Digestion

Healthy “Snickers” Mousse

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 x frozen ripe banana
  • 1 x ripe banana (not frozen)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter (I use the organic peanut butter from my local market)
  • 2 teaspoons of raw organic cacao
  • 3 chopped dates with pips removed
  • dash of coconut water
  • Loving Earth caramelised buckinis

METHOD :

  1. place the bananas, peanut butter, cacao and dates in a high powered blender or food processor and pour a small amount of coconut water over the top,
  2. blend and add more coconut water until you get the desired consistency.
  3. Spoon the mousse into small glasses and top with buckinis.
  4. Enjoy!

TIP: using frozen bananas allows you to enjoy this tasty treat straight away. If you dont have any frozen bananas or you’re pre-preparing for later you can just use unfrozen ripe bananas and leave the mousse to chill in the fridge for a while. Make sure to only add the buckinis just before you serve them so they stay crunchy and delicious.

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Lazy Sunday Breakfast Smoothie with Han Solo

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So… I was feeling a little under the weather today so i made a smoothie and I made a video about it.

If you would like to purchase some supergreens you can find them here…

http://www.yorhealth.com/jessicagriffiths

Otherwise visit the contact section of my blog,

Jess.

7 Princicals of Health

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Just passing on some knowledge nuggets from the incredible Don Tolman. The man is a genius! He’s the Indiana Jones of whole foods medicine…. get on it…

x

FIND DON TOLMAN HERE: http://www.dontolmaninternational.com/

Juice

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Drinking Juice is a great way to get extra vitamins and minerals in to your body. However not all juice is created equal.

Juice that you buy from the supermarket is full of preservatives and added sugars etc. Fresh squeezed juice is the way to go!

Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from fruits and vegetables. This is really important because most of us have impaired digestion due to less than optimal food choices over many years. This limits your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of fruit and vegetables easily enabling you to absorb all the mico-nutrients.

I use a regular juicer but for best results and to retain the optimal amount of enzymes and nutrient quality you can use a cold press juicer.

Here are some of my favourite recipes.

Refresher Juice

  • 1/2 watermelon
  • 2 limes

Detox Juice

  • 1 apple
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 small beetroot (and beetroot greens if available)
  • 1 small bunch of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 thumb of ginger

Orange and Mint Juice

  • 4 oranges
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 1 apple (or pear) for added sweetness.

Happy Juicing!

Jess.

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Get hydrated already

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Drinking enough water helps to:

  • regulate your body temperature
  • provide a way for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues
  •  It helps transport oxygen to your cells.
  • Helps with waste removal.
  • Improves your overall skin tone.
  • Assists in removing toxins from your body.
  • Prevents headaches.
  • Prevents aging – Aging is caused predominantly by the accumulation of acidic wast in the body. When we let these toxins build us they can cause all sorts of ailments and degenerative diseases.
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Prevents Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Boosts your metabolism- a warm glass of water in the morning with some fresh lemon juice will help kick start your metabolism.

 

20% of the water you consume should come from the foods you eat, raw fruit and veggies are a great source! The rest should be from water you drink. As a general rule of thumb You should drink liter of water for every 22kgs of body mass. Ideally the water you drink should be fluoride free alkaline water so you’re not consuming additional chemicals, this will help with the detoxification process.

 

If you have any questions feel free to email me at jessienicole30@hotmail.com.

 

Drink up!

 

Jessica

 

Red Lentil Dahl recipe (Vegan)

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Here is one of my favourite and easy recipes to make, I like to cook this up and freeze it in meal sized portions for when I’m too busy to cook something or go to the shops. I also like to do this with soups as well. This means you’ll be less inclined to go get take away food which is no good for your health or your wallet.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of red split lentils
  • 4 cups of water
  • ½ thumb sized piece of ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan crystal salt to taste

 

 

Method:

  1. wash and drain the lentils thoroughly
  2. place the lentils in a saucepan with the 4 cups of water over a medium heat. While these are cooking use a spoon to skim any residue off the surface of the water.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add in the grated ginger and the turmeric. Partially cover the saucepan with the lid and simmer for one hour. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 30 mins until the lentils are tender.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a small pan over a low heat. Once the oil is melted add in the cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  5. Stir oil and spice mix into the lentils and add salt to taste.

 

I like this on its own or with brown rice or quinoa for something a little more filling.

 

Sometimes I add different vegetables to the lentil mix. You might like to try adding in cauliflower and peas while the lentils are cooking, or try just adding in a a few cups of baby spinach when you are mixing in the spice mix.

 

Happy Cooking,

 

Jess.