I have recently become obsessed with Elana’s Pantry’s gluten free recipes in particular her Paleo Bread, which is not only delicious, but has the perfect consistency too. It is by far the best gluten free bread I have ever had. Here she demonstrates how to make it on a Colorado TV station.
Whey protein – I am a huge fan of it and believe that it should be part of your eating plan as well. Why? Because whey is great for building up the immune system and is the perfect protein, packed with every essential amino acid your body needs to help it soar through the day. So, what exactly is whey protein? Interestingly, it’s a by-product of cheese manufacturing. To make whey, pure amino acids are extracted from the cheese’s cast-off milk proteins, leaving the sugar (lactose), casein, fat and cholesterol behind. The resulting whey, which eventually is converted into powder, is simply the purest, cleanest, most easily absorbed protein source around.
There’s real beauty in choosing a free-range heritage turkey. You’ll get richer flavor, better nutrition — and the satisfaction of supporting a rare breed of poultry farmer, too. On a thousand acres near Ellensburg, Wash., Greg and Laurie Newhall raise cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and — as of this year — turkeys. This place, Windy N Ranch, is a free-range pasture paradise. And the turkeys here aren’t your average supermarket-variety birds, but a heritage breed called Black Spanish, one of 11 breeds (including Bourbon Red, Narragansett and White Holland) that the American Livestock Breeds Association is working to protect from extinction.
If you have never heard of quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), you may soon discover a new favorite staple. Although quinoa looks like a grain and has similar cooking characteristics, it’s actually the seed of a plant that is related to spinach, chard and beets. Regarded by the ancient Aztecs as the “mother grain”, the seeds are rich in protein, calcium, iron and are a relatively good source of Vitamin E and some of the B vitamins. Since the protein in quinoa includes all 8 essential amino acids, it is considered a complete protein, making it a great choice for vegans who may not have enough protein in their diets.
The first time I heard of Chia was when Chia pets were popular in the 80’s – remember those “adorable” green leafy creatures that you grew by watering an animal shaped terracotta pot. Who knew then that beyond their ability to grow animals, Chia seeds are actually a dynamo superfood. Turns out that the Aztecs and Mayans in pre-Columbian times did! Chia was an important part of their diet and legend has it that a single tablespoon could sustain Aztec warriors all day.The seeds, which come from a plant called Salvia Hispanica are loaded with many healthy benefits.
I work as a Nutrition and Wellness Coach with Dr. Lipman and support people going through Cleanse, which is a 2-week detox program. I often speak to people who are curious about doing the Cleanse, but feel intimidated or hesitant. Here are some things to consider when deciding if a cleanse is right for you:
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