May 032017
 

Foods to Reduce Night Time Hot Flashes

Oh no!  Do you get hot flashes?

 

Did you know there are actually some foods (and drinks) that can help you with them?

 

One has been shown to reduce the number of them in half!  Yes, half!

 

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Oct 172016
 

carrot-cakeSo many of you have requested this recipe because it tastes so delicious!!!

You’ve said, “I’ve got soooo many carrots, what can I do with them?”  You’ve watched the video on my Facebook Page and some of you even came over wanting to taste it!!  What fun! Well, you can make a yummy cake in 5 minutes.

What you need…..

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Apr 162015
 

Raw carrot juice is delicious and alkalizing for your body. Carrots are loaded with live enzymes, and carotenes that fight cancer, improve eyesight, and cleanse toxins from the liver. Excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K and most of the B vitamins for a bonus! Carrots are rich in the alkaline-forming mineral calcium, which helps to strengthen your bones and teeth.

Carrot Juice  – Plain and Simple You can make yourself a plain carrot juice by putting some carrots through your juicer or spruce it up with some apples, lemons and ginger (my favourite). Explore your taste buds and treat them to deliciously fresh made juices.

Or try this recipe from Reboot with Joe.

Double Citrus Carrot Juice

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Sep 292014
 

Oh, the shelves are exploding with gluten free products and that is great for those of you who are gluten intolerant…but is it pulling us away from what our bodies are really asking for????….cellular food….

Can we eat gluten free crackers (etc)? 

My Answer: WHY???  Just curious…..cuz’ it’s still an unnecessary carb – eat a carrot if you are looking for crunch.

Also, gluten-free is all a marketing buzz right now, same as all-natural, fat free, low fat – have you ever seen any of this printed on the side of a fruit or vegetable??

Sure it’s great to avoid gluten in our diets because grain has been destroyed, altered etc by GMOs, spraying, splicing etc. (don’t take just my word -you can do the research – and listen to your body (bloating, gas, IBS,etc)

I checked out a few labels….hmmm…ask yourself, do I really want to ingest what’s on this label?  Will this stuff feed my cells, or is it feeding my emotions, habits,  if you really want to eat this stuff..…if the answer is yes, then go for it…..your choice.

Glutino Gluten Free cracker ingredient list: INGREDIENTS: First ingredient – sounds yummy doesn’t it…CORN STARCH, WHITE RICE FLOUR, ORGANIC PALM OIL, hmmm, not really into modified myself – how are they modifying it, what are they doing to it, hmm MODIFIED CORN STARCH, DEXTROSE, EGGS, SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, SALT, GUAR GUM, SODIUM BICARBONATE, AMMONIUM BICARBONATE, ROSEMARY EXTRACT.

Mary’s Organic – better choice Ingredients: Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, Organic Whole Quinoa, Organic Brown Flax Seeds, Organic Brown Sesame Seeds, Filtered Water, Sea Salt, Organic Wheat Free Tamari (Water, Whole Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Alcohol Or Organic Vinegar). Contains  Soy & Sesame.

 

carrotA carrot (fresh out of your garden, organic or from your farmer’s market)….. BEST CHOICE – it’s crunchy, it’s real, you can dip it like a cracker…… With this orange crunchy powerfood, you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

The fall is a beautiful time to be eating carrots and root vegetables.  Try this great Raw Carrot Crackers recipe

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-benefits-of-carrots.html#ixzz2yJyILihN

It’s all about choice and consequences…keep in mind your cells!!!

If you need to take baby steps, do so.  Getting off the grain-train can be very difficult.  See if you can step onto the veggie-train and pass by the gluten-free train (most of the time).

I will give you straight up answers but trust me; I’ve taken many baby steps.

Do what you can!

Want to know more about gluten, read the interesting article Is Gluten REALLY The Culprit.

