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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8 Reasons to do a Juice Cleanse! 5 Kid-friendly Detox Recipes!

🌱Hello and welcome back amigos! Many people have requested Juice Cleansing Recipes that taste good and are Kid-Friendly. The following recipes are Yummy, Vegan and Easy to make!

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What is Detox?

Detoxification basically means to cleanse the blood by removing impurities from the blood in your liver. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, colon, gall bladder, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.

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A Beet-a-ful Day! 🌱🍋🍏🌱 (12 years old +)

  • 1 Medium Beet Cut into Cubes
  • 1 Medium Green Apple
  • 1 Medium Lemon (peel or unpeeled)
  • 1 Large Handful of Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Cup of Chilled Coconut Water
  • 1 Inch peeled Ginger
  • It is critical that you use all Organic Ingredients
  • Place all ingredients in your high-speed blender for about 45-60 seconds!
  • Beets are high in Iron, so please only use Beet cleanses 1-2 times per week.

Why is Detoxification important?

Toxic chemicals in our drinks, in our food, in our vitamins, vaccinations, medications, the smoggy air we breathe, in the lotions, pesticides and beauty products, all result in a major over-load on our organs.

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By cleansing our blood, we can improve the functioning of our metabolism, digestive enzymes, our main organs, especially our liver, kidneys, pancreas and gall bladder.

Ginger Snap Detox: (8 years old +)

  • ½ Cup of Coconut Water
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 Small Lemon peeled
  • 1 Medium Cucumber
  • 1 Handful of Cilantro
  • 3 Stalks of Celery
  • Blend together in a high-speed blender, enjoy!
  • 12 + yrs. old, you may use as a meal replacement 1-2 times a day.
  • DO NOT DO MORE THAN 3 DAYS WITH OUT CONSULTING A NUTRITIONIST!
  • *Optional (1 Green Apple or 2 Kiwi)

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*Kid-Friendly Ginger-Snap (2 years old +)

  • ½ Cup of Ice
  • 2 Medium Kiwi
  • ¼ inch of Ginger
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • ½ of Peeled Lemon
  • 1 Small Green Apple
  • 1 Medium Cucumber
  • 1 Cup of Chilled Coconut Water
  • Blend together in a high-speed blender.
  • Do not use as a meal replacement if younger than 12 years old,
  • Divide the juice in 2 or 3 portions and use this in place of their morning drink.
  • It is best to drink 30 minutes before your child eats their breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • It is Critical that you are certain your child has No Allergies to ANY Ingredients.

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8 Reasons to Consider a Juice Cleanse:

1) Unpleasant Noises:

  • Is your stomach OR your child’s tummy making strange sounds?
  • Are you or your child retaining fluid, have congested sinuses?
  • Are you or your child often full of gas, bloated, distended?
  • Are you or your child getting constant unhealthy cravings?
  • Consider doing and Elimination Diet and a Juice Cleanse!

2) Color:

  • The color of the tongue should be a pretty pinkish color.
  • Is your tongue or your child’s tongue White or yellow-coated?
  • Do you or your child have bad breath even after brushing teeth?

3) Major Red Flags:

  • Are you diagnosed with some type of a disease, like an auto-immune disease?
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, Reflux, Celiac?
  • Do you have Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Itchy skin, Psoriasis, Mood swings?
  • Have you had issues with your gallbladder or had it removed?
  • Are you having trouble with Fertility, PMS, Hormones?

4) Sluggish Body:

  • Do you or your child have Early Morning Insomnia?
  • Do you or child feel fatigued, even after sleeping a long time?
  • Is your body or your child’s body really sluggish about losing excess weight?
  • Do you or your child sometimes feel you get overheated and sweaty really easily?

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The Incredible Hulk: (12 years old +)

  • ½ Cup of Ice
  • ¼ Cup of Kale
  • ¼ Cup of Spinach
  • 2 ½ Stalks of Celery
  • 1 Small Lemon Peeled
  • 1 Organic Chlorella Tablet
  • 1 ½ Cups of Coconut Water
  • Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and enjoy!

5) Chemical sensitivity:

  • Is your body sensitive to drinking alcohol?
  • Are you easily affected by medicine and/or vitamins?
  • Do fragrances and/or chemicals give you a headache, nausea, anxiety?

