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Pumpkin Seed Basil Pesto, Vegan

Inspired by Italian Pesto alla Genovese, this easy pesto tastes just like the authentic original. A snap to make in a food processor or small blender, no one will ever guess it's Paleo, Vegan, free of common allergens like dairy, cheese, and GMO's. It tastes wonderful over Zoodles, salads, stir-fries, or as a dip with veggies. Basil is not only tasty, it is an anti-oxidant rich in vitamin K, flavonoids, and natural oils that protect from harmful bacteria. Pumpkin seeds are a true ...

Creamy Mint Matcha Green Tea Avocado Milkshake with Young Coconut!

It's a Green Bliss Smoothie! Imagine a creamy young coconut milkshake. Now add smooth avocado and uplifting matcha green tea. Then put in a handful of refreshing mint leaves and some lemon or lime juice. Now add a few Chlor-Oxygen green drops for energy. And blend. The result is indescribable green bliss! Did you know that fresh coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks? That's why it's great for athletes, men, women, and people of all ages. Even better, ...

Best Depression Med? 100% Chocolate!

Pure 100% chocolate is my favorite food in the world. And for good reason. Pure unsweetened cacao gives me a lift! It is higher in antioxidants than grapes, blueberries, or green tea. Maybe that’s why ancient cultures called it “Food of the Gods.” Who needs meds when we have the REAL STUFF? But there's a catch! If it has sugar added, it's partly toxic. Why ruin the healthiest food by mixing it with the most unhealthy toxin? Sugar acidifies the body and causes inflammation. Cacao, when ...

Sunrise Green Smoothie in 1-Minute

Go green with a delicious healthy smoothie for breakfast. My day begins with a big tall one. Every morning it's a bit different, and I drink it before a workout, yoga or qigong. This basic recipe is loaded with vital nutrition and whole food flavor. I make sure I use tart fruits, which are low in sugars and carbs....

Greek Eggs

If you live in Athens or the Greek Islands, you’ll find this easy everyday breakfast on the street corners. My friend Kalpita in Athens says it will stave off a big fat Greek hunger all morning. The name Avgá Mátia means “egg eyes,” like two eggs looking up at you, with a side of Kalamata olives and tomatoes. Good quality Greek oregano adds a high-nutrition punch to this breakfast, as it is packed with anti-oxidants, vitamin K, iron, manganese, and antibacterial benefits. If you ...

5-Minute Sprouted Buddha Bowl

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have leftover brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it's a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably soaked or sprouted. Add a few sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. "Brown rice" is just unpolished rice, so it is fully nutrient dense, and tastier. If you pre-soak it, then it starts to sprout, so it is supercharged with living nutrients. As a grain, rice isn't ...

My 1-Minute Turmeric Shot!

When I need an instant energy boost, I stir together this tasty mixture. These 4 ingredients in combination are SO uplifting! Mix together in a glass: 6 oz hot water, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon honey, Stir and enjoy! Turmeric could be the most powerful herb on the planet for building a strong immune system. Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin are the main spice in Indian curries. The health ...

Alkaline Watercress Salad

Today I found organic watercress at the local grocery! So I made this super-easy salad with all high-alkaline veggies, like cucumber, sprouts, kelp, and avocado. Watercress, with its pleasantly pungent flavor, is helpful in reversing acidity and purifying the blood. It has been used as a healing food for thousands of years. Watercress is especially high in anti-oxidants and Vitamin K (that’s the one most of us are lacking). Dr. Mercola says watercress contains over 15 essential vitamins and ...

Lemon Berry Parfait, Dairy-free

Oh boy! It's berry season! How about a quick layered parfait in a cup? This breakfast looks complicated but isn't. You'll be rewarded with luscious nutrition of fresh berries and almonds. "Parfait" means "perfect"  or "impeccable" in French. And layered food is very beautiful! If you have a blender or food processor, in 5-minutes your treat can be ready to eat! This is a vitamin-rich knock-out with high-anti-oxidant strawberries and citrus. Powerful nutritional compounds in berries such as ...

Hi-Protein Strawberry Milkshake

I got excited about fresh organic strawberries and made this milkshake for breakfast! Cashews and protein powder give it a creamy texture. High-antioxidant lemon gives it a zingy flavor. Bee pollen is rich in proteins and B-complex vitamins. Beet root is a nutrient-dense, colorful addition that helps lower blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost stamina, and support detox. Organic strawberries are the only way to go, as these delicate fruits absorb high levels of pesticid...

