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Compote Crue / Raw AppleSauce

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Photos, Raw, Recipes

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C’est le temps de la pomme et nous devons profiter de chaque saison pour se nourrir des légumes, plantes et fruits en saison. Cette année, Noah Jade et moi sommes allé à un nouveau verger biologique. La saison de cueillette est courte là, mais c’est un site extraordinaire. Je vous encourage d’aller faire un tour!

Avec ces belles pommes que nous mangeons depuis la fin de semaine passée, j’ai aussi fait de la compote crue et cuite (car Noah Jade aime bien en manger un peu de cuite le matin), du jus, des tartes (santés), et quelques autres items.

Voici deux belles recettes supers simples pour la compote :

COMPOTE CUITE
3 grosses pommes,
30 ml d’eau pure

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Couper les pommes en gros cubes en prenant le soin d’enlever le cœur avant. Garder la pelure. Déposer tous les cubes et l’eau pure dans une casserole et apporter à ébullition. Baisser le feu pour permettre aux pommes de ramollir sans bruler. Le temps de cuisson va varier selon le type de pommes. Lorsque les pommes se décomposent facilement à l’aide d’une fourchette, c’est cuit. Laisser le tout reposer et se refroidir avant de passer au Vitamix (ou autres malaxeurs). Dégustez!

COMPOTE CRUE
200 grammes de pommes,
20 grammes de dates,
10 grammes de baies de goji,
15 ml de sirop d’agave (optionnelle),
5 ml de jus de citron

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Couper les pommes en gros cubes en prenant le soin d’enlever le cœur avant. Garder la pelure. Déposer tous les ingrédients dans un Vitamix ou autres mélangeurs à haute vitesse jusqu’à ce que la texture soit lisse. Savourez!

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It’s apple season once again and it is important to take full advantage of it to feed ourselves with in season vegetables, plants and fruits. This year, Noah Jade and I went to a new biological orchard. The picking season is short there, but it is an extraordinary place. I encourage you to go and tour the place.

With these beautiful apples, which we have been eating since last weekend, I also made some raw and cooked applesauce (because Noah Jade likes to eat it a little cooked applesauce in the morning), some juice, tarts (healthy ones), and a few other items.

Here are two beautiful, simple great recipes for applesauce:

COOKED APPELSAUCE
3 big apples,
30 ml of pure water

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Carefully remove the heart and cut apples into chunks. Keep the peel. Put all the apple chunks and pure water in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower the temperature to allow the apples to soften without burning. The cooking time is going to vary according to the type of apples you are using. When apples decompose easily with a fork, it is done. Let the apples sit to cool before blending in the Vitamix (or other blender). Enjoy!

RAW APPLESAUCE
200 grams of apples,
20 grams dates,
10 grams of Goji berries,
15 ml of agave syrup of agave (optional),
5 ml of lemon juice

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Carefully remove the heart and cut apples into chunks. Keep the peel. Put all the ingredients in the Vitamix or other blender and blend on high until the texture is smooth.

Enjoy!

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My Raw Birthday / My Fête Crue

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Inspiration, Raw, Recipes

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This year I celebrated my 46 birthday and my 3rd year into this new and wonderful life of mine. What a great few days it was. I spent it doing what I love and with the people that matter the most! I am not sure if it is the 40’s or the past few years that have lead me to this wonderful time in my life. All I know is that I am more confident in myself and what is important in my life than I have ever been. I have a great career, home, family and friends. I get to spend just about as much time as I like with my son and I am healthy. Don’t think that there is nothing left for me to accomplish. Just like everyone else, each day holds it’s own challenges and there are numerous goals I have yet to conquer. For example, I am still busy attracting that wonderful partner that I will be able to share on all levels with.

All in all, I am happy and satisfied with my daily decisions, and when I am not, I allow myself to feel those negative emotions, and then I do my best to take better decisions. One decision that I am proud of is what I chose to make for my birthday. Here is a glimpse of my Raw Chocolate-Goji-Strawberry cake. Way to yummm not to share!

