LIVING macadamia nut shakes, chocolate/ vanilla/ strawberry

For those of you that don’t live in the Los Angeles area, and couldn’t make it today to my class at Whole Foods, here is a great recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth while also truly nourishing your body temple. Enjoy!

*Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Shakes

½ cup raw organic macadamia nuts (almonds, cashews, brazil nuts all may be used if truly raw and organic)

2 cups water

1Tbsp cacao powder or 2 tsp vanilla powder or vanilla extract, or 1/2 cup strawberries.

1Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup or 2 dates, remove date pits

1 cup frozen bananas

 

Blend and enjoy. This is a very satisfying sweet treat for the kids, and you. Feel free to freeze this for ice cream, or put in popsicle makers.

 

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Chia Seed Breakfast, Fruit Rolls Ups, Macadamia Nut Butter with banana, carrots or celery, Kale Chips, Living Chili

Here are some easy breezy Back-To-School recipes from episode 4, for the kids and YOU! Aired 08-26-11.

*Chia Seed Breakfast


¼ cup chia seeds
2 cups water
1 cup berries or any fruit, (kiwi, grapefruit, peaches and mango are lovely)
Pour chia seeds in glass bowl, then cover with water and stir. Let stand for twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.

Put fruit in food processor with the chop tool and purée.  Simply stir in to chia seeds and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

*For Fruit Rolls Ups
2 cups fruit, any kind, I like berries or apples best
2 Tbsp chia seeds

Purée fruit in food processor. Stir in dry chia, spread on teflex sheet in dehydrator. Dehydrate 6 hours on both sides.

 

*Macadamia Nut Butter with banana, carrots or celery
2 cups mac nuts (or any kind of nut) soaked in water at least 6 hours
2 Tbsp raw honey
1 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp macadamia nut oil, or sesame oil, (any kind of cold pressed organic oil)

Mix in food processor for 3-6 minutes, depending on how creamy or chunky you want it.

Serve with sliced banana, carrots or celery and raisins.

 

 

 

 

*Kale Chips
1 bundle kale
½ cup olive oil
1 tbsp tamari or nama shoyu
1 tbsp yellow mustard

Wash and de-stem kale leaves..  Mix up dressing ingredients.  Pour on kale and massage into kale for 2 min. Put on dehydrator mesh sheet, dehydrate 12 hours or until cruncky.

 

 

 

*Living Chili
3 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow)
2 large tomatoes
1 carrot
1 glove garlic
2 sprigs cilantro
½ cup sun dried tomatoes
1 avocado
1.5 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp oregano (or 2 sprigs fresh)
1 Tbsp basil (or 2 sprigs fresh)
½ Tbsp Cumin
¼ cup soaked almonds (optional)
½ cup lemon juice or water
dash sea salt

Place all in gradients in food processor with chop tool and process until desired consistency.

Stuffed red pepper sandwich, Simple Kale Salad, Chocolate Pudding

These recipes are from episode 3- The Aloe Boost, aired on 08-19-11.

*Stuffed red pepper sandwich, burrito style

1 cup barley, soaked and rinsed for 4 days

2 red bell peppers

2 tomato

1 ear of corn

1/3 cup black olives

4-6 sprigs cilantro

1 Tbsp olive oils

1 jalapeño

1 avocado

pinch sea salt

pinch black pepper

Remove the tops of the red peppers, remove seeds, and set aside. Dice tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. Cut corn off the cob and add it to the bowl. Combine all remaining ingredients in bowl. Stuff into raw red peppers and serve. May be picked up and eaten like a burrito, or used with a fork and knife.

 

*Simple Kale Salad for 4

1 bundle kale

½ cup olive oil

1 tbsp tamari or nama shoyu

1 tbsp yellow mustard

Wash and de-stem kale leaves..  Mix up dressing ingredients.  Pour on kale and massage into kale for 2 min.. Sprinkle salad with sunflower, hemp, or flax seeds or sprouted slivered almonds  for extra protein.

*Chocolate Pudding

2 cups fresh coconut meat

¾ cup coconut water

½ cup raw cacao powder

1/3 cup agave nectar

½ cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp vanilla extract or 6 drops Medicine Flower vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon sea salt

 

Simply blend in Vita-Mix. Chill in refrigerator to thicken up. Top with berries, nuts, or mint.

 

Top Ten Reasons To Eat Kale

 

Top Ten Reasons To Eat Kale! 

“Yes!  I love this topic.”  Shouts the girl who is wildly in love with the plant foods of the earth.

This article will share with you facts about how eating kale will help you live a super, human life.  Kale is a documented superfood that will help you truly thrive.

Thriving can be defined as to grow or develop (regenerate) well or vigorously, and to prosper or flourish.  Sound good to anyone?

Do you realize that what you eat effects how happy you are? How successful you are?  How loving and available you are to your family? We have heard the phrase “you are what you eat,” but have we stopped to embody that wonderfully simple yet profound wisdom?

