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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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Meatless Monday-Electric Lentils

Known for being a powerhouse packed with folate and protein and low in calories. These Legumes have earned their name on the charts for being the third highest level of protein because the protein in them makes up 26% of the calories that people consume.

As a staple food, I personally enjoy them alone or paired with other foods because my Iron levels drop if I don’t keep enough Iron stored in my body. Not only are Lentils delicious but they are great for the digestive, nervous and immune system.

It is said that they derive from the Middle East over 13,000 years ago. From Syria to Turkey are different countries that cultivated this legumes. However, at that point in time, the Middle East was still part of the continent of Africa but formerly known as Aethiopia (Ethiopia).

Please Enjoy this recipe made with love!


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dried Lentils

1/2 Red Onion

4 tbls chopped cilantro

1 tbls Sea Salt

4 cups water

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground sage

1 tsp Basil

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Soak cleaned lentils for an hour
  2. Sautee chopped onions in skillet with oil of choice approx. 2 minutes
  3. Add cilantro. Cook 1 minute
  4. Add Spices and lentils in pan. Stir
  5. Add 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  6. Simmer about an hour covered.

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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.

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.