Sea Salt facts

Let’s get basic:

Na=Sodium

NaCl=Sodium chloride 

Sodium is the 6th most abundant element on Earth.

Sodium is an essential element for ALL animals and some plants. Sodium ions are the major cation (positive charge) in the extracellular fluid.  Loss of water (dehydration) from the cell increases the sodium concentration. (Good ole term-retaining water!)

Salt is vital to good health, and is required by the human body in order to function properly. Sodium functions as an electrolyte, and assists with regulating the electrical charges within our cells. Chloride supports potassium absorption, enhances carbon dioxide transportation, regulates body fluid levels, and is an essential component of digestive acids.

The living human cells pump three sodium ions out of the cell in exchange for two potassium ions pumped in.  In nerve cells, the electrical charge enables transmission of the nerve impulse.  

So…blah blah blah…what does that all mean?  Sodium is necessary for your nervous system, and all the avocados I recommend eating have high amounts of potassium (about 1000mg), and drinking water is important, in a nut shell.  It’s all a balance and there is a method to my madness!!

Try to aim for 2300mg of sodium a day and double your potassium at 4700mg! 

SO…as you decrease your processed foods (which are HIGH in processed salts), more natural foods do not contain nearly the amounts so you will need to learn to add it to your meals, and that’s OK! 

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with littleprocessing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels.

Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Most table salt also has added iodine, and usually contains an additive such as silicon dioxide to prevent clumping.

Recipe:

Homemade Taco Seasoning

IN ADDITION:

Ever tried a therapeutic foot/body soak with sea salt? 

Salt is wonderful for softening and rejuvenating the skin, it is a great exfoliant for dry skin cells, relaxes muscular aches, pains, sunburns, rashes, and irritated skin. Sea salt is commonly used to make bath bombs, bath teas, soap making and in deodorant. 

I have a few of my favorite people I love to refer to where you can get quality body products from.

Www.mountainroseherbs.comSea Salt facts

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Baked Mediterranean Chickpeas. Snack on them or top them on sliced sweet potatoes

Baked Mediterranean Chickpeas
Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups chickpeas (rinsed and drained if you are using canned)
1/2 TBSp Avocado oil
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
Sea salt to taste
2-4 TBSP Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray Avocado or Coconut Oil on Large baking stone.
Toss chickpeas with avocado oil and spices and place on the baking sheet.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Serve immediately, leftovers don’t keep well.

1/2 Cup per serving is a perfect portion size.

 

Holiday Drinks and Natural Remedies for Hangovers

Holiday drinks!! What to do if you drink to little water and become dehydrated and have a hangover the following day?

If you are going to drink this holiday season, please be responsible and smart.  Always choose good quality ingredients and ORGANIC where you can.  Good rule of thumb is drink a glass of water after each mixed drink. This will not affect your “Buzz” It allows your body to metabolize the alcohol content.

Following the “fun” recipes I have listed a few tips to help sooth your guts.  Remember: if you are a coffee/caffeine person or drinker, those two deplete your B vitamins and fatigue/stress your adrenals out.  Supplements are strongly recommended to help keep levels normal.

I’d be more than happy to help create a meal plan for you to keep you on track during the holidays.  Happy creating!!

I found Bailey’s Almond cream, it’s gluten free and vegan.  Was a total hit at class.  The salted Caramel Kaula was a second win!  The Staff at Total Wine was so helpful in answering my questions since my knowledge lacks in this department.  Don’t be afraid to ask….remember you are the consumer and you vote with your dollars so do so wisely.

Vegan Eggnog Chai Latte
Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
8 oz So Delicious Eggnog
2 Chai Tea bags
1/2 cup espresso or Cold Brew
Optional: 2oz Kahula

Heat eggnog and 2 tea bags over medium heat, never allowing it to come to a boil. Stir often.
As soon as eggnog begins to form little bubbles remove from the heat.
Remove tea bags from eggnog.
Pour coffee in a mug and top with the chai spiced eggnog.
Serve immediately.

Peppermint White Russian Cocktail
Dairy Free
Happily serves 2

1/2 cup Kahlúa coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Peppermint flavored vodka (2 oz)
1/2 cup Coconut Cream or coconut egg nog
6-8 Ice cubes

Top of Glass:
1/8 cup vanilla frosting
1/4 cup peppermint candy bits

Apply a thin layer of vanilla frosting around the rims of both glasses.
Add the peppermint bits to a shallow bowl. Dip the rims of each glass into the candy, covering the frosting entirely. Chill for 10 minutes.

In a cocktail shaker, add the Kahlúa, vodka and coconut cream.
Shake it!
Pour into the peppermint-rimmed serving glasses filled with ice.

Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Vegan, Gluten Free (Use Tito’s vodka or Towers-it’s Gluten Free)
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
32 oz apple cider (Four 8 oz servings)
8 oz Caramel vodka
1 TBSP Cinnamon

OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup Coconut brown sugar (for rimming your glasses)

Mix all of the ingredients in a large pot.
Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid just begins to steam

TIP: Heat to your desired temperature and then add the vodka to ensure the alcohol doesn’t burn off.
Optional: While cider is warming up rim the mugs with brown sugar

BAILEYS Spiced Iced Cold Brew
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
2 oz Baileys Almond Milk Liqueur
15 oz Cold brew
Cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon stevia
Nutmeg
Ice if desired

Combine Baileys with cinnamon oil/stevia, cold brew over ice.
Top with grated nutmeg.

