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7 Ancient Superfoods with Healing and Weight Loss Properties

My name is Lily gopher and today I’m going to be talking about the seven ancient superfoods with healing and weight loss properties. Many ancient cultures have recognized the healing properties of certain plants, and in this article I will mention some of the most vigorous plants used to cure health problems and diseases in these ancient cultures. Now all of these foods also have properties that will help you to lose weight faster and the first one is ginkgo in this in the Chinese culture.

Dinko is the root nu known to boost energy. It also boosts fatality and memory, and it is also known to improve heart health and to improve eyesight as well. It has also been a subject of recent scientific studies with patients with dementia and because it is helpful in weight loss because it helps improve blood flow and circulation throughout the body. This is also how it helps affect our brain function.

Now. The second plant is milk. Thistle in Europe, this common little flower would save the lives of those that were infected with different kinds of poisons. It also helped aid people with liver diseases, and it is still used today to treat the effects of excessive drinking and in patients with non-alcoholic fatty, liver disease. It helps show that milk thistle actually lowers the size of the liver itself and the content of the fact that is stored in it.

So this is great. Research on mice also shows that milk thistle can help with weight loss, mice that were fed a diet to induce obesity lost weight after taking silla Marine extracted from the milk thistle. Since silla marine helps reduce inflammation. This could be the mechanism that is responsible for its benefit against liver damage, as well as insulin, resistance and weight loss as well. Now, the next plant is knowning that comes from the Headey.

You have part of noni helping people with AIDS, cancer plaque and the arteries senility, and so so much more. It’s really. The rare exotic super fruit, ultra ultra powerful, the consumption of noni favors, the regulation of body weight. It helps reduce fat deposits on our body and it helps with glucose metabolism. It is rich in nutrients and has many many anti-inflammatory properties and it’s excellent for the proper functioning of the digestive system.

It also helps balance hormones, levels and balance blood sugar levels. Great great food, you can add it to smoothies and you can add it to any different drink that you like now. The next food is papaya. It is a delicious fruit. I actually love papaya. It’s my favorite fruit. It’s not only tasty, but it also helps in the digestive process. It helps break down foods and helps improve bowel movements because of its high content of a digestive enzyme.

Puffing papaya also reduces dysfunctional digestion, including bloating, constipation and heartburn, because of this digestive enzyme. It’s also very rich in vitamin C and therefore contributes to strengthening of the immune system, and it also is, of course, very low in calories and enriched in many many nutrients like folic, acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium so great also for athletes and the next food superfood Is maca for the Incas maca is set to burrow out hormonal health and to restore and heightened sexual desire as well, and it also makes a person stronger now.

This route also reduces blood pressure and boost the immune system, and it also has many many anti depressant properties, which is great when you’re on a diet and when you want to lose weight now. It also is rich in iron and many many minerals, helping you to feel full for extended periods and helping you lose weight now. A clinical study showed that improvement in endurance happens with the consumption of maca, and so it’s great to take on a new exercise routine.

If you take this plant now, it also helps in adrenal function, which helps to reduce stress now. The next plant is camel camel. It is found in tropical jungle climates just such as those in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, and it’s a tiny fruit, rich in powerful antioxidants, including carotenoids and anthocyanins, which rejuvenate and revitalize many tissues in the body. Camus, Camus also holds the current world record of the most vitamin C.

It has 1,600 percent of the daily recommended intake amazing, and this helps with weight loss because it reduces cortisol which lowers fat storage. So camu camu also prevents many many diseases which cause inflammation because of its powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Now the last food is amaranth for Kiwi God now cue EAGA is another superfood that is packed with energy, boosting vitamins and minerals, including fiber iron, phosphorus magnesium, zinc and manganese.

It also has phenolic acids, carotenoids and flavonoids very potent antioxidants, and it is used to fight off anemia due to its high iron content. It also has squalene, which is an anti-cancer agent and helps support heart health by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels, now for weight loss. Cayuga, it was found to decrease levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger and reduces appetite and calorie intake.

So this is a great weight loss plate as well. Now it can be cooked and be used. It’s gluten free. It can be used and set of rice as a side dish to any sort of vegetables or beans and other legumes that you may be eating an excellent rice alternative. So to conclude, these super foods are proven to provide tremendous health benefits, as well as helping in weight loss, and they can be added to smoothies or consume this whole foods to add variety and nutrient density to your diet.

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Butter is a SUPERFOOD!

I can’t believe it’s not butter or Earth Balance on their toast. Yet you ins have been consuming animal fats for hundreds of thousands. If not millions of years, it is really unfortunate that this idea that fat is bad for us, is so ingrained in our culture that people will shy away from foods that are the most important for our health.

In the case of butter, most people are actually unaware of the vitamin content of butter, as well as the other beneficial properties, particularly in regards to fatty acids. When we say butter is a superfood, we really mean it is a superfood. It is an excellent source of vitamins, A E and K and, depending if it was on summer pasture, it can also have a fairly high vitamin d3 content. Now this kind of parallels to all grass-fed raw dairy and the important thing to keep in mind here is the vitamin content of the butter will correlate directly to the pasture quality that the animal was on.

But in the best case scenario, butter is an amazing source of these vitamins and, most importantly, it’s the animal version of these vitamins, its vitamin A in the form of retinol, its vitamin K in the form of k2. It’s vitamin D in the form of d3 and it’s present in large amounts of animal fat that allow it to be absorbed easier. Other well-known benefits of butter are its butyrate content and you’ll commonly hear C people talk about feeding beneficial gut bacteria fiber to produce butyrate, but you can actually just consume.

Butter increases, HDL cholesterol with people. Consider the healthy cholesterol and people that consume butter actually have lower rates of heart disease than people that do not. It’s also worth mentioning that, in addition to this considerable fat, soluble vitamin content, butter is also an excellent source of linoleic and linolenic acid. So, although might not have an incredibly high amount of preformed epa and DHA, the body can convert those precursor fatty acids into epa and DHA, especially in the presence of the high fat content.

Here today I have a fairly dramatic and interesting comparison here we have on the left raw farm, grass-fed butter, and here we have on the right. You know your basic supermarket white butter. This is white, doesn’t really have much of a smell to it very classic. Like you know, buttery taste that you’re familiar with when you grew up this butter is a deep yellow, has like a sweet, nutty smell to it, a really deep, vibrant, yellow color, and you know, if you look at the vitamin, A content on this, it does have Some vitamin A from whatever they’re feeding the animal, but it is very clear visually that this butter has a much higher carotenoid content in it because of the beta carotene that is in the grass of the cows are eating.

We can also assume that this butter has a substantially higher rk2 content, as well as other fat soluble vitamins, and not only does it have a substantially higher amount of these vitamins. In the case of this commercially raised butter, this might not really have any fat soluble vitamins at all, so we’re essentially transforming nutritionally empty food. That’s just calories into something that is an excellent source of nutrition.

This is why food quality plays such a huge role and why? I really don’t recommend people consume dairy unless they have access to high-quality raw, grass-fed dairy. Now you might be thinking Frank. Can I just buy things like Kerrygold, or can I buy grass with butter from the supermarket, and the answer really is? No because Kerrygold has been known for fraudulence many many times, it’s technically, not actually grass-fed grass-finished and they can dye the color of the butter to make it yellow.

So what happens when a fat is pasteurized? Is you lose the enzymes and the enzymes can help digestion? You also lose some of the nutrient content. Is this? You know kind of an end-all, be-all thing. No, I mean, technically speaking, grass-fed butter from the supermarket is still better than foods that a lot of people have access to, but keep in mind you might be consuming rancid fats when they heat these fats they last much longer, whereas, if you bought, you know cultured Butter, it ferments naturally over a period of time, and it’s something your body is supposed to be.

