Jerry & CHrista Kauai

My First Video on the Benefits of a Vegan Diet!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you all my very fist interview and video expressing concern for the Western Diet and sharing the benefits of a plant based whole foods Vegan Diet!

My husband and soul mate, Gerald Clark, decided to switch roles and interview me! He’s usually the man behind the mic being interviewed on his best-selling book:

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“The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind’s Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Destroyers, Saviors and Hidden Architects of the New World Order”

Please take a moment to watch this short (under 20 minutes) but very informative interview on YouTube and subscribe for more videos to come!

For Anunnaki fans or others who are curious,  please check out our last interview where I interviewed Gerald on fascinating topics!


Thank you all for your continued support!

With love and light,

Christa

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Avocado Crisp

Summer time brings forth big ripe delicious avocados. I go to a special store to pick out my avocados as I swear, they are extra creamy, extra large, and so flavorful you can eat them plain.

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Here is a picture I took of one the other day, it fills my palm! I have a seed growing in jar right now as I dream of it becoming a tree.

These are so large you could probably opt just for the avocado for lunch but I decided to spice it up a bit and add a crisp!

Avocado Crisp

I took a rice crisp, topped it with creamy avocado slices, a few slices of red onion, a slice or two of tomato, a drizzle of mustard, a dash of salt and sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Lunch was made and consumed within 10 minutes and we were back to work. :)

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These make a quick and easy treat that is sure to please your taste buds!

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What will you need?

  • 4 rice cakes
  • 1 avocado – sliced
  • 1/8 red onion – sliced
  • 1/4 tomato – sliced
  • Drizzle of brown spicy mustard
  • Dash of salt and red pepper flakes
  • Opt: Add a few drips of lemon or lime juice for a zing!

Assembly:

  • Place 2 rice cakes on each plate
  • Top with avocado slices, onion and tomato
  • Add a drizzle of mustard and season with salt and red pepper flakes! Grab a napkin and enjoy!

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Enjoy this effortless vegan snack for two!

Best wishes!

Christa

 

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Pecan Carrot “Cake” Cookies with Creamy Limón Frosting

I hope you all had a bright and fabulous weekend and are enjoying your summer wherever you may be. This past week we decided to do some upgrades to our home. Sanding, painting, sealing, applying and so forth. In order to get us through the hard work I decided to make us a treat.

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Homemade raw cookies with frosting! Not any cookies either. Pecan carrot cake cookies with a creamy limón frosting!

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I dehydrated the cookies outside while we worked away inside. The smell of paint indoors and the smell of carrot cake and sweet spices outside. When they were done we could hardly wait for them to cool to apply the frosting so certainly helped ourselves to one or two.

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They were mouthwatering delicious! Sweet from the carrots and raisins with just the right amount of spice. Plus, a delight to know they are gluten free, raw and vegan!

The next morning I frosted the cookies and we enjoyed one with our coffee. We placed them in the freezer, as we prefer most of our treats frozen, and hours later in the heat of the day enjoyed a nice cool cookie!

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At the end of the week, our home looked completely different. Brand new and refreshing! The hard work paid off and the cookies got us through!

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These cookies are great for guests, parties, your loved ones, or yourself! They are incredibly delicious, healthy and simple to make! The frosting is made from pecans so feel free to dab a little extra on top!

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Pecan Carrot “Cake” Cookies:

  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 heaping tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 heaping tsp. nutmeg powder
  • Dash of ginger powder
  • Dash of cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or water)
  • 2 tbsp stevia
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Creamy Limón Frosting:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water (as needed)

Pecan Carrot “Cake” Cookies:

  1. Pulse pecans in a food processor until they form a flour.
  2. Add the balance of the ingredients, less the carrots and raisins. Pulse until well combined, wet throughout. Add raisins and pulse until incorporated, leaving some whole.
  3. In a large bowl combine this mixture with the shredded carrots, mixing until it sticks together.
  4. Form into cookies, place in the dehydrator at 105 degrees for 4-5 hours or until done. Or use your oven at the lowest temperature possible (200 degrees for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.)

