Celery Juice Challenge

Celery Juice Challenge

The Celery Juice Challenge is the new trend. Use a blender or juicer and enjoy the amazing health benefits of this easy-to-make elixir in the mornings. It can easily be made in a big batch and stored up to 2 days. in the fridge. Give it a try and enjoy the naturally detoxifying benefits of this amazing superfood. 

I started the Celery Juice Challenge after my visit to Miami for Thanksgiving.

Every time I travel, mostly to Florida, where my family is, I indulge in comfort food that I don’t eat every day and unfortunately, this is not the type of food that I’m used to eating now. So that causes a lot of bloating, causes a lot of problems with my digestive system and overall, it’s not a good feel. So, because of that and after a lot of research I decided to try the Celery Juice challenge which a lot of people have been talking about.

Some people can call it a fad diet some people can call it a trend, but generally there is nothing wrong with drinking 16oz of Celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach hoping that you will feel better and get your digestion back on track.

So that is exactly what I did. For the next three weeks, I was very diligent about drinking 16oz of celery juice that I made using my Vitamix blender and an almond milk mesh bad, and I started drinking it.

What Changed..

To my surprise, I started to feel more energized, had less bloating, regular bowel movements, a lot of elimination. I started to break out on my skin which (I didn’t know this at the time) is part of the detoxification process. The salt crystals in the celery juice help detoxify the liver and the toxins have to come out somewhere. So, I started to feel less bloating, my skin cleared up after a few days, I was sleeping better. I felt like I was having coffee in the mornings because I wanted to have coffee in the mornings and not necessarily because I needed to fight or get rid of that sluggish feeling. Overall, it has been an amazing addition to my diet, that along with healthy food during the day, exercise and a good amount of sleep has helped me drastically.

Fast forward to now, and I am not as strict with the celery juice as I was in the beginning. I don’t drive myself crazy with these schedules, I do it if I have time because I know it makes me feel better, but I don’t beat myself up if I miss a day or a weekend. I think it’s an amazing way to help your body feel better, for your digestive system to work better which in turn helps absorbs the nutrients in your body from the foods that you eat. I think it’s great and there is a lot of information on the celery juice challenge in the book, “The Medical Medium” which is linked below.

Now it’s your turn..

I’ve included a quick way to make your celery juice when you don’t have a juicer at home. It’s always important to buy your celery organic as with other fruits such as bananas. Buying celery organic is better for you, the pesticides are not there which makes for a better experience and for a lot more health benefits.

So, I encourage everyone to try. As I always say on all of my posts and on Instagram, I am not a doctor. I am a health coach in training, I am a mom, I am a wife and I am a woman that wants to be healthy and do the best for herself and for her family and have the best health that I am able to have. I encourage you to read more about it, make an educated decision as to if the celery juice challenge is right for you.

I also encourage you if you’re going to start drinking celery juice in the mornings to consult your doctor before you start making any drastic changes to your diet.

Overall, I am a huge advocate for celery juice in the morning and I hope everyone either tries it or at least learns more about the health benefits of celery juice.

12 REASONS TO DRINK CELERY JUICE by Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium

 

1. Lowers Inflammation

Celery juice starves the unproductive bacteria and viruses that are behind inflammation.

2. Supports Weight Loss

Celery juice helps to clean up & detoxify the liver and a sluggish, toxic liver is behind mystery weight gain.

3. Aids Digestion

Celery juice restores hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach for better long-term digestion.

4. Reduces Bloating

Celery juice prompts the liver to increase bile production and strengthens the stomach’s hydrochloric acid production. Old undigested, rotting protein and rancid fats trapped at the bottom of the stomach and in the small intestinal tract can then be broken down, helping bloating.

5. Helps Eczema & Psoriasis

The undiscovered cluster salts in celery juice break down the cell membranes of the pathogens responsible for eczema, eventually killing and destroying them.

6. Fights Infections

Celery juice enhances your entire body’s immune system. White blood cells absorb the sodium cluster salts in celery juice through their cell structure & then use them as an offense mechanism, not just a defense mechanism.

7. Helps Prevent UTI’s

Celery juice is an antiseptic to streptococcus bacteria, which is the true unknown cause of Urinary Tract Infections.

8. Healing For Acne

Celery juice’s undiscovered sodium cluster salts are toxic to bacteria, including streptococcus in the liver and lymphatic system, which is the real cause of acne.

9. Prevents High Blood Pressure

Celery juice helps stabilize blood pressure by cleansing the liver of Liver Troublemakers (see Liver Rescue for info), which leads to healthier blood that can be easily pumped by the heart.

10. Helps Lower High Cholesterol

Celery juice helps cleanse and strengthen the liver and breaks up undigested rotting proteins & fats that contribute to a sluggish liver, which is behind high cholesterol.

11. Helps Prevent Ulcers

Celery juice helps destroy the bacteria responsible for ulcers.

12. Protects Liver Health

Your liver’s individual immune system relies on the undiscovered sodium cluster salts inside of celery.

Click here for more information on the Celery Juice Challenge.

Here’s how you can make celery juice at home using a Vitamix and a nut milk bag*.

(A juicer might be easier/quicker but I don’t have one.)

Ingredients

1 bunch of organic celery, washed

1/4 cup filtered water

Instructions

1. Chop the celery and add to your blender. Begin to blend. If it’s not blending pour water in small amounts until the celery starts to blend

2. Strain the celery pulp out using nut milk bag or strainer.

3. Drink immediately on an empty stomach

*I love this NUT MILK BAG – it’s cheap, sturdy and easy to wash

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Celery Juice
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch organic celery washed
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch organic celery washed
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
Instructions
  1. Chop the celery and add to your blender. Begin to blend. If it's not blending pour water in small amounts until the celery starts to blend
  2. Chop the celery and add to your blender. Begin to blend. If it's not blending pour water in small amounts until the celery starts to blend
  3. Strain the celery pulp out using nut milk bag or strainer.
  4. Drink immediately on an empty stomach

Zoodle Egg Nests

Zoodle Egg Nests

Zoodle Egg Nests!

A breakfast or brunch recipe that is healthy, easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Healthy zucchini noodles (or zoodles) are naturally gluten-free and offer a low carb and low-calorie alternative to bread or pasta. Zoodle Egg Nests are perfect on busy mornings or as part of your Sunday meal prep plan.

Zoodles are long strips of zucchini that resemble pasta. They are fresh, healthy and delicious and a fun way to get picky eaters to eat more veggies. Joe and I are zoodle fans – we order them precut from Fresh Direct to save on cooking time. Zoodles are great with a simple marinara sauce, topped with sautéed veggies or as egg nests. Fun fact: I had no idea what Egg-In-A-Nest was before I met Joe. He introduced me to this clever way of eating eggs and toast. Now that we avoid bread as much as we can Zoodle Egg Nests are the next best thing. Plus it’s so simple to make!

We hope you enjoy the recipe! As always, don’t forget to tag us in your food pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #ourflipsidelife

Happy, healthy eating! Until next week. 😀

Ingredients

2 medium zucchini, spiralized

3 eggs

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp olive oil

Cooking spray 

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Red pepper flakes

Salt

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté 30-45 seconds.

3. Add the zoodles and toss to combine. Let cook, 2-3min or until they begin to soften a bit. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray

5. Transfer the cooked zoodles to the baking sheet and make 3 nests creating 2-3 inch wells in the center of each one for the egg.

6. Crack 3 eggs and add one to each noodle nest.

7. Place the nests in the oven to bake, 8-10min.

8. Once ready, remove the nests from the oven and garnish with chopped cilantro, salt and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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Zoodle Egg Nests
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • cooking spray
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • cooking spray
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté, 30-45 seconds.
  3. Add the zoodles and toss to combine. Let cook, 2-3min or until they begin to soften a bit. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
  5. Transfer the cooked zoodles to the baking sheet and make 3 nests creating 2-3 inch wells in the center of each one for the egg.
  6. Crack 3 eggs and add one to each noodle nest.
  7. Place the nests in the oven to bake, 8-10min.
  8. Once ready, remove the nests from the oven and garnish with chopped cilantro, salt and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!
Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes

Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes. A dairy-free and refined sugar free recipe made with simple ingredients. Perfect for picky eaters and busy mornings. 

Stuck on breakfast ideas? Yup, us too. Carolina asked for mac-n-cheese every morning this week (insert eye-roll) I try to get creative/think of new recipes but let’s be honest, who really has time for creativity at 7am? I definitely don’t.

I remembered the recipe for these pancakes and made a double batch to have for the week. The recipe calls for simple ingredients; gluten-free oat flour, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. There is no refined sugar or processed flour, just simple and good-for-you ingredients that are filling, satisfying and help keep us energized throughout the morning.