You know consuming. You know natural fermented, bacteria and enzymes. You know if that is the. If the supermarket stuff is your only option by all means, and it’s your only source of fat, you can use it, but I would not be confident in the vitamin content of it. Nor would I be content in near the absence of rancidity or negative inflammatory factors. Maybe even some degree of histamine intolerance so keep that in mind when you’re buying butter from the supermarket – and you know I mean this stuff – isn’t cheap.

You know it’s ten to twelve dollars a pound depending on where you are so. There are definitely cheaper sources of high-quality fat that most people can find access to. Overall, it’s just one of those foods that is so delicious, it’s so tasty, and it’s amazing that it’s good for you, since I am allergic to their. What I actually do is, I usually take this and I put it in a dehydrator at a very low temperature and I pretty much make it into a raw clarified butter.

So I preserve the enzymes by keeping it raw, but I remove the casting protein that can cause inflammation for me. So thank you guys for reading. If you guys would like to support the blog, please subscribe and share the article there’s a bunch of stuff you guys can check out in the description and if any of that interests you from patreon to my Amazon shop to social media, if you guys do want To reach out to me for one-on-one consultations, you could reach out to me, through the contact form on my website or directly Frank, a to find out at gmail.

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Plant-based Vegan Pantry Tour | Vitamins, Supplements, Superfoods, Grains, Beans & More!

So I recently did a vegan fridge tour and I had asked you guys if you’d be also interested in seeing what is in our pantry and there was a resounding yes. So today that’s what we’re going to do and while we don’t exactly have a pantry per se, I’m going to show you where we keep all of our bulk dragons, alright guys. So here it is in all its glory.

So we’re going to start down on the bottom drawer and work our way up. So this bottom drawer is where we keep all of our supplements and our superfoods, so any type of powder or supercede we might add, into a smoothie or nice cream and then daily supplements that we use to fill in any gaps nutritionally and for max as well. So these are the supplements that we grab and use daily. This is a vitamin d3 from Mary Ruth’s that we give to max just three sprays of that this b12 we take daily and give him just a teeny, tiny drop, and we take that every day as well, and then this is the new vitamin.

D3, we’ve been trying just to kind of change it up and it’s also summertime. So we don’t have to use a whole lot of it, but we’re really liking that right now and then these are dusty and eyes. Multivitamins, I’m still breastfeeding at 18 months. Max is a year and a half old, so I’m still taking just one of these prenatal prenatal multis every day I love, love it and dusty has immense multi. Some of our favorites here dusty, loves ashwagandha.

This is an adaptogen that he adds into his protein shakes. We’ve got some dried dragon fruit powder that makes your smoothie bold extremely pretty in pink. If he wants something, that’s going to go a little bit further than that frozen variety, a cow powder: this is a favorite of ours, we’ll add that to make chocolate, nice cream, coconut flakes to top our smoothie bowls with or to bake with turmeric.

This is one of the best anti-inflammatory powders to add to your smoothies. You can also make turmeric lattes with it blueberry powder, extremely extremely high in antioxidants matcha. So I have this organic green tea matcha powder that I sometimes like to drink. If I want a little jolt of energy, I’m not a coffee drinker, neither is dusty, he doesn’t do any caffeine, chia seeds, so this is probably the most used bag in this whole pantry.

So that’s why we have a giant bag of it. We always add this to smoothies we make chia pudding, we’re always grinding it and sprinkling it on Max’s meals, maca powder. So this is something we phase in and out of our smoothies. This one is a great adaptogen for hormonal balance, as well as energy, and sleep really love this taste and smell of it as well, particularly this kiva brand. We’ve got it on our amazon store, camu, camu, extremely high in vitamin c yeah, seven hundred and sixty percent vitamin C in just one teaspoon.

So if you’re feeling like you need a little boost during cold and flu season, that’s a great one. Acai, everybody knows acai powder. This is one of the highest sources of antioxidants. Of any berry on the planet also has healthy, Omega threes in it, which is kind of interesting, vanilla bean powder. So this is typically what I use to bake with or blend with in place of, vanilla extract, they’ve a lot more whole in pure, it’s just straight from the vanilla bean, and this would be our other most used other than the chia seeds is daily green boost.

I put a tablespoon of that in our smoothies every morning and it has a ridiculous amount of vitamins and minerals, especially folate vitamin K, four hundred and ten percent. It’s got lots of iron, manganese and all kinds of other good stuff, so super high in minerals, very alkalizing and anti-inflammatory. So, if you’re interested in trying out daily green boost, which is just a barley, grass juice powder, you can use eat, move rest and get a discount and for everything else, honestly, we buy mostly on Amazon, Prime, so we’ll have it linked below.

In the description on our amazon store moving on to the second drawer, this is the bulk of our pantry pun intended. So this is where we keep all of our bulk purchases. Keep in these mason jars, because it’s just a lot easier and cleaner for us. That being said, with Kovan 19, the bulk bins have been wiped clean. I think they’re trying to prevent the spread of germs. So it’s been really difficult to find bulk things, so we’ve had to buy more plastics and again, like I said in the refrigerator tour, we have a lot of plastics but we’re doing our best.

We use our reusable bags, whatever we’re able to, but things are a little bit bumpy right now so go easy on us, so you can see that I got to use my handy dandy label maker here, though I’ll walk you through some of our top used grains And legumes and beans over here on the far side, we have split red lentils, so these are definitely our most used. They’re super high in protein and super high in iron, they’re, really great for thickening up curries and soups and stews quinoa is actually not a grain.

It’s a seed and it is a complete protein. We use that one, a ton, it’s very versatile brown rice, use that a lot as well steel cut oats. I love to use to grind up into flour for baking these are not white rice. This is green lentils. Those are great for making like a mock meat kind of like taco meat dish or a lentil Bolognese we’ve got oat groats. These are one step above steel cut oats. So again, usually all I use those for is blending into flour.

I’ve got red kidney beans. Those are great for chilies, more lentils, more lentils, and these usually, I have garbanzo beans dried in here, but right now I actually have buckwheat. This is another seed that is a complete protein like quinoa and usually what I like to do is soak and sprout it and then I’ll dehydrate it. So it’s kind of like a crispy crunchy smoothie ball topper. It’s really really good.

Here. We’ve got our canned beans. This is kind of just as a backup for those lazy days when cooking from dry isn’t really an option. So we’ve got black beans, cannellini beans, canned pumpkin – I like to make things for max with that and bake with it. We’ve got coconut cream, so fun fact. Instead of buying light, coconut milk or even just regular, coconut milk, buy coconut cream and dilute it with water yourself, it’s the same exact thing: this is just more bang for your buck.

We’ve got this red curry paste. This is something we always put in, like our red lentil, sweet, potato, veggie stews, it’s kind of like a Thai and or Indian flavor strained Tomatoes. So we even buy this in a glass bottle instead of a jar. This is what we use to make everything from pizza, sauce to pasta, sauce to thickening up our stews you’ll, also see it sometimes in different varieties labeled as tomato puree.

So the reason we like this is because it has one ingredient, organic strained, Tomatoes. A lot of canned and jarred sauces are going to be high in sugar and salt and fat, so instead we just use this and we just season it ourselves. It got a couple of dried bean medleys from Bob’s Red Mill over here that we honestly like never use but they’re great in the winter time amaranth. So this is yet another complete protein.

It’s a seed even smaller than quinoa, and this one is by far the highest and iron. So this is what we’ve been enjoying making for max in a lot of his little recipes to get extra iron in his diet, and then we also found an Emirates flour. So this has been great to add into waffle and pancake recipes, even putting a tablespoon into a shake for extra protein and iron in the far back here. This is the fun stuff, so saltines are basically a firmer feeling under the weather.

