Green nut milk

This pretty green nut milk was surprisingly sweet and tasty. It’s a great way to eat your greens! It’s also great on a cleanse. I had this for dessert and was very satisfied:)

Green Nut Milk

serves 2-3
1 2/3 cups water
1 cup cashews
2 soft pitted dates
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large handful of spinach
Put all ingredients in a blender and blitz until completely smooth

green nut  milk

Photo credit -www.yummly.com

My picture didn’t look so pretty so I used this one. The green milk looked exactly the same!

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Garlic oregano yam oven fries

I made these from the recipe from Brenda Brazier’s book Thrive. Even though I’m not vegan anymore I really love vegan cookbooks, and I especially love this book because it concentrates on whole food nutrition.

thrive foods

This recipe is so easy and delicious I make it at least once a week. It’s great on my cleanse too. It’s very filling and the pumpkin seeds add healthy protein. Here it is..

2 yams
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons chopped pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon oregano
11/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon basil
Peel and cut up the yams. In a food processor chop the pumpkin seeds and garlic then mix with the oil and spices. Coat the yams with mixture and bake in the oven at 300 degrees. Bake 35 minutes. Enjoy!

sweet potatos

Cleansing

February is a great time to do a cleanse. Over the holidays and winter months I’ve kinda fallen out of my healthy eating routine. One cheat leads to another and another and before you know it your diet has changed. I crave more rich cooked foods in the winter and not so much raw food. I also just feel more tired and want warming, nurturing foods. The good news is you can still cleanse and eat healthy cooked foods. I still like a balance of raw and cooked food. I think 50/50 is a good goal and easy to do if your juicing and doing your green smoothies every day. I am recently into Dr. Alejandro Junger’s program called Clean. I really like his program because you can still eat fish and chicken which is important for me because I need a lot of protein to get me through the day. I have a very physical job and I feel tired and worthless without high quality protein. If you are vegan then you can do it without the meat. Check out the blog Goop for some of the recipes.

and Dr. Oz has a great 30 day meal plan…

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/clean-program-30-day-meal-plan?page=2#copy

alejandro junger

Dr. Alejandro Junger, a cardiologist who initially began the research that led to the development of the program because of his desire to get away from the toxic foods, drinks, and thoughts weighing on his own health. He found that modern medicine often takes a “band aid” approach to “fix” or cover up a health problem, but the key is really to nurture our body from the roots with the right foods and nutrients. And by creating the right conditions, our body will begin to naturally heal itself.

I’m starting today and I’m going to go for it for 21 days! The plan starts with a breakfast shake every morning and two meals from the clean recipes. i will share some of my recipes with you as I go along. Check out the book too!:)

clean book