The most awesome morning detox, quick limeade

The most awesome morning detox, quick limeade

When you're use to eating healthy, healthy food tastes great because frankly you can taste more of the subtle flavor of foods because of the detoxification of your body. When you're just getting started, transitioning into some healthy solutions may not be as appealing as, for example, an Oreo. This is why I test all the recipes on our site for maximize likability. Below is the latest creation to making a detox drink that would satisfy a teenager. It tastes like limeade and has be given the thumbs up.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course 10 Day Body Reboot - The Core 4, Drinks/Smoothies, Smoothies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 261 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Flax Oil
  • 2 tbsp Local Raw Honey
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT honey, into the blender. Blend until smooth
  • Leave blender running, and add honey through the small opening in the top of the blender cap. Blend until combined
  • Poor and drink cold.

Nutrition

Sodium: 14mgSugar: 33gFiber: 0.1gPotassium: 57mgCalories: 261kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 15gProtein: 0.1gCarbohydrates: 36g
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Clean Cabbage Slaw

Clean Cabbage Slaw

Our Clean Cabbage Slaw, is as versatile as it is healthy. We have a very eclectic family. While we love Paleo, we all have a slightly different versions based on our food choices. We have carnivores, a pescatarian and a vegan. This works for everyone! You can eat it on it’s own or add, shrimp, chicken, avocado or whatever takes your fancy. We’ve also taken it on some of our picnics. Originally based on our Lime and Walnut Cabbage Slaw, we just made a few modifications based on what was in the house. Swapped the walnuts for pecans and the lime for lemon, added carrot and red onions.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salads
Servings 8 portions
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb White Cabbage Shredded
  • 5 oz Carrot Shredded
  • 4.5 oz Red Onion Shredded
  • 6 tbsp Almond oil
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice Freshly Squeezed
  • 1 cup Pecan halves, Raw Broken up
  • 1 fruit Lemon Zest
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Cilantro Finely chopped, Optional
  • Salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Red Cabbage Shredded

Instructions
 

  • Shred the cabbage, carrot and onion in the food processor (or slice finely)
  • Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well
  • Serve

Notes

On top of the wonderful fresh flavor and the versatility of this salad, the health benefits are tremendous, check out Margie’s post “Clean Cabbage Slaw: The breakdown“, all about this specific nutritious slaw.

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Macro Nutrient Breakdown

Nutrition

Sodium: 33mgSugar: 6gFiber: 5gPotassium: 371mgCalories: 244kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 22gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 12g
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Lime and Walnut Cabbage Slaw

Lime and Walnut Cabbage Slaw

This Lime and Walnut Cabbage Slaw is just perfect as a side for many meals, a salad on its own, or as the “crunch” side in a main meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Servings 8 portions
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs White Cabbage shredded
  • 6 tbsp Almond oil
  • 6 tbsp Lime Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • 1 cup Walnut pieces, Raw Broken up
  • 0.25 cup Fresh Cilantro Finely chopped, Optional
  • Salt & ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Shred the cabbage (and Jalapeno if having it) in the food processor (or slice finely)
  • Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well
  • Serve

Notes

Add or remove the following optional ingredients for a color boost, and get creative, its a great base to start from.
Oils – You can use a good extra virgin oil, but that tends to add a little too much flavor from the oil for my tastes, don’t use coconut, as it solidifies on the cabbage.
Optional :
  • Jalapeno
  • Shredded Red Cabbage (split it 50:50 with the white cabbage)
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Shredded Red Onion
  • Halved Cherry Tomatoes…

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Nutrition

Sodium: 20mgSugar: 4gFiber: 4gPotassium: 296mgCalories: 201kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 19gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 9g
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Almond Power Bars

Almond Power Bars

The idea behind this particular recipe, is to make a quick easy breakfast almond power bars, which can be eaten at home, or on the hoof.There’s no cooking and the food processor makes it very quick and easy. It actually only took us just over 5 minutes, so add a little time to get the ingredients out of your cupboards, and with a very small amount of practice, you too can make these bars in just under 10 minutes…Let us know what you think, if you’ve made them, what variations you have made etc, it's always great to learn from what other people do.We originally started using this recipe just over 12 months ago, originally we found it in a book offered by the Maximized Living Nutrition ProgramWe have modified it by changing out the stevia/truvia sweeteners and replaced with natural honey or date paste. Also the quantities we have used, work much easier in our blender 🙂 if you have a bigger blender feel free to double up and make 20 bars at a time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Desserts & Sweet Treats
Servings 10 bars
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Almonds Whole, Raw
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter, Raw
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/4 cup Shredded coconut, Unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup Protein Powder we use Organic Hemp Protein Supplement, Vanilla, 16 Ounce
  • 1/2 tbsp Pure vanilla extract not required if you use the vanilla flavored protein powder mentioned above., pref with no added sugar
  • 1 tbsp Date Paste <- click for a link to our homemade recipe (or use local raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt

Optional - not included in the calorie count

Instructions
 

  • Blend the almonds in a food processor, for around 5-10 seconds (its nice to have some almond pieces to crunch when you bite into the bars)
  • Add in the shredded coconut, flax-seed meal, almond butter, date paste, protein powder and salt and pulse for another 5-10 seconds.
  • Now melt the coconut oil on a very low heat, just until liquid and stir in the vanilla extract if required
  • Add coconut oil mixture (and nows the time to add the chocolate chips if you are having them) to the food processor, and blend until the oil has been integrated well with the rest of the ingredients
  • Line two 8×8 square glass storage containers or baking dishes with parchment paper, and divide the mixture between them.
  • Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the containers.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting. We usually get 10 bars/ container

