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Stay Uplifted

Fresh fruit and vegetables help you feel energized and uplifted - Let's explore how dishing it healthy can add to your mood and overall well-being.

food

Stay Uplifted

Fresh fruit and vegetables help you feel energized and uplifted - Let's explore how dishing it healthy can add to your mood and overall well-being.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces baking soda
  • 2 ounces Epsom salt
  • 2 ounces citric acid
  • 2 ounces cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon essential oil (lemongrass, bergamot, rosewood blend)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Soap-quality dye: dark green, light green and brown

Steps

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Separate into three smaller bowls according to how much is needed for each color. (Roughly 1/4 will be dark green for the skin, 1/2 will be light green for the inside, and 1/4 will be brown for the seed.)
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a glass Mason jar, except water. Separate the wet ingredients into three different bowls according to how much is needed for each color. Add one color of dye to each bowl of wet ingredients.
  3. Combine a bowl of dry ingredients with a corresponding color, mixing well. The mixture should resemble wet sand.
  4. Press a thin layer of the dark green, about 1/8 inch thick, in a plastic egg mold. Set aside to dry, 2-4 hours.
  5. While that's drying, start prepping your seed by pressing the brown mix into a metal tablespoon. Let dry.
  6. Press light green sand into the egg mold, packing it in tightly. Once the light green dries completely, add the seed from the tablespoon with a light brush of water to adhere it. Let dry once again. Remove from mold once completed.

Ingredients

Lemon, Ginger and Basil Detox Iced Tea

  • 1 lemon
  • 5 thinly sliced ginger coins
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoon raw honey
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Optional: lemon slices and fresh basil, for garnish

Detox Blueberry Coconut Iced Green Tea

  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups coconut water, heated
  • Optional: fresh blueberries and mint leaves, for garnish

Cinnamon Turmeric Detox Iced Tea

  • 2 black tea bags
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Optional: additional ground cinnamon and turmeric, for garnish

Steps

Lemon, Ginger and Basil Detox Iced Tea

  1. Cut the lemon in half and juice it into a large 1 qt. mason jar, removing any seeds.
  2. Add the lemon halves into a pitcher, along with the ginger coins, honey, and fresh basil leaves.
  3. Pour boiling water into the pitcher. Allow to steep until cool, and then remove the ginger, basil, and lemon halves.
  4. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and fresh basil, if desired.

Detox Blueberry Coconut Iced Green Tea

  1. Add the blueberries, tea bags, honey, and lemon juice into a pitcher.
  2. Pour boiling coconut water into the pitcher.
  3. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, and then remove the tea bags.
  4. Serve over ice, garnished with fresh blueberries and mint, if desired.

Cinnamon Turmeric Detox Iced Tea

  1. Add the tea bags, cinnamon, turmeric, and raw honey to a pitcher.
  2. Pour boiling water into the pitcher. Allow to steep for 5 minutes, and then remove tea bags.
  3. Serve over ice, garnished with additional ground cinnamon and turmeric, if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh kale
  • Ice, as needed

Steps

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy.
  2. If too thick, can add additional almond milk, as needed. If too thin, can add more frozen berries or ice to thicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 32 whole toasted almonds
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling
  • Melted chocolate for decorating (optional)

Steps

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Place dates in a food processor and pulse until fine. Add in oats, almonds, coconut oil, chia seeds, ground flax seed, cocoa powder, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, salt and almond extract. Pulse again in food processor until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Scoop into tablespoon-sized balls, stuff 1 almond in each ball and roll to seal.
  4. Garnish with a gorgeous drizzle of melted chocolate, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 shredded coconut.
  5. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  6. Simply place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!

Ingredients

Bloat Buster

  • 1 cup cranberry or pomegranate juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Splash of hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale

Hangover Cure

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice

Cold Cleanser

  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch or two of cayenne
  • 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Strawberries for serving

Green Envy

  • 3 kiwis, peeled
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 green apple, cored (about 1 cup diced)
  • 1/2 lemons juiced

Hydration Station

  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded (about 1/4 wedge)
  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon juice (from 1/2 a small watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, stems removed (4-5 strawberries)
  • 1/2 bulb of fennel

Steps

Bloat Buster

  1. Combine and shoot as needed

Hangover Cure

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a jar with a lid; shake to dissolve. Refrigerate for 3-5 days. Take a shot or two as needed.

Cold Cleanser

  1. Blend on high until smooth, strain and shoot. Kiss your cold goodbye!

Green Envy

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve cold.
  2. Tip: hollow out a kiwi for a cute presentation!

