Carrot Spaghetti

Its been FOREVER since i last posted something and lots have happened! I came back to Honduras and started my own juicery called ROOTS JUICERY and luckily enough its the first cold-pressed juicery in Honduras. God willing it will turn out successful! I finished my T25 and 2 months ago i started again and love every minute of it!

As you may know a Paleo Diet (or caveman diet) is a diet based on lean protein, fruits and veggies, healthy fats, that means bye bye processed food. Im tweaking it a little bit and im cutting things like chicken (yuck!), turkey, red meats and just sticking to seafood and fish. Also im trying to eat more raw veggies  and introduced protein shakes to my diet. Reading It Starts With Food motivated me to start a semi paleo diet for the next 5 months. Have to shred the pound off!

Today im sharing a recipe by Oatmeal With Fork (original recipe here) that was both my lunch and dinner simply because it was fantastic. I added olives and olive juice to it just to make it a bit more salty since i omitted salt. Its both vegan and paleo so its good for your diet preference. Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1T. shallot or onion, chopped fine
  • 1 c. mushrooms, chopped
  • black pepper, to taste
  • olives and olive juice
  • 2 large carrots, ribboned with a vegetable peeler
  • ¾ c. marinara sauce
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the shallot or onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, olives, and pepper, and cook 5-6 minutes until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.
  4. Add in the carrot ribbons and saute for one minute.
  5. Stir in the sauce, and let everything cook for 6-8 minutes until ‘noodles’ are done to your liking.
  6. Top with parsley and enjoy!
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Detox Day 6

I didn´t post any of smoothie or juice recipes yesterday frankly because i didn’t make them. I wasn´t feeling like cleaning the juicer (ugh so much work) so i just walked over to Grassroots Natural Market and got a couple of Green Drink (Kale, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Carrot, Apple, Lemon & Orange) and a Wheatgrass Ginger Delight. First time drinking wheatgrass… not too shabby!
Today i woke up extra early thanks to one of my neighbors that would not stop making noise! Seriously, who mows the lawn at 6:15am?!?! Some people just don´t get it! So thanks to my lovely neighbor i got up and made breakfast. White egg omelets for Dan (will post later) and a Banana Coconut Smoothie for me. Banana makes everything better in my book.
For lunch i made a green juice. The key to a cleanse is eating 80% veggies and 20% fruits and i only follow this during lunch and dinner. I like my sugar in the morning. So for this Green juice i added kale, cucumber,celery and pineapple and honest to God you can only taste the pineapple.
A friend of mine asked me what the difference between a smoothie and a juice and its simple. Its like your favorite sports team- Olimpia vs Motagua, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Yankees vs Red Sox, Miami Heat vs NY Knicks – sometimes it seems like strong supporters for each team would never dream of crossing over to support the other side. But unlike sports, there is quite a bit to be gained from sampling the best of both worlds. For smoothies you need a blender and you get the fiber from the fruits and veggies. meanwhile, you need a juicer for juicing and removes the insoluble fibers (but the soluble fiber remains in the juice). Its just a matter of personal taste.
Anywho, enjoy recipes for both smoothies and juices!

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BREAKFAST & SNACK 1: COCONUT-BANANA SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS:
– 1 1/2 bananas
– 1 cup coconut milk
– Ice

INSTRUCTIONS:
– Blend all ingredients
– Pour over ice

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LUNCH & SNACK 2: PINEAPPLE GREEN JUICE

INGREDIENTS:
– 1/2 pineapple or 2 cups
– 1 cup  kale
– 1 cucumber
– 3 celery stalks

INSTRUCTIONS
– Clean all produce
– Juice all ingredients with juicer
– Pour over ice

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Ayer no subi recetas de jugos ni batidos francamente porque no hice. No tenia ganas de limpiar el exprimidor ( ugh que trabajal ) así que camine a Grassroots Mercado Natural y compre un par de bebidas verde ( col rizada, espinacas , pepino, apio , zanahoria, manzana, limón y naranja ) y una de pasto de trigo con jengibre. Me tome un shot de pasto de trigo por primera vez … No estába nada mal!
Hoy me levanté extra temprano gracias a uno de mis vecinos que no paraba de hacer ruido ! En serio, a quien se le ocurre que cortar la grama a las 6:15am es buena hora?!? Así que gracias a mi querido vecino me levanté e hice desayuno. Un omelete de claras de huevo para Dan ( receta más adelante ) y un batido de Banano y Coco para mí. El banano todo lo cura.
Para el almuerzo hice un jugo verde. La clave para este tipo de limpiezas es consumir 80 % verduras y 20 % de frutas. Yo solamente lo sigo durante el almuerzo y la cena. Así que para este jugo verde he añadido la col rizada, pepino, apio y piña y honesamente sólo sabe a piña.
Un amigo mío me preguntó ayer cuál es la diferencia entre una limpieza de batidos y de jugos. Es muy sencilo. Es como su equipo favorito – Olimpia vs Motagua , Real Madrid vs Barcelona, ​​Yankees vs Red Sox , Miami Heat vs NY Knicks – a veces a los fans no se les ocurriria apoyar al otro. Pero a diferencia de los deportes, aqui si se puede aprovechar lo bueno de los 2 lados. Para batidos solo necesitan una licuadora y se obtiene la fibra de las frutas y verduras. Mientras tanto para una dieta de jugo, se necesita un exprimidor de jugos y este elimina las fibras insolubles (pero la fibra soluble permanece en el jugo ). Es sólo una cuestión de gusto personal.
Estoy divagando.  Disfruten de estas recetas para ambos batidos y jugos. Buen Provecho

