Originally posted 2013-10-15 10:41:40.
Originally posted 2013-09-23 12:24:00.
*If you have time, remove the phytic acid and saponins from the quinoa by soaking it overnight. Wondering why? See our article How ’bout quinoa?
Originally posted 2013-09-15 13:28:49.
Originally posted 2013-07-13 22:04:46.
There’s nothing quite like brats or corned beef with some fresh homemade sauerkraut! Sauerkraut has been made at home for centuries as a way to preserve and enjoy the cabbage harvest. Cabbage is one of the healthiest vegetables known to man, and sauerkraut makes it even healthier by adding probiotics! It’s unfortunate that not as many people are making sauerkraut at home these days, since it’s easy to make and more delicious than the store-bought stuff!
Originally posted 2013-07-13 01:44:23.
Ghee is simultaneously one of the healthiest and tastiest cooking oils. It’s also a very practical cooking oil because it can withstand high heat without breaking down or smoking. Ghee made from organic butter contains high amounts of vitamin k2, which is essential for bone strength and cardiovascular health. It’s also a great source of healthy fats, including CLA, which may provide antioxidant, metabolic, and cardiovascular benefits. Even more, ghee is far more shelf stable than butter, making it great for traveling or leaving out for easy spreadability.
DIY ghee is easy and fun. Homemade ghee is also cost saving. By following the recipe below you’ll save half the amount you would spend on store-bought ghee. Enjoy!
Originally posted 2013-07-03 19:36:49.
Originally posted 2013-06-20 18:47:00.
Originally posted 2013-06-03 18:47:18.
Smoothies can make for a great on-the-go meal replacement or recovery drink, but not all smoothies are created equal. I concocted this avocado blueberry smoothie recipe with ingredients that make it loaded in restorative protein, nourishing fats, energizing carbs, and antioxidant vitamins. It’s well balanced, so it will help provide sustained energy for your exercises or day at work, and it’s loaded in potassium and protein to promote muscle restoration.
- Half an avocado
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop pure whey protein concentrate (avoid the stuff with extra fillers and artificial sweeteners)
- 1 tbsp coco hydro coconut water powder (optional – this is great stuff, made from dehydrated organic coconut water)
- 1 tsp CBH Micronized Creatine (optional – supports quick energy stores for the muscles and brain)
- Water to desired consistency (approximately 1 cup)
Directions: Throw in a blender and blend! If you don’t want to measure, just add the unblended ingredients to the cup you want to fill, then dump the cup into the blender. You can measure the water by adding the blueberries first and then adding just enough water to cover them.
- ORAC Value (a measure of anti-oxidant power): 8,458!
- Potassium: 770 mg (thanks to the avocado and coconut water)
- Magnesium: 20% DV (with coconut water)
- Monounsaturated and saturated fats: 15 g (the best types of fat)
- High quality protein: 28 g (in addition to the whey, avocado has a few grams of high quality protein of its own)
- Healthy carbohydrates: 23 g (thanks to the blueberries and coconut water)
- Fiber: 11 g (about 50% DV)
- Also high in B-vitamins and Zinc
Keep in mind, if you don’t like blueberries, you can substitute a different kind of frozen fruit. My wife loves frozen mangos instead!
- Coco Hydro Coconut Water Powder
- Organic Whey Protein Concentrate
- CBH Micronized Creatine
- CBH Super Multi (to support you daily nutrients needs)
Originally posted 2013-05-21 20:36:17.