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Recipe Friday – Rainbow Roll-Ups

May 19th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Gluten Free, Rainbow, Raw, Roll-Ups, Sushi|

These Rainbow Roll-Ups are a really easy and delicious way to eat more of the veggies that help you get clear, glowing skin. Plus, they are vegan, gluten free, and raw. We used beet hummus both for their color and to boost the protein in this dish. This dish is a great option when you are following a clean diet or, like us, trying to get more vegan dishes in your diet. The recipe that follows doesn’t have any “amounts” because it’s really up to you. The beet hummus is so delicious that we slathered on quite a bit! Just make sure not to stuff them so much that you can’t seal them shut! RAINBOW ROLL-UPS Ingredients: Nori sheets Bowl of warm water Sushi rolling mat (optional) For the filling: Carrots, cut into matchsticks Cucumbers, cut into matchsticks Sweet peppers, cut into matchsticks Avocado, thinly sliced Beet hummus Pea sprouts Instructions Prepare all fillings as directed above. Lay the first nori sheets out on a sushi rolling mat. Arrange a few long strips of cucumber, carrot, peppers, sprouts, avocado and hummus. Roll the nori sheet keeping the fillings inside. Once you reach the edge, apply some warm water to the edge […]

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Recipe Friday – Dragonfruit Lemonade

May 12th, 2017|dragonfruit, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, lemonade|

Happy Mother’s Day! Dragonfruit seems to be everywhere lately, but it’s still fairly new to us. Recently, we incorporated dragonfruit into a tropical fruit platter that we served at a private party at the spa. It reminded us of a sweet and tangy kiwi that paired well with the other tropical fruits; pineapple, kiwi and papaya. Since we had some of this cool looking fruit leftover, we thought we’d try adding it to our lemonade. As expected, the lemonade turned a bright pink! So pretty! It would make a great beverage to serve at Mother’s Day brunch! In addition to the interesting way dragonfruit looks. We found that it has some great skin benefits as well. Like most fruits, this fruit is high in antioxidants, which helps to fight free radicals. What is unique to this fruit is that the high seed content are a great source of healthy monosaturated fats, which help to keep your skin tighter and youthful. DRAGONFRUIT LEMONADE Ingredients Makes 2 quarts ½ dragonfruit cut into slices 2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (approx 5 lemons) Water Sweetener of choice, to taste – liquid Stevia or liquid organic sugar works the best since they are clear to […]

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Recipe Friday – Refreshing Watermelon Margaritas

May 7th, 2017|Drink, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Margarita|

It’s been such a hectic week! We planned to share a Cinco de Mayo inspired Recipe Friday post, on Friday, but it’s now Sunday! Did you have fun celebrating? We sort of worked right through it! However, today, we were able to finally relax a bit and our Cinco de Mayo recipe was so refreshing and the perfect drink to relax with. We found this recipe on minimalistbaker.com. We rarely make alcoholic drinks! However, this looked so delicious and simple enough for us to try. We’re glad we made these and wanted to share the recipe with you too since these turned out to be so refreshing! Lately we have read about some possible benefits to drinking tequila. Mainly, tequila is a probiotic that can increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your intestines. For those with Colon issues, such as Crohn’s disease or colitis, tequila can also help form a protective barrier to protect drugs from breaking down in your stomach and to help medicine reach your colon. So having a drink with tequila now and then may actually have some health benefits. WATERMELON MARGARITA Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (300 ml) watermelon juice (from 1 small ripe watermelon*) 2 […]

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Recipe Friday – Pineapple Spring Rolls

April 28th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, rice paper, Spring Rolls|

Willow Spa is celebrating the pineapple this year and since the peak season for this sweet tropical fruit is in April and May, we decided to debut our new pineapple scrub and body mousse in the Spring Paradise Package. When applied topically, pineapple helps to exfoliate and soften skin, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, reduce blemishes and give you fresher and radiant skin. In addition to the treatment benefits, pineapple also has amazing benefits for your health. Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple is rich in the enzyme Bromelain, which helps to break down proteins. This helps to reduce inflammation in muscles and joints and the symptoms of Arthritis. Immune System Pineapple is the richest source of Vitamin C, which helps in pumping up the activity level of white blood cells. It also controls artery plaque build up, keeping heart attacks and diabetic heart diseases away. Pineapple also stops the formation of free radicals that attack the colon formation in cells leading to colon cancer. Cancer Prevention Pineapple is one of the best fruits, when it comes to the battle against Cancer. Pineapple has been directly linked to preventing cancers of Mouth, Throat and Breast. So, with pineapple on our minds this month, we […]

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Recipe Friday – Savory Vegan Breakfast Bowl

April 21st, 2017|Breakfast bowl, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Savory, tofu|

Do you like savory or sweet breakfasts? Maybe it was the extra sugar we had this past weekend, but when we tried to figure out what we were going to cook for this Recipe Friday we decided that not only should the ingredients have healthy ingredients for beautiful skin, but we also wanted it to be on the savory side. Coco created this Vegan Breakfast Bowl, which was the perfect type of heartier breakfast bowl for those mornings when you wake up craving a full meal. The great thing about this breakfast bowl is that there is no right or wrong ingredients to add. You can put whatever vegetables you have left in your refrigerator or the freshest veggies that you find at the farmer’s market. So, this recipe is more of a guide and an inspiration to help you to create your own perfect veggie breakfast bowl. We added brussel sprouts, red peppers, asaparagus, and spinach, but you may prefer kale, tomatoes, squash and spinach. There a lot of reasons to eat more vegan meals and in honor of Earth Day, we will give a little shout out to the benefits of eating less animals and animal products has on our environment. Everyday, eating a […]

