30 day cleanse

Clean Burn Shape Friendly: Recipe #3

applesMy biggest problem I have when I am doing a cleanse, or just every day in general, is my sweet tooth. I have a taste for something sweet when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed at night. I’ve found a trick to satisfying my sweet tooth, while still following the Clean Burn Shape guidelines. While fruit is delicious in it’s natural form, sometimes our taste buds get bored eating the same thing over and over again. I decided to switch it up with baked Apple Chips. Apple Chips have the sweet taste that I am always looking for and also that crunch that makes it feel like an enjoyable snack Everyone knows “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that is the truth apples are packed with nutritional benefits such as: • Packed With Antioxidants • Boosts Immunity • Good Source Of Fiber • Helps To Prevent/ Slow Down Alzheimer’s • Promotes Digestive Health • Increases Metabolism

Try this recipe out, it is TOO simple not to! And if you feel like splurging, try smearing your apple chips with nut butter for a more decadent taste with added protein!

Apple Chips Ingredients & Directions: • Preheat oven to 300 degrees • 4 whole Sweet Apples (Gala or Fuji recommended) • Slice apples 1/8″ thick, soak for 1/2 hour in water with a squeeze of lemon. Remove and pat dry. Place on cookie sheet. • Sprinkle cinnamon on top if desired and a teaspoon of Stevia • Bake for 45-50 min at 300 degrees. • Flip halfway through baking. Enjoy!

Clean Burn Shape Friendly: Recipe #2

BeFunky_image (15).jpgContinuing with the recipe theme, I am going to share with you another Clean Burn Shape friendly recipe. This is my own recipe I’ve tested out and adapted a few too many times till it was perfect. I’ve noticed the reason why most people cheat on their cleanse or nutritional goals is because they feel deprived and as though they’re missing out. The chickpea pizza recipe I have for you will have you fooled into thinking you’re not even on a cleanse anymore! You’ll feel as though you’re cheating with this meal, that’s how delicious it really is. This pizza crust is made simply from garbanzo (chickpea) flour. I buy the Bob’s Red Mill brand it is strictly just beans no gluten or sugars added. On the cleanse vegetables and legumes are allowed, so that will be the only thing we will use when making this pizza. The crust is packed with tons of fiber that is actually easier to digest since the beans are already broken down into such tiny particles, making it easier to digest and absorb the nutrients. If you’d like to make this pizza after your Clean Burn Shape experience then feel free to use an organic pizza sauce, and add on some cheese or veggie mozzarella!

Chickpea Pizza1260C164_GarbanzoBeanFlour_f_750 Crust Ingredients: Serving: One Personal Pizza ½ cup garbanzo bean flour ¼ cup of water 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil or olive oil

Topping ingredients: 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil or Non-stick cooking spray can be used 1 Zucchini Sliced ¼ Onion chopped ½ cup Spinach ¼ cup Mushrooms ½ Cup of Tomatoes or Roasted Red Peppers Any other vegetable toppings of your choice: olives, artichokes, kale, broccoli etc….

Directions 1.Preheat the oven to 400. 2.Add all of the crust ingredients into a bowl and stir until a ball forms. 3.Pour the dough onto a pizza stone and shape into a pizza round with your hands. Extra oil and flour can be used if it feels too sticky. 4.Bake for 12 minutes and then remove from the oven. While it is baking you can prep the toppings. 5.Sauté the vegetables with the oil or non-stick cooking spray in a pan at medium heat. Add any seasonings such as sea salt, pepper or oregano for a pizza taste. If you want a pasta sauce taste then blend your tomatoes separately in a blender and season with salt pepper and oregano. 6.Assemble your pizza. If you made a sauce out of the tomatoes then spread the sauce down first and top with sautéed vegetables. 7.Turn the oven down to 375 and bake for 10-15 minutes longer, until the bottom of the crust is a golden brown. 8.Enjoy!

