Category Archives: Recipies

Daikon Sunflower Soba

 

Ever since I bought my Spirooli, I’ve been spirooling away! From zucchini spaghetti to Daikon radish, I just can’t get enough. Using the Spirooli adds flare to all raw dishes. I enjoy every last bite and walk away feeling light and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll soba noodles
  • 1 pack sunflower sprouts (from Mom’s Organic), cut with ceramic knife and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Organic Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (add more if needed)
  • Himalayan sea salt, use sparingly, Tamari is naturally salty
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 large Daikon radish, peeled and spiroolied

Boil hot water and add soba noodles. Do not over cook noodles, they should be a bit al dente. Rinse with cold water and add to large mixing bowl. Add in all ingredients and mix well. This dish tastes delicious cold.

Pome-Chia Pudding

 

Last weekend I formed a new obsession, CHIA pudding and I am determined to expand upon it!

Chia is named after the Mayan word for “strength.” Chia seeds help with weight loss by allowing you to feel full faster. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids (more than salmon) and Omega-6, fiber and antioxidants. Chia contains more calcium than a glass of milk, not that you should be drinking milk in the first place!

When combined with a liquid, Chia seeds create a gelatin like substance due to the soluble fiber in the seeds. This also happens in the stomach when they are eaten, slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. In turn, this helps with athletic endurance and metabolic rates.

Ingredients

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Place the nut milk, half a can of coconut milk, 1 tbsp coconut crystals and 3 pitted dates in blender. Turn on blender to a low speed, if using a Vitamix, turn to setting of 2. Pour the chia seeds into the blender, allowing for uniform mixing. Pour contents into a separate bowl and whisk every 5 minutes for 15 minutes. Let stand for one hour before transferring to glass jars and refrigerating. Transfer the rest of the coconut milk into a glass jar and refrigerate to solidify into a heavy cream like consistency.

To serve, scoop 3 tbsp chia pudding into separate serving glass. Garnish with pomegranate, a dollop of coconut cream and sprinkles of coconut crystals. Enjoy!

 

Gorgeous Brazil Nut Milk

 

I just cannot get enough of this Gorgeous Brazil Nut Milk recipe, compliments of Raw Food, Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis. I add it to my Tulsi Rose Tea and use it as a base for my latest Chia pudding obsession.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw brazil nuts, soaked for 2 hours or overnight
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • Stevia, to liking
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, I use Frontier Natural Products Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut butter
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • 6 cups filtered water

Combine ingredients in high speed blender for 2 minutes. Strain through nut milk bag and refrigerate in air tight container.

This weekend I steeped 3 bags of Tulsi Rose tea, waited for it to cool down and used it in lieu of the filtered water. Tastes divine!

Bulletproof Coffee, the NEW Craze for Coffee Addicts

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It’s so interesting how when you hear about something for the first time, you repetitively begin to hear about it thereafter! So is the case with Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee, which is supposedly healthier and longer lasting. Could it be true? I had to give it a try. So many of my patients are addicted to their morning cup of coffee, I had to do my due diligence. If they are going to drink it, could this be a better option for them? If so, hopefully they will be able to just drink one cup of coffee instead of their usual three!

Bulletproof coffee started when Dave was traveling to Tibet at 18,300 feet elevation near Mt. Kailash and a tiny Tibetan woman showed him the power of butter by giving him a cup of yak butter tea. Since then he has been on a craze to combine it with mycotoxin free coffee.

I am sold on the fact that the coffee beans we normally use, regardless if organic, have high chances of contamination with mycotoxins, toxic substances produced by fungus. It is important that we make sure our coffee beans are mycotoxin free, especially if drinking coffee everyday. I also agree that when making this coffee recipe, using grass-fed and not grain-fed butter is imperative. The butter is said to not make cholesterol levels worse but to optimize them in addition to making cell walls and hormones. The MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) oil is claimed to promote high energy, fat loss and brain function. It works directly in cells to give you an extra boost to maximize your performance and very little MCT oil is stored as fat because it is used for energy so quickly.

I strongly suggest browsing through the bulletproof website to form your own opinion.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Grind your Bulletproof coffee beans and brew the coffee as you usually would using a BROWN paper filter.

Pre-heat your high-speed blender. Boil extra water and pour into blender while brewing coffee.

Empty hot water from blender and add brewed coffee, butter and MCT oil. Blend until thick foam on top like a latte.

Optional: Add cinnamon, vanilla, raw cacao or Stevia.

 

This recipe tastes quite delicious! Although, you won’t find me indulging in coffee every day, I much prefer my hot lemon water first thing in the morning to alkalize my body.

What are your thoughts?

Recipe: Lisa’s Raw Cereal

Lisa’s Raw Cereal

Instead of feeding your children and yourself processed store bought cereal, try this as an alternative. Pairs well with  almond milk, fresh berries and honey.

You will need a dehydrator for this recipe.

Ingredients, all organic

  • 5 cups buckwheat groats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 heaping tbsp cinnamon

Buckwheaties: Soak buckwheat in 15 cups of water for one hour. Pour into mesh strainer and rinse. Continue rinsing the buckwheat every hour until the water being released is clear and the grains don’t stick together. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 12 hours. Once buckwheaties are dehydrated and ready to go, in a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well so that cinnamon coats all ingredients. Transfer cereal to a sealable container for storage.

Recipe: Cashew Cream & Blueberry Heaven

 

Cashew Cream & Blueberry Heaven

Interning at the Raw Food Institute with Lisa Wilson comes with many perks!! Delicious recipes is definitely one of them. I was stunned by this absolutely delectable recipe that I just have to share with you all!

Ingredients, makes 2 svg

  • 2 peeled apples or 2 peeled pears
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 handfuls cashews
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 cup blueberries, rinsed
  • 2 tsp goji berries
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp Lisa’s Raw Cereal

Add 1/2 cup blueberries to a bowl. In your high speed blender, blend the apples, cashews, coconut butter and vanilla extract. Pour half the mixture on top of blueberries. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of Lisa’s Raw Cereal on top of cashew cream and top with 1 tsp goji berries and 1 tsp pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

The Perfect Green Juice

Green juice is incredibly healing!

Green juice delivers a powerful diversity of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are absorbed immediately into the blood stream. Greens produce chlorophyll, which oxygenates your body and promote alkalinity. This enables us to release stored toxins in the body. A green juice will cleanse your digestive system, lungs, liver and uterus. Avoid combining vegetables with fruits, as they require different enzymes for digestion. The only exception is an apple, which has a more neutral effect.

Benefits include:

  • Abundant energy
  • Feel centered and clear
  • Focused and motivated
  • Mood enhancer
  • Prevent and aid disease
  • Reverse aging

Drink 1-2 quarts of green vegetable juice a day. Drink the juice as soon as possible, after the juice is made. This ensures the enzymes are still alive and the nutrients are their richest. Try not to keep it for more than 8 hours. Store in a glass container, so that the toxins in plastic don’t seep through and use an airtight container filled to the top.

For maximum cellular absorption, drink your green juice first thing in the morning.

Perfect Green Juice Recipe

Makes 2 quarts

Make sure to use all organic produce

  • 3-4 cucumbers
  • 8 stalks celery
  • 3 cups sprouts (sunflower, pea shoots, broccoli, buckwheat)
  • 3 cups dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard, dandelion, romaine, parsley)
  • 1 lemon, peel removed
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic