It’s no secret that I love to cook. It’s almost a form of meditation for me! The most common ingredient I use (especially at dinner) is oil. Whether I am stir-frying, baking, or grilling, I am very picky about the types of oils that I use. I want to be sure that they are high quality and right for the dish that I am preparing. That’s why I love and recommend Olivado Oils. I recently had the pleasure of trying out three of their products and I was hooked! The first product was Avocado Oil. I love this oil because it is rich in beneficial nutrients to not only protect your heart but to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. Olivado actually pioneered the process of extracting oil from the avocado by cold-pressing it to retain all of the nutrients. How cool is that? It’s also great to know that this oil is organic and fairly-traded…very important! In addition to that oil, I also tried out their Extra-Virgin Macadamia Nut Oil and Omega Plus oil. The macadamia nut oil is high in monunsaturated fats and the Omega Plus Oil gives your body a nice balance of omega 3, 6, and 9. I added a tablespoon of these oils to two of my morning smoothies. Delish! To learn more about Olivado and to find their products in a store near you, be sure to visit their website at www.olivado.com. You will love their oils as much as I do!
Are you a big fan of almonds? Did you know that almonds are loaded with antioxidants to help your immune system stay strong? Add some almonds to your morning smoothie/juice routine with this recipe. It’s not only delicious but it’s full of beneficial nutrients. Strawberries contain vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamins B2 and B5. Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Give this smoothie a try today!
Almond, Banana and Orange Smoothie
- 1/2 C fresh orange juice
- 1 C fresh organic strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 Tbsp flax oil
- 2 Tbsp chopped almonds
In your blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!
Have you discovered coconut oil? I cook with it almost every day For many years, coconut oil was thought of as being a source of “bad fat”. Fortunately, many people andnatural health practitioners are recognizing coconut oil as a powerful healing food. Coconut oil has been shown to promote weight loss, improve digestion, improve the look and feel of skin, and strengthen the immune system. It also have properties that can protect the body from cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. My favorite coconut oil to use is from Australia. It’s called Coconut Magic and is certified organic, raw, and cold-pressed to retain all nutrients. Check it out here!