I’m here to show you that eating for mind body excellence can be absolutely easy and delicious.  I urge you to take a moment and think about how you physically feel on a day-to-day basis.  Do you feel like exercising or playing?  Do you feel like eating clean foods?  Do you feel genuinely fundamentally happy? Do you like how you look naked?  Do you like how you look naked sitting up straight with the lights on? (smile)

All of these questions ask you to open up to greater possibilities in life, a greater life experience, and a greater expression of self.  And YES, the food we eat plays a large part in this.

 

So…. The Top Ten reasons to eat kale are…

#1) Cleanliness is Godliness. Kale is like a broom; it’s sweeps and cleans your system.  Kale is a leafy green vegetable that contains health promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients. These compounds actually signal our genes to increase the production of enzymes involved in detoxification.  Detoxification is the cleansing process through which our bodies eliminate the environmental and food related toxins we’ve absorbed and ingested. Thus helping to clear potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly.  Yep, Kale is a great housekeeper.

 

#2) Kale contributes to your super, human vision. Vitamins A and K, and beta-carotene are important vision nutrients, and guess what?  1 cup of boiled kale has over 1000 percent of the daily value of vitamin K, and over 150 percent of the daily value of vitamin A and beta-carotene. I wonder how much the raw kale has?  SUPERFOOD! It makes you super.

 

#3) Kale is a great source of vitamin C!  Just one cup of this beautiful green supplies 88.8% of the daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin C is the primary water-soluble antioxidant in the body, disarming free radicals and preventing damage to both the inside and outside of cells. This means Vitamin C is paramount in looking and feeling your best. What do you think an aging body is? It’s a body that has, over time, not gotten the enzymes, vitamins and minerals it needs.  Vitamin C has been proven to boost immunity, improve skin collagen, improve absorption of iron, and a multitude of other incredible physical and mental benefits.

#4) Magnesium! Very important mineral! It is responsible for over 300 functions in the body. Anybody tired? Eat some Kale! It is an all-star nutrient that assists in energy production in the body. Magnesium contributes to strong bones by assisting in calcium assimilation and production in the body. Magnesium is involved in the synthesis of fatty acids that are important for a healthy nervous system and in the production of cholesterol that is used by the body to produce sex hormones. I could go on and on, there IS more, but I want to keep this brief.

#5) Magnesium’s great partner is Calcium, which is very present in this wonderful green superfood. Calcium is one of the nutrients needed to make healthy bones among many other physical benefits.  Dairy products are a heavily promoted source of this nutrient. However there are many reasons to avoid heavy consumption of dairy. Thank you for letting me introduce you to another wonderful source of calcium. …Bringing me to my next top ten reasons to eat kale…

#6) Kale is a very low calorie food, particularly when you consider the massive dose of nutrients you get. Kale has ¼ of the calories of milk for the same amount of calcium, FYI.  Kale has less than 40 calories per cup.

#7) Enzymes, Enzymes, and more Enzymes. Eat raw kale with your cooked meals and the kale will help digest and assimilate your cooked food. Therefore your body doesn’t have to take enzymes from itself to digest the food that has been eaten, which is devoid of enzymes because of heating and/or processing. So…you won’t feel tired after you eat. For a more thorough explanation of how enzymes work in the body please go to the enzymes page on www.thesolutionsdoc.com

 

#8) Kale’s health benefits continue with its fiber. A cup of kale provides 10.4% of the daily value for fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels thus helping to prevent all kinds of discomforts. Fiber can also help out by keeping blood sugar levels under control, so kale is an excellent vegetable for people with diabetes. Fiber is key in keeping your intestinal system clean. In Addition, kale’s fiber binds to cancer-causing chemicals, keeping them away from the cells lining the colon, providing yet another line of protection from colon cancer.

#9) Kale is so easy to grow!  I recommend growing your own if you live outside the city, with nice clean fresh air. In California kale grows year round.  In areas with 4 seasons, kale grows best in the fall. A light frost will produce especially sweet kale leave. Be like Michelle Obama and plant your own garden!  It can be easy and fun!

#10) The tenth reason to eat kale, and maybe it should be the first, is because IT TASTES GOOD. Yah, It actually tastes so fantastic.  Rip it up and have it raw by massaging your favorite natural salad dressing into it.  My favorite dressing is a blend of cold pressed olive oil, tamari and yellow mustard. Delicious. Steam or boil your kale, (if you really want all those vitamins drink the water you boiled it in. I love to do that with beets.) Blend your raw kale.  Blend apple, lemon and ginger with kale and 3 cups of water making it The Breakfast of Champs! You can watch a demo of this simple recipe on the Raw Clips page.

Dehydrate or lightly bake your kale for amazing kale chips. (Thanks Andy!) Put kale in your lasagna, or any gluten free pasta, and mix it in your sauces. It’s fun to try new things, especially if it benefits your health.