Crust Recipe is Adapted From: www.ashleyharperevans.com

Clean Burn Shape Friendly: Recipe #1

zucchiniI've had a lot of people recently ask me for recipes that were Clean Burn Shape friendly while they are on their 10 day and 30 day cleanse, or healthy recipes for even after the program. Clean Burn Shape recipes need to be grain free, dairy free and vegan in order to meet the 10 day cleanse guidelines. The recipe I have today for you will keep you feeling satisfied and it tastes simply delicious! Stuffed Zucchini Boats are easy and simple and they can be prepared ahead of time. I had this recipe for dinner last night. I cooked them up the night before and re-heated them that evening and they held up great!Zucchini has some incredible health benefits such as: • Fights Inflammation • Lowers Blood Pressure • Vitamin C • Hydrating food, 95% water content • Cancer Fighting Effects

Stuffed Zucchini Boats Serves 2 Ingredients: 4-8″ long zucchini, cut in half length-wise 1/2 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup Vidalia onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 cup cooked chickpeas (if canned, drained and rinsed first) 1/2 cup mixed greens, (spinach or kale) 1/4 cup diced olives (optional) 1 tbsp herbs de provence or dried Italian seasoning Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F and get a large baking dish. Scoop out the insides of the four zucchini halves and chop it into small pieces. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, sauté the onion and garlic together until the onion starts to turn clear. Next, place the bell peppers, tomatoes, scooped zucchini, chickpeas, greens and herbs into the pan and sauté until the greens are wilted. Add the olives, salt and pepper to taste. Fill the zucchini “boats” up, with equal amounts of the filling and place in the baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes, and serve warm.

Recipe Adapted From: www. ashleyharperevans.com

30 Day Challenge: "Christmas Colors" PART 1

Typically each month at Synergy Kettlebell Training we usually have one 30 Day Challenge that is nutritionally based to push us beyond our comfort zones and out of complacency so that we can get healthier. During the month of December we're gonna be doing something special. We're gonna be having not 1, but 2 Challenges. I'm excited! Are you excited? I'm excited!! YES!!! Here's how it's gonna work...

From the 1st to the 15th we'll be selecting 2 days each week where we totally cleanse our bodies. The cleanse can either be a juiced or smoothie days or complete water fast on those days. Whatever works with your schedule and abilities do that one. I personally prefer the water fast days where I don't eat anything at all and just drink water or tea. That will give you the best results. If that's not you then do the juice or smoothie. Now by juice I mean real juice that's fresh squeezed by you using a juicer or smoothie blended fresh by you with your blender.

Here's 3 Very Simple & Tasty Red and Green Christmas Smoothies recipes for you:

3 Very Simple & Tasty Red Christmas Smoothies
1. Half Cup of Fresh Organic Pineapple
1/4 of a beet
1/2 leaf of kale
1/2-1 full carrot
2. 4-6 Strawberries
Small handful of spinach
1/4 Apple
1/2-1 full carrot
1/2-1 radish with root
3. 1 Whole Apple
1 Banana
1/4 of a beet
1/4 teaspoon size of fresh Ginger root
Small handful of fresh blueberries

Note 1: I use my Vitamix and it tears everything right up. Make sure you don't "over beet" LOL cause it will take over the flavor. Follow as the recipe suggests.  Nothing needs to be peeled. What I do is cut things up into easy to manage(for the blender) chunks and then blend away. :) Note 2: Don't be alarmed if your stool is redish. The beets do this. The first time it happened to me I thought I had a problem cause it looks bloody, but be rest assured it's A-OKAY. Beets are amazing for detoxing the liver.

3 Very Simple & Tasty Green Christmas Smoothies
1. 1/2 Apple
1/2 leaf of kale
Small handful of spinach
1/4 teaspoon size of fresh Ginger root
1/4 of a cucumber or 10 marshmallows - Just Kidding!
2. 2 Celery Stalks
handful of mixed baby greens
1/2-1 full carrot
Half Cup of Fresh Organic Pineapple
Optional, but recommended: 1/4 of a cucumber
3. 1 Banana
1/2-1 an orange
1/2-1 full carrot
1/2 leaf of kale
Optional, but recommended: 1/4 of a cucumber
As I mentioned, we're gonna have 2 Challenges this month and I'll reveal the 2nd one as we get closer. That one will run from the 16th to the end of the year. Keep an eye out and enjoy your cleanse days. They really work great to give a lot of energy and honestly aren't as bad as you probably would think.
Keep in mind that a challenge is intended to push you and make you do things you normally would not to improve the person you are both physically AND mentally.