I switch it up by adding a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Sometimes I spread Apple Butter (this is our new favorite, btw) and top with fresh fruit. Anything goes!

Here are 3 fun facts about gluten-free oat flour

1. It is loaded with soluble and dietary fiber which are great for the digestive system

2. Consuming oats can help prevent sugar spikes in the blood

3. Oats are a great source of complex carbs and can help improve energy levels

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Don’t forget to tag us on INSTRAGRAM when you make them and add the hashtag #ourflipsidelife

Ingredients

2 ½ cups gluten free oat flour

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp baking powder

2 eggs

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)

Pinch of salt

Ghee for frying

Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

2. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and melt the ghee. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.

3. Serve and top with honey, maple syrup or fresh fruit (optional).

Enjoy!

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Easy Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free oat flower
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee for frying
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free oat flower
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or dairy-free milk of choice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee for frying
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and melt the ghee. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown on each side.
  3. Serve and top with honey, maple syrup or fresh fruit (optional).
  4. Enjoy!

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies! A healthy dessert recipe that is gluten-free and grain-free too. An alternative to traditional brownies that is just as delicious and as always, good for you too!

If you go on Pinterest for recipe inspiration (like I often do), I’m sure you’ve seen some version of a chocolate dessert that substitutes flour for black beans. Then, like I often do, thought to yourself “gross, this can’t be good”! Yup, I did too – more than once, actually!

Then one day I decided to give this healthy, protein packed flip a try. I used my go-to Brownie Recipe and substituted the flour for 1 (15 oz) can of black beans and it worked. The beans blend well into the mix without funky smells, texture or taste!

Bonus: I added all the ingredients into the food processor (in two batches) and processed all the ingredients until smooth. Less mess in the kitchen which leads to more time enjoying these healthy brownies with Joe and Carolina!

We hope you love them as much we do and when you bake them don’t forget to tag us on INSTRAGRAM with the hashtag #Ourflipsidelife

Before we move on to the recipe I wanted to share some fun news. Joe and I have partnered with Fresh Direct as Ambassadors. We are huge fans and loyal customers of the online grocer that delivers to residences and offices in NYC. The food comes straight from local farmers and skilled artisans and is delivered to our door within days.

The best part – we get to try a variety of seasonal products and share new with you. If you’re in NYC and looking for high quality grocers that guarantee freshness and convenience we invite you to try Fresh Direct.

Ingredients

1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and dried

½ cup maple syrup

2 eggs

½  tbsp ground coffee

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup cocoa powder

2/3 cup coconut palm sugar

2 tbsp arrow root powder

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Peanut butter Swirl (optional)

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter

1 tbsp coconut palm sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan and set aside.

2. Add the beans, maple syrup, eggs, coffee, olive oil and vanilla extract into a food processor and process until the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth, about 2-3 min.

3. In a large bowl combine the cocoa power, coconut palm sugar, arrowroot powder and salt. Add the dry ingredient mix into the food processor and process together with the black bean mixture, 5-10 seconds until all the ingredients are mixed together and a brownie batter is formed.

4. Add about an inch of water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Set a glass bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the peanut butter and stir occasionally as it softens, 1-2 min. Once soft, remove from heat.

5. Add coconut palm sugar and vanilla extract to the melted peanut butter and mix well until the ingredients blend together. Then set aside.

6. Pour the brownie batter into the greased pan.

7. Drop big spoonfuls of peanut butter mix onto the brownie batter.

8. Using a butter knife, gently swirl the peanut butter mix into the brownie mix running the knife lengthwise and cross wise.

9. Bake 20-25min or until a toothpick inserted down the middle comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven and let cool.

10. Once cooled cut into squares, serve and enjoy.

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Black Bean Brownies
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coffee
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Peanut Butter Swirl
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm suger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coffee
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Peanut Butter Swirl
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm suger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan and set aside.
  2. Add the beans, maple syrup, eggs, coffee, olive oil and vanilla extract into a food processor and process until the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth, about 2-3 min.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cocoa power, coconut palm sugar, arrowroot powder and salt. Add the dry ingredient mix into the food processor and process together with the black bean mixture, 5-10 seconds until all the ingredients are mixed together and a brownie batter is formed.
  4. Add about an inch of water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Set a glass bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the peanut butter and stir occasionally as it softens, 1-2 min. Once soft, remove from heat.
  5. Add coconut palm sugar and vanilla extract to the melted peanut butter and mix well until the ingredients blend together. Then set aside.
  6. Pour the brownie batter into the greased pan.
  7. Drop big spoonfuls of peanut butter mix onto the brownie batter.
  8. Using a butter knife, gently swirl the peanut butter mix into the brownie mix running the knife lengthwise and cross wise.
  9. Bake 20-25min or until a toothpick inserted down the middle comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  10. Once cooled cut into squares, serve and enjoy.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox

Healthy Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread Made With FlipBox Cake Mix.

