking to add protein into their diet.

THE MUESLI – $8.99 We took our cue from the Swiss on this one and combined four different fruits with six different nuts and seeds to give the perfect balance of savory and sweet. You’ll love it toasted, but do yourself a favor and try it with a turkey sandwich.

THE WALNUT PEAR – $8.49 This is your ace in the hole when entertaining. Toasted walnuts, fresh pears and hints of cinnamon. Wonderful on its own. Remarkable with a good cheese, wine or beer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life is Just.

 

image1Working full time, going to the gym and having a social life is a crazy juggling act. And then trying to eat healthy on top of all that is a struggle. My brain thinks I’m dying if I don’t eat every few hours and I’ll grab whatever is readily available. Thusly, being proactive about my meal prep is my only option. I spend a few hours on my day off cooking and then I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the week. It’s a massive weight off my shoulders. Consequently, I am more productive and full of energy if I’m eating my healthy meals. It’s a positive snowball effect.

Don’t get me wrong meal prep can be a chore but once you bite the bullet and get in a groove it becomes very easy! I’ve learned some shorts cuts over the years that I can’t wait to share with you.

I always suggest starting with just a 2-3 meal prep. Figure out what your dietary needs are and try and cook for just a few days at first. When you get that down you can add more days. You want to see how much you’re actually eating and don’t want food to go to waste.

 

-Ali

#askali

TBO Meal Prep Queen

Raining Day Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

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Its raining out and I wanted to share on of my favorite cookies recipe. Munch on breakfast cookies loaded with real apple, honey and cinnamon—none of the artificial stuff! These cookies are baked with chewy oats and walnuts, so you can get your fill of fiber and don’t feel bad about it!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 large (223 grams) apple
  • 1 cup (244 grams) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup (72 grams) cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup (85 grams) honey
  • 1 cup (80 grams) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (90 grams) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) walnuts, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C), then spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Meanwhile, peel the apple and grate it using a fine grater or food processor. Squeeze out as much excess water from the grated apple as possible.

In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients: applesauce, cooking oil, honey and grated apple. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, and stir in the chopped walnuts.

Use a 1/4 cup–size measuring cup to portion out 12 medium-size cookies onto the cookie sheet. Leave about 1–2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10–15 minutes, until cookies are golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 6 |  Serving Size: 2 medium cookies

Per serving: Calories: 366; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 268mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 6g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 191mg; Iron: 16%; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 35%; Calcium: 3%

Energizing Tips (optional)

  • Spread cookie with 1 tablespoon of your favorite nut butter for more calories, fat and protein. (Per serving: Calories: 461; Fat: 28g; Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 10g)
  • Add 1 cup of reduced-fat milk for dunking and drinking to increase calories, fat and protein. (Per serving: Calories: 488; Fat: 25g; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 30g; Protein: 14g)

and heart-healthy fats.