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July 2018

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My Skin Care Routine. Avoiding Endocrine Disruptors.

Are you following the Plant Paradox lifestyle and wonder if the skin care products you use are safe and free of endocrine disruptors and known carcinogens? I’ve always been aware of toxic chemicals in our beauty products and tried to stay as safe as possible, but sadly, the cosmetic industry has so many tricks up its sleeve to make us think what we are using is safe when it actually is not. After I started the Plant Paradox program I almost DYI-ed everything for my skin, and it was fun, but not as efficient as I was expecting. My skin was becoming so dry, especially in the winter, it was almost flaky (I could see that on my dark purple yoga mat every morning!). Luckily, few month ago I discovered Beautycounter and immediately became a consultant, because I genuinely believe in and share their mission to bring safer products in the hands of everyone, by advocating for new legislation (which in the US hasn’t been changed since the WW2!). Avoiding endocrine disruptors is an integral part of the Plant Paradox lifestyle, and making our beauty routine safe is a priority (how often we forget the skin is our largest organ?). Continue Reading…

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Aji de Gallina, a Classic Peruvian Made Healthy

Converting classic traditional dishes from different countries and regions to healthier versions, aka lectin free, is my passion. I absolutely love the process of re-creating these type of dishes. Most of the time they are the result of my own travel and food experiences, but sometimes, like in this case, is just being curious about what other people’s favorite foods are. I asked my Peruvian friend to tell me one dish that is signature Peruvian and everyone loves, and by that I didn’t mean ceviche (which by the way is the first dish he named). Continue Reading…

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Grain Free Peach Tart with Almond and Green Banana Flour

It’s summer and peaches are in season and peaches in Texas are especially awesome, so I’m trying to put them to good use as long as they are in season, with this grain free peach tart that is also lectin free and sugar free. There are many myths out there that you can’t have fruits at all if you are following the Plant Paradox program, but this is not true at all, unless you are on the keto intensive program. Having fruits in season, in moderation and preferably grown locally is just common sense and how it should be. Continue Reading…

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A Three Day Plant Paradox Cleanse Guide

Whenever I post about wanting to do a three day Plant Paradox cleanse, I have people wanting to join me and some asking me for details. Not everyone who follows me on Instagram is familiar with the Plant Paradox, and among those who are, there are some who have a hard time figuring out what to eat (don’t we all sometimes?). In the initial Plant Paradox Book, there is a Phase One meal plan (what Dr. Gundry calls the three day cleanse) and that has been useful for me when I’ve done the cleanse in the past. But the longer on this lifestyle, the more I want some new things to try. So I figured I’d share some of my ideas of how to do the cleanse and what to eat, so it doesn’t feel like a cleanse at all. That means we will eat delicious and good looking food (because who likes sad food and don’t we all eat first with the eyes?), that will leave us nourished and satisfied. Of course, if you are at the beginning and still on a sugar and carb loaded diet, you might experience some weakness and cravings, but that’s what happens to all of us at the beginning. Just do the best you can and think that anything is better than nothing and that you will always have the chance to do it again, whenever you want. For a better understanding of the Plant Paradox program the most important thing I ever recommend is to read The Plant Paradox book by Dr. Steven Gundry.

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Walnut and Green Banana Chocolate Bites

It’s not that often I crave chocolate but I do every now and then and I need to fix the craving. I know is my body telling me I need the good stuff in chocolate. I rarely buy ready made chocolate, because the Plant Paradox approved ready to buy chocolates are not that many or something to write home about. So today I fixed this yummy home made sugar free, lectin free chocolate and you can call it fudge if you want.

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Rosemary Almond Crackers with Cranberries and Hemp Seeds

One of the first recipes I tried almost a year ago when starting the Plant Paradox program, was almond crackers. It was a total disaster. They came our chewy, soft and they didn’t even taste good. Since then I figured out how almond four works and how to make crispy and tasty grain free, lectin free crackers.

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Plant Paradox Herbs Vinaigrette

Herbs are packed with nutrition and we should have them every day, but sometimes is hard to have a big quantity if you don’t incorporate them in a dish. My favorite way to have tons of herbs, plus extra virgin olive oil, is with a herbs dressing vinaigrette, that is so versatile you can add it to any dish. Not only it adds great taste to anything you are eating, but it packed with nutrients and healthy fats. Continue Reading…