Monday, June 15, 2015

Cucumber Noodles With Spinach Pesto

"I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me Spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man" (from theme song). Spinach is rich in minerals and vitamins including vitamin K which is found in plant foods. It is concentrated in phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids which provide us with powerful antioxidants. Spinach also helps us maintain bone health since it is an excellent source of calcium and magnesium. Eat your organic spinach!
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More info on the benefits of avocado available here:
http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/health-benefits-of-avocado/

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Simple Avocado Soup

The wide range of nutrients found in avocados have been associated with cardiovascular benefits which consists of avocado fats. These fats contain large amounts of the monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid, as well as the unusual phytosterols, including beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. For summer time I like to make cold soups like Gazpacho and Avocado and Cucumber. I decided to try an Avocado Soup with a broth base instead of a cucumber and it's very tasty and simple to make. This soup is served at room temperature or slightly warm but not hot enough to kill the enzymes from the avocados or other raw ingredients. Check out my simple recipe below.
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Above: photos from today's weather (clear skies followed by rain, with a little hail in the morning...)
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rooibos Tea and Date Ice Cream - Revisited

Dates contain nutrients such as fiber and potassium and are rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B3 and B5! Rooibos tea is caffeine-free and rich with minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, fluoride, manganese, zinc and magnesium and antioxidants! For healthy dairy free ice cream, try out my recipe that includes Rooibos tea and dates. This recipe does not require an ice cream maker to create. Enjoy!

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