Cranberry Crush Juice Recipe

Do you feel that cold snap? Yep, me too. The thing is depending on where you live, by noon you’ll probably be shedding layers and sweating if you dressed for the cold snap when you left the house. Gotta love it! In the last few weeks I have welcomed this cold snap in beautiful South Alabama. As I was out and about the crisp air made everything scream FALL IS HERE! In the department store windows the mannequins were dressed in sweaters and cardigans of warm dark colors and every eatery and cafe was advertising pumpkin flavored something. Yep! It’s really here! One of my favorite seasons. And for me this only means one thing…IT’S CRANBERRY TIME! I looooove these little rubies so much! First of all they’re a gorgeous color (what can I say I’m a sucka for pretty food). Then they have the nerve to be so super good for you with a big punch of Vitamins C, K, E,  Manganese and Fiber in such a small package. All of these vitamins and tons of phytonutrients are wonderful in helping to protect the body from harmful free radicals and strengthen your immune system while offering anti-inflammatory and cancer-prevention properties.

Oh yeh and they are on the What’s In Season list for November. Click here to open that post so you can get as many of this months veggie, fruit and herb jewels in your body as you can. Here is my favorite cranberry juice recipe. I can’t wait for you to try it and let me know what you think. If you’re prone to sniffles, sore throat and congestion during this time you want this #JuicesByEBNL prescription in your life STAT!

cranberry crush

What’s your favorite thing to do with cranberries? I know you’ll be crushin’ on Cranberry Crush Juice…come back and tell me about it in the COMMENTs below and don’t forget to SHARE this Natural Living Tip with your social media and email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

Plant Based Omega Sources – Nothing Fishy

Earlier this month I made this post on my Instagram @earthlybodies about the vegan myth that a plant based diet lacks the proper requirement of protein. One of the comments included a question asking “What about omegas?” specifically she asked “like what vegan options are available for that? I’ve got the protein down already and I want more than just nuts and seeds.” Nothing makes this educator/blogger happier than having an engaged community that gives me more content to share what I love! So let’s talk about Omegas, what they are, why they’re important and how to get them while eating a vegan/plant based diet.

Omegas are the essential fatty acids that our bodies need to function at their best both mentally and physically on any given day and through any given situation. Good fats are in omegas and help our bodies to burn fat and help in weight loss and are essential in overall health. They also enhance brain function and cardiovascular health and have numerous other benefits with regard to fat metabolism. A lack of these essential fatty acids would cause the following:

  • Memory deficiency
  • Miscarriage
  • Sterility in men
  • Arthritis
  • Brittle nails
  • Slow wound healing
  • Asthma
  • Bumps on back of arms
  • Decreased memory and mental abilities
  • Dry hair, dandruff
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Fatty liver
  • Heart disease
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Mood swings
  • Reduced vision
  • Neuropathy (tingling or numbness of your arms or legs) 
  • Cracking skin at finger tips
  • Dry, scaly skin/dermatitis
  • Psychological disturbances
  • Thirst, excess urination

None of that sounds like my idea of a good time. The best thing you can do for your body is to adopt a preventative care approach in your daily life. We never know when an illness or injury is on the horizon so giving our body what it needs is our best course of action and defense. Now lets look at what options we have for getting these vital nutrients in our bodies. There are of course several animal protein options that contain omegas, but if you’re like me and have no desire to find and eat Nemo you are in the right place. Here is a healthy although not all-encompassing list of plant based foods that will get the job done just as well:

  • Flax Seed
  • Chia Seed
  • Hemp Seed
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Edamame
  • Pumpkin (not the spice at Starbucks!)
  • Wild Rice
  • Romaine
  • Arugula
  • Purslane
  • Spirulina
  • Urad Dal
  • AcornSquash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Blueberries
  • Grape Leaves
  • Mangoes
  • Navy Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Soy Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Seaweed
  • Olive Oil

Hopefully this list gives you a great head start as you navigate thru a healthier lifestyle of eating vegan/plant based. It is a journey that I will never end and after 4 1/2 years still find so much joy and health in. Leave a COMMENT below if this blog post was helpful and which foods you’re most excited about using as medicine for any conditions discussed above. Feel free to SHARE this blog post with your social media or email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a spiritually, mentally and physically safe place to LIVE!

