Recipes

Carrot Cake Bites

Wondering what to do with the pulp after juicing your carrots?
Try making these no-bake Carrot Cake Bites!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of pulp from juicing carrots (or 1 1/2 cup finely grated carrots)
2 cups of nuts (almonds, walnuts and/or pecans)
1 cup of pitted dates
1 1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 tsp. Salt

Directions:
Juice carrots until you have 1 1/2 cups of carrot pulp. Or if you do not have a juicer, finely grate carrots and use a paper towel to absorb the excess water from the carrots.

In a food processor, process the nuts and dates until paste-like.  Add 1 cup of the coconut and the spices. Process until combined.

In a large bowl mix the nut mixture with the carrots.

Using a scoop or your hands, form dough into bite sized balls, then roll in remaining 1/4 cup of shredded coconut.

Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy a healthy snack that happens to also be gluten free and vegan.

Want to learn more about Juicing and receive healthy juicing recipes?  Join us on 2/21/19 for a Juicing For Better Health Demonstration in our office at 7:00.
Thursday 2/21/19 at 7:00pm
Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation
399 Campus Drive | Somerset, NJ
Cost:  $10 per person, or 2 for $15 if you bring a friend.
RSVP:  Email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat by 2/20

 

Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin is a low calorie, but nutrient-dense food.  It contains fiber, potassium, and vitamin C which helps support heart health.  It is also a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives orange vegetables their color.

Pumpkin Smoothie:

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spices

Blend in a blender until smooth and enjoy!

Granola

4 cups of oats

1 cup of chopped nuts

1 cup unsweetened coconut

2 Tbs. Chia, Hemp and/or Flax seeds

2 Tsp. Cinnamon

3 egg whites, whisked until foamy

1 Tbs. Vanilla

2 Tbs. Agave (or honey)

2 Tbs. Coconut oil (or olive oil)

  • Mix together and press into a large baking pan
  • Bake 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely
  • Store in air tight container
  • Enjoy with milk or sprinkle over yogurt.

Calling all Moms with Picky Eaters!

For Moms with picky eaters here comes “Green Pasta”

Green Pasta:

organic pasta of choice, we used Farfalle

2 cups of raw spinach

One cup of walnuts (roasted or not)

One clove of garlic

Two tablespoons of olive oil

One tablespoon of water

How to prepare:

  • Cook pasta al dente.
  • In blender or food processor mix raw spinach, nuts, garlic, oil and water and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour over cooked pasta.
  • Enjoy!

There’s no better way to give your picky eater 3 servings of raw veggie goodness. Delish!

Dr. Claudia’s 7-Day Detox Meal Plan

The 7-Day Detox Meal Plan includes super-foods that fight chronic disease and is great for everyone who is interested in becoming healthier. The best part is…it doesn’t require a juicer!

Dr. Claudia’s story: “When I came to the US about 14 years ago, the village where my parents lived never had any cardiovascular disease and cancer was something that we believed only people in Westernized countries had. They were cultivating the land, ate what they raised, had farms and were consistent with getting together to pray and celebrate God and each other. Fast forwarding 14 years later after westernizing their diet, giving up on cultivating the land and choosing modern agriculture instead of their traditional one, and eating processed foods: one in two people has cancer and many die of cardiovascular disease every day in the same region that for hundreds of years didn’t know these diseases. When I call back home my mom now tells me that “only old people” get together anymore to pray and celebrate life.  “The young ones” are too busy working. She goes on to say that “they have the same diseases that people in Westernized countries have”: they are overweight, depressed, sick and tired and are too busy to enjoy their lives! I don’t need a scientific study to tell me what’s going on. I can see it clearly.”

To achieve Better Health, Better Life establish healthy habits that will nurture your body AND soul to improve your health. Remember!  We are body and soul beings.  If you are only detoxifying your body you only complete half of the task toward optimal health.

For those who love themselves enough to put the effort in to get healthier,
Dr. Claudia is sharing her 7-Day Detox program.
Email BetterHealthBetterLife@NMRNJ.com to receive your copy.

Here is one of the Breakfast options from her 7-Day Detox Meal Plan:

Turbo Charge Smoothie:

  • 1 handful spinach (or mixed greens : baby kale, spinach, chard)
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tbsp. parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro (coriander) leaves
  • ½ inch knob ginger
  • ½ lime, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (or less if preferred)
  • 12 oz. (355 ml) coconut water
  • 1 scoop protein powder

 

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