Kale-Conut Juice! 🌱

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Mmmm Yummy Yummy Baby! 🌞

I’m so excited to share my latest obsession…  Kale-Conut Juice!

🌱 A couple of handfuls of Kale
🌱 Meat of one young Coconut
🌱 Water from the same Coconut
🌱 (Approximately 1-2 cups)
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
🌱 1 Medium or Large Banana
🌱 2 Teaspoons of Coconut Nectar
🌱 One half cup of Ice

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Blend all ingredients together in your Nutribullet or favorite blender and enjoy this yummy, healthy, anti-inflammatory drink!  🌞

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Homemade Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Recipe! Vegan & Gluten-Free!

Yummy Strawberry-Coconut Yogurt!

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Hey there amigos and welcome back!

I’ve shared a Yogurt Recipe before, but not one like this… This Strawberry Sauce took this Yummy Coconut Yogurt to a whole new level! Mmm mmm!

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time:  24 hours Makes: 1 quart Ingredients:

Strawberry Sauce:

🍓1 Basket of Organic Strawberries
🍓1 Organic Lemon Juiced & Strained
🍓8 Organic Raspberries  (Optional)
🍓High-speed Blender

Blend all three ingredients together and voila… Yummy Yummy Strawberry Sauce!

wpid-screenshot_2015-02-27-10-17-39-1.pngCoconut Yogurt Recipe:

🌱11 ounces of Homemade Coconut Milk or 2 cans full-fat Organic Coconut Milk.

🌱2 Vegan Probiotic Capsules.

Instructions:

🌱Blend coconut milk with contents of Vegan Probiotic capsules.

🌱Transfer to a 1 quart glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

🌱Store somewhere warm, like an oven or a window sill.

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🌱After 24-48 hours, it should smell like yogurt. It may be runny, more like kefir than yogurt. If you prefer, leave it out longer.

🌱After 48-72 hours, it should be thick and have a more tangy flavor.
*Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

🌱Use an oven light to help create more warmth.

🍓If you want a sweeter yogurt, swirl in this Awesome Strawberry Sauce and Bammm! You are in Yummy Food Heaven!

🍓Please remember to use Vegan Probiotics, also remember some thicken better than others. Please experiment.

🍓The homemade coconut milk doesn’t work as well as Canned Coconut milk, but it is healthier and BPA Free.

The more you make this, the better you will get at it! Best of all, you and the kids will get your healthy Probiotics without having to eat all those additives and preservatives from store bought yogurt.

Have fun making this Yummy Yummy treat! Xoxo

🌞 ~ Dr. Dee

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

 

 

 

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Thank you to Blissful Eating for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Blissful Eating’s blog speaks right to my heart! Her passion for Healthy food & world travel is so easy for me to relate with and fun to visit! I love your posts… Thanks for the Healthy Inspiration! 🌱🌞🌱

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I feel honored that another foodie and health conscious blogger finds inspiration in my posts! If one mommy and/or baby’s life is helped by these posts… It is all the inspiration I need 💜

Here are 7 Random Facts About me… Yummy Yummy Baby’s Blogger!  

1. I started my blog to help other mommies who have kids with restricted diets, intolerances, are sick or disabled and need inspiration for Yummy Vegan Recipes & Remedies! 🌱👶🌱

2. My Inspiration are my 2 children, one who survived leukemia and the other who battled severe gut dysbiosis. 😇😇

3. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist with an expertise in Children & Eating Disorders- My Passion is Children’s Holistic Nutrition! 🌱 🍎🌱

4.  My favorite thing to do is have my immediate family, neices, nephews, brothers & sisters…😋 all in one room eating & laughing together (of course while teasing each other).  👪👫👧👦

5.  My husband & I have traveled quite a bit, but our favorite place is Cozumel… It is magical for us! 💑💋

6. I became a Vegan while working at a Vegan restaurant that helped put me through College at UCLA. 🐻I learned I’m lactose intolerant & accidentally cured my long time stomach pain!✏📚

