My local greengrocer stocks these new Paleo Crunch bars on their counter. They are made in the Czech Republic for a Swedish company. I bought one to try for under a fiver.
They contain 100 per cent raw organic dates, cacao, almonds, cashew, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, vanilla and Himalayan salt. The good thing is they are gluten-free and a healthier alternative to chocolate bars.
Citrus and coconut water are a refreshing combination on a hot day. You could add a pinch of sea salt and have these as a replacement for those hydrating ice blocks you get at the chemist, as coconut water helps to replace electrolytes in the body.
Ice block moulds can be found in $2 shops or kitchen shops. Alternatively, you can use plastic cups and paddle pop sticks. You may need to double the recipe if your moulds are bigger.
Paleo orange ice blocks recipe
1 cup of coconut water
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
Combine coconut water and freshly squeezed orange juice in a jug. Pour mixture into ice block moulds.
Place lid on moulds and place them in the freezer for a minimum of six hours.
These balls are sugar-free and full of healthy goodness. The sweetness comes from the dried dates and sultanas with a touch of honey.
Bliss balls recipe
2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
1/2 cup of sultanas
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of almonds
2 Tbsps cold-pressed organic coconut oil
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsps honey
2 Tbsps water
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put all ingredients apart from the water into a food processor and blend until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Add the water and continue to process until it becomes sticky enough to roll into balls.
Use a dessert spoon to measure the mixture and roll into firm balls.
If you like, roll the balls in desiccated coconut to coat the outside (optional).
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
This super deep purple juice is alkalizing, anti-fungal and anti-cancer.
It’s a great combination of healthy raw vegetables and fruits.
Beetroot not only detoxifies the liver and helps with methylation but also reduces blood pressure by helping the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is one of the chemicals the body produces to soften it’s arteries. Remember we want sort arteries and hard bones. Dr Greg Emerson
Carrots provide beta-carotene and antioxidants. Recent studies have identified polyacetylenes as phytonutrients in carrots that can help inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells.
Celery is is a very good source of vitamin C and potassium and a good source of calcium and magnesium, which may help to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol.
Apples contain phytonutrients which help you regulate your blood sugar. They help to reduce your risk of lung cancer risk and asthma.
Pomegranates are an excellent source of vitamin C. Research has shown that they help prevent an impressive array of diseases, such as prostate cancer, diabetes, lymphoma, common cold, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease.
Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C and their flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Ginger is an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). It has very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, which help to reduce pain levels of arthritis. Research has shown ginger induces cell death in ovarian cancer cells. Ginger has been proven effective for motion sickness, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Dr Greg Emerson’s daily juice recipe
1 small beetroot
1 green apple
1/2 a pomegranate (or 50mls organic pomegranate juice)
a slice of lime (with skin if organic)
1cm piece of ginger
Place all the ingredients in a juicer and mix. Add water to fill up the glass, if desired.
Drink straight away to gain the most benefit from the nutrients.
The markets were quiet today – just how I like them. I was able to pay straight away (without queuing) and no bumping into dogs, prams and market trolleys. The ingredients for this salad are made from purchases from the same stall where the owners play music to their vegetables. I’m hoping this salsa makes me sing all afternoon.
Market salsa recipe
1 cucumber, small
a handful of tomatoes
3 capsicums, one of each colour
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
several leaves of fresh basil
a few strands of chives
Peel the skin off the cucumber and dice. Dice the tomatoes and capsicum (red, orange and yellow). Add them to a serving bowl.
Add the lime juice and extra virgin olive oil with the chopped herbs as a dressing. Mix together and serve.