Biwa Time of the Year – Delicious Vegan Recipes

Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again. Our Biwa tree has delicious fruit and I’m loving it.

To be honest, I never even heard of Biwa until we moved to Japan. And I never really tried until we moved to new house and there was a Biwa tree right there in our new garden.

I didn’t really know what to do with the fruits so I started to experiment with it and found out that if I pick it before it’s too ripe, it had nice sourish taste, which I love in my salads.

And so my Biwa recipes came to life

Mixed Green Salad with Biwa

Ingredients

1/4 of iceberg lettuce

6 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1/8 of red onion, sliced

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1/4 of bell pepper, cut

2 biwa, squeezed over a bowl so juice and flash separates

Bunch of cilantro

Dressing

The juice from the Biwa fruit

1 tsp of olive oil

1 tsp of white balsamic vinegar

1 drop of Jade Lemon Essential oil

Punch of Himalaya pink salt

Method

Mix all the ingredient for the dressing and let sit together so the flavors combine.

Meantime, prepare all you vegetables and fruit together in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it, taste it and then use some salt.

Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!

Quinoa Biwa Herb Salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

Bunch of Baby leaf salad mix

Bunch of coriander

3 leafs of fresh sage

1 cucumber

2 radishes

Little bit of fresh curry leaf

Salt

Olive oil

Lemon Essential oil

Three slices of bell pepper

Method

Wash your quinoa really well to avoid it turning bitter. Boil with cup of water, salt and the curry leaf. It will give it nice smell and flavor. Let it cool down

In the meantime, chop the baby leaf and herbs and cut your cucumber and radishes into slices. Squeeze the Biwa in your fingers so it opens and remove the pits, squeezing the juice and flesh into the salad bowl. Toss it together with the rest of the ingredients. Mix spoon of olive oil with two drops of Lemon EO and pinch of salt and toss it together with the salad. Serve with some bell peppers

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My Healthy Friday Morning

My biggest food struggle is breakfast. I’m Czech, I grew up on bread rolls and ham for breakfast most of my life. I love bread rolls but that’s where part of my belly fat comes from 😹🤪.

Recently I’m really trying to be healthier, eat healthier. Healthy, filling breakfast is a part of it but I mostly end up with a bowl of rice topped with poached egg, steamed Okra and Kimchi. I used to have tofu with it, but trying to stay away from soy products for now due to my thyroid issues.

Yesterday, one of my friends asked about our favorite healthy snack/dessert and I remembered my Chia Pudding Recipe! Oh I miss it so much! It’s not only great as healthy dessert, it makes for great breakfast too!

Here is a link to my YouTube Video how I made this Chia Pudding It’s really delicious

Chia Seeds need time to soak so best of you can pre soak them the night before. If not, let’s hope you have at least an hour in the morning. Luckily I do, I actually prefer to wait an hour with my food after I take my morning capsule with Endoflex Vitality, so I started so soak my Chia seeds.

What you need

4 tbs of Organic Chia Seeds,

100 ml of Almond or Coconut milk

30 ml of NingXia Red

1 tbs of Pumpkin Seeds

1 tbs of Sunflower Seeds

1 banana

2 drops of Citrus Fresh

First of all, you soak your Chia Seeds with the liquids and let it sit for a while. Best is over night but an hour gives you good texture too.

Right before serving, you add your pumpkin and sun flower seeds or any seeds/nuts of your liking, half of the banana and 2 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil for extra flavor and mix well. Serve with the rest of the banana on top.

You can actually make this with any fruits of your liking, I made it with Pineapple before and it was so delicious!

Chia Seeds are very good for you. They are great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants and provide us with fiber, iron and calcium. They help to raise our “good” cholesterol and protect our heart.

A one-ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains (1):

  • Fiber: 11 grams.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s).
  • Calcium: 18% of the RDI.
  • Manganese: 30% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 30% of the RDI.
  • Phosphorus: 27% of the RDI.
  • They also contain a decent amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

This small amount supplies only 137 calories and one gram of digestible carbohydrate.

