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Muddy Green Smoothie

Replenishing and rejuvenating your cells is an important ritual that we should focus on when it comes to overall health. Just by adding 1 superfood per day will help to get you on the right track when it comes to heart health, your blood flow, and digestive trac.

The Muddy Green smoothie is a combination of leafy greens and a mix of cherries and berries. Because getting a good amount of nutrients and minerals in my body, I’ve been creating various smoothie recipes that are simple, quick and affordable to make.

This smoothie helps to relieve stress in your cells and help to support a healthy digestive system. the lime helps to relieve constipation, improve heart health, joints, supports healthy blood sugar levels and assists with regulating your temperature.  With the added parsley, it increases the strength of vitamin K which promotes bone strength and assists with limiting neuronal brain damage. You may be wondering what is neuronal brain damage. Neuronal brain damage is a condition where there’s inflammation in the brain in addition to a break down of the blood-brain barrier.

Benefits: Loaded with Vitamin A & C, B-6, Protein, Fiber, Magnesium, potassium.

RECIPE:

1 cup coconut water

4 collard green leaves

2 parsley sprigs

1 cup cherries

1/2 cup blueberries

1 lime

 

DIRECTIONS:

Blend all ingredients until desired smoothness. Approximately 2-3 minutes

T 25 Weightloss Journey

Starting a new journey to anything is always hard. Whether you’re  moving, starting a new school, a new job, a new workout plan or a new meal plan. 

My journey to health, healing and happiness started with having my daughter. In the beginning, change was rough and patchy but I moved through it. There have been many ups and downs and in and outs but I am still here moving through the daily struggle of being a mom of 3, a fashion designer, an author, a wife. 

In this 3 year journey to weight loss, I have lost weight, gained weight, had fibroids, lost weight, gained a little, hit plateaus, maintained at 170, gained 20lbs and now I’m getting back into my routine to working out. 

Eating clean in the past 4 years has not been a problem but being consistent with my fitness level has been a struggle, my weakness. So last week was my first week of doing T25 with Shaun T. 

Because my sons play baseball and my oldest made the District team, my schedule surrounds his practices and games. I don’t have much time to drive to the and I don’t like working out at home because I need my space to clear my thoughts and having kids run around while trying to focus on me for an hour is a struggle. 

T25 allows me to wake up at 8 am and workout before the kids even eat breakfast. With No interruptions, I can sweat hard with minimal time and still do everything I can within the time I have to work with. 

My only problem with T25 was the 5 day fast track meal plan. As you know I’m 93% vegan and 7% vegetarian. Every once in a while, I will have a thin crust cheese pizza with vegetables. The meal plan was not my standard of eating so I created a plan similar to the plan included in the package. This week, I will be posting my 5 Day Vegan fast track meal plan. 

Follow my 5 day journey to T25. 

ROASTED Mushroom Wrap

Experiments make the best meals! So says my kids tummies. Every now and then, I get ideas in my head on what would different ingredients taste like together. Off to the kitchen I go to recreate the vision I saw in my head.
With sharing my recipes, my goal is to make things that appear difficult simple. Because Life is simple, the body is simple, it is us who make things difficult.
I hope to help with making living an abundant and clean life through simplicity all while having vegan/vegetarian food pleasant to the tongue.
Please try this recipe. This will definitely be the go to tortilla to add just about everything in it. From breakfast wraps to dinner ensembles.
NOTE: Roasted Okra and Greens Recipe will pair well with this wrap.


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup Roasted Mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Ground Sage
2 cups Quinoa Flour + 1/2 cup flour of choice for rolling
Sesame seed oil, Grapeseed oil, or Avocado oil (for heating the tortillas)
DIRECTIONS:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.  Place uncooked Bella Mushrooms on a baking sheet
3.  Bake about 15-20 minutes
4.  After mushrooms are roasted, bring water to a boil
5.  Place water, mushrooms, and seasonings in a blender
6.  Blend until mushroom becomes a thick paste or approx. 2 minutes
7.  Pour mushroom mush in a mixing bowl and add Quinoa Flour
8.  Stir or blend until it looks like dough
9.  Take medium size balls and rolls them
10. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface & your rolling pin
11. Place mushroom ball on it and begin to roll the ball into a round shape
12. Heat a skillet with oil of your choice
13. Place tortilla round in skillet once hot and cook approx. 20 sec on each side or until the tortillas starts to turn brown and form air bubbles.
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14 Day Detox Book

