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🎃Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

🎃Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

A Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Makes Every Day a Good Day For those obsessed with all things pumpkin, there’s really no end to where this antioxidant-rich squash can be used 🎃 Breakfast smoothies are no exception! ✔︎Skip the morning drive thru the Starbucks window and save money and time! ✔︎This simple recipe for a pumpkin smoothie is so good, you’ll probably want to start every morning in October off with one. YOU’RE in LUCK! Organic canned pumpkin is available year-round. For an even creamier and nutrient-dense breakfast, consider THIS ✔︎ it’s super easy to cut and cube pumpkin, bake it in the oven then freeze it for your smoothies!   Ingredients 1/2 cup pumpkin (organic canned or freshly cooked) 1/2 frozen banana 3/4 cup almond milk 1/2 scoop (approximately 2 tablespoons) vanilla protein powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Pinch of ground ginger lots of love Directions Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour […]

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LOVE YOUR LIVER

LOVE YOUR LIVER

Take care of your liver, nurture your liver, love your liver and it will LOVE you back for a long time.   The liver filters and processes blood as it circulates through the body. It metabolizes nutrients, detoxifies harmful substances, makes blood clotting proteins, and performs many other vital functions. The cells in the liver contain proteins called enzymes that drive these chemical reactions. The liver also stores some nutrients, such as vitamin A, iron, and other minerals. It produces cholesterol and certain important proteins, such as albumin. It produces clotting factors, chemicals needed to help blood clot. It breaks down (metabolizes) alcohol and many drugs. We live in a world bombarded by toxins everywhere we turn, we all could use some daily detoxification tools.  In order to truly heal my gut, I MUST be detoxing well every day.  The lymph and liver need our daily attention to succeed with overall health and that includes OUR gut. Did YOU know: ✔︎The […]

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🍲 Bone Broth Fast PLUS Bone Stock 🍲

🍲 Bone Broth Fast PLUS Bone Stock 🍲

   4-day broth fast using a  5-6 quart crockpot Tip 1 Plan to start your broth with 2-3 marrow, feet, neck, or shank bones, and a piece of organ meat, such as liver or heart, if you’d like. {Grass Fed, Free Range, Sustainably Raised} {if using beef bones roast them off first} Tip 2 If you’re using chicken or turkey, choose either whole birds, or cuts such as thighs, backs, drumsticks, and necks that have the skin and bones intact; include the giblets if they’re available. You can also use the carcass from a roasted bird. Tip 3 For fish, include the entire head and all of the bones. What you Need: Purified water, 3-4 quarts Celtic Sea Salt, 2-4 tablespoons (best to start low and adjust flavor as needed after cooking)  raw apple cider vinegar A chopped onion {DO NOT USE IF  you are doing a Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Fast or Microbiome Reset} Organic Parsley, 2 bunches ends trimmed […]

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Clarissa’s Last Days of Summer Cobbler

Clarissa’s End of Summer Peach Apple Cobbler BYE BYE SUMMER BUT FIRST HELLO COBBLER… Any seasonal fruit really shines in this lightly sweetened but delicious cobbler. A healthy dessert for a weekend breakfast or brunch OR just because your family one wants one… 1 Pie Fruit base: 5 cups sliced organic peaches { fresh or frozen} 3 cups sliced organic apples – your favorite variety  {fresh or frozen} 1/2 cup Sucanat {or white or brown sugar} 2 tbsp arrowroot powder {or non -gmo cornstarch} 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/3-1/2 cup water 1 tsp vanilla extract- {use alcohol free it makes such a difference in flavor} Biscuit topping: 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, ground into a flour {use your blender} 1/4 cup almond flour/meal {or more oat flour} 1.5 tsp aluminium free baking powder 1/4 tsp kosher salt 2 tbsp dry sugar (Sucanat, white, or brown sugar) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp  earth balance {or other non-dairy butter replacer} […]

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🍲Clarissa’s Split Pea Soup🍲

Clarissa’s Split Pea Soup   What Ya’ Need 1 cup organic split peas 3 cups water 2 bay leaves ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 onion, rough chop 3 stalks organic celery, rough chop 2 organic carrots, rough chop 1 clove garlic, slice 8 ounces mushrooms, buy pre sliced 1 quart organic low sodium vegetable stock 1 cup kale, rough chop pinch Himalayan sea salt pinch cayenne pepper What Ya’ Do: In a medium sauce pan heat oil and sauté onion, garlic , carrots, celery, kale, and mushrooms over medium low until translucent, 10-15 Add  split peas, water, bay leaves and paprika to a boil Reduce and simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour, until peas break apart Remove all from heat, discard bay leaves and place all in Vitamix Puree  on high speed, until smooth Warm and serve

