Sunday, August 30, 2009

Refreshing Monday

How about you start your week with this refreshing smoothness?

3 Celery stalks

3 Bananas

handfull of grapes

...and while you're at it, have everyone

around you try some, that is, if you really want to share this. Because you just might not, it is that good!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


My husband's creative deliciousness that left me speechless. Steamed veggies on a bed of quinoa and topped with a peanut/coconut milk sauce made with tempeh....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Want More Energy?

Do you feel tired all the time? Feel like taking a nap in the middle of the day? Do you feel tired everyday and can't seem to roll off the bed easily in the morning? There is a reason why we feel tired. Think about this, will a car drive good on an empty tank? well, the answer is no. Just like cars our bodies need fuel. But it has to be the right kind of fuel.

Just as a car will not run on water or veggetable juice, the body cannot run well on gasoline or soil. It has to be the right kind of food. Have you noticed that when you combine a starch and protein you get bloating, indigestion and you always feel lethargic? Food was meant to provide us with energy and not make us feel tired and weary. When you load the body with food that it does not need and cannot use, you are wasting the body's energy source. The energy that was meant for you is now diverted to trying really hard-- and most of the times without success--to break down the 8oz of steak you just ingested.

By the way, did you know that it takes about three days for a meat to be broken down in your system. By that time, you've obviously eaten other things and your dead meat is putrifying in your stomach and bad bacteria is growing around it. I don't mean to gross you out but the truth sometimes is a bitter pill to swallow. For the body to have more energy, we have to feed it with live fooods that require little or no energy for the body to break them down. By incorporating more fruits and vegetables and properly combining our foods, we help the body conserve more energy it may need for things such as repairs and maintenance.

The easiest way to make sure you get the right servings of fruits and veggies everyday is to add green smoothies to your diet. Don't be suprise if you stop craving those sweets and actually start eating less. When your body has the nutrients it needs, you start to crave more of the good stuff and less of the bad. Green smoothies are complete foods, very easy to digest and they leave you feeling very energized. Here is a thought: Make a mental list of all the animals who live on greens alone and then ask yourself this, these animals hardly get sick living in the wild on roots, fruits and veggies why then don't we humans--who are 99.4% genetically identical to them--eat like that?

Here are a few recipes:

1 cup of spinach, 2 pears and 1 cup of water (how easy is that? you can be creative.)

1 cup of spinach, 10 finger bananas, 2 cups of water (Nina's Favorite. Kids love this)

2 mangos, 1 bunch of parsely, 2 cups of water

4 apples, 1/2 lemon, 5 leaves of kale, 2 cups of water

Have fun!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Train Your Body to Talk Back to You

Learning how to listen to your body is wonderful. Your body can talk back to you when and if you treat it with respect, it's no different than human relationships. If you treat someone wrong long enough there is enough resentment for that person to start ignoring you. The thing about the body is that it is much more forgiving than humans in their relationships. How do you listen to your body? You first have to mend the broken relationship of years aof abuse and the best way to do that is to do a detox. Go to archives in the month of July and you will find the 21-day FYR program.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Little Girl Who Said No to MacDonald's

The truth is that we can all make better choices even if we are in the worst of restuarants. My daughter learns from my actions. I may not necessarily use words but children are eager learners. If we start teaching them to make better choices from a ripe age it will save them a lifetime of health worries. I rarely worry about what choices my daughter will make. Let me tell you a little story about a little girl called Nina, who said no to MacDonald's. Nina just turned six this July. She watches mummy cook and shop. We make fresh carrot juices in the morning and eat fruits for breakfast etc. I do it with joy and she sees me, so it has become a habit for her as well. So recently, on vacation in another state with her grandparents and grand aunt, she goes to a Macdonald's to use their play ground. My daughter didn't not even nibble on her french fry not to talk of eating her burger! Her reason being "It is unhealthy" and when asked if she wanted some juice, milk shakes and all the rest, she simply declined and said she would rather drink water. When I was told this over the phone I had tears in my eyes. I laughed so hard that it hurt. You see, I am very proud of Nina, I have always said if there were just two things I could teach her in this life, it would be to love Jesus Christ and to eat healthy. Children learn from the examples they have around them, especially the examples of their parents. Give your child a better life by doing what you can do to have them live a fuller and healthier life. Long Live FYR!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The List

Fruits, veggies, legumes and whole wheat grains. You can find something to eat in these categories. Be creative and remember fruits only for breakfast and no eating after 8pm. NO PROCESSED FOODS AT ALL. NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, NO SUGAR.
Today I got up and walked. I had a glass of water in the morning with some freshly squeezed lemon in it. Today is an all fruit day for me. I love fruits, you can make it as a fruit salad, a smoothie or you can juice the fruits. There are many different knids of juicers out in the market, have your pick. For the smoothies use nothing but fruit and water or crushed ice in the blender. If you need to drink some tea during the day you can add some stevia to sweeten it. There are links below for stevia and juicers.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My Quaterly Detox

Tomorrow I am starting my next detox program for ten days. I have decided after that to do a 21 day raw food diet to continue my cleansing. There are sevaral ways to cleanse, but I always choose a natural and safe way; NO PILLS. I just simply change what I eat. I go on a fast. When people hear the word fast, they tend to run away because they think of starvation. There are several ways to fast without starving. Follow the FYR 21-day detox. Look in July's archives on your right.