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Weekend Breakfast Board

Weekend Breakfast Board

This post is sponsored by Pure Farmland™. The opinions and text are all mine. Don’t you just love a big and beautiful breakfast board? I am telling you if you make it, it is a feast for the eyes!   We have these almost every…

Turmeric Golden Milk

Turmeric Golden Milk

I might be a bit late in the Turmeric Golden Milk posting game, but I have been drinking this one for a few years now. Well, I must humbly confess, I do not drink it very often. Nevertheless, when I feel sluggish or need some…

Celery Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

EASY, HEALTHY AND PERFECT BEVERAGE TO HEAL YOU INSIDE AND OUT. Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice is one of my Magical Elixir.

Let me tell you all, this is not one of those posts: I drank Celery juice for a week and this is what happened. Nope!

I am not selling here something that we all know it is simply impossible. One week of drinking celery juice will do nothing. You might go to the bathroom a few times more than usual, but that is about it.

I am drinking my so-called magical elixir since October. I must add at the beginning it was every single day for about a month. But, then I changed it to every other day.

Magical Elixir

I feel really good. One thing that I noticed is that I do not have any problems with seasonal viruses. Knock on the wood but I was not sick since Summertime (2018). I feel like I have the worse cold during summer. Odd, right?!

However, when you have kids I was sick pretty much every other month. So that is the first thing that I noticed. I did not even have to make my Flu Bomb for any of us in the last 8 to 10 months.

Now, considering that I juice fresh lemon and ginger with celery, I am almost positive that all 3 made my immune system stronger. On top of that, this combination works together to eliminate toxins in your gut.

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Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

Celery is packed with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C as well as vitamin K.

The diuretic effect of celery brings a number of digestive benefits. Eating celery can treat water retention, relieve bloating and boost digestion.

Celery juice enhances your entire body’s immune system. Your immune system is constantly working to kill off viruses and bacteria, and it needs the support of specific mineral salts to do all it can for you.

I can only recommend this juice to feel better even if you perhaps drink it a few times a week. Over a period of months or so, you will feel the difference.

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice

I know this is trendy now, everyone wants to try it but in the end, everyone is left with no progress at all.

Let me explain, it is called alternative medicine. It takes time for you to notice the difference that you are looking for.

Other than feeling great and not getting sick at all since I started intaking this combo, I do not notice any huge difference. On the other note, I do not have any medical issues whatsoever.

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I do not take medication other than occasional Ibuprofen. With that been said, I am a pretty healthy individual, so I feel like this drink, this Magical Elixir is helping me to maintain my health in the best way possible.

It cannot harm you, only benefit your body inside and out, so why not give it a chance if you need one more solution to heal you.

CHEERS!

Let me know on Instagram what do you think about Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir, if you try it. @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you!!!

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice
Yield: 1 SERVING

Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice—Magical Elixir

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Celery is packed with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C as well as vitamin K. The diuretic effect of celery brings a number of digestive benefits. Eating celery can treat water retention, relieve bloating and boost digestion.

Ingredients

  • 3 Celery Ribs
  • 1/2 inch Raw Ginger
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice, preferably ripe
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Juice the celery, ginger and peeled lemon your juicer. Blender instruction in the notes below.

Add water and stir. Drink right away.

Notes

Blender Method

  • 3 Celery Ribs
  • 1/2 inch Raw Ginger
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice, preferably ripe
  • 1/4 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Roughly chop the celery and add to your blender with the water. Begin to blend. If it's not blending, add a little more water.
  2. Strain the celery pulp out using a wire mesh strainer, a flour sack towel, or a nut bag.

Drink quickly on an empty stomach for maximum health benefits.

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee

Do you like Cold Brew? Are you buying it all the time? Well, I got to tell you that I stopped buying coffee all together in the coffee shops unless I am meeting a friend. I do not see a point at all when I…

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Every so often you indeed need a break to sit down and positively enjoy a delicate cup of Matcha Green Tea Latte. As you can see, this incredible recipe is super easy and you do not even require any particular equipment. Although if you have…

Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea.

Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea.

This tea was introduced to me by Dale of The Daley Plate on Instagram. She got the blog now as well so I will link it here. 

I just love this girl so much. She is so inspiring and honest. On top, it does not hurt that her food looks like you want to lick your screen right away. She is native to South Africa much like this tea.

She shared a couple of times on her Instagram account and I just couldn’t wait to try it.

Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Anyhow, back to the tea. Its medicinal attributes have been confirmed by The US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., which has affirmed that red rooibos tea is capable of reducing cancer, heart diseases, premature aging, and other serious conditions.

Red rooibos tea has no oxalic acid and therefore, it can be consumed by people who have kidney stones.

Rooibos tea is rich in many minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and alpha hydroxy acid. It also contains antioxidants as well.

Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea.

Rooibos tea is known to relieve stress, nervous tension, and hypertensive conditions. Hypertension is more commonly known as high blood pressure and rooibos tea acts as a bronchodilator.

However, according to the South African Rooibos Council, rooibos is not a true tea, but an herb. 

South Africa is the only country in the world producing rooibos, boasting upwards of 450 growers who produce up to 15,000 tons of rooibos annually.

Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea.

About 7,000 tons of South Africa’s rooibos are exported to more than 30 countries around the world. Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are the biggest importers of the herb.

Wow! Read more about this tea at TEA 101 so much information for us tea lovers. I just shared partially from their site. 

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I hope you try this easy and refreshing recipe because it is truly delicious.

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Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea.
Yield: Serves 6

Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Summer is not over yet so I have decided to share one more amazingly delicious, nutritious and refreshing beverage — Red Rooibos Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons loose tea or 4 bags.
  • Sweetener to taste; honey stevia, sugar, etc.
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  1. Heat the water until the water is rolling. nearly boiling.
  2. Place loose tea in the tea infuser or use tea bags.
  3. Allow it steep for 3-5 minutes. If you like it stronger use more tea.
  4. Add sweetener to taste. Add while the tea is still hot.
  5. Let the tea cooled down for 30 minutes or so before serving it over the ice cubes.
  6. Place the tea in the container and keep it in the ridge chilled for the best-tasting results.

Notes

You may use other teas or a few mint leaves to enhance the flavor.

Almond Milk Matcha-Moringa Iced Latte

Almond Milk Matcha-Moringa Iced Latte

Do you like Matcha? I just love Matcha Lattes, cold or hot. I wanted to post this recipe for a long time. I even bought these beige (very Instagram hip) cups for this to take pictures for Matcha Latte… I know what you are thinking,…

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Is there anything more comforting than cozying up with a cup of homemade hot cocoa during the winter season? I say, no there is nothing more comforting. While my kids are home on the winter break, I made a large jar of homemade hot cocoa…

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

It’s mid-September and I am still going strong with smoothies. It’s a great way to intake natural vitamins.
Also, it keeps you fuller, happier and healthier.  I rather drink one tall glass full of nutrition than pop a vitamin pill and rely on that entirely.  

I believe in balanced meals, and healthy beverages, so I genuinely try to reduce sugary drinks as much as possible, and I really do not drink anything alcoholic.

I am not a saint, so from time to time I take soda such as Sprite or Ginger Ale, but to be quite honest with you, I really try to avoid it.

Warm tea after a meal is a much better choice, even though we always tend to go for something icy-cold, and that’s really bad since cold drinks after a meal, especially heavy meal makes your food solidify in your belly and it’s hard to digest. Makes sense now, right?!

I enjoy this smoothie so much, and so many other combinations. I drink it either in the morning before my coffee or in the afternoon when I feel a bit sluggish or find myself that I need either one more large cup of coffee or a nap. You know what I mean, right?!

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Coffee never affected me in a manner that I can’t sleep or give me an energy boost, but I need my daily two cups of sugarless coffee… And I think that’s a pure coffee addiction for me, nothing else.

