Thursday, October 11, 2018

Body Care Product Recipe - Natural Hairspray - Health with Kelley



I am so excited to share this recipe with you!  There are SOOOOO many reasons why I wanted to put this up on the blog!  This hairspray is my latest favorite obsession.  Why?  Because it’s:

CHEMICAL FREE
EASY TO MAKE
and SOOOOO CHEAP!!!!

I have always been obsessed with hair products.  But once I started eating healthy, I naturally started examining ALL the cosmetics and hair products I use on my hair and body.  I was horrified to learn that basically EVERYTHING that I have ever used on myself is actually toxic and loaded with countless chemicals and heavy metals.

NOT good.

So I am constantly on the lookout for healthier, safer products and alternatives.  Although there are many great organic, chemical free hair products now available, they aren’t usually cheap.  I am definitely all for investing in you.  However, if there is a cheaper yet still chemical free alternative….sign me up!

That’s what this recipe for DIY Chemical Free Hairspray is all about!  It’s completely free of chemicals and is SO cheap to make and SUPER easy to throw together.  There are not any preservatives in this recipe, so that’s why I recommend you store this spray in your refrigerator.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Distilled Water
2 Tablespoons Epsom Salt
2 Tablespoons Organic Sugar
2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel
10-20 drops Essential Oils Lemon, Rosemary, Lavender etc

INSTRUCTIONS
1.      In a small saucepan, heat water but do not boil. Remove from heat just before water boils and add all above ingredients.
2.      Whisk all ingredients into hot water until everything is completely dissolved.
3.      Let hairspray cool completely. Then pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator!
4.      Spray away!









Body Care Product Recipe - Natural Deodorant - Health with Kelley


You may not believe this…BUT….you can actually MAKE your own deodorant yourself with just 5 simple ingredients!

The benefit?  

You avoid all the toxic chemicals and preservatives found in most conventional deodorants which is all around a HUGE benefit for your body.  We already have to deal with enough toxic chemicals in our environment, in foods, etc.  You definitely don’t want to be smearing extra toxins directly onto your armpits.

You actually have extra lymph nodes in your arm pits and lymph nodes are designed specifically to help you detox.  So….ALL the MORE so you should not put chemicals DIRECTLY into those precious lymph nodes.

So, I hope you enjoy this recipe!  Just store in a glass jar and keep it in your bathroom cupboard.  To use it, just get I tiny dab into your finger and apply directly to your under arms.  OR, use a little spoon to scoop a little out.  A little dab goes a long way!



INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder
1/4 cup Aluminum-Free Baking Soda
15 drops Lavender or Clove Essential Oil Or whatever oil you like!
1 Tablespoon of Bentanite Clay


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. You can use an electric mixer OR just stir with a fork. 
2. Store in a glass jar! Enjoy!









Recipe - Cauliflower Rice - Health with Kelley

Cauliflower Rice (Grain Free)

Cauliflower rice is an incredible grain-free option to rice.  Although we do have white rice occasionally, cauliflower rice is a much healthier option as it’s a vegetable, so it’s low glycemic.

You can whip this up as a stand alone side.  Or you can use it for the base of a stir fry. Just use it in place of white rice.

And what’s crazy is that it actually looks like rice!

Hope you enjoy!


INGREDIENTS
1 large head Cauliflower
3-4 Tablespoons Organic Refined Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
2 teasoons Organic Gluten Free Coconut Aminos


INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Wash cauliflower and remove stem. Chop cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
2.   Place chopped cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until cauliflower looks like white rice. (ONLY USE THE PULSE SETTING).
3.   In a large saucepan or Wok, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add cauli-rice to the pan and stir until rice is well coated.
4.   Cook rice for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. If 'rice' starts to stick to the bottom of the pan, add spring/filtered water if needed, one tablespoon at a time. Be careful not to overcook! You don't want mushy rice.
5.    Once rice is cooked (but not mushy), serve immediately! Enjoy!