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Recipe Friday – Dark Chocolate Eggs with Oreo Centers

April 14th, 2017|Candy, Dark Chocolate, Easter, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Oreos, Truffles|

We rarely make candy, but this Easter, we thought it would be nice to make something that was a richer, sweeter and still Vegan. It’s easier than ever to find Vegan Chocolate, but it’s not as easy to find Vegan Easter Candy. This recipe makes egg shaped truffles that are rich, creamy, decadent, and deeply chocolatey. This recipe is so easy! We found a silicone egg mold to use. However, if you don’t have one, you can also shape the Oreo balls with your hands and dip into the melted chocolate. Either way works great!   DARK CHOCOLATE EGGS WITH OREO CENTERS INGREDIENTS 1 15-oz package Oreo cookies (or chocolate sandwich cookies of your choice) 1 8-oz tub of Vegan cream cheese (we used Trader Joe’s Vegan cream cheese) Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pound Plus Bar (or other Vegan dark chocolate bar) Natural Unsweetened Freeze Dried Fruit Silicone Egg Mold METHOD Crush Oreos in a food processor to a crumble consistency. We used about half the bag to make 2 batches of the molds in this picture. However, you can adjust the amount depending on the size of your molds or size of your eggs, if shaping by hand. Mix cream cheese in with crushed Oreos until […]

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Recipe Friday – Vegan Pesto Stuffed Tomatoes

April 7th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Stuffed Tomatoes|

We know it’s not quite summer yet, but this warm weather had us craving tomatoes this week! With tomatoes on our mind, we made these light and refreshing stuffed roasted tomatoes. It’s a perfect way to eat tomatoes this early in the season, since the best tasting fresh tomatoes won’t be around until mid-summer. Tomatoes are one of those super foods that seem to have so many benefits. We are coming to the end of our detox and highlighting some of the detoxifying effects tomatoes have on your body seems appropriate. Tomatoes have natural content of sulphur and chlorine, which helps protect our bodies from infections and aid the proper functioning of kidneys. Of course, tomatoes are brimming with anti-oxidants, Vitamins B3 and B6. They also help to strengthen vision, boost our immune system and prevent atherosclerosis.   Stuffed Tomatoes Ingredients: 6 medium size tomatoes 1 cup (uncooked) Quinoa (see below) Handful of spinach leaves Few fresh basil leaves ½ onion diced 3 tablespoons of pesto sauce (see below) Salt and Pepper to taste Italian seasoning (optional) Quinoa: Cook 1 cup of quinoa as directed. For a nuttier taste sauté quinoa in a little dab of olive oil in a frying pan. Keep […]

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Recipe Friday – Detox Broccoli Salad

March 31st, 2017|Broccoli, Detox, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Purple Cabbage, Raw|

Coco and I are in the middle of our annual detox as I write this post. It has been going very well and committing to a set time frame where we say “NO” to all processed foods, dairy, added sugars, and stimulants feels so good. One of our favorite things during this time, is to try new recipes that follow the guidelines of clean eating. It can be easier to find healthy recipes when there are limits placed on what ingredients you can and can’t use. This broccoli salad was one of our favorites. Not only is it detox friendly, but it is raw, vegan, easy to make and so delicious! The main ingredients in this salad are broccoli and purple cabbage, both of which tout a lot of detox benefits. Broccoli: Purifies the liver and spleen by activating detox enzymes in the liver, which helps to rid of toxins quicker. Plus, broccoli is rich in beta carotene, iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Purple Cabbage: Cleanses the digestive tract and helps to eliminate toxins that lead to illness and inflammation. Cabbage also balances blood sugar, stimulates immunity shrinks tumors, and destroys cancer cells.     DETOX BROCCOLI SALAD INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD 2 […]

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Recipe Friday – Grilled Pineapple Salsa on Sweet Potato Boats

March 10th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Grilled|

Spring is almost here and fresh pineapples are available again! We are always trying to find some balance in our lives, and pineapples help us to do just that! Eating fresh pineapple has a plethora of health benefits. It helps with with healing, detoxing, metabolizing, tissue building, synthesizing collagen and improving digestion. It feels so great to put our bodies back in sync again after the recent few months of crazy hot/cold/rainy/dry weather. Plus, pineapples are an effective way to get smooth and glowing skin, which is an added bonus, since our skin has been a little stressed and dehydrated lately. Health Benefits Pineapple is high in the enzyme bromelain and in Vitamin C, which are both important in healing. Bromelain helps reduce inflammation, tenderness and pain from bruising, sprains, and strains. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to fight colds and infections plus it is vital in repairing body tissues and in synthesizing amino acids and collagen. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and more flexible your skin will be.     Grilled Pineapple Salsa on Sweet Potato Boats Add a little sweet sunshine to your salsa! We recommend eating fresh pineapple at least once a week. This recipe is a delicious way to add pineapple […]

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