2 cups RO/distilled/purified water
1-3 Tbsp RAW apple cider vinegar (to taste; more diluted for kids)
1-3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice or 1-3 drops of (ingestible) lemon essential oil (to taste; more diluted for kids)
Stevia/xylitol/Swerve or monkfruit to taste ( or Raw honey if you're not on a Candida Detox)
Optional: Replace water with 2 cups pau d' arco tea or use 1/2 tsp pau d' arco extract (+ 2 cups water) as your base for more anti-fungal/anti-viral potency/liver & blood cleansing power :)
*Size this recipe up (increase ingredients, to taste) to make a whole pitcher.
NOTE: DO NOT use essential oils orally that you purchase from a health food store. MOST oils/brands are NOT ingestible. YOU MUST know the manufacturer to know if your product is the purest quality & ingestible if you are going to add it to food/drinks. All of my essential oils meet this standard & can be purchased at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. If you do add essential oils to your lemonade, be sure to use a glass pitcher/cup for storing/drinking ;)
Mix all ingredients together in a glass, a jar with lid or a glass pitcher and drink daily, anytime you are sick, if you find you've eaten more carbs/sugar and Candida overgrowth symptoms are returning, or to help with bowel movements, skin, digestion, energy, etc.
Use more sweetener or less lemon/vinegar if it's too tart. Use more water if it's too strong. If you ever get heartburn from it, use less vinegar. Don't be scared to experiment with the right blend of ingredients for YOU and YOUR family. Keep it simple. Make a pitcher for your whole family to enjoy!!
NOTE: If you are brand new to reducing sugars in your diet or doing a Candida Detox for the 1st time or don't even know what Candida die -off is, know that if you feel sick (not heartburn, but flu-like or achy or itchy after drinking this) it could be a yeast die-off reaction. That means it's working! If it's too much for you to handle, then slow down by diluting your mixture, drinking less of it, or skipping the pau d' arco until you feel a bit better.
2 large Sweet potatoes
Virgin Coconut oil
Himalayan sea salt
A touch of cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 400.
Using a Spirooli or other spiralizer, turn your raw sweet potatoes into spiral cut fries. Place a large cookie sheet with 4 large spoonsful of coconut oil into the oven to quickly melt the oil (1 minute max). NOTE: This is only necessary if your coconut oil is hard, usually during winter or if stored in cold air conditioning. THEN place your raw curly fries onto the cookie sheet, tossing in the melted oil. You want them lightly coated but not greasy (or they can turn out "soggy"). Create an even layer of fries on your cookie sheet so that they cook evenly. Cook 15-30 min depending upon your oven and how crispy you like them. I like them a little crispy so I take them out when I see the edges browning. Sprinkle with himalayan sea salt (it's far more mild/less salty than celtic or mediterranean sea salt). Serve immediately!! Indulge on God's medicine....REAL FOOD.... ZERO guilt with these fries!!!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus - Roman 8:1
PREP: Put can of coconut cream in the fridge the night before you want to make this.
This is another MUST-HAVE recipe shared by Careen!! She has been a HUGE contributor to this blog. This servant friend has done everything from building and editing this website, to creating, re-creating, and experimenting recipes for me and with me! I am so blessed to call her my friend and to get to throw down in the kitchen with her...AND to get to eat her food experiments!!
WORK IS ALWAYS A PARTY WITH MY CAREEN AROUND!!!
Note: Since writing this recipe, Trader Joe's has changed their Coconut Cream and it really does NOT work. I recommend Sprouts Brand, Native Forrest or Thai Kitchen for better results.
1 can Unsweetened coconut cream
1/2 tsp Organic vanilla extract (alcohol-free)
Liquid stevia, to taste (1-2 droppers)
Optional: For an extra bit of protein... Add 1 scoop of plain protein powder (it will also act as a thickener if needed).
Optional: Cacao powder, to taste (1+ Tbsp) - to make chocolate mousse!
or add pumpkin pie spice to taste.
Open your can of chilled coconut cream (DO NOT SHAKE IT UP!). Scoop out the solid (cream) portion, being careful not to include the water/liquid/milky portion. Place in a mixing bowl with other ingredients, and beat with an electric hand mixer until you get "whipped cream". Nummies!!
Note: The thickness of each can of coconut cream varies and it is crucial that it is VERY CHILLED (I store mine in the fridge) NEVER shake as it will combine with the water at the bottom, resulting in a thin cream that will not thicken.
Optional: Add the cacao powder to turn this recipe into whipped chocolate mousse!!
Coffee is VERY acidic, over-stimulates the adrenal glands and sympathetic nervous system (hence, the JOLT!) It’s contributing to your FATIGUE, is loaded with chemicals and pesticides if it's not organic, and is a high mold carrier (no bueno for Candida Detox…we need to KILL mold/fungus/yeast).