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Creamy Limón Frosting:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender, mix until smooth, adding water as needed until nice and creamy!
  2. Refrigerate overnight, frost your cookies and enjoy!

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Wishing you a great new week!

With love,
Christa

 

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Fiesta Bowl

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a happy, healthy and fun holiday weekend! What did you do? We did projects around the home, shared some of our amazing structural integration with one another, ate some good food, read some good books, did some yoga and watched one crappy movie haha.

It can be hard to get back into the swing of things and sometimes you just want to make a simple dinner. I have just the solution for tonight! It will take minimal effort and hopefully hit the spot.

Chip N Dip

Grab some rice and place it in your rice cooker, add homemade beans, or canned. Top with homemade guacamole and surround by chips. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top and wallah! Dinner is done. I love a bowl filled with healthy, delicious ingredients and chips to dip them out with! Yummy!

Fiesta Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white rice – pre-cooked (note brown rice, quinoa or another grain could be substituted)
  • 1 cup homemade beans – pre-cooked or canned.
  • homemade guacamole – see below
  • Handful of chips
  • Sprinkle of Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:

  1. Place rice in a bowl
  2. Top with beans and guacamole
  3. Surround with chips and sprinkle with red pepper flakes!

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Guacamole:

  • 1 large avocado or 2 smallAvacado
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lime – squeezed
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

Directions:

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse until combined
  3. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this simple meal for a Meatless Monday option.

Wishing you all a vibrant week!

Christa

 

Southwestern Beans

Southwestern Beans

Each week my husband and I make a fresh batch of homemade beans. It’s one of our favorite weekly routines. One of us will get the beans out, the other will smile. We cover the beans with water, let them soak overnight, drain and rinse the next day. Jerry boils them outside since the summer heat is here! When they’re almost done, he brings them in, rinses them very well and cover the beans with water. Then I add a special mix of vegetables and spices until it smells irresistible, then it’s ready!

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Last week we used black beans combined with mayacoba beans, they are similar to a Great Northern White. Combined with onions, garlic, bell pepper, 2 fresh squeezed limes, chili powder, cayenne powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper and a generous amount of cumin.

Southwestern Beans

This week we swapped the bell pepper for 2 green chili’s and opted for extra chili, cayenne and red pepper flakes for a spicy kick with cilantro to add extra flavor.

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I’m not sure which batch I liked more, it doesn’t seem like you can loose. Even if you make them with only an onion and salt, they’ll still turn out fantastic!

Southwestern Beans

  • 1/2 lb black beans
  • 1/2 lb mayacoba beans (Cannellini or great Northern beans)
  • 1 cup red onion – chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic – diced
  • 4-5 serrano peppers – sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper or 2 green chilis
  • 2 limes squeezed
  • SPICES: A generous amount of garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne powder, cilantro, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, black pepper and cumin.

Directions:

  1. Soak Beans Overnight
  2. The next morning, rinse beans very well (look for rocks – seriously!), cover with water and boil until they are almost done.
  3. Rinse very well, add fresh water to cover beans.
  4. Add freshly chopped vegetables and spices. Stir in to combine.
  5. Boil 30-60 minutes to infuse the flavor and allow the vegetables to cook.
  6. Serve hot.

Southwestern Beans

Ideas:

  • Serve hot over brown rice
  • Mix in a food processor to make a bean paste similar to “refried beans” but healthier!
  • Use a side with brown rice, raw or sauteed vegetables served for fajitas or a taco!
  • Make nachos with beans on top!
  • Enjoy on top of salads! The options are endless!

This meal is very healthy and can be included as a part of the 30 Day Cleanse. Enjoy!

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Happy July!

Christa

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Green Is The New Black

Many are saying “Green Is The New Black” with a focus on making the planet more “green” with a larger focus on recycling, planting trees, helping mother earth, and eating real food, hopefully vegan. Having love and compassion for all living things is essential!

