Healthy Food I Should Try
Healthy Food I Should Try
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Creamy Quinoa Pudding and 25 Quinoa Dessert Recipes - MyNaturalFamily.com #quinoa #recipe Print RecipeBack to Top RECIPE Coop/prep time: 35 mins. Serves 4. I used unsalted pistachios, but salted are fine too. Be sure to remove from heat when done to avoid any milk burning on the bottom of the pot. Sub with almond or coconut milk for non-dairy option. YOU NEED: 3 cups whole milk (sub with almond, or coconut milk) 2 teaspoons vanilla or one vanilla bean 1/4 cup sugar pinch of salt 1/4 cup water 1/6 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup quinoa a few diced strawberries chopped pistachios DIRECTIONS Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse with cold water for a few seconds. Combine the milk, water, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the quinoa and stir. Reduce heat to medium low, partially cover (about 3/4 of the way) and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes to avoid sticking. If skin starts to form across top of milk, just stir it back in. If you find that your pudding seems a bit dry and the quinoa is still hard, just add a splash more milk and water and cook totally covered for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature or cold in the fridge. Spoon pudding into bowls and top with chopped strawberries and pistachios.
Quinoa pudding, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold (with almond milk)
copycat olive garden salad dressing recipe
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Olive Garden Dressing Copycat Recipe
Copy Cat recipe for OLIVE GARDEN'S dressing. Copy Cat Olive Garden Dressing Ingredients 8 ounces Newman's Old Vinegar and Oil dressing 2 garlic cloves-peeled and halved 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 tablespoons sugar Directions Put everything in the bottle, shake, put in the fridge and impatiently wait 24 hours. Enjoy!
the BEST copy cat recipe for Olive Gardens dressing.... Have to try this! Love Olive Garden Salad!
Hummus-Crusted Chicken...baked on a bed of zucchini and yellow squash.
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Hummus crusted chicken from Gimme Some Oven - awesome food blog, awesome chicken recipe!
HUMMUS CRUSTED CHICKEN RECIPE by GimmeSomeOven.com | "One of the best recipes I have ever tried from Pinterest!" | CLICK the pic for this recipe or this link for other healthy recipes >>> http://www.thefitclubnetwork.com/category/nutrition/recipes/
Hummus Crusted Chicken. Sounds delicious!
This was FANTASTIC!!! I have made hummus crusted chicken before, but this was awesome!! Especially with the lemon. I also made quiona and once everything was done, I mixed the veggies and the quiona together. As said it was Fantastic and will be making this again and again. The hummus I used I mixed a bit of Garlic Hummus & Roasted Red Pepper (Aldi's Brand) then spread it on .<- Me. P Pinner ->Hummus makes for a super simple sauce in this delicious baked chicken recipe!
~Hummus Crusted Chicken~ 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; 1 zucchini, chopped; 1 yellow squash, chopped; 1 medium onion, chopped; 1 cup hummus; 1 Tbsp. olive oil; 2 lemons; 1 tsp. smoked paprika or sumac
Repinning since the link changed. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken - very good & easy!
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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken -- Weight Watchers. This was mediocre. I must have cooked it too long in the crock pot because the cauliflower and potatoes were way too mushy (maybe that's how it was supposed to be but I didn't love it). The flavor was only okay, so I probably won't make it again.
slow cooker thai chicken: 13 1/2 fl oz light coconut milk 7 tsp Thai curry paste 1 1/2 tsp table salt 1/2 head(s) (large) uncooked cauliflower 1 pound(s) uncooked potato(es) 1 medium sweet red pepper(s) 2 medium uncooked carrot(s), 1 1/2 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), six 4 oz pieces 2 Tbsp reduced-fat peanut butter 1/3 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped 3 medium uncooked scallion(s), sliced 1 medium fresh lime(s), cut into 6 wedges 2 Tbsp peanuts, salted, chopped
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Recipe!
Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad
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I can't eat lettuce but raw carrot is fine so for salad I make carrot salad with dressing. I find the pouch loves it. It feels healthy to eat...because it is! Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad Recipe by Panning the Globe | Maypurr #ulcerativecolitis #jpouch #ileostomy #proctocolectomy
Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad - healthy side dish!
Oh so good! MOROCCAN RAW CARROT SALAD * 2 lbs shredded carrots, 3 T chopped parsley. Dressing: ¼ C olive oil, ⅓ C lemon juice, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 t salt, 1 t cumin, ⅛ t cayenne pepper.
How to Cook Plant-Based Meals for Meat Eaters
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How to Cook Plant-Based Meals for Meat Eaters and a recipe for Field Roast & Pinto Bean Tacos
More smoothie recipes, these all with oats.
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Make ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothies..
MakeAhead Oatmeal Smoothies
Make Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies, healthy & delicious with grab and go convenience; 6 varieties, plus how to invent your own.
100 Days of No-Processed-Foods: Crock-Pot-Style
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100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style ... Says: By “no processed” foods I mean that nothing in these recipes calls for cream-of junk, any pre-packed item like Italian Dressing You WILL find ingredients like: soy sauce, ketchup, canned beans, taco seasoning and mustard. Why? Because those things are minimally processed and you can even make your own scratch version if you like.
100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style In case you are wondering, I did not check them all for the lighter part, but if they contain NO processed foods...they all will fit the Healthier part of this board! #crockpot #recipe #lunch #easy #recipes
100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style. Omg healthy, cheap, and easy crockpot meals
100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style I've been looking for some more crock pot recipes to make during the week while I'm at work that don't always require canned, condensed soup - can't wait to try these!
I haven't read this yet, but I'm gonna browse through. 100 Days of NO Processed Meals – Crock Pot Style. Just 100 days of planned crock pot dinners would be nice:)
Home-made Coffee Creamer: Ok, so for whatever flavor of creamer you want, you start off with the same basic ‘base’ recipe. 14oz sweetened condensed milk 1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess). Go to page for flavors... Sweet!
2 dozen homemade coffee creamer recipes
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over 24 different home made coffee creamer recipes!
Homemade Coffee Creamer: for whatever flavor creamer you want, start with the same basic ‘base’ recipe. 14oz sweetened condensed milk 1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess). Go to page for flavors... Sweet!
Clean Eating Green Tea Mango Smoothie Ingredients 1 mango, peeled and cored 2 cups raw spinach 1 cup brewed and cooled green tea 1 medium banana 1 cup fresh pineapple Directions Step 1 – Blend in a blender and serve.
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Clean Eating Green Tea Mango Smoothie Ingredients 1 mango, peeled and cored 2 cups raw spinach 1 cup brewed and cooled green tea 1 medium banana 1 cup fresh pineapple Directions Step 1 – Blend in a blender and serve. the Daniel plan
Clean Eating Recipes | Clean Eating Green Tea Mango Smoothie
One-pan garlic & lemon chicken with green beans & red potatoes. Ingredients 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 pound trimmed green beans 8 small red potatoes, quartered 4 chicken breasts (bones left
One-pan garlic & lemon chicken with green beans & red potatoes
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Garlic lemon chicken with green beans roasted potatoes: 6 Tolive oil 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 t kosher salt 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper 3/4 lb trimmed green beans 8 small red potatoes, quartered 4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin, about 3 1/4 pounds) Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large cast-iron skillet with 1 T of the olive oil. Arrange lemon slices in a single layer in the bottom.
One Dish Chicken, green beans and new potatoes. Easy Peasy and Good! garlic lemon chicken with green beans red potatoes. Ingredients 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 pound trimmed green beans 8 small red potatoes, quartered 4 chicken breasts (bones left
Pan Roasted Chicken With Lemon Garlic Green Beans - *6 tablespoons olive oil *2 lemons, 1 thinly sliced, 1 juiced *4 cloves garlic, minced *1 teaspoon kosher salt *1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper *3/4 pound trimmed green beans *8 small red potatoes, quartered *4 chicken breasts (bones left in, with skin, about 3 1/4 pounds)
Garlic and lemonchicken with green beans & red potatoes! Just toss it in the oven.
