Boost Your Energy and Immunity with These 13 Super “Blue” Foods – Blue Zones

Boost your immunity and live a bit longer with these 13 super foods! These are some of the foods enjoyed by the world’s longest lived people, as tracked by bluezones.com

Follow this link for the original article and list of foods: Boost Your Energy and Immunity with These 13 Super “Blue” Foods – Blue Zones

10 Smoothie Recipes to Boost your Immune System Using the Vitamin C Powerhouse~ Camu Camu – The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen

Are you worried about getting sick this winter, with the flu, or worse the coronavirus? Boost your immune system with CAMU CAMU, which has the highest vitamin C content in the world. Here are 10 smoothie recipes using this vitamin C powerhouse. Find the links on my little recipe blog…The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen. (article link below)

Here is the link to the main article: 10 Smoothie Recipes to Boost your Immune System Using the Vitamin C Powerhouse~ Camu Camu – The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen

Healthy Food Tips: “You are what you eat” ~ David Wolfe

Throughout the past few weeks,

we’ve been discussing the superfoods from the book:

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.

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The above quote, from the ancient Hindu text the Upanishads, is almost mind boggling in it’s accuracy and relevance to today’s society, as well as food choices. We have access to any type of food…food to heal and make us strong and agile in our old age with sharp focused minds…or we have food that destroys us, making us grow old before our time, lose our minds to depression, mental illness or dementia and die young, from chronic disease. The choice is your’s. What’s it going to be?

Both these women are 80 years old. Your daily choices determine how your future will unfold.

Today, as I close out this series on superfoods, I have a video for you from David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe, discussing the vast difference between types of food in our society today and the affect on our health, whether good….or bad.

Namaste my friends.

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Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Yacon

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



What is Yacon? (1)

Also known as the “earth apple”, Yacon is a sweet tasting root, which is grown in the Andes in South America. The texture is similar to an apple, with a flavor similar to a carrot/apple combination. Humans in the Andes have  been using this root since 1200 BC. Yacon is related to the Sunflower and Jerusalem Artichoke.

 

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Health Benefits of Yacon (1)

  1. Contains inulin, which is a complex sugar known as a fructooligosaccharide. (FOS). This type of sugar cannot be digested by humans, and there for is not absorbed into the blood stream
  2. Doesn’t spike blood sugar
  3. Low in calories
  4. One of the healthiest sugar alternatives available
  5. Diabetics can enjoy this “sugar” without the sugar spike
  6. The FOS feeds the good bacteria in the large intestines, which in turn aids in digestion and a healthy colon.
  7. Reduce cholesterol
  8. Reduce high blood pressure

Source (1)

How to use it:

It is available as “chips”, as a powder or flour, syrup and capsules. The type you buy, depends on the use. It can be used to sweeten anything from cookies and cakes to tea and smoothies.

Where to find it:

I found syrup, capsules and powders on AMAZON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Noni Fruit

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



What is Noni Fruit?

Noni is an evergreen plant, originally from Southeast Asia, but now grows in tropical regions around the world, such as Hawaii, India and Central America. It is an egg shaped fruit, approximately the size of a potato. This powerful fruit has been used in Polynesia for more than 2000 years for healing.

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Health Benefits of Noni Fruit (1)

  1. Helps fight cancer
  2. Pain killer
  3. builds immunity
  4. anti-bacterial agents
  5. Anti-depressant
  6. Hair and skin
  7. Improved cholesterol
  8. Improved digestive system
  9. Anti-aging
  10. Reduces nausea

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Source (1)

How to use it:

Both powdered Noni or liquid juice are widely available. It can be added to smoothies, or consumed in its liquid form as regular juice. Due to high concentrations of potassium, it is recommended that you use noni fruit and powders on a limited basis.

Where to find it:

I found juice, capsules and powders on AMAZON

 

Other Sources:

(2) What is Noni? Morinda Citrifolia Information of Noni, Noni Fruit, Benefits and Uses

 

 

 

 

Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Kelp

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



What is Kelp (2, 3)

Kelp, part of a group of large brown sea algae, is more commonly known as seaweed. We know that fish are healthy, right? Well, we must remember where these fish get their healthy profile, by eating sea vegetables.

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Health Benefits of Kelp (1,2)

  1. One of the highest sources of iodine in the world – up to 2984 mcg/serving
  2. The most powerful food to heal the thyroid gland
  3. Loaded with trace minerals and vitamins
  4. High amounts of protein
  5. Gets the digestive system moving
  6. Blood purifier
  7. Natural diuretic
  8. Encourages weight loss
  9. Helps control blood sugar
  10. Improves immunity

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Source (1)

How to use it:

Kelp can be added to soups or smoothies. You’ll find many kelp salad recipes online as well. Another amazing way to use kelp is to chop it up and mix it with rice or other grains.

