Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix butter, Swerve and egg in a medium sized bowl until creamy and well combined.
In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
Add to wet ingredients and mix until a stiff dough is formed.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2" balls.
Using a "cookie scooper" makes it really easy to get the right size. (If using cookie scooper, you will still need to roll the dough into tighter balls before coating with cinnamon and Swerve).
Combine the cinnamon and Swerve in a small bowl.
Roll the balls in the mixture until well coated.
Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a couple fingers.
Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
*DO NOT OVER BAKE! They should be JUST starting to crack on the edges.
Allow to cool slightly on a cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
WHO SAYS you can't have yummy treats on a Keto Diet or Candida Detox??? These bite size treats are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without cheating on your detox!!! They are sugar-free, grain-free and full of protein and good fats.
For the cookies:
3/4 cup almond butter, smooth
1/2 cup Swerve, granulated
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
For the filling:
1/2 cup Lily's chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth almond butter
1/2 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 24 cup mini muffin pan with liners or grease with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, beat together egg, almond butter, Swerve and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the wet ingredients until fully combined. The dough will be thick and greasy. Press the dough into evenly-sized balls and place in the mini muffin cups. Then use the back of a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon to make a dent in the center.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until just set.
Make the "kiss":
While the cookies bake, melt the chocolate chips and almond butter in a double boiler until JUST melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla once melted. Wait until the filling cools enough that it's the consistency of thick frosting. Then spoon the chocolate into a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Squeeze a small amount into each cookie to form a "kiss".
Cool in fridge until the chocolate firms up. Best served at room temperature
*NOTE: To make these Candida Detox friendly (sugar-free) you will simply skip the maple syrup.
Combine butter, maple syrup, egg, water and Swerve and blend until combined.
Slowly add all dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll into (2inch diameter) balls. Place them 3 inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten (don't smash) each cookie with your fingers. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. They will seem under-cooked, but they will finish cooking slightly on the baking sheet.
Remove and set on your baking rack to finish cooling. Personally, I like these better once they are fully cooled. They get chewier :)
Thanks to Careen for another yummy, healthy treat!
Heat oil in large pot. Add onion and cook over medium high heat for a few minutes. Add the rest of the veggies and continue to saute' until they begin to soften. Add salt and broth. Continue to cook until veggies are soft. Add parsley at the end. Remove Bay Leaf. Carefully transfer to a blender (reserve some chunks if you like a chunkier chowder). You may need to do this in a few batches depending on the size of your blender. Add 2 heaping Tbsp coconut cream... add more if you like it creamier. Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes ~4 large (meal-size) bowls of soup.
Preheat oven to 450F.
Place asparagus, onion & smashed garlic in a large glass baking dish or cookie sheet. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 12 minutes, or until asparagus is soft, stirring once. Remove from oven and transfer asparagus, onions and garlic to a blender. Add broth and coconut milk, adding more coconut milk if you like it creamier. Blend until smooth. (You might have to do this part in batches depending on the size of your blender). If you have a Vitamix, blend on HIGH for 3-4 minutes until hot or transfer soup to a large pot to finish heating. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley.
Optional: Can add 1 drop Frankincense essential oil to this mix if you like (if you're getting really sick) OR substitute Frankincense for the Oregano essential oil.
Add all ingredients to small glass or glass/metal medicine cup and drink 3-4 times per day (with meals), as needed for sickness, allergies, or cold/flu prevention. Stop if it bothers your stomach.
NOTES: Oregano essential oil is HOT. It can burn your lips or skin. Be careful not to let it touch your lips if possible. For adults, start with 1 drop oregano oil until you see how you tolerate this.
*Do not give this to children.
ALL essential oils can be purchased at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE. Never ingest store-bought essential oils unless you are CERTAIN they are safe to ingest. They MUST BE 100% pure to take them orally. Learn more about the quality of Nature's Sunshine Products at the ONLINE STORE link above.
Menu and recipes are at the bottom of this page.
We'd love to hear your feedback in the comments if you try any of them.
It is my honor to help you guys start new, healthy traditions and to assist those who are currently fasting from sugar or gluten or dairy, etc to still enjoy the Holidays! If God has lead you to make some lifestyle changes, then simply obey. You can trust Him. He who has called YOU is faithful & HE will do it! (1 Thes 5:24) It is worth it! YOU CAN stay healthy AND enjoy delicious meals over the holidays! Your joy is in the Lord more than it is in food or anything else ;)
Let me help you...
