Radiant Skin Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding is healthy, simple and perfect for any time of day. It makes for the ideal breakfast: filling you up while giving you a healthy jumpstart to your morning. It is a quick and easy afternoon snack to hold you over and keep you from that midday crash. It also serves as a satisfying and guilt-free dessert that curbs those late night sweet tooth cravings!

 
This recipe kicks it up a notch, making this versatile superfood snack even more beneficial and irresistible. Chia pudding is already packed with fiber and essential fatty acids that are amazing for your skin; but adding our Radiance Dust will bring your beauty results to the next level. This sweet and smokey synergistic blend is made of the perfect selected combination of antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory ingredients. This powerful blend promotes clear, youthful and gorgeous skin. Give this recipe a shot to GLOW from the inside out.

 
Radiant Skin Chia Pudding

  • 3/4 cup of coconut or almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 handful of strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of Radiance Dust

 

Mix the milk and chia seeds together in a jar, cover tightly and let sit in refrigerator for at least 2 hours (best if left overnight.)

 

Whisk maple syrup and Radiance Dust and drizzle over chia pudding. Garnish with sliced strawberries and serve chilled.

9 Ways to Raise Your Vibration

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Everything in the universe, including ourselves, is made up of energy. We are all vibrating at different frequencies. With every thought or action, we are either lifting the world up with our positive energy or polluting it with negative energy. Consider how this not only effects you and your mood, but the world around you and the universe as a whole. We are talking big, no, huge picture stuff over here.
 
We need to be careful of what we are putting out into the world. What we put out, is what we get back – law of attraction at play here. So take a moment to notice the kind of vibes you’re putting out and if that’s what you want your contribution to the world to be.
 
Being conscious about raising your vibration will lead to a lighter, happier and more vibrant you. You will find yourself living in alignment with the universe, instead of fighting it. Things of equally high vibration will be attracted to you and you will find yourself surrounded by things that keep raising you up.
 
Here are our top 9 ways to raise your vibration:

 

1. Meditate

You’ve heard it before, but seriously don’t underestimate the power of mediation. Taking a few minutes, whether it’s in the morning, a quick break in the afternoon or before you go to bed at night, will make a world of difference in your energy levels. To start, carve out 5 minutes somewhere in your day and try to stick to that same time every day. Just sit, breathe and simply be. Soon your mind will become clearer and you will become calmer and more centered.

 

2. Smile

Smiling might be one of the easiest ways to raise your vibration. Smiling sends a message to your brain that you are happy, releasing those high vibe endorphins. Anytime you notice your energy lacking and you need a little boost – just flash those pearly whites. Sporting a big grin doesn’t just make you feel good, but it elicits good feelings in those around you. It’s a win-win.

 

3. Fuel your body

Food has it’s own energy as well. If you want to raise your vibrations, you can’t do it with artificial, processed and pesticide-filled low vibrational food. You need to nourish your body with clean and wholesome high vibe food – organic fruits and veggies, nutrient-dense cold pressed juice, dark chocolate or a handful of raw nuts. Pay attention to how your body feels after you eat certain foods. You will begin to notice what energizes you and what depletes you.

 

4. Nourish your brain

Pay attention to what you feed your mind. The books you read, the shows you watch, the music you listen to, the conversations you engage in, even the Instagram accounts you scroll through – all of these seep into your subconscious. Be aware of what you are opening yourself up to. Spend time filling your mind with positive and intellectual material to raise your vibration.

 

5. Live in the flow

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Most things in life you really can’t control. The more you learn to go with the flow, instead of fighting it – the way happier you will be. When something doesn’t go your way, you’re stuck in traffic, someone’s behavior is irritating you or you stub your toe – just shrug it off and keep on keeping on. There’s no need to let the small stuff lower your vibration.

 

6. Dance

Turn up the music and let loose. Move your body however you heart desires – seriously get weird with it. Just close your eyes and let go. This kind of intuitive dancing allows you to tap into a more primal side of yourself, strengthen the right side of your brain which is your more creative side and release any stuck energy or emotions. It pushes out those low vibes and creates more ease in your life. Go ahead and sing too if that is what you’re being called to do.

 

7. Grounding

Raising your vibration also requires you to let go of negative and unwanted energy that is holding you down. A great way to do this is by “grounding”. Go outside, kick off your shoes (and socks) and just plant your bare feet on the ground. Take time to reconnect with Mother Nature and let her work her magic. This practice has been known to have a calming and balancing effect on people.

 

8. Left nostril breathing

Blocking your right nostril with the thumb of your right hand, take twenty-six deep and long breaths in and out through your left nostril. This kind of breathing stimulates the right side of your brain. It helps reduce stress and anxiety that can be caused by the over analytical left side of your brain and promote feelings of relaxation and rejuvenation.