7.  I love animals 💜 I almost became a therapist for animals instead of humans and sometimes wonder what would have been. 🐶🐱🐣🐒🐨🐼🐯

I would like to thank 15 Bloggers who make this world a better place! Your inspiration is changing lives! 🌏

Yummy Yummy Baby Nominations:

  1. A Holistic Journey: She makes me laugh and intrigues me everytime!
  2. Raising my Rainbow : She is helping raise awareness and is an inspiring mom.
  3. Girl Eats Greens: I Love her food and  love her pics!
  4. Miss Delicious nutritious: I love her multicultural approach to blogging. She has a sweet soul and is beautiful inside and out!
  5. Tropics of Meta: An intelligent, well written, informative sociopolitical blogger!
  6. The Accidental Mathmetician: A powerful blogger that is so very interesting!
  7. Queer Girl Blogs: A courageous blog you will love!
  8. Dances with Fat: Raising awareness about body image and public perceptions about weight.
  9. Tenure, she wrote: Raising awareness about womens issues & challenges.
  10. Such Small Hands: Such a vulnerable blogger and her writing is exquisite.
  11. Fly Softly My Love: She writes about her true stories that come from her soul.
  12. Jenna Bednarsky: A writer after God’s own heart.
  13. Courtney Hammond: An interesting Feminist Literary Magazine.
  14. Punk Mum: Punk Mum is all about taking ownership of motherhood, rather than passively letting it define you and strip you of all the things you once liked about being alive.
  15. A Girl in a Hat: a blog that keeps you coming back for more!

My family and I thank you for this inspiring nomination… 💜 😊 💜.

Please read below for Rules of Participation if you would like to accept your Inspirational Nomination! Stay Healthy & Happy Dr. Dee ~

Rules for Participants:

  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs.
  • Comment on a post to let them know that they are nominated.
  • Proudly display the award logo on your blog.
  • Follow or subscribe to the blogger who nominated you.

How does your food stack up? 8 Natural Remedies for Flatulence!

There is a form of perfection within each of us… But smelly flatulence is not one of them!

Yes, passing gas is totally organic and normal, but if your gas is often foul smelling, it is important to investigate the cause of it!

It may seem like males pass gas more often than females, but really they are just typically more overt about it… Both the typical male and female pass gas about 15 times a day.

Stack of Fruit Blocks

Stack of Fruit Blocks

In our house, we stack wooden blocks AND fresh fruits & vegetables… We have learned which Fresh Foods stack up well in our particular body, so we never have flatulence! Lol… Not really, hahaha… but truly, this is a subject that needs to be discussed.

Having a toddler in the house, we often stack blocks and food… He has learned that in stacking his blocks, the blocks don’t have to look perfect, but they do have to be strong and balanced!  Life and our stomach health are like these blocks, everything runs more smoothly when our food and life are balanced every step of the way.

Like these wooden blocks, balance really is key for so many aspects of our lives, especially our Health, Food and Exercise.

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One Group professes Raw is the best, another feels Vegan is the best, and another feels gluten free is the best and so on and so forth… Each of these may definitely be the best for some people, but as a nutritionist, I have learned that each of us has our own Unique needs and that it is important to really study and investigate what food works best for our own genetic code!

Important questions to consider:

  • Have you ever kept a food diary and recorded how your body & mind react after eating meat, dairy, gluten, etc?
  • Does your family have unknown food allergies resulting in Eczema, Psoriasis, Snoring, Itchy Skin?
  • Are you sensitive to foods high in Sulfur, like Broccoli, Asparagus, Meat, Cauliflower, Kale and Brussels Sprouts?
  • Are you sensitive to certain fruits that cause a lot of mucous in your poop or leave it floating in the water?

If you are experiencing regular nasal congestion, mucousy poop, snoring, itching, yellow eyes, diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, any of these may be Food Allergy Related and/or related to a leaky gut or some sort of Stomach Dysbiosis that needs to be addressed!