6) Do you or your child have a lot of allergies?

  • Nasal allergies
  • Skin allergies
  • Food allergies

7) Have you or your child been recently vaccinated?

  • Most vaccines are live viruses that contain a lot of toxic additives and preservatives!
  • Many Vaccines contain Aluminum & Genetically Modified DNA from aborted Fetus & Chickens.
  • It is very hard for our bodies to remove Toxins from our kidneys and liver without a Cleanse.

8) Have you or your child been diagnosed with Cancer?

  • Have any of you been taking chemotherapy?
  • Have any of you been given Radiation treatment?
  • Are you taking Pharmaceutical Drugs, Antibiotics?

Fresh Detox Juices

Cool Cucumber-Carrot Detox (8 years +)

  • ½ Medium Beet
  • 1 Large Cucumber
  • 3-4 Medium Carrots
  • 1 inch of Fresh Ginger
  • ½ Medium peeled Lemon
  • 1 Cooled Cup of Dandelion Tea
  • Blend all together in a high-speed blender such as Nutribullet.
  • Beets are high in Iron so restrict for 1-2 times a week max.

According to Harvard-educated physician, Sara Gottfried, M.D., if you have 4 or more of these signs, you most likely have a Congested Liver that needs Cleansing and Detoxification.

It is best to have a mentor help support you and your child with your cleanse. Please strongly consider seeing a Functional Medicine MD, Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist or someone who is considered a true expert in Juice Cleansing and Nutrition.

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MORE TIPS FOR A COMPLETE CLEANSE:

  1. Do stretching or yoga or prayer and/or mind relaxation when doing a Juice Cleanse!
  2. Relaxation will make sure you are Detoxing your toxic emotions while Cleansing!
  3. It is important that you sweat while you are doing a Juice Cleanse Program!
  4. Your sweat will help the toxins excrete through your skins and pores.
  5. Walking, Jogging, Weight Training, Swimming, Hot Yoga, Piyo, etc…
  6. Consult a nutritionist or health professional to cleanse for more than 3 days.

It’s time to go shopping for some fruits & veggies and let go of all those yucky toxins!

🌱🍋🍉🍏🌱 Sending you Love & Light ~ Dr. Dee (Healthy.Desy)


Playful Persimmon Cups! Yummy Vegan Treat You & Baby Can Eat!

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Persimmons, Bananas & Dates… Oh my! A Yummy Raw Vegan Treat You & Baby Can Eat ~ Even on The Fly!

It was pouring cats and dogs outside and we were stuck in our time share room…Yes, we are “those” people that love and enjoy our time share ! 🌴:) 🐳🌴

We were on a vacation to celebrate our toddler’s birthday, and of course, what would a birthday be with out a sweet celebratory dessert?!? I planned on waking up early, walking to the market and whipping up his favorite YummyYummyBaby treat, but the lightning, thunder and rain were being relentless…

Uh oh, my family would be up in a couple of hours, what was I going to do?!!? Luckily, we always travel with fruit & veggies… We are bound to have something in our fridge that would result in a Yummy treat.. something… Hmmm??? We have Persimmons, Dates, Bananas, Coconut Water, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Mangos, Kiwis, various greens, glass cups, bowls and a blender…

Persimmon on counter Yes! Yes! Yes! I figured it out… Persimmons, Bananas and Dates!

The week before last, I observed two people cyber-fighting about who owned a delicious persimmon pie recipe, but I have a strong hunch it may be one of those simple recipes many people have recreated a version of… It was the perfect inspiration!

Here is my result of desperately needing a YummyYummyBaby Birthday treat on a Super Stormy December Day!

Yummy Persimmon Cups! 

Organic Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of Very Ripe Persimmon per Cup
  • 1 1/2 Medjool Dates per Cup
  • 1/3 Ripe Banana per Cup
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Water
  • Optional ~ 1 tsp each: Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  • Decide quantity of cups, buy Fruits accordingly.
  • Dessert cups
Persimmon pie bowl

Alternate Version

Easy Instructions:

Date Layer (Bottom)

  • Open all the dates and remove the pits.
  • Mash Dates in the bottom of each Cup. (use 1-2)

Banana Layer (Middle)

  • In a separate bowl, mash all the bananas.
  • Spread a big scoop of bananas over the dates.

