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February 18, 2010 on 10:57 pm
Banana smoothie

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Recipe: Creamy Banana Healthy Smoothie

: A wonderful smoothie I have been drinking for last couple of days


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/c fresh apple juice or 1 T agave syrup
  • 2 T ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Add all ingredients in blender and blend for 1-2 minutes.


May use 3/4 cup frozen berries.

Cooking time (duration): 3 minutes

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 1

Meal type: breakfast

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

February 13, 2010 on 12:18 am
Flax seed crackers

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So you’ve been using your new juicer juicing vegetables, and just as advertised, you’re feeling better: you have more energy, your skin looks healthier, and you sleep better. Congratulations, the universe has changed for you.

How about the next step, make your own flaxseed crackers and never grow old! Did you know that flaxseeds (known throughout the universe as Superseed) provide essential omega 3 fatty acids that help the body fight inflammation that causes asthma, arthritis, and migraines. Furthermore, flaxseeds contain huge amounts of lignans that help the body’s immune system fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women.

At the Raw Divas blog, Maureen Lauder offers a 5 step recipe for flaxseed crackers that sounds delicious. Try it out. Even though I’m a garlic lover, I’m not sure that garlic goes with banana. What do you think?

Let provide you with the food dehydrator that will make this recipe easy and fun.

Enjoy and never fear the Superseed is here!

January 21, 2010 on 5:52 pm
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A playwright once wrote that “All the world’s a seed, and all its goodness is more than flavor.” In “Comparing Nutritional Values of Edible Seeds,” Owennie Lee, RD of takes a look at the nutritional value (goodness) of some commonly eaten seeds. Ms. Lee finds that seeds are highly nutritious and versatile with their plant proteins and healthy fats.

She goes on to take about some of the seeds in detail:

Hemp Seeds

Hemp SeedsSellers of hemp seeds may want you to believe that hemp is a cure-all for all ailments, but the evidence is scant. Hemp contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a kind of fatty acid that exhibits some anti-inflammatory properties, but study results of its effect on preventing inflammation have been inconclusive. Nevertheless, hemp seed is still a good source of plant-based protein and can be part of a healthy diet.”

Seeds are one of my favorite foods. They make great additions to salads, yogurts, and cereals. Most of the time I just grab them by the handful and crunch away. I also like to use seeds and sprout them in one of my sprouters.

In addition, seeds such as Chia, Flax, Hemp, Pumpkin, Sesame, and Sunflower have proven to lower cholesterol; and provide magnesium, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids among other benefits.

You can read the entire article here.

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