1. Present your body as a living sacrifice; Do not be conformed to the world; Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:1-2). Cleanse your mind daily with God's Word; Abide in The Truth; Focus on what you CAN have (food that heals & refreshes) instead of what keeps you sick.
2. Ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit. SELF-CONTROL is a fruit of the Spirit. This is where your power to change comes from. Repent of old habits that have not served you, your family or God, receive his amazing grace, and press forward in HIS POWER. "He gives more grace... God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” - James 4:6
3. Remember: You are fasting & surrendering (Biblical; God's Power; breakthrough), NOT dieting (work of the flesh; fleeting; bondage).
Watch my 10min FASTING VIDEO for encouragement.
4. Be prepared with ideas, recipes & ingredients. YOU ARE AN AGENT OF HEAVENLY CHANGE! BE THE EXAMPLE & do it with JOY and without complaining! Make your holiday more about relationships than about the food.
5. Cast down your fears in the name of Jesus. You are NOT given a Spirit of fear, but one of power, love AND a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). If what others are calling "food" is making YOU sick, at some point you have to quit sacrificing your health & your obedience to The Lord because of fear of what others will think, fear of failure, fear that you will not be able to have fun anymore, fear of letting someone down because you changed your recipe or tradition. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Be brave. Stay strong. Walk in grace. And seek continual discernment through this journey. YOU. ARE. A. GOD-PLEASER. NOT A PEOPLE-PLEASER.
6. Dust off the lie that REAL FOOD is gross or boring & that you can't have fun without alcohol. LIE! Name. of. Jesus! When I throw a party... WE HAVE FUN! WE STAY HEALTHY! WE INTRODUCE PEOPLE TO NEW IDEAS & HEALTHY DESSERTS! WE STAY SOBER! And WE WORSHIP THE LORD in Word & action. You can too! Pray & ask the Lord for healthy desires, healthy cravings, and new healthy traditions/ideas.
7. Ask yourself: Is it really worth it to stay sick & tired, to gain the holiday weight AGAIN or to throw in the towel on the progress you've made thus far for that 1 meal, 1 day, 1 night, 1 season....?
For me, I am so much more alive Spiritually, mentally & physically when I am rested & feeding my body (physically & Spiritually) what makes me thrive. I walk in a lot more energy, grace, kindness, awareness, clarity, joy, power & compassion when I'm not feeding my flesh. I hear more clearly from the Lord & have more peace. I am more patient with others. When I have compromised & don't feel well, I have a lot less to pour out & it is hard to live out God's calling on my life. I LOVE that I can prepare a FEAST for my friends & family that is 100% healthy, feeds their bodies (even though some don't appreciate it), feeds their soul & Spirit, with no hangover (by food or drink!) the next day or week! Although it was challenging at first, it is a way of life now. It is part of the Godly Legacy I will leave behind. It's never too late to change, friends. The facade of what America is calling "food" is one of the biggest lies we have believed. Eating real food is not "extreme." It's medicine. It's obedience. It's discipline. It's logical. It's a sacrifice.
We neither neglect our bodies nor obsess over them. Freedom in Christ is neither religion nor rebellion. If we keep Jesus the main thing, we will stay free in the process!!!
WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE - Mat 19:26
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We assumed you would either know or figure out how to cook a turkey ;) Be sure your brine/broth & ingredients are gluten-free (if necessary), & use real spices to flavor.
Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving to all of you!! We have MUCH to be grateful for!!
This is for you Candida Detoxers, Paleo people or Keto crazies ;) If you think about it... potatoes have little flavor & are LOADED with starch (aka: sugar). It's the produce, spices and mayo that make potato salad so good, not the potatoes! This is a YUMMY and MUCH HEALTHIER alternative! Bring it to your next picnic or potluck, but don't tell them it's really cauliflower... They'll never know ;) What they don't know (in this case) definitely WON'T hurt them... heehee
1 Large head of Cauliflower, broken into equal-size pieces
1/4+ cup Parsley, chopped
3 Green Onions, chopped
1/2 small Red Onion, diced
6 Radishes, thinly quartered and sliced
3-4 Celery stalks, chopped
1 cup HEALTHY MAYONNAISE
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) Sea Salt
1+ tsp dry dill
2-3 pinches dry red pepper
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4+ tsp Paprika
2 tsp Annie's Mustard (or any other mustard that is made with Apple Cider Vinegar)
Boil or steam cauliflower pieces until tender but not mushy.
