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Southwest Inspired Vegan Salad!

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This is one of my favorite salads to make right now…

…because it has the perfect flavors for this time of year, it is low fat, and easy to make high carb (piled on top a heap of quinoa, sweet potatoes or rice), and it tastes SO good! Most of the ingredients are fresh from my local farmers market including the salsa I added to the dressing, nothing beats homemade salsa!

First, what are southwest flavors?

In foods they are:  Corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, jicama, sweet peppers, chile peppers (fresh and dried), lime, garlic, onion, avacado and rice. (To name a few).
In spices they are:  Cumin, Cilantro, chili powder, oregano, and paprika.
You get the idea…

Here is an delicious example of a salad I can’t get enough of and the key is it’s homemade dressing.

Tip: Blending veggies into your dressings is a great way to get amazing flavor and it creates an abundant sauce that covers each veggie without a bunch of oil or other additives.

This salad has:
1 head of red leaf lettuce
Fresh corn off the cob
Can of organic pinto beans
Cucumbers
Carrots
Red Peppers
Tomatoes

Dressing:
(Place all ingredients in your food processor, blend and pour over above ingredients, then shake together)
Handful of cilantro
3 or 4 radishes
Handful of cherry tomatoes
1/4 a red bell pepper
Half a lemon or lime
Half an avocado
A few tablespoons of fresh chipotle salsa
Dash of cumin, paprika, red pepper
Topped with a sprinkle of hemp seeds

Enjoy!

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Eat More Fruit and Greens for GLOWING SKIN!

Posted on by Jessica Remmers in Beauty, Health, Recipes | 2 Comments

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I’ve been noticing some major transformation lately…

…not only in my energy level, which is through the roof, but my appearance as well. I have to attribute that to my lifestyle change and even more specifically to FRUIT!…and GREENS! Honestly, mixing these together and eating them on a regular basis, at least 2x per day has transformed my skin, both face and body.

I am not using the word “transformed” lightly here either. The skin on my face has become like baby skin, yep, baby skin, what? and before, I have struggled a lot with congestion, oiliness, dryness and occasional breakouts. The overall appearance is smooth, soft and GLOWING to the point where others have noticed. The skin on my body has never felt so soft and looked more smooth either. Scars have disappeared, rough elbows are non-existent and there is an overall (here is that word again) GLOW!

This is definitely not something exclusive to me, as a matter of fact, one of the reasons I was drawn to this lifestyle in the first place was seeing all these people who looked amazing, especially the older woman, who completely defy age on this diet. It inspired me to try it for myself, and although I did notice a lot right away, I have to say, the longer I do it, the more benefits I am starting to see. You can actually feel and look younger on this lifestyle then ever before and it keeps going.

Healthy, clean eating, free of all animal products, plant based, high in carbohydrates and low in fats makes you the most happy and healthy you can be both inside and out!
So don’t be afraid to eat that fruit, and LOTS of it! FILLING up on fruit for breakfast and lunch will curb your sweets cravings later in the day!

Here is an example of a go-to smoothie:

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Smoothie Recipe:

  • Heaping handful of greens (from Romaine, to spinach, to arugula, or a mix like this favorite of late by organic girl greens).
  • Fill your blender with as many frozen bananas it will hold
  • Add some strawberries (mango is another favorite)
  • Coconut Water
  • blend
  • garnish with hemps seeds

Enjoy!

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