Where to find it:

I found dried versions on AMAZON

Other Sources:

(2)  https://drjockers.com/6-major-health-benefits-sea-kelp/

(3) https://draxe.com/kelp/

 

 

 

Walk to Wellness: 20 Amazing Superfood Recipes

Over the past few weeks, each morning, I’ve covered the benefits of superfoods from the book:

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future 

By: David Wolfe

This week, each morning, we’ll finish up with the final four superfoods from the book, which are:

  • Incan berries (AKA golden berries
  • Kelp
  • Noni fruit
  • Yacon Root

We’ve covered everything from goji berries to coconuts to bee products to algae and seaweed. To see the articles from the superfoods series, follow THIS LINK. We’ve learned, over the past few just how incredibly healthy, nutritious and healing these superfoods can be.

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That’s all well and good, but you have to actually EAT them, to reap the benefits. That’s where this article comes in. I’ve scoured the internet to come up with a list of 20 different recipes, which incorporate the different superfoods. I’ve tried to include each food in at least one recipe.

The article culminates with a very special chocolate drink, SUPER healthy, jam packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties, prepared by David Wolfe. There are three different videos which explain the ingredients in this very special drink, and how to make it.

This week will wrap up our discussion on superfoods. If you have any comments or questions, as always, leave me a comment below! ENJOY!

Namaste my friends!

Tamara


Almond Goji Berry Protein Bites

DavidWolfe.com

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries

For complete recipe follow THIS LINK.

Guiltless Raw Chocolate Brownies

DavidWolfe.com

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Ingredients:

  •  4 Medjool dates
  •  1 tbsp raw organic cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw organic cacao nibs
  •  2 tsp shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  •  2 tsp maple syrup or coconut nectar
  •  1/4 tsp sea salt

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Matcha Latte with Coconut and Maca

TheAwesomeGreen.com

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, warm
  • 1 tbsp organic matcha powder
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup (or organic raw honey

For the complete recipe follow THIS LINK.

Bee Pollen Shake

goop.com

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Ingredients:

  • one banana
  • 1 juicy peach
  • 8-10 strawberries
  • 5 – 6 oranges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bee pollen.

For complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Royal Jelly Fudge

Natural Fertility and Wellness

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Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons royal jelly complex (or royal jelly and raw honey mix)
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut or almond butter (optional)

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Bee Propolis Balm

Amazing hand cream from: goop.com

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Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons melted beeswax
  • 5 tablespoons macerated calendula oil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon lavender oil
  • 15 ml bee propolis liquid extract (NOT homeopathic tincture)

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Spirulina & Coconut Chocolate Truffles

My Healthy Dessert

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of dates
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of nuts of your choice (Cashew nuts in my case)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of spirulina
  • Some drinking water to soak the dates

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Super Green

Marine Phytoplankton

Dressing.

Sunfood.com

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Ingredients:

1 cup cashews
3 droppers Marine Phytoplankton
1 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 garlic clove
1 stalk green onion
1 Tbsp fresh chopped ginger
½ avocado
1 tsp Sun Is Shining (or other super green powder)
1 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
½ tsp Mesquite Powder
1/8 tsp Chili Pepper Powder
½ tsp Himalayan Salt

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Spinach Salad with Aloe Vera, Scallops and Cucumber Lime Dressing Recipe

Wellbeingescapes.com

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Ingredients:

  • 200 grams fresh young spinach
  • 150 grams fresh aloe vera
  • 8 pieces fresh scallop meat
  • 50 grams fresh herbs (dill, chervil, parsley, mint)
  • 100 grams fresh cucumber juice
  • 50 grams lime juice
  • 80 grams grape seed oil
  • 60 grams olive oil
  • 20 grams honey
  • 30 grams light toasted pine nuts
  • 20 grams fresh watercress
  • Salt, white pepper, lime, sugar

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Hemp Seed Pesto

Oh My Veggies

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts)
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt to taste (about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon is a good amount)

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Layered Acai Chia Pudding

Choosing Chia

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Ingredients:

Layer 1:

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp acai powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

LAYER 2:

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

LAYER 3:

  • 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 2-3 strawberries

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Chocolate Orange Truffles

(With Camu Camu)

Be Good Organics

Ingredients:

Balls
1c cashews (dried activated*)
1c desiccated coconut
1c oats
3/4c dates
1/4c raisins
1/3c cacao powder
2 tbsp camu camu powder
1 orange (zest, juice and flesh)
1/4 tsp rock/sea salt
1 tbsp cacao butter (melted)
To Roll In
1/3c raw cacao powder

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Green Dream Chlorella Cream

My New Roots

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup raw liquid honey (vegans use maple syrup)
  • 1-3 tsp. chlorella
  • 2-4 Tbsp. raw tahini

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Nutty Quinoa with Inca Berries

Coconut and Berries

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil, divided
  • 1 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 1 C Quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 C Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 C Water
  • 1-1/2 C Cooked black beans/ 1 Can, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 C Cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 C Roughly chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/2 C Inca Berries

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Kelp Salad

China Sichuan Food

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Ingredients:

  • 8oz Kelp (both dried or fresh kelp are ok)
  • 1 tablespoon spring onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander chopped
  • 1 small chili pepper chopped
Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon roasted white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan Chili oil (or replace just with chili oil and spare it if you do not like spicy taste very much)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Noni Fruit Glowing Skin Smoothie

Bare Organics

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 tsp. Noni Fruit Powder (Bare organics or other)
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger Root Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk

For complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Chocolate Chip Hemp Cookies

(Sweetened with Yacon Powder)

A Dash of Compassion

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour (use certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup yacon powder
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp warm water, if needed
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Raw Superfood Truffles

Free and Native

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbls raw cacao
  • 1 tsp maca
  • ¼ tsp camu camu
  • 1 tsp chia
  • 4 tbls raw shelled hemp seeds
  • 2 tbls raw local honey
  • 2 tbls virgin unrefined coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • A goji berry for each to garnish

For the complete recipe, follow THIS LINK.