Drain and pour cooked cauliflower into ice bath immediately to stop the cooking process. The ice will melt or mostly melt.
Drain again and set aside, removing any remaining ice cubes if necessary.
Prepare all fresh produce as directed above.
Combine Mayo with all spices and mustard.
Roughly chop cauliflower and pat dry before putting it into a large serving bowl.
Add all produce and mayo mixture. Mix well.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Natural deodorant THAT WORKS is hard to find. I really don't want to have to make all my own stuff. I'm busy. I work full time. But some things are just better & less expensive homemade. This recipe saves me money, will make great gifts, AND works FAR better than even my favorite natural deodorant, PiperWai. I did some research & prayed, and the Lord downloaded another winning recipe!!! Enjoy :)
5 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder: Amazon (bulk)
3 Tbsp Baking Soda (Aluminum-free): Trader Joe's
3 Tbsp Organic (raw) Coconut Oil (more if you live in a dry climate)
3 tsp 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1-2 tsp jojoba oil: Amazon or Nature's Sunshine
1 capsule Nature's Sunshine Activated Charcoal (opened)
1 capsule Nature's Sunshine Magnesium Complex (opened)
12 drops Nature's Sunshine Peppermint Essential Oil
12 drops Nature's Sunshine Lavendar Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth, silky, light grey consistency. Store in an old Piperwai jar or small, wide mouth 2oz glass jar. This recipe makes 2 jars.
Scoop a small piece out and massage into your underarms. It won't stain your skin ;) This has been tested through multiple spin classes, full days of work, and even 2 days without a shower (don't judge me!). It works. Every ingredient matters, serves a specific purpose in balacning pH, absorbing moisture, and killing bacteria/fungus (odor), and was chosen prayerfully ;)
If you find your mixture to be too dry, simply add a little more coconut or jojoba oil either to the whole mixture or with each application, or take your finger with your small "dallop of deo" on it and run it under a small stream of water before applying. Climate & humidity levels matter. The consistency of my deodorant changed and dried out some after taking it to Colorado for 1 week.
Both Magensium Complex & Activated Charcoal are great to have on hand and will not go to waste.
Activated Charcoal is an essential in your natural medicine cabinet. It can be used to stop diarrhea, for food poisoning, to remove heavy metals, to take right before or following vaccines or amalgam filling removal to help remove the heavy metals (will need to take for 1-3 months usually) and chemicals from your body. You can mix a capsule with your toothpaste to make homemade whitening toothpaste (I know it's black...it won't stain...it will WHITEN!) or to a face mask recipe to do a good skin detox. It is safe to use on kids, pets or adults for any time you need to "absorb" something out of the body (toxins) that doesn't belong. Take as directed with a glass of water.
Magnesium is the #1 mineral deficiency so most people need this. If you are getting leg cramps, muscle spasms, anxiety, are on prescription medications or have constipation (to name a few), Magnesium Complex could be beneficial for you. If you are taking too much you will know because it will give you loose stools. Therefore, it makes a great natural laxative. It relaxes our muscles (good for sprains/strains/spasms) AND our smooth muscle (colon), to aid in healthy bowel movements. It is NOT a cure-all, however. Constipation, headaches, etc will usually have other layers involved that need to be addressed (ie: Candida overgrowth, low stomach acid or enzymes, liver congestion, IC valve problems, etc).
NOTE: If you are breastfeeding, you may want to choose another essential oil to use in place of peppermint (tea tree, etc) as it could possibly dry up breast milk and/or slow milk production (especially when applied directly to the underarms).
NOTE: Some people are sensitive to baking soda & thus may not be able to use this product.
Grain-free, dairy-free Strawberry Shortcake... can I get an AMEN??!!
NOTE: If you're a patient on a Candida Detox with me, be sure your plan includes berries. For many people, even berries are too much sugar in the very beginning of a Candida Detox. But not to worry, you are FASTING from sugar for a short time so that your body can heal. Eventually you will be able to have delicious fruits once again without getting sick. Yay!!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep cupcake pans with cupcake paper. Makes ~24 small shortcakes.
