Avocado Dressing and Wholly Pizza Dough

Homemade Avocado Dressing and Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough. Pic M.C.

Homemade salad dressing is one of my favorite things to make. Plus I know there isn’t any canola oil or unnecessary xanthum gum in it. I love avocados and particularly Haas when they are in season. Occasionally a quick pizza is nice too.

Wholly Wholesome gluten free pizza dough is in the freezer section of my health food store. I do have to plan out the pizza because it takes a day for the dough to soften. I put it in the refrigerator not the freezer if I know I’m going to use it. The certified vegan dough is free of wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nut, casein, and sesame. What it does contain is white rice flour, potato starch, responsibly sourced organic palm fruit shortening, tapioca starch, cellulose fiber, yeast, psyllium husk powder, organic evaporated cane juice, golden flax seed, sea salt, and guar gum. The pizza comes out to be about ten inches, which serves two people. I use Violife vegan shredded mozzarella cheese.

Pizza made from Wholly Wholesome Pizza Dough. Pic by M.C.

Lately, I have been enjoying those small bell peppers in a bag. They are sweet and really delicious on a salad and pizza.

Avocado Dressing Recipe
1 garlic clove
1 avocado, Haas
1 lemon, squeezed
2 Tbsp. cilantro
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp. water
pepper to taste

Yield: 4-6 servings

Directions:
Place ingredients in blender then blend. If I have dressing leftover, I store it in a glass container and it stays fresh for a few days in the refrigerator.

Happy Vegan!

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

Medical Medium’s Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. Pic by M.C.

It’s technically not summer in California anymore. I can feel some crispness in the air, but the days are still warm. I thought I’d share a smoothie for those last hot days.

I find people online asking about how to detox. Don’t make it difficult on yourself. Medical Medium’s protocol is tangible. You’ll need a juicer for the celery, but the rest you can find at the health food store.

I finally collected all the items needed for Medical Medium’s Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. I didn’t think I would find frozen wild blueberries so easily in the freezer section of my health food store. And they weren’t any more expensive than any other frozen fruit. Finding Atlantic dulse wasn’t difficult either. It just was on its own twirly rack. I have not eaten it by itself, but I can’t taste it in the smoothie.

MRM Spirulina, Woodstock Wild Blueberries, Pines Barley Grass,
and Rising Tide Sea Vegetables Atlantic Dulse.
Pic by M.C.

Pines wheat and barley grass powders are great to add to water or smoothies every day or on the go. It’s an easy way to get your greens.

Spirulina isn’t as tasty as barley grass, but a little goes a long way. The reason why I like spirulina is because it decalcifies the third eye better known as your pineal gland in the center of your brain. Try a teaspoon of spirulina in your smoothies or salad dressing and see if you think clearer, sleep better, and feel happier.

I didn’t follow the recipe exactly because it has a lot of cilantro. Definitely chop up the cilantro or you’ll end up with pieces of stem which is not appetizing.

I learned I can use an orange and water to make juice needed for a smoothie. Oranges stay fresh for a long time. I like the idea I can make fresh juice quickly.

You can drink the detox smoothie the same days you drink celery juice. You will definitely detox. In Celery Juice by Anthony William, he recommends to start your morning by drinking 32-ounces of lemon or lime water. Then 15 to 30 minutes later drink 16-ounces of celery juice. After 15 to 30 minutes, drink the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. William says to avoid dairy, eggs, gluten, corn, soy, pork, nutritional yeast, canola oil, natural flavors, vinegar, and fermented foods as you are cleansing.

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe
1 banana
1 cup wild blueberries
12 stems cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. Pines barley grass powder
1 tsp. spirulina powder
1 Tbsp. Atlantic dulse
1 orange
1 cup water

Yield: 16-ounces

Directions:
Wash and chop stems with leaves of cilantro. Cut off peel of orange and chop. Chop dulse leaves. Combine banana, blueberries, cilantro, barley grass, spirulina, dulse, and orange. You might want to start with a half cup of water to make your smoothie thicker. Blend and enjoy!

Here is the original recipe for the Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie. I hope you will try celery juice and the detox smoothie. These have truly benefited me.

Happy Vegan!

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

Copyright 2020 Melissa Crismon