EAT Like You're Naked COVER-A

Hi,

My name is LaDaska, I’m a fashion designer and I write this blog called, FOOD Junkie 21 where I share my healthy recipes and fashion concepts through story telling. My passion for food and health brought me to write this book! After giving birth to three children and having five pregnancies, my body changed dramatically. I was close to 300lbs after having my third child. I was unhappy and felt depressed, maybe post partum depression. I was at a weight that I had never seen. I never wanted to leave my home. I was hesitant to go out and meet new people because I was not happy with my weight. But when I was tired of being cramped inside my home and my knees hurting from my weight, I wanted to change my life. So I started changing my diet which led me to change my life.  Hopefully, this detox book can help you whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned body cleanser.

 

To purchase EAT Like You’re NAKED…14 Day Detox, it is available on my website at http://www.ladaskamechelle.com/#!product-page/c6np/39f8c81e-40d6-9702-80b2-2207ac6a1ae8

Hope you enjoy it.

Pear & Wild Rice

For months I’ve been experimenting with various alkaline foods from the Dr. Sebi approved list of ingredients and concocted this new side dish that can be eaten by itself but I truly think that this would be great as a stuffing during the “holiday” season for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike.

Give it a try and tell me your thoughts.

Recipe:
1 cup cooked wild rice
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 pear sliced
1/4 bell pepper diced
5 mushrooms sliced
3 tbls chopped cilantro
2 key limes-juice

Seasonings:
1/2 tbls Sea salt
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp basil

DIRECTIONS:

Cook wild rice as directed or in a rice cooker. (one part rice, four parts water)

Cook Quinoa as directed

Chop and slice all vegetables and fruit.

In a skillet, add grapeseed or Avocado oil and add bell pepper and mushroom.

Add Wild rice and quinoa  and stir approximately 1 minute.

Add spices, chopped cilantro, and key lime juice. Stir continuously until pear start to sweat.

ENJOY!

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Just BEET It!

Its beginnings are dark. A seed of blackness. Implanted into more darkness but with sprouts of holes allowing the sun to awaken it from its shell. Deep red roots but everlasting greenness rises to it’s calling. It grows, it’s stems, like veins, is the leafs lifeline of support. It carries the head yet is strong enough to keep its roots into place. Bulging greatness, round circles forms within its cell beneath the earth, creating a stimulus package of protein, vitamin B folate, zinc, magnesium, fiber, copper, and many other nutrients that support your blood pressure, inflammation, and stamina. 

Its creator pours, slice, and beet the beets. Crushing the skins inner flesh that she sheds from removal. Just the presence of her redness reflects where she comes from. The coastlines of North Africa is where she originates yet her roots are everywhere. Being planted from state to state, her bloodline reflects her resilience and earthiness to adapting to many climates and soils. She tastes just as sweet as Africa yet as earthy as the soil that surrounds her. 

From time to time, her brilliance of life is combined with other fruits to make a pack of detox body love. 

  

There’s nothing like dark red roundness sliding down your esophagus, settling into your intestines to improve your flow and detox your body.  This recipe was created with sweetness , yet rooted gentleness to the body’s blood system. 

INGREDIENTS:

8 oz water

1/2 large Beet root

1/2 lemon peeled

1 c strawberries 

1 in ginger root 

1/4 c oats (oatmeal)

1 banana

1/2 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth 

Kale Salad

Salads are boring and just about everyone who’s new to making healthier choices dread preparing and eating them. So here’s an easy prep Kale salad that you don’t want to miss out on.

ENJOY! Happy eating!

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INGREDIENTS:

Salad

1 Large handful of Kale greens-chopped

4 Brussel Sprouts broiled/grilled/pan-seared

1 Medium Carrot-sliced

1 Radish-sliced

1 Lime-juice

1/4 cucumber-sliced

1/8 cup craisins

DRESSING:

Avocado Dressing

1/2 avocado

1/8 cup Tahini

1/2 cup olive oil

2 Garlic Cloves

3 Tbls Onion

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/8 cup apple cider vinegar

1/8 cup Red bell Pepper


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place kale on plate and top with all vegetable ingredients
  2. Blend the remaining ingredients for dressing in a blender/Food Processor except Red Bell Pepper
  3. Blend for approx. 1-2 minutes
  4. Add Red Pepper in blender last and pulse for 30 seconds.

Use Avocado dressing to top your salad.