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ULTIMATE
DETOX RECIPES!

RECIPES
1. THE GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE
2. SPICY PROBIOTIC AND ENZYME SALAD
3. SPIRULINA POWER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
4. PROBIOTIC BEAUTY SLAW**
5. RAINFOREST ACAI SMOOTHIE RECIPE
6. GINGER, BEET, AND APPLE SLAW
7. CHIA SEED PUDDING
8. IMMUNITY BOOSTING DETOX TEA
9. GLOWING GREEN SOUP
10. SIMPLE RADISH SALAD
11. RAW PURPLE CABBAGE SLAW
12. TRADITIONAL KOREAN KIMCHI**
13. FESTIVE JICAMA COLESLAW
14. CAULIFLOWER ENERGY SOUP
15. NOURISH NERVOUS SYSTEM ELIXIR

THE GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE


Tip: If you dont want to make a whole pitcher and just want to make enough for yourself,
try making half this recipe. It is delicious! Sip this through the morning, or save some for
the afternoon.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: ABOUT 64 OZ

DIRECTIONS:

1-2 cups very cold, filtered water


3/4 pound organic romaine lettuce, rough
chopped, about 1 head
1/2 head large bunch or small bunch organic
spinach
3-4 organic celery stalks, halved
1 organic apple, cored, seeded, quartered
1 organic pear, cored, seeded, quartered
1 organic banana, peeled
1/2 fresh organic lemon, peeled, seeded
bunch organic cilantro with stems (optional)
bunch organic parsley with stems (optional)

} Place water, romaine, spinach, celery,


and optional ingredients, if using, into
the Vitamix container in the order listed
and secure lid.

} Starting the blender on a low speed,


blend until smooth.

} Gradually moving to higher speeds


Add apple, pear, banana and lemon to
the blender and blend until smooth.

SPICY PROBIOTIC AND ENZYME SALAD


(P & E SALAD)
Probiotic-rich, fermented foods are so great for your health and beauty. They help to
build and maintain a clean system, one that absorbs your beauty nutrients and helps
cleanse out toxins efficiently! Consuming half a cup of Probiotic and Enzyme Salad (a
version of raw sauerkraut) every day is the ideal way to nourish your body. This version
is spicy and flavorful. Get in the habit of making this salad regularly. There are many different ways to ferment. I have provided one easy fermentation method for you here that
involves a crock (or a similar container) and not jars.
YIELD: About 12 cups

INGREDIENTS:
One 5-pound green or purple cabbage (or a
combination!), outer leaves discarded, cored
and shredded
3 tablespoons sea salt
1 to 2 tablespoons thinly sliced jalapeo
peppers (for spicier versions, retain the
seeds)
Filtered water, for the brine

SPICY PROBIOTIC AND ENZYME SALAD


DIRECTIONS:
} Combine the cabbage, sea salt and jalapeo in an extra-large bowl, and mix well.
} Sterilize all the equipment you use in the next steps by dipping it in a pot of boiling water.
} Pack the cabbage mixture down into a ceramic crock, a large glass container or a foodgrade plastic bucket a few inches at a time.
} Next, pour some filtered water into the crock so that it just covers the cabbage. (By
introducing the liquid brine at the start, you help prevent spoilage.) Press down hard on
the cabbage, packing it tightly, with a sturdy kitchen utensil that has a flat head. This is
important, because it pushes excess air out of the crock and water out of the cabbage.
} Top the cabbage with a plate or a lid that fits snugly inside the crock. Place a weight
on top of this plate or lid, such as a container filled with a quart or so of water or a large,
clean rock. The weight helps to keep the cabbage submerged in the brine and out of the
air, which will prevent spoilage. Place the crock in a cool area overnight (65F to 70F).
} In approximately 5 to 8 days, it should have a tangy taste. Transfer the fermented cabbage to airtight containers and store it in the refrigerator. It will keep for a least a few
weeks. Enjoy and then make another batch!

