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Delicious Smoothie that Promotes Clear Skin

Via @eHow by #LillyWallace

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“A nutrition-dense diet abundant in fresh, organic, antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits does more than make you feel good — it helps you look good too with healthy, glowing skin. The following smoothie recipe includes five taste-pleasing ingredients that provide plenty of skin-healing vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients.” [1]

How will your skin benefit from the ingredients?

Cucumber – very hydrating with anti-oxidant and anti-inflamatory benefits.

Carrots – provide high amounts of vitamins and phytonutrients which will protect the skin against sunburn.

Banana – vitamins and flavonoids with anti-oxidant effects.

Coconut water – contains vitamins B and C, which are anti-oxidants and helps to repair damaged skin.

Oranges – source of vitamin C that promotes skin elasticity.

Click here for more information on the beneficial effect of the smoothie as well as the recipe.

Source:

  1. Smoothie Recipe for Clear Skin (with Pictures) | eHow

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Quick & Easy Vegan Praliné Ice Cream With Chocolate Sauce

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Via Quick & Easy Vegan Praliné Ice Cream With Chocolate Sauce.

BY   PAULINE HANUISE

Quick & Easy Vegan Praliné Ice Cream With Chocolate Sauce

As we wind into summer, I find myself craving ice cream all the time. For a few days, I tried to resist this urge.

But recently, as I was running, I realized that if self-love means accepting yourself fully and unconditionally, that includes accepting cravings for something totally decadent and rich in chocolate.

That’s how this creation was born!

Quick & Easy Vegan Praline Ice Cream With Chocolate Sauce
Serves 1

Ingredients for Ice Cream

  • 1 & 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 big Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite milk
  • Pinch cinnamon

Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup of your fav milk
  • Directions

For each (ice cream and chocolate sauce), blend all ingredients in your high speed blender until smooth. Serve your ice cream in a nice little bowl and pour the chocolate sauce on top.

Garnish with your favorite toppings. Here I’ve used some mulberries and cinnamon.

Enjoy!

 

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Yoga Journal – Lemon-Berry Smoothie

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Via Yoga Journal – Lemon-Berry Smoothie.

Although fruity, this light, fresh and easy breakfast won’t spike blood sugar. Berries and pomegranates are amongst the best fruits for kapha, due in part to their low glycemic index and their slightly astringent taste. The added lemon and cayenne pepper help flush the lymphatic system, aid circulation, and add a significant “oomph” to the power of this morning drink. If you can’t get fresh berries, use frozen. Thaw frozen berries before using.

ingredients

1 C organic strawberries, raspberries or pomegranate seeds
1 C water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Dash cayenne pepper, optional
6 drops liquid stevia, optional

directions

Put all of the ingredients, save the stevia, into a blender. Process until smooth and pour into a glass. Add stevia to taste. 


Recipe copyright Talya Lutzker and Talya’s Kitchen, 2014

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Just In Time For Summer

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Via MindBodyGreen

BY MOLLY PATRICK

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I was talking with my father on the phone last week, and he told me, “Molly, anyone who likes regular burgers and trying to eat better should try these. They’re delicious. Please share this recipe with whoever you share recipes with on your computer.”

I knew I had to share them. They’re dad tested and approved. Here they are, from me to you. With love.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Just In Time For Summer

Ingredients for beans

  • 1 cup dried black beans (180g), soaked overnight in enough water to cover them be several inches
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (5ml)
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder (10g)
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder (2g)
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder (2g)
  • 2 tsp. oregano (2g)
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder (2g)

Directions for beans

After the beans have soaked overnight, drain the water and rinse them. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and add the beans and the spices.

Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 5 cups of water (1.2 liters) and lock the lid into place.

Bring beans to pressure and cook for 25 minutes.

Once the pressure has gone down, drain the water from the beans and set aside for now. Once you’re ready to make the burgers, here are the additional ingredients you will need:

Ingredients for burgers

  • 1 cup grated carrot (110g)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (150g)
  • All of the beans that you cooked in the pressure cooker (about 2 cups / 465g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (6g)

Directions for burgers

Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

Place the carrots, quinoa, beans and salt in the food processor and blend until everything is mixed up. Place the mixture in a large bowl and make 6 equal sized patties. Bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes on one side, flip and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve on lettuce leaves with onions, tomatoes, pickles, avocado, sprouts and some yummy smoked cheddar. Or however else you want to serve it!