Notes

Another option/variation for these bars is : once the mixture has cooled in the refrigerator, Melt some chocolate, and spread evenly over the top of the bars, return the containers to the refrigerator and allow to chill again before cutting.
This does introduce more sugar to the recipe, but does make a nice treat.
**Store in their container in the refrigerator, if travelling with them, they will need to be in a cool bag with a freezer pack**
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Macro Nutrient Breakdown

Almond Power Bars

Nutrition

Sodium: 52mgSugar: 3gFiber: 4gPotassium: 130mgCalories: 215kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 19gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 9g
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Coconut Lime Bars – Key Lime Heaven

Coconut Lime Bars – Key Lime Heaven

Even though the recipe doesn’t include key limes, these Coconut Lime Bars are my answer to Key Lime Pie which is my favorite desert…next to anything with chocolate. These are simply yummazing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Servings 16 bars
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Almonds Whole, Raw
  • 1/4 cup Cashews, Raw
  • 9 Medjool Dates pitted
  • 2 fruit Limes Juice & Zest
  • 1/3 cup Shredded coconut, Unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt

Instructions
 

  • Remove the Pits from the dates
  • Squeeze the juice of 2 limes and set aside
  • Line a Pyrex container with parchment paper ( I use a 3 cup Pyrex dish)
  • Add all ingredients + zest of 2 limes (reserve a 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut to top the bars)
  • Pulse until the mixture comes together. The ingredients should be slightly sticky and holding together when you squash it.
  • Spoon mixture out evenly into the Pyrex dish. Press down with spoon.
  • Poor the remaining shredded coconut across the top and press down so it sticks to the bars.
  • Cut to your desired size and eat immediately or they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week..although they’ve never lasted that long in this house.

Notes

You can use key limes in the recipe. Feel free to add additional ingredients and get creative. I’ve drizzled them with chocolate and even placed the mixture on top of a chocolate base to change it up. Yes, I do love my chocolate ?

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Nutrition

Sodium: 34mgSugar: 9gFiber: 2gPotassium: 112mgCalories: 101kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 5gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 13g
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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Another great staple to have in your cupboard for refrigerator, this vinaigrette is very easy to make and gives a great flavor to your salad. We’ve also use it in some of our recipes on our site, for example our avocado and cucumber salad (with shrimp) and also sometimes as a marinade for chicken or fish on the grill.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiments & Sauces
Servings 16 tbsp
Calories 67 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Almond oil
  • 2 tbsp Wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp Local Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh herb blend of your choice at the moment we love Herbs de Provence

Instructions
 

  • Place all the vinaigrette ingredients in a dressing bottle
  • Shake
  • DONE 🙂

Notes

You can make many variations to this basic dressing mix, different oils/vinegars, and seasonings/herbs are just fun to experiment with, we even made one with fresh raspberries, was very different, pink and wonderfully tasty.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 8mgSugar: 1gPotassium: 3mgCalories: 67kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 7gCarbohydrates: 1g
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Date Paste

Date Paste

This is a great simple raw recipe for date paste, we use it as a sugar substitute in several of the food items we create. You can make it in bulk or as needed for a specific recipe. I typically use as a one to one replacement for refined sugar in recipes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Condiments & Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 20 tbsp
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 dates Medjool Dates
  • 2 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dates in warm water for 30 min to an hour. You’ll just need enough water to cover the dates.
  • Remove dates from water and remove the pits.
  • Place dates and the 2 tbsp of water in a food processor and puree. (I like to use the water from soaking)

Notes

You can store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you’d like to make it as needed you can use the ratio of 3 dates to every 1/2 tsp of water. Always soak your dates before using. Depending on the amount of time the dates were soaking, you may need to add little more water. It should be a thick creamy texture. ENJOY!

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Nutrition

Sodium: 5mgSugar: 15gFiber: 2gPotassium: 100mgCalories: 70kcalProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 18g
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The most awesome guilt free chocolate mousse

The most awesome guilt free chocolate mousse

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course 10 Day Body Reboot - The Core 4, Desserts & Sweet Treats, Snacks
Servings 4 servings
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium Avocado Fresh Plain Avocado (approx 10-12 oz in total)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder Unsweetened
  • 4 tbsp Coconut Nectar
  • 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oz Almonds Sliced, Raw to decorate

Instructions
 

  • Halve the avocados, and remove the stones. Scoop out the flesh and roughly chop
  • In your food processor with the standard S-blade attachment, add the avocado and blend until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until combined and creamy smooth
  • Place into serving bowl/s and refrigerate for 1 hour (although you can eat it immediately if you don't want to wait)
  • When serving, sprinkle the top with the sliced almonds (or if you like shaved chocolate) for decoration

Notes

Roll this out at a dinner party with friends, and watch in marvel as they lap up this healthy dessert. Alternatively, curl up in your favorite chair, relax and indulge your inner child with a little treat, whilst looking out for your health and waistline 🙂

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

the most awesome guilt free chocolate mousse

Nutrition

Sodium: 32mgSugar: 14gFiber: 10gPotassium: 343mgCalories: 299kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 22gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 27g
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