Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ranch: a Healthier take

Ranch is one of those dressings that I know is not great for our health because all of the high fat and animal protein. However it's one that I have been trying to recreate, and this past year I have been using this recipe. My children and I love it! If you want it to be more of a "dip" leave the almond(or plant) milk out. 

Make sure to let sit in refrigerator and shake will before each use.

Hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Juice Fast: 3, 5, 7, or 10 Days

Many people want to detox and cleanse their bodies, but don't know how. There are a ton of juice fast out there right now, but I recommend trying Jason Vale's 3, 5, 7, or 10 day fast.

Now, I would recommend starting with 5, but I also recommend starting with something that will be realistic for you.  I think the hardest part about a juice fast is to do it alone. Accountability, support, and encouragement are crucial in fasting and in life.

So... How about we do one together! What do ya say? June 16-25? You can choose to do a 3 day, 5 day, or 10 day Juice fast. He even has a 28 day app that I have purchased and love the recipes for.  You can purchase the Jason Vale app of your choice or make the juice recipes on your own, but the great part is you can do it along with me and a few others and gain support! :) Come to this blog and leave a comment in the comment section to chat and discuss your experience. Comment below if your going to join in and for how long! Let's Detox/cleanse together! :)

Comment below to let me know if your joining in! :)

P2X Challenge Recap

So After the P2X Challenge I forgot to post this incredible recap from Dana. You have got to read!!!

Wow!  I made it through the P2X Challenge and today’s my birthday, but I promise not to over indulge on non-plant based foods! J   Throughout the challenge, I had some tough days, but I managed to get through.  I didn’t beat myself up if I had to deviate from the plan a little, but I made sure that I got right back on track.  A few amazing benefits that I have seen as a result of taking the challenge are:  (1) more energy, (2) clearer thinking…less brain fog, and (3) healthier skin – my face is brighter and smoother.  Going forward, I plan to continue having a green smoothie for breakfast and to incorporate more fresh juice for mid-morning and afternoon snacks – the juice really seems to reduce cravings for other stuff.  Thanks so much, Jewels, for inviting me to join the P2X Challenge!

During the challenge this was one of my favorite smoothie recipes:
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 Cup Ice
1 Cup Baby Spinach
1 Cup Frozen Tropical Fruit Mix (with Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple, and Peach)
1 Banana
Stevia Sweetner (to taste)
8 ozs of Coconut Water or Almond Milk