There are days where I’ve been sick and all I could stomach was crackers, and then we’ve got some different pastas. Our favorite is Bond’s up. This is all chickpea, pasta and again super high in protein and iron max loves them and they just came out with a plant-based mac and cheese. It is awesome, you guys so check it out and a gluten free brown rice, pasta. We do try to stay gluten. Free as much as possible, personal favorite is this millet and brown rice ramen.

So it’s not flavored or anything. You add your own seasoning, but it is so good and then in the back. We have these for homemade sushi over here on the door every once in a while I’ll find a really cool kind of like infographic thing to print out, and this one is the PB 3 plate from plant-based juniors. So plant-based, juniors and nutritious Vita are my go-to resources for evidence-based toddler and infant nutrition.

So these are just helpful reminders for us as we’re preparing Max’s daily meals, to make sure that we’re meeting his vegan plant powered nutritional needs your drawer up. So this is Dusty’s. Favorite this is our nuts nut, butters and kind of our snack drawer. So we have a lot of dried fruits on this shelf again, a lot of these things go on top of smoothie bowls or we’re just grabbing and munching after meals and they’re all super nutritious.

So this is considered nature’s candy front and center is my personal favorite. We’ve got medjool dates. They are super juicy and delicious right now, so I love to just pick these and pop them in the freezer. For some reason they taste so much better. That way – and I also bake with them so I’ll puree them into date – paste right behind there is dusty and ice other favorite snacks. So these are the broken s.

We’ve got the trail mix, which is so good because it has the sweet crunchy fruit in with the nut, and it’s like a hard crunchy shell, but they’re so good. You’ve just got to trust me on that and then just the plain bucha is really amazing, as well Dusty’s go-to, after-dinner snack is these dark chocolate chips over here we’ve got some unsweetened and no-salt-added almond butter. So, just one ingredient: that’s what you always want to look for with your nut and seed butters, no added oil, salt or sugar.

We’ve got peanut butter, our new favorite and Max’s favorite. Is this raw cashew butter? It’s the highest source of iron of any of these nut butters, so organic coconut butter. This is what we recommend using to flavor up your soups and stews instead of coconut oil for extra fat. If that’s what you’re wanting, because this is just 100 % whole coconut, so it doesn’t have the fat extract it. It’s the whole coconut and it’s got a little bit of a sweet taste and really like to add that to bulk up Max’s recipes right up front.

Probably our most used nut is cashews just simply because they’ll have to soak them and blend them into like a cashew cream or cashew cheese sauce behind that we have rolled oats. So this is something I use again for baked goods. I make a ton of oat flour, that’s basically my go-to for all my baked goods. We also make oatmeal pretty much every other day, dusty and Max both enjoy it so funny story.

I ordered some holy basil on Amazon because, after our Costa Rica retreat, we learned so much about holy basil being like the top of the top as far as adaptogenic superfoods. It’s just great for everything it heals everything literally, so I went on Amazon and ordered some holy basil tea and it showed up in a two pound bag. So we’ve been keeping it in this giant jar we’ve also got almonds and all kinds of seeds.

We’ve got sunflower seeds, pecans pistachios walnuts and even some organic Nebraska grown popcorn. Some of both of our favorite smoothie Bowl toppers are cacao nibs. These are fantastic, so high in antioxidants, white, mulberries and goji. Berries are Dusty’s favorite, typically, dried fruit is also going to be really high in iron. I know I’m talking a lot about iron, but it’s a nutrient of extreme importance when you have infants and toddlers running around.

So we’ve been really focusing on that, and these are my new favorite go-to crunchy munchy for the top of my smoothie bowls they’re, just freeze-dried organic strawberries, they’re, it’s so so good. Last but not least, top shelf is pretty much devoted to all kinds of baking, flours and powders and potions, but over here on the far side is one of our favorite snack crackers Mary’s gone crackers. These are organic.

They are full of just a whole bunch of different seeds, they’re even oil-free, and Max loves them too. We are oil free, but we keep olive oil on hand just to again add extra calories. Healthy fats to Max’s meals is totally fine for toddlers and babies to consume a little bit of oil, and then we’ve got some brewers yeast. So this is something that I’ve experimented with with baking and even blending into smoothies.

It’s supposed to be a galactic OGG. In other words, it’s supposed to help increase your milk supply, so if you’re breastfeeding, you might want to look into Brewers ease so other than b12 and d3. Another nutrient of concern, especially for vegans and vegetarians, is iodine. So we get our iodine from sea vegetables. This is the kind you want to go for is USDA Organic, that’s from the Maine coast, so this is dulse flakes, but it looks like fish food to be honest, but you can sprinkle it on salads.

You can even put it in soups, and this kelp is actually in, like extremely large seaweed pieces. It’s super salty. So if you have a salt craving, it’s good to munch on this best way to make sure that you don’t overdose on iodine would be to actually drop some of this into a boiling water of soup. Last thing over here in the corner is our go-to cereal. So this is by Nature’s Path: organic. It’s called Mesa sunrise.

This is completely gluten. Free, USDA, Organic and honestly dusty has a bowl of this. Almost every night, late night before bed, it’s hilarious and Max has kind of entered the picky toddler stage. So if there’s ever a time where he won’t eat his food and I’m starting to get nervous like hey, you need to eat buddy, then I usually can get his appetite revved up. If I give him some of this cereal and back here, I’m not going to go into too much detail because I rarely use this.

But we’ve got some different, balsamic vinegars and flavorings like that, and then some baking soda cornstarch and different flours, coconut flour, brown, rice, flour, arrowroot powder, buckwheat, flour and coconut sugar, which we very rarely use and that pretty much sums it up so right now, I’m actually Soaking some dry chickpeas that we’re going to pop in our instant pot and use some way shape or form for dinner.

Most likely we’ll make some chickpea patties so over here in this corner of the kitchen, is where we keep more dry goods. This is pretty much just protein powders, you guys know some warrior is our go-to. If you guys haven’t already, we definitely highly recommend checking out the warrior blend, so we love the natural vanilla and the chocolate and they’re super super high in iron again, and you get 20 % off.

We will link it below use our discount code, eat move rest and give it a go. Then down here is the mother lode. So this is where we keep our potatoes and our sweet, potatoes, onions and garlic. We bought some of these tin cans and it works out great for keeping all of these puppies in place. My personal favorite, this red-colored, it’s kind of a reddish sweet potato. It’s called a Japanese yam, it’s white inside and they taste like birthday cake, no joke.

Last but not least, this is our spice cupboard and I would say this is where the goldmine is, if you’re looking to transition to a plant-based or vegan diet, the best way to enjoy your meals is to flavor them. So, of course, salt and pepper is always good, but there are so many other options out there. If you kind of get into ethnic cuisine, like we love to make a lot of Thai foods and Indian foods, you really have to build up your spice cabinet.

Some of our favorites are curry powder and garlic powder Cayenne cumin and for something sweeter and really like to use pumpkin pie, spice and cinnamon. So because we buy in bulk and we don’t have a whole lot of space in our kitchen. We do store excess and extra down in the basement, especially with quarantine, we’re trying to make as few trips as possible to the grocery stores. So we do have a lot of overflow down in the basement.

All right, you guys I’m about to make some overnight oats. I hope you enjoyed the pantry tour. If you haven’t already checked out the fridge tour, I will link that below and make sure that you subscribe to our blog by hitting that subscribe button and clicking that doll to turn on notifications that way I’ll get alerts. Whenever we put out brand new content on our blog leave me some love in the comments below give this article a thumbs up and share it with someone who might be inspired or encouraged by it until next time keep the rest.

