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We all need fast, refreshing treats, here's two versions of low sugar jello both infused with jasmine tea! Jasmine tea is especially floral and soothing- I love to cook with it.VEGAN:
2 cups water
3/4 frozen blackberries
1 Tbsp jasmine tea leaves
1/4 cup agave nectar or use liquid stevia to taste
1 pinch sea salt
3 Tbsp agar flakes
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup blackberries, cut in half lengthwaysMake it
Add frozen blackberries, water and tea leaves to a small pan and bring to a simmer. Turn off heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and discard tea and blackberries.Add liquid back to pan, add agave nectar or other sweetener along with sea salt and agar flakes; bring back to a simmer.Cook for five minutes until agar flakes has dissolved. Take off heat and stir in lemon juice.Pour mixture into desired container and garnish with blackberries.Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm, serve with homemade sugar free whipped cream.Paleo (Grass Fed Gelatin)
2 cups water
3/4 cup frozen blackberries
1 Tbsp jasmine tea leaves
1/3 cup agave nectar or liquid stevia to taste
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch sea salt
4 teaspoons grass-fed gelatin powder
1/3 cup cold water
1/3 cup blackberries, cut in half lengthwiseMake It
Add water, frozen blackberries and tea leaves to a small pan and bring to a simmer. Turn off heat and allow mixture to steep for 5 minutes.Strain and discard the tea leaves and blackberries. Return liquid to pan and add lemon juice and sea salt.In separate container dissolve the gelatin powder in cold water, stirring for about 30 seconds or until mixture has thickened. Allow to sit for one minute.Dissolve the hot blackberry mixture into the activated gelatin by stirring for 30 seconds and pour into desired container.Garnish with cut blackberries and chill in refrigerator until firm. Serve with homemade sugar free whipped cream.Interested in getting tea the features Jasmine? Our Unicorn Magic Happiness tea contains delicious jasmine flowers and would be amazing in this recipe!
What do food receipts, plastic wrap and food storage containers have in common?
They are sources of environmental estrogens, called xenoestrogens. These are found naturally in plants and also in many man made substances, they act like the female sex hormone estrogen when they are introduced to the body.
These compounds mimic natural estrogen and when levels are high enough have been linked to cancers fueled by estrogen, most specifically breast cancer. They are also linked to low sperm count and children's cancers.
This is definitely a reason to keep up the detox on a regular basis, because it is the build up over time that mainly causes issues. When our detoxification system gets over burdened is when toxins began getting stored away in fat cells.
When our toxic load becomes too large, our body reaches a tipping point where disease begins to develop. This hormone cascade also plays a part in us becoming overweight.
You can help your body detox naturally by frequent use of teas and herbs, sufficient water and water-rich foods, weekly detox baths and daily sweat sessions and dry brushing.
Anything that gets your lymphatic system moving (it doesn't have its own pump) helps as well, it relies on movement to do its job.
Minimize your use of plastics, synthetic chemicals in body products, don't take receipts or use canned products. Don't ever microwave plastic or leave water bottles in hot cars.
Products like psyllium husk that are meant to trap intestinal toxins and carry them out of the body can help balance these hormone like toxins as well.
Green Tea, cucumin and milk thistle are powerful detox agents against xenoestrogens, High intake of cruciferous vegetables and whole flax seed have been linked to lower incidence of cancers from these substances. Pomegranate juice mixed with green tea seems to be a particularly powerful combination in this fight.