SPIRULINA POWER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE


This smoothie is perfect for after a workout or long day. With only a few simple ingredients you can easily feel re-charged by the beauty properties of Spirulina. Spirulina can
be an acquired taste but I found that with the right combination of ingredients it can be
quite tasty! Spirulina supports cardiovascular, eye and brain health, boosts immunity and
energy. It is one of the most complete food sources in the world with over 100 nutrients,
60% protein content and contains high levels of antioxidants known to promote health
and longevity.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

DIRECTIONS:

1 cup coconut water


1/2 tsp spirulina powder
2 small ripe bananas, or 1 large ripe banana
1 serving raw vegan protein powder*

} Blend everything together in your


blender, preferably a Vitamix. Drink
fresh!

*I like the Garden of Life brand. Its my fave.


They use all non-GMO, organic protein sources.
Here I am using the vanilla flavor, but I like the
plain one also. For Garden of Life, 1 serving is 3
Tbs.

Optional:
stevia if you need/want sweeter

PROBIOTIC BEAUTY SLAW


This is an amazing beauty salad that is bursting with probiotics to keep your system
clean and vitamin C to brighten your skin! This simple recipe infuses your body with
probiotics that are found in coconut yogurt. I really like the So Delicious brand of unsweetened coconut yogurt, which you can find at most health stores now. Paired with
the amazing properties in the purple cabbage, such as fiber, vitamin C and minerals, is a
fantastic skin and health recipe!
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: ABOUT 4

DIRECTIONS:

1 cup So Delicious unsweetened


coconut yogurt
1 Tbs. raw apple cider vinegar
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tsp. coconut nectar
A dash of cayenne pepper
6 cups thinly shredded purple cabbage
Chopped parsley, for topping

} In a bowl, mix together the So Delicious unsweetened coconut yogurt,


raw apple cider vinegar, sea salt,
nutritional yeast, coconut nectar and
cayenne pepper. Set aside.
} In a mixing bowl, add the shredded
purple cabbage. Top with the dressing and mix well.
} Serve right away or will keep
covered in fridge for up to 3 days.

RAINFOREST ACAI SMOOTHIE RECIPE


This doubles as a great snack or a great dessert (a few hours after a meal). Acai is a fatty
fruit that doesnt digest as quickly as high water-containing fruits, so it is one of the few
fruits I use in desserts. Aai is loaded with beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including
Omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, minerals, key vitamins and fiber. The Omega 3 fatty
acids found in Aai maintain the structure and fluidity of cell membranes, facilitating the
inflow of nutrients and the outflow of waste products, promoting youthful, smooth and
radiant skin by keeping skin cells hydrated and strong.
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INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

DIRECTIONS:

2 cups unsweetened almond milk


1 Sambazon packet frozen acai*
1/2 Tbs. raw cacao (optional)
Stevia to taste
1/2 avocado (optional to make thicker and
more filling)
*Acai can be purchased frozen in health
stores

} Using a good blender, blend the acai


and almond milk at low speed until
youve broken down the Acai, then
move to a higher speed. Once it is
smooth, add the Stevia. Add the 1/2 of
an avocado if you want to make a denser snack or dessert.

GINGER, BEET, AND APPLE SLAW


Many studies attest to the nutritional benefits of beets but many are unaware of its nutritional power. These bright red root vegetables pack a variety of vitamins and minerals
rarely found in such high concentrations within one food. Beets belong to the Chenopod
family along with spinach and chard and possess an amazing amount of beauty and
health-boosting benefits. Beets are high in folate, vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, and fiber.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: ABOUT 4

DIRECTIONS:

1 teaspoon grated ginger


1 pound beets, peeled and grated
2 cups thinly shredded purple cabbage
1 large Granny Smith apple, or similar
flavored and textured apple, grated
3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
Dash Celtic sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon low sodium tamari

} Combine ginger, purple cabbage,


beets and apples in a bowl.
} Whisk together vinegar, sea salt,
pepper, and tamari.
} Pour dressing over salad and toss
to combine.