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Shellfish is a SUPERFOOD

We are referring to crab lobster mollusks like mussels, oysters clams shrimp, any fish with a shell. Essentially so does she is uh that she’s a little cold right now because he just got out of the fridge, but maybe he’ll he’ll spring up a little bit later so shellfish, it really is one of the most nutrient-dense foods we can consume it’s up there with Organ meats, egg yolks, the highest quality offcuts there are.

There are not any foods that to me take value over shellfish from a nutrient density perspective. They are all as valuable as things like liver all the foods that I talked about. Cod, liver oil, any super nutrient-dense food shellfish is up there. The reason I like shellfish, so much is because you are able to purchase a lot of it alive at a much fresher quality than other foods that we have access to.

In addition to that, it is a super approachable food in a sense that you know, people like shrimp, they like clams, they like oysters, whereas things like liver and a lot of the other organ meats that I tend to eat on the carnivore diet. People aren’t really as much of a fan of the main difference between shellfish and other fin fish is, of course, the accessibilty. It’s obviously much easier to go to a beach and pick up some clams or oysters than it is to spear or reel in a fish from the ocean.

So there’s plenty of evidence on various coastal regions for use of seafood and mollusks and mass exploitation of these nutritional resources during the Upper Paleolithic period. There’s also plenty of evidence that Neanderthals use fire to open up these shells and, interestingly enough, they tended to use the shells as decorations, whether as jewelry or kind of status, symbols of the person. So whether or not these foods play role in the actual evolution of humans due to the ease of caloric access, it is safe to say that various indigenous groups did prized shellfish.

They specifically fed these who’s to pregnant woman, a nursing woman, children couples looking to conceive. It was one of the foods that was gathered along with things like fish, roe, liver, very nutrient-dense, animal foods. If we want to talk from a scientific and paper value perspective of what nutrients occur in the shellfish, the main discrepancy is the high preformed DHA content. Normally in a ruminant animal, you can only get preformed DHA from consuming the brain tissue in regards to actual vitamin content of these foods.

They tend to be excellent sources of the B vitamins, as well as vitamin d3. To a lesser extent, these foods have pretty good amounts of all the fat soluble vitamins. You know this shellfish has vitamin A it. Has vitamin E? It has vitamin k2. It’s an amazing source of all the minerals and elements, of course iodine, but the main thing that shellfish has over other foods is specifically the DHA content and, of course, this correlates directly with how fatty the item is in the case of mussels.

Here they have a bit less fat than something like oysters, so oysters would have a higher DHA content per calorie for anyone not confident in the nutritional value of shellfish, there were literally groups of people that subsisted off of shellfish that were in just as good health As any other indigenous group in vilmer steffensen’s, the fat of the land when he examined skeletal, remains of coastal tribes, that subsisted only off of shellfish.

The skeletal structure, the development of the face, all of the markers for optimal health, were the same as groups of Eskimos. That we’re living off of fish mammalian meat, so there’s evidence anthropologically speaking that you can be just as healthy consuming only shellfish versus ruminant meat, and I would argue that some consuming shellfish now is going to be much healthier and get a much higher nutrient density in Their diet, because people tend not to consume those offcuts, those organ meats that are necessary to get complete nutrient density in the context of a whole ruminant animal, and you can imagine the reason being that these shellfish and this seafood is more nutrient dense nowadays, is that It is a complete food when you’re eating a whole shrimp, a whole mussel, a whole clam, a whole Easter that is equivalent to you eating, essentially the whole animal, whether it’s a cow or a pig or a sheep or lamb same thing with eating things like fish, Eggs or fish roe you’re, essentially it would, it would essentially be like shrinking down the entire cow and eating it in one bite to get the complete nutritional profile, but with who’s like mussels and oysters.

That is much more approachable to do now. Obviously, there are pros and cons to shellfish, the pros being it’s a very approachable food. It’s super nutrient dense. The cons are, of course, the concerns with farmed fish pollution in the water and, unfortunately, in this case, when the water is polluted, it can be so polluted and it can affect the taste of the animals so much that you cannot consume it.

In the case of grain fed steak, we can cover up the off accurate taste of grain fed fat by cooking it by putting salt and pepper on it. In the case of oysters, I have literally gotten oysters that have smelled like sewage and I smelled the outside of the oyster and it didn’t smell right. So I was like. Let me open it up. I open up the oyster, it was one of the worst smells. I have ever smelled in my life pure rotten sewage, so one of the major cons is the quality of this shellfish that you’re getting really does correlate with the sourcing of the ocean and that doesn’t really even matter if it’s wild squad or not.

Unfortunately, I can still be in polluted water, so you know one of the main reasons I don’t really consume shellfish as much as I would like to is partially because of that reason, another thing that people don’t really mention is it can be a little bit expensive. You know this crab, it’s like 25 bucks. Just for the crab I mean. Obviously, things like mussels and clams are actually very affordable about things like shrimp lobster.

Crab tend to be on the slightly more expensive side, but at the end of the day, with the amount of money people spend on BS, I don’t think any sort of food budget is going to be too expensive in the right context. So if you guys are looking to increase the nutrient density of your diet in a really approachable and delicious way, this is definitely one of the best ways to go about. I know I spout all the time about liver eat egg yolks, you know eating all these foods like fish roe, but this is an alternative.

You can have mussels crab lobster. All of these things several times per week. The real crush is going to be sourcing, high quality, wild-caught stuff and figuring out how the nutrient density is going to tie in to your overall diet if you’re not consuming it. To frequently I’m sure some people are going to ask about canned versions of these foods. Canned oysters canned muscles can crab meat, that’s pasteurized.

Obviously the fresh version is far better. It’s going to have a higher vitamin C content. The nutrients are going to be more preserved, but I wouldn’t say I would say, there’s lesser evils. You know you could buy fresh pasteurized crab meat, but that’s going to be way more expensive than the one that has additives in it. You can buy canned oysters or you can buy fresh, packed oysters at an Asian market.

You know you could buy clams that are already shuck. You could buy raw clam meat in certain places. That’s going to be far superior to the canned versions, the smoked versions, especially things that are packaged in oil, so for those of you guys, are asking that if canned food is the only thing you have access to that’s fine. If you guys want to talk about thin fish and things like anchovies and sardines, of course, those are great.

The main reason I’m focusing on shellfish in this article is because of that accessibility reason. You know the access that we would have had to shellfish is much easier than pind fish. So thank you guys for reading. You guys have any additional questions. Please let me know if you guys wan na check on my Amazon shop. There is some canned cod liver oil on there that I view as the nutrient-dense food to achieve some nutrient density in your diet.

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Eggs are a SUPERFOOD

They are an amazing source of nutrients. Unfortunately, that nutrient content depends directly on what the animal was fed and as with grass-fed beef, we see a three to ten times, variance in certain vitamins and fatty acids. So, although eggs high-fat dairy high quality animal products – well, I guess just animal products in general in American diets might be their only source of fat cycle.

Vitamins when you go to the farmers market and you pay six or seven dollars a dozen for truly pastured eggs. You really are getting six to seven times the amount of vitamins in some cases. So I guess I have to touch on the anti-nutrient Abedin in egg whites, which binds to biotin and inhibits the absorption and people are concerned about this. But if you cook the egg, it only really inhibits about 10 to 20 percent of that Abbadon.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of biotin in the egg itself to have a net gain of biotin in the body, so that anti-nutrient isn’t a concern. I mean if you want to reduce it up to 60 %. You have to boil the egg for like two minutes, and no one really does that. I personally have only consumed egg yolks in the past and I just find our reacts better to those and in Reverse the nutrient profile. 90 % of the vitamins are in the egg yolk a fair portion of the potassium and selenium and protein is in the egg white, but well if the actual fat sample vitamins and a lot of the minerals are just in the egg yolk.

