I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?
Quinoa is actually not a grain but a pseudo-cereal, a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Regardless of how it is classified, quinoa is very nutritious for you. It contains an excellent amount of dietary fiber and a list of other vitamin and minerals. It has a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor and best of all, it is gluten-free! I love quinoa and I have completely substituted my white rice and grain consumption with quinoa. Need I convince you more to try this recipe?
This is a very simple and easy detox broth that you can make in a large batch and use it over the next couple of months. You can enjoy this broth straight up or you can use it as a base to make some delicious soups. The beauty of this alkalizing detox broth is that it is very forgiving in terms of flavor. You can easily add any vegetable for added health benefits. Enjoy the alkalizing effect by sipping on a delicious cup of your vegetable broth every day!
Wellness is around the corner with this goodness packed homemade elderberry syrup! During cold and flu season it is vital to keep your immune system strong. This immune-enhancing recipe will boost your immune and clear your respiratory systems. Elderberry is packed with flavonoids and other essential antioxidants sure fight infections like the cold or flu. Hello clean and healthy breathing passages too!
Are you ready for cold and flu season? Unfortunately, 90% of us have a cold every year and more than half have several. So little is mentioned about what to do to nurture ourselves. One thing we all agree on is nobody enjoys being sick. Don’t like the taste of commercially available cough syrups? Here’s a sweet remedy that is homemade and free of artificial additives! Recover against colds and flus with this all-natural cough syrup recipe.
A combination of flaxseeds, coconut oil, and maca powder has been known to provide great assistance to your body to rebalance your hormones especially as you manage your menopause symptoms. Flaxseeds contain compounds called lignans, which have been shown to help your body regulate the levels of estrogen in your body. Maca powder is not only great for regulating your thyroid; they are also great hormones balancers.
Has a cold or flu got you down? Sipping on a warm cup of herbal tea may be just your cup of tea! Herbal teas used for cold and flu not only help to eliminate the chill but help to alleviate post nasal drip, sinus congestion, sore throats, and fevers. There are many herbs that help to ward off cold and flu viruses and can easily be added to this ‘best tea for a cold’ recipe. I’ve listed some of the most popular herbs you can add to this recipe to boost your immune system and ward off colds and flu. Happy tea time!
This healthy hearty dish can be enjoyed as a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert! It is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while packing in nutrient-power. Strawberries nourish your body with an array of essential nutrients such as antioxidants known as polyphenols, vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy and vibrant.
As a food advocate and functional nutritionist, I like to start my day with a power smoothie that is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and super foods! The added nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruit, veggies, yogurt, fiber and good fats are all necessary for good nutrition
Kale is so good for you and is considered a super food due to its many health-promoting properties. Kale is descendent of the wild cabbage, which is why it is similar to other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, brussels sprouts and bok choy.