Converted Sailor Toddy

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(Original recipe: Trim Healthy Mama)

YUM!  The perfect summer drink.  This really quenches your thirst.  I love making this on a hot afternoon.

Lemon juice

Ginger

Stevia

Ice

Blend several inches of fresh ginger in 2 cups of cool water.  Strain ginger pieces of ginger juice.  Add 1/2 lemon worth of juice (or three to six squirts from lemon juice squeezie) and tsp of stevia.  Pour over ice and enjoy!

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Your Diet Determines Your Baby’s Health

 

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Many Western people do not consider the fact that diet contributes to healthy or unhealthy babies. That a child’s appearance, intelligence and overall well-being actually stems from their parent’s nutrition. Many blame birth defects, poor pregnancies, abnormal behaviors on genetics – and therefore absolve all personal responsibility. But, science has shown us that nutrition truly does affect our genetic expressions and constitutions. God certainly is the one to give us life, but as parents, we play a giant role in providing the materials used to build up that baby. The future generation, the future warriors – their health relies on our diet choices.

There has been a lot of modern research to back this up, but simply taking a look at traditional cultures and the health of their offspring and what they ate is fascinating!

Some of my favorite observations were made by Dr Weston A. Price. What he found is worth a read! But let me just summarize it here for you.

Dr. Price studied primitive and isolated people groups with robust and healthy children. He found that many of these groups actually demanded a practice of special diets for men and women before conception. Many ate organ meats, fish heads and eggs, animal fats and quality butters and creams as well as many fermented products. Not really your modern highly processed diet, is it?

Over and over again her found different ethnics and cultures practicing the same eating habits and producing healthy offspring. Interestingly enough, when studying a group of Eskimos, Price found that the colonies closer to modern conveniences starting showing new signs of tooth decay, and birth defects.

While the diets of these 14 people groups differed in aspects, they all liberally dieted on seafood, organ meats and they highly valued animal fats. Each diet contained local raw foods, animal and vegetable, both. Where they were also similar was in their superb health and lack of chronic disease and mental illness. And they produced strong, attractive and intelligent children. For generations.

Unless introduced to outside modern diets. When comparing the “primitive” groups to the same race group within “civilization”, who were exposed to canned, refined, processed, and pasteurized foods… their inherent good health dissipated. He found rampant tooth decay, degenerative diseases and infertility. Children born to parents with industrialized diets were sickly, often deformed, with many medical problems.

Studying traditional food preparations can also give us insight to non-industrialized vibrant health. All over the world, cultures used to ferment their grains, dairy and even fruits and meats. Many attribute it to food preservation, but a closer look might prove they knew that fermentation actually promoted their good health. Our ancestors knew what they were doing. We’d be prudent to go back and adopt their ways.

As women, we will be homes to our pre-born children. We choose whether or not we will be a safe haven. Toxins in your body ladies will be present in your breast-milk. Children also take on their mother’s gut flora. We are certainly responsible for our children’s well-being.

Believe it or not, this isn’t just the responsibility of women. Scientists have been aware for years that men who smoke, drink or take drugs have poor quality sperm. More recent research indicates that men’s diet, the toxins they are exposed to, and the traumas they endure actually leave negative biological affects on their children, and even their grandchildren.

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Ultimately you are being incredibly selfish when you choose to voluntarily eat bad foods. And using the “I’m not married yet” card doesn’t get you “off the hook” either. To ensure ideal nutrition for your baby, you must begin long before they are conceived. Sally Fallon of Nourishing Traditions actually advises two years of a nutrient-dense diet before conception, if you have eaten the common western diet. Your health affects yourself, those around you, and certainly your future children. Our society is not only spiritually deprived, but it has sacrificed the health of future generations on alters of convenience and financial gain. What ugliness! And we participate every time we indulge in bad food habits.

Of course this doesn’t mean we are to be deprived of tasty foods or even convenient foods. What is more convenient than picking a mouth-watering apple and biting into it? Who ever said butter and lemon salmon wasn’t indulging? There are ways. We just have to take the extra effort of providing ourselves with healthy choices.

This shouldn’t be scary, but an incentive and inspiration to do yourself a favor and to also give your children the health they deserve. It’s time to stop conforming to a politically correct diet and eat the way God planned. For your sake. And for your children.

Minty Soother Smoothie

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1 ½ tsp gelatin

½ cup boiling water

2 mint tea bags

1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil

½ cup plain kefir

½ cup frozen diced okra

Small handful fresh or frozen spinach

1 ½ Tbsp collagen

3 pinches Himalayan Pink Salt

2 tsps Stevia or 3 droppers liquid stevia

1 drop doTerra peppermint oil

1 egg white

1 – 1 ½ cups ice

Put gelatin in the boiled water and stir until dissolved. Add tea bags and brew for 5 mins. Remove tea bags (squeeze them) and add oil.

Pour the tea mixture into blender with all ingredients except ice. Blend well. Add the ice and blend until completely smooth.

Enjoy the minty goodness! I sometimes add ¾ Tbsp cocoa powder to make it a Minty Chocolate shake. 😉

Detox Smoothie

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2-4 inch piece fresh ginger

(depending on how much moonshine-type kick you like! I do 4 inches! 🙂 )

½ cup cool water

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 small green apple

1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 ½ Tbsp Collagen

2 pinches Himalayan Pink Salt

1 egg white

3 droppers liquid stevia

1 Tbsp Baobab powder (optional)

Juice of ½ a lemon

2 cups ice

1 tsp gelatin

1 Tbsp boiling water

Blend ginger with cool water on low for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve. Squeeze pulp for all the medicinal goodness. Rinse the blender and blend ginger juice with kefir, cucumber, apple, oil, coolagen, salt, stevia, baobab powder (if using), lemon juice and ice until smooth.