Instant Raspberry Fruit Slushies!

Everybody loves a slushy when it's hot outside! Blend them in just 5 minutes with whole fruit, which is WAY healthier than juice! Store-bought fruit juices are heat processed, stripped of fiber, acidifying, glycemic, tasteless, and low in nutrients. These thick slushies use whole fruit including fiber, blended all together with ice. Commercial fruit slurpies are notoriously high in glycemic sugars. A good home blender is a great investment to keep everybody healthy and lower your ...

Top 10 Detox Smoothies

Wake-up your senses with these TEN superfood shakes! My Top 10 favorite easy smoothies will jump-start your day. Building our immunity takes time and patience. So today I'm giving you my secret stash of quick, nutritient-dense smoothies for a busy lifestyle. These recipes are flexible, so feel free to be creative and make any substitutions that inspire you. BTW I suggest warm smoothies, not cold. An icy cold smoothie may be refreshing for a moment, but after swallowing, it's hard on your ...

Instant Cacao Spiced Detox Tea!

This uplifting beverage beats coffee hands down! Cacao is a top anti-oxidant that detoxes body chemistry and uplifts the spirit any time of day. It's an ideal antidote to modern bio-warfare. These days we need to bolster our immunity and resilience more than ever. Pure cacao is your friend, if it contains no sugar. Cacao is a medicine, non- addictive, and has no negative side effects for most people. Chocolate contains a bit of caffeine, but far less than coffee. When you creatively mix ...

High-Fiber Egg Drop Soup with Seaweed

Authentic Egg Drop Soup is hard to find, and so quick to make at home! In most restaurants, it will contain gluten, MSG, preservatives, GMO soy, and GMO cornstarch. How healthy is that? Here's a delicious traditional high-fiber recipe that you can make in minutes, with all natural (and Paleo) ingredients. Make it Vegan, or add meat, chicken, or shrimp. Traditional ingredients might include peas, chard, and seaweed. My favorite seaweeds are Hijiki and Wakame, as they add rich flavor ...

Wild Blueberry Mousse with Avocado

OK, let's call it "Blue Mousse". My favorite 2-minute uplifting snack is refreshingly smooth and anti-oxidant with heavenly flavor. This nutrient-dense treat gives you everything you need – vitality, yummy texture, and sublime taste. Just blend and enjoy! It could be your easy breakfast, snack, or dessert. The thick texture comes from natural pectin in blueberries and creamy avocado. Wild blueberries are small with a slightly tart, deep flavor. Wild blueberries may be the world’s most ...

Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

For a quick breakfast or a snack, there's nothing like a creamy parfait. Use your favorite berries - today I used blueberries, raspberries and black elderberries. This is yummy with Easy Homemade Coconut Yogurt, coconut kefir or goat yogurt. Kefir and yogurt are easy to assimilate, as the proteins are mostly digested by healthy bacteria. I added a dash of vanilla and optional sweetener. Today I used sprouted, toasted organic almonds. This is an easy breakfast or snack. It serves two, but I ...

Papaya Tangerine Smoothie

Today's breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya "batidos" I used to buy on the street in Mexico, made with (uh oh!) sweetened evaporated milk and sugar! Fortunately, papaya offers a tantalizing tropical taste with a relatively low sugar ...

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Do you long for the authentic flavor of old-fashioned Himalayan tea? Or do you crave the warm spices of a steamy Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Whatever you desire, this delectable brew will warm your body and soul. Instead of black tea, it uses Tulsi tea, also called Holy Basil, which tastes like black tea and is naturally caffeine-free. Sweetener is optional. Instead of a high-carb sweetener like sugar, it WOULD be sweetened with zero-carb sweetener, so it gives your blood sugar a break. Sadly, ...

Sweet Potato Golden Milk with Turmeric

Golden Milk is a delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. Quick to prepare, this spicy chai will warm your heart and stimulate total vitality. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that destroys many types of cancer cells. But it is difficult for the body to absorb. This Golden Milk recipe is especially formulated to help you assimilate ALL the health benefits of turmeric. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, and copper. They get their orange color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Homemade Golden Milk is way healthier than any store bought beverage, as it's free of dairy, sugar, GMO's and chemicals. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but it's dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...