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Natural Energy Juice Shot

I found this great power booster recipe by Scott D at Rancho La Puerta. What I love the most is it is so easy to make, I think I will go try it!

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The Power Booster Energy Shot from Tierra Allegre is a natural energy juice drink.  It reminds me of falling in love.  It left me warm and tingly inside and looking forward to our next encounter. The flavorful fresh ginger packs in a wallop of antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  The cayenne adds a dash of heat.  This natural energy drink is perfect for a late morning energy boost. I also enjoy it in the afternoon as a refresher, as a replacement for caffeine. Makes two shots, about four ounces each.


  • 1” Chunk of Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Medium Lemon
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • Dash of Cayenne


  1. Slice or chop ginger so it fits in your juicer.
  2. Peel the lemon. Slice the lemon into quarter sized wedges for easier juicing.
  3. Slice a whole green apple in half. You can juice the seeds and stem. Rub the lemon peel or drizzle a little lemon juice onto the exposed side of the apple to prevent oxidation. Preserve the unused half for later.
  4. Process the lemon, ginger and apple through your juicer.
  5. Pour the juice into small glasses and sprinkle with a dash of fresh cayenne. You can grind your own cayenne in a blade coffee grinder or spice grinder.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

Love your Brussels sprouts and eat them too – it’s harvest season! In the mood for some fall flavor? Try this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries. It’s sure to do just the trick! Serve it as a side or enjoy as your main course. We think this would make a lovely addition to your thanksgiving table as well. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!



  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts:
    • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt, to taste
  • Roasted Butternut Squash:
    • 1 and ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch cubes (Yields about 4 cups of uncooked cubed butternut squash)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Other Ingredients:
    • 2 cups pecan halves
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

To find full preparation instructions visit the original recipe on Julia’s Album. Want more healthy recipes from Julia’s Album?  You can follow Julia’s Album on social media: FacebookInstagram, and  Pinterest.

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New Year’s Detox: Rice Noodle Salad With Pickled Vegetables

Who said eating clean can’t be fun? Getting a jump on your New Year’s Health goals is a great way to kick off 2016. Starting with a detox is a great way to cement those habits you desire for the new year. Change can happen! If you’re new to detoxing, it may be a great idea to start with a Gluten Free or Paleo based cleanse – this recipe works for both. You’ll be surprised at how eating clean can effect your overall health. Here’s to a new year and a recommitment to your Journey into Wellbeing. Happy Cooking and Happy New Year!

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Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with Pickled Vegetables

  • 6 ounces rice noodles
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • ¼ cup fish sauce
  • 2 T olive or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha chili sauce ( optional)4-5 cups your choice of thinly sliced or match stick cut vegetables- carrots, bell peppers, daikon radish, turnips, cucumber., zucchini ribbons,
  • ¼ C sliced scallions
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, basil or mint, or a mix.
  • 4-8 ounces cooked, chilled shrimp, or cubed tofu ( both optional)

This recipe was originally published on Feasting at Home, visit their website for detailed directions. Love this recipe? Follow Feasting at Home on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more.


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Ayurvedic Detox Bowl: Khicharia

Fall is a great time to add momentum to your health goals in the form of a detox! More specifically, a wonderful way to detox this season is to try an Ayurvedic approach. Not familiar with Ayurveda? It’s an ancient sister science to yoga that values bringing your body into balance by identifying it’s natural rhythms and responding with a lifestyle that compliments your individual health needs. This article is a great resource for those wishing to start an Ayurvedic Detox this season! This Khicharia Detox Bowl is an excellent meal to prepare during your time of detox. Keep in mind that an important part of Ayurveda is making your meal times a priority – clear time in your schedule to eat and digest slowly. Enjoy and happy detox!

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Khicharia Detox Bowl


  • ½ C diced onion
  • 1 ½  T olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½  tsp cumin
  • ½  tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 small dried red chili pepper, crumbled(or half for less spicy)
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ C split mung beans or whole mung beans soaked over night.
  • ½ toasted buckwheat (kashi) or brown basmati rice
  • 2 ½ C water
  • 2 Cups chopped vegetables ( like carrot, parsnips, celery, fennel bulb, cauliflower, broccoli)
  • 2 T chopped cilantro or Italian parsley
  • squeeze lemon or lime
  • 1 Diced tomato

Visit Feasting at Home for detailed directions for this recipe and more info on an Ayurvedic Detox. This recipe was originally published on Feasting at Home. Follow Feasting at home on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more healthy recipes.

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20 Smart Food Substitutes for Sensitive Stomachs

Swaps (1)With my recent diagnosis of food sensitivities, I have become an expert at finding less troublesome substitutes for some of my favorite things.  My boyfriend, Eric and I decided to do a food detox and eliminate all the foods I was testing sensitive to.  Not wanting to feel deprived we found some great recipes and by the end of the four weeks we were swapping less allergenic ingredients like pros….and felt better than we had in decades.  No kidding!

For us we decided to eliminate gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, corn, alcohol, coffee and egg.  We minimized grains and beans for good measure.  For a true detox, you have to read every single label because these problem foods are in almost everything and they appear in different forms such as food starches, oils, fillers and flavorings.  It is best to completely avoid most processed and prepared foods and condiments to ensure you are not keeping inflammation going by having small daily reactions to fillers.

One of the things that made this process easier was the finding of great substitutes.  In lieu of one thing we would use something else.  To help you with your detox journey, here is my compilation of some of the swaps we were able to make.  If you have great swap ideas be sure and send my way.

For the full list visit the full article HERE.