Are you ready to make permanent changes in your health? Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above for a free 20 minute health discovery chat with me. You should also click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. Then you should click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey.

EBNL Client Spotlight: Chandra H

Transforming your mind is the key to having sustainable success in your health goals. Here is a prime example of what that looks like from this month’s EBNL Client Spotlight Chandra. This travelista is a true foodie that was unsure whether she could complete her cleanse without cheating. But once her “why?” became greater than her self-doubt there was no keeping her from her goals of getting serious about her health. Chandra says “My journey is forever. I think about every piece of food I put in my mouth. I believe that what I am eating will either help or hurt me. The best gift I could give myself is better health.” Chandra transformed her mind so that she could truly transform her body and life. Here is her testimonial as an EBNL Customized Reboot Cleanse client.

 

I have completed the Customized Reboot Cleanse with Earthly Bodies.  Once I received my plan, I was hesitant that I could really do it without cheating.  I am what you call a “True Foodie” that has been known to get out of the bed at midnight to drive to Dunkin Donuts for a snack.  I was 30 lbs overweight, suffered from chronic fatigue and taking a pill everyday to control my blood pressure.  That’s right, a foodie with a sugar addiction and Hypertension.  After trying several “diets” and watching my mom recover from a Stroke, I decided it was time for me to get serious about my health. 
 From day 1 I was all in.  I was serious about my water intake and preparing my juices for the next day.  Not even a burned out juicer and busted sink pipe could stop my journey.  I have a new found love for veggies (especially avocados) and fresh juices.  I am down 11 lbs and my blood pressure is slowly decreasing.   I am still taking a BP pill, but I am positive in more time my celery juice will permanently replace the pill. I have more energy and don’t feel sluggish throughout the day.
My journey is forever.  I think about every piece of food I put in my mouth.  I believe that what I am eating will either help or hurt me.  Moving forward, I my diet is 80% plant based and 20% everything else.  I have celery juice every morning and 1-2 additional 14 oz juices for the day.  Juicing is apart of my healthy journey because I can get more nutrients in my body by juicing than eating them.   The best gift I could give myself was better health.  I am grateful for this journey and finding Earthly Bodies!

 

Chandra’s testimonial proves that once you get your spirit, heart and mind inline your body has no choice but to sprint after them! Are you ready to discover the very best version of yourself? Click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. You should also click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey. Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above. Leave your COMMENTs and encouraging words for Chandra in the box below and SHARE this testimonial with your social media and email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

What’s In Season – September Edition

Happy September Earthly Bodies! Eating produce that is fresh, local and in season is a wonderfully magical gift to your body. Choosing to eat this way is good for your body, the environment, the local economy and of course your taste buds. Think about it…would you prefer a bunch of fresh greens just picked from the garden or greens that  have travelled across country in a truck for days? Not to mention it just tastes better and you are eating the same food that your local farmers are feeding their family. Give your body a fighting chance and #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopInSeason.

Here are the foods that are at their peak of excellence this month. Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. It doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them.

 

VEGETABLES

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers (Bell Peppers, Jalapeños, Poblanos)
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Red Onions
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes

FRUIT

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Melons (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon)
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes

HERBS

  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Rosemary

Which fruit, vegetable or herbs are you looking forward to enjoying this month? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to transitioning to a plant based diet or simply including more plant based foods in your diet I have created the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book, full of plant based recipes that I know you and your body will love. When you make a point to eat foods that contain Vitamins C, A, K and E you are well on your way to optimal health. I would love to talk about your health goals and see how we can attain them together. Click here or the Schedule Your Appointment link at the top of the page to schedule your free 20 minute health discovery call with me. If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and choose the detox plan perfect for your healthy natural living goals. Be sure to SHARE this post with all your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

 

 

Natural Relief For Constipation

Just Can't BEET It - Juice Recipe

I know I know! Constipation isn’t exactly the most fun or delightful thing to talk about, but it also isn’t fun to have so that’s why it is today’s topic.

If everything is flowing thru your system properly you should experience a bowel movement 1-3 times per day. Nope that was not a typo I said PER DAY. If you are not then you are suffering with a level of constipation.