So that’s why I’m comfortable with not consuming the white here today I bought five different types of eggs from a local Whole Foods and at the end here is just a regular commercial white supermarket egg. So we’re going to look at the color variants and what we can safely say here is you know, non-gmo pastured, eggs, darkest yolk, regular pastured eggs from this is vital forms slightly lighter yolk, the organic pastured eggs are slightly lighter again, the other brand of pastured eggs.

Again, we’re getting lighter and lighter as we go and the organic omega-3 eggs again lighter, but not as light as the Reg Supermarket commercial egg. One interesting thing, if you add salt to egg yolks, they get much darker. These are these egg yolks and after I added salt to them, they turn many many shades darker. Just a little interesting, culinary thing that I’ve noticed and we could we don’t have to look at these eggs.

I mean they’re old brown, eggs for the most part, different sizes and we can safely say yeah. The darker egg. Yolk has more carotenoids likely more other vitamins, but does it have a high omega-3 content because omega-3 content, even though it’s probably way higher in these eggs? You know it’s not indicated by the dark or egg yolk, so I was going to taste these eggs, but I’ve had some. I am allergic to eggs.

I’ve had some very bad reactions lately. So I can say, though, that I’ve tasted all of these in the past, and we I can give you comparison just from recollection – the higher-quality egg – will taste more chicken eat. Almost it sounds weird, but high-quality animal foods tend to remind you more of the animal which that came from. They tend to have more complex and nutty notes, and things like that and there’s definitely a significant age difference between these eggs and as with breasts with butter.

It tends to be for the better, whereas people will argue back and forth about grain fed and grass-fed steak all day regards to what I’ve personally used to do. As I said, I would eat only egg yolks. I would buy pastured eggs from my local farmer. I wouldn’t really eat any of these eggs. These range from like five to seven dollars a dozen. If I had to choose supermarket eggs, I’d probably eat the Omega 3 eggs, as well as the darkest color pastured eggs to get an even balance of omega-3s and vitamins.

Because we don’t really know if these pasture chickens are getting a high omega-3 content. But it might be, there might be more omega-3 in this egg yolk, as well as more vitamins than the Omega 3 eggs and, hypothetically speaking, if you’re, following a diet that has very high quality egg yolks in it, you wouldn’t really need any other vitamins. Besides vitamin C because vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acid concerns are obtained in high quality, eggs and eggs are the best source of vitamin k2 that most people have access to, and vitamin k2 is one of those we struggled to get so as much as I Talk about eating certain organs, various animal tissues – you can simply achieve most of your nutrient density with just 10 kilos and that’s nice, because it’s again a very easily accessible food for a lot of people.

Unfortunately, if you want to obtain 80 % of your calories from fat from only egg yolks, you might see some allergy problems come up that you didn’t have before, but it is definitely a good way to get a high amount of nutrient dense vitamins in your diet. I mean I mean if you were eating conventional store-bought eggs. I couldn’t really speculate on the vitamin content. I would say that you probably don’t need any more k2, but you might want to eat some liver and then maybe get some wild fish for your omega-3s.

The big three vitamins we are concerned about our vitamin, A vitamin k2 and omega-3 fatty acids and egg yolks kind of not all of those have fairly easily. I didn’t touch on the raw vs., cooked or kind of cooking temperatures and stuff. I have noticed that raw egg yolks digest way better than cooked eggs, but I have a feeling it has to do with the egg white. I’r sure, if you lightly cooked an egg yo, if there would be very little variance in digestion, but if you’re, if you’re cooking your eggs well done like really hard-boiled and stuff, you will notice digestive differences.

I mean I can’t really speculate on the nutrients lost, but I’m sure there is some degradation of passtime vitamins as well as watercycle’ vitamin B vitamins. You guys like to support me. Please just share the article I have some stuff in the description down below if you’d like to check it out from social media to like my Amazon shop with stuff that I regularly buy. You guys would like to reach out to me for one on one stuff shoot me an email, Frank, a to Fano and gmail.

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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY (Vegan) | Summer Edition 🌞🌴

It has been a hot minute since I uploaded a what I eat in a day article on this YouTube blog and so today I’m super excited to be sharing with you, my favorite foods that I have been enjoying in the summer season. I feel like I’m, not your typical summer, eater in the sense that I still really really enjoy my warm hearty food in this season, but regardless.

I hope this article provides some inspiration for you to get into the kitchen and get creative and enjoy the amazing plant-based food. We have on this beautiful alrighty, let’s get into the article, and this is what I ate in a day in summer, as one of my favorite things to start the day with in summer will probably come as no surprise, and it is some kind of smoothie and Milkshake iced cacao combo, most of the time today I started with some frozen bananas as well as some oats.

Then I added in some salted caramel protein as well as some cacao powder, and then I used some sweetened hemp milk to top it all off. I then blended this all together until it was a nice and smooth consistency. I use a Vitamix for most of my blending by the way and then put it up into a nice jar, and this was a really really light, but decadent way to start the day. I feel like light and decadent might cancel each other out, but yeah I really enjoy it after this.

I then decided I was feeling something savory, so I first of all started by putting 1 chopped tomato as well as a handful of corn from the can that had been washed, of course, into a bowl. I then added in the juice of half of a lime, as well as a little bit of salt. I love making this sort of fresh salsa thing to go on lots of different things. To be honest, I feel like it’s just so easy to make and tastes really good.

To be honest, I then it got a loaf of glue, free bread. This is from a bakery on the Gold Coast called Marie Anita’s, which is a fully gluten-free Bakery. It’s really really good. I got two pieces of this bread and put half of an avocado on each slice, and then I topped it off with the fresh salsa that I had made as well as some pumpkin seeds, and this is a really really refreshing and light savory meal that I Really really enjoy having in the summertime when it is just too hot to even eat toast.

You know those feels one thing that I feel like I really crave. A lot in the summer is potato. I don’t know if it’s just in Australia, but it’s just like a lifestyle kind of thing that when you’ve just gone to the beach, I feel, like my body, is always craving like potato chips and that’s all so today I decided to honor those cravings and I Cut up five white potatoes into wedge sized pieces, and then I put them in the bowl with some olive oil, and then I mix this all together with my hand, so that it was distributed evenly once that was all done and then topped it with some salt.

As well as some pepper and paprika, I also love seasoning these with, like other mixed herbs, Moroccan seasoning. Honestly, I advise you to get creative with your seasoning, because it has completely transformed my cooking world. I baked these in the oven for about 40 minutes until they were nice and crispy and served them with some vegan mayonnaise, and this was a super simple efficient, really really tasty lunch to be honest, moving on to dinner and we are making one of my favorite Meals to make at the moment in particular my housemate Sam, is so good at making this food, I started first of all with half a block of tempeh and two pieces of gluten-free bread, and I toasted them in the oven by making croutons and tempeh as you Can probably tell then in a bowl I put a few stalks of kale leaves as well as a little bit of cucumber, which I had chopped as well as the juice of half a lime.

I have been loving lime in my summer food, as you may be able to notice once that was all put in the bowl I just mixed it all together until it distributed evenly. Then I like to add one of my absolute favorite foods, which is sun-dried tomatoes. I just feel like sun-dried tomatoes are so full of flavor and they add the perfect like burst, of flavor to any dish and then once my croutons and my tempeh had been baked in the oven for long enough, I topped it like, so I then also decided To add some vegan mayonnaise on top the vegan mayonnaise I like to use, is this: follow your heart vegenaise.

They also have a garlic one which is really young, and I put this on top. So this is essentially what I like to call a vegan Caesar salad. I really really enjoy it. I know that Caesar salads are like super particular, but this is what I call it. I love it and I have been especially enjoying it in the summer alrighty, my beautiful friends, so that is everything that I ate in a day, if you’re still here reading and make sure to go down to the comments below – and let me know what your summer Staple meals, I would absolutely love some inspiration for myself and love to hear what type of creative things you’re doing in the kitchen at the moment.

