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Looking for a creative and delicious new snack to try? This tasty treat is so easy to make it’s ridiculous! All you need is a banana covered in almond butter. Take that banana and roll it in chia seeds. You can then cut it up into little pieces and serve on toothpicks. Bananas are a great source of potassium and chia seeds are loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Delicious and nutritious!
Remember when mama use to tell us to “chew the food before swallowing?’ Well, it turns out she was right! Chewing our food at least 20-30 times before swallowing helps us digest what we are eating. The physical process of chewing (and creating saliva) helps to break down our food, allowing us to digest and absorb nutrients much easier. Our stomach doesn’t have teeth (obviously) and it relies on gastric juices to help us break down food. Let’s help our tummy out by chewing thoroughly the next time we eat!
Many of you know what a huge fan I am of making juice every day (that’s why I post so many juice recipes for you here on my website). I make a variety of delicious concoctions using everything from leafy green vegetables to fresh ginger. Well, I am excited to tell you that I have come up with some fun ways to use your juice and pulp, other than just drinking it out of a glass or incorporating it into a smoothie. Take a look at my latest webisode, featuring the Kuving’s Silent Juicer. You’re going to love it!
Did you know that sweet potatoes are powerhouse foods full of nutrients? They have high amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C, perfect for boosting our immune system. When shopping for sweet potatoes, get the kind with the beautiful red skins. They are packed with nutrients and the skins are a good source of fiber. Did you know that sweet potatoes are also a good source of protein? Eat these tasty veggies every week, not just on holidays!
Many of you know what a huge fan of chia seeds I truly am! I love sprinkling them on my salads, soups, oatmeal, and smoothies! Chia seeds are a fabulous source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, protein, fiber, calcium and magnesium. It’s the world’s most perfect food! The Chia Co has been one of my long-time partners and supporters of this website. I wanted to let you know that there is a special going on for Mother’s Day where you can get 20 percent off your order and receive a free tote bag and chia recipe card! How cool is that? Just enter the coupon code “MOM” at the end of your transaction. I know that you are going to love your chia seeds and the way that they make you feel! Click here to start shopping!
You guys know how much I love tea. I drink it all the time! Well, as the months get warmer and the days get longer, I tend to switch my hot tea out for iced tea! In this nutrition webisode, I show you how to make the best iced tea (using my favorite Stash Tea, of course) and how to rev-it-up with pomegranate juice ice cubes, sprigs of mint, and more! Check it out and be sure to visit Stash Tea’s website to purchase some tea and teaware so you can start brewing at home! Cheers!
Have you ever heard of Goldenberries? Have you given them a try? In this nutrition webisode, Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Creator of AuthenticSelfWellness.com) shares with us the health benefits of Goldenberries and how we can incorporate them into our diet.
Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P. (Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Creator of AuthenticSelfWellness.com) is excited to announce her participation in Good Health Gulf (www.goodhealthgulf.com). This event is taking place at Dubai International Marine Club on April 5-7, 2012. This is going to be a life changing event that you will not want to miss!
Have you tried (or heard of) guayusa tea? You guys know how much I love my tea! I recently discovered this and I am hooked! Thanks to Stash Tea for introducing me to this delicious and nutritious tea. Here are some of the health benefits of guayusa. Enjoy!