There can be several reasons that you are dealing with constipation like:

  • Consuming too much dairy
  • After effects of surgery/anesthesia
  • Overuse of laxatives
  • Certain pharmaceutical meds (narcotics, antidepressants, iron pills, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Changes in normal diet
  • Decrease in or lack of physical activity
  • Eating disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lack of Fiber
  • Hypothyroidism

Beets, pears and apples are my go to foods to get things moving and my favorite #EatYourMedicine trick to combat constipation quickly and naturally is juicing. Here is one of my favorite Juices by EBNL recipes to the rescue!

Just Can’t BEET It

3 small/medium beets

2 firm Bartlett pears

2 pink lady apples

1/2 medium sized seeded watermelon

 

In true Juices by EBNL style this juice is also delicious so even if you’re not dealing with constipation this is a refreshing  and awesome preventive medicine. Feel free to SHARE this blog post with your social media or email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a spiritually, mentally and physically safe place to LIVE!

Are you ready to make permanent changes in your health? Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above. You should also click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. You should also click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey.

 

Finding Health Transformation

Blog Post Share - SamanthaSingletary.com

Transforming your health results in a lot more than a smaller number on the scale. Weight loss is simply a side effect when you approach your health goals holistically and make changes spiritually, mentally and physically. When this vital approach is taken you will notice that you won’t need to say anything about your choices and changes because your journey will speak loudly for you as the glow of your decision shines brightly for all to see.

This is exactly what author and business owner Samantha Singletary has experienced on her journey to healthy living. I wanted to share her blog post below from samanthasingletary.com where she shares 5 things she has learned along the way.

 

Finding Health Transformation

I have always believed in inward growth while we have breath in our beautiful bodies. I have received tons of inquiries about my journey, and the transformation everyone is watching. I wanted to share with you five tips to help you take the first step toward conversion.

1. Have a cup of Royal 8 tea every morning early. Your body responds to tea very well. When you drink organic whole tea leaves, you are giving your body the maximum benefit of tea. I have consumed Royal 8 International Tea blends every morning since I started my journey.

2. Mentors and educators are essential to your success. You don’t know everything, and I am a very brilliant and resourceful woman; however, mentors and educators help me excel. Invest in one for your business, one for your ministry, one for your finances and one for your health. Your ability to improve allows you to serve your clients and customers better.

3. Eat to live and not live to eat. Change the way you celebrate your successes. Don’t center them around food. Do things like going for a walk in the mall, bowling, putt putt golf, buying a new outfit for your win. Journal your win. Food doesn’t make the celebration better. It creates another challenge when it is the center focused.

4. The most important tip I have learned. I recently discovered, skipping meals sends my body into starvation mode, and it can cause my body not to burn off the healthy food I just consumed. Secondly, skipping meals can cause my glucose levels to dive and take all day to recover, it can slow my metabolism and cause foggy brain. The body can create a resistance against being healthy when you skip meals.

5. The food is not the problem with your body resisting the change. The thoughts, emotions, and perceptions you have toward your body cause your struggle with health and weight. I learned thoughts, feelings, and perceptions I had toward my self-worth, affected my body working with me. My body was saying, ” your soul tells me one thing, your thoughts tell me another, your emotions means something else, and you perceived me as the enemy. The real enemy is you! I am confused.” I realized that once I dealt with my thoughts, my emotions, my perceptions and worth, weight and health was easy. The minute when I take in a lie or a false perception, problems arise in my body. Food, portion control, calories, etc. are not the issue, my internal issues were resisting my natural design to live out its real purpose. It is a constant work, but I assure you once you start it, life and health will be at optimum levels.

These are five tips I want to share with you. I know many of you are following my journey, and have questions. Some people are brave to ask, and others are just wondering. I am giving you some insight into what I have conquered. I am extremely excited to share daily or weekly blogs, and you can follow me on Instagram @authorsamanthasingletary, Facebook @Author-Samantha Singletary or my website samanthasingletary.com. The journey is incredible, and every day gets better. Leave me your thoughts on this blog post below. I would love to hear your feedback. Toodles !

I hope you enjoyed this blog post spotlight. Be sure to click either of the links above to visit Samantha’s blog and to find out more about the gifts she is sharing with the world through becoming the best version of herself.