Combine all dry ingredients in 1 bowl. Then mix all wet ingredients in electrix mixer or other bowl. Add the dry ingredient to the wet ones and mix well. Add 2 large spoonsful of batter to each cupcake paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until light golden brown. Cook time will depend upon your over and how full you fill your cupcake holders.
Let cool slightly and serve with your fresh strawberries!!
Optional: Drizzle with raw honey or a sprinkle of Swerve or Truvia (if you must). With good organic strawberries I find it unnecessary ;)
There is zero "cheat" about this dessert!! Loaded with protein, good fat and fresh fruit to make a complete meal :) You can even enjoy these for breakfast.
BONUS: Top with my HAPPY HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM !!
Add butter, Swerve, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to large sauce pan and heat on medium-high heat until the butter is browned well (just not burnt) and the Swerve is COMPLETELY melted. While this is cooking, spread your nuts evenly onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Pour your melted "sauce" over the nuts, sprinkle with pink salt & place in fridge and allow to cool & harden. Once your nuts harden, break into pieces and place in a decorative jar or small gift bags to make an adorable, healthy gift for Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, or just to keep on hand for your family!!
NOTE: This works better on a gas stove. If you use an electric stove, finding the balancing between melting the Swerve fully but not burning it is a bit tricky. If you make this and the sauce never hardens, you didn't cook it long enough. If it tastes burnt or gets black (instead of darker brown), then you went too long or had the heat too high.
The quickest way to make this tea is by using the 1/2 tsp of Pau d' Arco EXTRACT + 1.5 cups of hot water. If you have/prefer the bulk tea, simply follow the directions on the Pau d' Arco bulk tea container. If I'm using bulk tea, I make a big batch to have on hand for the week. Store it in the refrigerator and heat only what you need. Do not use a microwave for re-heating. It kills all the medicinal benefits of any food or herb.
Juice your ginger and add immediately to the hot tea (ginger settles quickly and you don't want to lose the most nutritious part). If I'm feeling sick or run down, I juice a bunch of ginger and store it in the fridge for up to 1 week in a small glass jar so that I can make this tea quickly with the hot water and pau d' arco extract. Be sure to shake the juiced ginger well to dissolve the sediment at the bottom of the jar before adding it to your Immuni-tea.
Heat your mixture on the stove top, as needed. Add the remaining ingredients (lemon, vinegar and honey) to the hot mixture so that the honey dissolves quickly. Stir well and enjoy!
BENEFITS: This tea is a POWERFUL antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, immune builder, cough suppressant, cancer killer, energy booster, cellular detoxifier, liver cleansing cuppa yum yum!! This recipe is great for any cold/flu/cough/Candida Detox or most other illnesses :)
Yes it is safe for pregnancy or nursing mommies, as well. It's just whole foods & Pau-D' arco tea ;) FOOD is MEDICINE. And God knows what He's doing! It significantly helped me fight off a cold/cough during my pregnancy! It's also ideal for preventing/healing Group B Strep infections in pregnant women ;)
*This tea is spicy! The heat is very soothing to a sore throat but you may want to adjust the amount of ginger to your palate. We like it hot! Use a diluted version for kids.
**Ginger tends to settle quickly to the bottom so you will need to stir as you drink it or you will end up with a very hot/spicy ginger shot at the end.
***This tea is also great at room temp, chilled or iced!
GLUTEN & DAIRY-FREE CLAM CHOWDER THAT IS ALSO CANDIDA-DETOX FRIENDLY …WHAT??! Yep. You're welcome ;)
THIS CHOWDER IS BOMB & I am so thanking the Lord for downloading this recipe into my head!!
2 large celery roots (replaces potatoes)
5 Tbsp Grass-fed butter or coconut oil
5 stalks celery
1 white onion
10 whole carrots (I prefer extra)
4, 6.5-oz cans clams (Trader Joe's)
3, 14-oz cans unsweetened coconut milk (can sub 1 for coconut cream)
1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt (or pink sea salt to taste)
2 tsp white pepper
3 drops Nature's Sunshine Wild Thyme essential oil (1 Tbsp dried thyme)
Dice your celery root, onion, celery, and carrots. I use a food processor. Next, add your diced veggies to a pan w butter to sautee on medium heat until the onions are translucent. Cook until the celery root and carrots are slighty soft if you don't have a full 4+ hours to cook in the crockpot. While your veggies are cooking, chop your clams if you bought whole clams. Then add all your cooked veggies, clams and all other ingredients to a large crock pot. Cook on low at least 4 hours, and serve!