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein
Being kind to our bodies and eating vibrant living foods is a wonderful way to bring health, love and compassion into your body! I found an awesome site the other day with a chart showing how to make the perfect green smoothie! The light bulb turned on and I made one instantly. I tried the recipe provided and loved it so much I am sharing my results below! Let me know what you think.
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Here it is! A GREEN SMOOTHIE recipe that will boost your system with essential vitamins and nutrients. And it’s detox and cleanse-worthy!
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Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 bananas

Use a minimum of one frozen fruit to chill the smoothie, I used bananas!

Directions:

  1. Combine the spinach and water in a blender.
  2. Blend until all leafy portions are gone.
  3. Add the fruit and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into a mason jar or fun  cup!
  5. ENJOY the vibrant health benefits and thank yourself for being kind to your body! =)

Tips:

  • Substitute spinach with your favorite dark leafy green.
  • Use a different frozen fruit blend.
  • Using frozen fruit vs. ice can provide a flavorful sensation and chill the smoothie.
  • Boost: with spirulina, maca powder, protein powder and so forth for added nutrients!
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Have a great weekend!
Christa
Vegan cooking just got easier!

Effortless Vegan Meal

This recipe is quick and very simple to put together. It contains ½ cup of brown rice surrounded by a bed of hot spicy salsa! Opt to enjoy this meal with a green smoothie packed with spinach and boosted with spirulina for added protein, we did! Or combine beans for added protein! Best part? This meal is cleanse-worthy and can be enjoyed as a part of the 30-Day Cleanse!

Tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, serrano peppers, and lime are combined together to make a tasty sensation! It allows one to enjoy raw vegetables in one of their finest arrangements, my favorite – salsa!!! Enjoy with rice so no soy sauce or other sauces are needed!!

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Eating this meal is like taking your daily vitamins, check it out!

Tomato: Vitamin C, Biotin, Molybdenum, Vitamin K, Copper, Potassium, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, Chromium, Pantothenic Acid, Protein, Choline, Zinc and Iron!

Onion: Biotin, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin C, Fiber, Phosphorus, Potassium, Folate and Vitamin B1!

Garlic: Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 and Calcium!

Cilantro: Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin C!

Serrano Pepper: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron!

Lime: Vitamin C and Folate

Brown Rice: Manganese, Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium and Vitamin B3!

Ingredients:

  • Brown rice – pre-cooked
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 large clove garlic or 2 small
  • 1-2 Serrano peppers (depending how spicy you like it!)
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried cilantro
  • 2 fresh squeezed limes
  • Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

Directions:

  1. Take pre-cooked brown rice and pack ½ cup into a measuring cup. Place in a bowl.
  2. Take balance of ingredients, combine in a food processor, pulsing until well combined. Taste to test, if all is a go surround the rice with salsa.
  3. Top with cilantro or a hot pepper!

Vegan love,

Christa

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30 Day Cleanse – Beauty Detox

Even being a vegan, bad habits can be picked up along the way. A little “treat” here and another one there and before you know it, a sugar addiction is in progress and unwanted toxins have arrived. I’ve been known to allow myself a treat or two along the way. I noticed I wasn’t feeling as optimal as usual and knew it was related to what I was putting in my mouth. I decided it was time to press “refresh” on my system and embark on detoxifying my body with a 30 day cleanse.

With the items available in most grocery stores, even a health conscious person can fall victim to unwanted toxins. Ridding our body of these toxins 1-2 times a year (or more) is never a bad idea! It allows toxins to leave our body and allows our digestive system to have a nice “holiday”!

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What are some benefits?

  • With an abundance of nutrients being taken in from all the fresh produce consumed during a cleanse the adrenal glands become healthier. Helping the body and mind deal with stress without becoming overwhelmed. In today’s society that never hurts!
  • While ridding the body of unwanted toxins hiding in the depths of our body we also release hidden emotions. Taking time to meditate, do yoga and connect with yourself and nature is helpful in the process.
  • Eating organic fresh off the vine produce that is packed with healthy life giving vibrational energy in turn gives you high vibrational energy. The energy is transferred from the plant and given to you. You are what you eat so eating high vibrational foods can lead to a higher vibrational you!
  • When we cleanse, eating healing foods that have less impact on our body, we give our body a time-out, a break, allowing room in our mind and body for other things.
  • For centuries people have detoxed and fasted for increased energy, awareness and to feel more alive! By cleansing our bodies we allow stagnated energy to flow freely helping our consciousness soar to new heights!
  • You’ll feel invigorated, energized and beautiful with a glow from the inside out!

