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Day 1 Cold-Pressed Juice Cleanse…..and Some Inner Thoughts & Stuff.

Back at it……as I tap my finger thinking about chocolate and whisky,  I have to go all the way with something or not at all. Our business is about to launch soon and I need my brain and body working to my best advantage. This means no processed foods, no alcohol, no tobacco, no smoking……, no television. Every now and then life can get me down when I have so many responsibilities and so little time to dream. When my stress is high I have found over the years I need to really take focus of my life on every level. This week I am challenging myself to reset myself: my health, my body, and my mind.

This time a year a ago I was smoke free, drank very little alcohol, spent most of my free-time in nature and away from the city, creating something, writing, or listening to music. I had taken a long journey to get where I was and it wasn’t easy. Once I decided to move out on my own I started to throw away a lot of the structure and guidelines I had carefully placed on myself, physically, mentally, emotionally….always interested in testing, learning, and pushing…whether it’s good or bad is another story.

I can’t condemn myself too hard though, without the lessons of bad choices we can’t expect to learn to make the good ones. I haven’t written anything down in almost a year…..I think out loud, I am unorganized, I constantly go astray, I feel like I haven’t done anything stimulating or thought provoking in a year. I needed this past year though to plan and evaluate the next one….I’ve decided, my mind feels bottled, boggled and I’m ready to return to my writing. Weirdest…health blog….ever 🙂

Anyways……

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I prepared all my of raw things today. I buy a lot of raw almond butter, celery, raw cacao goji squares, live banana nut bread bars, nacho kale chips and lots of apples. I don’t believe in fully juicing my system completely and I like to start out the first two days eating raw prepared foods, fruits, nuts, and raw vegetables. I like to make the raw tahini almond salad dressing to eat with veggies…..or if I’m feeling lazy I’ll buy a bottle of Luna’s hemp dressing. It tastes like ranch…awesome.

This day sucks the most…day 1 you always start to feel good but then you’re feeling like you’re more hungry than you’ve ever been. I always end up drinking a ton of juice and alkaline water, I drink as much as I want until I start to feel satiated. The sooner your vitamin and nutrient malnutrition can start to balance, the less hungry you’ll feel. Once again you may not agree completely with my method but this is how I do it and how it is the easiest to me. I’ve gone through many varieties of cleanses and this way has had the quickest and more fulfilling outcome. Everyone I know usually quits from hunger.

However, the hunger you feel is actually much like a drug detox of fat and toxins beginning to run out of the system. Sugar and Salt are like drugs to the brain and once we begin to remove them you start to want them more. This only seems to last around 24-72 hours for me and really only bothers me at night when I’m bored, and would usually snack.

I am exhausted from preparing juice all day for the next one or so, as well as writing some insane web diagram to my web people…I’m totally beat. I set my clock for 11 am….I’m curious to see how long it will take me to wake up more easy and sleep more soundly.

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Paleo Friendly Recipe – No Bake Decadent 6-Layer Cake

Reformed Health

6 Layer DecadenceI did not invent this recipe – and I am not advocating the Paleo diet (though I think it has some good points).

So why am posting this recipe?

First of all, it is amazing. Second, I made some significant changes to the recipe, which in my opinion enhance it greatly. And finally, I did not like the name by which it was originally called.

As I was making this layer cake for a Paleo friend, I was afraid that it would not be sweet enough for my sugar loving self.

I was wrong.

It is perfect. P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

For my gluten free friends: this recipe works also.

Gather these ingredients then follow the directions for each layer:

  • 1  1/2 cups organic pecans (layer one)
  • 3/4 cup organic dates (layer one)
  • 1 cup + 5 Tbsp organic extra virgin coconut oil (layers one, four,  five)
  • 1/3 cup organic coconut oil –…

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Honey Strawberry Paleo Dessert Smoothie

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I am in the mood for something sweet but since I promised myself I’ll only eat beautiful food ☺️ I wanted to create something yummy without too much guilt.
1 organic banana
7 organic strawberries regular or frozen
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 cup of organic full fat coconut milk

Blend on High until smooth
Top with raw honey and chia seeds if you like.

This should be a treat though 😇 bananas are very high in carbs.

Lamb Stuffed Avocado with Tztaziki Dressing

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I’ve been craving something creamy and rich lately, so I decided to use the rest of my New Zealand Boneless Lamb Shoulder crock pot recipe.

Just take an organic ripe avocado, shave out the hole where the pit was to give yourself a little more room. Flash sautée the lamb with onion, curry, and a little pepper to taste. Remove the lamb and mix it with diced organic cucumber. You can place the avocado on top of my Slow Cooked Lamb Gyro Salad if you’d like. I just got home from a strenuous gym session so I want to pig out 😈. The dressing is just Roots Organic Tztaziki sauce and Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. I use equal parts, I love this dressing ! It’s so easy to make, creamy, and only 30 calories a table spoon. This meal will help fill you up and keep your metabolism pumping !

8 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder gyro paleo salad

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1 organic washed romaine head chopped
1/2 white or Vidalia onion chopped
1 1/2 cups crock pot slow cooked boneless New Zealand lamb shoulder
3-4 Campari tomatoes diced
1/2 cucumber diced
3-4 tablespoons tzatziki sauce
Pepper to taste

Watermelon Beet Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction

Healthy & Creative !

Cindy Fong

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When these  interesting looking veggies arrived in my local CSA box, I imagined that they were some sort of special purple carrots or maybe radishes.    When I learned that they were actually Baby Forono Beets, I immediately thought of canned beets.  Greeaaatttt, I thought to myself.  What am I going to do with these?  Then I recalled this delicious beet watermelon salad The Hungry Athlete made for us at her house, and decided to do a take on that.

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Besides, the many benefits of beets include:

  • Rich in nutritional value and fiber (potassium, manganese and folic acid)
  • Boost stamina for a workout
  • Fight inflammation
  • Detoxifying
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Lower blood pressure

It made for a deliciously refreshing salad that all my friends enjoyed on our picnic.  Who knew that eating healthy could taste so good?

Bon appetit!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Baby Beets
  • 1/2 Seedless Watermelon
  • 1/2 Bunch Arugula
  • 1/4 c Balsamic Vinegar

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Meat of the Week Recipe: Slow Cooked Paprika Chicken

Cooking meat in a Crock Pot is a great way to eat healthy, save time, and you can save the broth for quick soups which maximizes your money and pantry.
What you’ll need :
• 1 Whole Free-Range Organic Chicken (I always opt for the best quality I can find at the fairest price, there’s many reasons to buy Organic but we’ll get into that another time)
• 2 Teaspoons Paprika
• 1 Teaspoon Salt
• 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
• 1 Teaspoon Thyme
• 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
• 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
• 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
• 1 Onion

Now combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

Cut up your onion anyway you like and spread it evenly in the crock pot

Rub your chicken down with the dry paprika mixture and leave it to cook for 8 hours on a low setting 😃

If you want to maximize this dish you can save the bones and what’s left of the meat in the crock. Add plenty of water almost to the top, and leave it on a low setting all day. You can let it cool and easily pick out the bones. I like to cool it in the fridge over night to scrape the excess fat off of the top. I will post my soup recipe tomorrow 👍.

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