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Mexican Bean Salad Sweetened With Date Paste | Rockin Robin Cooks

This is a no cooking type of recipe, we’re going to be using canned beans and we’re going to be cutting up some fresh vegetables to put into it. And I tell you: this is the first article that I’ve shot since going into a shelter-in-place, and so we’re going to be using things that we already have using a produce and things that I have. We really shouldn’t be out there shopping in crowds and stuff.

So hopefully you won’t either use what you have improvise when you need to okay, I’m rockin Robin and I’m going to show you how to make this delicious bean salad right after this before we get into our recipe, go ahead and hit that subscribe button and a Notification bell so you’ll be notified every week when my new articles come out. I don’t want you to miss them because we’re always cooking up something delicious and healthy.

Alright, let’s go over the ingredients. First, up we’re going to use a couple of cans of beans, raising canned beans because well it’s just easier right and during this pandemic – and we want to make this easy and I’m sure, you’ve probably got some beans in your cupboard. So I’m using kidney beans and white beans and I’ve drained them and I’ve rinsed them all so neat, I’m going to use some corn I’m using some organic corn.

Here now I’ve chopped up a few vegetables. We’ve got some chopped up tomato. That’s just what I happened to have and then I did the superfine dice here on some red onion, some celery and some red bell, pepper, and I also have some pumpkin seeds that we’re going to add to this for a nice little crunch. Now for our dressing ingredients, this is the important part we have some balsamic, vinegar, apple, cider, vinegar, olive oil, I’m using some fresh herbs that I happen to still have in my fridge, which are some parsley and some organic fresh basil.

I love to add basil to my recipes. It’s just a wonderful herb to use now. I’ve also got some fresh lemon juice, lime juice, some salt, garlic powder. In this container I have some ground cumin, some ground coriander and some chili powder. Now, for my sweetener, you we have to balance out all this acid, so we have to add some sort of sweetener. Now I don’t like to use regular sugar, so I like to use if some of you’ve been reading.

My articles, you know I like date, paste. It’s a wonderful sweetener, lots of vitamins and minerals and fiber. It’s just a it’s a good way to go it’s low on the glycemic index, so it works and it’s easy to make, and I have a article for you if you want to learn how to make it. But I can tell you it’s very simple and very quick boil up some dates that are pitted in just some water and then you just simmer it for 20 minutes pop it in the blender.

Add a little of that liquid back until you make a nice paste like what we have here and you’ve got a great sweetener, that’ll store in the fridge for about a week. If you don’t have date paste or you want to use something else, you can try. My next choice would be maple syrup that works really well too, but in the end, use what you have so that you can try out this delicious salad. So we’re going to start off by making our dressing we’re going to take some olive oil and we’re going to place it into a bowl now with this recipe.

Ideally, what we want to do is make the dressing and then marinate just the beans in it overnight. That would be the the best way to do this recipe, because what happens is the flavors meld into the beans and it just gets really good. Some recipes are like that: they’re always better the next day, but if we put all the vegetables in then they tend to get a little bit on the more soft side and that might not you know you may not like that.

So if you can do it go ahead and marinate the beans overnight, if you can only do it for an hour, that’s okay, too. It all works. So here we go with our apple cider vinegar. Now our balsamic we’re just going to add a little bit of balsamic to this next we’re going to add our salt to this sprinkle that in and you can always adjust these seasonings. If you like garlic powder, those spices that I showed you ground, cumin, coriander and chili powder start stirring it a little bit now add the lemon juice and the lime juice, and now, for our sweetener.

I’m only going to add part of this. I have three about three tablespoons worth and I don’t know if I want to use it all until I taste it so we’re going to put some of that in there now and then we’re going to chop up with some of our fresh herbs that parsley in The basil toss that in and we’ll just give that a whisk I’m going to give that a taste and see if we need to adjust into the seasonings I’m going to go with a little more salt and I’m going to add a little bit more chili powder.

Let me give it a little splash for just a little bit of heat, just a hint and I’m going to go ahead and I’m going to place this into our beans and then we’re just going to let that sit for a little bit and then we’ll add The rest of our stuff, all right. Let’s pour that dressing right in there and get everything in there and we’re going to let that marinate for about a half an hour. At least I’m going to give this a toss and we’ll come back in a bit and add all the rest of the ingredients.

It’s been about a half an hour, I’m going to add the rest of my ingredients to this. So we’ll start with the celery toss that in I like to use that superfine dice, because everything mixes in so nicely and you don’t get big chunks of it and I just think it tastes better and I’m going to do some onions. I don’t know if I’m going to do all of this, but we’re going to do a good portion of it now, keep in mind when you refrigerate this, let’s say you’re going to serve it the next day, for example, you want to take this out of the Refrigerator about it half an hour to an hour before you’re actually going to have people eat it right, because when you use olive oil and you refrigerate it, it tends to get hard and get kind of gel like so you want to let that thaw out a Little bit and come up to room temperature, here’s our bell, peppers, nice, all those in there right now.

Let’s add some yellow, I’m going to add some of this corn, I’m probably not going to add it all and we’ve got our Tomatoes toss. Those in last thing. We have are some pumpkin seeds, which just add a little crunch. You can use any nuts that you like, and here you go guys. This is the finished product all right, I’m going to serve just a little bit up here, so I can take a taste very delicious guys, nice and refreshing.

We’ve got the crunch of the fresh bell peppers and the celery, the onions, all those flavors coming together. Very fresh tasting and very it has just the right amount of balance. I think between citrus – and you know the acidic part and the sweet part. I think it’s delicious so hope you guys give this a try all right. That’s our recipe for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment and be well out.

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A WEEK OF VEGAN BREAKFASTS // Easy & Delicious Recipes!

I hope you are doing very well today’s article, I’m going to show you what I ate in a week and a vegan for breakfast. In today’s article we have a healthy combination of both savory and sweet vegan. Breakfast ideas, so hopefully, if you feel a little stuck if you’re feeling a little bit repetitive, this can help you out quite a lot anyway. That’s enough for me: let’s get into the article.

This is a week of vegan breakfasts and I hope you enjoy alrighty. So on Monday morning I started my day with one of my favorite savory vegan breakfasts, and this is a chickpea scramble. I have made this many times on my youtube blog and everytime. It’s a little bit different because, as I learn and develop, I am learning the best way to make the chickpea scramble for today’s. I mashed up some chickpeas in a bowl with my hands and then I added in some nutritional yeast, plant-based, milk, salt and pepper.

Here. You could also add different spices and flavors if you would like to, but I like mine, pretty simple then over the head, I put some olive oil into a pan, allowed that to heat up and then add it into my chickpeas scramble mixture. As you can see, it looks very liquidy, but this is how I like it to be because it’s slowly but surely becomes more of like a solidified kind of vibe. If you see what’s happening there, you can pretty much see what’s going on, so I toasted two pieces of toast with this, and I then put them onto a plate with the chickpea scramble on top.

This again also would go really well with different sides like if you like to mushrooms for breakfast avocado, roasted tomatoes would all give it some more flavor. But I like mine, very, very simple. If you’ve never tried to p scramble for breakfast before, I really recommend giving it a go. Moving on to Tuesday – and I started my day with my absolute favorite smoothie bowl at the moment in a blender, I festival started with a splash of plant-based milk.

Some cacao and coconut protein frozen bananas, frozen raspberries and frozen blackberries, and I blended it all together until it had this really beautiful texture. This is pretty much the kind of texture that I like from my smoothie bowls and if you are interested by the way, I use a Vitamix for everything pretty much. It’s like the best thing that I own honestly anyway. I put this all into a bowl.

