Wednesday Wisdom-Living with Autoimmune

Doctors have narrowed down the causes to three factors: Diet, environmental (being exposed to chemicals), and infections. With this knowledge with also know that diet has a weighing factor on how to treat the disease as well.

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Toasty Tuesday – Razzle dazzle raspberry

We love this one for a sweet yet satisfying antioxidant boost to our day.  Choose your favorite gluten free toast and slather it with vegan cream cheese, black and red raspberries, chopped basil and drizzle of agave.  YUM!  

Tasty Tuesday Spotlight – Sweet Potato

Not all potatoes are created equal!  These sweet tubers pack an antioxidant and antiinflammatory punch.  Sweet potatos help to stabalize blood sugar (surprised?), are high in beta-carotene, are high in vitamin C, and high in fiber which can also aid with weight loss.  Best eaten with 3-5g of healthy fat to maximize absorption, sweet potatoes…

Gazpacho (vegan, gluten free)

Print Gazpacho (vegan, gluten free) The perfect summer dish. Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 Ingredients 2 Avocados ripe, peel and pit removed 2 English cucumbers organic, peeled 2 handfuls Cilantro fresh 2 cloves Garlic raw 2 Scallions chopped 2 cups Distilled water 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt 2 Limes…

Watermelon Cucumber Salad (vegan, raw, gluten free)

  Print Watermelon Cucumber Salad (vegan, raw, gluten free) This refreshing salad is high in antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and helps to achieve an alkaline body pH. Prep Time 15 minutes Servings 2 Ingredients 1/4 Watermelon sliced and diced 2 ea Organic English Cucumbers peeled and sliced 2 tbs Mint fresh, rinsed, chopped 2 tbs Lime…

Cucumber Pineapple Salad (vegan, gluten free)

Print Cucumber Pineapple Salad (vegan, gluten free) High in anti-oxidants, reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, a natural detoxifer and tastes light and refreshing. Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 2 Ingredients 2 ea Organic English Cumbers spiralized 1/4 ea Pineapple thinly sliced 1/3 cup Sesame seeds Dressing 1/4 cup Cilantro washed and diced…

Tea Time – Peppy Peppermint

Peppermint extremely versatile and the oil is used throughout Chinese and Japanese medicine.  Menthol is the aspect of peppermint that gives it the cooling effect that we often associate with mint.  This tea is delicious served hot or cold, on its own or with some lemon.  Check out the health benefits below: Antimicrobial properties help…

Heart Healthy Hydration and Anti-Inflammation Juice

Print Heart Healthy Hydration and Anti-Inflammation Juice Cantaloupe supports heart health, promotes regularity, increases hydration and is a great source of choline which aids in sleep, muscle movement, learning, memory and reduces inflammation. Servings 4 Ingredients 2 large Beets 3 ea Apples organic 3 ea Oranges peeled 1/2 ea Cantaloupe rind removed 1 inch Fresh…

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Red Raspberries are loaded with antioxidants like Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that help fight against cancer, heart disease and aging.  They are also have awesome anti-inflammatory properties thanks to their high levels of ellagic acid. In blender combine: 1 scoop raw, vegan chocolate protein 1 cup frozen organic raspberries 1 1/2 cups almond…