Monthly Archives: March 2013

Brussells Sprouts Chips

Surprisingly delicious…you don’t have to like Brussells Sprouts to like these! Same thing can be done with Kale, which can now be purchased ready to go (President’s Choice Organics)

 

Brussels Sprout Chips

2 cups fresh brussels sprouts leaves (outer leaves from about 2 pounds of sprouts)

1 1/2 tablespoons olive or melted coconut  oil

Sea Salt

spices of choice for additional taste (optional)

 Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash brussels sprouts and trim away the ends of the stems, and peel off the outer layer leaves.  Discard any discolored or wilted leaves.

In a large bowl, mix the leaves with olive or coconut oil.  Season with sea salt and other spices (of choice) to taste.  I used a little garlic powder and a dash of paprika.  You could add a variety of spices to change these little chips up.

Line a large (or two) baking sheets with parchment paper arranging the leaves evenly in a single layer on sheet.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until crispy and brown around the edges.

 

Free food!!

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Dry Skin Brushing

The largest organ in the body, the skin plays a huge role in detoxification and elimination. Dry skin brushing helps to keep the pores in your skin open and thus encourages the elimination of toxins and other metabolic waste products. Dry skin brushing also improves the surface circulation of blood and lymph.

This results in a stronger immune system and an increased ability to bring much needed oxygen and other nutrients to the skin.

The overall benefits of dry skin brushing include, but are not limited to, tighter skin, improved circulation, increased cell renewal, a stronger immune system, and removal of dead skin cells.

What you need:
1 natural, non synthetic, bristle brush or loofah. It is preferable to use one with a long handle so that you can access hard to reach areas.

Method:
It is best to do your skin brushing on dry skin, before showering or bathing, so that you can then wash off any dead skin cells.

Using circular counter-clockwise strokes, begin on the soles of the feet and move up around the ankles, calves, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breasts/chest and back. Then proceed to the palms of the hands, around the wrists and up the arms and shoulders. You should always be brushing toward the heart. The face and inner thighs are sensitive areas and can be avoided.

The brush should not scratch but you should feel some friction against your skin.

Wash your brush in soap and water every one to two weeks to remove any accumulated debris.

 

 

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