Brazil Nut Milk

Brazil Nut Milk

I’ve been endeavoring to eat more Brazil nuts (or rather seeds) because they are an excellent source of selenium which is good for a healthy thyroid. My goal is to eat two a day but I heard they turn into a velvety smooth milk like cashews.

For a long time, I avoided making nut milks because it seemed complicated and I was certain I didn’t have the right gadgets. That was until I  tried homemade almond milk for the first time and was blown away by the taste and texture. It was like drinking a vanilla milkshake that was bursting with life. That day, I ordered a nut milk bag from Amazon and tried my first attempt.

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Smooth and Creamy Guacamole

Authentic Guacamole

When my good friend Melanie Boyer, a talented yoga and Pilates instructor moved to Punta Mita (Puerta Vallarta), I was lucky enough to be invited to stay with her. I had an amazing time and learned a lot about living in Mexico. I tasted my first Michelada (without Clamato juice), a refreshing glass of icy cold beer poured over a generous layer of fresh lime in a salt-rimmed glass. I also had THE BEST creamy guacamole I’d ever tasted.

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Spicy Citrus Blast

Spicy Citrus Blast

I am loving this Vitamin C blast. It is tasty, refreshing and so simple to make. This fresh juice is great after a workout or if are feeling dehydrated, run down, or just need a lift. No need to plug in a fancy juicer either. Just cut and squeeze fresh fruit with a manual juicer.  The combination of grapefruit, oranges, and lemons gives the juice a complexity that none of these fruits have when pressed on their own. The heat of Cayenne is a warming spice that is said to support cardiovascular health, suppress appetite, and relieve congestion.

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KIS: Kale Iron Smoothie

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If Popeye were around today, he’d ditch the cans of spinach and guzzle a kale smoothie. Why? Because kale has the reputation of being a super food. It’s high in Vitamins A, K and C and rich with nutrients and anti-oxidants that help fight disease and aging.  It’s also very low in fat and calories. So why isn’t everyone eating kale? Because kale tastes healthy and earthy which isn’t a bad thing, but takes some getting used to. Therefore, adding kale to smoothies is the best way to start your love affair with it.

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