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Clarissa's Healthy Zucchini Muffins

Clarissa’s HEALTHY ZUCCHINI MUFFINS

 

this recipe takes about 10 minutes to put together

cooks in about 20

 60 seconds to devour…

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 2/3 cups white whole wheat flour {or gluten free baking flour}
  • 1 teaspoon aluminium free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 local egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk (almond, coconut or flax milk)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract {or powdered vanilla powder}
  • 1 1/2 cups grated fresh farm zucchini
  • 1/3 cups gluten free old-fashioned oats (uncooked), plus extra for sprinkling

What ya do:

Heat oven to 350°F.  Prepare a 12-cup muffin and use fun cups liners.  Set aside.

In a  good sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until combined.  Set aside.

In a separate smaller mixing bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract until combined. I also throw it all in my nutri bullet. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredient mixture, and stir with a spoon or bakers spatula until just combined.  (Don’t overmix)  Stir in the zucchini and oats until just combined.

Portion the batter evenly between 12 baking cups.  Then sprinkle extra oats on top of each to make it look more “finished”.  Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.  Transfer pan to a cooling rack, then serve the muffins warm.  Or let cool to room temperature, then store in a sealed container for up to 2 days, give as gifts and these freeze GREAT.

 

 

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✔︎All ABOUT Epsom Salt Baths PLUS Recipes!

 

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Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits.
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Epsom salts are named for a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom is different than traditional salts in that it is actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. These minerals have very powerful health benefits that can enhance the detoxification capabilities of the body.

Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood stream. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.

Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.

The use of regular Epsom Salt Baths has been shown to improve the symptoms of many health conditions including athlete’s foot, gout, toenail fungus, sprains, bruises and muscle soreness. It is also good for anyone dealing with chronic disease or chronic pain to do regular Epsom baths to help detoxify and de-inflame while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body.

How to Detox Bath

 

 

How to take an Epsom salt bath:

The first step is to schedule yourself at least 40 minutes, as you need about 20 minutes to remove the toxins, and for the second 20 minutes, the body absorbs the minerals in the bath water.
Fill up your bath with warm water. Be sure to have a water filtration system in your house, as you don’t want to bathe in tap water that has toxic chlorine, fluoride, dioxins and heavy metals. Add in the Epsom salts in the following amounts:

Children under 60 lbs: Add 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 60-100 lbs: Add 1 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 100-150 lbs: Add 1 1/2 cup of salts to a standard size bath
Individuals between 150-200 lbs: Add 2 cups of salts to a standard size bath
For every 50lbs larger – add in an additional 1/2 cup of salts.

Additional strategies to apply with an Epsom salt bath

 

  • Epsom Salts or Bath Salts like Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt – wonderful for drawing toxins out of the body and establishing proper pH—Epsom salts can even raise magnesium levels in the body! Use 1 to 2 cups per bath—the more you use, the more powerful the effect.

 

 

  • Baking soda – Soothes the skin, alkalizes the body and is a natural antifungal. Use 1/2 to 2 cups per bath (a great adjunct to Epsom salts).

 

 

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Neutralizes body pH and invigorates and softens the skin (note: be cautious when combining baking soda and apple cider vinegar—you may wish to do one or the other). Use is 1 cup per bath.

 

 

  • Essential Oils – Lavender is excellent in a bath, typically 10 to 20 drops will do the trick. Consider adding other relaxing essential oils, such as: basil, bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, juniper, marjoram, neroli, rose and rosewood, sandalwood, sage and ylang ylang. Typical use is 10 to 20 drops, but depends on the intensity of the essential oil.

 

 

  • Clays such as bentonite or monmoillonite – A powerful drawing agent, pulling toxic elements out of your body like a magnet. Clay can also do wonders on draining and circulating lymph in the body. Use 2 cups per bath as an occasional treat.

 

 Best Detox Bath

A Recipe for the Perfect Bath

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom Salts
  • 1 to 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 10 to 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (or your preferred essential oil of choice)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil or coconut oil for dry skin (optional)

Instructions:

Begin by turning the water on, setting it for a temperature as hot as you are able to tolerate (heat dissipates quickly, so it is often better to set the bath too hot rather than too cool). Add the Epsom or bath salts, baking soda, essential oil and olive oil, making sure to stir so that the salts and baking soda dissolve completely. Fill the tub to the desired depth and dip a toe into the water. If the water is too hot, simply add some cold water to balance the temperature to your preferred setting. Submerge your body into the tub and enjoy a good soak for as long as you desire (but no shorter than 15 minutes for optimal results).

NOTE: Make sure to drink plenty of water prior to your bath and after your bath. The bath tends to draw out from the body and can be dehydrating otherwise. For bonus points, buy a filter for your shower and run the water for your bath through the filter (to filter out chlorine and other unsavory elements). If this is not an option, add 1/2 a cup of clay to your bath to help keep the exposure to a minimum.