CHIA SEED PUDDING


Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They feature a
perfect balance of essential fatty acids: 30% of chia seed oil is Omega 3 oil and 40% is
Omega 6 oil. Studies also show that eating chia seed slows down our bodies conversion
of carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. They are also highly hydrophilic, capable of
absorbing 10-15 times their weight in water, and of great help in keeping bodies hydrated.
Chia seeds gel when wet and, when in our digestive systems, this gel prevents absorption
of some of the food (and calories) that we eat. This makes the chia seed a great helper
for those of us looking to lose weight!
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

DIRECTIONS:

1/4 cup raw, organic chia seeds


1 cup of homemade almond or hazelnut
Milk, or if its not possible to make it, use a
store-bought unsweetened brand
1/2 Tbs. raw cacao powder
Stevia or xylitol to sweeten

} Place chia seeds in a bowl.


} Blend the almond milk, cacao powder
and stevia or xylitol in the blender until
mixed well and desired level of sweetness is reached.

} Pour over chia seeds and mix well.


} Let stand for at least 15 minutes
before mixing again and serving.

IMMUNITY BOOSTING DETOX TEA


This tea is really spectacular. It works when you are already sick, when there are sick people living in your same house (or tiny apt!) or at work, OR when you feel the beginnings
of a pesky cold coming on. This tea boosts immunity because the combination of the
lemon and ginger will promote circulation of the blood and lymph and help remove stagnation. In other words, it will help promote toxins constantly circulating to exit the body.
The ginger has warming qualities that will help burn out harmful bacteria. An organic lemon is packed with over 200 enzymes that will help restore the liver, one of our big detoxifying organs. The cayenne pepper works to break up mucus in the body.
However, the ORDER you make this tea makes all the difference. For instance, you do not
want to pour your lemon juice into boiling water, which would destroy the enzymesand
the whole effectiveness of the tea. So here Ive broken it down for you, step by step.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger


1 cup water
1/2 juice of a lemon
Dash cayenne
Dash of stevia (optional)

} Heat up water to a boil. Turn off the


heat, and let the water cool down for a
minute.
} Pour the hot water over the ginger
pieces, which youve placed at the bottom of a large coffee mug. Let the hot
water steep over the ginger by itself for
about 2 minutes. The ginger needs longer time for its flavor to fully unleash.

DIRECTIONS:
} Peel and chop ginger into chunks. aim for
about 1 heaping Tbs. You want to slice it up
so the properties of the ginger will seep into
the tea, but dont make the pieces too smallotherwise youll get a bunch of floaters that
will keep coming up to the surface.

} Add lemon juice, cayenne and stevia


} Stir and enjoy!

GLOWING GREEN SOUP (GGSo)


Meet Glowing Green Soup, the yummy sibling of our beloved Glowing Green Smoothie!
This recipe is packed with fiber and beauty ingredients to nourish your body. There is no
need to warm the almond milk in the recipe. After blending, the soup will be around room
temp, and very refreshing and easy to digest- not to mention naturally slimming!
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: serves 1 - 2

DIRECTIONS:

1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk


3 cups baby spinach
2 cups tomatoes, rough chopped
1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
1 Tbs. purple onion
2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
Avocado, for topping
Sprouts or microgreens, for topping
Cayenne pepper, for topping

} Blend everything together, retaining some texture (do not blend as


silky as the GGS, unless you really
dont like any chunks at al!). Top with
the avocado and sprouts, and enjoy!

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SIMPLE RADISH SALAD


This simple salad will leave you feeling refreshed and nourished. Heres why radishes are
so beautifying and possibly one of the most exciting food items for you to seek out! They
are high in sulfur, silica, and vitamin C. In fact, radishes are the only common food high in
both of the beauty minerals sulfur and silica- and one of the best vegetable sources of
vitamin C. So the sulfur, silica and Vitamin C work synergistically to make your skin glow
and help with healthy connective tissue formation.
Radishes are also amazing mucus dissolvers! They will detox your system from the mucus
especially formed from eating starchy carbs (that bread you had at the Italian restaurant!
That rice you had at the Chinese lunch! And maybe that bagel that slipped in for breakfast the other day!!!), and stimulate your liver, increase bile flow, and cleanse your systemwhich will also help with your skin radiance.
Radishes also contain Raphanin, a substance to help balance thyroid hormones, to help
keep you at your perfect, beautiful weight.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: serves 1 - 2

DIRECTIONS:

1 cup sliced radishes


1/4 cup chopped cilantro
a dash of sea salt
1/2 a lemon
1 tsp. olive oil or coconut oil
Any spices you like, or cayenne pepper

} Mix all the ingridents together and


serve. Super simple.

