Recipes

  • 3 Delicious Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth (When All You Want is a Cookie)


    We’ve all been there.  It 8 p.m.  We’re watching our favorite show and suddenly we are like the dog on UP…”Cookie!”  It’s all we can think about.  A sweet treat with a cold glass of milk…yum.  Warm cookies have been my downfall for years.  I used to make cookie batter and freeze small batches so after dinner, all I had to do was take one out, defrost it super quick, and through a nice half-dozen in my toaster over.  Sweet, warm perfection after a long day.
    Ever since changing my eating habits and focusing on nothing but natural, energy enhancing sugars, things have changed.  To begin, once I kicked the sugar habit for good, many of my sweet cravings completely disappeared.  I feel satiated now.  But at certain times (ladies, you know what I mean!) my hormones just won’t quit and yes, I feel like I could kill for one of those warm chocolate chip cookies again.
    Instead of reaching for the cookies, here are 3 of the recipes that have helped me.  They satisfied me when I feel that urge for sugary foods that would throw me completely off balance and, as a food addict, may start that snowball before I know it.

    CHOCOLATE COVERED BERRIES SMOOTHIE

    Serves 1
    1 cup water or almond, hemp or coconut milk
    ½ avocado
    1 ripe banana
    1 cup of frozen berries   1 tablespoon chia seeds
    1 tablespoon raw cacao
    3-4 ice cubes
    ½ dropper of vanilla stevia
    Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy

    SIMPLE GREENS SALAD WITH GRAPEFRUIT TAHINI DRESSING

    Serves 2
    Salad:
    2 cups spring mix
    ½ cup cucumber, chopped
    5 or 6 cherry tomatoes
    ½ large grapefruit, sectioned
    ½ bunch parsley, chopped
    Dressing:
    ½ grapefruit, juiced
    3 tablespoons tahini
    ¼ teaspoon garlic
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    Prepare dressing by combining grapefruit juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and pepper to a small bowl. Set to the side.
    Prepare the salad by placing spring mix, cucumber, grapefruit pieces, and parsley into a salad bowl. Top with grapefruit tahini dressing. Serve immediately.

    SIMPLY YUMMY BAKED APPLE

    Living in a cooler climate at the moment, I often crave something warm and sweet at the end of the day.  This baked apples is truly amazing and even half of it will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.  Top with a little homemade granola for a satisfying crunch.
    Serves 1
    1 red apple
    Dash cinnamon
    Dash nutmeg
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup
    1 Tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
    Slice the apple into ¼-inch thick slices. Sprinkle slices with cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
    Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup and top with raw pumpkin seeds or a little homemade granola for added crunch.
    I would love to hear what you think!  Have you tried any of these recipes?  Comment below and let me know!
    Want to Kick Your Sugar Cravings to the Curb for Good?  Check out my new eBook, which is free for a limited time.  I also have a bonus guide: Top 10 Foods to Quit Sugar included!  Get it here.
    Love,
    Molly

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  • Golden Milk for Inflammation

    Turmeric offers many health benefits since it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is used to relieve swelling and pain due to headaches and wounds and is called ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine.
    In addition, coconut milk is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamins C, E, and B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Coconut oil has similar health benefits and is useful for making “golden paste.”

    Golden Milk
    Author: Molly
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    Serves: 2
    This recipe has two simple steps: make the turmeric paste (which can be stored in your refrigerator for several days), then prepare the milk.
    Ingredients
    • TURMERIC PASTE
    • ½ cup water
    • ¼ cup turmeric powder
    • GOLDEN MILK
    • 2 teaspoons turmeric paste (from above)
    • 4 cups non-dairy milk
    • 2 teaspoons of a liquid sweetener
    Instructions
    1. MAKE THE PASTE. Add the water and turmeric to a small pot over medium heat. Turmeric can easily stain your clothes, pots, and utensils so be careful and wash right away. Gently stir the water and turmeric into a paste of medium consistency. If the paste becomes too dry, add a little water. Cook the paste for about 7 to 10 minutes. It should be a slightly darker brown color than when you started. Store in a glass container in your refrigerate to avoid permanent staining.
    2. MAKE THE MILK. Add the paste and milk to a pot over medium heat. Stir slowly until the milk is warm, not boiling. Serve with the sweetener of your choice.

     

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  • Detoxing With Smoothies: The Way To A Healthier You

    Have you been thinking about starting a natural body detox? If you feel fatigued day and night, sluggish or worn out and tired all the time, you might want to consider getting a natural body cleanser. A lot of folks, do experience these problems and just accept them as common everyday living, they don’t realize that these sensations are not normal in healthy individuals. It may be that your body is just trying to tell you something is not quite right. By using a natural body cleansing strategies, you are helping your body to purge the accumulated toxins and kickstart your natural digestive process.

    What Are Smoothies?

    Detox smoothies are the nutritious and delicious way of detoxing your body. Among all the detox drinks, they are one of the most preferred as they contain vitamins and minerals to function at its best.

    Making Detox Smoothies

    When you have the right ingredients, smoothies are easy to make. In this present times, it Is not only easy to discover the recipes that are required for good health, but also reasonable. The best thing about these ingredients can be found in powder form. These powders are easy to work with since they have all of the nutrients in the product and are not difficult to combine for the drink that tastes so good.

    Power Foods For Detox

    All-About-the-Berries Smoothie:

    When it comes to detoxing, berries are your good friend because they all have the fiber and antioxidants. To purge toxins, and replenish your body, detox berries through a smoothie is just the thing your body needs. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries have a lot of vitamins.

    Ginger Spice Smoothie:

    If you are trying to detox your body, Ginger root is a great way to keep you around. As far as flavor is concerned, ginger wakes up the taste buds and offers a power that are refreshing. Mixing it with cinnamon makes the detox smoothie a generous drink that gives anti-inflammatory benefits. It also kicks up the spiciness of the drink.

    Green and Clean Smoothie:

    Smoothies of this kind is straightforward. The word green means the drink is incorporated with green fruits and some vegetable. Open your fridge and use anything that is green.

    Extreme Detox Smoothie:

    Extreme is an intense word to use in a smoothie. This smoothie is labeled as a “kitchen sink” as it adds you in whatever you in your hand. Some of the foods that are presumed to work best in detox do not work well in a smoothie since most of them contains minerals and vitamins that support a healthy lifestyle.
    Smoothie Detox has the power to cleanse the body of dietary and environmental toxins accumulated to lose weight or improve health. A detox diet minimizes the necessary intake of chemicals and emphasizes the foods that are high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Additionally, smoothie detox emphasizes the foods that promote the elimination of toxins via excretion such as water and high fiber food.
    What’s your favorite smoothie (for detox or just for fun?)

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