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LOVE YOUR LIVER

Take care of your liver, nurture your liver, love your liver and it will LOVE you back for a long time.

 

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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 average American consumes 10 pounds of chemical food additives each year.
✔︎The amounts of chemicals we are exposed to are unprecedented in history.
✔︎The average American consumes 10 pounds of chemical food additives each year.
✔︎ Food sprayed with pesticides and from air and water pollution are a chemical burden causing a chemical shit storm.

YOUR body has systems designed to eliminate waste and to detoxify poisons.

The liver chemically converts toxins to be easily eliminated by the kidneys.

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Top #2 Reasons for negative health  

1. Volume of chemicals in the environment

2.  diet

HELP YOUR BODY! When YOUR body is more burdened with more chemicals that it can efficiently detoxify, chronic health problems can occur.

Liver-protection

These problems manifest in many ways… 

allergies * skin problems * digestive problems * headaches * fatigue * joint pain

PLUS a variety of ailments can be caused by chemical exposure.

What Can I Do?

Eat my BEETS!!! Beets are a great liver-cleansing food. They also help our liver function properly. Our liver is our main organ in charge of detoxification. Supporting our liver is absolutely essential for ridding our body of toxins on a daily basis.

beet salad

Beets

Olive oil or coconut oil

Balsamic vinegar

Garlic

Salt

Pepper

1 lemon

1 orange

choice of nuts or seeds

choice of sprouts

Directions

Bake the beets at 350-400 until they become tender. I simply rough chop and add some water on the bottom of a roasting pan. Let them cool. Chop them and toss lightly with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Place on top of seasonal salad greens of your choice { toss greens with 1/2 fresh lemon and orange}. Sprinkle with nuts or seeds. Top with sprouts {I love sunflower}

beet juice

Love my Liver

Ingredients:
3 Organic Carrots (peeled and washed)
1 Organic Beet (peeled and washed)
2 Organic Apples (washed and cut)
6 Organic Kale Leaves
½ inch of ginger root
½ organic lemon, peeled
Serving: 2-4 servings.

Directions:

If you don’t have a juicer, just use a blender filled with with one to two cups of water or FRESH coconut water. Place all of the ingredients in a juicer and juice or in a blender and blend. If you used a juicer, make sure to stir with a spoon. If you used a blender, make sure to strain everything using a colander and then mix with a spoon. You can use mason jars to store it for later.

 

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? 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

Directions:

1.Place everything into a cool crockpot, and set it for a 4-hour cook period.

2. Fill the pot with enough water to leave only about 1.5″ of space at the top, and cover.

3. At the end of the 4-hour period, it will switch over to  “keep warm” setting.  Leave it here and use a meat thermometer to insure that your lowest setting is at least 180° F.  Allow the all of the ingredients to cook together for at least 14 hours, preferably for 20-24 hours.

4. After this 24-hour cooking cycle, remove anything solid left by straining through fine mesh metal sieve.  You can  freeze and  consume after your fast or to use in another recipe.

NOW you can serve yourself steaming mugs of broth to enjoy throughout this first full day of your fast. If you feel like the broth is too oily, pre package the broth from the crockpot into glass jars and cool in the fridge. Once the fat has set and  congealed at the top of the broth you can remove this disc of fat, then pour your broth back into the crockpot, and set the temperature to a 4-hour cycle, with the bones in the broth. I don’t throw this fat away as it is an excellent medium for sauteing vegetables after the fast. It can be stored in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week and frozen into ice cubes trays for months.

Each day, you should be consuming 3-4 quarts of broth. Since you’re going to be adding so much fresh hot water to the pot to bring it back up to it’s original level, you will be removing many of the fats and proteins that otherwise would have overcooked in this continual process.

For days 2,3 & 4:

  • + enough liquid so it reaches back up to the original amount. Use fresh, boiling water each time you pull a mug from it
  • + a dash of  Celtic Sea Salt, to taste IF NEEDED
  • + a splash of vinegar to continue to demineralize the bone. You don’t have too  BUT it’s great too.
  • + a sprinkle of seaweed from time-to-time, to keep the iodine and other trace minerals up in the broth
  • + Keep the crockpot on the “keep warm” setting

EVENING OF DAY 2  Add a fresh bone or two, to keep the broth full of gelatin and some fats. Do this just before bed at the end of day two, and it will be ready on morning of day three.  REMEMBER when adding the bone(s), turn the heat up to the 6-hour setting, before allowing it to run onto the “keep warm” setting again.

 

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Clarissa's Last Days of Summer Cobbler

Clarissa’s End of Summer Peach Apple Cobbler

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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}

  • 1/2 cup almond milk {or other non-dairy milk}

1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease a medium-sized casserole dish, square pan, or large pie dish or whatever YOU want.

