Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Healing Leaky Gut While Vegan Smoothie Recipe

I made a YouTube video: Vegan Collagen Therapy For Leaky Gut [Healing Leaky Gut While Vegan], and it got such a great response, I felt I needed to put the recipe for the smoothie I've been making to help my gut heal itself.

In the video I talk about how most Healing Leaky Gut Diets are not Vegan because you have to make and drink Bone Broth. Well, I decided to find out what nutrients are provided by Bone Broth, and which plants they are in. I found out that the nutrients that provide the Collagen Therapy are: Glutamine, Glycine, and Proline. Glutamine is found in Parsley, Spinach and Cabbage; Glycine is found in Spirulina; and Proline is found in cabbage, as well. When I found this out, I thought, why not make a smoothie with these greens (and other stuff to make it taste better)? So, I did. It took a few tries, and sometimes I'd forget to put an ingredient in, but now I've got it!

Here it is!

The Healing Leaky Gut While Vegan Smoothie

First, you need a Blender. A regular blender will work, but I use a Blendtec. It is a high speed blender that makes sure all the plant components are ground, and are easily digested.

Here are the ingredients for the smoothie:
Yield: 3 Servings

  • 20 oz. Purified Water (reverse osmosis or distilled)
  • 2-3 Handfuls Organic Mixed Baby Greens (Spinach, Kale, Arugula) 
  • 1/2 Bunch Organic Parsley
  • 2 Organic Cabbage Leaves
  • 1 Organic Banana
  • 1 Cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 Scoop Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Powder
First, pour the purified water into your blender.
Then, put the Mixed baby greens, parsley, and cabbage leaves in. Make sure they are push down into the blades of the blender.
Next, break up the banana and put it in.
Then, put the fresh or frozen strawberries in. If you are using a blender other than a Blendtec or Vitamix, then cut up the fresh strawberries, or break up the frozen ones.
Last, put the scoop of powder in. This powder has the Spirulina, and plenty of other great nutrients that are great for you, even if you don't have Leaky Gut!
Now, BLEND! If you are using a Blendtec or Vitamix, you can press the button that says smoothie. If you are using another type of blender, blend until you don't see any chunks swimming around.

This recipe makes 3 servings. You can drink it all in one go, split it up into 3 servings to drink at different times during the day, or share it with your family! Chances are, you'll all benefit from it! If you do share it, put 2 extra scoops of the powder to get the full benefit!

This recipe is so simple, not very costly, helps your gut, and tastes soooo good!

Since I have been healing my gut, or letting my gut heal on its own, my skin has gotten smoother. I have always had super rough skin. Even since I was a baby! I'm pretty certain it is because I was born from a C-section, instead of naturally. When a mother has a C-section, the baby doesn't get the necessary first probiotics of its life.

Well, now my skin is a lot smoother! Not as smooth as it could be, but a lot better! My rosacea has gotten better, as well! Also, whenever I eat Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted Wheat bread, I do not get bloated, when I did before. This is very exciting for me!

I hope to help other Vegans, and meat-eaters as well, heal their guts, and live healthier lives! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Thank you for reading!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Top 8 Replacement Foods Every Vegan Should Have In Their Pantry or Fridge (NO TOFU!)

Sometimes people know that they want to become Vegan, but they don't know what to replace certain foods with. The foods in this Top 8 list are foods that I have tried, and stuck with to replace foods that aren't Vegan.

Let's get this show on the road...

1. Hummus = Cheese

Hummus? Really? Yes! It is the perfect substitute for cheese, and it doesn't have all the chemically flavored stuff that vegan cheeses have. This cookbook has 100 Recipes for different types of hummus. The Hummus Cookbook: 100 Delicious Hummus Recipes

2. Nutritional Yeast = Dry Sprinkle Cheese

Okay, so I must say, when people want to go vegan, most people have a problem with giving up cheese. That's why there are so many vegan cheeses out there, and that's why the first two products of my Top 10 Replacement Foods are for cheese. People like cheese. I will say that you have to be careful with your Nutritional Yeast. It is grown on Sugar Cane plants, but a lot of companies don't specify whether or not the sugar cane they are growing it on is GMO. You're best off getting an Organic one that says GMO Free on the box. Here's one that I've found to be the best and most trusted: Bragg Nutritional Yeast Seasoning, Premium, 4.5 Ounce