Are you ready to discover the very best version of yourself? Click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. You should also click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey. Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above. What have been your lessons during your health journey? Leave your COMMENTs below and SHARE this post with your social media and email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

What’s In Season – June Edition

wis juneIt’s June which means it’s time to enjoy all the brightly colored, super juicy produce our earthly bodies can possibly stand! My motto for the summer is to get nutrient wasted…you should join me!

So many of you have already taken my challenge to make this the year of the meatless meal and have purchased the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book to guide you along the way. There is so much health and vitality waiting for you on the other side of making the decision to add more plant-based meals to your diet. So now that you’ve made this wonderful decision  you get to see what all the fuss is about in enjoying the gift of eating produce that is fresh, local and in season.  Choosing to eat this way is a magical gift to your body, the environment, the local economy and of course your taste buds. Think about it…would you prefer a bunch of fresh greens just picked from the garden or greens that  have travelled across country in a truck for days? Not to mention it just tastes better and you are eating the same food that your local farmers are feeding their family. Give your body a fighting chance and #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopInSeason.

Here are the foods that are at their peak of excellence in June.  Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. It doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them. Be sure to click the hyperlinks for recipes and knowledge of how you are gifting health to your body with every bit or sip.

VEGETABLES

FRUIT

HERBS

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Watercress

Which vegetable or fruit are you looking forward to enjoying this month? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to transitioning to a plant based diet or simply including more plant based foods in your diet let’s chat. I’d love to hear more about your health goals! Just click here or the Schedule Your Appointment link at the top of the page. When you make a point to #EatYourMedicine with foods that contain #VitaminCAKE (Vitamins C, A, K and E) you are well on your way to optimal health.  If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and start your journey into healthy natural living TODAY. Be sure to SHARE this post with all your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

CLICK HERE >>> Get your copy of the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book TODAY

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Nutrition is the Medicine of the Future

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  -Thomas Edison

Edison (1847-1931) has been described as America’s greatest inventor and businessmen. I am always intrigued and delighted to find quotes like this that display a passion for health and wellness in unexpected places.

What you allow in your body (spirit and mind included) reflects the majority of your health goal success. The 80/20 rule (80% what you put in your body and 20% physical activity) has shown strong throughout my 4 year journey as well as the many clients I have helped along their journey to healthy natural living. But, hey I get it…I’m not a doctor (yet) so there’s a limit that most people will draw on my God-given and institutionally trained expertise. Well I have a treat for you today Earthly Bodies! The beYOUtiful spirit that is Jenne’ Claiborne, also known as Sweet Potato Soul, sat down and spoke with 2 medically trained doctors to get there take on just how much a plant based diet can heal the body and improve overall health.

Check out the video below and leave your thoughts in the comments. And if you’ve never heard of Jenne’/Sweet Potato Soul before now you’re welcome! Find her across all social media and on her blog sweetpotatosoul.com. Here’s to my never-ending hope of the collective effort of many to help make our earthly bodies a spiritually, mentally and physically safe place to LIVE.

EBNL Client Spotlight: Janika H

Transforming your mind is the key to having sustainable success in your health goals. Here is a prime example of what that looks like from this month’s EBNL Client Spotlight Janika. After going back and forth over the idea of investing in the customized cleanse she put it on the back burner because of the financial commitment and purchased not 1, but 2 tablets which equaled the exact cost of the EBNL Customized Cleanse. She told me “I had a brief thought about the detox plan but I just had to have those tablets (why I don’t know).” Immediately after making the purchase she had buyer’s remorse because “if I could purchase those tablets then I could sacrifice that money on the detox and invest in my health.” The next day when she could pick the tablets up she went in the store and cancelled the order and put that money on her journey to healthy natural living with EBNL. Janika transformed her mind so that she could truly transform her body and life. She continues to gift amazing things to her body post cleanse and has maintained a plant based diet. Here is her testimonial as an EBNL Customized Cleanse client.

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“My body had been screaming for attention, and although I gave it some good attention a few times before doing green smoothie cleanses I did the cleanses for the wrong reason….to lose weight!  After the weight was gone it eventually came creeping right back along.  🙁  No plan to maintain was no Bueno.  After dealing with different health issues and taking different medications that did not help my issues I was in search of a more natural approach.

