The Breakfast Sandwich.

 

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Hey!!!

I wanted to share this scrumptious and easy breakfast sandwich with you! This was my breakfast this morning before a looooooong day. It is filling, delicious, & nutritious!!

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1. Heat up 1 tbs coconut oil in a pan. When melted, place 1 slice of *organic* turkey in the coconut oil on one side of the pan and crack an organic egg on the other side. Flip when necessary to evenly cook both sides of turkey slice and egg.

2. While egg and turkey are cooking, slice a gluten-free english muffin in half and put in toaster.

3. When english muffin is done, spread coconut oil on each side, add avocado slices, thinly sliced raw cheese, cooked turkey slice, and egg. Sprinkle with Himalayan salt.

4. Cut sandwich in half if desired. Add a side of sauerkraut with sandwich to start off the morning with some enzymes & probiotics.

5. If desired, drink with good-belly juice and/or inner-eco. Recommended to eat while reading some inspiring literature such as a devotional or your favorite book in the Bible to start off the day strong!

 

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“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead..and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was STRENGTHENED in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”- Romans 5:18-21

 

YOU’RE AWESOME!!!

Jessica Aubrey

Jessica@JessicaAubreyRN.com

 

 

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January 1- Juice, Jesus, & Gym

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Happy first day of the best 2014 EVER!!!

Haha…see what I did there?? 🙂 I hope you had an amazing first day of the year today and that it was full of excitement, anticipation, motivation, and taking steps towards new goals. I wanted to share with you a few fun pieces of my first day!

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JUICE

I’ve had many requests recently for juice recipes, which is is SO awesome because many of you are getting into eating more live foods and juicing is a great option to do that when done right! To be honest, I don’t juice all that often, but when I do, I usually make a large amount of it and throw in whatever I have in the fridge. Here is what today’s looked like-

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  • 2 lemons
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • whole celery stalk
  • 5 stalks of broccoli (just the bottom parts that I had cut off when I used the top part)
  • 3 inches fresh ginger
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 5 Kale leaves
  • 3 Fresh fennel tops
  • 5 large carrots

This made a gallon of juice! I added some inner eco probiotic to preserve it and drank it throughout the day. 🙂 Super delish!

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Jesus Time

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I love the beginning of the year when it comes to spiritual growth, because I can look back at all the Lord’s taught me and brought me through in the past 365 days and make new commitments to Him for the next 365 days. Today I opened my absolute FAVE devotional right now- “Jesus Calling” to January 1st. Such a great little book that takes 30 seconds to set the tone for the rest of the day. 🙂 And I also dug into Romans. Let me tell all my Jesus friends out there…Read Romans 2:17-28 in both NIV and in the Message version. Replace “Jew” with “Christian”. This got me so pumped up today because it’s exactly what our “Christian culture” needs to hear. There is SO much boasting about Christianity and someone’s religious actions, but Jesus wants our hearts. Our outward actions are not nearly as important as our inside heart and desires and the motivation behind our outside actions. Such a deep concept that needs to be shared. I highly recommend studying that and soaking it in for a while. 🙂

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GYM TIME

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How many of you were in the gym today on January 1st?? Haha.. It’s the most popular gym day! I’m not going to lie, I LOVE working out. There is something so liberating and strengthening to the mind, body, & soul about breaking a sweat and earning every drop of it. I want to encourage you to keep up your exercise goals. Stop thinking about it, and just DO IT! Make a commitment to yourself to do something every day! Even if it’s a 20 minute brisk walk with air squats! And HAVE FUN, set a goal and achieve it, believe in the power of your body to transform. The mental part is THE most difficult part of getting healthy, so no matter what kind of workout you do, make sure your mind is in the right place. Stay motivated, make it fun, change up your workouts, and be THANKFUL for the ability to exercise! It’s a GIFT!

“I wish I didn’t feel so strong, fit, and lean” –  SAID NO ONE EVER!

If you need a program to follow, here are some recommendations and my personal favorites:

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Remember, you are AWESOME! You have been perfectly created mind, body, & soul. Make sure you take care of all 3 areas. Believe in yourself, love who you are-where you are right now. Enjoy every day because you’ll never get it back! Cheers to an amazing 2014 and being Co-creators in our future!!

XOXO,

Jessica

Jessica@JessicaAubreyRN.com

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Jessica’s Superfood Peppermint “Mocha”

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The holidays are upon us!

