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Why Orgnic??

A word on Organic

You are what you eat and your skin is the largest organ of the body, everything you put on it gets absorbed into the bloodstream, so for me, if I am going to eat healthy, raw and organic as often as possible, then I want to put healthy products on my skin as well.

We already get exposed to enough toxic chemicals and if we have a chance to reduce that, why not??

Foods and products that are organic are not gentically modified (GMO), don’t have pesiticides, herbicides and other chemicals.  These chemcials can be detrimental to your health and are usually cancer causing.

Organic foods and products reduces overall toxins in your body further increasing your health and vitality. They are more nutritious, safer, have more vitamins and minerals and are better tasting.

I find everytime I go to the store and try and find a safe, healthy or organic product, reading the labels is quite amusing to say the least!!  I don’t know what the guidelines are but to put on the labels nautral or organic and to find out they still have toxic chemcials in them can be  frustrating!!

These are some foods that have high amounts of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics etc

– beef, chicken & pork

– dairy

– strawberries, raspberries and cherries

– apples and pears

– tomatoes

– spinach and salad greens

– peaches and nectarines

– coffee

– potatoes

– grapes (imported from Chile)

– celery

– peppers red and green

Organic may be more expensive, but for me, I feel it’s worth it.  A good way of getting fresh, organic and usually well priced produce is through your local organic farmer or at farmer’s markets, buy from organic co-ops, buy in bulk or decide on what you can or will buy that is organic, it’s not always alot more money especially if it’s in season.

I have found that I can actually taste the difference, but I know I am feeding my body better.

Here’s to Your Health!!

JB


Quick Snack Ideas

Just a couple quick snack ideas to help you eat a little healthier!!
Enjoy and please feel free to leave any comments!!

To Your Health
Jodi

Raw Ceasar Dressing

This one is great and no one can tell that it is raw, even my husband likes it, actually he loves it!!
It only takes a couple of minutes to blend this up in the blender and remember adjust things according to taste, this
is just a guideline to go on, if you like more garlic, add more, or lemon or anything else, just make it so that you like it
and enjoy it!!

Put all ingredients in a blender

2 stalks clery cut up
2 cloves of garlic
squeeze juice of full lemon
celtic sea salt & pepper to taste
few flakes of dulse (optional but adds flavor
1/3 cup cold press olive oil
1/2 tbsp tahinni

These ingredients are optional as they aren’t raw, but I add a couple of drops to give it more flavor
tabasco
wortshire sauce (or tamari or nama shoyu)
capers

Blend up to smooth and to your liking.
Pour over romaine or any other kind of lettuce, eat and enjoy!!

Here is a recipe for raw croutons which are awesome!!

What is Being Healthy Mean??

What does Healthy Mean to You??

We are all different, different bodies, different thoughts, different reasons of why we want to be healthier.
Here’s my thoughts……

Click here to watch

Rice & Spinach Salad

Rice & Spinach Salad

This is for thepeople who want to start adding more veggies into their diet, are vegetarian or who just aren’t 100% raw.  This is also great for leftovers (if you made rice) to make for lunches for the next day or two.

This is how I made it, but there are no rules here, add any veggies you like or haven’t tried yet and lots of them!! Experiment and have fun!

Rice

chopped Spinach

chopped Chinese lettuce (or cabbage)

Tomatoes

Green Onions

Parsley

Cilantro

Black Olives (not from a can or jar those aren’t considered raw)

1-2 Garlic cloves minced

Tamari (or Namu Shoyu, Braggs or even Soya Sauce)

Olive Oil and I added some Hemp Oil to mine

Mix all together and enjoy. I always like eating mine with some chili peppers added in and avocado on the side.

Notice there are no measurements, just add a bunch of veggies and you can make a dressing out of these ingredients or one of your favorites and adjust to taste……you should enjoy what you are eating!!! You don’t need very much dressing though.

Enjoy!

J

Dandelion Green Smoothie

Dandelion Green Smoothie

I decided to branch out and try one of my early morning Green Smoothies with Deandelion Greens since this is the time to do it. It’s Springtime, almost summer and Dandelions are in season.  Now, I don’t know if I would go picking the ones in your yard unless you know they haven’t been sprayed at all, but you will find them at the Farmers Market and in the Grocery stores.