I recommend a 30 day cleanse however doing 1/2 a day, 1 day or 1 week is still better than if you hadn’t. The best part is you can start anytime! If you mess up don’t worry and keep going. I’m on day 6 and already feel amazing!

What do you need to stay away from?

  1. SUGAR – in edition to sugar products, food rich in sugar: maple syrup, molasses, agave, syrups in general, limit the amount of fruit.
  2. Processed Foods
  3. In-organic Produce
  4. Caffeine – if you are able to! ;)
  5. Artificial Ingredients
  6. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats..
  7. Simple Carbs (Bread, white rice, pasta as they immediately break down into simple sugars)
  8. Corn & Potatoes
  9. Vinegar
  10. Dairy, animal products & alcohol (try to eliminate full time)
  11. Soy
  12. Yeast Fermented Foods
  13. Consider eliminating: mushrooms, grapes, fermented foods and sauces and miso.

DO EAT:

  • Protein! Nuts & Legumes = very good!
  • Garlic! Consider whole garlic cloves 2 x’s a day
  • Onion!
  • Cabbage! Encourages growth of healthy bacteria
  • A lot of leafy greens, raw vegetables and fruits with a low glycemic index such as strawberries.
  • Unprocessed gluten-free grains such as whole grain brown rice, amaranth and quinoa.
  • Drink a lot of water

If you decide to participate, please reach out and provide feedback! I’d love to hear! I’ve already gotten rid of 4 unwanted lbs, have increased energy, am getting more done, and am doing more yoga. I also find I’m more loving and giving, perhaps because I’m being more loving and kind to my body.

I hope you found this helpful. Cheers to a healthier, higher vibrating you!

With love,

Christa

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Meatless Monday: Potato Cakes!

When I was a kid, my specialty in the kitchen was hash browns. I absolutely loved to make them on the weekends, cover them in Lawry’s seasoning salt and wait for them to get crispy brown. Through the years, I still love potatoes and especially hash browns as a treat. This meal takes them to the next level. It’s equivalent to Pommes Anna, a classic French dish of sliced and layered potatoes smothered in an extreme amount of melted butter. Take out the cream, butter and fat and you are left with a healthier alternative and a true vegan treat.

This potato cake is easy to make, layer slices of potato with a savory vegan “cheese” blend of nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and place in the oven. About an hour later you are left with a savory treat! I hope you enjoy a meatless meal this Monday, if inclined, give this one a try!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil + enough to coat pan
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes

Directions:

  1. Place a rack in the lower third of your oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Line a 8 or 9 inch cake or spring-form pan with parchment paper. Coat the bottom and sides of the pan with olive oil. To weight down the potato cake, locate a heavy pot or ovenproof dish that will fit on top of the pan.
  2. Mix the nutritional yeast, salt and pepper together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Slice the potatoes in your food processor using the thinnest slicing disk available.
  4. Arrange an even layer of potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the yeast mixture on top. Repeat 6 to 7 times and end with a dash of the yeast mixture covering the last layer. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on top.
  5. Lay 2 large sheets of aluminum foil on top of the pan, set the heavy pot on top and firmly press into the potatoes, pressing them into the pan. Press the overhanging foil tightly to the sides and under the bottom of the pan. If using a spring-form pan, set it on a foil lined baking sheet to catch droppings.
  6. Transfer to the oven and fill the pot halfway with water to make it even heavier. Bake for about an hour, until the cake offers no resistance when pierced (through the foil) with a knife.
  7. Serve hot! We paired ours with sweet corn and homemade salsa.

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Trying a vegan meal once a week (or more) is a great way to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet. See how it makes you feel and if you are inclined, try it more frequently!

To your continued health!

