The Clean In 14 Detox with Melissa Costello

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There are many methods for cleansing our organs. I’ve struggled with many of them. Juice cleansing is powerful, but challenging to stick to and not always necessary or beneficial depending on the individual.  Packaged herb cleansers can be terrific, but are expensive and can make you rush to the bathroom in pain.  No one likes that.  A raw food cleanse for 2 or 3 weeks is totally beneficial for most, but certainly has it’s challenges, especially if you are kitchen impaired or have a social life.

I was so thrilled to discover The Clean In 14 Detox book by Karma Chow’s Melissa Costello. Her cleanse is based on simple and delicious plant foods with the unique approach of including cooked foods in the detox program. I’m from a raw food background and mistakenly thought that organs can only be flushed and cleansed from a cleanse-diet of raw plant foods. Raw or living foods are a big part of any healthy lifestyle and any cleanse protocol, but it doesn’t have to be the entire plan.

The Clean In 14 Detox program by Melissa Costello allows you to EAT all the colorful amazing food you want, so you always feel nourished and satisfied, and still get all the wonderful results of a cleanse. Her recipes are superb and her guidance along the way opens you up to discover the very best version of you.

Watch to learn the Green With Envy Smoothie and why I really LOVE this book.

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Are you kitchen impaired, or just don’t know how to make delicious and simple healthy food?  I have an amazing solution for you. Culinary Healing: Healthy Recipes In 5 is a 3 DVD set with follow-along recipe demonstration videos for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack. All recipes are gluten, dairy and soy free and 100% plant based. PLUS a BONUS video of Therapeutic Home Spa Treatments that enhance beauty and feel extraordinary.  You’ll see! I want to help you feel confident in the kitchen and give you everything you need to know to thrive in health, and beauty! Check it out.

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BEST cacao milk EVER. #Plant Milk #Fresh Pressed

Everybody loves a win win, this recipe definitely delivers that. The rich mineral profile or organic raw cacao bitterly delights the palate. I feel my bones and blood getting stronger when I enjoy this creamy dreamy fresh pressed cacao milk.

Watch and learn! 

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I’m using Ojio raw organic cacao beans and raw almonds...and the best vanilla powder on earth!

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How To Make Fermented Vegetables!

Hi Friend!

If I told you one food that would support your health like no other, would you eat it on a regular basis?

What if I told you that special food only takes about 20 minutes to make and will feed you for 2 weeks on a second’s notice, would you make it?

….Oh, and it costs about $8…total…for 2 weeks of amazing nutrition.

The profoundly supportive food I’m speaking of is fermented veg!   That’s right, good ol’ fermented vegetables.

I knew for a long time that fermented foods were an important part of a healthy diet….yet, I didn’t make them because I didn’t understand how. I watched several videos on how to make my own sauerkraut, but it didn’t work. I ruined a couple batches and gave up.

Then….my dear friend and holistic health coach, Christina Afentoulis, said, “I’ll show you how!”  Fermented vegetables are in all of her protocols for patients.  They are a profound component in our body’s ability to self-heal, and they are actually very quick and easy to make.

Check out this video to learn how to prepare delicious and powerful fermented vegetables.

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One thing we forgot to mention in the video is that the brine from the previous batch will culture the new batch. So, for your first batch you will use a culture starter, which cost between $20-30 for a box of several starter pouches. The super cool thing is you don’t need to use a new culture pouch for every batch. You can simply take 3 or 4 Tbsp of the previous batch brine and add it to the new brine after the first blend, and there you have a new culture starter without opening a new pouch,  it’s FREE!

More good news: There is no need to make the new batch the same day you harvest the current batch. Simply take the brine from the glass jars you store your fermented vegetables in, in the fridge.

Having the correct tools makes the process easier and more fun. I LOVE my Ren Bours Ceramic Agency sauerkraut crock. It’s always in use on my countertop and looks great. Check them out.

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There’s more fermented fun coming up! We will show you how to make pickles and super yummy fruit kvass. Stay tuned.

 

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Gluten Free Pancakes with Something Special

Did you know you can make AMAZING pancakes with just a banana, a scoop of almond butter and an egg?  YUP, put that in the blender, blend it up and put batter on the griddle as normal.  They turn out absolutely perfect.