Summer Pasta Salad....great for summer bbq because there's no mayo so it can sit out safely.
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Cold Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad! #Food #Healthy #Tomato #Zucchini #PastaSalad
Cold Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette - great (and lite) summer salad.
Summer Pasta Salad: Cold Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette
Cold Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette ~ great for summer bbq because there's no mayo so it can sit out safely.
Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad - YUM! Can't wait for cold pasta salads in the summer
Tomato Zucchini Pasta Salad Recipe. Perfect for a summer day.
Home-made taco seasoning.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix: Making your own homemade taco seasoning mix will eliminate those unnecessary ingredients like MSG, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide and other not-so-fun preservatives from your food.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix | a sweet pea chef Makes enough seasoning for about 2 lbs. meat 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/4 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
Clean Eating Cherry Beet Smoothie
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Clean Eating Recipes | Clean Eating Cherry Beet Smoothie
How to roast almost any vegetable - chart with time, temp and seasonings.
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How to Roast Vegetables -chart with time and what seasoning to use- Roasted Vegetables Recipes - Good Housekeeping
How to Roast Vegetables - Roasted Vegetables Recipes - Good Housekeeping Guide to roasting times by vegetables
Veggie Roasting 101...this will link you to a chart by Good Housekeeping that will give you roasting times, cutting tips, and seasonings for all those of veggies. I'm pinning this now and then printing it and putting it on my fridge for reference...I love roasted veggies...totally transforms them!
How to Roast Vegetables - Roasted Vegetables Recipes - Good Housekeeping - cheat sheet for roasted vegetables: Brussell sprouts - 450 - 30 min Sweet potatoes - 450 - 30 min cauliflower - 450 - 25 min
Quinoa baked zucchini chips
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Quinoa Baked Zucchini Chips with Sriracha Dipping Sauce [Cooking Quinoa] Vegan and gluten free!!
Quinoa Baked Zucchini Chips with Sriracha Dipping Sauce, by Cooking Quinoa. Available at ZipList. #quinoa #zucchini #baked #chips #sriracha #dipping #cookingquinoa #ziplist
Chipotle copycat recipes
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chipotle recipes i can't wait for dinner!
Chipotle's Restaurant copycat recipes [incl grilled chicken marinade, corn salsa, Pico de gallo, Cilantro lime rice, Sour Cream sauce, and Espinaca (spinach and cheese dip)]
copycat Chipotle recipes - especially the chicken marinade
Chipotle- rice, salsas, & chicken recipes (tho would grill chix w/ brick) +read the comments for tips from ex Chipotle workers @ http://www.lifeofamompreneur.com/2011/08/chipotles-copycat-recipes.html
Chipotle copy cat recipes! Can't wait to try!
Chipotle Copycat Recipes: Cilantro Lime Rice, Chicken Marinade, Pico de Gallo, Corn Salsa... be sure to read the comments section for helpful hints (from former Chipotle employees) | Em Maliks Kitchen:
Another pinner said: I drink one of these everyday!! "Green Monster Spinach Smoothies are one of my top secret diet weapons, because although they’re packed with baby spinach, which make my skin, hair, nails, and overall self feel totally great, they do not taste healthy at all. I repeat, they do not taste healthy at all"
Repinning this because I tried it and it is really good! Green monster smoothie, hides the taste of vegetables :)
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Green monster smoothie... frozen bananas, natural peanut butter, spinach, and vanilla almond milk One pinner said "Green Monster Spinach Smoothies are one of my top secret diet weapons, because although they’re packed with baby spinach, which make my skin, hair, nails, and overall self feel totally great, they do not taste healthy at all. I repeat, they do not taste healthy at all"
Hungry Couple: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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pumpkin smoothie (raw?)
Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - this sounds and looks delicious and 1/2 cup is only 40 calories??!! Definitely need to try this!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - Thanksgiving drink. Spice it up, with pie spice or other ingredients for a kick!
Pumpkin Protein Shake 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 ripe banana 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder 1/2 cup almond, soy, or coconut milk 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice Ice (optional)
Banana based pancake recipe. No flour, only pure ingredients.
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3 ingredient pancake! no sugar, no flour, no oil! Just banana, egg and blueberries!
Banana based pancake recipe. No flour, no sugar, no oil. Just 3 healthy ingredients!
Smoothie Recipes for Everything
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Anytime Smoothie Recipes by Super Skinny Me - Popular Food Drink Pins on Pinterest
This infographic has smoothie ideas for any activity! From pre workout to post workout to weight loss to breakfast. Lots of great ideas here.
Smoothie blends for any reason: weight loss, detox, immunity boost, energizing, pre- and post-workout... more! Just need a blender... Lol
healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss, pre- and post- workout, etc.
Smoothie Recipes for Everything The sweetness of your smoothie heavily depends on the ripeness of the fruit you add. If you find your smoothie needs a little more sweetness, try to avoid sugar (if you must, use brown sugar), and instead add a little honey (preferably Manuka!), cinnamon (sweetens without actually adding calories), xylitol, stevia, figs or dates. 1. PRE-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE The idea of a pre-workout snack is to make sure you have enough energy and sufficient stamina to give your workout all you’ve got. If you’re hungry, you’ll lack energy and drive, which means you won’t be exercising as hard you could. Some people can get away with exercising on an empty stomach, but if you’re the kind of person who has to eat little and often to avoid feeling faint (or road rage), you’ll definitely do well to have a little something before your workout. The ideal pre-workout snack should be easy to digest (to avoid an upset stomach during your workout) and rich in carbohydrates. Consume the smoothie at least 30 to 60 minutes before, depending on how much you’ve drunk/ how hungry you are and what’s in it. Remember, you only want to fuel up enough to bring your A-game. A pre-workout smoothie is not an excuse to down a days worth of calories from a smoothie bar. For maximum performance, keep it little and light. ½ cup frozen strawberries/ blueberries/ mixed berries ½ banana ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) – enough to get your preferred consistency Ice cubes 2. POST-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE After a strenuous workout your main goal is to hydrate, replenish glycogen stores and jumpstart muscle recovery. A post-workout smoothie should be made of carbohydrates and plenty of protein; it should also be relatively easy on the digestive system and quickly processed by the body. Just like pre-workout, a post-workout smoothie is not an excuse to down a pint or two of smoothie drink – its purpose is purely functional. Be sure to drink up within 30 minutes to 2 hours after your workout. If you’ve been exercising at moderate to high intensity for longer than 60 minutes, try to re-fuel within 30 minutes. 1 dash of cinnamon (helps regulate and keep blood sugar levels steady) 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter (or almond butter) 1 medium banana (preferably frozen for extra creaminess) 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup almond milk 1 cup ice To boost nutritional content try adding a handful spinach or kale. 3. MUSCLE BUILDER Building muscle is not just about strength training, but ensuring you’re meeting your body’s nutritional needs and providing your body with sufficient protein. Research shows that consuming a protein rich smoothie post-workout can stimulate protein synthesis and muscle recovery, in other words aid muscle growth. 1 scoop chocolate whey protein 8 oz. low-fat chocolate milk 1 medium banana (frozen) Ice 4. WEIGHT LOSS SMOOTHIE The goal here is to create a smoothie packed with nutrients that is super filling, but low in calories, that you can have for breakfast or lunch. In other words, it’s not a snack (i.e. in addition to regular meals), but a meal replacement (instead of meals). To make a meal, a smoothie needs to include carbohydrates, protein and a little fat. Fat is important because helps you feel full, as does protein. 