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RAW PURPLE CABBAGE SLAW


Cabbage can help get rid of crows feet, which are a sign that you may have high cortisol
levels. High cortisol can cause the skin to break down faster and wrinkles to appear. The
adrenal gland is responsible for making cortisol. By incorporating anti-inflammatory and
vitamin A, C and E rich food like cabbage into your diet, you can help to lower cortisol
levels, diminish crows feet, and prevent lines from forming in the first place. Try to choose
purple cabbage because it has 6 to 8 times more vitamin C than green.
INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

YIELD: 3 cups

3 cups purple cabbage, shredded


2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. tamari
1 1/2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
3-4 drops liquid stevia
1 Tbs. tahini
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped pitted black olives or
capers

} Shred the cabbage, using the shredding attachment to your food professor
or a mandoline, or finely by hand, and
place into a large bowl.
} Whisk together the other ingredients,
adding the tahini last. Pour over the
cabbage and mix well. Add the optional ingredients, if desired, and mix well
again.
} Allow to chill covered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

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TRADITIONAL KOREAN KIMCHI**


Kimchi, like Probiotic & Enzyme Salad or raw sauerkraut, is a cultured, fermented food
teaming with nutritious probiotics, vitamin C and B vitamins. Its put on the table with
literally every lunch and dinner to be eaten along with the meal, which is a great thing
because it aids with digestion (and traditional Korean fare involves a lot of meat, pork
and seafood!).
Note: Some traditional kimchi recipes contain fish sauce, but there are absolutely no animal products of any kind in this recipe.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 11-12 servings

1 head of Asian Cabbage*


2 Tbs. of salt
For this recipe, youll need a 24-ounce
or 32- ounce clean glass jar that has been
sterilized by dipping them in water that
has been boiled.

PASTE:
2 thin slices of radish, diced
2 small spring onions chopped
2 Tbs. of chili powder
1 tsp. of sugar (can substitute about 1/4
tsp. stevia if you like)
1 tsp. of sesame seeds
1 tsp of lemongrass (in paste form, look
for in an Asian market or in Asian
section of health store)
1 Tbs. of ginger (in paste form, look for
at market)

* Normally in Korea, Asian cabbage is


used, which is long and thin. You can find
them at health markets sometimes, or in
Asian markets. If you cant find an Asian
cabbage, just use a regular Napa cabbage
and cut into quarters. Instead of rolling at
the end of the recipe, you can just leave
the cabbage in a vertical stack.

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TRADITIONAL KOREAN KIMCHI


DIRECTIONS:
} Mix salt into warm water- 15% salt. This is what the directions saidif that seems weird
or confusing to you just add a few Tbs.
} Place the cabbage into the water, Let the cabbage soak for 5 hours. Turn the cabbage
over every hour.
} Drain all the water off the cabbage.
} In a large bowl mix together radish, spring onions, chili powder, sugar, sesame seeds,
lemongrass paste and ginger paste
} Allow the mixture to rest for 1 hour
TO CREATE KIMCHI
} Cut off the tough stem part from each cabbage quarter, leaving enough to hold the
leaves together. Carefully separate each layer of the cabbage without breaking them off.
} In between each layer, spread a thin layer of paste with your hands or a spoon.
Continue for all the layers.
} Fold the inner cabbage leaves in half. (Omit this step and next step for Napa cabbage,
just leave in a stack.)
} Use the outer 2 cabbage leaves to wrap around the bundle, and secure the whole
bunch.
} Place all the bunches or stacks in a jar or airtight container, then press down hard to
remove air pockets before covering.
} Leave at room temperature for 3 days minimum. According to my instructor and the Korean cooking class, it lasts up to 3 years! (Hopefully you will eat it before then and make
more!).

