Strawberry Lemon Chia Pudding

imageI splurged and bought beautiful organic strawberries this week.  I really wanted to just eat all of them but decided that I had better share with my family.  So I made this pudding for dessert tonight.  I had some for breakfast too but don’t tell anyone.

Chia seeds have amazing health properties.

Here are just a few:

  1. Important for digestive health – high in fibre
  2. High in Omega 3
  3. Good for your bones – high in Calcium
  4. High in Manganese – another nutrient that is good for bones
  5. Helps reduce belly fat – stabilizes blood sugar
  6. Lowers cholesterol

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The Benefits of Carrot Juice

I love juicing all kinds of vegetables, especially greens.  I know that some people struggle with the strong taste of juiced greens, especially if they are new to juicing or new to eating more raw vegetables.  Carrot juice, combined with green juice, makes for a very palatable drink, even for ‘beginners’ and for children.

Fresh carrot juice

There is some controversy regarding carrot juice and the fact that is has a high sugar content.  Yes, carrot juice is sweet, but in fact, it is a very good blood sugar regulator due to its carotenoid content.

Carrot  juice has many benefits, that once you know about them, you will want to include it in your juice regime, regularly.

  • Excellent source of vitamins– Vitamin A, C, D, E, K, B1, B6
  • Rich with minerals– Biotin, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and trace minerals
  • Contains Carotene – well-known, powerful antioxidant
  • Tops are nutritious– rich with potassium and protein
  • Contains phyto-nutrients -help heal various diseases
  • Very cleansing – gets rid of mucus, reduces inflammation and also detoxes the liver

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Barbara’s Breakfast Delight

What a delicious way to start the day! 

Serves 1

Ingredients:
Do your best to have all organic ingredients.
1 large apple, grated
1 large pear, diced ( or another apple, grated)
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
1 handful raisins
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon (or more)
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated

Procedure:

  • Wash and prepare the fruits as suggested
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Enjoy with someone or eat it all by yourself!

Adventurous Variations:

-if you find ginger too strong, grate it and then squeeze the juice out
-add a handful of shredded coconut
-add a handful of juicy pineapple
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