Put some fresh strawberries, some homemade chocolate, granola some peanut butter on top, and then I also put on some passion for it as well. Passion fruit is one of my favorite fruits, and it has been so good at the moment, and this is what I had for breakfast on Tuesday. The beauty of making smoothie bowls is, you, can mix them up and make so many different kinds and you’ll always be bound to find something that you like, and yet this is my personal favorite moving on to Wednesday and on Wednesday for breakfast, we are making something That I call a breakfast bruschetta and this is a great way to get your veggies in early in the day I first of all started by cutting up some cherry tomatoes.

I cut up, like I think, 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes, or something like that. If you’re new to my blog by the way, I will always put the full ingredient list down in the description box below. If you are wanting to try these at home and use the exact measurements, I put all the chopped cherry tomatoes into a bowl, and then I use some avocado and then I also put that into the bowl as well. And then I also used some fresh spring.

Onion, which is my favorite kind of onion, and then I also put in some kale, which I chopped into really fine pieces. Then I chopped a lemon in half and I used the juice of half of a lemon on top, as well as some salt and some pepper and mix that together roughly with my one, this was all nice and well mixed together. I then put two pieces of sourdough bread into the toaster until it was well, and then I put these two pieces of solder on top plate and very very simply, I just served the breakfast bruschetta mix on top again.

This is something that you could really mix up and add different stickers to if you’d like to I’ve, put a drizzle of olive oil on top for extra flavor. I love olive oil and pretty much everything as you may have noticed at this point, and that is what I had for breakfast on Wednesday moving on to Thursday, and I made a soaked, usually Bircher overnight, oats thing, whatever you would like to call it, that’s what It is, and in this one I put in oats flax, milk, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, I mix it all together roughly and then I added in some plant-based milk as well as some coconut yogurt.

It was passion, fruit, flavoured, coconut yogurt, and I mix that together then I decided I needed a little bit of extra flavor, so I added in some vanilla to it as well. You could add maple syrup or something like that. If you want it a bit more sweetness, then I put this in the fridge overnight and the next day is when I served it up for breakfast. This is a really good breakfast. If you’re someone, who is time poor and just needs to take something on the go with you in the morning as well, I just put some coconut milk, as well as some more coconut, yogurt and fresh passion fruit on top to give it a little bit more Sweetness – and that is what I had for breakfast on Thursday – again – something you can really mix up with lots of different flavors.

That’s the awesome thing about plant-based food. There is so much variety moving on to Friday and we have again roasted brekkie potatoes. Is there anything better than potatoes for breakfast? I honestly don’t know if there is so. I started by chopping up three potatoes into very small cube pieces, the smaller the better, in my opinion, for this recipe, and then I put all these potatoes into a medium-sized bowl and I drizzled them with some olive oil and also put in some salt and some Pepper then, using my hands.

I just mix this together roughly in a bowl until it was nice and well combined, and then I put it onto a lined baking tray into the oven for about like 20 to 30. Minutes obviously depends on how good your oven is. Mine is not that crash cause man in a pan. I just drizzled with some olive oil, and I put a handful of kale in there and I cooked that until it was nice and crispy. I also added a little bit of salt and pepper just for flavor and then into a bowl.

I served up the rest of potatoes with the fried kale and then also put a half of an avocado on top just for a bit of healthy fat. You can be breaking this morning and that’s what I have a break on Friday and now we’re going to move on to Saturday. It’s the weekend, yeah all righty Saturday we’re having an acai bowl one of my favorite foods in the whole entire world. I thought it was some plant-based milk, as well as some passion, fruit, coconut yogurt.

Then I followed that with some frozen bananas as well as some frozen raspberries, and then I put in my aside packet. Most of you will know by now that I love Amazonian products. I use their a savior and all of my acai bowls. I took the blender and blended this all up until it was nice and well combined and has a really nice thick consistency. And then I topped it with fresh fruit, and I went from orange and some passion, fruit and some more coconut yogurt on top and also with some peanut butter.

On top aside with that, peanut butter is not a thing, and then I had some fresh strawberries as well some chia seeds, and that is what I had for breakfast on Saturday – love a good acai bowl and love the fact that you can mix them up change. The flavor all that good stuff, okay, let’s move on to Sunday on Sunday, we are having like the most simple breakfast, but this is one that I am obsessed with at the moment, I started by first of all toasting two pieces of sourdough toast super super simple And then I put on my favorite combo, some vegan butter and some Vegemite Vegemite if you’re from Australia you’ll probably understand if you’re not most known, Australians, that I’ve met don’t like Vegemite, but I love it.

Then in a glass I started with some ice as well as some plant-based milk, and then I a chocolate mixture that I just made from water cacao, powder and maple syrup, and I had a nice little iced chocolate to go with my Vegemite toast for breakfast this Week, I hope you enjoy the article alrighty, my beautiful friend, so that is the week of being and breakfasts. I hope you got some nice ideas from the article and new things that you want to try and make in the kitchen.

All of these meals, like most of my meals, are very, very simple, and if you are interested in more recipe ideas, I have a whole bunch of a week of vegan food articles and I will link them down in the description box below if you’re new here And you like my content, I would really appreciate if you would subscribe and join our beautiful little community and as always, thank you so much for being here.

I genuinely appreciate it so much and I will see you very very soon for another article have a beautiful day. I love you so much bye.


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A WEEK OF VEGAN LUNCHES 🧡🥝 | Easy & Delicious Recipe Ideas

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10 Healthy Habits To Be Happier + Anti-Stress Smoothie Recipe

So here we sit in our backyard on our patio on the most perfect of gloomy days. It’s chilly right now and what better day to film a article for you guys about how to be happy, how to be happy in spite of your situation when the Sun isn’t shining outside or even within? How can you want remain happy? Ultimately, happiness comes from a sense of joy, purpose and satisfaction right.

So some of the happiest places in the world, like Costa Rica, Singapore and Denmark are living. These measurably happy lives based on a set of factors and principles that they incorporate into their daily lives. We’re going to be sharing those with you today, so hopefully you can take some of what they’ve done to become happier and incorporate it into your own life right. We are also going to share with you the simple things that we do on a daily basis that bring us happiness and joy.

So naturally we would start with eat move rest because that’s kind of what we’re all about here, but because we’ve got a stress, busting smoothie recipe, for you guys we’re going to save that until the end, so stay tuned, tip number one invest in your hobbies and New experiences, it can be really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work grind, and it is no bueno. So this is where we were two or three years ago.

We loved article photo all this type of work. We want to express ourselves artistically and we had a message to share out of health and wellness, but we didn’t know how to necessarily do it. This led us on a scouring Google search of reading YouTube articles, how to buy a camera, how to take photos? How to edit article, how to start a blog post or blog and that ultimately led us to skill sure where we have basically learned how to do what it is we’re doing right this very second right, so one of our favorite YouTube blogs actually had a message About skill share that kind of piqued our interest, so skill share calm.

It was we went on the website, and the awesome thing is that it makes the good choice the easy one, because you don’t have to go sit in a classroom on the campus and not be able to afford your classes, maybe not even love the classes that You paid for so that being said, skill share is totally affordable. It’s an online learning platform to help you further, your curiosities give –‘t is maybe even your career.

Yes, so we are super excited because we get to offer you guys a free two-month trial to our first 500 subscribers to click the link in our description below yea. So you can take classes on everything from how to chop a vegetable to how to start a blog to how to make a youtube article. You guys want a dedicated article on how we started our YouTube blog. Let us know in the link below that being said: new hobbies was just one part of our tip number one.

The other part is new experiences, so we absolutely love to travel and see the world. So we kind of combined our hobby with new experiences by bringing our cameras everywhere with us on the go. So we encourage you guys to travel somewhere book a trip. You’ve never been and tell your story in your own unique creative way. Tip number two get out in nature: go for a hike climb, a mountain swim down a river get in a canoe, whatever you have to do to get out and explore the world around you.