Drinking matcha instead of coffee, you’ve substituted super acidic coffee with highly alkaline and nutritious green matcha powder, which promotes healing and oxygenation in the body. Matcha powder is LOADED with antioxidants and blows traditional green tea out of the water. This is also an excellent way to get an energy boost plus 1-2 Tbsp of (brain activating) coconut oil in 1st thing in the morning… or drink 2 Matcha Lattes/day to get in more!
Nature's Sunshine's Liquid Chlorophyll ES: By adding this extra strength chlorophyll to your latte you are significantly increasing its nutritional value! The most critical molecule in the plant world, chlorophyll, is found in all green plants and vegetables. It’s particularly concentrated in spinach. This brand's proprietary complex also includes refreshing spearmint oil, a natural odor fighter. This means that this product tastes like mint (other brands will taste like grass....and you WILL NOT like your matcha latte... yuck!).
The sodium copper chlorophyll form contained in Nature’s Sunshine Liquid Chlorophyll ES is soluble in water. With the exception of a magnesium atom, chlorophyll’s structure is identical to hemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in the blood. Chlorophyll is known to have the following benefits:
Collagen Powder: Adding a scoop of this to any drink, soup, yogurt, etc adds ~13g of protein and packs some serious punch for gut healing, skin health and elasticity, and improving joint pain. If you add it to anything in a high-powered blender or mixer it will make your drink/recipe "frothy" like a cappuccino! Great for creating healthy lattes, etc. Get creative! Be sure to purchase a clean, grass-fed powder. Collagen powder can be bovine (beef), porcine (pork), or marine (fish) sourced, depending upon your specific nutritional needs/preferences.
Open the can of coconut milk or coconut cream. Scoop the coconut cream off the top of the can and add it to a large bowl, leaving the coconut water in the can.
Add a few Tablespoons of the coconut water into the cream to thin for dressing. Blend with a hand mixer until smooth. Save left over coconut water as you may need it to thin a little more after refrigerating depending on your desired thickness.
Add in the shallots, garlic, apple cider vinegar, chives, parsley, basil, dill, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine and refrigerate dressing for at least 30 minutes.
Makes 2 cups
NOTE: This soup will not sit well with those patients who have severe Candida overgrowth (severe symptoms) and are in the 1st couple months of a Candida Detox due to the heavy tomato & carrot content. If you try it but feel bloated, foggy, constipated or achy afterward then you know it's best to not eat this and try again in a few months. Once your gut heals you will be able to handle all kinds of whole foods again and thrive!
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 white onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can (14 oz) plum tomatoes or approx. 6 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 can (14 oz) full fat coconut milk
*2 capsules Nature's Sunshine Curcumin BP (see note below)
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
10 medium carrots, rinsed, ends chopped off, broken in half
Black pepper, to taste
Heat coconut oil in a skillet. Saute your onions and garlic and until soft and fragrant. Set aside.
Add tomatoes, Curcumin BP (or turmeric), salt and 1 can of coconut milk to a high speed blender and puree on high until you get a smooth consistency. Pour the puree into a large pot on medium heat. Next, add your raw, broken carrots to the high speed blender, adding only the necessary water to get them to puree. If you have a Vitamix, add the cooked ingredients to the blender & continue blending until your soup is just warm enough to enjoy... less cooking/heating = more nutrition/medicine!
If you do not have a Vitamix to heat the soup simply from high-power blending, then pour your carrot puree into the pot with the tomatoes and mix together. Add black pepper to taste. Again, only cook until you reach your desired heat. Add additional salt or garlic to accommodate your palate.
NOTE: I always add a spoonful of coconut oil to soups and warm things for added nutrition and sun screen ;) Yep, eat your sun screen daily (good fats) and you won't have to lather yourself in cancer-causing chemical sunscreen in the sun/summer.
*The Curcumin BP is a powerful propietary blend I carry that is 2000x stronger (anti-inflammatory & so much more!) than simply using ground 1 tsp turmeric and a sprinkle of black pepper. If you really want the medicinal benefits (helps with arthritis, Candida overgrowth, auto-immune disease, digestion, etc), I do recommend purchasing this product at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. Many of my recipes incorporate herbs & essential oils so that our food is ALWAYS medicine!!
DON'T FEEL GUILTY IF YOU EAT THE WHOLE BATCH OF SOUP!!! (for me it serves 2, not 6...ha!)
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add potatoes and par-cook until tender but not mush. Cool until they are cool enough to handle. Grate the potatoes into a mixing bowl. Add eggs, salt and cinnamon. Add enough coconut flour to thicken and bind potatoes. Scoop potato mixture into balls or "tots". Heat a generous amount of coconut oil in a frying pan. Fry on med to med-high until golden brown on all sides. When done place on a plate or paper towel and sprinkle with salt immediately to taste.
WARNING: These are addicting!!!
ENJOY after the initial phase of a Candida Detox (month 2 for MOST people, but sometimes longer in severe cases like Fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease or any other severe symptoms that haven't started to clear yet)