Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Asian Raw 'Noodle' Salad Recipe - Super easy!

Easiest raw 'noodle' salad EVER!

First, get a spiralizer, (spiral slicer) which turns solid veggies into 'noodles'. The one I used is called a Veggetti, and it costs $15 -$20, and you can get an even better one on Amazon here: Spiralizer

So here's the recipe:

1 carrot spiralized on small 
1 zucchini spiralized on small
1/8 of white onion, very thinly sliced and diced (or you could use green onions)
1/4 cup of finely chopped raw almonds


Drizzle the following on veggies to taste:

Rice vinegar
Sesame oil
Toasted sesame oil (go light on this one... strong flavor!)

Mix well in bowl, and season with sea salt to taste.

I love this recipe as it gives the feel of eating a cold noodle salad, with none of the heavy carbs.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Gut health = immune system health

Did you know that most of your immune system is in your gut?
Yep, and scientists are now recognizing that we have what they are calling a ‘second brain’, as they have discovered we also have millions of neurotransmitters in our digestive system!

Digestive health is super important, and that’s why TerraZyme is for everyone!
TerraZyme is a digestive enzyme supplement to help break down and digest food properly. Raw food has the digestive enzymes intact, however, when we cook food, the natural digestive enzymes are mostly killed off.
TerraZyme contains the following ingredients:
Protease & Papain – breaks down proteins
Papain – breaks down starches into simple sugar
Lactase – breaks down lactose (milk products)
Lipase – breaks down fats into fatty acids
Alpha Galactosidase – breaks down complex carbs
Cellulase – breaks down fiber
Sucrase – for sugar metabolism
Betaine HCL – helps balance stomach acid
Glucoamylase – breaks down carbs
Anti-gluten enzyme blend Peppermint leaf, Ginger root and   Caraway seed as digestive support.
Each bottle contains 90 veggie capsules, for a 30 day supply.

Another product I recommend is DigestZen Digestive Blend essential oil. I love this oil, and use it whenever I’ve eaten something that doesn’t quite agree with me, or maybe I’ve eaten a little too much… it happens. I will put a drop or 2 on my tongue, or in a small glass of water, or I rub a drop or 2 right on my stomach, and I get relief within a few minutes. Works fast and tastes great, a little like licorice, as it has Fennel oil in the mix.
Other oils in DigestZen: Ginger, Peppermint, Caraway seed, Coriander, Anise, and Tarragon.
This is a complete digestive enzyme support system, and can help you alleviate the pain and discomfort that comes from a meal high in fat, animal protein, a ‘less than healthy’ diet, or for those who eat a lot of processed or cooked food. And let’s be honest, that’s probably most of us!
You gotta eat, so you might as well give your body a boost in digesting all of it, and help heal your gut. You’ll feel better! Vegan friendly, non-GMO and gluten free!
TerraZyme Retail price is $50.00, Wholesale price is $37.50.
DigestZen Retail price is $41.33, Wholesale price is $31.00
US orders only.

These products are not sold in stores. 
Contact me to order, or to get your own Wholesale account… it’s super easy!
Marti 408.500.5566     marti@indigomartini.com    indigomartini.com 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You don't eat meat? Correct!

Funny how people react when you tell them you don't eat meat... like it's the strangest thing they've ever heard. I was talking with a business friend last week, explaining to her that I'm basically vegan, and she said she couldn't imagine not eating meat. Really? Why not?

There's so much recent information on how 'not good for you' meat is, how damaging meat production is to the environment, and it goes without saying how awful it is for the animals involved, so my question is really this: Why would you choose to eat meat when there are so many other amazing foods to eat? 

I recently watched the movie 'What the Health', and was reminded again why I stopped eating meat several years ago. I had kinda slipped back into some old habits in the last couple of years, mainly for convenience, and this movie was the wake up call I needed to get back on track. 

That being said, yes, I have been negligent with this blog for a while, however, that is changing today. I will be focusing on helping you make gradual changes to your food choices, helping you transition to a plant-based food plan. If reducing meat and animal products in your diet is one of your goals, I will help you with real world information, things you can implement right away. 

I'm not a diet coach, or a doctor, but I do care about the food I stick in my mouth. I'm not perfect by any means, but I'm doing my best to make better choices on a daily basis, and I'm feeling better and losing weight. 

I will say that for me cheese and butter are the hardest things to give up on a vegan diet... I don't even miss the meat, seriously. I've lost my taste for it. But I'm always on the lookout for good non-animal substitutes, and I will post about the ones I really like. 

Thanks for hanging in there... we will get this dialed in again, and the blog updated with new posts and info.

Take care,