Hydration Station

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; blend on high until smooth. Strain and drink cold!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of brewed green tea, cooled
  • Aloe water
  • Your favorite essential oil (optional)
  • A clean spray bottle

Steps

  1. Brew your green tea and let it cool for a while.
  2. Then, water it down a bit and pour it into the spray bottle. If you'd like, mix it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. (We chose lavender because it's relaxing and fine for all skin types.) If you're having issues with breakouts, you could go with tea tree oil. If your skin is oily, try peppermint or rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 lg ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 handful kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • Drizzle with raw honey
  • Toppings: granola, shredded unsweetened coconut, fresh berries

Steps

  1. Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour into a serving bowl and top with desired toppings.

Ingredients

  • Leftover herbs
  • Ice cube tray
  • Olive oil

Steps

  1. Tear up fresh herbs
  2. Place herbs in ice cube tray
  3. Fill tray with olive oil
  4. Pop them in freezer to freeze

Ingredients

Lavender Foot Bath

  • Storage container
  • 1 cup marbles
  • 2 tablespoons lavender-scented bubble bath
  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 1/4 cup lavender flower buds

Hanging Herb Bouquet

  • 2 eucalyptus branches
  • 3 rosemary branches
  • 4 lavender flowers
  • 2 mint branches
  • 3 feet of pretty ribbon or twine
  • Tools:
  • Scissors
  • 1 rubber band

Detox Bath Salt

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

Neck Muscle Relaxer

  • 10 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 6 cups dry rice
  • Knee-high socks

Rose Water Facial Spray

  • 1 to 2 fresh rose flowers
  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 2 chamomile tea bags

Steps

Lavender Foot Bath

  1. Fill the bottom of an empty storage container with marbles. Add lavender-scented bubble bath. Fill with warm water. Add lavender bud flowers to the top. Place feet in the bath and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Benefits: Reduces stress, relieves foot pain, softens skin, softens cuticles.

Hanging Herb Bouquet

  1. Arrange herbs into a pretty bouquet. Hold bottom of branches together with rubber band. Wrap ribbon or twine over the rubber band to cover. Tie, leaving about 6 inches of excess on each end to tie onto your shower head.
  2. Benefits: Aromatherapy benefits such as stress relief, increased concentration and ability to fall asleep.

Detox Bath Salt

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Add about 1/4 of a cup to a warm bath. Relax and soak for at least 30 minutes. Store remaining detox bath salt in a Mason jar.
  2. Benefits: Relieves muscle tension, lavender relieves stress, coconut oil hydrates skin, relieves sore joints, helps detox.

Neck Muscle Relaxer

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry rice and essential oil. Fill a knee-high sock with the rice mixture. Tie open end. Microwave for 30 seconds, and place warm sock around your neck for tension relief.
  2. Benefits: Lemongrass is used to relieve muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Heat helps to relax muscles.

Rose Water Facial Spray

  1. Remove petals from roses and rinse clean. Fill a pot with 4 cups of water. Add in rose petals and tea bags. Cover and let boil for 20 minutes. Strain mixture and let cool. Transfer to a spray bottle, and mist your face for a pick-me-up.
  2. Benefits: Hydrates skin, reduces redness. Helps remove excess oil which reduces acne breakouts.

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 12 dried dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey

Blueberry Pomegranate Filling

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil, melted
  • 3 teaspoons pomegranate juice

Strawberry Banana Filling

  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced banana
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil, melted
  • Dash vanilla extract

To Assemble

  • Frozen pies
  • Blueberries, pomegranate seeds, sliced strawberries and bananas for topping

Steps

Pie Crust

  1. Make the crust: Place the dried dates, almonds, salt and cocoa powder in a blender and pulse until the mixture is fine and crumbly. Add the honey and pulse until moist. Press into the base and sides of tart tins, then transfer to the freezer to stiffen while you make the filling.

Blueberry Pomegranate Filling

  1. To make the filling, pulse all ingredients for each filling in a blender until smooth. The coconut oil may stiffen when blended with the other ingredients, and if so, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until liquid again. Pour the filling into the tart shells and place in the fridge until stiff, about 30 minutes.

Strawberry Banana Filling

  1. To make the filling, pulse all ingredients for each filling in a blender until smooth. The coconut oil may stiffen when blended with the other ingredients, and if so, place it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until liquid again. Pour the filling into the tart shells and place in the fridge until stiff, about 30 minutes.

To Assemble

  1. Top the tarts with fresh fruit and enjoy!