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Walnut flour and carrot chocolate chip cookies (vegan/grain free)

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Carrots are great for digestion so I eat them or drink them with just about with every meal. They promote the growth of the good bacteria in the body (prebiotics). All coconut products promote healthy bacterial flora as well. Walnuts are a strong anti inflammatory because they are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids. So these don’t have to be desert-you can eat them for breakfast or snacks! These cookies are even better the next day! Yum!

Walnut carrot chocolate chip cookies(vegan/grain free)

1/4 cup carrot and apple juicer pulp

1 cup fresh shelled and ground walnuts( leave some chunks when you grind them if you like chunky cookies)

1/2 mashed banana

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds

3/4 teaspoon molasses

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1/4 cup chocolate chips

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

15 drops vanilla stevia ( or to taste)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


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Avocado mayonnaise recipe and 11 ways to fight insomnia

 

I know alot of people who have trouble sleeping including myself on occasion . It seems to be a very common problem in our society. Sleeping pills and even herbs are just a quick fix to another underlying problem. After doing some research and past experiences I found 11 ways to beat insomnia:

 

1. Exercise daily

2. No caffeine!-it over stresses the adrenal glands and disrupts your daily hormonal cycle( even if taken only in the am).

3. Reduce carbohydrate intake. To many carbs disrupt your seratonin and melatonin levels in your body.

4. Increase dietary magnesium (foods not supplements) including dark leafy greens, sea weeds ,blue green algaes, chia seeds, and figs.

5. Drink warm goats milk with honey before bed to help relax.

6. Avoid all stimulants during the day including chocolate which contains several types.

7. Avoid spicy foods

8. Stay hydrated with water during the day

9. Don’t eat a heavy meal within 4 hours of going to bed

10. Increase iron rich foods and herbs (vegetarian) including black beans, sea weeds, spirulina, and nettles.

11. Acupuncture

If you want to read more check out these sites:

naturalnews.com

insomniaygoy.com

 

 

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I use this mayonnaise recipe instead of regular mayo because it is so much healthier for you. Avocados are loaded with vitamins including vitamin K, vitamin,C, folate, vitamin B6/B5, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E. It tastes good in a tuna sandwich with some dill weed, or chopped dill pickles. You can use as tarter sauce with dill weed and sweet relish added too.

Avocado mayonnaise

Blend:

1 large avocado

1 tablespoon chopped onion

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cold buster thai soup

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This soup is my new favorite soup. Every time I am on the verge of a cold or sinus infection I make some of this soup and I feel great. It is heavy on the ginger so it has a nice spice to it.

2 cup low sodium chicken broth

2 cups water

1/2 cup shrimp

1/2 onion chopped

2-3 large mushrooms sliced

2 large carrots chopped

1 cup chopped cauliflower

1/2 Tbs coriander

1 Tbs fresh grated ginger

juice of 1 lime

1 handful of fresh chopped basil

1/2-1 Tbs honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut milk (optional)

1/4 cup chopped celery (optional)

Sea salt to taste

Makes 4 small servings or 2 large


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Raw breakfast cereal (vegan/grain-free)

I’m not much of a cereal person. We don’t eat a lot of grains especially wheat and don’t think grains are that good for you because of the gluten and anti-nutrients that prevent vitamin/mineral absorption. Although I do think oats have some good calming and nourishing qualities that are beneficial especially for promoting yin (the fluid portion of our body) in the middle of winter or dry weather. Seeds also contain some anti nutrients and are easiest to digest after they have been soaked. I haven’t tried this with soaked seeds yet but maybe I will try it-I really like the crunch though so we will see!

This is one of the raw breakfast cereals I make for my kids:

1 large apple shredded(large shreds)

1 large or 2 medium carrots shredded(large shreds)

1 handful of pumpkin seeds

1 handful of sunflower seeds

1 small handful of golden raisins

1 tbs chia seeds

1 handful of shredded coconut

1 tbs of sesame seeds (optional)

1/2 -1 cup coconut milk or almond/coconut milk

vanilla stevia to taste

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger powder (optional)

This is for 2 servings