Made with fresh Gala apples, FlipBox cake mix and other simple ingredients, it’s a perfectly delicious fall recipe that the entire family can enjoy!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen how I use the dry cake mix that comes in FlipBox to bake other healthy desserts. The mix is similar to vanilla boxed cake. It’s versatile, easy to work with and combines well with most dessert recipes. The best part is it’s made with simple and clean ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you too. #WinWin!

I prepare FlipBox cake mix according to package instructions, combine other ingredients to make healthy dessert alternatives. As easy as 1,2,3 🙂

Here’s how I used the cake mix to make Apple Pie Bread. Check out those crispy edges, soft middle and dairy-free ice “cream” on top! Trust me when I tell you it didn’t last very long in our house!

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bread

Ingredients

1 package FlipBox Cake Mix, prepared according to package instructions
2 tsp apple spice
2 Gala apples, peeled cored and cubed

Toppings
Dairy-Free Vanilla ice “cream” (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 baking pan with coconut oil cooking spray
2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine FlipBox Cake Mix ingredients according to package instructions
3. Add apple spice and combine, then gently fold in the apples
4. Transfer the batter into the greased baking pan and place in preheated oven
5. Bake 30-35 min or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted down the middle comes out mostly clean
6. Let cool before serving
7. Plate and top with your favorite dairy-free ice “cream”!
Insterested in ordering our cake mix? Send us a note at info@ourflipsidelife.com

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, and don’t forget to tag a photo #OurFlipSideLife on Instagram!

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife and FlipBox

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Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Muffins With Dairy-Free Caramel Sauce, a simple and delicious dessert recipe made with gluten-free brown rice flour, organic cocoa powder, and other clean, healthy ingredients. A must-try recipe! 😉  

The holidays are finally here and they’re filled with lots of fun activities, family get-together and, of course, food. I love sharing healthy dessert options like these muffins with dairy-free caramel sauce. They’re a delicious alternative to unhealthy holiday treats that help keep up with your healthy eating habits. Plus they’re:
 
Moist 
Tender On The Inside
Perfectly Chocolaty
Not Too Sweet
 
I promise you everyone will love them! 
Are you guys baking for the holidays? What are some of your favorite holiday desserts? 

 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients

1/3 cup warm water

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup ghee, melted

1 egg

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cups coconut palm sugar

½ cup brown rice flour

½ cup tapioca flour

½  teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoons baking powder

¼  teaspoon ground coffee

Pinch of sea salt

 

Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

1 can (13.5 oz) full-fat coconut milk

½ cup coconut palm sugar

½ teaspoon tapioca starch

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Muffin Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 mini paper liners and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add the warm water and cocoa powder to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, coffee, and salt.
  4. Add the melted ghee, egg and vanilla extract to the cocoa mix and whisk thoroughly to combine.
  5. Add the cocoa mixture to the flour mixture and combine.
  6. Using a spoon, evenly distribute brownie batter among muffin tins and bake, 25-30min or until edges begin to crisp and a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.
  7. Allow cooling completely then coat with a generous amount of caramel sauce.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Caramel Sauce Instructions:

  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Combine the coconut milk, coconut palm sugar, tapioca flour, and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce turns a dark amber color, 30-40min.
  4. Remove from heat. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and combine.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar and let cool.
  6. Drizzle over your favorite dessert.

The sauce will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe. Don’t forget to tag us on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK with the #OurFlipSideLife

Also, our FlipBox Holiday Sale is live through Dec 25th! Make sure to get your orders in! You can order directly through the SHOP NOW link below! 🙂 

Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

Wife, mother, creator of OurFlipSideLife
and FlipBox

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OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

OurFlipSideLife is excited to present FlipBox!

Healthy baking kits that encourage a family friendly experience. Each Flipbox includes an easy to follow recipe card, pre-measured dry and mostly organic ingredients, to make our Chocolate Frosted Vanilla Cake Bar plus mini baking supplies that add to the fun!

Get 10% off your first order of FlipBox when you sign up for our mailing list!

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