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Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing

By |November 21st, 2016|

Here is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavors. This is enough for 3 salads.

Ingredients:

1 cup virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups avocado
1 or 2 tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp light liquid stevia

Directions:

1. Put oil, Stevia and salt in blender.
2. Add lemon juice gradually while blending till smooth.
3. Add water and blend till smooth.
4. Pour into a jar.
5. Chop tomatoes and avocado and mix in with olive oil/lemon juice mixture.
6. Enjoy this nutritious dressing on your salad.

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Next Books for Real Food For Life

By |September 4th, 2016|

At Real Food for Life there is a deep commitment to assist those who are interested in a healthy way of eating and living.
I have created 100’s of recipes and information articles. Also, I was sick with Fibromyalgia and Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 17 years and learned much on my journey to becoming fully healthy 15 years ago. I want to share what I have learned and am preparing to write 6 books in the next 2 years.
I would like to deliver the first ones that you would find most helpful and interesting.

Please help me by spending 2 minutes doing this simple Next Books Survey.

20 Easy Health Resolutions

By |December 31st, 2013|

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Many people make commitments to change their health.
We all want to get our health back on track; but where and how to start?

Don’t set yourself up for failure.

In our fast paced society we often go for unrealistic perfection instead of going for progress.

We may make resolutions like: “Every day this year I will eat eight servings of vegetables, work out in the gym, and only eat healthy foods.  I will look just like Beyoncé.”

However, after one or two weeks of these lofty goals, we fail; reality sets in and we are back to old familiar habits.  What to do?

The answer is simple.

  •     Set smaller realistic goals by creating new easy-to-do healthy habits or baby steps.
  •     Set shorter time frames for success (one to three months). You can always redo.

For example: In the Beyoncé goal above, instead of  8 servings of vegetables, try adding a green smoothie to the diet. This is doable to begin with and effective.

Here is a small list of 20 ideas that can be included in New Year’s resolutions. These are part of my bigger list of 50 to 100. Check it out for more ideas.

20 Top Successful Health Ideas

1.  Find time to relax. When we are stressed it is challenging to health mentally and physically. Going for a long walk or enjoying a movie night with a friend or partner takes the pressure off.

2.  Decide if you are overweight and if so, then decide to start on a long term healthy weight loss program. Any healthy one will do. Try this easy one: 2 -5-30 Healthy Diet. Being overweight can cost you your health.

3.  Be in the fresh air. Walk, run or play in the fresh air and connect with nature. We can do that even in winter.

 

4.  Look after YOU by putting you first. Busy lives make it challenging to make time to for caring for yourself, but it is important to have inside and outside maintenance now and again.

5.  Find a passion. Figuring out where real passions lie in life, whether it is playing a sport, caring for family, following a career or making the world a better place, will help keep us healthy and active into old age.

6.  Share meal times together. It is nourishing on many levels including your health.  When we eat with others we slow down and enjoy our food more. Also, it is good to spend time connecting with others.

7.  Spend time with loved ones. Being with others is important for a balanced and happy life. It promotes better health and it doesn’t cost anything.

8.  Drink lots of water. Pure water can help maintain concentration and digest food.  Plus we will eat less.

9.  Give your brain a work out. This will help keep the brain stay healthy.  Great to stay active and sharp into old age.
mom an child in front of vegetables

10.  Buy organic food as much as possible. Buying everything organic can be costly but some foods are important to get organic; see the Dirty Dozen list. Our body loves having less toxic chemicals and we are helping out the environment too.

11Always eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk, according to a Harvard study.  It is an important meal that will improve concentration and also help maintain weight.
12.  Switch to herbal or

Cleansing Watermelon Recipes for Weight Loss

By |July 4th, 2013|

Watermelon is a delicious and inexpensive way to help you cleanse your body and lose weight.  A one-cup serving of watermelon is only 47 calories. Below are some of the recipes and directions from our Watermelon Cleanse.

