they got all that — in 28 days?

The Slim Down Summer Detox starts on June 29th — want to see what past detox members achieved in a few short weeks?

There’s still time to join! Click here to get the details and sign up: 

And don’t worry — the real cleanse starts July 8th, AFTER the 4th of July holiday weekend!

Hemp Hummus for Hemp History Week

Celebrate Hemp History Week with this delicious, protein rich hummus!

Filled with satisfying protein, anti-inflammatory Omega-3′s and some wonderful seasonings, this hummus is more super-food than your average chickpea paste!

Hemp Hummus

Yield: 4 cups

3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained
1⁄2 cup shelled hemp seeds (AKA hemp hearts)
1⁄4 cup hemp seed oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley leaves
2 Tablespoons cumin powder
1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 Tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2-3 teaspoons sea salt
Optional garnish: drizzle with a little olive oil and a dusting of paprika

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Process until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape the sides down a few times to completely combine the hummus ingredients.

• Serve with crackers, raw veggies, and the optional garnishes. Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight, class container for up to 4 days.

Trim Your Tummy With Detox Salads: Top 3 Tips For Stomach Slimming Salads

Cool Salads, Hot Body:
Sexy Detox Salads For Tightening Your Tummy This Summer

No matter how you slice them, salads are one of the best ways to slim down your tummy in time for bikini season.

Filled with fiber to move out any bloating and gunk from your intestines, salads are also cooling for your body in the heat, and provide the light, uplifting raw energy that we need to stay active in summer.

Some of the ingredients in my detox salads were chosen specifically because they add extra detox-help for your body, which means you’ll dump the toxins and fat faster:

  • radishes: support energy circulation (AKA “chi”) throughout the body, help remove toxins, and an excellent for helping to digest fat
  • cilantro: great for helping perspiration (sweating helps you detox through your skin), aids digestion, relieves gas and bloating, used to safely remove toxins
  • lemon: dried dampness in the body, aids digestion and supports the liver, your 2nd largest detox organ, and supports bile formation, which improves absorption of minerals

But be careful – those leafy greens can hide a multitude of sins, so be sure you make your summer salads smart.

AND if you’ve been having tummy trouble for a while, it may be time to heal your gut! Bloating, excess fat, constipation and diarrhea are signs that you need to heal.

These are my top recommended supplements for healing your gut: 

My top 3 tips for making tummy-trimming salads:

1. Skip the creamy, high calorie dressings and opt for healthy fats like olive oil or toasted sesame oil with some nice vinegar.
2. Avoid the gluten-filled croutons, and opt for crunchy sunflower or sesame seeds, or chopped bell peppers.
3. If you crave sugar every afternoon, give your body the sweet it craves and add shredded carrots, shredded raw beets, and other sweet root veggies to your salad.

Cold Soba Noodle Salad

8 ounces 100% soba (gluten-free buckwheat) noodles
2 cups chopped watercress or sunflower seed sprouts
½ cup sliced radishes
½ cup sliced celery
½ cup sliced cucumber

Dressing:

½ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
¼ cup tahini (sesame seed butter)
2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari (soy sauce) or coconut aminos
1 to 2 inches fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1. Boil 8 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Add soba noodles and cook until tender, about 7-8 minutes.
2. Rinse with cold water in a colander and mix with sliced veggies.
3. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together and pour over cooked soba noodles and veggies.

Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad

1 cup dried quinoa, rinsed & drained three times (or 2 cups of leftover quinoa)
½ cup chopped radishes
½ cup chopped cucumbers
½ cup chopped celery
½ chopped red onion
½ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
½ cup chopped organic red bell pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons umeboshi vinegar
pinch Himalayan pink salt or fleur de sel

1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add rinsed quinoa to the water. Stir well, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to steam for 3 minutes more.
2. Allow cooked quinoa to cool in a big bowl while you cut the veggies.
3. Combine all ingredients together in the big bowl and stir well to mix.
4. Eat right away or cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to marry.