Persimmon Layer (Top)

  • Peel the Persimmons and place in bowl.
  • Mash/Blend persimmons, Coconut Water & Spices.
  • Spread Persimmons over the bananas.
Playful Persimmon Cups

Playful Persimmon Cups

Option 1: (Chunky~Mashed Persimmon Cups)

  • Peel the Persimmons. (eat or discard peels)
  • Mix in the spices and stir really well.
  • Mash the very ripe Persimmons with a fork, it will be Chunky & Delicious!!
  • Place a healthy scoop of Persimmon over the Banana Layer!

Option 2: (Fluffy, Blended, Aerated Persimmons)

  • Peel the Persimmons.
  • Add Persimmons, Spices, Coconut water to High Speed Blender.
  • Blend Persimmons about 20 seconds (nutribullet/high speed blender).
  • Persimmons will become very fluffy and aerated!
*Yummy, Healthy, Easy for babies & toddlers to eat 
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Fluffy Aerated Persimmon Cups

*Option 3: (Fruit on top of Persimmon)

  • Add tiny slices of fruit on top of persimmon layer.
  • Add chunks of fruit on top of persimmon layer.

All versions are delicious, it all depends what texture suits your family needs!

While stuck in our time share room, there were so many obstacles in my creative way… I didn’t have any spices, but it was still very YummyYummyBaby!  After coming home, the rain was gone and I could see and think clearly while creating this blog version… hahaha! I added the Organic Spices and it knocked it up a couple of holiday notches!

Play with the recipe and have fun!  Persimmons are full of Vitamin C, Antioxidants and Fiber! These Persimmon Cups are such a Healthy and Yummy treat your entire family can eat! Yay!!! persimmon cup 4-2


Vegan Zoodles, Pesto & Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Have you had one of those days when you just throw something together and it turns out so Yummy & Deelicious?!?

Well this Raw Zoodle Dish is definitely a crowd and tummy pleaser!

Easy + Yummy + Guilt free = Winner!

First buy some sort of Noodle maker…  They are all only about $20 dollars. I suggest the Spiralizer over other brands (research & personal experience)…

Either that, or use a ceramic peeler to create shavings. The texture is much better with the spiralizer… but anything works!

Homemade Zoodle Pesto:

1 bunch of Basil or Cilantro;
1/3 cup of pine nuts;
2/3 cup of Raw Coconut Oil;
5 cloves of Garlic;
Sea Salt to taste;
Pepper to taste;

Place all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender until you have the  consistency you desire!

Toss & drizzle Pesto on top of Zoodles, thrown on some Sun dried Tomatoes and Voila!

You are going to be licking your plate!!! It’s so Yummy Yummy Baby! 😋😋😋.

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Stay Healthy & Happy ~ Dr. Dee

Dr. Dee


What is Detoxing & Why is it important? Nice-Cream Detox Margarita!

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Do you think it is important to change the oil in your car’s engine?

Detoxing our body on a regular basis is as critical as changing the oil in our car regularly!  Strive to be a finely tuned machine that is cleaned, lubed and given great fuel!

What is Detox?

According to Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus, Detox is a process or period of time in which one stops taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, and other substances into the body for a period of time, in order to improve health. Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood by removing impurities from the blood in the liver. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, colon, gall bladder, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and skin.

Why is Detoxification important?

A typical car needs to have the oil changed about every 3000 miles. The accumulation of miles on an engine results in more unburned fuel to be dumped into the crankcase, which causes the oil to degrade. Over time, this can bring about rapid and undue engine wear and all the problems that come with it, such as loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption.

Blood Detox is very important because our body is constantly being bombarded with toxins from every aspect of our lives.  Un-natural chemicals in your drinks, in your food, in your vitamins, medication, the air you breathe, in the lotions, pesticides, and beauty products, all result in a blow by blow degradation that cause undue wear and tear and major over-load on your organs.  Mucked up and dirty blood causes a loss of body performance and poor food fuel efficiency.

Changing your oil is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make sure that your engine and car stays in good shape. This is such simple maintenance, but people often let it go for thousands and thousands more miles than is safe.

This is also true for clearing out the dirty blood and toxins in our body.  Cleansing our blood is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make sure that our system stays in good efficient shape. By detoxing your blood, you can improve the functioning of all your main organs, especially your liver, your kidneys, your pancreas and gall bladder.