Don’t forget to add a heaping spoonful of coconut oil to your bowl of soup for added daily nutrition/medicine.
NOTE: Potatoes are no bueno if you are or recently have been on a Candida Detox; Whether you're a patient or not, I highly recommend doing my free, quick, at-home Candida Spit Test to see if you might have an underlying Candida albicans (yeast) overgrowth problem you didn't know about. MOST people do/did at one point & this is very serious. IF SO, you really need to avoid grains, potatoes & sugar in any form UNTIL this is under control & make an appointment with me or another holistic Doctor to get this under control (PRAY & ask the LORD who can truly help you. There's LOTS of confusing info out there).
This was my personal battle, as well as at least 80% of the patients I have the honor of helping. It is at the root of ALL your other health problems if you have this. You must KNOW Candida overgrowth is WELL under control before adding potatoes back into your diet as they are very starchy and break down into sugar, and sugar feeds yeast/fungus. God made that rule, not me. sorry. It’s not worth the setback, and Lord knows most of us could use far less sugar/starch in our diet.
I sure do LOVE a good bowl of chunky clam chowder, but I never eat it at restaurants because it is loaded with dairy, gluten (my body feels AWFUL with gluten) & all kinds of other garbage.
1 cup Shea butter
1 cup Mango butter
1 cup Sweet almond oil
1 cup Coconut oil
ESSENTIAL OIL of your choice (We love Nature's Sunshine Peppermint oil)
In a double boiler, start melting shea butter first, as it is the hardest oil and takes the longest to melt. When it is about 1/2 way melted, add mango butter. When that is almost melted, turn off the heat and add coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Pour the completely melted mixture into a mixing bowl. Let it cool and then continue chilling in the fridge for about 3 hours or until it is completely opaque in color and has a firm but soft texture. You should be able to easily press your finger into the "butter" when it's ready to be whipped. Remove from fridge. If you let it go too long and it gets too hard to whip, just let it sit out for a little bit. Add ESSENTIAL OIL of your choice at this point and beat with a hand mixer for a few minutes until it becomes thick and creamy. It will get white in color and fluff up. It should look like butter cream frosting! Divide into small jars to store or give as a great homemade gift!
2.5 cups baking soda
3/4 cup coconut oil
3 Tbsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
100 drops Nature's Sunshine Peppermint essential oil
1/4-1/2 cup Nature's Sunshine Xylitol (to taste)
Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer (or a hand mixer) until well combined.
This recipe makes 3 3/4 cups total.
To like this product you have to "think different". This product will not lather up like traditional toothpaste. I also recommend using a soft bristle brush so that you do not get too abrasive with your gums. This product has some "grit" to it. I put a little on my toothbrush, brush my bottom teeth, then add more and brush my upper teeth. The baking soad and pink sea salt add essential minerals to keep our teeth, enamel and gums strong. We have gone seriously wrong in what we choose to brush our teeth with. Most commercial products do nothing to feed or re-mineralize our teeth, not to mention the fluoride, chemicals, preservatives and other garbage in most all oral hygeine products.
After I brush, I put 1 drop of Peppermint oil on the back of my hand and lick it off for some extreme minty breath :) Beware: it's strong. But good for you!
1 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup Himalayan (pink) salt
1/4 cup+ coconut oil
NATURE'S SUNSHINE Essential Oil of your choice (we love peppermint)
Mix all ingredients well in an electric mixer. Add the essential oils while it's mixing. You may like more or less than our suggestion, so add at your own pace ;) Place finished product into glass jars for storing or gifting.
YOU WILL NEED:
2 oz. Glass dropper bottle with glass dropper (glass dropper is really important when using essential oils)
BASE: (can all be found on amazon)
Equal parts of the following: (fill to the base of the neck of the bottle)
Coffee bean oil
Rose hip oil
Carrot seed oil
Vitamin E oil
*If you like a lighter oil, use more jojoba oil & less of the heavier ones. You'll be surprised how quickly this absorbs into your skin, allowing you to apply makeup within 5-10min. It does not leave you "greasy". For really DRY skin, you may want to leave out the Jojoba oil.