Peas, Love and Veggies,

Tanya

 

 

Tanya Morrison has been in the Health/Wellness and Fitness Field for over two decades.  She is the creator of the Busy Mama Detox which is a 12 week program that runs in January, April and September of each year. To find out more about this life changing program check out the testimonials and information at www.busymamadetox.com. Tanya also teaches many different classes at Move Your Body Studio in Bobcaygeon, www.moveyourbody.ca and has written Healthy Snacks for Kids, Get the Skinny on Skinny Jeans & Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing & Blending.  You can get your PDF copy here

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

 

Jun 162014
 

Raw Carrot Crackers

One of my clients brought me some of his homemade crackers and I was hooked!! They are delicious!! The next time he was making them, I tagged along so that I could make them for myself. These crackers are super easy to make and store well in a sealed glass container. Enjoy sprinkled over salads or with a dip such as hummus.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of carrots cut in chunks
  • ½ cups onion chopped in chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/8th cup olive oil
  • 1/8th cup tamari
  • 1 tsp each – curry, turmeric, cumin
  • 3/4cups soaked walnuts
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup soaked almonds
  • ½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds

raw carrot crakers steps (1)

Figure 1 Process all the veggies until smooth – may have to do a couple of batches

Process all ingredients except ½ cup pumpkin seeds and ½ cup sunflower seeds. Depending on the size of your food processor you may have to process two lots and then mix by hand.  I process the carrots, onion, garlic, and celery, oil and tamari first, place in a bowl and then process the other ingredients except pumpkin and ½ cup sunflower seeds.

ingredients for carrot crackers in food processor with nuts

Figure 2 Add the soaked nuts

sunfloer and pumpkin seeds on top in food processor last step

Figure 3 Add the seeds last and only mix for a short time to keep them chunky – adds a great texture

Mix everything together and then add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place about half the mixture on one dehydrating tray with the liner and the other half on another lined tray (you may use three trays). Thickness should be about ½” in a square and then cut into squares.  This helps it to dry faster and also to have lovely square crackers.

carrot mixture ready to spread

Figure 4 Mixture ready to be spread on dehydrator trays

crackers in dehydrator ready for dehydrating

Figure 5 Crackers are on the top and at the same time I am dehydrating the soaked nuts and seeds that we add to our smoothies or the next round of crackers

carrot crackers on tray complete

Figure 6 Finished product!!! When applying the mixture to the dehydrator trays with the liners, spread the mixture out into a square about ½” thick and then cut into squares before drying

Dehydrate for 8-10 hours and then flip to screened tray and dehydrate for another 3-5 hours.  Make sure they are dried out completely. Crackers may be stored in an air tight container for up to a month. If you need to crisp up put back in dehydrator.

Where to buy your ingredients such as raw organic nuts and seeds, tamari, olive oil, a dehydrator?? Click here and enter the world’s largest supplier of the healthiest food ever!!!

What do you make in your dehydrator?  I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the crackers.

Enjoy the goodness of your food,

Tanya

Why eat Raw Foods?

Food that is heated to temperatures greater than 108 ○F, lose their enzymes in the process.  Enzyme depleted food can be very hard to digest and unfortunately gives very little energy to the body. Continued consumption of cooked and processed foods leaves our bodies drained of energy and vitality.

Live enzymes are essential to digestion. Enzymes are needed to break down the food we eat into a usable form for the body. Eating live raw foods leaves us feeling energetic and vibrant!

Raw foods are better quality; therefore you eat less to satisfy your nutritional needs. The heat of cooking depletes vitamins, damages proteins and fats, and destroys enzymes which benefit digestion. As your percentage of raw foods increases you feel satisfied and have more energy on smaller meals because raw food has the best balance of water, nutrients, and fiber to meet your body’s needs.  This in turn will lower the amount of money you spend on food, vitamins, pots and pans, appliances, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.

Eating a diet of raw foods can reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Remember, cooking creates free radicals, which are the major cause of cancer. When you lower the number of free radicals your cells are bombarded with, you lower your risk of cancer.

A raw food diet can protect you from acute diseases such as colds, flu, measles, etc. Raw foods maintain a healthy body and a healthy body will not become diseased.