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Green Smoothie as a Simple Detox, Weight Loss and Beauty Remedy

March 13, 2016

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It’s a great time of year, when you can try a new easy to make cleansing green smoothie recipe that you can use as super simple detox, natural weight loss beauty remedy for glowing, younger looking skin.

I hope this healthy green smoothie will become one of your beauty remedies favorites.

All  the super healthy green smoothie ingredients will help you feel and look fabulous in no time:

Kiwi with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and vitamin E to protect your skin;
Green Smoothie as Weight Loss, Detox, Beauty Remedy

Avocado with monosaturated fats, protein and vitamin C and B to produce collagen;

Almonds, super anti-aging food, with vitamin E to protect from age spots.

Super healthy kale and apples, rich in fiber are perfect for weight loss, detox, and as a beauty remedy.

 

Super Healthy Detox Green Smoothie to Feel and Look Fabulous

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwi
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 organic apples
  • 2 cups curly leaf kale
  • 1 glass almond milk

Directions:

Blend all ingredients and serve or chill in the refrigerator.

 

Bon Appetit!

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach

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Simple Natural Weight Loss Detox Guide for a Healthy New Year

January 11, 2012

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Happy and Healthy New Year!

Do you have frequent colds, mood changes, nervousness, headaches, constipation, insomnia, or backaches? These symptoms might be signs of toxicity.

We can get toxins from everywhere: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, our, make up, the household products we use, the clothes we wear, in other words, just about anything we touch.Natural Weight Loss Detox Tips

Just by using shampoo, eye shadow, lipstick, mascara, and perfume, you can be exposed to hundreds of chemicals.  And we wonder why we get headaches, rashes, hormonal changes, allergies, infertility and cancer.

During the winter season, many of us consume much more fat, sugar, alcohol, meat, etc., causing our bodies to become even more toxic

So why wait till spring to detox, when you can feel better all year long with a super simple detox.

Just by drinking more water and shifting from the most congesting foods (sweets, diary products, bread, fats, fried foods, refined flours, meats, hydrogenated fats, drugs) to the least (fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and legumes) you can achieve weight loss, and detox at the same time..

After stressful holiday season support your liver and cleanse your blood and lymphatic system, with some New Year healthy and natural weight loss detox tips:

Tip I. Take Milk Thistle twice a day.

The active compound in this antioxidant herb is silymarin, which helps to repair liver, remove alcohol, metals and pesticides from the body.

Tip II. Incorporate more detoxifying foods into your diet:

* Sulfur rich foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, garlic, parsley, celery, watercress, dandelion greens, turnips, avocados, radishes, bell peppers, cranberries to support the liver.

* Fiber rich foods, such as lentils, beans, grains, fruits to get rid of constipation and eliminate toxins.

* Lean protein (wild caught salmon or other fish, organic chicken) is rich in amino acids to prepare toxins for elimination.

* Cleansing herbs, such as red clover, garlic, echinacea, dandelion root, yellow dock root, burdock root, milk thistle, parsley, cilantro, peppermint, licorice, flax seeds to cleanse liver, blood, lymph, kidneys, colon, skin.

* Cleansing spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, cayenne, ginger, fenugreek, clove, cayenne to detoxify the liver and blood, aid digestion, cleanse gallbladder, colon and kidneys.

Let us be detox smart if we want to feel and look fabulous and have happy and healthy New Year, shall we?

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Counselor, and Relationship Expert

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Cancer Fighting Cabbage and Soup Recipes

November 2, 2011

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Do you like cabbage? If you want to eat healthy with the seasons,  now is the right time to try some recipes for cabbage soup.

Cabbage is rich in cancer-fighting nutrients, including Vitamin C, fiber, and two phytochemicals that can help cleanse your body of cancer producing substances, get rid of extra estrogen, and flush  fat.

Studies show that women who include cabbage in their diet can reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 45%.

Cabbage has the unique ability to nourish and relax the spleen, pancreas and stomach..

Cancer Fighting Cabbage Soup Recipe

  • I pound green cabbage, diced
  • 1 onion choppedCancer Fighting Cabbage and Soup Recipes
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 tbsp barley miso
  • Parsley to garnish
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Sautee onions and carrots in olive oil for in a soup pot for 3 minutes, add cabbage, salt and basil and sauté for 3- 4 minutes. Add water, bring to boil and simmer until vegetables are soft – for about 20-25 minutes.

