Anti-Anxiety Salad

Skipping meals crashes blood sugar, leaving you feeling lethargic and anxious. Here is a recipe for a well-balanced salad that includes optimal protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Optional superfood ingredients you may include in an anxiety-busting salad are raw sprouted lentil beans,  raw dandelion greens, and hemp heart seeds, which are all excellent sources of gut-boosting, anxiety-lowering prebiotic fiber. 

 

Anti-Anxiety Salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
1359 calories
36 g
5 g
136 g
13 g
19 g
618 g
327 g
9 g
0 g
112 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
618g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1359
Calories from Fat 1192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 136g
209%
Saturated Fat 19g
94%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 91g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 327mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 17g
69%
Sugars 9g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
146%
Vitamin C
493%
Calcium
22%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of fresh organic spinach
  2. 1 avocado sliced
  3. 1 stalk of sliced raw broccoli
  4. 1/4 cup sliced or shredded carrots
  5. 1/2 a red beet, sliced or shredded
  6. (Optional) Cashew "cheese" crumbled
  7. 2 tablespoons walnuts, almond slivers or hemp hearts
  8. 2 chopped scallions
  9. 2 chopped radishes
  10. Salad Dressing
  11. In a Mason jar add ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon (about 2 lemons), 1 clove of garlic minced, and ½ teaspoon of mineral-rich Himalayan sea salt with cracked black pepper to taste. It’s easy to mix in the Mason jar and add just before eating the salad. If you have extra this dressing keeps well in fridge.
Instructions
  1. Toss salad in large bowl with dressing and serve.
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protein
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All the Green Things Salad

This salad is absolutely chock-full of lovely green spring produce, with textures ranging from crunchy to creamy. You can make the zippy lemon dressing and blanch, drain, and chill the peas and asparagus up to 2 days ahead, but combine all the elements shortly before serving to preserve the color of the avocado and the crunch of the greens. Delicate pea tendrils or shoots would be spectacular here, but watercress makes a delicious peppery substitute. Though you may be tempted to use only one herb, we urge you to use both: The parsley adds a burst of freshness, and the mint contributes deep herbal goodness.

All the Green Things Salad
Serves 8
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
156 calories
15 g
0 g
9 g
6 g
1 g
193 g
283 g
5 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
193g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156
Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 283mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
48%
Vitamin C
90%
Calcium
7%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas
  2. 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2 1/2-in. pieces (4 cups)
  3. 12 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed (about 4 cups)
  4. 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  5. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  9. 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 4 ounces pea tendrils, pea shoots, or watercress (about 5 cups)
  12. 1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  13. 1/2 cup torn fresh mint leaves
  14. 1 firm, ripe avocado, cubed
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot filled with water to a boil over high. Add green peas, asparagus, and sugar snap peas; boil until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse well with cold water; drain well.
  2. Whisk together shallots, oil, rind, juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add blanched vegetables; toss well to coat. Add pea tendrils, parsley leaves, mint leaves, and cubed avocado; toss gently to combine.
Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
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156
fat
9g
protein
6g
carbs
15g
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Day After Detox Drink!

We often use cranberries during the holiday season and forget they can be juiced. You can benefit from the power of cranberries by drinking a detox juice the day after you’ve over indulged in food or drink. Cranberries contain arbutin, a diuretic that helps flush toxic fluids from the body that contribute to bloating. Also the antioxidants present in cranberry juice support the liver and aid in protecting against heart disease and certain cancers.

Day After Detox Drink
Serves 1
This day after detox drink is great for recovery after over indulging in food and alcohol.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 min
50 calories
13 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
1035 g
56 g
3 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1035g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 56mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
51%
Vitamin C
115%
Calcium
8%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 32 oz water
  2. 1/2 lemon
  3. 1/2 cup parsley
  4. 1 inch ginger root
  5. 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Instructions
  1. Blend until smooth. Sip on over an hour to truly flush the system.
Adapted from TannyRaw.com
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50
fat
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protein
2g
carbs
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How To Make A Pumpkin-Spiced Smoothie

Recipes, Seasonal Eating | October 30, 2016 | By

This healthful smoothie is packed with vitamin A, potassium and fiber. Top each serving with some ground flaxseeds or a pinch of nutmeg.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Serves 1
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 min
273 calories
34 g
3 g
9 g
17 g
1 g
1527 g
114 g
12 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1527g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 114mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 9g
38%
Sugars 12g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
400%
Vitamin C
36%
Calcium
89%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ banana
  2. ½ cup pumpkin puree
  3. 1 cup almond milk
  4. 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  5. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1 Tablespoon ground chia seed
  7. 3-6 ice cubes
  8. *Add a shot of cold brew coffee or espresso for a little boost
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Sprinkle with extra spice on top. Enjoy!
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carbs
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Pumpkin Pecan Overnight Oats

Pumpkin is an often-overlooked source of fiber and can keep you feeling full for longer on fewer calories. A fiber-rich diet seems to help people eat less and shed pounds.