I put the whole bunch in the blender, just cut the bottoms, so I was using the green leaves.

–  addapprox 1 in piece of giner, peeled and cut up

–  squeezed one lemon in

–  1-2 bananas

–  add some water, depending on the tickness you would like, if you like it thinner add more water, I sometimes throw in an ice cube or two to make it a little colder

Enjoy, you will find this Green Smoothie quite cleansing.  Dandelion Greens have alot of nutrients, are cleansing, good for digestion,  constipation and weight loss.

It’s good to mix up your greens and with these being in season, give it a try!!

J

Spaghetti Pie

I couldn’t find the original recipe for this one, so I made it off the top of my head last night for dinner, and it ended up tasting good, even my husband ate it!! (And no, he’s not a raw foodie, but will eat what I make and give me honest feed back!!!)
I also need to get a good digtial camera instead of my little pocket one, you couldn’t tell I used to be a photograher with this one!!! lol
Spaghetti Pie

3 Steps

– 6-8 carrots depending on the size cut up in chunks for the processor
– 1 cup walnuts
– 1-2 cloves garlice
sea salt to taste
squeeze of lemon juice
– 1/4 cup water ( may need a little more adjust accordingly)
Process together untila nice mixture, moist and smooth and put in bottom of glass pan

2-3 Avocados depending on size
Mash into bowl and add sea salt, 1-2 cloves garlic and juice of 1/2 lemon
Mix together, adjust to taste

Spread over carrot mixture in pan

Peel 2 – 3 Zucchinis and if you don’t have a spiroli to make pasta like noodles, any type of shredder will do (cheese shredder) to make a pasta like noodles from the zucchini
Grate the zucchinis
I don’t use the centers of the zucchini, I save those to mix in with other veggies for my dog, but you can if you like
place the pasta like zuccini on top of the avaocado spread
Garnish with chopped green onions or parsley or basil or cilantro or whatever else you would like,
a little sprinkle of a nut cheese too is optional

If you want, you can add in herbs to the carrots mixture as well, play with it and always remember, when dealing with fresh, raw foods, the taste may change each time so experiment and don’t be afraid to add more salt or lemon or herbs or even less!!
Enjoy

J

Raw…..What is it and Why??

What is Raw – Food that is!!!

and

Why Raw?

Check out my latest videos on a quick intro to Raw Foods

My next videos will go into more detail about Raw Foods, the basics, getting started especially since now is a good time to clean up our diet – it’s spring time!!

Please feel free to pass this on to a friend or leave a comment below.

Thanks
To Your Health
JB

Some More Food for Thought

Here is a couple little ideas on my latest video to get you started on spring cleaning or just to start cleaning up what you’re eating!!

Why Organic???

You are what you eat and your skin is the largest organ of the body, everything you eat makes a difference and everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream.  For me, if I am going to eat healthy& raw, I want it to be organic as often as possible, and I want to put healthy organic products on my skin as well.

WHY????

We already get exposed to enough toxic chemicals and if we have a chance to reduce that, why not??

Foods and products that are organic are not gentically modified (GMO), don’t have pesiticides, herbicides and other chemicals.  These chemcials are detrimental to your health and are usually cancer causing.

Organic foods and products reduces overall toxins in your body further increasing your health and vitality. They are more nutritious, safer, have more vitamins and minerals and are better tasting.

I find everytime I go to the store and try and find a safe, healthy or organic product, reading the labels is quite amusing to say the least!!  I don’t know what the guidelines are but to put on the labels nautral or organic and to find out they still have toxic chemcials in them is frustrating.

These are some foods that have high amounts of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics etc

– beef, chicken & pork

– dairy

– strawberries, raspberries and cherries

– apples and pears

– tomatoes

– spinach and salad greens

– peaches and nectarines

– coffee

– potatoes

– grapes (imported from Chile)

– celery

– peppers red and green

Organic may be more expensive, but for me, I feel it’s worth it.  A good way of getting fresh, organic and usally well priced produce is through your local organic farmer or at farmer’s markets.

Looking for organic skin and body care products?? Look no further, these have been the best I have found globally.

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How is your diet???