2. Fruit base: In a large pot, mix and whisk together the sweetener, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon, ginger. Stir in your sliced fruit and mix until coated. Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Move cooked fruit into prepared pan.

3. Biscuit: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. With a fork, cut in the Earth Balance until mixture is crumbly like cornmeal. Stir in the almond milk until combined. Spoon the batter over the fruit.

4. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes until golden. Serve immediately with non dairy ice cream and toasted almonds or coconut.

**** You can probably use any flour you want in the biscuit recipe- use what ya’ got!

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?Clarissa's Split Pea Soup?

Clarissa’s Split Pea Soup

 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:

  1. In a medium sauce pan heat oil and sauté onion, garlic , carrots, celery, kale, and mushrooms over medium low until translucent, 10-15
  2. Add  split peas, water, bay leaves and paprika to a boil
  3. Reduce and simmer for about 40 minutes to 1 hour, until peas break apart
  4. Remove all from heat, discard bay leaves and place all in Vitamix
  5. Puree  on high speed, until smooth
  6. Warm and serve

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?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 cilantro leaves, rough chop
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, add squash, onion, garlic, curry paste, coriander, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes stir to combine.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add broth. Bring  to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until squash is soft, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. While the soup is cooking, toast the coconut flakes in the oven until fragrant and golden on the edges. Keep an ? on them so they don’t burn. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
  4. Once the squash mixture is done cooking, taste and add  more Thai red curry paste if you want more of a POW?. Remove the soup from heat and let it cool slightly. Working in batches, move from pan to a blender (do not fill your blender past the maximum fill line!). Put the lid on and use a kitchen towel to protect your hand from steam escaping from the top of the blender as you purée the mixture. Blend until smooth. Transfer puréed soup to a large serving bowl or container and repeat with remaining batches.
  5. Now you can stir the lime juice into the blended soup ?. Taste and season with more salt if you want.  When you ladle the soup into individual bowls and are ready to serve, use a spoon to drizzle coconut milk over each bowl, then gently swirl the spoon through the topmost layer for a pretty design. Sprinkle the soup with toasted coconut flakes and a place the chopped fresh cilantro in the middle.

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The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

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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 and physical fitness amongst other uses.
Essential Oils for Beauty
The use of essential oils for beauty and attraction goes back thousands of years. Cleopatra used Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils in her skin care ointments. Most oils display very high antioxidant properties which delay premature aging of the skin. Essential oils have been shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, hydration, firmness, elasticity, and texture of the skin as well as support for the regeneration and repair of skin cells. These oils include Frankincense, Myrrh, Geranium, Sandalwood, Helichrysum, Lavender, Cistus, Carrot Seed, Elemi, Rose, Patchouli, Neroli, and Palmarosa. My favorites for the face include Sacred Frankincense, Elemi, and Sandalwood. Once absorbed into the skin they should be followed by Neroli (Orange Blossom) which has an extremely pleasant scent and is also known to be a pheromone with seductive properties. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least 12 hours after using these oils on the skin.
Essential Oils for Fitness and Physical Performance
All fitness fans will be happy to hear that essential oils can be used for doping-free performance enhancement. The basic regimen consists of a pre-workout use, possibly an in-between workout and then definitively an after-workout application. It can be as simple as using just 4 different essential oils: just prior to your fitness session apply several drops of Peppermint combined with Idaho Blue Spruce to your muscles and then inhale for about 20 seconds from your hands. This will widen the airways and increase oxygen uptake while improving muscle function and potentially activating androgen receptors for better muscle building. Daily exercise is not only very important for overall health but is also one of the best methods to prevent or improve age-related brain problems such as memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s. Combining daily physical activity with those essential oils known to improve blood flow and oxygenation of the brain could be very beneficial for such patients. Other oils such as Grapefruit, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Chocolate, Peppermint, and Spearmint are known to support metabolism, an effect desired by most people working out.

Essential Oils for Anti-aging

Many natural compounds have excellent antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Essential oils are typically very high in antioxidant power and can therefore neutralize free radicals which are known to cause premature aging. In addition, essential oils can interact on a molecular level with cells supporting healthy cell cycles and cell regeneration as well as hormonal balancing. There is a lot of truth to the quote “You are what you eat.” Spices such as Oregano, Rosemary, Ginger, Lemon, Sage, Thyme, and Tarragon not only have antibacterial properties during food preparation but also significantly reduce the formation of carcinogens when cooking meat on the grill. Cinnamon and Ocotea are capable of reducing blood sugars, and Melissa can reduce triglycerides in the blood by influencing the way liver cells deal with fat metabolism. All of these properties make essential oils an important cornerstone in a holistic approach to anti-aging medicine.

When using essential oils as described in this article make sure you only use high-quality and therapeutic grade essential oils.

For more information contact Clarissa or

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