NATURE'S SUNSHINE ESSENTIAL OILS:
*ALL of these oils are available at wholesale cost through my ONLINE STORE
Geranium 20-30 drops (tightens & tones)
Lavender 15-20 drops (helps acne; reduces redness/inflammation; evens skin tone; relaxing)
Frankincense 5-10 drops (heals cellular damage, blemishes, scars)
Rose 5-8 drops (#1 oil for anti-aging; avoid if pregnant)
NOTE: I used this serum combined with my DIY Body Butter as stretchmark cream during my pregnancy. I used 4 drops of the Rose essential oil in it. I gained 55 healthy pounds, had a 9pound, 9ounce baby and didn't get a single stretchmark! (grace). A healthy gut/gall bladder/liver to process fats also plays a role in this.
Watch my video workshop on making all my body products. There is a LOT of good health info, things to know about using oils, things to beware of, etc. Traditional skin care products are messing with our hormones, liver & so much more. It is vital to our health in this toxic age we are living in to be wise about what's going ON our skin and INTO our bodies. For this same reason, you need to know the importance of using 100% PURE essential oils. "Therapeutic grade" is gimmicky, marketing hype and holds no real weight. Nature's Sunshine products are managed from seed to bottle and go far beyond organic standards. We test EVERY batch. Watch this video on our SureSource Guarantee. Essential oils are POWERFUL & just as they pack a lot of medicinal punch, if they contain heavy metals, pesticides, are diluted, etc...all of that garbage is ALSO going straight into your cells within minutes, packing a serious toxic hit to your body at the cellular level. Be informed, pray about everything and shop wisely.
NOTE: Option 2 is a great way to get your daily coconut oil in!!
When adding coconut oil to any recipe, you add anti-bacterial (antibiotic), anti-viral, anti-fungal & overall anti-microbial, medicinal & fat-burning nutrition to your creation :) With the extra peppermint essential oil, also a powerful antibiotic/antiviral/anti-microbial, you now have a powerful medicinal drink that tastes AMAZING and won't harm your "good bacteria" (probiotics)!! AND the peppermint will sure open up your sinuses!!
SICK?? Doctor's orders.... drink healthy hot cocoa :) How fun is that?!
OPTION 1: Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to desired temperature, adding the collagen powder at the end once the heat is turned off.
OPTION 2 (healthiest): Instead of heating this mixture on the stovetop you can step up the nutritional content by blending all ingredients in a high-powered blender, on high speed, the coconut oil/butter and collagen powder to make it a frothy/creamy "chocolate latte"! Blend on high until it heats to desired temperature.
Enjoy a healthy, medicinal dose of caprylic acid (anti-fungal/anti-viral/anti-bacterial; thyroid fuel; fat-burning; brain nourishing) goodness from coconut oil and the good, saturated, nourishing, digestible fats from the grass-fed butter. If you add the collagen powder, technically this "drink" is a "meal" balanced with fantastic fats and proteins... and ZERO sugar crash! This makes for a healthy addition to any breakfast, and could be considered a healthy, small mid-day meal. There is a lot of medicinal value and nourishment in this brain-nourishing, fat-burning treat!!
*Feel free to use Stevia, xylitol or monkfruit to taste, if on Candida Detox, or raw honey if you're not.
You're welcome! ;)
COOKED APPLESAUCE: Combine apples (not necessary to peel if cooking), cinnamon & Swerve in a high-powered blender and blend until you get your desired consistency, adding water as needed. Pour into a sauce pan. Bring to slow boil and reduce to simmer 10 minutes.
RAW APPLESAUCE: Combine 6 apples (peeled, cored & diced), 2 Tbsp lemon juice & 2 tsp Cinnamon to high-powered blender. Blend to desired consistency, adding minimal raw honey or Swerve only if necessary ;)
Applesauce makes a great snack, side or "compote" topping for my Pork Tenderloin.
Feel free to use raw honey or agave to sweeten if you are not on a Candida Detox. However, I challenge you to practice eating things naturally sweet without adding extra sweeteners when possible ;)
*For easy thawing, freeze flat in Ziploc bag.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all spices in a small bowl. Evenly coat roast with oil. Rub roast evenly with spice mixture. Let sit for 15 minutes. Heat a spoonful of coconut or avocado oil in large pan. Place roast in pan (if it doesn't sizzle immediately, the oil is not hot enough). Brown for a few minutes on each side (this will seal in moisture and give it a nice color). Place in roasting pan or glass dish.