Perhaps coffee helps to calm down my headaches, but I imagine that’s because I am drinking coffee for over 20 years, and my body is used to having it at a certain time of the day and if I don’t drink it, it produces headaches.

This smoothie intake became my routine to just drink this before my morning or afternoon coffee to keep me functioning. I found myself actually reducing coffee, going from the full cup in the morning and afternoon, to half dosage.

Why am I writing about coffee?  Well, simply to give you an idea that actually healthy smoothies could help you boost that energy and do you better than a cup of coffee.

I can’t believe, but this is coming from someone who really loves coffee, however, after doing this for more than 5 months, I realized that I am more awake, happier, my mood changed for the better, even though I am still a crazy b**, I can find myself laughing more and do things in a “calmer” way.

So, I think it is doing wonders for me. I have posted many great smoothies on my blog that you might like. Some of them have written health benefits and some don’t.

Health Benefits:

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

KALE:

Kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer. These types include cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from glucosinolates in kale play a primary role in achieving these risk-lowering benefits.

Researchers can now identify over 45 different flavonoids in kale. With kaempferol and quercetin heading the list, kale’s flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in a way that gives kale a leading dietary role with respect to avoidance of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.

Vitamin K
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Manganese
Copper
Vitamin B6
Fiber
Calcium
Potassium
Iron
Vitamin E
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Omega-3 fats
Folate 4%

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

PINEAPPLE:

Pineapple is an excellent source for the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.

Vitamin C is the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant, defending all aqueous areas of the body against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells.

Free radicals have been shown to promote the artery plaque build-up of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, cause the airway spasm that leads to asthma attacks, damage the cells of the colon so they become colon cancer cells, and contribute to the joint pain and disability seen in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Vitamin C
Manganese
Copper
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B
Fiber
Folate
Pantothenic acid
Potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta-carotene,  thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

BANANA:

Bananas have been considered one of the healthiest options for fruit consumption for many years due to its impressive nutritional content, which includes vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin B6, riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, and niacin, as well as trace amounts of other vitamins.

In terms of minerals, bananas deliver a significant amount of potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper. Bananas are also good sources of dietary fiber and protein.

Vitamin B6
Vitamin C
Folate
Riboflavin
Manganese
Potassium
Copper
Provides relief from stomach ulcers, and constipation.
Helps with the Kidneys.
Aids in treating piles and anemia
Provides relief from menstrual problems.
Reduces inflammation and keep eyes and bones healthy.

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

FLAXSEEDS

Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, as well as Fiber.

They Can Heal Your Arteries
They Can Contain Beneficial Plant Estrogens
They Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Mortality by 70%
They Can Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
They Protect Against Radiation Toxicity
omega-3 fats
Vitamin B
Copper
Manganese
Fiber
Magnesium
Phosphorus
Selenium

Kale, Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

Course beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Healthy Choices
Keyword smothie, beverage, healthy, breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • Banana and Pineapple Smoothie1 banana almost ripe
  • 1 cup Kale any type on hand
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cup Coconut water
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 tablespoonful Sweetener
  • Sweetener to taste *optional

Instructions

  1. The best way to get the kale completely blended is to add liquid and kale first. I did not do that in my picture, but you can try it. After the kale is blended add all the other ingredients!
  2. Blend all the ingredients for a minute or two, until everything is combined and smooth texture.
  3. Add any sweetener that you prefer. I do not add anything since for me it’s sweet enough but you can add what you like, sugar, honey, stevia, etc.

Recipe Notes

Ripe bananas are very good for smoothies and good for you, in general, not just a great option for banana bread. Make sure to wash kale very well with cold water. Peel pineapple, and slice it into slices or chunks. Use 1 cup and the rest use container and keep in the fridge. If you have Pineapple allergies, use mango or other fruit that you like and prefer. Kale could be replaced with RAW spinach. Try to get organic produce if you can.

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