Superfood Trail Mix

Jesse Lane Wellness

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Ingredients:

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Goji Berries
  • Black Mulberries
  • Golden Berries
  • Raw Cacao Nibs

For more information on this recipe, follow THIS LINK.

David Wolfe’s

Chocolate Vanilla Bean Dream Smoothie

  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon Maca root powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Cacao nibs
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cashews
  • 2 tablespoons “Black gold” honey ( I think ANY raw honey would be fine. Your local honey is best for you!)
  • 1 tablespoon hempseed
  • pinch salt (I use Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 leaf fresh aloe vera (most grocery stores have this) – he shows how to peel it in video #2)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Medicinal Mushroom Powder
  • 4 cups of Liquid of choice (Hot or cold)- water, tea, nut milk or coconut water for example.
  • Crystal Energy (Optional)

This smoothie/chocolate drink is a powerhouse of superfood nutrients. It will fill you with energy. I recommend using this in place of your morning coffee!

Chocolate vanilla bean dream smoothie video PART I

Chocolate vanilla bean dream smoothie video PART II

Chocolate vanilla bean dream smoothie video PART III

 

 

Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Inca Berries

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



What are Inca Berries? (1, 2)

Incan berries, aka golden berries are grown in high altitudes in tropical areas of South America. This fruit, similar to a cape gooseberry, is a glossy yellow-orange color, surrounded by paper like leaves. They are an amazing source of fiber, with 8 grams per 1/4 cup! They are a rich source of potassium, phosphorus and calcium and also high in vitamins A, B, and C.

Health Benefits of Inca Berries (1, 3)

  1. Increase metabolism
  2. Promote digestion (due to the high fiber)
  3. Help control diabetes (again, partially due to the high fiber content)
  4. Clean the blood
  5. Support the prostate gland
  6. Helps improve vision
  7. Helps prevent lung cancer
  8. Boosts immunity
  9. Helps build strong bones
  10. Reduce cholesterol

Source (1)

How to use it:

They are mainly used in a dried form, similar to raisins. They can be used in jams, sauces, puddings and pies. (Or anywhere you’d use raisins!) Throw them in a trail mix or just eat them by the handful!

Where to find it:

 

I found them on AMAZON

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Other Sources:

(2)  http://www.incaberry.com.au/

(3) http://www.1800remedies.com/inca-berries/

 

 

Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Chlorella

The superfood series has been popular, so, I decided to finish out the superfoods listed in David Wolfe’s book.

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



What is Chlorella?

Yes folks, it’s another green food…yes another algae, this time GREEN. (I just wish they tasted  better!) If you remember, it’s cousin, Spirulina, is BLUE-GREEN. It’s a powerhouse of healthy vitamins, minerals and protein.

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Health Benefits of Chlorella (1, 2)

  1. Detoxify heavy metals and other pollutants (This is the main one and it’s huge-super important!)
  2. Lowers Cholesterol and blood sugar
  3. Boosts the immune system
  4. Promotes weight loss
  5. Delays signs of aging
  6. Healthy digestion
  7. Natural pH levels (If you’re acidic, it helps you become more alkaline)

Source (1)

How to use it:

We’re talking smoothies again, or you can take tablets.

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Where to find it:

 

I usually buy mine from AMAZON

Powder form

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Tablet form

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Other Sources:

(2)  Chlorella TRUTH – The REAL Health Benefits of Chlorella

 

Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Camu Camu Berries

The superfood series has been popular, so, I decided to finish out the superfoods listed in David Wolfe’s book.

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series

CLICK HERE.



This little fruit is a

Vitamin C POWERHOUSE!!

Take a look at the comparison below!

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Camu Camu is grown in the dense Amazon Rainforest.  It grows on bushes in mostly flooded areas of Peru. It’s a globe shaped fruit, about the size of a cherry, which tastes like cherry and lemon. So what does this little fruit do for you?

Health Benefits of Camu Camu (1)

  1. Stronger immunity
  2. More energy
  3. Better mood
  4. Healthier gums, eyes and skin
  5. Supports the liver, lungs, lymph and nervous system
  6. Used to fight colds and flu
  7. Anti-viral
  8. Anti-inflammatory
  9. Anti-depressant
  10. Natural pain relief

Source (1)

How to use it:

We’re talking smoothies again! It’s the best way!

Where to find it:

I usually buy mine from AMAZON

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Other Sources:

(2)  Camu camu benefits