Note

Use canned beans if you don’t want to make your own. If you use canned, add all of the spices to your food processor from above in the bean recipe.

Whatever type of beans you use, make sure you don’t add any liquid along with them. You want them to be as dry as possible so that the patties can form easily. If for some reason the patties are too wet, add a little rice flour and stir.

 

To find out more about Molly and the awesome work she’s doing in the world, check out her website, boldvegan.com.

Read original article here: Vegan Black Bean Burgers Just In Time For Summer.

DIY: Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic To Cure Bloating & Inflammation

Apple Cider Vinegar tonic to cure bloating and inflammation

Via MindBodyGreen written by Brandy Oswald

Let me start by saying, I am obsessed with fire cider tonic. It has saved me from so much digestive discomfort. What is fire cider tonic, you ask? Well, fire cider tonic is a powerful, food-based tonic that aids in digestion and immune support.

Fire cider tonic ingredients vary from brand to brand, but my homemade fire cider consists of: red onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, ginger, lemon, lime, and cayenne pepper. It has helped me better digest my meals and has nearly eliminated my chronic post-meal bloating, cramping, and discomfort.

Fire cider is also great because it can be used not only as a digestive aid, but as general immune support. It has lots of antibacterial properties from garlic, vitamin C from lemons and limes, the benefits of raw apple cider vinegar, the prebiotics of onion and ginger, and the kick of cayenne. It also works wonders on colds. It’s such amazing food-based powerhouse.

So, are you ready to make your own?! Don’t be scared. It honestly couldn’t be any easier!

Homemade Fire Cider Tonic

Makes: 1/4c. – 1/2c. (depends on use of juicer)

Time: 5-10 mins.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 red onion
  • 5 inches ginger root (2 inches if you do not have a juicer)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic

Special equipment

  • juicer or a microplane

Directions

In a juicer, juice onion and 4 inches of ginger root. (Warning: wear goggles or an eye covering if you have a centrifugal juicer as it will make your eyes tear up fiercely while juicing the onion!) If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a microplane grater. (If using a microplane, only use 1 inch of ginger at this stage.) Next, add apple cider vinegar, cayenne, the juice from the lemon and lime, 1 inch ginger (grated with a microplane), and garlic (grated with microplane). Stir. To serve, add 1/2 tablespoon Homemade Fire Cider Tonic to 1 tablespoon of water. Store in the refrigerator, up to 18 months.

Read original article here: DIY: Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic To Cure Bloating & Inflammation.

Perfect Weekday Snack: Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse

Vegan almond chocolate mousse

Via MindBodyGreen by Pauline Hanuise

This little treat is super easy to whip up and is absolutely delicious. I love it as a mid-afternoon snack or when I crave something chocolatey.

Personally, I don’t add any sugar at all in this one. The maca powder is enough for me, but if you’d like it on the sweeter side, add half a banana or your favorite sweetener, which is what I do when I prepare this for my family or friends.

Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse
Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. maca powder
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao beans
  • 1 heaped Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Your favorite sweetener to taste (optional)

Directions

Blend everything (except your toppings) in your high speed blender.

Add more milk if the texture is too tick.

Totally optional: Adjust the taste by adding your favorite sweetener.

Find original article here: Perfect Weekday Snack: Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal With Banana, Blueberries and Walnuts

Gluten free breakfast cereal via www.mindbodygreen.com

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal With Banana, Blueberries & Walnuts

Via http://www.mindbodygreen.com

By Molly Patrick

The routine of mornings is a sacred dance that prepares us for our day. While we’re going through the steps of our morning moves, let’s not forget to revel in the present moment. Forget about the duties of hours to come, embrace the new start of the day, and sit with the grace of early light.

Here’s a recipe to help you savor every moment of your beautiful morning.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal With Banana, Blueberries and Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked cold millet (70g)
  • 1/2 cup cooked cold quinoa (70g)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (20g)
  • 1/2 banana cut in slices
  • 1/4 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (20g)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (15ml)
  • 1 cup fresh Almond Milk (235ml)

Directions

Place all ingredients into a bowl and top with almond milk.

Note

If you prefer warm cereal, heat the grains on stove top before adding them to your bowl.

To find out more about Molly and the awesome work she’s doing in the world, check out her website, boldvegan.com.

Read original article here: Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal With Banana, Blueberries & Walnuts.