Combine gelatin and boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add to blender and whip.

This will take away bloated tummy problems, and also detox your body. Drink this for breakfast and skip any other foods for the full effect. This drink is hydrating and full of vitamin Bs which reduce stress. Ginger is an anitinflammatory aid, while apples can help with digestion.

Frothy Hot Mocha

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Blend:

12 oz. Freshly brewed local organic coffee

1 Tbsp heavy cream

2-4 Tbsp. Chocolate Whey Protein or 2 tsp baking cocoa and 4 Tbsp collagen powder

This is a perfect before-breakfast pick-me-up. A protein rich drink that leaves your feeling warm and cozy. Enjoy!

Matcha Spice Tea

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(FP) This is a TRIM HEALTHY MAMA recipe.

A warm and smooth tea with the added benefit of antioxidants! This tea burns calories, balances blood sugar and aids in concentration. Who could resist that in the morning? Or afternoon? Or evening? 🙂

1 ½ cups boiling water

½ tsp matcha tea

¼ tsp ground tumeric

¼ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

2 black peppercorns

2 pinches Himilayan pink salt

1 tsp stevia (liquid or powder works)

1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil

1-2 tsp collagen

Blend and Enjoy!

P.S. The turmeric will stain your plastic blender. Adding it later works too!

no-bake peanut butter cheesecake with chocolate crust

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S  Here is yet another Trim Healthy Mama recipe with my own slight modification. Chocolate and cheesecake… what could be better? My sister-in-law-to-be was having a birthday party with cheesecake being the dessert. I didn’t want to miss out. I can’t have cow dairy so I used soft plain goat cheese! It turned out YUM!

Crust (makes enough for a 9 inch pie plate or 8 inch square pan)

1 cup walnuts

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 pinches Himalayan salt

2 Tbsp stevia (I used THM “Gentle Sweet”)

4 Tbsp coconut oil

Filling

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 ½ tsp gelatin (I use THM “Just Gelatin”)

2 (8 oz) packages soft plain goat cheese

½ cup sugar free natural peanut butter

¼ cup pressed peanut flour or THM baking blend

¼ tsp Himalayan salt

1 cup Stevia (Again, I used THM “Gentle Sweet”)

¼ tsp pure stevia extract

  1. Make the crust. Put the peanuts, cocoa powder, salt and sweetener into a food processor. Pulse until well combined and the nuts are finely chopped. (Not as fine as flour). Pour mixture into chosen dish and pour melted coconut oil over the mixture. Mix well and flatten so it covers the bottom of the entire pan. Refrigerate.

  2. Make the filling. Sprinkle gelatin into almond milk in a saucepan. Let dissolve.

  3. Put cheese, peanut butter, flour, salt and sweeteners into the food processor and process until smooth. Heat gelatin/milk mixture until it comes to a simmer and pour into processor immediately. Process again for a minute or so.

  4. Scrape filling onto curst and refrigerate again for a few hours.

Indulge! This is so yummy AND healthy. Simply real ingredients!

Apple Cobbler Shake

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This recipe is originally created by TRIM HEALTHY MAMA

I’ve only minorly tweaked it. I also ended up adding my vitamin D drops, L Glutamine powder and Red Reishi powder. 🙂

1 ½ teaspoons gelatin

½ cup boiled water

2 chamomile tea bags

2 Tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats

1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

3 Tablespoons Integral Collagen

3 pinches himilayan pink salt

1 Tablespoon Stevia or 2 teaspoons THM Super Sweet Blend

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 small apple, coarsely cut

1 Tablespoon Baobab Boost Powder (optional)

1 egg white

1 ½ to 2 cups ice

  1. Stir the gelatin into the boiled water until dissolved. Add the tea bags and oats and brew for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, squeezing out the immune boosting goodness! And stir in the oil.

  2. Pour into a blender and add the rest of the ingredients (except the ice) and blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend again. This shake is creamy calming and oh-so-delicious!

 

Peanutty, Chocolaty Shake

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This shake is great for a get-up-and-go meal. Add a small banana to add a little pizzazz!

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

¾ cup frozen diced okra

2 Tablespoons pressed Peanut flour

1 ½ Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon Super Sweet Blend or regular stevia

3 pinches Himilayan Pink Salt

¾ teaspoon sugar free natural peanut butter

¼ teaspoon xanthum gum

1 ½ Tablespoon Collagen

1 egg white

Put the nut milk and okra in the blender and blend til smooth. Add all the other ingredients (except ice) and blend again. Add ice and blend until well whipped. Enjoy!

Chinese Chicken

 

 

 

(E or S options)

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts

1 Celery

1/2 Leek

2 Carrots, shredded

3 Lemons

Coconut oil

Salt, Pepper, Ginger, Stevia, lemon zezt

Directions:

Fry Chicken in bite size pieces water.  Stir together lemon juice and stevia.  Fry celery, leek and carrot in sweet lemon sauce with a little coconut oil.  Add spices.  Combine with chicken.  Serve over rice for an E.

For an S serve over cauli-rice and substitute carrot with zucchini or bell pepper.