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 scoop whey protein powder ½ medium banana 1 cup frozen mixed berries ¾ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) 3 to 5 ice cubes Mixed berries (carbohydrates) provide energy and are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and are a natural sweetener. Chia seeds are incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fat), protein antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds also contain super high levels of soluble and insoluble fiber, making them uncannily filling and a great addition to low-calorie smoothies. Filling smoothie ingredients: chia seeds, ground psyllium husks, whey protein, low-fat Greek yogurt. 5. BELLY BUSTER To make a belly-busting smoothie, add a source of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) and to aid weight loss add low-fat yogurt. Research shows that MUFAs help target belly fat, and yogurt has been shown to aid weight loss and reduce bloating (read more here). 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA) 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries 3/4 cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt Sources of MUFA to add to smoothies: flaxseed oil, avocado, nut butter (e.g. peanut butter, cashew butter), dark chocolate chips. 6. LOW CARB SMOOTHIE Load up on high quality protein with a carbohydrate source packed with nutrients (i.e. fruit or vegetable). To sweeten use a sweetener such as Stevia or Splenda. 1 scoop protein powder 1 cup frozen, mixed berries 1 cup cold water ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 packet Splenda sugar substitute 7. METABOLISM BOOSTER This tasty smoothie is designed to be filling, nutritious and boost metabolism. The base of this smoothie is green tea, which boasts both caffeine and catechins, substances shown to speed up metabolism. This smoothie is also rich in protein, which also has metabolism boosting effects. ½ tbsp honey 1 cup mango chunks ½ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature 1 cup ice (about 6 cubes) 8. PALEO POWER This paleo friendly smoothie is filling and full of nutritional goodies. Herbal tea makes a great base as it is rich in anti-oxidants and depending on which herbal tea you choose will have specific health benefits (e.g. peppermint for digestive issues, etc). 1 scoop egg white protein powder 1 tbsp nut butter 1 cup frozen berries (mixed or otherwise) 1 cup brewed, chilled herbal tea ½ cup crushed ice 9. THE INVIGORATOR This green smoothie will energize and invigorate the senses. 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 tbsp honey (if needed) 1 handful of spinach (or other leafy greens) 1 apple 1 pear 1 ½ cups chilled ginger tea* Ice cubes Bring about 2 cups of water to the boil. Grate or slice thinly about 1” of ginger root and add to boiling water. Cover saucepan and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Cool. 10. BREAKFAST IN ONE Smoothies are perfect for breakfast on the go. All the goodness of a healthy breakfast in one cup. Quick cook oats and nuts help to slow down the absorption of sugar from the fruit, keeping blood sugar levels steady, and giving you more energy for longer. Yogurt and milk are rich in protein, which makes this smoothie filling. The fruit are a source of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and carbohydrates, making the smoothie nutritious and energizing. ¼ cup quick cook oats (not instant) ¼ cup nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans) 1 ripe banana 1 cup frozen fruit (mango, blackcurrants, or strawberries) 2 ½ tbsp low-fat yogurt 1 cup of milk (skim/ soy/ almond) 11. KOFFEE KICK Wake up with this delicious blend. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 frozen banana ¾ cup frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup chilled strong black coffee 12. HANGOVER HERO This smoothie is a meal in a glass and packed with nutrients to make up a little for last nights indulgences. Banana provides energy, ginger will help settle the stomach and help with nausea. Yogurt helps to soothe the digestive tract. Pomegranate juice super nutritious and contains high levels antioxidants. If you don’t have Pomegranate juice to hand, try cranberry or blueberry juice. Alternatively, add a cup of frozen mixed berries. Nut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats, which will help you feel full and provide lasting energy. 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 – 2 teaspoons almond butter 1 banana ½ cup low-fat yogurt ½ cup Pomegranate juice Ice cubes 13. SLEEP INDUCER Is there anything worse than laying in bed trying to sleep, concentrating on trying to sleep, and thus not getting to sleep at all? You can’t mentally force yourself to sleep (a self-defeating effort); but you can physiologically. To that end, this smoothie is made up of foods (banana, peanut butter, milk) that contain tryptophan, a sleep-promoting substance, which is converted to serotonin or melatonin. This smoothie is also rich in carbs and calcium, which intensify the effect of tryptophan. Cherries contain melatonin and bananas are a great source of potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxants. 