 

Golden Milk
Dairy Free, Soy free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Yeast Free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Almond or non dairy nut milk
1 TBSP Coconut oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp white pepper (or black)
1 scoop of collagen

Hangover Remedies:

1 scoop Can’t Beet this (Purium)
8 oz Organic Coconut water
Optional but strongly recommended:
1 scoop Green Spectrum or “More Greens” (Purium)

8oz Bone Broth before bed

8oz Bone Broth first thing in the morning.

Avocado and sea salt for your first meal.

Protein Balls: Sunflower butter and Bone Broth Powder

Sunflower Butter Protein Balls
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 12

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 ½ Cups Sunflower butter or any Nut butter
¼ Cup raw honey (or maple syrup if Vegan)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp Himalayan sea salt
¼ cup Bone Broth Protein powder OR Collagen Powder
Optional:
½ cup dark chocolate Vegan chips

Stir sunflower butter, honey, vanilla and sea salt together.
Add protein powder and combine thoroughly
Optional: Stir in chocolate chips
Form into balls, refrigerate for at least 2 hours

To cut your sugars, You can use 1/2 tsp maple extract and stevia.

Kids home from school? Try this healthy Chocolate pancakes to keep them full of natural energy

Coconut flour cacao pancakes
GF, Dairy free
Happily serves 12 pancakes

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1⁄3 Cup Coconut flour
5 eggs
½ Nut milk of choice
¼ Cup full fat coconut milk
¼ Cup coconut sugar or stevia
3 TBSP Raw Cacao powder
¾ tsp vanilla extract
Dash of Sea salt
Coconut oil spray for each pancake

In a deep bowl, whisk all ingredients except ghee/coconut ghee/coconut oil, until well combined. Batter should be very thick but pourable. Not watery.
Let batter sit for 5 minutes to let the coconut flour absorb the liquid, stirring once more at the end.
Pour about 1⁄3 cup of batter into a frying pan pre-heated with coconut oil. 
If necessary, tilt pan and shake lightly for even distribution of batter. (Batter does not necessarily need to spread throughout the pan).
Fry for a couple of minutes, occasionally covering with a lid, till liquid has almost firmed up
Tip: Covering the pan with a lid occasionally will help keep moisture and enhance even cooking.
Flip with a spatula, and fry the other side for a couple more minutes, then remove from pan.
Repeat for rest of batter, greasing pan between batches as needed, and occasionally stirring the batter left in your bowl for even consistency.

Hemp Honey Viniagrette

Honey Hemp Vinaigrette
Paleo, GF, Dairy Free
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Hemp Seed oil
2 TBSP Coconut Vinegar
2 TBSP Raw Honey
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Cup Lime juice
2/3 Cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients together, shake well.  Serve as a dressing or over seafood dish.

Cucumber Dill Hummus

Cucumber Dill Hummus
Vegan, GF
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 cups Garbanzo Beans or butter beans, rinsed and drained
2 springs fresh Dill (washed, stems removed) or 1 TBSP dried dill
1 Cucumber (washed, skin on, roughly chopped)
½ tsp Sea Salt
2 TBSP Lemon or Lime Juice
1 TBSP Hemp Seed Oil
2 TBSP Tahini
1 Garlic Clove

Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse/blend until smooth

Pumpkin Seed Dip

Pumpkin Seed Dip 

Vegan, GF, Paleo
Happily serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

5 ounces Raw pumpkin seeds
2 TBSP Avocado oil
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots

1 large jalapeno, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped (let sit 5 min)
1/4 Cup Parsley

1/4 Cup Cilantro

Juice of a lime

1 TBSP Extra-virgin Olive oil or Avocado oil

1/4 tsp finely grated orange zest

2 TBSP Maple syrup or 1/4 tsp maple extract and stevia
Blend seeds in a food processor.
Cook shallots & garlic in the avocado oil.
*Add Sea salt and pepper, let cool.*
Add parsley, cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, orange zest (and water if needed)
Add shallot mix when cooled, mix thoroughly
Sea salt to taste.

Variation: Can also be used a spread in a lettuce wrap.

Artichoke Green Chili Hummus

Artichoke Green Chili Hummus
Vegan, Paleo, GF
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Butter Beans
1/2-1 Cup Artichoke (with about 1/4 cup juice)
1-2 TBSP Hemp Seed oil
1/2 Cup Hatch Green chili
1 TBSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Garlic, Fresh or dried
1 TBSP Onion Flakes
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1 TBSP Lime juice
Optional: Red Pepper Flakes, mixed in or sprinkled on top

MIx all Ingredients in food processor until smooth.
1/2 cup serving size served with Veggies.

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing
GF, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 TBSP Tahini (can sub Sunflower butter)
1 TBSP Hemp Seed oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp Chipotle powder
½ tsp Cayenne
¼ tsp Sea salt

Mix all ingredients together. Can be used as a salad dressing or over stir fry and quinoa.  Great Sauce for lettuce wraps!
OR:
Optional: ADD 1TBSP Nutritional Yeast if you want to toss it on Collard Greens and bake.