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8 Vegetables that are healthier than kale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

8 vegetables that are healthier than kale

Watercress.

It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.

Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.

Collard Greens.

This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.

Beet Greens.

Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.

Chinese Cabbage.

Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.

Spinach

Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.

Parsley.

Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.

Chard.

Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.

Romaine Lettuce.

Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-vegetables-that-are-healthier-than-kale.html#ixzz3TyteeSwt

 

Raw Food AND Organic…

Friday, February 27th, 2015

99% of apple samples, 98% of peaches, and 97% of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.

The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.

A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.

Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.

Lots of leafy greens also contain many pesticides

Avocados have the least amount of pesticides

Dirty Dozen Produce Foods for 2015

These are the “Dirty Dozen” (although this year EWG lists 15) foods the Environmental Working Group lists as having the most pesticides. If you’re trying to stay away from pesticides, buy these organic if you can:

1.       Apples

2.       Celery

3.       Cherry Tomatoes

4.       Cucumbers

5.       Grapes

6.       Nectarines

7.       Peaches

8.       Potatoes

9.       Snap Peas

10.   Spinach

11.   Strawberries

12.   Sweet Bell Peppers

13.   Hot Peppers

14.   Collard Greens

15.   Kale

Clean 15 Produce Foods for 2015

These are the foods with the least amount of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you don’t have the budget for organic, you’re usually safer to buy these foods:

1.       Avocados

2.       Asparagus

3.       Mangoes

4.       Onions

5.       Cabbage

6.       Papayas

7.       Cantaloupe

8.       Pineapples

9.       Cauliflower

10.   Sweet Corn

11.   Eggplant

12.   Sweet Peas (Frozen)

13.   Grapefruit

14.   Sweet Potatoes

15.   Kiwi

 

The Ranch Malibu Organic Greens

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Normally I use a pea protein or some other raw protein in the morning in my smoothies but I just started using this shake from the Ranch in Malibu. It’s lighter and not as heavy as my normal raw protein but I love that it has a lot of sea veggie, chlorella, spirulina, kelp…

I’ve been taking it with me when I travel because it mixes well in water also and has a mild taste.

Check it out for yourselves here http://www.amazon.com/Actively-Healthy-Food-Complete-Organic/dp/B00IG1TYTI

And here is the link to there site http://www.theranchmalibu.com/

Enjoy!

Last Two Raw Food Teacher Trainings for the next couple of years!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Reminder: I am offering a $250.00 discount on the April Raw Food Teacher Training. I have also decided that April and September of 2015 will be the last two classes for a while. I definitely will not be teaching this class in 2016 and not sure what will happen after that. So, if you have always wanted to take this training, NOW IS THE TIME! Please visit rawteacher.com for additional information and testimonials or call the office to register or for more info.

I look forward to spending 4 magical days with the many of you that have been wanting to take this class!

Payment plans are available
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

Juice Cleanse

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Even on my raw food diet, I’m feeling like I need a cleanse…It’s actually been so long since I’ve don’t a juice fast, so Im starting one today. If you would like to cleanse with me, post a comment here on what you juice, recipe, etc.. maybe we’ll have a bunch of people doing an end of summer fast together!

Good luck!

8 carrots, 1 apple, piece of lemon, large chunk of ginger… yummy!

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Coco-Jack

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Raw Food keeper that Ill be using all the time!

Coco-Jack

I just tried this new coconut opener from Coco-Jack! For those of you who shy away from opening coconuts for fear of slicing your hand off or if you just have a hard time knowing how to cut into them while saving the coconut milk from splashing all over your kitchen counters, you’ll want to check this handy little tool out!

What I really love is the perfect round hole it leaves in the top of the coconut so that you can easily scrape the meat out and you can also close them up if your not going to be using the whole coconut right away. Love the scoop for the meet also!

Ive tried a lot of coconut knives and other gadgets over the years that promised to make opening my Thai baby coconuts a breeze but they never delivered and I have always gone back to my kitchen knives and hatchets. Ive ruined a lot of knives and my hatchet is pretty intimidating for the faint of heart. It can also make a mess.

Love this! The mat and the bag are pretty cool also… you can buy just the Coco-Jack and a mallet or bundles.

Let me know how you like it if you get one!

There web site is Coco-Jack.com

Truly All Natural Vegan Raw Face Cream!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is skin food at its best!
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Click HERE to order or just got to the store page.

It has taken a few years to perfect this recipe but it is finally time to let the secret out that many of my private clients and students have known for a while now. I have been selling this cream at my raw food trainings, to friends and family and its now available to all of you!

This deeply nourishing skin cream is made from truly natural ingredients. It is perfect for a daily moisturizing cream (I use it every morning before putting on makeup and at night after washing my face before going to bed) and has also been used for problem and troubled skin.

Each ingredient used has been selected according to its healing properties. I have listed them below with a short description of each. This cream is made in small batches, by hand, at low temperatures so as not to destroy the healing properties of each ingredient.

This cream will last for months if you use it sparingly. A little goes a very long way. You will notice the difference in your skin within days. Use this cream for 30 days and your skin will be transformed!

Here are some testimonials:

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. I feel like I have new skin! Love the texture and feel of this cream. It’s done wonders for my complexion. Thanks!”
Kerri M.

“Alissa, I bought the abundance cream from you at your certification training last year. I need more, PLEASE! When will you be making another batch of this? I began using it as just a face cream and fell in love with it. I then I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I could not believe how much this helped! I have used everything in the last 15 years to help with the psoriasis and this cream worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I wanted to ask you when you would have more and if I could buy this in a bigger quantity?”
Much Love,
Susan P.

“Hi Alissa, Its Donna from the last training class. I bought one of your creams in class and wish I bought a few more. This is the best face cream. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and my skin feels so smooth and soft and hydrated. Please let me know when I can order more once its up on your site for sale.
Thanks for this amazing cream!”
Donna B.

September Raw Food Training

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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The september class is filling quickly! Please make sure you call the office to reserve your space.
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Here is a video of Leah from the April training. Don’t miss this 4 day life-changer!

Call the office now to sign up for the September class at 978-985-7217 and visit rawteacher.com for more information.
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

My friends at TastyMakes.com are giving you an exclusive 20% off discount on all of their tasty raw snacks this weekend only!

So act fast, because this coupon expires Monday 2/10/2014 and I’m telling you, their granola is the best I’ve ever had. I’m seriously addicted and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Just enter EATRAW at checkout.

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Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Kale
Collards
Swiss chard
Celery
Bock choy
Cucumber
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Avocado
Ginger
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
Dulse
greens
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.