Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My little chlorophyll concoction

Well, most of you have probably seen me mention my “chlorophyll concoction” over the last week. Basically, in my research on balancing pH, I had read from several sources that I should incorporate chlorophyll.   After I bought the liquid chlorophyll, I drank it with some water, which tasted just fine.  But, I also wanted to begin incorporating apple cider vinegar, so I came up with this crazy concoction.  It’s a little sweet, but pretty sour from the ACV and lemon.  I just chug it.  Add as much water as you want to dilute it to suit your taste.

The recipe:
1 T. liquid chlorophyll
1 t. raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 - 2 t. raw honey
10 drops liquid trace minerals

And here are the reasons behind the individual ingredients: 
Liquid chlorophyll (I use DeSouza’s brand)
Anti Carcinogenic, Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory, Chelation of Heavy Metals, Antiseptic, Treats Bad Breath, Rapid Delivery of Magnesium (this has a highly alkalizing effect on the body and helps to deliver much needed oxygen to cells and tissues). Contains vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium, and protein.

Raw honey (buy local, raw, unheated, unprocessed)
Shifts fat stores and makes them usable for energy, helps keep cholesterol levels in check, boosts endurance and reduces muscle fatigue, helps with stomach aches, constipation and migraines.

Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (preferably Bragg’s)
Remedy for heartburn, improves bowel irregularity, clears skin condtions and improves texture and complexion, helps remove toxins, improves joint pain or stiffness, breaks down fats and aids in weight loss, and can help reduce glucose levels.

Immune boosting, balances pH, aids in weight loss and digestion, diuretic, keeps skin clear, freshens breath, and relieves respiratory problems.

Trace mineral liquid drops (I use Concentrace Liquid minerals by Trace Minerals Research)
Alkalinizing for pH balance

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Clean eating meal ideas

This month I'm going to really buckle down and focus on my clean eating principles.  5-6 meals a day (every 2-3 hours), whole foods only (no preservatives!), drink a crap load of water (12-16 glasses!) and combine a complex carb with a protein at each meal.  That is something I haven't really done in a while.  So, I've made a list of some of my own go-to meals. Keep in mind these can all be varied and changed up based on your own tastes, as well as your own personal food beliefs (vegan/grain free, etc), so just use these as a guideline.  If you have others to share, I'd love to hear them!

Happy Clean Eating!  <3

Green Lemonade
Hard boiled eggs with fruit or raw vegetables, or chopped over whole grains
Rice and shine cereal (or any hot grain cereal) with fruit, honey/stevia and spinach (finely chopped!)
Fruit salad with hemp seeds
Eggs and sautéed veggies
Eggs over easy with gluten free toast
Almond flour pancake with fresh fruit “syrup” (mash and heat any fresh berries/fruit)
Sweet potato hash browns, eggs
Sautéed veggies with walnuts
Black beans with greek yogurt, salsa, green onion, fresh cilantro
Greek Yogurt and berries, with nuts
Raw buckwheat cocoa puffs cereal with almond milk and bananas
Egg “burrito” (two scrambled eggs cooked like an omelet, but roll your pre-cooked veggies inside for a burrito-ish meal) top with greek yogurt/sour cream/cashew sour cream, salsa and avocado!

Raw veggies, avocado dip (mashed avocados with seasonings), hemp seeds
Smoothie (fruit/spinach), protein source: cheese sticks or yogurt in smoothie
Greek yogurt, honey, almond slices, berries,  protein powder
5-6 Medjool dates with raw walnuts tucked inside
Handful of any nuts with fruit and/or veggies
Greek yogurt with nut butter and bananas
Celery, carrots and apple with nut butter
Hard boiled egg, cucumbers (or any veg/fruit)
Roasted or steamed squash/sweet potato with cinnamon, agave/honey/stevia and chopped nuts
Sliced tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil
Cucumber, tomato, red onion salad with rice wine vinegar and grapeseed oil, salt/pepper
Black and green olives, cheese stick or nuts
Romaine or iceburg leaves with nut butter or hummus, rolled up
Deviled Eggs (two hard boiled egg yolks, greek yogurt or homemade mayo, mustard, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika)

Marinated, grilled Portobello mushrooms with goat cheese, and grilled veggies
Organic Corn tortillas, grilled veggies, greek yogurt (or cashew sour cream), salsa, guacamole
Fresh salad with lots of veggies, add nuts, meat, or hemp for protein
Greens with walnuts, dried cherries and goat cheese or blue cheese
Large fruit salad with spinach, almonds, hemp seeds
Taco salad with walnut “meat” (or real meat)
Quinoa stuffed peppers  (pine nuts, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, quinoa)
Whole grain tortilla (preferably brown rice or organic, sprouted whole wheat), spaghetti or pizza sauce, any 
sauteed or grilled veggies, mozzarella cheese. Broil until melty!
Any soup!  Soups are a great way to get your veggies in. Protein sources can be beans or meat.
Quinoa pasta with olive oil, garlic, any veg, or with marinara sauce
Grilled or pan seared haddock with sautéed veggies (your fave!), served on hemp seeds or brown rice, quinoa, wild rice, etc.
Tacos (organic corn shell, lots of homemade quac, fresh lettuce, organic salsa, meat or beans of your choice)
Spaghetti squash with grilled chicken, olive oil or marina sauce, fresh chopped veggies,  sprinkling of white wine vinegar
Protein of your choice with mashed cauliflower and roasted broccoli
Roasted sweet potatoes, greens salad with pine nuts
Salmon (grilled or baked), on a bed of hemp seeds, grain of your choice, or any sautéed greens, with salad  or roasted/grilled veggies.
Grilled chicken on bed of lettuce with lots of veggies, slivered toasted almonds, honey mustard dressing
Indian butter chicken with brown rice or cauliflower rice
Veggie stir fry with any protein source
Cauliflower crust pizza
Any seafood with veggies!