Use a little bit of broth to dissolve the miso, and stir back into soup. Simmer uncovered for 3- 4 minutes. Add parsley just before the serving.

Healthy Cabbage Recipe with Lentils and Arame Sea Weed

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup dried Arame sea weed
  • ½ cup cooked lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • sea salt to taste

Soak Arame sea weed in some water for 5 minutes. Sautee onion in olive oil for 4-5 minutes, add cabbage, salt, tomato paste, Arame sea weed and sautee for 20 -25 min until cabbage is ready. Add stir in lentils, turmeric, red pepper, mix thoroughly and serve. You can also eat it cold.

Bon Appetit!

Let us eat cabbage smart if we want to feel and look fabulous all year around, shall we?

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach and Counselor

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Cancer Preventing Papaya and Cabbage Super Food Salad Recipe

October 11, 2011

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How healthy is your cancer preventing diet? If you want your breasts to stay healthy, you may need to eat more detox fruits and vegetables rich in fiber.

Here is a holistic detox recipe with the five super foods: papaya, cabbage, tomatoes, walnuts and parsley that can help you detox and cleanse the body, boost your immune system and improve your breast health.

You can also use these natural ingredients for a green smoothie, delicious juice or a healthy midday snack. Don’t forget that papaya can be used for easy to make and natural beauty remedies to rejuvenate the skin or exfoliate the lips.

Papaya is rich in carotenoid lycopene which may help prevent breasth cancer growth; papaya also keeps our digestive system healthy by cleansing our intestines.Super Foods Papaya and Cabbage Salad Recipe

Cabbage helps to detox the body, get rid of extra estrogen, and flush the fat.  Recent studies show that we can reduce our breast cancer risk by 45% if we eat cabbage regularly.

Tomato is rich in lycopene as well as vitamin C and A,  which are very important for breast health.

Walnut is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which we need for better mood, sleep and good breast health.

Parsley, a detox herb, is rich in vitamin C that helps to have a healthy immune system.

Papaya and White Cabbage Salad Super Foods Recipe

  • 1 medium papaya, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped

Dressing for your Salad

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh red or green chile, finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients, scatter the walnuts and scallions on the top. Whisk the salad dressing and pour over the salad. Garnish with parsley and serve.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach, Counselor, and Relationship Expert

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Simple Detox Recipe with Anti-Aging Vegetables, Herbs and Spices

September 1, 2011

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Do you like carrots? They can be very beneficial for your health, but remember if you don’t buy them organic, you may be exposed to high level of pesticides.

Try the anti-aging recipe below with carrots and other detox foods that can help you feel and look fabulous.

The bright orange color of carrots signifies their high beta and alpha-carotene levels which we need to rejuvenate our skin and other organs. A new discovered chemical in carrots called falcarinol has been shown to have strong skin-protecting antioxidant activity. The fiber in carrots, pectin, detoxifies heavy metals and other aging toxins. Carrots are also a source of the flavonoid rutin, which helps prevent unsightly varicose veins, high blood pressure and heart disease.

The detox herb Cilantro helps in the chelation of heavy metals, and detox spice Cumin contains oils that are effective in helping to detoxify the liver and aid digestion.

Carrot Pate Detox Recipe with Anti-Aging Vegetables, Herbs Spices

  • 8 medium carrots, thickly sliced (organic)Simple Detox Recipe with Roasted Carrot Pate
    2 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
    1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    ¾ cup crumbled, drained feta cheese
    1 small bunch of fresh cilantro for garnishing
    salt and pepper to taste

Put the carrots in the oven proof dish, pour over the oil, and cover the dish with foil. Bake the carrots in a preheated oven( 400 degrees) for about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a dry, heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds and cook for 3- 4 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently until lightly toasted and fragrant. Let cool, then grind.

Toss in the ground cumin seeds and bake for additional 15 minutes, or until tender.

You can mash the carrots with the oil in a dish, or process in a blender or food processor. Scatter the crumbled feta cheese over the top and garnish with the cilantro. (adopted from 100 Foods to Stay Young).

Bon Appetit!

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Breathe, smile and be happy.

©Irina Wardas, HHC

 Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Coach and Counselor

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