It can be as simple as flipping your shoes off and walking barefoot in the grass. This is a fantastic thing that you can do if you’ve been working at your work desk all day slip your shoes off at the end of the day and go walk around in the grass get yourself some pets get yourself. Some plants bring the outdoors in we’ve, got a plethora of houseplants. You guys have seen in one of our recent YouTube articles or better yet start a garden.

So tip number three have a spiritual practice, whether that’s sitting down every morning or evening, to read scripture to meditate to pray to simply give thanks get out in nature like Aaron mentioned before. Maybe you take a trip, go to Italy like we did and experience the awe and the wonder, there’s so much beauty in this world, and we say it’s God. We say it’s our Creator that has given us everything that we have.

He gives us the strength and the peace to remain happy and that’s our spiritual practice and we seriously recommend for everyone out there find a community and be a part of it. So these happiest places in the world. One of the things that they have in common is they live within walking distance from a church, a market a park, maybe even a gym, so living within walking distance from your community makes it that much easier to invest time with your community worst case.

You can invest your time at work, spending time getting to know those you work with, or even better find an online community like you’re doing right now, reading our blog, so our next tip is work. Do what you love or find a way to make your work fun because, let’s be honest, we can’t all quit our day jobs. I happen to be a landscaper by trade. I’ve got a trailer full of mulch to get to work on, but I love it and it’s not because it’s easy, but it’s because I love it, so do something you love or like we said before, find a new hobby that can maybe turn into something that Can make you money that could be a new source of income for you at the end of the day, if you can’t enjoy what it is, you’re doing, set boundaries between work and play and make sure to make the time for play healthy habit.

Number six is spend enough time with family and get the emotional support that you need so dusty just talked about work-life balance and it’s super important to not get too wrapped up in your own schedule and set that time for friends, family and loved ones. Right. So obviously, that’s a new thing for us, especially with max who, by the way, is passed out right here next to us. Okay, so we are learning as a small family as a new family.

How to find that intimacy that tucks, that that togetherness time we are so close to our parents and our siblings we’re super fortunate. So we take full advantage of that and there’s much family time, as we can great, so we’ve been able to share in so many exciting experiences with them. They’ve been able to see max grow up after max was born. We found ourselves going stir-crazy, so we found a lot of joy getting out getting by the pool going to the farmers market doing these things with our friends and with our families.

So we should all have at least a couple of close friends or family members that we can confide in that we can share anything and everything with get things off of our chest. It can almost be considered a form of there. In fact, I know that I feel a sense of release when I share things even with dusty, but find a couple of people and don’t be afraid to open up right, but maybe you’re thinking all my family is gone or I moved away.

There is no family even close to me. Well, your friends can be you do like we did in LA when we did our meetup or come on a retreat and join our eat. Move rest family with us and also on that note, aside from sharing your feelings, talk touch intimacy, so this is something that was totally new to me. When I came into Dusty’s family, I didn’t come from a very huggy touchy-feely family, but all of a sudden I was showered with hugs and handshakes galore, multiple upon arrival and departure, so it felt new and uncomfortable.

But now I’ve really come to love. It number seven practice gratitude and give back right. So this right here is a gratitude journal. This tiny note looks that’s right by my bed and every so often I’ll, open it and jot down two to three things that I’m grateful for so a lot of times. We can get caught up in social media and one of the downfalls of it is that it can make a spoke to me from time to time.

Maybe we wish that we looks different or we live somewhere different. Maybe we wish we had more than what we already have. The list goes on and on, but if I can be thankful so that I already have, I realize just how much I do have and giving back so Ann and I have made it made it a habit to give our time once in a while to volunteer. Like with the Special Olympics or a bike camp for children with disabilities, or even at our church, this last winter, my mom did a fundraiser for sleeping bags for the homeless.

Giving back can be super easy too, maybe you’re in the Starbucks drive-thru and you pay it forward or maybe you pop online and you donate to one of your favorite charities. We can link some of our favorites below in the description, so a healthy habit. Number eight is to move whether you’re going for a run or a ride, or maybe you just like to dance moving, produces good stress which in turn releases feel-good endorphins moving your body will make you happy.

Sometimes I spend too much time on my computer. I just feel drained of energy, it seems counterintuitive, but honestly, your body will give you more energy. So, on a day like today, when the rain has finally stopped and I’m feeling a little bit groggy a long walk with Aaron and Max is going to probably be the thing that makes me feel better, but I’m actually thinking about a bike ride tip number 9.

Rest little man, it’s just waking out from probably his third map of the day and one thing’s for sure babies know when they need to rest the rest as a new mom. I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about being sleep-deprived. But that being said aside from getting your eight hours of sleep, like we always say there are a ton of other ways that you can get your rest, so practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Even just kicking your feet up and spending some quality time with your loved ones again, so you can see a lot of these healthy habits are intertwined and the more that you can practice them, the more that you’ll feel you’re not checking off a list, but they’re Free-Flowing and that they all make you happy working in conjunction together. Okay, you guys our last and final tip is to nourish your body.

It all starts with what’s on your plate and what ultimately ends up in your mouth. On that note, aaron has got an epic stress, busting smoothie, for you guys now. Finally, you guys I’m going to be sharing with you. Our stress busting, smoothie favorite. This one is our choco mock-up protein smoothie. So I’m going to be cooling you in as to why these ingredients are so beneficial at boosting your mood and diminishing your stress.

Keep in mind this recipe is for two for this choco maca smoothie. You will need six frozen, ripe, speckled bananas, two tablespoons of cacao powder, two tablespoons of hemp, seeds, 2, teaspoons of maca powder and optionally. One scoop of chocolate plant protein you’ll also need a liquid of your choice. We are doing anywhere from 1 to 2 cups of almond milk. It’s best, if you can leave your bananas to set out for 10 to 15 minutes before blending, especially if you don’t have a high speed blender, but we’re going to place them into our Vitamix here and the reason bananas are so fantastic for.

Fighting stress is because they’re high in potassium, which can help, is you have muscle, cramps or eggs or spasms get those bananas in ingredient number two and my favorite is cacao. So it’s super high in polyphenols and flavonoids, which are antioxidants that increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for better mood, better sleep and reduced anxiety. Next is hemp seeds. So, aside from the fact that they’re super high in fatty acids, they’re also extremely high in magnesium, so magnesium increases the amount of GABA, which is another neurotransmitter in the body.

When that goes up stress anxiety, depression goes you down. It also helps your sore muscles up. Next is maca powder, which is an adaptogen, so adaptogens. I know and she’s surviving some of the harshest climates on the planet, they’re fantastic at adapting within the body as well, so they can help with stress management, anxiety, libido, energy and sleep all of the above. Yes, please I’m adding in this optional plant protein, because, especially if you’re highly active, it’s going to be great for repairing your muscles.

Finally, your liquid almond milk is another that has all kinds of beneficial stress busting, but here we are max, is well slept. We’re about to be well fed with our stress, busting, choco, maca smoothies, my gosh they’re, so so good and guess what you guys. The Sun came out, amazing, so yeah. We hope you guys enjoy these tips. A lot of them are common sense. Yes, but sometimes we need a simple reminder to invest in eating, moving and resting better enjoying our work.

More one final bonus tip spend some time with a baby as difficult and stressful as being new parents can sometimes be max knows how to be healthy and how to be happy. He eats when he’s hungry. He sleeps when he’s tired, he poops on-demand, eat. Poop. Rest folks spend some time with a happy baby and you will ultimately learn how to be happier for yourself. So yeah, you guys don’t forget about this special offer linked in the description below.

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A new kind of pumpkin seed snack! Roasted by two men.