3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil = Butter

Besides the fact that Olive Oil is a lot better for you than butter, it tastes so good! Forget the whole craze that "fat makes you fat!" No, excess protein and excess sugar (carbs) make you fat! Of course, you want to eat good fat, so eat your Extra Virgin Olive oil, and other fats I will mention on this list.  Remember this: the darker the olive oil, the better. It means it has been less processed. Also, don't cook with Olive Oil! It goes rancid very quickly when heated.
Try out the Extra Virgin Olive Oil I use: Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2L (2QT 3.6 fl. oz)

4. Coconut Oil = Pretty Much Anything 

Okay, so I think a lot of people know that Coconut Oil has a TON of uses! From whitening your teeth to putting it in your tea, but what uses does it have that are specifically for vegans? Well, you can put it on your face and skin as a natural, vegan moisturizer; use it to cook with instead of butter or lard!
You should always get Organic, Unrefined Coconut oil. Try this one out: Carrington Farms Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 Ounce

5. Oats, Banana, and Water = Vegan Waffles!

In normal waffles you have to use eggs, flour, milk, maybe. But if you have a high speed blender, you can make simple vegan waffles! The funny thing is, I'm eating one right now! I'll be posting a recipe soon for these delicious breakfast treats! In the mean time, get the oats, so you can make them when I post it: Bob's Red Mill Organic Oats Rolled Thick, 16-Ounce (Pack of 4)

6. Coconut Milk

We all want some creaminess in our smoothie, or organic coffee sometimes. Coconut milk is the perfect solution! Use it just like cow's milk! Try this one out: Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk, 13.5-oz. Cans (Count of 12)

7. Dulse Flakes = Fishiness

If you like seafood, or the taste of fish, Dulse flakes are for you! You can make a vegan tuna salad, and it will taste fishy! Plus, Dulse is sooooo good for you! It has good, natural Iodine that is great for your thyroid! This is the one I use because I trust the company: Maine Coast Organic Sea Seasonings - Dulse Granules - 1.5 oz Shaker - Case of 3

8. Chick Peas = Chick'n 

Chick peas have the look of chicken, and the consistency when made right. They have a good amount of protein, and you can season them however you want! Want to try some? You know you do: Westbrae Natural Organic Garbanzo Beans, 15 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Now that you know what foods to replace non-Vegan foods with, you're ready to get on the bandwagon! I suggest trying it out a few days a week, at first to see how you feel.

I hope this was helpful!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Are You Eating COAL?: The Truth About Articial Colorings

Are You Eating Coal? No? Think again. Do you eat anything with artificial coloring in it? Soda (even "natural" ones)? Candy? Even prescription medicines? Yep! All of these "edible" substances have coal tar dyes in them. Coal tar dyes are also used in other things, as well, like fabric, personal care products, hair dyes, etc.

So, how am I eating coal? What do you mean? Well, you know when you look at the ingredients list, and you see something like FD&C Yellow #6? That's an artificial coloring regulated for Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The thing is, what they are using to make these colors are not natural, and should definitely not be ingested! Here are some of the things known that they use: toulene, xylene, and benzene. You know where these unpronounceable substances come from? You guessed it, coal. Whoever has to do this, gets some bituminous coal and distills it. And then they make colors to put in the candy, sodas, and cereals marketed towards kids! Wow. Just Wow.

Now, let's talk about the effects of coal tar. Well, first of all, its a carcinogen. That means it can cause cancer. This isn't very surprising to me, considering so many other things in our society can cause cancer. Also, some of the colors contain heavy metals such as aluminum, and are very toxic to the brain. Even if it is not approved for food, it may still be in lipsticks, hair dyes, etc. Just because you're not ingesting it, doesn't mean it's not getting in your system!

Coal tar dyes are not suitable for consumption. Why are they making colors with this carcinogen when there are so many other ways to make them (i.e. vegetable juices, etc.). I guess its cheaper, but its definitely not in the best interest of the population.

Thank you for reading!