Soup of the Week: Olive Avocado Cream
This 5-minute soup has a rich flavor and a wonderful silken texture that come from a blend of sumptuous olives, ripe avocado, and baby lima beans. Abundant with valuable antioxidants like vitamins A and E, this beauty soup helps moisturize and protect your skin on the deepest levels. By nourishing dry, depleted cells, these nutrients help revive your skin, restore elasticity, and promote a smooth, creamy complexion. Cucumber and lemon are also well known for their innate abilities to promote a radiant glow.
Serve with a simple green salad or slices of green apple as a light summer lunch.
Juice of the Week: Watermelon Wave
Perfect when lounging by the pool, this summer special works wonders in reducing water retention. Natural diuretics like melon and cranberry ease uncomfortable bloating and cleanse the kidneys of toxins. They simultaneously replenish fluids and refresh your palate.
It never hurts to add some fresh ginger
Both watermelon and cranberries help flush uric acid from your body, relieving arthritis and gout, renewing the blood, and improving your skin. Because they help eliminate excess fluids from your body, these fruits are also great for weight loss. Cranberries cleanse the urinary tract and help treat bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections.
This easy vegetarian “chicken with rice” is tailor-made for young tastebuds. With nurturing basmati rice and delicious little pastry puffs, it’s a satisfying lunch or supper your whole family will welcome.
Soup of the Week: Daydream Soup
Moisturize your skin from the inside out. This light, creamy smoothie is a blessing for both your complexion and your taste buds.
Add a scoop of protein powder and this drink will keep you going for hours.
Smoothie of the month: Silken Strawberry Whip
Besides moisturizing, toning, and protecting your skin, these fruits are also excellent for lowering cholesterol and strengthening your blood. Natural oils from the rich avocado nourish your body and help conditions like eczema, dandruff, and stiff joints. Rich in lecithin, avocado also supports brain function and circulation. All of these fruits are great sources of potassium, which is sometimes known as the “youth mineral”.
Whole cloves of mellowed oven-roasted garlic infuse a sumptuous broth filled with tender vegetables, white beans, and orzo pasta. Topped with peppery arugula, toasted hazelnuts, and shaved Asiago, this beautiful, elegant soup is perfect for entertaining.
Soup of the Week: Tuscan Orzo Soup
Sometimes I come home and find my daughters wearing green masks. in fact, whenever I make this recipe, they always save some to put on their faces. Rejuvenating to more than just the complexion, however, this juice gives your entire body a welcome boost of energy.
Juice of the Week: Splendor in the Grass
This juice enlivens the appearance of your skin by tightening pores and replenishing elasticity. It also helps reduce conditions like acne and eczema. It helps treat anemia, relieve fatigue, regulate blood pressure, and neutralize cancer-causing carcinogens in the body. A wonderful tonic in general, it improves digestion and alleviates constipation.
If you don’t like the taste, juice 2 apples or 2 cups pineapple to mix with the green juice.
This simple soup makes a stunning holiday appetizer. A breeze to prepare, it uses just 6 ingredients to achieve a beautiful silken texture and a delicious full flavor that requires no additional seasoning. The refreshing mango chutney is a must.
Soup of the Week: Garnet Yam Bisque with Mango Chutney
A terrific recipe for people with blood sugar problems, this juice is refreshing, balancing, and nourishing.
Juice of the Week: Silky Green Bean Cocktail
Jerusalem artichokes contain inulin, a nondigestible carbohydrate that satisfies cravings for carbohydrates without upsetting blood sugar levels. It also stimulates the production of insulin, rejuvenates the liver, and promotes the growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Rich in plant-based estrogen, green beans can benefit women experiencing PMS and menopause.
Well, the New Year is here! This is a great time to set goals and aspirations for the coming months. Most often, New Year’s Resolutions revolve around specific achievements, such as losing weight, quitting smoking or saving money. However, what if there were some simple steps that would allow you to accomplish many goals at once? And what if those simple steps also helped you to become happier and more peaceful at that same time?
The ancient science of yoga is a holistic way of life that helps to inspire and motivate you from within, so that achieving positive goals is a natural side effect of being healthy, happy and productive. Yoga is different from ordinary goal-setting because rather than just struggling to achieve a particular goal, you simply embark on the yoga path to optimal physical, mental and spiritual well-being. You’ll be amazed at what you accomplish in the process.
So, here are those 3 simple steps that will propel you forward to an inspirational new year:
Step #1: Take a little time every day for peaceful relaxation and meditation.
When we feel stressed out and pressed for time, usually it’s the farthest thing from our minds to take time to stop and relax. We may feel that we can’t take a breather until we finish X, Y and Z. Of course the excessive stress simultaneously makes it harder to be productive, hurts our health, and leaves us feeling tired and drained. When we’re overly stressed, we simply can’t be at our best.
On the other hand, just 10 or 15 minutes of daily relaxation and meditation can work wonders for your overall health and well-being. Simple relaxation techniques, such as those in Wai Lana’s Rest and Relax CD, have a profoundly positive effect. On a physical level, your blood pressure lowers, your heart rate slows and relaxing “feel good” hormones are released. On a mental level, your mind becomes more calm and peaceful. And on a spiritual level, you’ll gradually experience a deep sense of happiness and interconnectedness.
Step #2: Try to gradually eliminate meat and processed foods from your diet.
The way you eat has a powerful effect on the way you feel. Eating foods such as meat and processed food leaves you feeling tired, sluggish and irritable. Modern scientists have found that the ideal diet consists of the same foods that yogis have recommended for thousands of years: whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and milk products. Every one of these foods has been found to have remarkable healing benefits. Yet you won’t find a single study sho Continue reading
Here’s a rustic and richly flavored soup that makes the most of oven-roasted vegetables. I came up with it one evening when I tossed whatever vegetables I had into a big roasting pan and seasoned them with simple dried spices and balsamic vinegar. When they came out of the oven, caramelized and saturated with flavor, I partially blended them into this easy soup.
Soup of the Week: Oven-Roasted Vegetable Soup
Dress up your soup with fresh aromatic fennel greens, crumbled feta, or dollops of creamy goat cheese.
Vary the veggies and seasonings:
Swap yam for potato, broccoli for cauliflower, carrot for parsnip, or celeriac for celery. Instead of tarragon, you can also season with thyme, rosemary, or Italian seasoning.