Jul 312014
 

Last post, Butts and Bellies , you worked your butt and belly…but what if you are bloated? pregnant 2 It won’t matter how many sit ups you do or how hard you work to burn off the fat…a bloated belly needs a little TLC.

Perhaps you have been eating too quickly and too  much of the wrong foods (sugar, alcohol, grains etc.) and it’s causing a pressure build up that doesn’t go well with your bikini…..or any of your clothes for that matter. Try the Clean Your Colon Smoothie to clean you out!!!

Clean Your Colon Smoothie

Apples and raspberries are effective colon cleanses…so let’s loosen that caked on debris and get it OUT

1 whole lemon peeled         1 apple                       ½ c  raspberries

2 tbsp ground flax                 ½ tsp turmeric          ¼-1/2” piece ginger

Pinch of cayenne                  1-2 cups water

Put everything in your Vitamix or blender and blend until smooth!!!

vitamixThe Best Purchase I have ever made for my kitchen! This blender will knock your socks off. I know it’s a bit pricey but it is worth every penny.  We use ours 2-3 times per day – way more than my oven!

Pick up your Vitamix today and enter code 06-005828 to receive free shipping! Want more great smoothie recipes…Check out Living Vibrantly with Raw Goodness – Your Guide to Juicing and Blending or check these out:

Kiwi Krazy

Purple Nut Smoothie   

Wild Strawberry & Raspberry Leaf Smoothie  

Tanya Morrison 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. You will learn many tips to never have a bloated belly ever again!  (Well almost never) 

 

Busy Mama Fall Program 2014 poster

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/natural-remedies-for-stomach-bloating.html

www.busymamadetox.com

 

Jul 172014
 

raspberry water in vitamix (4)I know many people that tire of just plain water or just don’t like the taste of water.

About 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated. Being dehydrated can be misinterpreted for feeling hungry and most of us will reach for food before a glass of clean, alkaline drinking water. In a study conducted at the University of Washington, it was shown that one glass of water effectively shut off the “midnight munchies” syndrome in 100% of the dieters tested.

Dehydration hinders your detox efforts and is one of the primary causes of daytime fatigue, sluggish metabolism, depression and inability to concentrate. According to Tao of Detox, dehydration has also been linked to cancer and chronic pain in the back and joints. Continue reading »

Jul 102014
 

Wild Strawberry & Raspberry Leaf Smoothie

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Ever thought of putting the leaves of wild strawberries and raspberries into your smoothie? Hmmm, I didn’t until I started to read Free Food and Medicine by Markus Rothkranz and took a Wild Edibles Course. Now you should see the weeds that get added to our smoothies, juices and salads.  When I walk my dogs you will see me picking many different weeds and on my last walk I picked strawberry and raspberry leaves for this Wild Smoothie that I created.

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When picking the leaves make sure they are in an area that has not been sprayed with any nasty chemicals and that the leaves are in good condition. Pick from different areas so as not to wipe out an entire wild patch (in other words…leave some for next time and years to come). There are no poisonous look alike to the strawberry leaf (and the wild strawberry flower is edible too) and if you don’t know what a raspberry leaf looks like check out the these pictures (no known poisonous look a likes either)

Now why would I do add these to the things I eat?

Strawberry Leaves:strawberry leaf and flower

ü  One of the highest sources of naturally occurring Vitamin C

ü  Helps with stomach problems and aches and pains

ü  Purifies your blood

ü  Helps with kidney stones and kidney and bladder problems, gout, jaundice

ü  Helps with heavy menses

ü  Naturally high in sodium

ü  Antibacterial, antifungal, astringent and contain antioxidants

ü  Here’s a plug for the strawberry itself – it contains anti-cancer ellagic acid in the seeds(best when blended to release all the goodness inside those tiny seeds)

Raspberry Leaves rasp leaf

ü  Naturally high in magnesium, potassium and B Vitamins. Contains Vitamins C and E and also the minerals calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and copper

ü  Helps with nausea, leg cramps and improves sleep (great for during pregnancy)

ü  Strengthens the uterus and pelvic floor muscles

ü  An astringent, stimulant, cancer-fighter, parasite killer, helps to get rid of diarrhea

ü  Can be used as a mouthwash (helps with bleeding gums, canker sores)

ü  Makes a wonderful healing tea

ü  Tones and cleanses your tissues and organs

ü  Purifies and strengthens your blood

ü  Contains flavonoids have been shown which shown to reduce cholesterol and improve blood circulation

ü  Here’s a plug for the raspberry itself – it contains anti-cancer ellagic acid in the seeds(best when blended to release all the goodness inside those tiny seeds). Ellagic acid tells cancerous cells to self-destruct so tumors can’t grow….fantastic!!!