Chickpea Avocado Lemon Spinach Salad

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
½ teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 ripe avocado, cubed
1 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley or baby spinach leaves

1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
2. Whisk well and add the chickpeas, avocado and parsley. Stir well to combine and cover bowl with plastic. All the flavors to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
3. Remove from the refrigerator and stir well before serving. Serve cold or at room temperature.

 

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Healing Weeds: Not THAT Kind of Weed! Hemp History Week Give-Away

Winning a new yoga outfit is awesome, helping improve farmer’s lives & protecting the environment is SUPER EXCITING!

I want YOU to support Hemp History Week, and when you like and share this video I made, you’ll not only support an important, growing movement in the USA, you’ll be entered to win the cute yoga outfit I’m wearing, made of, YOU GUESSED IT: HEMP!

  1. Watch, share and win here:

Here’s the situation:

Hemp should be a legal crop in the US of A, and here’s why:

  1. Hemp is NOT marijuana, it is a drug-free plant used for creating fibers and food.
  2. Hemp farmers in Canada make hundreds of dollars an acre more than American farmers who grow cotton, soy and otehr commodities, with far less toxic fertilizers and insecticides.
  3. The market for hemp products is an estimated $450 million dollars annually and growing. Even with Canada’ entry into hemp production in the late 1990′s, demand for hemp seeds and fiber is exceeding supply. U.S. farmers want an opportunity to grow this crop once again, and share in the rewards of hemp’s soaring popularity.
  4. Hemp seeds and oil are a healthy food for humans to enjoy, adding complete protein and valuable Omega-3 oils.

 

Convinced?

So was I. That’s why I am an official endorser for Hemp History Week, along with Dr. Andrew Weil, Alicia Silverstone, and more.

Please like and share the video, enter to win the hemp yoga outfit from Prana, and support Hemp History Week Here: 

 

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Healthy Memorial Day BBQ: An oxymoron? Not With THESE Recipes!

BBQ season & picnic plans are upon us!

Don’t let your detox and weight loss goals go down the drain just because you’re going to a few parties – plan and bring delicious, easy food to share and enjoy!

Hearty Healthy Salads for Picnics!

Chickpea Lemon Spinach Salad

 

3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cup finely chopped parsley or baby spinach

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper

 

Directions:

Couldn’t be easier! Combine all ingredients in a big mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving so the flavors marry together. Serve cold or at room temperature!

 

Want more detox friendly recipes for the summer holidays and picnics on your schedule?

Check out my Patriotic Plant Protein Patties (AKA Veggie Burgers) here: 

 

And for even more awesome, healthy, DELICIOUS recipes, get my books:

The Great American Detox Diet, Vegan Cooking For Dummies and Living Vegan For Dummies!

 

Happy Holidays!

Alex

 

I’m just a slow food girl in a fast food world

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard.
Keep it simple. Life is full of enough stress.

I’m Just a Slow Food Girl In A Fast Food World

My 1-Minute Lunch!

I’m busy, so I eat simple food most of the time.

This week, between phone calls, I cut open an avocado, filled it with leftover gigante beans (aren’t they gigantic!?), and  a light olive oil vinaigrette.

Boom. Done.

Delicious.

(And YES, I ate both halves of the avocado filled with beans – I was HUNGRY!)

This is the kind of simple, delicious food I share with my Cravings Cure members – want to check it out?

Click here to learn about the Cravings Cure Group Detox Program!

 

Sugar Free till Thanksgiving!

I’m doing it.
I’m going sugar-free until Thanksgiving.
My body tells me every once in a while that it needs a break from the sweetness I’ve been enjoying.
Now it’s that time again!

Day 1 was fine:
Minor sweet cravings after lunch were easily handled with herbal tea “latte” made at home with unsweetened Almond Breeze Coconut-Almond milk.

Day 2 was annoying:
Got my period.
Just the time I allow myself to normally indulge in extra chocolate.

Day 3 was a little more inconvenient:
I got a cold!
My son is almost 6 years old and I get a few colds a year from just being a parent.
So normally I would have some raw honey in a cup of ginger tea, but instead I’m enjoying Yogi Tea blends that have some stevia leaf in them.