 

9. Day Dream

That’s right pretend you’re back in high school math and your teacher is going on about the Pythagorean theorem. Just look out the window and zone out, without the fear of getting called on. Daydreaming is a wonderful opportunity to take a time-out to visualize your ideal future life: what it feels like when you wake up in the morning; what a day in your dream job is like; what it looks like when you walk into the front door of your home. This practice helps you raise your vibration and become in alignment with the things you most desire, leading the way for the law of attraction to take place.

 

Share with us your favorite ways to raise your vibration on Instagram – @montaukjuicefactory #mjflife #goodvibes

7 Tips for an Ayurvedic Inspired Spring Detox

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Spring is a naturally cleansing time. It’s a time for renewal and fresh starts. The days are getting longer and warmer, filling us with a new level of energy. We are ready to shed some of our winter layers, flush out the build up of toxins and create a renewed sense of balance in our lives.
 
An Ayurvedic cleanse focuses on rebuilding and strengthening your digestive fire. It also helps boost your natural mechanism to eliminate the toxins that have accumulated in your body.
 
Following these seven Ayurvedic tips will allow you to gently detox on a daily basis.
 
1. Oil pull

Oil pulling allows you to extract the toxins that travel from your stomach to your mouth overnight while you are sleeping. First thing in the morning, put a spoonful of oil (coconut is our preferred option, but you can use other variations such as sesame or olive oil) in your mouth and swish it around. You can start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 20. Afterwards, spit it out in the trash.

 

2. Lemon Water

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, but you really want to get things off to a good start with a cup of warm lemon water in the morning. This will stimulate digestion and the release of toxins, while providing you with a metabolic lift. Add in a pinch of cayenne and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to up the ante.

 

3. Ghee

Ghee is a form of clarified butter used in Ayurvedic cooking. Ghee is easily digestible, stimulates the production of stomach acid and increases the absorption of nutrients. It also helps with elimination of fat-soluble toxins.

 
4.Turmeric

Turmeric is Ayurvedic gold. This spice provides countless health benefits. It is a powerful anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. It aids in digestion and increases the production of enzymes that neutralize free radicals and improve liver detoxification. Click here for some inspiration on how to get more turmeric into your diet.

 

5. Bitter Greens

Bitter greens are a great way to boost liver detoxification and strengthen digestion. They promote a secretion of gastric juices in the digestive tract and help the liver absorb nutrients while filtering out toxins. Some of our favorite bitter greens are arugula, dandelion greens, kale, mustard greens and watercress. Check out our Green Mama for some bitter greens in a bottle.

 

6. Triphala

Triphala is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It’s a synergistic blend of of three dried Indian super fruits: amalaki, haritaki and bibhitaki. It is referred to as a “toxin scraper”. It helps extract the toxins out of the intestines and eliminate them from the body. You can take it in capsule, powder or tea form.

 

7. Light Dinner

Your digestive system is considerably weaker in the evening. It is very important that after a day of following all of these amazing detoxifying techniques that you finish your day with a light dinner. You don’t want to bombard your digestive system right before you are about to unwind and go to sleep.

Pre + Post Cleanse Meals

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Although you may have signed up for a 3 day cleanse, it’s not just about those three days. The days leading up to and following your cleanse are just as important as the cleanse itself.
 
A few days before your cleanse, you are going to want to slowly start cutting out meats, refined starches (bread, white rice and pasta), dairy products, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. You’ve got to get your body warmed up and ready for game time.
 
The same goes for your post cleanse meals. You may feel ready to take on the world, but you’re not quite ready to take on solid foods. Just as you transition them out before your cleanse you will need to reintroduce them slowly back in after your cleanse.
 
Your meals should be clean and simple, but still delicious. We recommend salads, fresh fruit, smoothies, steamed veggies, soups and small amounts of whole grains
 
Here are some tasty recipes that you can whip up to ease into a cleanse or come off of one. This way you won’t shock your digestive system and you will be able to get the most out of your cleanse.

 

BREAKFAST:

 

Avocado Toast:

½ avocado

Multigrain or sprouted toast

Handful Alfalfa Sprouts

Chili Pepper

Himalayan Sea Salt

 

Mash up avocado, spread onto toast and garnish with chili pepper, alfalfa sprouts and a pinch of himalayan sea salt

 

Chia Pudding :

1 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or your preferred milk alternative)

1/4 cup Chia Seeds

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 cup Berries

 

Put all ingredients in a bowl, cover tightly and shake. Refrigerate for an hour, or better yet overnight. Serve with fresh berries.

 

LUNCH:

 

Spinach and Strawberry Salad:

2 cups Spinach

1/2 Avocado

1/2 cup Strawberries (sliced)

Handful Raw Almonds

Dressing: Lemon and olive oil

 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss in dressing.

 

Green Smoothie:

1 cups Swiss Chard (stems removed)

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Kale (stems removed)

1 cup Pineapple (chopped)

1 teaspoon Chia seeds

¼ cup Unsweetened coconut milk or coconut water

2 cups Ice

 

Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend up for 30 seconds – 1 minute.

 

DINNER:

 
Kale and Bean Soup

1 cup Cannellini beans

1 ½ cup Onion (diced)

2 cloves Garlic (minced)

1 tbsp Minced parsley

1 quart Vegetable stock

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1 cups Celery (diced)

4 cups Kale (chopped)

3 cups Swiss chard (chopped)

 
Mix all the ingredients together in a pot and let it cook on high heat for 20 minutes.

 
Arugula and Quinoa Salad

2 cups Arugula

1 cup Butternut squash (roasted)

1 cup Quinoa(cooked)

Handful Pomegranate seeds

Dressing: Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt

 

Roast butternut squash in the oven on 350 for 15-20 minutes, while quinoa is cooking on the stovetop. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss in dressing.

 

Follow these recipes or let them spark inspiration and unleash the culinary artist inside you. Share with us your favorite pre/post cleanse meals on instagram – @montaukjuicefactory #mjflife

8 Tips for Having the Best Cleanse

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Ahh! Spring is in the air. Time for new beginnings. Deciding to do a juice cleanse is a great way to honor this period of rebirth. Our cleanses are designed to give your digestive system a much needed vacation, while nourishing you at a cellular level with nutrient-dense juices. Our raw juices are jam packed with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants – giving your body everything it needs and more.
 

You may be thinking a juice cleanse seems simple enough- you just drink juice for a few days. Well it’s a little more complex than that. If you’re going to do a juice cleanse, you want to do it right.
 
Here are some tips to help make sure you are getting the most out of your cleanse and to ensure it is a rejuvenating and empowering experience.

 
1. Prepare your body

The days leading up to your cleanse are just as important as the cleanse itself. You don’t want to shock your system. You will want to slowly start cutting out meats, refined starches (bread, white rice and pasta), dairy products, sugar, processed foods, alcohol and caffeine at least 3 days prior to your cleanse. It will also help to start subbing in one juice a day as a meal replacement. Get your digestive system acquainted with the juice before you embark on an exclusive relationship with it. Click here for pre-cleanse meal inspiration.

 

2. HYDRATE!

We can’t stress this enough. You may being thinking ‘stay hydrated? All I’m doing is drinking liquids’. Well, on top of your juices you should really be drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. We know that is a lot of liquids, but your body will thank you later. Start your day with a cup of warm lemon water and then drink at least one cup of water between each juice. The juices will do the detoxing and the nourishing and the water will help subside headaches and hunger.

 
3. Release the toxins

Cleansing pushes the toxins that are stored in your body into your bloodstream, so it is important that you activate the right organs to eliminate these toxins from your body. Try dry brushing and exfoliating before a warm shower, or better yet an epsom salt bath. Treat yourself to a spa day – sweat it out in the sauna or get a massage. Try a little gentle exercise such as yoga or a nature walk. These are all amazing and relaxing ways to open your pores, boost circulation, stimulate your lymphatic system and help your body release toxins.

 

4. Rest

We know its hard to get that ideal 8 hours of sleep a night, but think of all the time you’ve saved with not having to eat- not to mention cooking or cleaning up after a meal. Getting enough rest during a cleanse is extremely important. Allow your body to devote maximum energy resources towards detoxing and healing.

 
5. Listen to your body

At the end of the day you know your body best. Listen to it and be aware of the signals it is sending you. Feeling very low on energy? Take a nap, or get to bed extra early. Experiencing a nagging headache? Drink more water or try a facial steam. Can’t seem to silence the hunger pains? Have a cup of veggie broth or a few slices of cucumber or celery… we promise that’s not cheating.
 

6. External Detoxing

Use this time to clean your space and transform it into a sanctuary where you can cleanse with peace of mind. Open the windows – let some fresh air in; vacuum the floors, change the sheets, declutter and throw out anything that is no longer serving you.

 

7. Digital Detox

Try to incorporate a digital detox into at least one day of your cleanse. This will allow you to declutter your mind and keep it clear during this time of rejuvenation. Try leaving your phone behind for the day or at least few hours; turn off notifications; take a break from social media; dedicate a set time to answer anything pressing and then just put it aside.

 

8. Manifest

When you come off of a cleanse you feel like a brand new human. You have a new level of energy, a clearer mind and a renewed sense of balance. This is the perfect opportunity to take some time to set some new intentions for yourself and manifest your desires. Your body is the most important instrument you will ever own. The good news is you just got it fine tuned and it is ready to make the most beautiful music.