Recipes~Clean Eating Adventure~

Monday, October 07, 2013

It couldn't ahve been a better time for my a SparkTeam I am a part of to have an October Recipes Challenge. ABout 10 days ago I had found my energy levels down, my appetite increased, a large lack of sleep and water intake, time crunch, etc. During my search I found a YouTube Channel leansecrets that I fell in love with. This led me to her FB page, Instagram and Blog site. I have already learned a ton and it led me to another YouTube Channel FullyRawKristina and her FB page.

I have since bought multiple clean ingredients and began using spices and such I'd never tried before but have had for years. The other day I tried my first full clean recipe from leansecrets. Here is the link


It was amazing. I did use a Trader Joe's whole wheat tortilla because it is what I had on hand and my marinara wasn't organic but it was still deicious and a much better alternative to ordering out or granning something from a grocery store AND cheaper. INgredients I used were :Whole wheat tortilla, marinara, now sodium diced tomatoes, green pepers, jalapenos, red and yellow sweet mini peppers, onions , feta cheese and basil, parsley and oregeno (three spices I had never opened before) I've made it twice now. My boyfriend even liked it which I was surprised considering I'd used spinach and feta cheese.

Recipe 2
Egg Scramble

I used mushrooms, little sweet peppers, onion and spinach. Then used one full egg and the egg whites of three eggs. As the veggies cooked I mixed half an avocado with a few tbsp. of Greek yogurt (this is how I make guacamole). When the veggies were almost ready I put the eggs in. Once that was done I put it on top of the guacamole and then sprinkled with feta cheese. It was good. Didn't necessarily need the guac but it was still good.

Mashed "potatoes"

This is the second recipe in on this YouTube video. I used half a head of cauliflower because it was just me. I used way too much rosemary and added greek yogurt to give it a sour cream flavor after I'd mixed it. It was really good minus the overpowering taste of rosemary. I will definitely be making this again and again and if one day my little one decides she likes mashed potatoes I'll be making this for her:)

I have made this recipe about 5 times now and have dropped the lemon from it and added parsley. When it's blended I put greek yogurt on top to taste like sour cream.


Soul Shine Juice "Green Juice"

This is one of the channels I follow on YouTube. I'm not as extreme as Kristina but I am finding I like her recipes and she is full of knowledge. I thought this juice was great but when I had my boyfriend, daughter and one of my daughters friends try it they did not like it. Acquired taste maybe?! The first night I drank it within 20 minutes or so my mood skyrocketed and my motivation floored and I decided to clean my whole closet, pack away my summer clothes and donate clothes that were too big to goodwill. I had been needing to do this for over a month. It might have nothing to do with the juice but it may have:)

I did shorten the recipe. I can only drink about a glass at a time rather than a whole jar. I used one apple, one lemon, two celery stalks, half a cucumber, kale, and I did not have romaine lettuce so I didn't use anything.


Watermelon Juice Secret

I got this from FullyRaw Kristina on Youtube, same one as the green soul juice. I shortened this recipe as well to make one glass rather than a jar. It is really good with no need to add anything extra other than the watermelon and mint. The other nice thing about it was it was really fast, I didn't have to get the seeds out. It makes you realize how hydrating watermelon is because I didn't have to use a lot to get a full glass worth.


"At breakfast I like to have a few ore starchy carbs so I’ve been eating about a quarter to a third of a sweet potato (depending on it’s size) with coconut oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract"

I'm trying this as soon as I get home.

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    Thanks! These are great.
    2754 days ago
    Oh, I love mashed cauliflower! Thanks for reminding me!
    2756 days ago
    That looks really delicious! emoticon
    2763 days ago
    thanks for the links! i never thought to youtube recipes but that a really good idea. cheers! emoticon
    2766 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Good for you for trying some new stuff! I need to give that pizza a try. I love feta!
    2769 days ago
    We don't have a Trader Joe's either:( There is one in Iowa and it's almost two hours away. We have a little group at work and when someone is going to the Des Moines area they take small orders and will pick stuff up for people. That's how I got my whole wheat torillas and the best shaving cream ont he planet! But now there are so many things I am finding I want from there so hopefully I cna find an excuse to make the trip so it's worth the gas money
    2771 days ago
  • UFEDAK85
    This is a great challenge! Looking forward to reading more about what you cook up! BTW, love Trader Joe's but so sad there isn't one near where I live!
    2771 days ago
    yes I am trying to clean up my eating. I have been a good eater a lot of my life and even as a little kid I was very open to trying new things. I love trying out healthy ways to create my favorite stuff. I've gone back and forth since I was about 23 eating organic, whole foods, etc but I always had a hard time finding brands that are actually good since I live in the Midwest. Don't get me wrong we have health stores but they can be expensive and confusing. This site I found made it easier because in a lot of her videos she actually gives suggestions for brands so I just needed to see if it was stuff sold here. I feel like I'm being spoon fed (in a good way) the information and I am absorbing it like a sponge.

    Thank you for the info I will definitely look at it! I haven't started Eat to Live Yet but I hope to within the coming month.
    2771 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    so are you looking for clean recipes?

    well here are just a few



    If you look on the left side you can go to other recipes than eat to live.


    note that my recipes are all veggies with no meat cause I'm a vegetarian so if you eat meat then just add some to the recipe

    I happen to think after reading eat to live and other books that animal produce are not healthy way to eat. (hey I'm not saying you should become a vegetarian) The thing is that if a person eating more fruits and veggies, less animal produces and no junk/processed foods that you would be alot healthier.

    Any questions and I can help with the questions, as I'm still learning too, I have come along way and have a ways to go. (and setbacks to get out of...lol)

    The pizza looks good.

    Well I hope this helps. (yikes that was looong)

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    2772 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2013 4:54:32 PM
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