Here in Colorado, it’s been a brisk below zero and so beautiful outside with snow covered trees and the sun shining down making the snow sparkle like diamonds. When it’s this cold, I always crave a hot drink in my hands. This week I got creative with my magic tricks in my cupboard and wanted to share my latest concoction with you!

Here is a snapshot of the crazy amazing properties the ingredients in this one drink has…

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Dandyblend (amazing for liver/gallbladder!)
Maca root (hormones, adrenal glands, energy)
Chaga (what doesn’t Chaga do?? It’s Rediculous: immune booster, cell regenerator, destruction of unhealthy cells…)
– Raw cacao powder (highest food source of magnesium, loaded with minerals, antioxidants)
– Albizzia from Jeff’s Best Hemp! (Amazing stress tonic and adaptogenic herb)
Sunnydew stevia from Sunrider (food for the pancreas to stabilize blood sugar, hormones, and digestion)
DoTerra peppermint essential oil (amazing for digestive system, mind, and energy)
DoTerra Cassia (cinnamon) oil (also amazing for digestion, liver function, and cell regeneration)
– Coconut oil (insert everything good here: metabolism booster, great for adrenal & thyroid function, weight loss…)
– SoDelicious coconut creamer-OR-homemade coffee creamer! ( amazing for the taste buds!)

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RECIPE

  • 2 C. Hot water
  • 1 Tbs Dandyblend
  • 1/2 tsp Maca powder
  • 1 dropper full of Surthrival Chaga (or other brand/form works)
  • 1/2 tbs. Raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Albizzia flower extract from Jeff’s Best Hemp
  • 1 Drop each of doTerra peppermint & Cassia oil
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Sunnydew stevia & coconut creamer to taste

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**All of the measurements and ingredients can be changed to your liking. To make your drink, mix all of these ingredients in your hot water until completely dissolved. Some over you may even want to throw it in your blender real quick to blend well. Just make sure not to crack your blender jar with the hot water! Speaking from experience…haha

 

ENJOY! Let me know how you like it!

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So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:15

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Spring Cleaning: Body Edition


People like “stuff”. We tend to hold onto more of it year after year. We save and stock up on many useless items that we don’t even know what to do with. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or childhood. To part with these precious possessions may seem painful or even out of the question to some. There is a saying that goes, “You have to get rid of the old to make way for the new.” If you are feeling stuck or stagnant in your life, try some spring-cleaning. Throw out some of that old “stuff”, say goodbye to your nuances of the past and welcome the new energy of your happy, healthy future. Try these four ideas:

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1. For good mental and physical health, we actually have two “houses” that need to be spring-cleaned: our physical homes and our physical bodies. Just as we accumulate “stuff” in the form of outgrown clothes, magazines, rusty bicycles, tools and random keepsakes, so do our bodies accumulate old food residues and toxins that need to be cleaned out.

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2. To spring clean your body, give it a break from rich and complicated foods by either cleansing or fasting for a short period of time. Cleansing means paring down your food to just simple fruits and vegetables, lots of water and perhaps gluten-free whole grains. Fasting means limiting most foods and drinking lots of water, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, teas and soups. Without much energy going toward digestion, more energy is available to the rest of your body and mind. Cleansing and fasting can sharpen your concentration, help you gain insight and promote spiritual awareness. It can also bring improved immune function and better digestion.

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3. While you’re cleaning out your body and home, don’t forget to spring-clean your heart. Throw away negative thoughts and habits you’ve been harboring that no longer serve you. A clean, open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each and every day. If your heart and mind are cluttered, there is no room for life’s gifts and surprises to enter.

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4. Sunrider foods are the perfect solution to nourishing, balancing, and CLEANSING the body safely and effectively. Calli tea & Fortune Delight pulls stored toxins out of our tissues and acts as a scrubber at the cellular level to get the junk out and make room for new healthy cells to be produced. Out with the old and in with the new! Contact me for more information on how to get started! (jessica@jessicalopezrn.com )

Food Focus: Greens


Leafy greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine. Densely packed with energy and nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while producing oxygen. Members of this royal green family include kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, dandelion greens, broccoli rabe, watercress, beet greens, bok choy, napa cabbage, green cabbage, spinach and broccoli.

How do greens benefit our bodies? They are very high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous and zinc, and are a powerhouse for vitamins A, C, E and K. They are crammed full of fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micronutrients and phytochemicals. Their color is associated with spring, which is a time to renew and refresh vital energy. In traditional Chinese medicine, the color green is related to the liver, emotional stability, and creativity. Greens aid in purifying the blood, strengthening the immune system, improving liver, gall bladder, and kidney function, fighting depression, clearing congestion, improving circulation and keeping your skin clear and blemish free.
Leafy greens are the vegetables most missing from the American diet, and many of us never learned how to prepare them. Start with the very simple recipe below. Then each time you go to the market, pick up a new green to try. Soon you’ll find your favorite greens and wonder how you ever lived without them.


