Add turmeric to your smoothies!

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Turmeric has a super long list of health benefits and medicinal properties, I mostly love adding it to smoothies because of the way it adds depth with its savory-spiced flavor and brightens up my drink with its pretty orange-yellow color. I think it tastes pretty amazing too.

Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. The average person may best recognize turmeric as a spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. The active compound cur cumin is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. It also helps relieve bloating. In India, turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments. Turmeric can also be used topically to heal sores due to its antimicrobial properties.

Check out this link: 25 Reasons Why Turmeric Can Heal You

Beet Brownies

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Since becoming a vegan I have fallen in love with beets.
The brownies I made today can out amazing!

Ingredients
• 1 cup raw beets, chopped
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1/3 cup agave
• 2 1/2 Tbsp. vegan chocolate chips
• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• 1 Tbsp. raw cacao
• 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
• 1/2 tsp. sea salt
• 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
• 2 Tbsp. coconut flour

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a square (8×8) pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse beets until very finely chopped.
In a small saucepan, add coconut oil, agave, vegan chocolate chips and vanilla. Melt over low heat. Add to beet mixture and purée until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and purée until fully combined. Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
Cut into squares and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

ENJOY!

Today’s Lunch ~ I love beets!

Quinoa & Beet Delight

Quinoa & Beet Delight

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Check out some health benefits of beets!

Ingredients
• 2 cups of cooked quinoa
• 2 stalk celery, thinly sliced
• ½ red onion thinly sliced
• 3 beets I used the above beets to make it simple.
• 1 small orange, peeled and cut into small pieces.
• 1 lemon
• 1 tsp grater ginger
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• Olive oil
• Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
In a bowl, place the sliced onion and pour apple cider vinegar to soak. Set aside.
Boil a pot of water. Wash the beets and drop them in the boiling water. Let them boil until they are softly cooked but not too mushy. About 10 minutes.

Remove beets and reserve the liquid, it will be a nice purple-red color. Peel the beets and chop them in chunks.
Cook quinoa as per instructions. Use the reserved red water instead of plain water to give the quinoa its color. Add salt to season the quinoa while cooking.
Once quinoa is cooked, remove from heat and let it cool. In a serving bowl, mix quinoa with the celery, ginger and beets.
Remove onion from vinegar and add to the quinoa bowl. You can add apple cider vinegar to the quinoa mix as well, it gives a nice tartness to the dish.
Add lemon juice and some olive oil.
Lastly, add the orange pieces to the bowl and toss gently.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
ENJOY!

Being More Environmentally Conscious

Being more conscious everyday!

Being more conscious everyday!


1. Decrease food packaging materials, whenever possible. Bring my own bags to the supermarket and shopping more at farmer’s markets.

2. Buying local food is one of the best ways to cut your footprint. Local food is also full of flavor, has more nutrients, and buying it supports your local economy.

3. Eating organic. Organic food can be more expensive, but the cost is well-worth the goodness entering your body. It also means less pesticides and fertilizers.

4. Using more reusable things in the house like napkins, towels (using less paper towels and when I do use, putting them in compost), and cleaning rags.

5. Cooking more at home and composting

6. The list just keeps growing and that makes me very happy.

A random morning thought

A simple path to happiness

A simple path to happiness


WHAT IS YOUR TRUTH?

When I found my voice I began to live MY truth. I began speaking the truth to myself and then out into the world and my life transformed from good to blissful. With truth I found freedom. When you speak what’s happening in the moment you find freedom and allow yourself to let go of the things that bind you. I love the continuous growth I have by just speaking MY truth. I live in this all the time and it is amazing and a very simple act to MY happiness. This is all a part of my creativity. Connect to your intuition and speak it.
A RANDOM MORNING THOUGHT I WANTED TO SHARE
~NAMASTE!

A Deeper Connection to Life

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Sharing how I feel today!

Today I’m choosing to be fully alive and engaged in life in a different and deeper way. I am embracing change as the path to a better life. I have no idea what’s in store for me and I guess it really doesn’t matter as I aways say… GO WITH THE FLOW! It’s hard to express but I LOVE how I feel right now.

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