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🍴Clarissa’s Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup🍲

🍴Clarissa's Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup🍲

Clarissa’s Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup Light and creamy, yummy butternut squash soup 💥 DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS 💥 Simply seasoned with with Thai red curry paste and swirled with coconut milk. 🍴 This recipe will give you about 6 cups or 48 ozs of deliciousness 🍴 What you need: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 pound butternut or kabocha squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small ½-inch pieces (about 3 cups) OR organic frozen 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, pressed or chopped 2 to 3 tablespoons of fresh juiced or grated ginger 2 to 3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon himalayan sea salt ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes (up to ¼ teaspoon for spicier soup) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 4 cups (32 ounces) organic low sodium vegetable broth ½ cup full fat organic coconut milk for drizzling on top ½ cup large, unsweetened coconut flakes Handful fresh organic […]

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🌱SPROUTS 🌱 are famous but do you know why?

🌱SPROUTS 🌱 are famous but do you know why?

Sprouts are totally the answer for highly concentrated nutrients and phytochemicals. “Each Sprout May Contain as Many Phytochemicals as an Entire Plant (and there are about 4000 baby plants in a package of sprouts) Green vegetables, high in phytochemicals, prevent certain types of cancer. For instance, between 1958 and 1960, Sulforaphane was isolated in species of Brassica, Eruca, and Iberis. In 1992 Sulforaphane was identified as as a strong Phase II enzyme inducer in Broccoli. In 1994 Steve Meyerowitz, in his book Sprout It!, points out that sulforaphane, known to prevent cancer, is inherent in Broccoli, kale, turnip, garlic, onion and Chinese cabbage. Brassica vegetables are a principal source of antioxidant vitamins. Sprouts have advantages over mature Broccoli in that they contain higher concentrations of inducers, and the inducers mainly affect phase 2 enzyme systems. Information about the role of each nutrient and phytochemical is of critical importance. Why do sprouts have higher concentrations of inducers? There is an inverse […]

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Want to lose as much body fat as possible? Eat spinach.

Want to lose as much body fat as possible?  Eat spinach. A recent study from Sweden’s Lund University found that incorporating more spinach in your diet helps in losing body fat. The study covered 38 overweight women who either consumed a beverage containing 5g of spinach extract (made up mostly of the cell membranes from spinach stems) or a placebo prior to breakfast each day.  At the end of the 3 month study, the spinach group lost 50% more weight! A compound in the spinach stems known as thylakoids has been shown to reduce hunger and cravings for sweets and fast food by 95%.  Researchers determined that the increased weightloss in those who consumed the spinach drink was due to an overall decrease in calories as the thylakoids worked to slow down digestion, giving intestinal hormones time to communicate to the brain that hunger was satisfied. If you’re feeling more satisfied you are less likely to snack on all the […]

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The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

By Olivier Wenker, MD, MBA, ABAARM, DEAA, Physician for Integrative, Anti-aging, and Regenerative Medicine, Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional medicine, Fellow in Integrative Oncology, Member of the Medical and Scientific Council and International Keynote Speaker Young Living Essential Oils. The integration of old remedies such as essential oils should be an important part of a holistic anti-aging lifestyle. Come and take a glimpse into this “Back-to-the-Future” approach to health, wellness, and integrative anti-aging. Essential oils represent the purest, highest concentrated, and most complete form of what plants have to offer. Modern medicine usually isolates a single compound from this vast and wonderful world to create a synthetic version, and when taken often comes with negative side effects. Essential oils on the other hand are composed of hundreds if not thousands of compounds working symphonically to treat or prevent the underlying problem. This explains why a single essential oil such as Peppermint can reduce nausea, improve pain, or improve mental sharpness […]

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Fall into Wellness Quinoa & Beet Salad

Fall into Wellness Quinoa & Beet Salad

             Clarissa’s Fall into Wellness                          Quinoa Beet Salad INGREDIENTS 1.5 c. organic quinoa 1 tsp. himalayan sea salt 4 medium organic beets 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar {ACV} 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. lime juice 2 tbsp orange juice Freshly ground pepper 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil {EVO} 1/2 large seedless cucumber 1 pt. yellow cherry tomatoes 1 c. green beans 1 bunch c. Chopped organic flat-leaf parsley dash cayenne DIRECTIONS Rinse quinoa thoroughly. Place in a medium saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until quinoa is tender, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours. Meanwhile, place beets in a large saucepan; cover with cold water (by about an inch). Add 1 teaspoon salt; […]

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