If you like a smooth oatmeal, use rolled oats. If you like a crunch to your oatmeal, use steel cut oats. 

Pumpkin Pecan Overnight Oats
It’s a great recipe to try with your little ones. If you like a smooth oatmeal, use rolled oats. If you like a crunch to your oatmeal, use steel cut oats.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
551 calories
65 g
0 g
27 g
17 g
3 g
247 g
5 g
6 g
0 g
21 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
247g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551
Calories from Fat 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
42%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
22%
Dietary Fiber 14g
58%
Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
24%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
33%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup gluten free steel cut oats or rolled oats
  2. 1 1/2 T pumpkin
  3. 1 tsp chia seeds
  4. 1 tsp flax meal
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  7. 1/4 tsp ginger
  8. 1/8 tsp cloves
  9. 1 medjool date chopped or 2 tsp maple syrup
  10. 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  11. 1/2 cup almond milk
Instructions
  1. Pour all the ingredients into a jar and mix very well. Try 5 at a time and they last all week! Great for those busy mornings. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you like warm oatmeal transfer from jar to heat and serve.
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fat
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carbs
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Drink Green and Save Green

GreenSmoothies

Budget friendly tips for adding daily green juices and smoothies to your routine: 

-Make a shopping list: Making a weekly meal planning list that covers what you will eat on a daily basis will help you only buy what you need. Make sure to include snacks in your meal plan and shopping list, too.

-Buy seasonal fruit and veggies: Purchasing produce is in season and is typically cheaper. And if you see a good deal on fresh fruits and veggies, purchase in bulk and freeze for future smoothies.

-Buy out of season fruits frozen: Costco and Sam’s Club sell large bags of organic frozen fruit at good prices. If your freezer can accommodate bags in bulk, take advantage of making these purchases.

-Buy from local fruit stands, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture): For the tastiest and most fresh organic produce, buy locally. Not only has the produce been grown and harvested close to home, but buying locally also helps our environment by eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, http://www.LocalHarvest.org to find your local farm, farmers markets, and other local food sources.

-Follow the EWG’s Dirty Dozen: This list will help you know what is worth getting organic and what you can buy conventional.

To get started check out my Go-To Green Smoothie Recipe!

Health Benefits Of Figs

figs health benefits 

Figs are rich in calcium and calcium is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products.

Figs are rich in natural Benzaldehid as Phenol and Anti-Tumor Agent and Micro-organisms can kill pathogens, fungus and virus in the human body.

Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight loss program (Obesity).

The content of Potassium, Omega 3 and Omega 6 on fig fruit helps to maintain blood pressure and coronary heart attacks.

Dried figs are at the top of the dried fruit list for phenol antioxidant levels. Fruit antioxidants have demonstrated higher eye health benefits than vegetable antioxidants, including carrots, even offering protection against age related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of blindness.

Figs are alkaline producing, helping the body achieve and maintain that optimum 7.0-7.4 pH reading to lead a disease-free healthy life.

When applied to the skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and ulcers.

Due to its high water content, mashed figs acts as an excellent skin cleanser and helps in preventing and curing acne.

Content of Calcium and Potassium in figs prevent bone thinning (osteoporosis), and helps to increase bone density.

Content of Tryptophan in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia.

During this time, figs have also been used to treat sexual weakness.

Figs are very high in iron, the mineral that helps create red blood cells and prevent anemia. Pregnant women are encouraged to keep their red blood cell levels high. So shove the pickles and chocolates aside and snack on dried figs if you’re expecting.

Figs leaves have healing properties. Decoction of fig leaves can help patients with diabetes reduces the amount of insulin intake.

They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help prevent coronary heart diseases. Figs have traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.

Figs are a great source of dietary fibre and make you feel satiated. So, it’s a great option for those who want to lose weight. The fibre content is also excellent for the digestive system and helps relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).