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5 Signs Your Body Needs a Detox:

1) Unpleasant Noises:  Are you constantly full of gas, bloated, retaining fluid, have congested sinuses? Is your stomach constantly making weird knocking and pinging sounds? Do you get constant cravings? It’s time to examine the fuel you are putting in your body and consider a Detox!

2) Color: The color of your tongue should be a pretty pinkish color. If your tongue is White or yellow-coated, and/or you have bad breath, then consider a Detox!

3) Red Flags: Trouble with fertility? Have you had issues with your gallbladder or had it removed? Are you diagnosed with an auto-immune disease like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus,Celiac? Do you have Acne, Rosacea, Itchy skin, mood swings?

4) Sluggish Body:  Do you have early morning Insomnia? Are you always feeling fatigued, even after sleeping a long time? Is your body really sluggish about losing weight even though you exercise and diet regularly?  Do you get overheated and sweaty really easily?

5) Chemical sensitivity: Is your body sensitive when drinking alcohol? Are you easily affected during and after having alcohol, medicine, vitamins? Does the smell of fragrances and chemicals leave you feeling really sick and/or anxious?

According to Harvard-educated physician, Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2013), there are many signs that tell us that it is time to Detoxify our body.  She goes on to say that if you have 4 or more of these signs listed within the examples, you may have a Congested Liver that needs Detoxing.

There are so many types of Detoxing programs out there for you to choose from. It is imperative that you do your research and figure out what works for you! It is best to have a mentor help support you with your detox. Consider seeing a Functional Medicine MD, Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist or someone who is considered a true expert in Detox and Nutrition.

It is important to clearly understand there is not a one size fits all! Some people use Juicing, Eating Cruciferous vegetables, Extracts, Teas or Herbs… Research!

It is important that you go very very slowly at first so that you can learn what is best for your genetics and sensitivities. For example, if you are sensitive to sulfur, sulfites, sulfates… then high levels of cruciferous vegetables are something to be very careful with. Cruciferous vegetables are high in sulfur and may lead to greater pain and inflammation. What are your genetic food sensitivities?

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According to Mark Hyman, M.D., regardless of the Detox program you choose, do the following while Detoxing:

  1. – Drink at least 6 -8 glasses of filtered water daily
  2. – Are you having regular bowel movements? (Consider Magnesium?)
  3. – Allow more time for sleep while Detoxing. (Consider Magnesium)
  4. – Exercise Daily! (Min of 30 minutes)
  5. – Help an upset stomach with Ginger or Peppermint Tea. (4 cups a day)

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I can tell you that juice cleanses are an absolutely wonderful way to thoroughly cleanse your entire body. Juicing helps you skip chewing and breaking down food, so your digestive system is given a big break and time to repair and heal. Juicing your food will fill your body with live enzymes and an abundance of antioxidants that help not only neutralize free radicals but also strengthen and support your immune system, lower blood pressure, and improve your sleep and memory. An added bonus is these antioxidants have anti-aging properties!  Juice cleansing is an excellent way to inundate your system with antioxidants and enzymes.  We use the Nutribullet daily!

Again, start very slowly and please remember to consult a trained health care professional before you begin!

Here are a couple of Yummy Yummy recipe ideas to discuss with your Detox mentor:

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Nice-Cream Cilantro-Lime Detox Margarita:

2-3 Frozen Bananas, 1/4 Cup Cilantro, 2 Tablespoons of Mint, 2 Cups Cold Dairy Free Milk

Detox Margarita Instructions:

Chop Bananas in chunks, Mix all ingredients in a Food Processor or High Speed Blender, Enjoy!

Green Machine Smoothie

1 handful each of Spinach, Mint, Parsley; Juice of half one Lemon; 1/2 a Cucumber, peeled; 1 large Celery stick; 1 inch piece of Fresh Ginger, peeled

Green Machine Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together in a juicer or blender until smooth. Serve over ice & enjoy!

Ask your Detox mentor how often you should detox, which depends on how toxic you are and what you are trying to achieve.

Remember to keep your car’s oil clean and your body’s blood clean and Oh the places you will go!

Stay Healthy & Happy ~ Dr. Dee