Enjoy!

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Living Tomato Basil & Hemp Soup, Hemp Ice Cream, Hemp Milk, Raw Veggie Sushi

Hi Friends,

Below you will find the recipes from episode 2 “Hemp Hemp Hooray” that aired 08-12-11.  If you want to view the show, visit the HOME page. Blessings to you. See you next week:)

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*Living Tomato Basil & Hemp Soup

3 large tomatoes

2 gloves garlic

2 sprigs fresh basil or 1.5 Tbsp basil

2 Tbsp hemp seeds

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

2 cups water or fresh hemp milk (not store bought, recipe for hemp milk below)

Simply put all ingredients in blender. Blend to desired consistency.

*Hemp Ice Cream

2 cups fresh hemp or almond milk. Recipe for hemp milk below. (takes 2 minutes to make)

¾ cup raw hemp seeds

1 young coconut, meat only (the whites ones)

1-cup berries or 1 Tbsp cup raw cacao powder

1/3-cup raw honey or maple syrup

Simply blend all ingredients. Chill 8 hrs. Put through ice cream maker.

Hemp Milk 1 quart

1-cup raw hemp seeds

1-quart water

Blend to make hemp milk. Strain with a nut milk bag.  View a video on how to make nut and seed milks.   To purchase a nutmilk bag, visit our store. The nutmilk bags are sold in the GrainSac Kit and GardenSac Kit

*Raw Veggie Sushi 1 roll

1 nori seaweed wrap ~ square

¾ cup raw cauliflower ~pulsed in food processor

½  cucumber ~ sliced Julianne

½ carrot ~ sliced Julianne

½ avocado

 

Dipping Sauce

1-cup sesame oil

1 inched fresh ginger

1Tbsp tamari or nama shoyu

Blend and enjoy

Simply lay nori wrap on plate. Pack pulsed cauliflower (like rice) onto nori. Add Julianne sliced cucumber, carrot and avocado. Roll into sushi wrap and slice like sushi rolls. Dip into sauce.

To Your Health and Happiness!

xoxo,

Blythe

 

Almond Milk, Sprouted Wrap, Green Drink

Hi Friends, here are the recipes from Episode 1 that aired 8-5-11. Some raw food basics to get you started. Stay tuned every friday at noon http://www.ustream.tv/blytheraw

*Raw Almond Milk

1-cup truly raw almonds

1-quart water

Soak almonds for 12-24 hours. Rinse and drain. Blend almonds with fresh quart of drinking water until well blended.  Use a nutmilk bag to strain into a glass pitcher. To buy sprout-able almonds and a NutMilk bag visit www.blytheRaw.com

*Sprouted Almond Tomato Wrap

Ingredients:

Yield: 2 wrap sandwiches.

3/4 cup germinated Almonds

1 cup organic Cherry Tomatoes

2 organic Collard Greens

3 Tbsp. Garlic and Herb Olive Oil. ~ Of course if you don’t have this oil, please use cold pressed olive oil and a dash of Oregano, Basil, Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Simply place all ingredients in food processor with chop tool and pulse until mixed to desired consistency.  I like it chunky.

Rinse collard green and put spine down on plate. Spoon almond tomato mixture unto collard green, wrap and ENJOY. Easy breezy, and power packed.

 

*Breakfast of Champions

3-4 kale leaves

1 apple or pear

1 lemon, peeled

1-inch ginger

3 cups water

Blend and enjoy

Lemongrass Salt Scrub

¼ cup BRB Himalayan Sea Salt

4 drops BRB Lemongrass essential oil

1 teaspoon apricot oil.

Mix together and scrub entire body rigorously, may be used very gently on face.

 

 

 

 

Blythe Raw LIVE tomorrow at noon, and every friday.

Hope you all are feeling great.

We have a LIVE show coming to you every Friday at noon on RAW foods, natural beauty and environmentally considerate fashion.

Watch tomorrow at 12pm sharp pacific time here http://www.ustream.tv/blytheraw

Wonderful health and beauty is innate in all of us. Unfortunately we are bombarded with toxins in our food and water, then wonder why we don’t feel so hot.  Allow me to show you some quick and delicious ways to get the nutrients your body really needs to regenerate properly.

We are here to thrive! Our bodies are truly miraculous when we give them the correct fuel.

Join my guest, Jama Leigh, and me as we show you a wonderful salt scrub you can make, adding numerous minerals to your system, while enjoying the aromatherapy and skin rejuvenation properties of organic lemongrass and lavender essential oils.

Dorit, the founder of Greenlifestyles.org, will be on the show talking about the summer long Green Beauty Campaign and Mindful Eating.

We look forward to chatting with you. The show is interactive, so please feel free to ‘chat in’ your questions, and my funny sidekick, Shane Mcavoy, will field the questions to me.

Until next time, don’t forget to eat, and drink, your greensJ

LOVE YOU!

B