Herbal Detox Tea
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, herbal teas are a natural way to start off a healthy weight management program.
Herbal teas are not only delicious and relaxing, but they can help with everything from detoxifying your body to boosting your energy levels.
By drinking tea, you are providing your body with much-needed hydration, which most people forget to monitor during cold, winter days. Tea can relieve insomnia, calm an upset stomach, and help fight viruses and infections.
Teas also have been proven to help protect against cancer, heart disease and diabetes; encourage weight loss, lower cholesterol and promote mental alertness.
They are chock full of healthy antioxidants. If you’re just getting started here are a few herbal tea recommendations:
Chamomile flower tea is known for its soothing and relaxing effect, and is a great source of Magnesium.
Peppermint tea soothes the digestive track, and helps with nausea and indigestion.
Dandelion tea can gently cleanse the liver, stimulate digestion, reduce fluid retention, and relieve pain and swelling.
Ginger tea is great when fighting a cold; it also helps with weight loss and to lower cholesterol.
You can find an herbal tea to help with just about anything in your body. Your challenge this week: Drink ONE cup of herbal tea before bed each night this week.
Are you in for my Herbal Tea Challenge!? If yes, let me know in a comment below and which tea you choose!
Make room for some mustard greens in your fridge this week! They are great for enriching your blood and strengthening your bones. High in sulforaphanes (disease-fighting compounds), mustard greens help the body get rid of bile acid and helps lower cholesterol. They also have powerful cancer-fighting properties!
Clean Eating Sweet Potato Cakes
1 pound peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons healthy oil (I used coconut but you can also use olive or even organic butter)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs (1 egg if using whole wheat pastry flour)
1 cup coconut flour (or 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour) + more for kneading
oil for cooking
salt and pepper to taste.
- Put your potatoes in a large pot of water and boil until soft. Drain the water and mash in the oil and salt.
- When the mashed potatoes are still warm (NOT hot!), quickly stir in the eggs. Add the flour and stir until you have dough.
- Turn the dough out onto a work surface, and gently knead by hand, adding flour as you go. Remember, this is very soft dough. You want to add enough flour to keep it from sticking to everything, but not so much that flour is all you taste when you eat them.
- Press or roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a small glass or round cookie cutter, cut out circles and place in a skillet with warmed oil.
- Cook on low to medium heat until brown on both sides. They will burn quickly if the heat is too high. Take your time.
- Serve with Lanko Monk Fruit Maple Syrup or savory toppings such as salt or raw cheese.
[Credit: The GraciousPantry.com]
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Weekend Warrior Workout
Complete 4 rounds in your best time with proper form. 60 sec/exercise
Warm-up and cool down for 5-10 minutes each.
- Ali Shuffle
- Alt Rev Lunge + Front Kick
- Row + Kick Back
- Sit up + Jab
- Cross Body Mountain Climbers