In addition to weight loss, watermelon is a great source of energy and nutrients for your body. Watermelon is recommended by American Council on Exercise as a good choice of diet food.  I consider it a  powerfood.

How Watermelon Helps with Cleansing, Weight Loss and Health:

  1. Watermelon is extremely alkaline-forming in the body. Fat cells contain toxicity and acid. Your body will not let go of fat cells while you are still acidic.
  2. Watermelon is high in fiber. This fiber helps keep the colon clean.
  3. Like most fruits watermelon has almost no fats. Besides lowering the calorie content, this makes it easy to digest and thus improves the digestion, a necessary factor in a clean lean body.
  4. Watermelon is a very good source of potassium.  This balances the high amounts of sodium our diets contain and thus supports the kidneys.
  5. It can ease inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis. This lowers the toxic load in the body.

Watermelon also has Viagra-like properties, is a traditional dietetic and offers many other benefits. Even the rind has benefits. You can read more at Watermelon Health Benefits.

Before you start eating tons of this tasty fruit, you’d better learn how to cut a watermelon. YES – there is a better way if you are cutting a lot! See my quick demonstration of how to here.

Watermelon Juice
You hardly need a recipe for this it’s so easy – but only  IF you know how! Watermelon juice is a fast way to  alkalize your body using the second most alkaline forming food available.

If you want to know more, check out the video.

Ingredients:

Watermelon (as much as you want)
Blender
Tall glass

Yes, that is all you need.

Directions:

  1. Cut off the rind from the watermelon
  2. Simply cut up watermelon into pieces.
  3. Put into the blender (even if it has seeds in it)
  4. Blend till totally juiced.
  5. If there are seeds then strain while pouring.
  6. Serve this red juice in a tall clear glass as it is so beautiful.

My friend Karuna in India has another way to make it if you do not have a blender.
“Instead of using a blender, simply try mashing the pieces and strain it. You can add watermelon pieces to this and it tastes heavenly.”

If you love watermelon join us on our Watermelon Cleanse Online Training

Watermelon Popsicles

These wonderful treats are very simple to make.

Ingredients:

Watermelon
Popsicle containers or ice cube maker trays

Directions:

  1. Make Watermelon Juice.
  2. Pour into popsicle containers or ice cube maker trays.
  3. Freeze.

You can also watch a video of me making this summer delight!

Watermelon Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • Few drops of stevia

Directions

  1. Blend watermelon, lemon juice, mint, and stevia in a blender until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
  3. Sprinkle chopped mint on top of bowls of soup.

If you love watermelon join us on our Watermelon Cleanse Online Training

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Inside-Out Healing: A Positive Review

By |December 20th, 2012|

inside out healing by richard moss

I just read Inside-Out Healing, Transforming Your Life Through the Power Of Presence by Richard Moss and I loved it!

 In this elegantly written prescription for health, world-renowned consciousness teacher and healer, teaches you how to explore the power of presence in your life and thus avert the troubles we create for ourselves on a daily and moment to moment basis.

 The introduction promises the book will help you:

  • Build a solid foundation for healing in all parts of your life
  • Increase energy, creativity, productivity, and flow
  • Become more available and more connected with yourself and others
  • Experience more richness, gratitude and fullness in your life and relationships

Two Mistakes Most People Make

Moss believes that most of our suffering in life is caused by two mistakes. […]

Have your say in creating our New Look….our New Logo

By |July 2nd, 2009|

We need your help!

We are in the process of creating our own look for this site.

The first thing is to decide on the logo.  Please pick your favorite logo from the following four and post it in the comments below or email us directly at diana@realfoodforlife.com  You can also pick the one you like the least and you can also add comments why  you choose it!   Don't think too hard on this though. (We've already done that – its driving us batty)   Just give your first impressions.  Each picture has a number below it 2, 3, 4, 5

Here they are:    Thanks a LOT