Doing some research on my own and being Facebook friend’s with Johanna was not a coincidence to me.  Watching her, her video’s and reading her story touched the inner part of me.  This wasn’t just someone unknown talking about this way of life but someone I actually knew of in real life that made a beautiful change.  After some self talk and convictions from God I began my lifestyle change with EBNL and a wonderful coach by the name of Johanna Earthly Ramos.
I would not change this journey for the world, but I would change the time to start earlier than I did if I could.  Johanna is very passionate about her assignment and that’s a plus.  She is very knowledgeable and does not mind checking you (for your good of course).  The one on one calls were great and are an added bonus.  I really hated to start my last call because I did not want them to end.  I was a little emotional.  This cleanse is not another diet fad but it’s definitely an awesome jump start to a greater healthier living (if you have your mind prepared).  There are benefits upon benefits when you give your body what is desires and truly need.  When you get asked what kind of makeup are you wearing but the only thing you have on is some chap stick, then you know that the journey is definitely worth it and worth maintaining. 
This is definitely a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious journey.
Thank you Johanna and EBNL for being the woman of God that you are and for your obedience to His voice.  ♥
P.S. I forgot to mention I did lose pounds and inches, but that’s a given when you are giving your body the nutrients and minerals it truly should have to perform at its best.  You will glow like never before.  ♥”
Janika H, Florida
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Janika’s testimonial proves that once you get your spirit, heart and mind inline your body has no choice but to sprint after them! Are you ready to discover the very best version of yourself? Click the Shop EBNL tab to read the descriptions of the various products and plans and purchase the one perfect for your natural living goals. You should also click 90 Day Cleanse for more details on how it works and my journey. Let’s chat about your health goals by clicking Schedule My Appointment here or above. Leave your COMMENTs and encouraging words for Janika in the box below and SHARE this testimonial with your social media and email peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!

February What’s In Season + Meatless Meal Video

So many of you have already taken my challenge to make this the year of the meatless meal and have purchased the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book to guide you along the way. There is so much health and vitality waiting for you on the other side of making the decision to add more plant based meals to your diet. So now that you’ve made this wonderful decision  you get to see what all the fuss is about in enjoying the gift of eating produce that is fresh, local and in season.  Choosing to eat this way is a magical gift to your body, the environment, the local economy and of course your taste buds. Think about it…would you prefer a bunch of fresh greens just picked from the garden or greens that  have travelled across country in a truck for days? Not to mention it just tastes better and you are eating the same food that your local farmers are feeding their family. Give your body a fighting chance and #ShopFresh #ShopLocal #ShopInSeason.

Here are the foods that are at their peak of excellence in February.  Get as many of these jewels on your plate as you can this month and #EatYourMedicine for better health. I love to eat plenty of greens, root vegetables and make hearty soups and roasted vegetables year round, but there’s just something about enjoying them this time of year wouldn’t you agree? And it doesn’t matter if you eat them raw, roasted, steamed, juiced or in a smoothie just be sure to eat them. Be sure to click the hyperlinks for recipes and knowledge of how you are gifting health to your body with every bit or sip.

 

VEGETABLES

  • Artichoke
  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter Squash

FRUIT

  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquat
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pummelo
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangerine

 

Which vegetable or fruit are you looking forward to enjoying this month? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to transitioning to a plant based diet or simply including more plant based foods in your diet let’s chat. I’d love to hear more about your health goals! Just click here or the Schedule Your Appointment link at the top of the page. When you make a point to #EatYourMedicine with foods that contain #VitaminCAKE (Vitamins C, A, K and E) you are well on your way to optimal health.  If you are ready to begin your journey to healthy natural living now click here to visit Shop EBNL and start your journey into healthy natural living TODAY. Be sure to SHARE this post with all your social media and email list peeps. Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE.

CLICK HERE >>> Get your copy of the EBNL Meatless Meal Recipe Book TODAY

Have you joined me on my LIVE weekly broadcast of  EBNL Meatless Meals yet? Click here to join me in the Earthly Bodies Daily Tips group to catch me LIVE weekly in the kitchen bringing you another recipe that you and your family will love busting the myth that eating plant based is boring, tasteless, expensive or time-consuming and you’ll receive one tip in the group daily at 7 a.m. to help you on your journey to healthy natural living. Here is the replay of this week’s broadcast featuring the lovely Swiss chard which is on the What’s In Season List. Enjoy!