Combine honey and fresh garlic in a small bowl. With a basting brush, coat browned roast evenly on all sides. (If you are on a Candida Detox, this step can be omitted.)
Roast your tenderloin in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until thermometer reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes. Place on cutting board and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
15 Minute Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Applesauce - NOT good for Candida Detox ; Please wait until you're cleared to eat apples :)
*This recipe is GREAT without sauce too!
Add Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Brussels Sprouts to make a yummy and complete meal that is sure to be a hit!!!
In a small mixing bowl, soak quinoa for 10 minutes to get the bitterness out then rinse until water runs clear. Drain in a fine mesh sieve.
Combine water and quinoa in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and water is absorbed.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla, coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt. Add to cooked quinoa. Add coconut milk to desired texture depending on how moist you like it. Add Swerve to taste. Place in a baking dish.
Combine pecans, cinnamon, melted butter and swerve to taste. Put on top of quinoa mixture.
350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until nuts are golden and sizzling but not burned.
Serve with HEALTHY WHIPPED CREAM and enjoy this warm, cozy breakfast treat! This recipe makes a fairly large batch but it freezes & reheats really well!!!
To freeze: Place in ziplock freezer bag & press flat. Place in fridge overnight to thaw.
To reheat: Place in baking dish, add nut mixture, loosely cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 10 - 15 minutes.
This recipe was adapted from http://www.worthcooking.net
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 Tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
4 Tbsp raw honey (or liquid Stevia to taste if on Candida Detox)
1/4 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
1 bag Lilly's Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 cup organic coconut oil
1-1/2 Tbsp raw honey
1/4-1/2 tsp PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Line a mini muffin tin with 12 liners and set aside.
FOR THE WHITE LAYER
In a medium bowl, combine coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, and peppermint essential oil. Stir until smooth. Put a small amount in each muffin liner and press into the bottom so they are even. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER
Combine the chocolate chips, coconut oil, and honey in a pan over medium heat until smooth. You just want to warm it enough that there are no lumps, but don’t boil it or heat it too long. Turn off the heat and add the PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL.
Take the muffin tin out of the freezer and spoon the chocolate mixture on top of the white layer. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes or until completely hard. Store in a bag or covered dish in the fridge or freezer.
These are great to have on hand for a quick, healthy chocolate (magnesium) fix that won't spike your blood sugar ;)
*Recipe adapted from goldenbarrel.com.
SURVEY SAYS: 5 STARS!!!!! You should definitely ditch the marshmallow yams & try this!!!
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed & boiled til soft
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Himalayan (pink) sea salt
Swerve/xylitol, to taste (if you like it sweeter)
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup grass-fed butter (Kerrygold), melted
1 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat Oven to 375 degrees.
Place all filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Place in casserole or glass baking dish.
Combine all topping ingredients. Place on top of potato mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
Topping should be golden brown.
Steam or boil your cauliflower until soft. Add your cooked cauliflower and butter to a food processor or blender & puree until you get the consistency of mashed or smashed potatoes. Add sea salt to taste, as you puree your "taters". Serve hot.
Feel free to add garlic for garlic "mashed potatoes". There is no need to add (non-dairy) milk, but unsweetened almond milk works best if you need some extra moisture. Coconut oil (in place of butter) is optional, but you can kind of taste the "coconut" flavor ;)
Enjoy the MANY benefits of this starch-free, liver-loving, cruciferous veggie mash!!
Seriously you guys!!! THERE IS NO EXCUSE why you cannot have a HEALTHY HOLIDAY from this point forward without compromising flavor!! This recipe is AHHHHHmazing!!!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CAREEN'S KITCHEN!
NOTE: If you have Candida overgrowth and you are a under my care, make sure I have cleared you to add dates before adding those to this recipe.
Preheat oven to 350.
Add butter and coconut oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.
Add onion, celery, apple and herbs and saute over medium heat until onions are translucent. Remove from heat and add all other ingredients, except eggs, to your mixture. Once everything is mixed well, add whisked eggs, mix thoroughly and transfer to your baking dish. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until the top is browned. Easy!
NOTE: Add dates only if you are Candida-free. If you are a under my care, make sure I have cleared you to add dates so that you do not go backwards on your health. If you have a cast iron skillet or Le Creuset dish that can go from stove-top to oven, you can saute, mix and bake everything in this 1 dish.