Boot the Bloatย 

Cheers to a simple smoothie that will lighten your load…literally. If you’re feeling bloated or swollen, this mix is packed with some spice and fruits  that can serve as a natural diuretic. ( and it tastes good!)  

Basically a diuretic increases the amount of salt excreted in urine and helps relieves water retention  swelling (edema) and bloating.

 

Blend together the following and enjoy! 

Ingredients: 

1/4 cucumber (medium size)

1 gala Apple

1 cup pineapple 

1/2 Banana 

1 squeeze of lime wedge

1/2 tsp turmeric 

1/3 cup of water 

1/3 cup of crushed ice 

Strawberry Sesame Chia Dressingย 


This salad is pretty basic but I really want to share the dressing! It was delightful and so simple. 

The salad:

Spring mixed greens 

Carrots

Radishes

Strawberries

White onion 

Grape tomatoes 

Dried prunes (cut into nibble size chunks)

Black pepper 

Pink salt 
The dressing! Yay!

1.5 tbs canola mayo 

1 tbs strawberry chia jelly 

4 tbs sesame oil 

1/2 tsp ground mustard seed 

– all well mixed together  

(Makes about a 1/2 cup) 

White Sweet Potato Date Roastย 


These were an experimental success. My boyfriend even said they might now be in his top favorite foods. Smiles all around. This recipe is about a 5 minute prep and about an hours time to complete the task of making the yummiest roasted sweet potatoes ever. I used white organic sweet potatoes, but any sweet potatos will do. This recipe serves 4 people. (Or two super duper hungry people?)  
You will need:

2 Sweet potatoes 
4-6 Dates 
Olive oil

1tbs Agave nectar 
1 tbs Balsamic vinegar glaze 
Handful of Walnuts 
Oregano 
Salt (Himalayan pink salt pref.)
Ginger (ground)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 deg F
Slice washed potatoes into coins (about a 1/2 inch thick) 
Rub with olive oil in a shallow baking dish 
Rub with oregano, salt, pepper and ginger 
Drizzle agave and balsamic over the potatos 
Add dates (cut into finger-tip sized chunks) 
Add crush walnuts 
Bake 50-60 minutes