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 tbsp sesame seeds ¼ cup pitted cherries ½ banana 1 cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) Ice cubes 14. THE CHILLAXER Sit back and chillax. Enough for two – or just one. 1 dash nutmeg 1 splash vanilla extract 1 tbsp honey 1⁄4 cup ground almonds 2 ripe bananas (preferably frozen for extra creaminess) ½ cup vanilla yogurt ¼ cup chilled chamomile tea (a calming tea) ¼ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy) Ice cubes 15. STOMACH SOOTHER This all-rounder will address all manner of digestive woes. Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which has a soothing effect on the stomach and aids protein digestion. Ginger tackles nausea and fights flatulence. The probiotics in yogurt help increase friendly bacteria in your digestive tract, aiding digestion and reducing air. This smoothie is also rich in fiber. Fiber helps move food through the digestive tract, cleaning it out and removing toxins from the body. 1 tbsp ground flax seed 1 tsp sliced ginger 1 cup frozen sliced peaches 1 cup peeled, seeded, cubed papaya 1 medium pear, cubed, skin optional 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt 6 ice cubes 16. THE DETOXER The Detoxer looks just like a regular fruit smoothie, pinky red and smooth. It is in fact loaded with the goodness of beetroot and carrot, which are detox favorites. Beetroot boasts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties and carrots are rich in anti-oxidants. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, while apples and pears are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Spirulina is a super concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. 1 tsp spirulina (optional) 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 sweet apple 1 ripe pear 1 beet* 1 carrot* Ice *Steam carrot and beet until just about tender (approx 10-15 minutes). Cool. 17. SKIN SMOOTHER Just as weight loss is a combination of diet and exercise, so is great skin a product of good skincare and nutrition. This skin-smoothing smoothie is rich in anti-aging vitamin E, sun-damage-fighting healthy fats, collagen-boosting vitamin C, and wrinkle-reducing oleic acid from wheat germ, flaxseed, berries and avocado respectively. 2 tbsp ground flax seed 1 cup blueberries 1 cup pitted cherries ½ cup strawberries ¼ avocado ½ cup low-fat yogurt Ice cubes 18. IMMUNE BOOSTER Boost your immune system and beat the cold and flu season with this smoothie loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C from mango, cantaloupe, and pineapple, as well as almonds and almond milk, which are packed with zinc, an immune system booster. 1/3 cup ground almonds 1 cup chopped cantaloupe ½ cup cubed pineapple, fresh or canned 1 Banana 1 cup peeled, pitted, cubed mango ½ cup unsweetened almond milk Ice cubes CORE SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS Below are the building blocks of any healthy smoothie. These core ingredients don’t just look pretty or taste awesome, but offer significant health & fitness benefits. Yogurt is packed with protein, calcium and tummy friendly probiotics. Go low-fat & Greek. Full fat yogurt is high in calories. Greek yogurt is high in protein & low in carbs. To up the protein content of any smoothie, try adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt or silken tofu. Milk is another great source of protein, calcium & other nutrients. Go for skim milk. Can’t tolerate it? Try soy, rice or almond milk. Whey protein is an awesome means of boosting the protein content of a smoothie & also make it more filling. It’s a no-brainer for low-calorie smoothies. And of course, ideal post-workout. Fat has got a bad rap. But there are healthy fats that the body needs. Also, fat helps you feel full. Zero-fat foods are not filling. Your body needs fat to absorb important nutrients. Sources of healthy fats: fish oil, avocado, nuts, flaxseeds, peanut butter & more. Also, choose low-fat milk and yogurt, instead of the nonfat variety. Rich in potassium, vitamin B6& other nutrients bananas are filling, add sweetness, the mild taste means they go with almost everything & it’s rich consistency binds the ingredients in smoothies together. Berries are an antioxidant powerhouse, chock full of vitamin C & phytochemicals, conferring a plethora of health benefits. Naturally sweet & available fresh or frozen. Tea is a healthy & tasty way to customize a smoothie. Green tea, Rooibos, peppermint, etc. confer different health benefits. Try fresh-brewed tea, tea ice cubes or tea powders. What’s a smoothie if not cold & smooth? Use plain ol’ H2O or freeze fruit juice, green juice, tea, coffee, yogurt or milk. Also, try freezing bananas for extra creaminess.
