3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 3

Day 3 of the winter detox is here! If you miss day one, just click here for day 1. And click here for day 2!

As a reminder, this is a food-based, vegan cleanse since we now know that your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #3

Have any questions about cleanses or this winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

Quinoa’s Dirty Little Secret

The price of quinoa has tripled since 2006, making it almost impossible for the people of the Andes, the original consumers of quinoa, to afford it any more!

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian or someone who is just trying to eat a little more consciously, you probably consume quinoa fairly often. You probably consider things like sustainability, water and energy footprint and in general are aware of the effect your choices make on the lives of thousands around the world.

If appeals to you, this is one video you don’t wanna miss!

Did you know that you quinoa obsession affects the health and land in two of South America’s poorest nations?

Share your questions and comments in the comments section below the video!

 

Metabolism and Plant Based Diet with Eco Vegan Gal

This is video #2 of the Metabolism series and today I have a very special guest: the Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen. She is an online content creator, social media specialist, YouTube superstar and healthy living crusader. She dedicates her time and energies to spreading awareness about how to develop a lifestyle in harmony with the body and the planet.

I’ll be picking Whitney’s brain about her lifestyle and debunking some of the myths about metabolism with respect to a plant-based diet. Questions like:

Can you rev up or increase your metabolism on an all plant-based diet?

Check out the interview here!

Do you have a question for Whitney? Leave a comment below and let me know. We’ll get your queries and questions answered right away!

 

Quinoa Salad – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 3 with Jovanka Ciares


For the last recipe of our “5 Ingredient Vegan” cooking series, we are putting together a quinoa salad. Remember those days where you have a few leftover ingredients from the last few days and no idea what to eat?

Mix them together into a wonderful plant-based meal that will take just minutes to prepare!

Check out the quick video below!

Wasn’t that quick and easy?! What other ingredients would you add to this salad to give it a little bit of spunk? Let me know in the comments below!

I Want A Plant-Based Diet (But Don’t Call Me A Vegan!)

Don’t Call Me A Vegan!

Are you ready try a plant-based diet, but having trouble going 100% vegan? Maybe you’re the kind that says I just can’t give up your cheese plate or you just want to order the occasional fish plate when you go out to dinner. Or you just simply need some structure to help you add more veggies into every single one of your plates.

The good news is that you can embrace a “plant-strong” diet too without having to put labels that may seem uncomfortable.

Here are some easy steps to get you closer to a “plant-strong eater

There you have it!

Which one of these have your tried already? Which one are you interested in trying next? Let me know below!

The Food For Thought Summit Coming Soon!

For the last 4 months, I’ve been working on a little project that I’m really excited about and now I’m ready to share with you!

It’s called Food For Thought: The Mind, Body, Spirit Summit!

From April 14th-18th, I’ll be interviewing top wellness experts (doctors, nutritionists, therapists, coaches, best-selling authors) on how they manage to sustain a healthy lifestyle. All interviews will be available online at the Food For Thought website.

Since I know you’ve been searching for practical ways to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, the Food for Thought Summit is here to help you!

The #1 reason why people struggle to keep a healthy lifestyle is overwhelm. There’s just too much information out there! This summit will help you cut through the clutter, learn ways to stay motivated and create your own personal wellness revolution!

Click Here to check out the website and more details!

As a loyal member of my community you have immediate access to the summit and the Facebook Group Absolutely FREE!

SHARE this post with your friends so they too get FREE access to the summit.

How Not To Get Sick (When Everyone Else Is)

Are you the kind that gets sick every other month? I mean, you get the flu in the fall/winter, you catch all your co-workers germs, get the summer cold that only a few get.

In a nutshell, you’re sick of getting sick!

So how do you protect yourself from all those germs, strengthen your immunity and stop getting sick when everyone else around you is?

Check out this video to learn more!

Which one of these tips are you most likely to implement first? Let me know in the comments below!

Breakfast Smoothies In 5 Minutes Or Less

I get people telling me all the time that they want to juice and blend but that they have no time. That the prep time is too long, or the clean up is a pain.

BULL CRAP! I’ve been juicing almost every day for 10+ years and blending for the last 5 or 6 and if I learned one thing during this process is that WHERE THERE IS A WILL, THERE IS A WAY!

We live in a society of convenience and if things don’t have in 5 minutes or less, we give up. Well, I’m not here to fight that current. Instead, I’m going to show you in the video below how to make smoothies in 5 minutes or less (yes, including clean up)!

Wasn’t that painless?! Now you know and you have no excuses.

So go on, prep your smoothie ingredients, SHARE this video and get blending!

My Beef With Milk

I have a bone to pick with milk.

And with the people that tell us that milk is great and with the celebrities making money and trying to sell you the “white stuff”.

You know the argument in favor of dairy: is good for your bones; you need calcium and vitamin D. It prevents osteoporosis. And on and on….

Well, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t.

WHY? Check out the video to find out!

Look, you don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to but what I will ask is that you PLEASE do your homework.

Don’t put that stuff in your body before you know what works and what doesn’t.

Do you have any questions about this highly controversial issue? What’s your opinion?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Dark Chocolate: A Guilty Pleasure That’s Good For You!

For many people, chocolate is a guilty pleasure.

But its key ingredient, cocoa powder, has several health benefits, especially when used as a supplement.

Eaten in small amounts, this indulgence can have positive effects on the immune and cardiovascular systems and boost your mood.

Check out this video to learn the top 7 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Are you a serious choco-holic? Have you tried dairy-free, chocolate bars?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

The Wonders and Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll, the stuff that makes plants green, is amazing!

Filled with nutrients and easy to obtain from plants and in liquid supplement form, it would be a sin not to take advantage of it.

It has SO MANY health benefits it makes it a true

SUPER-FOOD!

Check out this video to find out about the wonders and benefits of chlorophyll and the best way to have it every day!

Have you tried liquid chlorophyll supplement before?

What has been your experience?

If you haven’t, give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Debunking Myths About Plant-Based Eaters

 

As you try to improve your health by changing your diet and including more whole foods, you will get the inevitable questions from some well-intentioned (for the most part) people questioning your new healthy choices.

After hearing some of the CRAZIEST arguments and questions myself and through my clientele, I decided to write this post, to debunk some of the more prevalent myths about plant-based eaters.

So, whether you are vegetarian,  vegan or an occasional meat-eaters who still centers your diet around fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you might want to CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO to help you with the inevitable questions coming your way!

 

http://youtu.be/_LaTaSmbNDs.

Which one of these have you heard the most?

Have any of these helped you debunk your OWN myths about plant-based eaters?

Let me know by LEAVING A MESSAGE BELOW!

 

Bill Clinton Embraces A Plant-Based Diet

Former president Bill Clinton has done a transformation that has changed his life! Watch this video to learn about the experience with a new diet and lifestyle that has helped him deal with his heart disease and even lose a few extra pounds.

 

Have you heard about the doctors mentioned in the video? If so, what’s your take on the work that these guys are doing to prevent disease? Please share your comments below.

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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