 

WOW, this is one SPECTACULAR smoothie!  I could keep going with the super fantastic wild benefits but I think you get the idea that adding these leaves into your diet will provide you with MAXIMUM GOODNESS!

¼ – ½ cup strawberry/raspberry leaves

¼ cup strawberries

¼ cup raspberries

1 medjool date (or more depending on sweetness or a couple drops of stevia)

1 tsp goji berries (optional)

1-2 stalks celery

¼ cup spinach

1 tsp chia seeds

1 cup coconut water or water

1 cup ice

1 tbsp Truly Natural Vitamin C Powder (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

 

Put everything in your blender or Vitamix and blend away.

Enjoy with a smile. Eat Wild ..be wild!

Tanya

vitamixThe Best Purchase I have ever made for my kitchen! This blender will knock your socks off. I know it’s a bit pricey but it is worth every penny.  We use ours 2-3 times per day – way more than my oven!

Pick up your Vitamix today and enter code 06-005828 to receive free shipping!

 

Need the best goji berries, organic cinnamon or super foods such as Truly Natural Vitamin C powder by HealthForce Nutrition, check out Upayanaturals  

Want more wildness?

Wild Green Smoothie 1 and 2 with purslane

Smoothie Money Saving Tip – Freezing Spinach

Chlorella vs Spirulina

 Wild and Crazy Morning Energizer Smoothie

Wild at Heart

Sources and More information:

Free Food and Medicine by Markus Rothkranz

http://oftheharvest.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/healing-properties-of-strawberry-leaf/

http://wellnessmama.com/5107/herb-profileraspberry-leaf/

http://www.jcrows.com/remarkableraspberry.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/wild-raspberry-leaf-tea-is-a-powerful-antioxidant-a-woods-near-you

 

 

Dec 172013
 

Raw Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolate Treats

I love enjoying delicious home baking but I’ve found that the calories add up quickly because I tend to eat more than one! So not only does my blood sugar fly through the roof which causes health problems, but it also affects my weight and my mood!

Over the years I have been experimenting with finding ways to satisfy my sweet tooth and these recipes as well as the other dessert recipes I post do just that. So, avoiding all the butter, sugar and white flour can be done. Gradually or all at once (don’t know your style!!) switch over your taste buds to enjoy these delicious treats fully or intersperse them with your traditional treats!

Pictured here are – Cocoa Candy Cane Balls, Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls, Raw Raspberry Cream Filled Chocolates – my clients loved them all!!

Ingredients

For the chocolate:

· 1 cup finely grated cacao butter (I used a jar of cacao butter from Artisan)

· 3/4 cup raw cacao powder

· 1/2 cup maple syrup, agave, or coconut nectar

· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

· Pinch of sea salt

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For the raspberry cream:

· 1 (10-oz.) bag frozen organic raspberries, thawed

· 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2-4 hours

· 1/2 cup pitted dates

· 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds

· 2 teaspoons lemon juice

· Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

1. To make the chocolate, gently melt the cacao butter in a dehydrator or in a double boiler over low heat. Add the cacao powder, sweetener, vanilla, and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine, and set aside.

2. To make the raspberry cream, combine the raspberries, cashews, dates, chia seeds, lemon juice, and salt in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. (At this point, you can strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve if you like, but I find that my blender does a good enough job at pulverizing the seeds that I don’t have to strain it.)

3. To assemble the candies, spoon the chocolate mixture into molds (for best results, use a shape with a good amount of depth) about 1/3 of the way full. Add a small amount of the raspberry cream to fill the mold 2/3 full. (You’ll probably have some leftover. I trust you won’t have a hard time finding ways to eat it!) Add another spoonful of the chocolate mixture to fully fill the mold. Freeze for several hours or overnight, until completely firm.

4. The next day, when the candies are fully set, pop ’em out of the molds and INDULGE!

5. These are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

What treats are you enjoying at the moment??

Source:

http://chefambershea.com/2011/10/11/raw-raspberry-cream-filled-chocolate-candies/

Tanya Morrison

www.moveyourbody.ca

info@moveyourbody.ca

705-887-4605