Anti-Inflammatory Mint Smoothie

Mint is refreshing and supports weight loss, energy, cardiovascular health and has anti-inflammatory properties. Check out this delicious anti-inflammatory mint smoothie recipe.

Refreshing Mint Smoothie

Ingredients:
– 7 Mint Leaves
– 1 1/2 Banana
– 1/4 Avocado
– 1 cup Almond Milk
– Sweetener (Try Stevia)
– Ginseng (Optional)

Blend and enjoy!

3 Simple Tips Lose Weight

Today I want to share with you 3 simple tips to lose weight. Losing weight can be pleasurable and I will teach you how. This has worked for me and for many other people.

Tip 1: Smoothies!

Smoothies are filling and delicious. People who drink them in the morning tend to feel full during the day. Click here to watch some easy recipes.
I love adding cacao to my smoothies because its reach in magnesium and antioxidants.

Tip 2: Don’t Deprive Yourself

If you are hungry, eat. Let yourself have the food you are craving, at least twice a week. When you deprive yourself, the cravings become more intense. Find a balance.

Tip 3: Feed Your Heart

Find nourishment in a different way: through good relationships and through doing what makes you feel good.  I used to crave ice cream when I needed love. My craving for ice cream disappeared many times after someone was kind with me or gave me a hug. This is probably the most important tip.

Hope you find this tips valuable. I coach my clients to nourish their life and have a peaceful relationship with food. You can learn more about what I do here.

Chocolate Party!

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Chocolate cravings can have different meanings; one of them is that your body needs magnesium! Magnesium is good for our heart and helps our muscles relax. Most people have a magnesium deficiency, so make sure to add magnesium to your diet.

Another reason why we crave chocolate is because we need love; chocolate is metabolized to serotonin, a hormone that boosts our mood  in those cases it might be better to go for a walk, water your plants, spend time with a friend. Hope you enjoy it and may all beings be happy and have access to nourishing foods.

This recipe is delicious. I hope you enjoy it!

– 2 bananas (use one frozen)

– 2 to 3 tbsp organic raw cacao

– 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

– pinch of turmeric (optional)

– 1 tbsp chaga mushroom powder (optional)

– 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup almond milk

– 1/4 avocado

– sweetener of your choice

– protein powder (optional)

Watch the video here!

 

Creamy Mango Turmeric Smoothie

This smoothie is very creamy and packed with nutrition.
Besides fighting inflammation, turmeric also improves digestion, detoxifies the liver and boosts the immune system. You can read more about its benefits here.

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mango turmericIngredients:

– 2 cups mango

– 1/2 banana

– ½ tsp turmeric

– 1 ½ cup almond milk

– 1 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)

– 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

– ½ tsp cinnamon

– 1 – 2 tsp chia seeds, flax seeds (flax gives it a nutty flavor) or coconut oil

– Fresh ginger (1-2 inches)

Blend all the ingredients together on a high speed blender.

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Delicious and healthy!

Enjoy!

You can watch the video here:

 

Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located near the base of the neck.  Some of the thyroids functions are:

–      To control how well we sleep

–       To regulates heart rate, breathing and body temperature.

–       Affects the ability of a woman to become pregnant

–       Relates to how our skin looks and how fast our hair grows

–       Relates to metabolism

If we have an under-active thyroid, we will have slow metabolism and therefore gain weight easily. If our thyroid is over-active, we will have fast metabolism and become too thin.

When we lack minerals and nutrients, the thyroid has trouble making its hormones. Our thyroid needs iodine, selenium, zinc, iron and copper appropriate levels of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Here are some foods that support the thyroid:

– Superfoods like maca, spirulina, goji berries and blue-green algae are helpful for thyroid imbalances. Spirulina, goji berries and blue-green algae contain B vitamins.

– Brazil nuts contain selenium, which helps regulate thyroid hormone synthesis and metabolism.

– Coconut oil and coconut butter stimulate the thyroid and support proper thyroid function.

– Kelp has the crucial trace element for thyroid function: iodine. Our thyroid can stop functioning well just because of an iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient, taking at least 2 tablespoons of kelp per day can help. You can add it to your salad and mix it with a bit of sea salt. Always consult with a doctor before making diet changes.

When we don’t have enough healthy iodine in our body; iodine-131 (avaporous gas) is breathed in and it gets into our thyroid and other glands. Iodine-131 is not healthy and it doesn’t leave our body. That’s why we need to make sure that we have enough of the healthy iodine.

Exposure to bromines depletes our body’s iodine. Bromines can be found in pesticides, plastics, sodas (BVOs = Brominated vegetable oils), flour (potassium bromate), and personal care products, so it’s better to use chemical-free ones.

– Cranberries also contain iodine. You can juice them with an apple and lemon.

– Radishes.  According to Dr. Mercola, radishes contain a sulphur compound that is a regulator of calcitonin and thyroxin. When we have enough of this sulphur compound the thyroid is less apt to over-produce or under-produce these hormones. You can juice radishes with cucumber, carrots and lemon.  Radishes contain goitrogens. Some doctors recommend not using them when someone has hypothyroidism so it really depends on our individual needs and beliefs around food.