My pal Gary Golding, from The Goldling State show, came on my show to teach me this, and he added something special, pine pollen.

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In this episode, Gary talks about the benefits of pine pollen and how to harvest it yourself.

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SuperFruit Leathers

SuperFruit Leathers

Blythe's Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Fruit Leathers

2 cups fruit, any kind. (I like kiwi, berries or apples best)

3  Tbsp organic chia seeds

1 1/4 cups water

In glass measuring cup, mix water and chia seeds. Stir and let stand for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix dry organic chia seeds and water.
The chia mixture and fruit of choice go into the food processor until well mixed.

Purée fruit of choice and chia seed mixture in food processor or blender.

Chia and Fruit puree poured on dehydrator tray with teflex sheet, prior to dehydrating.
Pour chia and fruit mixture on dehydrator tray with teflex sheet, prior to dehydrating. Dehydrate 12-16 hours on 105. Remove by peeling the fruit leather off the teflex sheets. When it’s completely dry it will peel with ease. If it doesn’t peel with ease, dehydrate for another 4-7 hours. Drying times vary because the water volume in different fruits vary.
Blythe peeling the kiwi chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. Dried to perfection!
Peel the kiwi chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. Dried to perfection!
Blythe peeling the raspberry chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. It turned out perfect!
Blythe uses kitchen scissors to cut fruit leathers.
Use kitchen scissors to cut fruit leather strips to desired size.

This quick and delightful recipe serves your body with a broad spectrum of nutrients.

Blythe enjoys her Chia Seed Breakfast recipe. This recipe can be made into a yogurt, an oatmeal type dish, and fruit leathers.
This recipe can be enjoyed as a yogurt, so if you don’t have a dehydrator yet, fear not, you can still enjoy this fabulous combination of power foods.
This recipe can be made into a yogurt, an oatmeal type dish, and fruit leathers.
The three ways this recipe can be enjoyed.

                                                          SuperFruit Leathers

Blythe's Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Fruit Leathers

Blythe’s Kiwi and Raspberry Chia Fruit Leathers

2 cups fruit, any kind. (I like kiwi, berries or apples best)

3  Tbsp organic chia seeds

1 1/4 cups water

In glass measuring cup, mix water and chia seeds. Stir and let stand for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix dry organic chia seeds and water.

Mix dry organic chia seeds and water.

The chia mixture and fruit of choice go into the food processor until well mixed.

The chia mixture and fruit of choice go into the food processor until well mixed.

Purée fruit  and chia seed mixture in food processor or blender.

Chia and Fruit puree poured on dehydrator tray with teflex sheet, prior to dehydrating.

Pour chia and fruit mixture on dehydrator tray with teflex sheet, prior to dehydrating.

Blythe peeling the kiwi chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. Dried to perfection!

Peel the kiwi chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. Dried to perfection!

Pour and spread on teflex sheet covered dehydrator tray.

Blythe peeling the raspberry chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. It turned out perfect!

Blythe peels the raspberry chia fruit leather off the teflex sheet. It’s perfect!

Dehydrate 12 hours on 105. Remove by peeling the fruit leather off the teflex sheets. When it’s completely dry it will peel with ease. If it doesn’t peel with ease, dehydrate for another 4 hours.

Blythe uses kitchen scissors to cut fruit leathers.

Use kitchen scissors to cut fruit leather strips to desired size.

Cut into long strips and enjoy!

This quick and delightful recipe serves your body with a broad spectrum of nutrients.

Blythe enjoys her Chia Seed Breakfast recipe. This recipe can be made into a yogurt, an oatmeal type dish, and fruit leathers.

Blythe enjoys her Chia Seed Breakfast recipe. This recipe can be made into a yogurt, an oatmeal-type dish, and fruit leathers.

This recipe can be made into a yogurt, an oatmeal type dish, and fruit leathers.

The three ways this recipe can be enjoyed.

This recipe can be enjoyed as a yogurt, so if you don’t have a dehydrator yet, fear not, you can still enjoy this fabulous combination of power foods.