During the Body Breakthrough Program I want to emphasize how important it is that you set POSITIVE goals.Most people say they want to start eating healthy, but what they're saying to themselves in their mind is "so I don't get FAT."That's a negative goal, because it focuses your energy and attention on what you DON'T want.You need to take special attention to focus on what you DO want.99% of people never really think about what they DO want, they just live in fear of what they don't want.Take the time to really think about what would make you completely happy. Can you envision how you would live if you were at your dream weight, feeling healthy, alive and free?What would you do? How would your life change? How would you FEEL?No detail is too small, every single thing helps your brain know its goal, and really when you get super clear on a positive goal and you empower yourself to have it (We talked about that yesterday) it will start happening much more quickly.If fear comes up while you're doing this, that a sign that you have a block or cross purpose that's holding you back. Ask yourself what you would need to get over this fear!Here's to an amazing 2017!Jennifer
This is a great smoothie to have when cravings strike, the chocolate and omega-3 fatty acids in the walnuts can really calm you down. Often we crave chocolate when we are deficient in magnesium, which is a very common deficiency .1 ounce of walnuts has as many Omega-3 fats as a 4 ounce piece of Atlantic Salmon! These essential fats keep your mind sharp and your belly lean!Add mint or cinnamon or even almond extract if you feel like some extra flavor!Dark Chocolate Banana Nut SmoothieBlend Together for 1 serving:1/2 of a Banana1 tsp dark Chocolate Morsels1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk1/8 Cup Chopped Walnuts6 ice cubes1/3 Cup Chocolate Plant-based Protein Powderwater to belnd & stevia (optional)Approx Nutrition for 1 serving:
229 Calories11 grams of fat7 grams of fiber10 grams sugar28 grams proteinTo Your Health & HappinessJennifer XOXO
The oatmeal in this smoothie makes it thicker and more hearty, perfect for fall. You can spice it up with some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if you like, both will keep your blood sugar more stable through out the day. Cinnamon has been shown to be as effective as some diabetes medicine, that why its included in our Newport Skinny Tea and our Unicorn Magic Happiness Tea.Hemp protein powder has a great Omega-3 oil profile and can help you become less inflamed, I am also a huge fan of hemp milk and hemp hearts, which you can sprinkle on top, if you like.As an alternative, you can just make this an oatmeal dish and cook it in the traditional manner.If you are battling any kind of metabolic disorder, I suggest you leave out the oatmeal and replace it with shredded coconut in the smoothie. I have used banana as a substitute for cooked oatmeal, you just cut it up in chunks and cook it in milk, its actually pretty good!Blend Together for 1 serving:1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries1/3 Cup Frozen Banana2 Tbsp Almonds1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder (Hemp is recommended)pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, if desiredWater to blend and stevia (Both optional)Approx Nutrition of 1 Serving:275 Calories5.4 grams fat29 grams carbs5.4 grams sugar29 grams proteinTo Your Health & HappinessJennifer XOXO
In November I want to give you easy, delicious ways to change your diet and make you stick to your plan during the holidays.Smoothies pack a lot of nutrition into an easy to consume, portable glass. Freeze your extra bananas and keep frozen berries on hand and these are simple to make when you're tempted to shove pumpkin pie into your mouth for breakfast.Raspberries are especially potent because they pack more fiber than almost any other fruit, which keeps you fuller longer. Fiber also helps escort toxins out of your body. Raspberries are full of anti-oxidants, which fight inflammation.You can use almond or coconut milk in this recipe, coconut milk helps you burn fat and is easily used by the body for energy. Walnuts are also full of fiber and healthy Omega-3 fats which help you fight obesity. In a pinch, use any nut butter.By the way, check out the protein in this bad boy smoothie! Nice for keeping you full!If you sometimes feel lazy like me for breakfast, you can put this smoothie (make it thick!) in a bowl and dress it up with chopped fruit or nuts on the top and everyone will think you're magic!Blend Together (for one serving)1/3 Cup frozen Raspberries1/2 Cup frozen Banana1 Tbsp Walnuts1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond or Coconut MilkWater or Iced tea to BlendStevia drops, as desiredGrate Dark Chocolate on the top, if desiredApprox Nutrition with Almond Milk:285 calories per serving7 grams of fat7 grams of fiber26 grams carbs12 grams sugar30 grams proteinTo Your Health & HappinessJennifer XOXO