Why add 30 ml of NingXia Red? NingXia Red is my favorite part of my morning routine. It is so insanely good for our bodies! I keep telling everyone to drink it religiously. Those who listen, they flourish and see the amazing benefits.

But besides all these benefits, it’s also really delicious, full of berry flavor and that is something I really want from my food. Great flavors.

And why Citrus Fresh? You know I love Young Living Essential oils and I am very loyal to them. Because to be honest, if I’m adding oils to my food, I want to know where they are coming from and that they are pure. And only Young Living can guarantee it.

Citrus Fresh is fantastic blend of Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, Mandarin and Grapefruit with a hint of Spearmint, so you can imagine the burst of flavor in every single drop. It is also very rich in d-limonene, very powerful antioxidant. So it makes perfect addition to my morning bowl of goodness.

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How do you wash your fruits and veggies?

There is no doubt fruits and veggies have a lots of dirt on them when we buy it. Goes without saying. Have you ever tried to gently scrub the skin of your apple with a dinner knife? Ever wondered what hey spray on your strawberries to keep them not getting moldy? Or what’s on the tomatoes you bought in the store? Why does store bought produce lasts longer than from your garden?

Well, it’s no secret. Fruits and vegetables are sprayed with all sorts of chemicals to keep them looking good. Apples are coated with wax so they look shiny and you want them more. It’s natural, we intend to buy more of the shiny, gorgeous fruits and veggies. In Japan, they took it to completely another level, most fruits and veg has the same perfect size and shape.

Even organic produce is grown using some type of pesticide, even if it’s organic. And I definitely don’t want to eat the wax on my apples. Or the petrochemical sprays on my strawberries and grapes. Also, I don’t know how many people touched that produce before I brought it to my home. I want to make sure that what we eat is safe. Many people don’t realize that fruits and vegetables have been causing large outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. So how can I wash it off?

Some people just simply wash under running water and rub it gently while rinsing it. I find this method highly insufficient. I like to soak my fruits and vegetables for few minutes and I have few tips for you.

Watch this Video to see how we wash strawberries in our house

My favorite way to wash strawberries, grapes and basically any berries and smaller fruits and veggies is soaking it for few minutes in a cold water with few drops of Lemon Essential oil. Simply take large stainless steel or glass bowl and fill it with water, put few drops of Young Living’s Lemon Essential oil and then throw in your fruits. Let sit for few minutes and strain, then rinse well under running cold water. When I tried for the first time, I was really surprised how much dirt was in the water after I removed the strawberries! Omg! Since then, I have never eaten strawberries without soaking them in this wash first. And you know what? It’s really cheap, because one bottle of Lemon Essential oils cost only 11.5 $ for members ( click here to learn why and how you should be a member) and there is about 240 drops in that bottle! Another product that I love for washing veggies and Young Living’s Fruit&Veggie Soak. I use this especially for washing potatoes, carrots, beets etc. The wash contains several great essential oils that I love (Di-Gize, Purification and Thieves blends) and it’s very easy to use. Simply mix 30 ml of the wash with 3.5 l of water and soak your produce for few minutes. Then rinse with water.

Need to clean just one carrot? Are you camping and no chance to be soaking those potatoes? That’s simple. Use Thieves Fruit&Veggie Spray. It comes in a convenient 2 oz spray bottle, so it’s easy to carry around. Spritz it over your veggies or fruits, rub for 30 seconds and rinse with water. It’s quick and effective. No matter where you are.

These three methods with help you wash off all those unwanted contaminants and petrochemicals off your produce. You gonna love it. It’s simple, quick and effective and you can be sure your family is eating healthy.

All these products are naturally derived plant base products that are non-toxic, gentle and wash your products without harsh synthetic chemicals. Also, it does not affect the taste. Use both on conventional and organic produce. It is safe for children and animals. You can also use the wash to clean your pet bowls and buckets!

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Cleaning The Smart Way

I must admit, cleaning is not my favorite part of household chores. It’s tedious and never stops. But it has to be done. My son is 8, so he mostly helps on the making mess part, more than cleaning, although he is getting better and helps more. I am very comfortable letting him clean any part of the house, because I don’t have to worry about any harmful toxins in our cleaning products. Why? Because all I use to clean the entire house is Thieves Household cleaner! Yes, it’s true, just one bottle of cleaning product does the job! And you know what’s best? It’s natural so my 8 year old can help and I don’t have to worry it will have harmful impact on his health. It’s brilliant really. Thieves Household Cleaner is plant based and is formulated with powerful Thieves Blend.

