Don´t you just love Sunday mornings? There is something to be said for consciously making Sunday a day of rest regardless of your religious belief….our minds and bodies need a day off. I really enjoy our Sunday mornings, we usually make a brunch. We usually have scrambled eggs or a veggie omelet. And we always make fresh vegetable/fruit juice to go with our eggs.
After watching the movie, “Fat ,Sick and Nearly Dead” (you should see it!!!) my husband went online and bought a juicer. We make juice several times a week, and we love it.
As you probably already know, I love smoothies! They are easy to make, they taste delicious, and keep me satisfied for hours!!! Continue reading
I am obsessed with Smoothies! They are such a great way to get LOTS of nutrients into your body in the morning. If you make your smoothie the right way you can easily stay full for 4-5 hrs!
I have Five smoothie “rules” that I want to share with you. All too often people make a smoothie with only fruit for breakfast…..that is literally a recipe for disaster!!!
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One of my favorite breakfast meals is Chia seed pudding! What the heck are Chia seeds, you might ask! Well let me tell you, chia seeds are not well known, but are getting more and more popular. They are these tiny little amazing seeds and are truly a powerhouse of nutrition. They have the great ability to keep you full longer as they have lots of fiber and they have an amazing 23% complete protein by weight.
Chia seeds also have lots of Omega 3 – which are the essential fatty acids that your body does not make but needs to function properly, especially your brain. They are also filled with calcium, in fact they have six times the calcium milk has without all the potential added hormones and antibiotic residues.
One of the exceptional qualities about chia seeds is that when they come in contact with liquid, they absorb more then 12 times their weight, just like a sponge. With that ability, they help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, which is great for controlling one’s blood sugar, insulin levels and appetite! When they lay in water they form a kind of gel, which can easily be substituted for fat in many recipes.