GINGER SHOT RECIPE AND FACTS

 

Ginger is a great ANTI-FOOD —» it’s anti-viral • anti-septic • anti-histamine • anti-inflammatory and just great if you have a head cold or sinus congestion.  It’s INTENSE NUTRITION!  BAM

If you live near a beloved JUICE BAR ♥, go in and ask for a Ginger Shot.

They’ll make one up for ya!

Or try this RECIPE from DELICIOUSLY ELLA

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 large knob of ginger, about 50g

Peel the ginger, then put it into a juicer and collect the juice. Squeeze the lemon either by hand or using a citrus press. Mix the juice of the ginger and lemon together, then drink the shot – don’t sip it though as it’s not the most delicious thing!

↓  THE CHALLENGE  ↓

Can you take a GINGER SHOT and keep a straight face like my little man Iver?

Now here’s a Juicy Tip from Juice Therapy •••
For a warm, comforting, nutritious drink, put a few slices of lemon and ginger along with a teaspoon of manuka honey into hot water.

Because ginger helps to tame nausea, it is beneficial for people undergoing chemotherapy and its associated nausea as well as for pregnancy and its associated morning sickness.

Ginger has been referred to as “the king of anti-inflammatory foods” and is incredibly useful for any inflammatory problems in the body from rheumatoid arthritis to easing muscle pain after strenuous activity and exercise. The reason it is such a powerful anti-inflamatory is because it contains compounds or essential oils called gingerols that help to interrupt the inflammation process. Essentially they interfere with an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) that is involved in switching on inflammation and instigating pain. When we experience a cold, we feel all bunged up with mucus, although actually most of that feeling actually comes from inflammation of the of the mucous membrane in the nose and sinuses. Most conditions and pain in the body are associated with inflammation including all muscle pain, arthritis and even skin conditions. … read more here

For some fun Juicy Trivia, check out Juice Therapy! 

A ginger shot is one of the assignments in our Fall Bingo Challenge!  This is a great way to say motivated in November… Let’s do this together!  Come read → HERE ←about the challenge and get your family and friends in on this one… it’s gonna be FUN!!

bingo final

♥ HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY SEASON ♥

 

 

WHAT’S IN MY SWANSON VITAMIN box?

I got my SwansonVitamins.com order today!!!  
Let’s take a look at my goodies…

First, I was so happy to see that these powered probiotics were BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!!  They are still running this sale, so go now and order HERE!!!   2 for $9.99…  YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!  This fall I started adding this to my kids smoothies and juice.  They didn’t even know it was in there, and they were getting 
  • Needed support for the kid’s GI and immune function development 
  • 3 billion viable organisms in each serving
  • No added sugar and flavor free 
 
This is a protein supplement I add to smoothies or just mix with water.  
It taste really good and check this out…
  • It’s a hormone-free high-protein nutrition with Aminogen plant enzymes!
  • It boosts overall health and supports lean muscle development 🙂
I have never had frankincense essential oil and I thought this is the perfect season to try it!  Frankincense has a long history dating back thousands of years and has proven to have antiseptic and inflammatory properties.  It was considered an effective remedy for toothaches to leprosy (history.com)
Frankincense was valued greater than gold during ancient times and only those with great wealth and abundance possessed it. It is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical records, dating from the 16th century BC – an ancient Egyptian list of 877 prescriptions and recipes.  Man that’s a lot. 

“They entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother.  Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him.  Then they opened their luggage and presented gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11  The Message

Frankincense was used to anoint new born sons of kings and priests… and it was brought as a gift to the new born baby Jesus.  For the purpose of anointing their king and/or a great first aid to stick in her diaper bag, I know Mary was thankful for this gift!

I’m not sure yet how we will use it, but I will apply it to Christmas day somehow.  Any ideas?  Let me know in the comments below! 
And these are the new products we are trying!
I’ll let you know how I like them 🙂
A few other products I bought:
  • Organic Chia Seeds
  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap
  • Jasmine Absolute essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil – we love this in our homemade toothpaste recipe HERE
  • Texas Cedarwood essential oil… WHAT???  This is a new one for me… and being from Texas, I’m super pumped about it!!!
  • A Beauty Drink Mix with verisol – For me 🙂
  • Policosanol… heart health – Jeremy’s
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid… antioxidant protection, powerful free-radical fighter – Jeremy’s
  • Aged Black Garlic…the benefits of garlic without the stinky breath!
If you have never shopped at Swansons before, you will get a $5 coupon if you click on the links on this post!  It’s a refer a friend program.. and you are my friends… and I absolutely recommend you shop there!!!  Best Prices 🙂
 
 
In a few weeks I will do a HEALTHY KIDS supplement giveaway here on the blog!  Sign up to receive emails so you don’t miss it. 

ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

As I was making this weeks meal plan, I realized I hadn’t put this  ZUCCHINI LASAGNA recipe we had on the  Fitness Vacation last November with all of my other recipes.    This week I am making homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs.  It is VERY good and leaves me with lots of delicious spaghetti sauce, so that’s why I will be making ZUCCHINI LASAGNA as well this week.  YUM!

This is how I make 
ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

layer 
spaghetti sauce – diced zucchini – ricatta cheese – pepperoni
Top with Cheese
Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  And done.
This is definitely one to add you your menu.  
Super good, easy and quick to make.
Enjoy 🙂

ZUCChINI PIZZA 2

I have made Zucchini Pizza before but the cheese was the key in making it good.  Now I’m avoiding dairy.  So this is the  Zucchini Pizza 2, and I actually liked it better!  I didn’t miss that cheese at all!
 
WHAT I DID:
I made these for the Slow-Carb sampling party we had on friday.  It was really fun by the way!  Because we were sampling, I cut them into smaller pieces.  It’s much faster to cut them into long slices.

  • Put them in a zip-lock and drizzle olive oil. 
  • Shake up.
  • Lay them flat on foil lined cookie sheet.
  • Put them under the BROILER for 2 minutes.
  • Turn them over and broil an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add spaghetti or pizza sauce on top.
  • Add a slice of pepperoni or turkey on top.
  • Put them back under the broiler for a few minutes.  Watch closely and take out when the pepperoni looks good to you!
 YUMMMY!

3 MINUTE MEAL

Watch how I spend less than 3 minutes making a Slow-Carb meal with little clean up!  Serious.  There are no more excuses about not eating breakfast in the morning! Make sure you are getting your first meal with in the first hour of waking up!

 

Invitation to the Slow-Carb Diet

I EAT LIKE THIS EVERYDAY

SO I CAN EAT LIKE THIS ON 
CHRISTMAS DAY! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME!

So now Christmas is over and I am ready to get back to HEALTHY!  I’m reminded that HEALTHY makes me feel SO much better!

MY NEW YEARS SOLUTION…

SLOW-CARB DIET!
It’s effective and healthy!
Read THIS to find out how to get started!

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
Social is Better!

If you want a real boost in reaching your goals, consider joining me and Holistic Chef Laura Lea  on a 
HEALTH & FITNESS BEACH
VACATION!!!  
We are now booking for the June 2-6, 2014 trip!  
Next 3 people to sign up will get 10% off of their trip!  
See what this trip is all about at hfvacations.com




Join me in January! SLOW-CARB DIET

As much as we love this time of year, 
I think we are all looking forward to

 a NEW BEGINNING.  
a FRESH START.  
NEW YEAR!

thePlan:
by Tim Ferriss

Let’s get focused, healthy
 and REACH OUR GOALS! 

This is a 6 WEEK plan that will change your life.  My husband and I have done it multiple times and NEVER FAIL to see results!  

Three years ago I invited a small group of friends and clients to join me in this.  I had read all about the diet and needed to put it to the test.  ACROSS THE BOARD, every person that stuck with it was left with a great testimony!  

it’s HEALTHY
it’s SAFE
it’s TESTED
it’s EFFECTIVE


theDIET 
  • 6 weeks long
  • 6 disciplined days per week
  • 1 mandatory “cheat day” per week
Details HERE.
Here’s a great book by the creator of The Slow-Carb Diet Tim Ferris 

Share pictures, recipes, cheat foods, restaurant experiences, highs, and lows through my Facebook page 

Be sure to ‘LIKE’ it!

Oh, and invite your family and friends to join you!  
It’s more fun with more people!





20 Days Until Florida!

20 Day Countdown!

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
I can’t wait to be on the beach!

I will be blogging during the trip- talking about 

the EXERCISE
the HEALTHY EATING
and
the VACATION!

Be sure to check in and see what we are up to.

Anti-Aging: 10 Prunes

PRUNES…Dried PLUMBS

One of the healthiest foods!

They are most commonly known as a natural laxative, but there are numerous other benefits from these fruits.

Prune Nutrition Facts

HealwithFood.org
Glycemic Index (GI) Rating: Although rich in simple sugars, prunes do not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, possibly because of their high fiber, fructose, and sorbitol content. Therefore, prunes have a low GI rating of 29. The Glycemic Load (GL) of prunes is 9.57 (low).
Calories: Prunes have about 240 calories per 100 grams (67 calories per 1 ounce).
Macronutrients: Prunes are rich in carbohydrates. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber (6.1 grams per 100 grams). Prunes contain very little protein and hardly any fat.
Vitamins: Prunes are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin K.
Minerals and Trace Elements: Prunes are a good source of potassium, copper, boron and magnesium.
Phenolic Compounds: Prunes are rich in phenolic compounds (184 mg/100 g) such as neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acids.