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Digest & Detox Tea + FREE Apple Cider Vinegar

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Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

Gosh, Christmas is still a week and a half away and I feel like I’m already indulging in too many sweets. Sugar is one of those all-or-nothing things for me, and once I have a small bite of cake, 20 minutes later, you’ll see me with an empty cake platter and looking for what other dessert I can get my sweet tooth on. The addiction is real! Thank goodness for my New Year sugar detox class! I will definitely be joining in with my participants.

Today, I want to talk about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and how amazing incorporating this Digest & Detox Tea has been for my digestion, energy level, and just overall well-being. Especially during a time when we are all indulging a bit too much, it becomes even more important to take care of ours bodies and practice light detoxification. I usually feel pretty crappy with too much sugar from my candida issues but it has been quite manageable this season by drinking this tea every morning.

Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

The secret ingredient? Apple cider vinegar! Apple cider vinegar is one of my favorite cooking staples and I use it everyday, even in my skin care routine. It has so many health benefits and it differs from regular white vinegar in that it’s made from apples (duh) and that it’s been fermented. For true healing benefits, make sure that the label says “raw”, “unfiltered”, and “with the mother.” The “mother” means that it has gone through a true fermentation process.

Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Aids in detoxification
  • Known to lower blood sugar
  • Improves digestion by increasing stomach acid production
  • Contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial components (that’s why it’s GREAT for candida overgrowth!)
  • May increase satiety so you avoid overeating
  • Balances the pH of the skin when used topically, making it a great toner!

Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

This Digest & Detox tea also includes ingredients that boosts these internal benefits and more, like ginger, lemon juice, cinnamon, honey, and cayenne. All of these have been shown to be especially health promoting for digestion and detox, and that’s why this powerhouse combination will help you feel amazing!

Digest & Detox Tea
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of water
  • 5 thinly sliced raw ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (or more, to taste)
  • Pinch of cayenne
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine water, ginger slices, and cinnamon. Once it comes to boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir.
  3. Strain, pour into a mug, and serve warm.
Notes
As with any food that facilitates detoxification, you may or may not experience detox symptoms in the beginning which may make you feel sick in various degrees and ways. If this is the case for you, start out slow and increase you intake slowly over time!

 

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Paleo Vegan Digest & Detox Tea

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Paleo Ginger Snaps

paleo ginger snapsOkay, FINE. I’ll accept it. Summer’s basically over and we gotta start getting ready for Fall. While I’m not happy about it, if I have to face defeat, I want to do it with a tasty treat. I used to love ginger snaps growing up (and still do!), and I gravitate toward ginger flavored anything. There’s something addicting about that the spicy flavor, especially when mixed with something sweet.

After learning about how beneficial ginger is for digestion and boosting immunity, I incorporate it whenever I can daily but the most fun way is through yummy cookies like these Paleo ginger snaps!

paleo ginger snaps

paleo ginger snaps

paleo ginger snapsI’m a firm believer that the best tasting ginger snaps are the ones that use freshly grated ginger instead of ground ginger powder. The dried stuff just doesn’t give that wonderful spicy kick that I love so much. You can adjust the amount of ginger in the recipe if you don’t like the cookies too spicy, or just replace it with ground ginger if you don’t have the same love for the real stuff like me. Either way, these Paleo ginger snaps are a tasty treat to welcome the new Fall season with! 

paleo ginger snaps

paleo ginger snaps

paleo ginger snaps
Paleo Ginger Snaps
 
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Serves: 14-16 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour in molasses, coconut oil, ginger, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Use a rounded tablespoon-sized scoop to drop the dough on the parchment paper approximately 1-2 inches apart, gently flattening the dough with a fork to make criss-cross marks on the top.
  6. Bake the cookies on the middle rack for 15-20 minutes (longer makes crispier cookies), rotating the pan half way through cooking.
  7. Cool the cookies for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Paleo Gluten Free Ginger Snaps

Cinnamon Ginger Molasses No-Churn Paleo Ice Cream

paleo ice creamIt’s starting feel like summer around here, which I absolutely love. This consistently hot weather has been putting me in a great mood and I can feel my stress levels drop. If you didn’t guess already, I’m one of those peeps who always prefers scorching hot weather over freezing cold. It’s one of the main reasons I moved to California. As much as I still love NYC, the brutal winters were unbearable (I know, I’m such a wuss).

And when the weather starts getting hot, I start craving cold foods like salads, fruits, and ICE CREAM. I wasn’t really into ice cream for a while because I wasn’t able to eat it after finding out about my dairy sensitivity, so I sort of forgot how delicious it is for the past 4-5 years (You’ll be amazed at the things you’ll forget the taste of that you think you “can’t live without” once you give them up for a while). It’s only recently when I started finding some amazing coconut milk ice cream on the market that I started falling in love again.

paleo ice cream

paleo ice cream

paleo ice cream

One thing about good quality dairy-free ice cream without additives and thickeners is that they are ridiculously expensive. As delicious as they are, I’m not about to drop $8 for a pint of ice cream. I’ll make it at home, thankyouverymuch.

I was actually nervous about how this recipe would turn out because I don’t own an ice cream maker. I try not to buy too many kitchen gadgets if I can help it, because we might be moving at the end of the year so I’m trying to keep things minimal around here. So my blender came to the rescue, and it turned out surprisingly creamy which I’m super psyched about.

paleo ice cream

paleo ice cream

I used molasses to sweeten this ice cream because blackstrap molasses is chock full of nutrients and minerals. It’s also on the lower end of the glycemic index than other sweeteners, which means it it won’t spike up your blood sugar as much. Of course, if you do have blood sugar issues, I advise you to keep it regulated and use caution when consuming anything sweet. After deciding on using blackstrap molasses, I had to add in some ginger and cinnamon because that’s one of my favorite combos! Feel free to customize this recipe and replace the add-ins to flavor it to your liking. It’s healthier and better tasting than the store-bought kind!

paleo ice cream

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Cinnamon Ginger Molasses No-Churn Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Paleo)
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 16-oz cans full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup blackstrap molasses
  • ½ cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 2-inch ginger root
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Remove the blender jar from the base and put the entire thing in the freezer.
  3. Leave it in the freezer for 4 hours, taking it out every hour to pulse several times and scrape down the sides with a metal spoon.
  4. At the end of 4 hours, pulse one last time then pour into a freezer safe container.
  5. Freeze for at least 90 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve with your favorite fruits or toppings. I love using cacao nibs for that extra crunch!

Paleo Dairy Free Vegan Cinnamon Ginger Molasses Ice Cream