Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, which is made by fermenting cabbage, red pepper, and other vegetables. Whether or not you can find this delicious Korean preparation, making it from scratch can often mean higher quality ingredients and a deeper appreciation for the food you eat. It's full of probiotics, which we recommend getting on a daily dose in supplements and in food sources.
Have you ever wondered what makes an orange – orange? Or what gives broccoli such a sharp odor and flavor? In addition to vitamins and minerals, fruits and veggies contain thousands of natural chemicals that give plant foods their unique colors, smells, and tastes. These chemicals are called phytonutrients, and they offer a variety of health benefits to people who eat those plants. In addition to a healthy clean diet, our favorite way to boost phytonutrient content is adding a scoop of our Greens Powder to smoothies or water.
Hummus is a food we usually associate with savory flavors like garlic or pepper. Dessert hummus, is a new concept spreading rapidly in popularity. While it may sound odd, it is shockingly delicious. We’ve whipped up a rich, cleanse-approved, brownie batter version for you to test out at home. The name does not lie - we felt like we were eating a decadent chocolate dessert while really filling up on nutrient-dense ingredients like chickpeas, avocado, and raw cacao.
This flu season has been particularly bad for many people, and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down. For those suffering from common cold, flu, or simply trying to nourish well, proper nutrient-dense foods can be one of the best healers around. This immunity-boosting turmeric chicken soup is not only warm, hearty, and comforting, but every single ingredient has a specific immunity-boosting quality. It's a perfect complement to the detox diet on the 21-Day Clean Program.
The keto diet has been making headlines everywhere lately. As we mentioned in our previous article, ketosis is a natural metabolic state our bodies initiate to help us survive when food is scarce. During ketosis, the body is forced to burn stored fat for fuel rather than carbohydrates. This has been said to boost weight loss, fight neurological disorders, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and provide consistent energy.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone handed us a map that illuminated the path to vibrant health and helped us find our sense of purpose in the world? This might sound like a fantasy, but there kind of is. While taking action to discover a life of peace, contentment, and joy is up to the individual, Ayurveda offers guiding principles to help us realize our full human potential. If you can tolerate dairy products, feel free to experiment with using ghee instead of coconut oil after the 21-Day Clean Program.
We love making this coconut milk recipe, as it requires just a few simple steps and the flavor is far above anything we buy in the store. It's also a great recipe to keep on hand if you ever find yourself out of milk since dry coconut has become a staple in many of our pantries. Whether you are using it as a base for your morning smoothie or for your daily matcha latte, you can tailor this recipe to your liking.
Smoothie bowls contain all of the nutrient density of our beloved Clean Program smoothies, with a slight change in texture to mix things up on your 21-day Cleanse or change up your AM smoothie routine. This bowl tastes like chocolate ice cream, and you won't believe its sugar-free and loaded with produce. The best part is you'll feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast!
For decades, we have been conditioned to avoid fat at all costs. The first set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines warned us that fat was responsible for raising our levels of LDL cholesterol and contributing to cardiovascular disease. Many got swept up in the fat-free mania of the 80s and 90s, refusing to touch full-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt with a ten-foot pole. We internalized the notion that fat is bad, and carbs are good. Is that true? The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet flips this mentality completely upside down.
Since most people only usually do the 21-Day Clean Program once or twice per year, we thought you might like a look at a balanced pantry and fridge tour with Kaitlyn Noble, one of our regular blog contributors. She has tips on a well-prepped fridge, since her work has her on-the-go all day long. She makes sure every ingredient is ready for easy, 10-minute meals.