Naked Nutritionists Detox Blog

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Snack under 100 calories April 28, 2010

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Good Morning,

I realize that some of you would like to lose weight on this detox, so I compiled a list of snacks that are under 100 calories. It is really about portion size.

Snacks

1 hard-boiled egg = 77 cal

2 oz tuna = 100 cal

10 raw almonds = 94 cal

1/2 cup plain yogurt = 77 cal

1 cup red pepper = 46 cal

1 apple = 50 cal

1/4 cup humus = 100 cal

1 cup carrot= 52 cal

1 cup cucumber = 20 cal

1 cup spinach = 7 cal

So if you are to add humus or oil to any of these snacks, realize that 1-2 tbsp will add another 100-150 calories.

Have  a wonderful day!!

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Aromatherapy- Bath and Massage Blends… April 25, 2010

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I woke up Saturday morning feeling anxious and thought to myself what can I do to help my body and mind relax…a bath?? So I filled the tub with hot water, epsom salts and a blend of some essential oils. I wanted to share some of the recipes I discovered.

Sedating Bath:

2 drops chamomile

2 drops sage

2 drops lavender

1 drop ylang ylang

Stimulating Bath:

4 drops lavender

3 drops rosemary

2 drops geranium

2 drops lemon

Sleep bath:

1/2 to 1 cup mineral salts

4 drops chamomile

2 drops marjoram

2 drops ylang ylang

1 drop basil

Baths: Add the drops of essential oil directly into your hot water, close the door so that the vapours remain in the room. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply.

I promise you if you try one of these baths you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated!

 

Last Stretch… April 23, 2010

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Good Morning Sunshine!!

What a beautiful day to get out of your house, or office and enjoy some fresh air, warm sun, and to observe the fresh flowers and bright smiles on people passing by!

You are in the last stretch of your detox, perfect timing as we transition into spring and soon summer. Your body is thanking you for supporting it with a variety of healthy and delicious nutrients.  Perhaps your mind is feeling more clear and energized to start your day with a smile.

Remember that the second half of the detox can be a bit more challenging. So continue to write in your journals (as I will be reading them after our last session), as well as reward yourself.  Return back to your non food related reward page in your detox binder. What was at the top of your list? Perhaps a lymphatic drainage massage, or a pair of your favourite jeans, or a detox facial with a friend! Whatever you chose, please make sure you follow through with it as it is your way of giving thanks to yourself for making a commitment to your health!

Your commitment to health is not just about you. As you take on this detox challenge, notice how family members, friends and co-workers become curious about your new food choices, or your fresh new glow.  Like a drop of water in a  pond, your commitment will have a ripple effect, impacting those around you in a positive light!

So stay on track, and remember that this is not forever, there is an end in site, and you CAN do it!!

Happy Friday,

Kate

 

…“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -La Rochefoucauld April 20, 2010

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Fresh Juice… April 19, 2010

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This weather is perfect for enjoying a delicious fresh juice-from a juice bar of from your own juicer.

Try this… apple lemon celery cucumber ginger and E3live or spirulina…this combination is refreshing and energizing for the body and mind. Or try carrot and ginger, simple but full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, two potent anti-oxidants.

If you can replace one meal a day with a juice you will do your digestive system a huge favour!

 

Reminder… April 15, 2010

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We will be meeting on Tuesday evening at 7pm same place as our first meeting!  I will be bringing the scale for anyone who is interested in weighing in. I will be talking about some supplements to help further detox your liver, as well as allow all of you to share your experience and bring any questions you may have!

Look forward to seeing all of you!

Kate

 

One of My Favourite Recipes…Digestive Kichadi April 14, 2010

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Hello! I just wanted to send you a recipe that I often make as it is very nutritious, easy to digest and soothing to the nervous system and makes a good dish to have throughout the week.

Digestive Kichadi

1/2 cup brown basmati rice or wild rice or quinoa

1/4 cup whole mung beans dried

1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 Tbsp ghee or butter or coconut butter

3 bay leaves

1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp dry oregano

1 tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan rock salt

2 ” pieces Kombu or any seaweed (i like to put in more)

1-2 tsp fresh ginger root, grated

3 cups water

3 cups vegetables, such as carrots, zucchini, celery, kale, collard greens, chard, cabbage, or summer squash

Soak your beans overnight for 24 hours with one change of water for better digestibility.

Rinse the soaked beans together with the rice in a colander until rinse water is clear.

Grind cumin and coriander in a coffee grinder or with a mortar and peslte.

Warm ghee in a medium saucepan and add the freshly ground cumin and coriander seeds, bay leaf, and oregano. Saute lightly until aromatic but not burnt. Stir in turmeric, ginger, rice and mung beans. Add water and kombu.

Simmer covered over low heat until beans and rice are soft, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, was and dice vegetables.

Add salt to the dish together with the vegetables before all the water has been absorbed by the beans and rice. Cook undisturbed until completely tender, 20 to 30 minutes.

Stir and serve warm. Can stay in the fridge for up to 5 days.