So how do I use it? Depending on what I’m planning to clean. Kitchen and bathroom are the two most difficult spaces to clean. Bathroom, because of the humidity, mold quickly grows in the shower. Kitchen, because I cook so often, it’s just constantly getting dirty and the oily residue creates a bit of goo on some of the surface.

So last night, after one too many kombucha, I could not sleep. I had this crazy energy and I decided to wash the stove. I had recently been frying huge batch of meat and it left stains on the stove that I wasn’t able to clean previously. So my first step was to create a paste. 2 tablespoon of Baking Sofa, 1 capful of Thieves household cleaner and 3 drops of Lemon Essential oil. Why Lemon EO? Lemon oil is not only great oil to diffuse or use for beauty products, it’s super helpful for cleaning. It’s powerful and removes gunk and sticky mess from your surfaces (don’t use on plastic though!). So after I made the paste, I spread it all over that stained stove and left to sit for about 5 min.

In the meantime, I made surface cleaning spray. For kitchen, because of the oil, I use 2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner per sprayer bottle (280 ml) and 3 drops of Lemon EO. Top the rest with water and get in cleaning and wiping. It works miracles and smells really good!

As I was wiping around the stove, I realized my extractor hood has not been cleaned for a while. So I opened it and omg! It was so dirty! Full of oil residue and dust. Just nasty! Anybody who cleans his kitchen knows this is the worst part of the cleaning, because it just doesn’t go away, it’s sticky and needs some serious heavy degreaser. Well, guess what? My Thieves Spray mixture, the one I make to clean my kitchen with, makes it super quick and easy!! Spray over the surface and just wipe off! No kidding! I made short Video in the middle of the cleaning just to show you how easy it is! You gotta watch it.

So within few minutes I was able to completely clean the entire extractor hood and it was squeaky clean! And without any hard rubbing because you know, I just had my nails done yesterday, I wasn’t interested in ruining my manicure😜.

When I was done with that, it was time to clean around the burners. The paste has been sitting and working silently to I just took a wipe and scrubbed it gently off! All that burned gunk went away! I am not kidding you. Few minutes and the stove was like new. Just brilliant. I was so happy. I can’t even imagine how much bleach I would have to use normally. Instead, I was able to use all natural ingredients and didn’t have to do any heavy lifting either.

Do you know why else is Thieves Cleaner do awesome? Not only you use the same product to clean your entire house so you save space, you save money too!!! You don’t have to buy 5-10 different products anymore. You buy one product and you use just that. It’s highly concentrated, so you only use little bit and it lasts forever. It smells great too, it slows down mold growth better than any other product on the market! This is your cleaning best friend!

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How To Lose Weight The Healthy Way – Part 2 – Detox and Cleanse

DAY 2 DETOX and CLEANSE

Toxic rebound is another reason for putting o weight again over and over. Fat is protective of our bodies. It literally encases toxins in our bodies so they can’t harm us. When the amount of toxins exceeds what our body can process at one time, fat will encapsulate the toxins to keep them contained. The fat stores it away. That’s cellulite. We all hate it. That’s why you often see skinny people with cellulite. It’s basically our body’s way of protecting us from toxins. And when our body is toxic, we put on weight to restore the fat – toxins ratio.

So we need to cleanse our system to be able to loose weight.

HOW?

1. Decrease the number of toxins you’re taking in. Anything processed and synthetic is toxic. I’m not only talking about food, but products we use as well. Your shampoo, body care products, candles, make up. As there is no legal definition for the word NATURAL in cosmetics, the companies get away with a lot. I recommend downloading Think Dirty App yo see what is in the products you are using. You will be shocked. At least I was.

