Benefits of Soaking Seeds and Nuts (Plus: Sunflower Seed Tzatziki)

Nuts and seeds are a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but they also contain substances that interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Raw nuts (and especially raw seeds), contain moderate levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. In the body, these substances can stop nutrients from being absorbed in the digestive system and reduce the digestibility of these foods. In other words, just because nuts...

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Summer Solstice Hummus

The perfect summer hummus packed with antioxidants to ward off aging affects of the sun, omegas to keep your skin hydrated and protein for a tone body. It's a perfect balance of sweet, nutty, and savory - Perfect for any summer party. Summer Solstice Hummus. *The hummus can be made in advance and stored, covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. Prep time: 15 minutes Total time:...

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Glowing Green Goddess Hummus

Packed with antioxidants and fiber, this snack is sure to keep you feeling full and will help keep you looking younger, too! Green Glowing Goddess Hummus Ingredients 2 ½ cups of peas (fresh or thawed) 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of lemon juice ½ avocado 1/8 teaspoons of habanero pepper, chopped Directions 1. Blend all ingredients in Vitamix and serve with chopped vegetables....

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My Sweet Springtime Beauty Soup

Pear & Parsnip Soup Ingredients: 1 ½ pound of parsnip, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoons of olive oil Nutmeg 3 leeks (white part only), sliced and cleaned 3 French shallots, finely diced 4 cups of organic, low-sodium vegetable broth 3 pears, peeled, and cored, and chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon of maple syrup ½ cup of milk alternate, like almond, coconut, or rice milk sea salt and pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a...

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The Body Beautiful Dressing

Body Beautiful Salad Dressing Ingredients: ¾ cup of hot water 2 tablespoons fresh squeeze lemon juice 1 tablespoons of olive oil 1 clove of garlic, peeled 2 teaspoons (dash) of garlic powder 1 teaspoon (dash) onion powder 3 tablespoons of chopped dill 2 ½ cups of spinach Directions: Combine all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until dressing has a thick creamy texture. Store for up to a week. Try it with: Cauliflower Croutons and Ceasar Salad! Prep time:5...

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