Shiitake and Kale

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1-2 cloves crushed garlic
1 bunch kale, chopped
pinch of salt

Directions:
1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat with minced garlic until aromas of garlic are released, about 2-3 minutes.
2. Add chopped shiitake mushrooms, stir-fry for 5 minutes.
Add chopped kale, stir-fry for a couple of minutes.
Add a splash of water and pinch of salt to pan, cover and let steam for 4 minutes.

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Kale, Lemon, apple Green Smoothie
2 leaves kale
1 apple
1 lemon peel removed
1-2 cups water or cold calli tea
Stevia to sweeten
Ice (optional)

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

 

Enjoy your spring cleaning!

In Health, Hope, & Happiness,

Jessica Aubrey, RN

 

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The Mocha- Revamped

mochaI used to LOVE mochas back in the day. You know the day when I was sick and couldn’t figure out why…HA!

SO much has changed since then, but I STILL love my mochas and now I know how to make them taste better than ever while nourishing every cell in my body!

With that, I give you: The Mocha-Revamped.

  • DIRTY DAIRY FREE
  • SUGAR FREE
  • CAFFEINE FREE
  • NUTRIENT FULL

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. Hot water
  • 1/2 c. raw milk or coconut milk also hot
  • 1/2 tbs. Dandy Blend
  • 1/2 tbs. raw cacao powder
  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt
  • Stevia or coconut sugar to taste
  • Sunrider Fortune Delight- Cinnamon flavor (optional)

 

1. Heat up your water and milk until almost boiling.

2. Mix all ingredients in a large mug.

3. Sit down with a good book, take a deep breath, sip, & enjoy. 🙂

*** You can make this a cup of hot chocolate by omitting the Dandy Blend and using 1 full tbs of raw cacao powder.

 

In Health, Hope, & Happiness,

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Fennel Root, Pumpkin, & Tempeh

 

IMG_1192My lunch today was just too tasty not to share with my favorite people. 🙂 I’ve been trying to vegetables, new spices, & new combinations. I can honestly say I have never eaten this combination before today. I LOVE trying new delicious foods! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Fennel Root thinly sliced
  • 1/8 small pumpkin thinly sliced seeds removed
  • 1/3 block Tempeh thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 2 tbs. Coconut oil
  • Himalayan Salt
  • Shredded raw cheese (optional)

This is a SUPER simple recipe. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat in a medium-sized pan then place fennel, pumpkin, & tempeh in pan. Cover and let cook for about 3 minutes, then stir. Cook mixture until browned. Sprinkle with salt and if desired sprinkle with cheese (raw cheese or Daiya cheese).

This entire meal will take you about 10 minutes all together to make. It’s super delicious! Let me know how you like it by leaving me a comment below!

Health benefits of fennel bulb

  • Fennel bulb is a versatile vegetable, used since ancient times for its nutritional and medicinal properties. This winter season has some noteworthy essential oils, flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have known health benefits.IMG_1191
  • Bulb fennel is one of very low calorie vegetables. 100 g bulb provides just 31 calories. Further, it contains generous amounts of fiber (3.1 g/100 g or 8% of RDI), very little fat and zero cholesterol.
  • Fresh bulbs give sweet anise-like flavor. Much of it is due to high concentration of aromatic essential oils like anethole, estragole, and fenchone (fenchyl acetate). Anethole has been found to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
  • The bulbs have moderate amounts of minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Their juicy fronds indeed contain several vital vitamins such as pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), folic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin in small but healthy proportions. 100 g fresh bulbs provide 27 µg of folates. Folic acid is essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. Their adequate levels in the diet during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects in the newborn babies.
  • In addition, fennel bulb contains an average amount of water-soluble vitamin, vitamin-C. 100 g of fresh bulbs provide 12 mg or 20% of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Further, it has small amounts of vitamin A.
  • The bulbs have very good levels of heart-friendly electrolyte potassium. 100 g provides 414 mg or 9% of daily-recommended levels. It is an important electrolyte inside the cell. Potassium helps reduce blood pressure and rate of heartbeats by countering effects of sodium. Fennel also contains small amounts of minerals such as copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and selenium.

In Health, Hope, & Happiness,

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