2. Increase the water and detoxifiers/binders intake. Essential oils, raw foods, fresh juice, chia seeds, parsley, cilantro, aloe, charcoal and good supplements, such as Young Living’s ICP. ICP helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out resides. Healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption and help maintain a healthy heart. ICP provides 2 g of dietary fiber, 1 h of soluble fiber and 1Grade of insoluble fiber per serving. These will help you loosen and flush the old toxins from your system.

3. Change your diet. At least for some time, try and cut out or decrease the amount of gluten, dairy, sugar and processed food. Focus on eating lots of vegetables and fruits, eat “real” food. Read labels. It it contains ingredients you can’t even pronounce, don’t buy it. Buy lean meats. Some people prefer to stick to vegetarian diet when detoxing. I say find what works for you so you are not craving too many things at the same time. Sugar cravings will be probably the worst, so you do not want to overwhelm yourself. That might lead to failure.

4. Stock your pantry on healthy foods only. Don’t buy what you don’t want to eat. Have enough fresh vegetables so if you’re hungry, you can just grab a carrot.

5. You might have detox reactions such as headache, fatigue, vomiting or rashes. If you do, it means you’ve exceeded your ideal detox rate. Increase water intake and decrease detoxifiers for little while, then start increasing little by little.

I’m gonna introduce to you few products that I like and I have tried before

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NINGXIA RED

I always say, if you could only choose one Young Living Product, choose NingXia Red. Why? Because it is simply amazing. It has so many effects on our bodies and our health that it takes an entire booklets to explain. I will try to sum it up here with help of few pictures as well.

NingXia Red wolfberry juice incorporates the benefits of Goji berry, yuzu juice, aronia berry and therapeutic essential oils into a powerful antioxidant and nutritionally balanced drink. The NingXia and Chinese wolfberry have been used for thousands of years to support the immune system, promote longevity and naturally detox the body.

In China, the wolfberry fruit is more often referred to as “goji” or lycii fruit. They are the bright red fruit of the Lycium barbarum plants. There are over eighty species of wolfberries worldwide that vary in antioxidant and nutritional value.

Lycium barbarum L is considered to have very high antioxidant properties in China as it grows in a flood plain which is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains. The Himalayan Mountains are known to be one of the riches sources of minerals and organic nutrients found on earth.

What are the Benefits of NingXia Red Wolfberry Juice?

Fantastic taste with no “junk-juice” (e.g., apple, white grape, pear, etc.) or added sugar.

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins.

Contains therapeutic grade essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine and orange.

Contains natural antioxidants which protect the body against free radicals. It is free radicals that create cell oxidation; therefore Ningxia Red may help prevent against oxidative stress.

Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function.

May support natural detoxing process on a daily basis.

Natural form of energy without sugar, caffeine or other artificial stimulants.

Can be used to support animal wellness. Assists cats metabolize essential oils more efficiently.

Only 20 calories per 1 ounce serving! 0 grams of Fat; 5 grams of Total Carbohydrates; 2 grams of Sugar; and <5 mg of Sodium.

Halal and Kosher certified in 750ml bottles!

Contains a great whole food source of protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins. 1 oz of NXR contains the same antioxidant power as 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 4 pounds of carrots, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 6 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B1, B2, and B6, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries and Vitamin E.

Drinking NingXia Red daily improves our health, improves circulation, vision, strengthens immunity, aids weight loss, premature aging, increases energy,helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar, improves quality of sleep, healthy cholesterol levels, reduces menopausal symptoms, supports fertility and healthy sexual functions, healthy livers and kidneys, cardiovascular health and healthy digestion. All these are big reason for us to drink NingXia Red daily. It is also good for children. So remember that those 30 ml in the morning can improve your life on many many levels. It comes to approx. 280 JPY/ day. That is less than one Starbucks coffee. If you buy the 2 pack or 4 pack, the prices reduces significantly. For new members, Young Living Japan even offers free 750 ml bottle of NingXia Red when you purchase the Premium Starter Kit and sign up for Essential Rewards.

So for our purposes here, what is amazing is that NingXia Red helps balance blood sugar and supports natural detoxing process.

Drink 30 ml of NXR every morning, if you are tired in the afternoon, have another 30 ml. During special times of need, you can double your dosage.