Thursday, August 23, 2018

Recipe - Homemade Sushi - Health With Kelley



Sushi made at home with an at home sushi maker 🍣:
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Sushi is filled with:
Avocado
Carrots
Spinach
Kimchi
Pickled ginger 
Red cabbage
Quinoa



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Recipe - Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - Health with Kelley


Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients (Makes 3 servings):


• 1 spaghetti squash – Use 3 ½ cups cooked squash
• 10 ounces cooked shredded chicken breast
• 1/2 cup green enchilada sauce
• 1 green onion, thinly sliced
• 4 ounce can diced green chilies
• 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
• 1/4 cup cottage cheese blended smooth or greek yogurt
• 1 cup shredded low fat sharp cheddar, mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions for Spaghetti Squash:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with foil.
2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, spray the inside with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Place the squash cut side down on the baking sheet and roast until tender, about 30-40 minutes.
4. Let the squash cool for about 10 minutes before scooping out the strands with a fork and placing them in a bowl.
5. Reserve the squash skins placing them cut side up back on the foil lined baking sheet.
6. Use you hands to squeeze out excess liquid from the spaghetti squash strands, then return them to the bowl.

Instructions for Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Filling:

7. Preheat your oven to broil.
8. In a small saucepan over medium heat stir together the enchilada sauce, green onion, green chiles,, cilantro and lean protein.
9. Once the mixture is warmed through remove from the heat and stir in the Coconut yogurt.
10. Pour the enchilada filling in with the spaghetti squash strands and stir together until combined.
11. Scoop the filling back into the spaghetti squash shells and top with the vegan shredded cheese.
12. Place the spaghetti squash back onto the baking sheet and broil in the oven until the cheese is browned
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Celery - Health with Kelley


The scientific name of celery is Apiumgraveolens. This green vegetable belongs to the Apiaceae plant family. The health benefits of celery are due to the excellent sources of beneficial enzymes and antioxidants.
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Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K. The nutritional values and health benefits of celery have been well studied and this vegetable has been used in culinary and folk medicine for centuries.
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Fresh celery benefits nutrition thanks to all the tremendous vitamins and minerals it contains. One cup of chopped raw celery (about 101 grams) contains approximately:
16.2 calories
3.5 grams carbohydrates
0.7 gram protein
0.2 gram fat
1.6 grams fiber
29.6 micrograms vitamin K (37 percent DV)
453 international units (9 percent DV)
36.5 micrograms folate (9 percent DV)
263 milligrams potassium (8 percent DV)
3.1 milligrams vitamin C (5 percent DV)
0.1 milligram manganese (5 percent DV)
0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (4 percent DV)
40.4 milligrams calcium (4 percent DV)
0.1 milligram riboflavin (3 percent DV)
11.1 milligrams magnesium (3 percent DV)
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Along with some sugars, celery also contains some vitamin E, niacin, pantothenic acid, iron, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
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Regular consumption of celery can help protect cardiovascular health. Moreover, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of celery make it become an ideal food for patients with high cholesterol levels and blood pressure, as well as heart disease. Celery also has numerous amazing benefits for skin, liver, eye and cognitive health.


*Top 10 Health Benefits of Celery:
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Helps Lower High Cholesterol
Lowers Inflammation
Prevents or Treat High Blood Pressure
Helps Prevent Ulcers
Protects Liver Health
Benefits for Weight Loss
Boosts Digestion and Reduces Bloating
Contains Anti-Microbial Properties that Fight Infections
Helps Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
May Help Protect from Cancer
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cucumber - Health with Kelley



The cucumber basically originated in South Asia, but is grown in other parts of the world as well. The cucumber contains many essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, VitaminK, Manganese, Copper and Potassium. The cucumber is 90% percent water, which keep the body hydrated and flushes out many hazardous substances - providing some of the most essential nutrients your body needs.

Cucumbers help the liver to remove impurities, waste, and also helps completely eliminate accumulated toxins from your blood stream and gut. It also helps the body to pass out more urine in order to remove toxins. Drinking cucumber beverages speed up the detoxification process.