Tops Signs of Stomach Dysbiosis:

  1. Stinky Gas, Belching or Bloating
  2. Constipation or Diarrhea
  3. Indigestion, Heartburn, GERD
  4. Undigested Food you can see in your poop
  5. Fatigue after a good nights rest

If you consume a diet regimen abundant in foods that you do not realize you are allergic to or have a sensitivity to, such as meat, dairy, beans, eggs, gluten, high fructose, your gas will certainly have a stronger odor, but if the odor is excessive and you have other symptoms along with the odor, it may be time to consult a Functional Medicine Doctor/Holistic Nutritionist/Naturopath to review your symptoms and get a proper assessment.

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8 Natural Remedies for Flatulence:

  1. Fennel: Chewing 1/2 spoonful of fennel seeds after meals can help prevent bad gas.
  2. Ginger stimulates digestion and causes the stool to pass smoothly and quickly, which relieves gas.
  3. Caraway seeds can reduce acid indigestion, bloating and gas. Add a tsp of caraway seeds to a cup of steaming water and steep for 10 minutes. You can also eat the seeds or add them to your meal.
  4. Peppermint contains menthol which may help reduce gas and bloating. * Caution if you have acid reflux it may sting.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar can offer instantant relief from acid indigestion and gas by sipping a Tbsp in a glass of warm water or take an ACV tablet as an alternative.
  6. Cardamom helps digest food and reduce gas. Cardamom can be added to tea, boiled water or simply chewed.
  7. Cinnamon can offer instant gas relief by warming up a cup of non-dairy milk & 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon.
  8. Papaya: The Proteolytic enzymes in papaya have the ability to break down protein which makes it easy for the stomach to digest food.

All of these remedies above, can definitely help you minimize your flatulence and odor, however, it is important that you understand how to permanently heal ongoing foul flatulence and understand why you are having it.

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Possible Issues to Consider:

  • Low Digestive Enzymes – Gluten Free/Vegan Enzymes help digest food.
  • Non-dairy Probiotics & Prebiotics to help heal your gut lining.
  • Stomach Bacteria like H-Pylori or Candida needs to be detoxed.
  • Mineral, Vitamin & Amino Acid levels tested for deficiencies.
  • Heavy Metal testing due to Food, Dental Work, Environmental Toxins
  • DNA testing for Polymorphisms & Microdeletions
  • A total Elimination Diet for everything you consume.

Although your essence is perfect, the type of food you are eating or not eating may leave you feeling and smelling imperfect!  You only get one shot at this life, invest the time and dedicate yourself to clean health and Yummy Yummy Food for you and your Baby!

Lemon-Ginger Nectar Tea, a recipe that will soothe your tummy and keep you warm & cozy!

Lemon-Ginger Tea

Lemon-Ginger Tea

Lemon-Ginger-Nectar Tea:
2-3 Lemons (small/medium)
1-2 Ginger Nuggets (approx 4 inches long)
1/2 Tablespoon of Cloves
3 Cinnamon Sticks
Coconut Nectar (to taste)

Instructions for Tea:

First thoroughly wash your Lemons & Ginger.
Thinly slice both lemons and place in pot.
Thinly slice your Ginger about 1/8 inch, place in pot.
Next add the Cloves to the Pot.
Add 3 Sticks of Cinnamon
Add 8 cups of Spring or Alkaline Water to your pot.
Simmer on low/medium heat for 30 mins.
If you see a nice yellow tint, your Yummy Tea is ready!
Use a ladle and pour some into your cup.
Add about 1 tsp of Coconut Nectar to your cup, get comfy & cozy… enjoy!

Mint Tea

Peppermint Soothing Tea

1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers

1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves

1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly smashed

1/2 teaspoon dried cut ginger

6-8 ounces of hot water

Coconut Nectar to taste (optional)

Combine the chamomile, fennel, ginger and peppermint in a tea pot or cup. Pour very hot water over mixture and steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain the tea and sweeten with Coconut Nectar if desired.

Both of these teas are Yummy Yummy Baby… Enjoy!  ~ Dr. Dee