DIGEST & CLEANSE

Digest and Cleanse essential oil supplement was specifically designed to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion.

The oils promote cleansing of the digestive systems that come from stress, lifestyle and toxins. This can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause occasional upset that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions.

We know that cleansing of the body’s systems particularly the digestive system is so important to provide the proper uptake of nutrients, support healthy immune system and more. It is natural for toxins to build up in the body, but it is unhealthy for toxins to accumulate!

Take one capsule a day with food or as needed. Soothes the bowel and stimulates stomach secretions, which will aid in digestion. Cleansing and detoxification of the large intestine or colon. Supports normal and healthy bowel movement function.

This product can be combined with Parafree or ComfortTone supplements for more effect.

Digest&Cleanse was one of the first products I ordered from Young Living as my digestion was not ideal. Next week I am starting proper cleansing and detox and Digest&Cleanse will be one of the supplements Im gonna take daily.

As with any supplements, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating lightly.

DETOXZYME

Detoxzyme Digestive Enzymes Supplement is a home remedy for detox support as it promotes cleansing and supports healthy digestive system.

It is important to use enzymes when losing weight, or commencing any body detoxification methods. Enzymes support normal function of the digestive system, which is essential for maintaining a healthy regime.

Learn about other benefits of digestive enzymes and the types of enzymes so you can select the best enzyme for you.

Take one capsules per day or up to three capsules per day three times per day. Take in between meals to support in detoxification.

THE MASTER CLEANSE

This is simple and fairly easy liquid cleanse that you can do for up to 7-10 days:

1/2 fresh squeezed lemon

8 oz of distilled water

1-2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup or Young Living Blue Agave

Pinch of Cayenne pepper

Mix and drink 6-12 glasses daily

THE CLEANSING TRIO KIT

Cleansing Trio™ Kit contains the products you need to begin improving your health through cleansing your system and eliminating waste by specifically supporting normal liver function.* Augmented with herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fiber, and essential oils, the Cleansing Trio will give you new energy and an improved sense of well-being.

Kit includes: Essentialzyme, ComforTone, and ICP.

Essentialzyme™: Take 1 dual time-release caplet 1 hour before your largest meal of the day for best results. Essentialzyme is a bilayer, Peppermint-coated caplet that combines pure essential oils, herbs, and pancreatic and plant-derived enzymes to support overall digestion.

I.C.P™: Mix 2 rounded teaspoons with at least 8 oz. of juice or water. If cleansing or eating a high-protein diet, use 3 times daily. If eating a low-protein diet, use once daily. Drink immediately as this product tends to thicken quickly when added to liquid. Tastes best in carrot juice, apple juice or smoothies

ComforTone®: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily. Drink at least 64 ounces of distilled water throughout the day for best results

It is super important that you drink plenty of water throughout your cleanse! This product is not for children. If you are pregnant or have medical condition, consult with your doctor before you start.

There is many other methods or procedures recommended or discussed when it comes to Detox and cleanse.

1. Colon cleanse or enema. I am ok with water enema, but I dont think i will jump on the coffee enema bandwagon. It just somehow does not sit right with me. However, if that is your thing and you tried it, feel free to share with us. I do water enema during my cleanse and I like it. Sometimes, I add little bit of salt to replenish electrolytes.

2. Detoxifying Baths – Epsom salt, herbs and Baking Powder help detoxify your body and are also pleasant and relaxing. That is one thing I really enjoy during my cleanse.

3. Go to Sauna – it opens up your pores and you sweat it out. Make a body scrub and rub your skin.

4. Drink herbal teas. I enjoy Puerrh or SenCha. They also help me go to toilet more, which is really important during detox and cleanse

5. Deworm – some people believe there are many parasites from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live that get in our bodies. I am patiently (more or less) waiting for my bottle of Young Living Parafree to be delivered. It should be here within a day or two and I will make separate post about my experience after some days of using it.

6. Go for massage. It will have great effect on your body and mind.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar – many believe in its detoxifying qualities. 1 shot of ACV in the morning is recommended, def diluted with water.

I am very sure there is much more true and tried Detox steps so please share with us!

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