Christa

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Tropical Smoothie

One of my favorite ways to start the day is with a delicious smoothie! Add in a little yoga and I feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on the day. Drinking a smoothie at any time of the day is wonderful as it offers a nice break for your digestive track. Not to mention, it’s incredibly refreshing when it’s warm outside.

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This smoothie is not only delicious but is packed with nutrient rich ingredients! With some of the most nutrient dense foods around this smoothie will add a burst of health to your day. Here are some reasons to consider making this shake!

To start:

BEET

Beets are packed full of phytonutrients, naturally occurring chemicals that protect the life and longevity of plants, and not surprisingly offer humans these same benefits—including natural detoxification, improved digestion, anti-inflammation, and a steady supply of antioxidants—all thanks to the vegetable’s rich source of the phytonutrient betalain[1]. What’s more, beets have been scientifically proven to boost the libido, as they contain high amounts of boron, a trace element directly related to the production of sex hormones – See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/health-benefits-beets-delicious-smoothie/#sthash.HOAGrZMZ.dpuf
Beets are packed full of phytonutrients, naturally occurring chemicals that protect the life and longevity of plants, and not surprisingly offer humans these same benefits—including natural detoxification, improved digestion, anti-inflammation, and a steady supply of antioxidants—all thanks to the vegetable’s rich source of the phytonutrient betalain[1]. What’s more, beets have been scientifically proven to boost the libido, as they contain high amounts of boron, a trace element directly related to the production of sex hormones – See more at: http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/health-benefits-beets-delicious-smoothie/#sthash.HOAGrZMZ.dpuf

The amazing beet is packed with phytonutrients that lead to detoxification, improved digestion, are a steady source and supply of antioxidants, and help with anti-inflammation. Beets are considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods around! Slice it up and add a piece to your smoothie today!

Raw almonds

To follow, the well-known and oh-so-healthy almonds! Almonds are a great source of protein, a natural source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants. Almonds promote cardiovascular health, bone health and can assist with controlling the waste line.

Pina

Next in line is the delicious, juicy and healthy pineapple! Did you know that 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks offers 131% of your daily vitamin C! Medical News Today reports “Fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it’s effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth…” Pineapples can help with lowering blood pressure, asthma, combat free radicals known to cause cancer, decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and so much more! Now I won’t feel so bad when I buy two!

Fresas

Strawberries are not only delicious but also help aid in alleviating inflammation, bad breath, gout and more! Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and potassium. 1 cup of strawberries is equal to 160% of your daily intake for Vitamin C and is only 50 calories!! Serve me up some more berries!

Mango

Now, let’s not leave out the mango! Mango can help fight cancer, cleanse your skin, aid in digestion, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes and alkalize the body! It can help keep your cholesterol in check, promote good eye sight by providing 25% of your daily need of Vitamin A, help to prevent heat stroke, strengthen your immune system, can help aid in concentration and memory. Mango is HIGH in IRON! Mango can reduce kidney stones and could possibly be the perfect snack!

Orange

Oranges are rich in vitamin C and loaded with health benefits! Oranges have been known to help aid in cancer prevention, prevent kidney stones, reduce the risk of liver cancer, lower cholesterol, boost heart health, can fight against viral infections, aid in good digestion and can assist in alkalizing the body! Read MORE!

Slide me over another smoothie please!

Tropical Smoothie

What will you need?

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh beet – sliced in cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh almonds
  • 1/2 lb frozen pineapple (or fresh)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh mango – sliced
  • 2 small oranges (or 1 large) – peeled
  • 16 oz filtered water
  • 10 ice cubes

Directions:

    1. Place ingredients in your blender (I LOVE our Blendtec)
    2. Press smoothie setting or blend until smooth.
    3. Poor and drink ice cold!

 

Smoothie!

Love,

Christa

PS – Today is my step-son JJ’s birthday! Sending some love his way ~ send some with me if you are inclined! This recipe is a tribute to good health with a focus on healthy digestion. JJ’s father and JJ inspire healthy recipes for us all to enjoy! Cheers to JJ on his special day!

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