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Cette année j’ai célébré mes 46 ans et ma 3e année dans cette nouvelle et merveilleuse vie qui est la mienne. Ce fut quelques magnifiques journées! J’ai passé du temps à faire ce que j’aime, avec des gens que j’apprécie énormément! Je ne sais pas si c’est la quarantaine ou les dernières années qui m’ont amenées vers ce temps parfait de ma vie. Tout ce que je sais est que je suis plus confiante et certaine de ce que je veux dans ma vie. J’ai une magnifique carrière, maison, famille et amis. Je passe autant de temps que je désire avec mon fils (ou presque) et je suis en santé. Ne pensez surtout pas qu’il ne me reste rien à accomplir. Comme tout le monde, chaque journée comporte ses propres défis et il me reste encore beaucoup de buts à accomplir. Par exemple, je suis encore à perfectionner, .

Dans l’ensemble, je suis heureuse et satisfaite de mes décisions quotidiennes et lorsque je ne le suis pas, je me permets de ressentir ces émotions négatives et je fais de mon mieux pour prendre de meilleures décisions. Une dont je suis très fière est ce que j’ai choisi de me faire comme gâteau de fête. Voici un petit aperçu de mon gâteau Chocolat-Goji-Fraises Cru. Trop bon pour partager!!

Les Beautés VENA

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Natural Products

Les Beautés VENA

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Voici les beaux, biologiques, naturels, fait à la main et la plupart du temps, thérapeutiques, produits que je fais moi-même : LES BEAUTÉS VENA. Si vous ne voyez pas ce que vous cherchez, assurez-vous de m’en parler!

Here are the beautiful, organic, natural, hand-made and most of the time, therapeutic products that I personally make. LES BEAUTES VENA. If you cannot find what you are looking for, make sure you ask me about it!

LES BÉAUTÉS VENA: naturalhealingmentor.com/products

Gluten-Free Please

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Life Coaching, Natural Products, Naturopathy

image Eating gluten-free is now a widespread thing, whether it is by choice or by obligation. Beware though, it is not because one eats vegan or gluten-free that you are eating healthy. Real, fresh (if possible, organic) food is ALWAYS the better choice. If you suffer from an allergy or intolerance to gluten, do seek alternative foods. The long term damage to your physical and yes mental (and often times, emotional) health is simply not worth it! For in depth information, please email or call me to set up a health assessment or follow-up. It will be my pleasure to serve you! 514-893-1920 / isabelle@centrenaturalhealing.com

How About A Little Green In My Drink?

Written by Isabelle Giroux ND on . Posted in Blog, Healthy Living, Naturopathy, Recipes

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I just love Kale!  I love the way it looks, feels, tastes and what it offers as benefits.  You can have it fresh, dried, cooked and even frozen!  It is so versatile that you can add it to almost everything: soups, stir fries, omelets, salads, etc.  I get it in my summer veggie basket, grow it in the garden and freeze it for the rest of the year.  Yes, I freeze it!  Actually, I pretty much freeze everything so it will keep.  The best part is when you can add your garden & tree frozen fruits & vegetables into your smoothies.  It actually tastes great and gives it a nice texture.  It feeds you well during the winter months and is so refreshing during the summer.

So because of all it wonderful benefits, that you can find here

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I love to have it, especially in my smoothies in the morning.  Here is a simple smoothie recipe I have been making all week.

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut water

1 cup water

1 table spoon (15 ml) groud flax seed

1/4 cup of frozen organic blueberries

1/4 cup of frozen organic strawberries

1/2 an organic banana (optional)

1/2 cup of frozen organic kale leaves

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender at high speed for at least 2 minutes and serve right away.  And there you have a green smoothie at it’s best!

You can vary the fruits as you wish and you can substitute coconut water for 1/4 coconut milk and 1 and 3/4  cups of water.  Either way, you will love this high vitamin and mineral, great tasking treat!

Let me know what you think, leave me a comment below or share with us your ideas!

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