Raw Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Sauce

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Sauce

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Almond Date Balls

A delicious dessert for a sweet tooth or when expecting some people for dinner like I do tonight. No cooking is required and it takes only around 20 minutes to prepare. It is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. The way to go :).

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of dried and unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scrapped
  • 8-10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Add coconut to jar (Blendtec WildSide jar) and press “Pulse” 4-6 times. Put onto a plate and set aside for later.
  2. Add almonds, salt, and vanilla bean seeds to jar and secure lid and press “Speed Up” to Speed 1 for 20 seconds.
  3. Add dates and pineapple to jar and press “Pulse” 4-6 times until desired texture is reached. Use a spatula to move things in the centre if needed.
  4. Stir in the cranberries.
  5. Roll into one inches balls and roll in coconut.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe source: “Fresh Blends” Blendtec, 2012.

Simple Sauerkraut Recipe

Add Sauerkraut in dishes and salads and benefit from the antioxidant spectrum of the cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage. The fermentation process will also provide you with beneficial probiotic cultures that help the ecology of the gut and maintain a healthy digestive and immune system.

The isothiocyanates constituents of the cruciferous vegetables are found to have  anticancer properties and the beneficial lactic acid bacteria prevent  parasite and fungal overgrowth that usually lead to candida. Make your own Sauerkraut rather than buying ready made one from the supermarket store which usually lose most of the beneficial bacterial organisms.

In addition, cabbage is high in vitamins A and C, can help lower cholesterol levels and  it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Instructions

1. Chop one cabbage (red or green).

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Mrs Kombucha is checking out Mr Sauerkraut at the back. For those wishing to own a Kombucha please contact me.

2. Add one tablespoon of Himalayan salt.

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3. Use your hands and mash the cabbage for about 5 minutes or until the fibers are broken and there is enough liquid out.

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4. Put in a glass bottle and squeeze the cabbage down tightly until it is covered by its own juice

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5. Cover with a cloth or plate and leave for about 7-10 days outside the fridge. In case there is bacterial overgrowth on the top just take it out; it doesn’t mean it went off. After it is done, secure with a lid and save it in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Are you suffering from insulin resistance or diabetes or obesity and can’t lose weight?

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Meal plans – Zone Diet (PDF Format)

For more information about the Zone Diet click here.

If you need further support with sugar cravings, decrease food consumption and lose weight click here (article in Greek) and here (article on sugar cravings in English) and here for PCOS (article in English).

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Make your own Kombucha drink

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