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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

Simple Snack

Life is Simple and so are our bodies. The snacks, fruits and vegetables do not need to be difficult to digest and stored or expelled. So my goal is to make life a little simpler by sharing some of my easy breezy meals, smoothies, snacks to your kitchen table.

Here’s a simple Finger snack to munch on for the kids after school.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 cup dry oats
  2. 5 medjool Dates sliced
  3. 1 ripe banana
  4. 2 Tbls Sunflower Seed butter (any seed/nut butter)
  5. 1/2 cup almonds or walnuts (roasted-option)
  6. 3 Tbls Agave
  7. 1/8 tsp Sea Salt

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Slice Medjool Dates and remove seeds
  2. Whisk Banana until smooth
  3. Add seed/nut butter of choice
  4. Add dates
  5. Stir
  6. Add nuts, Agave, sea salt
  7. Stir
  8. ENJOY?
  9. or create round balls and place on cookie sheet
  10. Preheat oven on 250 degrees F
  11. Mix makes 16 rounds
  12. Place in oven for 7-10 minutes
  13. Let cool and Enjoy!

 

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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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Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea pancakes with Quinoa flour.

Some people may think that chickpeas are not that great but have you tried them in pancake batter?  This dish is good for vegetarians who live an alkaline lifestyle or if you have a wheat or gluten intolerance. This savory pancake is filled with protein and fiber and ingredients follow the Dr. Sebi list of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup garbanzo bean flour

1 cup Quinoa flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder (not Dr. Sebi approved)

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup hot water

2-4 Tbls avocado or grapeseed oil

Simple syrup on top:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup strawberries

1 key lime-juice

1/4 cup pure agave nectar.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Sift dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well.

Add Coconut milk/cream to well and stir.

Add extremely hot water to thick batter. Stir

Heat Skillet on Med to Med-high heat

Add a little oil to coat skillet.

Add 1/2 cup batter or as much as you’d like

(depending on how light or dark you like your pancakes determines the length of cooking time each side)

Simple syrup:

Add all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer on Low approximately 5-10 minutes.

 

Chickpea Pancakes

Roasted Okra & Greens

Stir Fry is an easy go-to meal that almost any family can make in under 30 minutes. Okra has been a fan favorite for decades in the south. Originally from the indigenous people of the Gold coasts of West Africa, Okra made its way  in the bellies of the “New World” in the late 1600’s. However, it’s most commonly known for being included in Creole patois since the 1800’s to the present.

Since Okra and Collard greens are a huge component in the south. I decided to take the two most common items and create a healthy, vegan meal that can be created alongside cornbread and black-eyed peas or as a meal by itself.

My goal was not to overcook the greens so the nutrients still remain in them hence cooking them under 2 minutes.

Here’s the recipe for roasted Okra and Collard Greens stir fry.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Roasted Okra:
1/2 lb okra cut in halves
3 tbls grape seed oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp ground sage
Bake at 400 F approx.10-12 minutes

Sautéed Mixture:
2 cups chopped collard greens
2 cups chopped Kale
1/2 onion
1/2 large Green bell pepper
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Approx. 3-4 tbls grape seed/Avocado oil
3/4 tbls sea salt

2 cups Garbanzo beans
3/4 cup Black beans

Grains:
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup Kamut Approx
1 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

Boil grains as directed on package.

As grains are boiling, preheat oven to 400 F.

Rinse and slice Okra in halves.

Prepare Okra by mixing oils, herbs and sea salt together on a baking sheet.

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Bake Okra approximately 10-12 minutes

As Okra is baking, Chop your Sautee mixture.

Heat skillet on Med-High heat with Grapeseed/Avocado oil

Add onions, peppers, and mushrooms first for a few seconds (coat)

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Then Add greens and Kale and sautee’ approximately 2 minutes.

 

By this time, the  Okra should be done. Remove and Let cool.

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Continuously stir the Greens mixture.

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Grains should be done.

Add cooked or canned Garbanzo beans. Add Sea Salt. Stir

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(If you want to keep this meal Dr. Sebi approved, do not add Black beans)

Add Black beans. Stir

 Add 2 cups cooked quinoa and 1/4 cup cooked Kamut  to the mixture.

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Stir approx. 1 minute

Add Okra and Enjoy!

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*This entire meal was alkaline until we added black beans. If you follow Dr. Debi’s plan, do not add black beans.

Chayote Rice Fry

As I’ve mentioned before, lately, I’ve been on a transitional alkaline lifestyle path. Choosing to eat for an electric body is a choice that I’m taking. Every time I’m on set, people always ask me how do I have so much energy, all the time and all day.

Well, my secret is eating foods that have a high ph level. Drinking smoothies, having fresh squeezed lime water and overall balance of raw and cooked foods.  When I rise with the sun, I soak up Vitamin D with the light from It as well

I wont bore you to death but this meal literally took under 20 minutes to make and it’s my GO TO meal when I don’t have a lot of time.

INGREDIENTS:

1 chayote
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
6 Mushrooms
2 1/2 cups organic Kale
3 Tbls Grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cup cooked Wild rice/ Quinoa
1 tsp Sea salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp ground sage

DIRECTIONS:

Add grapeseed oil, chayote, onions and pepper
Add grapeseed oil, chayote, onions and pepper. Sautee approximately 2-3 minutes
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Add Mushrooms. Stir.
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Add Kale. Cook approximately 1-2 minutes
Add diced tomatoes
Add diced tomatoes and seasonings
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Stir tomatoes and cook approximately 1 minute. Then add either Quinoa or Wild Rice.

Electric Fries

There’s a movement going on with food. From non-gmo to organic to alkaline foods highly sought after. Lately, I’ve taken part in the vegan and vegetarian movement since July or August of 2015. Experimenting with more alkaline foods has given me a sense of confidence in being healthy not just for myself but so that I am able to lead my kids effectively in having a healthy and optimal life.

Creating meals and snacks similar to the starchy foods we’ve been eating is making the challenge fun, exciting and difficult. So I tried making some Garbanzo bean fries. Although, they were a hit, I’m a perfectionist when it comes to food. So I altered the order of when the salt should be added because I felt the flavor should be in the flour mixture.

In my first try, I added the salt to taste after frying the Garbanzo bean fries, however, I found that adding sea salt, and Onion Powder during the boiling point, made the flavors more salivating. Below is my recipe to simple, yet easy electric fries.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups boiling water
2 cups chickpea flour
1 Tbls sea salt
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
3 cups grape seed oil
1 Tbls Sweet Basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Boil water
Add Sea Salt, Onion powder. Stir.
Add chickpea flour in water
Cook. Stir. Until well mixed approximately 2 minutes on Med-Med/High heat

Pour batter in glass dish approximately 2-3 hours. Chill
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Remove from dish and slice like potato fries.
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Heat oil and fry until golden on each side

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