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Recipe Friday – Green Glow Bowl

May 20, 2016

Green Glow Bowl

Recipe Friday – Green Glow Bowl

For this “Recipe Friday” we want to share another plant-based recipe that helps to boost the health and appearance of your skin. Eating a diet full of whole plant-based foods has a profound impact on our bodies, especially our skin. Plants make our skin glow! We hope to inspire you to heal your skin from within by boosting your intake of plants. Here’s a yummy plant-based “Green Glow Bowl”.

 

Here’s how the ingredients benefit our skin:

Edamame: Eating edamame and other soyfoods may help to preserve skin-firming collagen because it is rich in isoflavones, which may help prevent collagen breakdown.

Kale: Kale is the most alkaline producing vegetable, which is great for giving nutrients to the skin. Plus the Vitamin A in Kale prevents skin diseases. Kale is also packed with calcium, potassium & iron which supports detoxification of the liver which is important for clear skin!

Onion: Possesses the Vitamins A, C and E, which help to fight agains the damage caused by harmful UV rays. Also, onion is a rich source of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that helps keep skin wrinkle free.

Quinoa: Rejuvenates the skin from within and reduces wrinkles by providing the body with collagen. Contains all nine essential amino acids, which build strong, beautiful skin, hair, and nails and repair daily damage.

Zucchini: Zucchini is rich in Vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants which can benefit your skin.

Green Glow Bowl 1 

Green Glow Bowl

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or veggie broth
1 zucchini chopped
1/3 onion
2 handfuls kale
1 glove garlic
1/4 vegetable broth or oil
Dressing:
1/4 cup tahini or hummus
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 table spoon maple syrup (optional)
 Method:
  1. In a medium sized pot, add quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the vegetable broth (or oil) and sauté the onions with the garlic for 2 minutes. Add the frozen edamame and zucchini. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the kale last and cook about 1 minute until softened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Turn off heat.
  3. Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by adding all of the ingredients and whisking until smooth.
  4. Scoop the quinoa into a bowl, top with the vegetable mixture and drizzle on the dressing.

 

Yum!

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Food & Drink Well-Being

Alkaline Green Grapefruit Smoothie

May 2, 2016

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So Fresh and So Clean

Clean Eating has been our theme this year and now that our Spring Detox is over, we have more tips to guide you and help you feed your body with fresh, sustainable, plant based foods. Our belief is that beauty starts from within and nourishing and protecting your skin begins with the foods that you put in your body.

That said, we don’t expect you to lead a life without indulgences. Life is about balance and while we encourage you to choose whole, organic, foods as much as possible, we expect that you will treat yourself on occasion too.

Here are some tips to follow after your detox:

  1. Continue to eat organic, whole foods and avoid processed food. – Try to set a goal for yourself, such as eating 80% whole foods. We think of it as making 8 out of the 10 items on your plate whole food based.
  1. Keep drinking water to keep toxins flushing out of your system. – We love adding lemon for the many benefits not to mention yummy flavor!
  1. Stimulate your natural detoxification system with daily exercise. – Even if you just make time in your day for 15-30 minutes, your body will thank you!
  1. Drink an alkalizing smoothie everyday! – We love to start our days with an alkalizing smoothie. All those veggies and fruits you’ve been eating have changed your body to have a healthy alkaline environment that is less susceptible to disease and aging! A double whammy!!

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This tart and tangy green alkalizing smoothie is so yummy! The grapefruit makes it perfect to drink in the morning. You can add some protein powder and almond milk to make it a little heartier too!

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 piece of celery
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of spinach or kale
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • small section of ginger (optional, but we love the kick!)
  • ½ banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 of a grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 cup of water or milk alternative of choice

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients through your blender and enjoy!

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Food & Drink

Green Pudding with Chia Seeds

March 17, 2014

Green Pudding CupsToday seemed like a good day to post our green pudding recipe. We’ve been loving chia seeds lately and wanted to experiment with a chia seed dessert. This started out as a smoothie, but ended up more like a pudding, which was a nice surprise. The avocado gives a creamy almost whipped consistency, while the chia seeds add that gummy-like texture.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 avocado (a list of health benefits here)

1 banana

1 tablespoon chia seeds (a list of health benefits here)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup Almond Milk (we use Silk Pure Almond Milk or Trader Joe’s refrigerated, both do not contain Carrageenan)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients and pour into ramekins or glasses. Set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. (We set ours overnight). The chia seeds will thicken as they soak up the liquid. Enjoy!

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