DESAYUNO Y MERIENDA 1 : BATIDO DE COCO Y BANANO

INGREDIENTES:
– 1 1/2 banano
– 1 taza leche de coco
– hielo

INSTRUCCIONES:
– Mezclar todos los ingredientes en la batidora
– Verter sobre hielo

ALMUERZO Y MERIENDA 2: JUGO DE PIÑA
INGREDIENTES:
– 1/2 piña o 2 tazas de piña en cuadritos
– 1 taza de col rizada o espinaca
– 1 pepino
– 3 tallos de apio

INSTRUCCIONES
– Limpiar todos las verduras
– Agregar todos los ingredientes al exprimidor de jugo
– Verter sobre hielo

Benefits of a Detox Diet

 I was reading yesterday an article where Dr. Oz gives his opinion on a juice fasting or detox. Dr. Mehmet Oz has become known as “America’s doctor,” best known for his expertise in losing weight and keeping it off so he knows a thing or two.
His most frequent question regards weight loss, and i can see why. I personally have struggled with weight loss and weight gain since i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2005.  Dr. Oz talks about how fasting has become so popular in recent years, specially in teenagers obsessed with their appearance. He says the best way to loose weight is to reboot – ” The best way to reboot yourself is detox.”
You can actually tell if your body needs to be cleansed. Among the warnings signs are:

  • Constipation
  • Persistent headaches, muscle aches, and muscle fatigue
  • Eating a lot of red meat and poultry
  • Several mercury fillings and dental amalgams
  • Food allergies
  • Stubborn weight loss
  • Consistent use of  ibuprofen and acetaminophen, or hormonal imbalances and consistent use of hormone replacement treatments such as birth control or creams like progesterone
  • Skin abnormalities such as acne, rosacea, or eczema

I started this cleanse because one tends to eat a lot of unhealthy foods, drink a little too much over the holidays. My goal is simply enhance the quality of my diet by increasing my intake of fruits and vegetables.
The results? Excess weight starts to pour off, your skin glows, you start to think more clearly and overall you are a happier, healthier person. When you consume only juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins and minerals that help your body stay strong.
I personally am going on a 7 day cleanse, but you can start with a 48 hour detox by Dr. Oz. Reboot with Joe has 3,5,10,15,30 day reboot plans. Both are free so take advantage of that and start your reboot.

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Ayer leía un articulo donde el Dr. Oz da su opinión sobre un ayuno de jugo o de desintoxicación. Dr. Oz es conocido como ” el médico de Estados Unidos”, más conocido por su experiencia en perder peso y mantenerlo, así que el sabe una cosa o dos.
La pregunta más frecuente que le hacen es sobre la pérdida de peso, y puedo ver por qué. Yo personalmente he luchado con la pérdida y aumento de peso desde que me diagnosticaron con hipotiroidismo en el 2005. El Dr. Oz habla de cómo el ayuno se ha vuelto tan popular en los últimos años , especialmente en las adolescentes obsesionadas con su apariencia. Él dice que la mejor manera de perder peso consiste en reiniciar su cuerpo- ” La mejor manera de reiniciarse a sí mismo es la desintoxicación . “
Uno puede saber si su cuerpo necesita un reinicio, el cuerpo se lo pide. Algunas señales de advertencia son:

  •     Estreñimiento
  •     Dolores de cabeza persistentes , dolores musculares y fatiga muscular
  •     Comer mucha carne roja y de aves de corral
  •     Varios empastes de mercurio y las amalgamas dentales
  •     Las alergias alimentarias
  •     Pérdida de peso obstinado
  •     El uso constante de ibuprofeno y acetaminofen , o los desequilibrios hormonales y el uso constante de tratamientos de reemplazo de hormonas , tales como pastillas anticonceptivas o cremas como la progesterona
  •     Anormalidades de la piel como el acné , la rosácea , eczema

Yo empecé esta limpieza , porque uno tiende a comer una gran cantidad de alimentos no saludables, beber un poco mas de la cuenta durante las vacaciones especialmente en Navidad.  Mi objetivo es simplemente mejorar la calidad de mi dieta al incrementar mi consumo de frutas y verduras.
¿Los resultados? Espero ver perdida de peso, mi piel se iluminara , y en general me convertiré en una persona más feliz y más saludable. Aparte estoy tomando jugo solamente y mi cuerpo esta inundado de una gran cantidad de vitaminas y minerales que ayudan a mi cuerpo a mantenerse fuerte.

Personalmente sigo una limpieza de 7 días , pero pueden comenzar con una desintoxicación de 48 horas por el Dr. Oz o una de Reboot con Joe que tiene planes de reinicio 3,5,10,15,30 días . Ambos son gratuitos así que saquenle provecho y comienzen su reinicio. Su cuerpo se los va a agradecer.

 

Carrot, Orange and Beet Juice…. Day 1 Detox (lunch)

My lunch for my first detox day is a carrot, orange and beet juice. While i was reading i found out some beneficial health factors. This juice helps you fulfill your folate,vitamin C and vitamin A intake. Vitamin C maintains tissue strength by boosting collagen production, and aids in energy production. Vitamin A helps guide tissue development, and maintains the health of your immune system, skin and red blood cells. It also supports retinal function, helping you see under low-light conditions. reducing the risk of rectal cancer. It also protects against birth defects and other complications in pregnant women. Drinking carrot, orange and beet juice also contains other nutrients that benefit your circulation. Seriously, juicing is good for you people!
ImageINGREDIENTS:
– 3 carrots
– 2 oranges
– 1 beet root

INSTRUCTIONS:
– Clean your produce
– Juice
– Pour over ice