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homemade naturally flavoured fruit water recipes!
Amazing Flavored Water Recipes - homemade vitamin water!!
Flavored Water You Can make SPRING CLEANSE ~ YOUR BODY ~ If you really want to cleanse your body, then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing! As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages
healthy water recipes with fresh fruit | ... Naturally flavored water with fresh fruit and/or herbs | f00dventures
Refreshing Flavored Water Recipes: (includes fruit & herb combinations suggestions) Supplies- fresh fruit - can be frozen optional: herbs 2 quart jar or pitcher muddler (or wooden spoon) filtered water optional: fruit infusion water bottle and/or fruit infusion pitcher
10 uses for Chia Seeds
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ten uses for chia seeds (scroll down to healthy pudding recipe)
the-more-u-know: I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time and finally had the time while the kids are napping and I am (ironically) sipping a Chia Seed Energy Drink (recipe below). If you don’t already use chia seeds, you are missing out! Not only are they gluten/grain free naturally, but one tablespoon of Chia Seeds has more calcium than a glass of milk, more Omega-3s than Salmon, and more antioxidants than blueberries. Perfect? Almost… they do get stuck in your teeth if you chew them plain (ask me how I know that!). They also give you tons of energy but also won’t keep you awake at night and are supposed to be great for weight loss. Because they can absorb many times their size/weight in liquid, they are great for preventing dehydration during exercise or exposure to heat. Supposedly, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans used chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and they were known as the “Indian Running Food” because runners and warriors would use them for sustenance while running long distances or during battle (source). According to Mountain Rose Herbs they contain “Essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, silicon, and anti-oxidants.” Additionally, ”They are currently being used for their nutritional and medicinal properties, endurance for athletes, for suppressing the appetite, weight loss, leveling blood sugar, and for aiding intestinal regularity. Chia seeds readily dissolve into the water, creating a substance that looks like gelatin. This gel-forming action is due to the soluble fiber in the Chia seed. Researchers believe that this same gel-forming phenomenon takes place in the stomach when Chia seed is consumed, thus creating a physical barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes and slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. Slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar helps with endurance and metabolic rates, which is beneficial for athletes and others”. “For weight loss, Chia seeds are an appetite suppressant, and Chia gel may be used to replace food within recipes. Bulking up a meal with Chia gel helps lessen the amount of food consumed, since Chia gel is primarily made up of water. Chia gel may also be used in place of fats within recipes, even within baked goods. Chia seed has hydrophilic properties, and can absorb more than 12 times its weigh in water. Because of this, Chia seeds can prolong hydration, helping retain moisture and regulate more efficiently the body’s absorption of nutrients and body fluids, including electrolyte balance.” (source) I buy them in bulk (here) and we go through a couple pounds a month, but they are by far one of the most nutrient dense food per ounce that I use, and they help keep the kids full for hours, which is a huge benefit! Convinced? Here are my ten favorite uses if you want to give this “Indian Running Food” a try: 1. As a Safe Egg Substitute I recommend a lot of egg consumption and many of my recipes contain eggs. I occasionally get emails from readers who need to adapt a recipe to avoid eggs, and from my research/testing, Chia Seeds are the best option for this. To substitute for an egg: Use 1 tablespoon finely ground chia seeds (grind them dry