**Disclaimer: When canning at home be sure to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC for
your safety. You can see full instructions here: http://www.cdc.gov/features/homecanning/

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FESTIVE JICAMA COLESLAW


I wanted to share a delicious healing new salad that you can eat year round! Its filled with
beauty foods and nutrition and can be eaten as a appetizer, or as a main dish. Cabbage
is rich in vitamin A, C and E-rich, which can help to lower cortisol levels, diminish crows
feet, and prevent lines from forming. Jicama is one of the most water-rich vegetables
available, jicama is also rich in potassium, vitamin C. The latter is a pre-biotic meaning
its a healthy sugar that feeds friendly flora and helps your bodys probiotic levels. Cilantro
is one of the best plant foods for heavy metal chelation (awesome for reducing the appearance of cellulite). It can also aid in digestion, relieve constipation, bloating, and possibly treat urinary tract infections. Just to name a few amazing benefits from eating this
coleslaw.
YIELD: ABOUT 6 cups

INGREDIENTS:
4 cups purple cabbage
2 cups green cabbage
1 cup jicama
2 scallions
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 medium orange
Juice of 1 medium lime
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup mashed avocado
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

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FESTIVE JICAMA COLESLAW


DIRECTIONS:
} Finely shred the cabbage using either a knife, mandolin or food processor. Peel the
jicama and chop into small cubes. Dice the scallions and finely chop up the cilantro. Next,
juice the orange and lime and place into a small bowl. Add the mustard, mashed avocado, salt and pepper (to taste) to the small bowl of juice, and whisk together to make the
dressing.
} Now for the exciting part! Combine the shredded cabbage, jicama, scallions, and cilantro
in a larger serving bowl. Pour the dressing over the veggies and mix together. Make sure
the dressing covers every vegetable thoroughly, tossing until complete.
} This salad is tastier once the dressing has had a little time to soak into the vegetables.
To do this, you can massage or push down on the veggies with a large spoon or kitchen
utensil, which helps break down the cellulose and allows more dressing to seep into each
bite. You can eat fresh, or allow to marinate for a few hours before serving. Makes great
leftovers the next day also!

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CAULIFLOWER ENERGY SOUP


I never really considered myself a hardcore cauliflower loveruntil I started making this
delicious soup. Whenever I make it I consume a good deal of it. Its raw and easy to digest, and contains turmeric, which has wonderful anti-inflammatory and alkalizing qualities. Turmeric is an Ayurvedic spice that has amazing antioxidant properties. It inhibits
oxidation and protects us from free radical damage, and also helps us clean up metabolic
waste. It also supports our liver, while adding some color to this soup!
Even though its raw, I dont like having this super cold. I like to warm it up to room temperature, which takes about 30 minutes or so out of the fridge, or you can warm it gently
over the stove.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

DIRECTIONS:

1 medium head of cauliflower, with outer

} Add all ingredients and blend until

green leaves removed and chopped into


pieces
3 Tbs. organic, unpasteurized miso paste

smooth before serving. If youd like a


thinner texture, try adding a bit more
water.

(if you dont have this you can just add more of
the high quality sea salt at the end, adjusted to
your taste)

1/2 ripe avocado


2 cups filtered water
Juice of 1 lemon
2 1/2 Tbs. of low sodium tamari
1/2 tsp. turmeric
Chopped parsley, as a garnish

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NOURISH NERVOUS SYSTEM ELIXIR


This elixir is based on Ayurveda principles of nourishing your nerves. Your nerves are
coated in a layer of fat, called the myelin sheath, which insulates, protects and guides
the electric impulses of your neurons. All the ingredients in this recipe have been chosen
for their specific enriching qualities. Almonds, with their beauty fat, vitamins and minerals, feed this protective fatty barrier, which helps you handle stress without allowing it
to accumulate and overstimulate you. Cardamom is related to ginger and has warming,
digestive-enhancing properties. It is also a diuretic, and so it helps flush toxins out of your
kidneys. Saffron improves circulation and purifies the blood. This is a great recipe to sip in
the evening, as you start to wind down, to help encourage peaceful beauty rest.
INGREDIENTS:

YIELD: 1 serving

DIRECTIONS:

1 12 cups unsweetened almond milk


2 teaspoons honey (preferably raw)
or coconut nectar
12 teaspoon ground cardamom
13 teaspoon saffron

} Heat the almond milk in a small


saucepan over medium heat to just
under a boil. Stir in the honey, cardamom and saffron and enjoy at once.

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