I stopped by one of my favorite local cafe’s, Sun in Bloom here in Brooklyn, and met up with Chef Aimee Follette to get inspired by her sugar-free journey. Here’s what Aimee and I share about going sugar free:

7 Years Later: What Do I Think Of Detox Now?

Super Size Me hit the food and health world upside the head 8 years ago – and my book The Great American Detox Diet explained how I healed Morgan’s body after his fast-food fiasco. 

The book has been published in 4 languages and continues to inspire people around the world to choose foods that support and heal rather than destroy their bodies. 

I’ve been really fortunate to get many chances to share this story and share my experience with detox with the world.

I’ll be shooting a segment for a TV show later this week, and one of the questions the producer wants me to answer is:

“WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DETOXING AND WHAT YOU HEAR AND READ ABOUT IT NOW?”

Here’s my answer: 

A: Detoxing can be done “wrong” if people aren’t careful. The major pitfalls are that people think they can go from S.A.D to detox overnight, but that can bring on symptoms that are too strong and kick them back to the foods they were relying on like sugar and caffeine.

Another pitfall is relying on a service or product to do the work for you. There’s nothing wrong with done-for-you juice cleanses where organic juices are delivered to you for a week or more, but people end their juice cleanse or detox and then don’t have the skills to maintain the healthy juicing or program on their own.So you have to take responsibility and learn how to incorporate these detox tricks throughout your lifestyle.

Finally, many people go from junk food diet to detox and back to junk food diet again. The benefits won’t last if you go back to eating how you were before, so you have to look at the detox as a springboard to a higher level of living and eating.

 

If you’re curious about detoxing and changing the way you eat and feel…

You may be worried that you don’t know how to do it “right.”

That’s where I come in.

Learn about my 360 Life Detox group program, starting 9/20 here:

Here are some testimonials from my recent detox members:

“I have more energy, more energy, more energy!  The energy part is huge.  I use up a ton of emotional and physical energy in my job and rarely have anything left for myself.  In the past few weeks, I’ve been getting up and going to the gym at 6am, something which would have really felt impossible before the program. 

 I’m feeling great in my body.  I feel like weight has been lifted off my stomach and digestive system.  Instead of that heavy and twisted up feeling, I feel lighter and stronger there.

 I really didn’t know where to start changing my diet.  I love that through this program, you walk us through those beginning steps. I needed that help.” ~ 

Melissa, Lima, Peru  

“I feel happier, less anxious, more confident, and at peace in my relationship with food.

 I am really grateful for this simple, affordable program.  I think everyone on the planet could benefit from the lessons, distinctions, and suggestions you gave us.  I also appreciate that you acknowledged the emotional and spiritual side of making healthy changes related to food.  I highly recommend you as a 1-1 coach and teleclass teacher.  Thank You!” ~

CB, New York City

Learn more or sign up for the 360 Life Detox here – only 19 spots are left open:  

5 Minute "Flat-Belly Lunch" Recipe

If you’re like me, lunch can be an after-thought…

Oh! It’s 1 o’clock, I’m hungry, and I need to keep my energy up to tackle my to-do list!

Most of my clients and Reboot & Refresh members are super busy, mostly moms with a ton on their plates, and they want healthy recipes that give them energy while being easy and delicious. That’s my speciality!

I’ve created the perfect lunch that’s filled with foods for energy, takes 5 minutes to make, and helps keep my tummy in a happy state (read: no gluten bloating, protein rich, and filled with gut-supportive greens):

Collard Wrap “Sandwich”

Ingredients:

2 big collard leaves

1/2 cup hummus

1/2 avocado, sliced

2 tablespoons olive paste (or chopped kalamata olives)

2 tablespoons raw sauerkraut

2 teaspoons hemp seed oil

Directions:

Wash and dry the collard leaves. Remove the thick stem sticking out below the leaf.

With the shiny, “front side” of the leaf facing up, spread half the hummus on the center of each leaf.

Top with the remaining ingredients and wrap, burrito style.

Serve and eat raw ~