in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder) and 3 tablespoons of water per egg in a baked recipe (does not work in place of eggs for omelets though…) 2. To Make Healthy Pudding My kids favorite use of chia seeds is to make a homemade pudding with them. It’s easy to make and actually really healthy. Our go-to recipe is: 2 cups of coconut milk or other milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (or to taste)(optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste) 1 tablespoon or more sweetener of choice (optional)- We use honey or a few drops of stevia tincture Put in a blender and blend until smooth. Will thicken in about 10 minutes in the fridge. There are endless flavor variations. You can omit the cocoa powder and vanilla and add a cup of strawberries for a strawberry version, or add cinnamon and nutmeg for a Chai Chia Pudding. 3. To Thicken Soup or Gravies If you don’t use cornstarch or thickening agents, it can sometimes be a challenge to thicken different culinary creations. Just add a couple tablespoons of chia seeds (powdered or not) at a time to reach the desired thickness. 4. To Make Grain Free Crackers I’ve made several variations of these, including just mixing them with equal parts coconut milk to thicken, adding some garlic powder and sea salt, and baking at a low temp for a couple hours. I haven’t measured out my recipe yet to post here, but here’s another one that looks great. 5. To Thicken Meatballs Instead of Breadcrumbs I married an Italian, so meatballs get made pretty often around here. His grandmother’s recipe calls for breadcrumbs, which I don’t use, so I just throw in a couple tablespoons of chia seeds (per pound of meat) in place of gluten bombsbread crumbs. Also works to thicken meat-loafs, batters, etc. 6. Sprouted for Salads Ever had little sprouts on a salad at a restaurant? You can make them yourself. Just put some chia seeds in water, drain the water off and leave in a jar for a couple days. Every 12 hours or so, rinse with water and pour the water off. In a day or two, you’ll have little chia sprouts, which leads to the next use of chia seeds: 7. Homemade Chia Pet These are the same seeds used to make the chia pets you can buy for ($20) in the store. Save about ($20) and make your own. Just fill a (porcupine) shaped pot with dirt, sprinkle some chia seeds on top of the dirt and water. Viola! Chia Pet. I also discovered when my kids spilled their chia seeds that they were eating for a snack that they grow in areas that don’t get much sun and that are often trampled (under the treehouse) and prevent mud. Now, the kids get to eat chia seeds under their treehouse often, and the ones that spill prevent mud. A win-win! 8. To Make Homemade Energy Gel Seen the commercial for those new (corn syrup filled) Gatorade Gels and Chews? Here’s a healthier variation that kids will love: Add a couple tablespoons of chia seeds to a cup of coconut water. Let sit for about ten minutes and you’ll have an incredible energy gel! Beats the socks off of Gatorade for hydration and energy and you get to avoid the fake colors, fake flavors and GMO corn Also works for grown ups for endurance activities like running a 5K without training at all (ask me how I know that….)(and come run with me!). 9. As a “Breading” for Baking Fish and Chicken Mixed with some almond flour and garlic powder, or even by itself, Chia Seeds make an excellent “Breading” for fish or chicken. It toasts up well and provides a nutty, crunchy flavor without the grains (another win-win!). 10. Plain Ol’ Chia Seeds Even by themselves, they are a great source of nutrients and also leave you feeling full for a long time. I sometimes chew a couple tablespoons for a quick breakfast on the go, and they leave you feeling surprisingly full! They do stick to your teeth, but wash them down with some coffee and you’ll have energy for hours! FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKFOLLOW US ON TWITTER [Source]
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10 Uses for Chia Seeds, including egg substitute in recipes. Lots of great ideas!
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