– Green Vegetables are rich in Vitamin A.  These include Swiss chard, collard greens, and dandelions. Avoid raw cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and Brussels sprouts because they contain goitrogens that interfere with iodine uptake; other foods that contain goitrogens are millet, coffee and soy. Maca is a cruciferous vegetable as well, but it has a balancing effect on the endocrine system and supports the thyroid.

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Here are some foods that slow the functioning of the thyroid:

– Seed oils, soybean oil, canola oil and corn oil

– Margarine

– Table salt

– Conventionally grown foods with pesticides

– Goitrogen containing foods: soy, coffee, cruciferous vegetables, millet, pine nuts, peanuts and mustard.

– Refined Grains

– Sugar

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Natural ways to support the thyroid:

– Letting your skin receive sunlight

– Laying down or walking barefoot on the beach or the grass

– Swimming in a lake, ocean or waterfall basin

Synthetic Hormones:

If you take synthetic hormones like Synthroid, Levoxyl or Levothroid you may want to ask your doctor about Armour thyroid, which is desiccated thyroid since synthetic hormones like Synthroid have side effects. Please, read more about Armour thyroid by clicking here.

Fluoride and Mercury

Avoiding fluoride and mercury as much as possible is beneficial. Water contains fluoride. Using a good filtration system for water or drinking spring water is a good alternative. Use fluoride free toothpaste and if you have amalgam fillings that contain mercury it will be good to have them removed from your mouth.

The power of grounding

The Earth contains healing energy. Science has described this energy as free-flowing electrons which are constantly replenished by lightning strikes and solar radiation. These electrons can be transferred up throughout the body when we have direct contact with the ground which helps discharge electrical stress from the body and restore our natural rhythms.

How to get grounded?

– You can use grounding technology: earthing mats or sheets which naturally connect you with the energy of the earth.

– You can also get grounded energetically. Here is a simple exercise to get grounded:

1. Stand up straight and feet wide apart. Bend your knees a little and feel your feet on the ground. Imagine a golden ball of light melting inside of you starting with the head, the shoulders, the arms, belly, hips, and legs until you reach your feet.

2. When you reach your feet, imagine roots growing down and reaching the center of the Earth, feel the safety of this connection.  You can envision yourself as strong tree with big long roots.

3. Now bring the energy from the Earth up to your feet and legs with your intention. At this point you may feel more relaxed and supported. Let the Earth hold you.

Grounding helps relieve stress, fear and anxiety. Every disease in the energetic perspective is caused by disconnecting ourselves from the energy of the Earth. We do that by closing our first chakra and shutting off our life force.

Grounding energetically has been something that I have learned and practiced for more than four years during my training at the BarbaraBrennan School of Healing. To give a healing I need to be centered and connected with the energy of the Earth. It brings deep relaxation to the person that I am healing, exactly as the Alpha waves.

Supporting Your Thyroid with Energy Healing

With Brennan Healing Science I work on the thyroid gland and balance the endocrine system. Healing the thyroid gland is about helping the glands in the body to communicate with each other to function properly.

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Please leave any comments or questions below and enjoy this thyroid tonic recipe:

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Superfoods

Superfoods are one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. They are very concentrated so you get lots of benefits with small amounts, which is awesome!
You can add them to your smoothies and salads or eat them as snacks!

Superfoods increase the vital force of our body, they are cleansing and alkalizing. They lower inflammation.

Goji Berries 1. Goji Berries:  Used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 5,000 years. Goji berries increase the jing energy of the kidneys and adrenal glands which supports longevity; they contain 18 kinds of amino acids, including all 8 essential amino acids and up to 21 trace minerals. They have vitamin E, antioxidants, iron and much more.

You can rehydrate goji berries by soaking them in water; you can make tea, smoothies, lemonade and desserts  with them.

Tip: Store your goji berries in a dry container. They tend to absorb moisture.

cacao smoothie  2. Cacao: It is really high in antioxidants and a great source of magnesium, manganese, chromium and iron. Chocolate has a cooling energy, but, in excess, it has a heating energy.  It is a natural aphrodisiac (this word comes from Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation).

Cacao is a natural laxative. It soothes menstruation and supports the heart. It also connects s to our heart center.

Cacao goes very well with vanilla, also with cinnamon  nuts, cherries, aloe and blue-green algae.

Tip:  When  making chocolate milk,  add a good amount of cinnamon and all spice to it. It gives it an incredible flavor!

maca 3. Maca:  Increases strength and libido. Contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fiber. It has been grown in Peru for approximately 2,600 years and it’s the highest altitude crop on Earth grown at 10,000 up to 14,000 feet today by the Quechua people.

Tip:   Maca is a great emulsifier, which means that it will bring the flavors from fat and sugar smoothly together.

4. Spirulina: Is considered the highest source of complete protein (65%) from all food. Its reach in chlorophyll and enzymes.

Spirulina has a blue tint on it due to the fact that it contains phycocyanin. It is a blood builder, contains as much iron as red meat.

Tip: For an amazing skin, mix a tablespoon of spirulina with a teaspoon of water and apply it onto your face, relax for some minutes and wash it off.

 

Chocolate Smoothie Recipe