Raw Avocado Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Ingredients1 English cucumber1 large avocado, peeled and pitted1 cup curly kale leaves, ribs removed, chiffonaded1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt1/4 teaspoon ground cuminPinch of cayenne pepper1/8 teaspoon sweet paprika, to garnish InstructionsTo prepare the cucumber, use a mandoline (at the 1/16-inch setting) or a wide vegetable peeler and slice the cucumber lengthways into long slices on one side of the cucumber (until … Continue reading Raw Avocado Cucumber Sushi Rolls

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

Ingredients1 cup strawberries, diced1 cup mango, diced1 avocado, diced1 jalapeno, seeded and diced2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced2-3 tablespoons cilantro, diced1 small lime, juiced1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste InstructionsPlace all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to combine. Garnish with extra cilantro. Serve with pita chips for dipping. Also great served on salmon, fish tacos, or shrimp. For serving:Multigrain pita chips Continue reading Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa

Red Peppers Stuffed With Confetti Guacamole

Ingredients4 medium avocadosJuice of 2 limesSea salt to taste1 tsp maple syrup1 1/2 cups (packed) shredded curly kale1 sweet bell pepper, diced1/2 cup zucchini, diced1/2 cup red onion, diced1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional–only if you want some heat)1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas3 sweet bell peppers, cut in half, seeds and stem removed InstructionsRemove the pit from the avocados and scoop them out of their … Continue reading Red Peppers Stuffed With Confetti Guacamole

Food and Mood

There’s evidence that disruption to the gut’s natural biome can have a real impact on the body and brain. Certain foods have a significant impact on gut bacteria, and avoiding things that are high in additives and preservatives can help protect against your gut’s usual function. Gut-friendly food choices include:• Whole foods• Fresh fruits and vegetables (in a range of colors)• Frozen fruits• Higher fiber … Continue reading Food and Mood

Regular Exercise Can Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms

Living with arthritis, pain and stiffness from inflammation of the joints, can be uncomfortable and disruptive of everyday life. There are several ways to help soothe the symptoms, one of which that can be most effective is regular exercise. Extensive exercise is not necessary. However, a lack of it can create more stress on the joints because the muscles become weakened. Therefore, maintaining strength and … Continue reading Regular Exercise Can Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms