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Kim’s Mediterranean Chicken

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Guest Recipe Curator: Kim Philpot

For today’s recipe blog, the Heal Yourself Beautiful community welcomes Guest Chef Kim Philpot. Kim has written a little bio about herself so you can get to know her.

“This is Kim Philpot from Louisville Ky. I have been following Dr. Josh Axe for 6 years, but just started on his nutritional products last year. I do not have a medical background, but have been heavy into exercise and nutrition. I believe in eating, “real food” and a variety of food groups. I try to only purchase grass fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught fish. I use gluten free pasta when possible, but have tolerated gluten in the past. I believe strongly in starting my day with a smoothie of soy milk, organic berries and banana mixed with the greens and collagen powder created by Dr. Axe. I also add a heaping spoonful of organic flax seeds. I feel this gives me a healthy start to my day.  Essential oils have become a part of my everyday life and have helped in many ways. I believe everyone needs four days a week of cardio and three days a week lifting weights. I still have changes I need to make and I will continue with my desire to stay healthy.”

Thank you, Kim, for your contribution to healthy eating!

 

Kim’s Mediterranean Chicken

 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

 Ingredients:

  • 1lb. Organic Chicken Breast
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Whole Organic Red, Green and Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 can or frozen Organic Artichokes
  • ¾ cup Organic Kalamata Olives
  • 1 cup chopped Mushrooms (any variety)
  • ½ cup Gluten-Free Pasta of choice (cooked)
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Peppercorns (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp fresh Organic Oregano
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped

Dressing:

  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Vinegar of choice
  • 2 Tbsp Wild Tree Italian Dressing Spice or Italian Dressing Mix of choice

Instructions:

  1. Sauté chicken in coconut oil until browned.
  2. Add onions, peppers and garlic. Cook until tender.
  3. Add mushrooms, olives, artichokes and spices.
  4. Mix in cooked pasta and top with dressing.
  5. Mix well until heated throughout. Enjoy.
  6. For those without daily intolerances, you can top with organic cheese of choice.

HYB TOP 6 Refreshing Caffeine-Free and Sugar-Free Tea “Mock-tails”!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Are you looking for a delicious and refreshing way to HYDRATE, but are tired of just boring water? How about getting creative and trying a flavor combination of herbal tea and flavored stevia?

In this instructional video, I give you some quick tips on how to combine some amazing tea and stevia combinations that will have you hydrating all day long, and never getting bored! I have even provided some quick links for you to purchase the exact same products I use so you can get these hassle-free on Amazon.com.
Enjoy these tea choices below:

1. The Republic of Tea: Hibiscus Superflower Tea: Vanilla Apple

2. The Republic of Tea: Hibiscus Superflower Tea: Pineapple Lychee

3. The Republic of Tea: Hibiscus Superflower Tea: Natural Hibiscus

4. Tazo Herbal Tea: Passion

5. Tazo Herbal Tea: Calm Chamomile

6. Traditional Medicinals: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root

Sweeten your tea with the following sugar-free options:

1. Erythritol

2. SweetLeaf Stevia Packets

3. SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme

4. SweetLeaf English Toffee

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STOP Those Food Cravings!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Do you suffer from constant cravings? Are you a sweet or salty craver? Is your go-to chocolate or potato chips? Did you know that the types of food you crave could signal a nutritional deficiency you may have that can be fixed with supplying the appropriate nutrients your body may be lacking?

In this QUICK video, I will show YOU how to curb those cravings utilizing supplements your body may be needing. Many of these supplements are available in the Heal Yourself Beautiful online store. I have provided the product codes to the supplements mentioned in this blog, and be sure to sign up for the HYB Newsletter and receive valuable discount codes for these supplements:

1. L-Glutamine: Product Code #LGL250, LGL500

2. Chromium: Product Code #CHR090

3. Magnesium Glycinate: Product Code#MGC120

4. Himalayan Sea Salt

5. 5-HTP: Product Code #HTP090

6. B-Supreme: Product Code #BSP060, BSP120

7. L-Tyrosine: Product Code #TYR120


Basic Homemade Dairy-Free Almond/Nut Milk

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Basic Homemade Dairy-Free Almond/Nut Milk

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups Organic RAW Almonds (or cashews)

4-8 cups Filtered Water

Optional:

1 Tbsp Pure Organic Vanilla Extract

1-2 packets Stevia

Special Appliances:

High-Powered Blender (like Vitamix or equivalent)

Nut Bag or Cheesecloth (I prefer Nut Bags… much easier, less messy)

Instructions:

Soak 1 1/3 cups RAW almonds in a bowl or container with plenty of filtered water, at room temperature for 12-18 hours. Soaking will make the almonds softer and more digestible and rinse off any potential chemicals.

Drain the almonds in a colander and rinse with fresh water.

Place the almonds in a high-powered blender. Add 4 cups filtered water and blend until the nuts are pulverized.

Strain through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. If using cheesecloth, use a spoon to scrape the almond meal around and allow as much liquid to drain through.

Transfer to a glass jar or pitcher and refrigerate, covered for 4-5 days. You can use the remaining pulp in hot steel cut gluten-free oats cereal, fruit or other great vegan recipes. You can even dry the pulp in the oven and use it as almond meal, or freeze in a Ziploc bag for future use.

For a little sweetness, add 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract and 1-2 packets Stevia.

Modifications:

Almond Milk with Coconut Water: Soak almonds in regular water, but use 4 cups coconut water to blend with soaked almonds.

Almond Milk sweetened with Dates: Follow same directions above, but blend soaked almonds with water and 8 pitted dates. Add 1 Tbsp Vanilla for extra flavor.

Makes:  4-6 Servings


Gluten-Free Chocolate Chia Coconut Balls

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chia Coconut Balls:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Ingredients:

2 TBSP Chia Seeds

1 Cup Almond Meal (left from making Almond Milk)

1 Cup Raw Almonds (Ground)

5 TBSP Cacao Powder

½ Cup Coconut Milk Powder

3 TBSP Almond Nut Butter

3 TBSP Coconut Oil, liquified

1 TBSP Pure Organic Vanilla Extract

5 TBSP Coconut Crystals

½ Cup Cacao Nibs

½-1 Cup desiccated Coconut, for coating

Instructions:

  1. Soak Chia Seeds in ½ cup water over night at room temperature, to make chia gel.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl mix together ground nuts, almond meal, coconut milk powder, almond nut butter, coconut crystals and cacao powder. Use your hands to get the mixture well combined.
  3. Add vanilla extract to liquefied coconut oil and add to chia seed gel.
  4. Add the chia mixture to the mixing bowl and add cacao nibs to the mixture. Mix well with a spoon or your hands.
  5. Roll the mixture into smalls balls.
  6. Place the desiccated coconut in a small bowl. Roll the chia chocolate balls in the coconut until coated.
  7. Place coated chocolate balls in the fridge to harden.
  8. Depending on the size of the balls you make, this recipe will make about 50 treats.