Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tribute to the Vegan Junction (AMAZING RESOURCE!)

Thank you to The Vegan Junction (TVJ) for being awesome! I would like to thank a person, but it seems that this website is formed by a community! Well, that's lovely too! People working together to do things even better! 

Check out TVJ's post:
Top 50 Oil-Free Vegan Plant Based Recipe Websites




Woah! I am going to go out on a limb and say this might become one of my favorite resources to share with others because besides these recipe websites, they have all these other awesome "Top 10-ish" lists:

~Reasons Going Vegan Helps Save the Planet
~Health Professionals to Follow
~Whole Food Plant Based Cookbooks
~Plant Based Health and Nutrition Books
~Oil-Free Plant Based Recipe Youtube Channels

Plus, they have a whole tab about Vegan Athletes!

Also, I noticed the words SIMPLICITY and MINIMAL, other topics dear to my heart :) Here is one: Simplicity: the Key to Healthy, Plant-Based Living for Livelong Health
You might also enjoy a post I wrote about a method of organizing your things for life: 10 Reasons to Konmarie Your Home 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Vegan Junction!

COMMENTS: what are your favorite resource pages and sites? Leave a comment below so others can visit!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk with No Dairy, No Added Sugars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk (Non-dairy, no added sugars)

Here is a great way to consume some turmeric without even tasting it! I made it with about 1.5 inches of fresh turmeric root I was making up for not having it yesterday, and frankly, it was easier to throw that much in than to cut a piece. This recipe is that easy! Plus, if you can't taste 1.5 inches of turmeric root, I don't believe your taste buds would ever detect a quarter-inch portion in this drink.


Non-Dairy Chocolate Milk
This is great for breakfast, afternoon snack, or pre- or post-workout fuel! Plus, get 5 Dr Greger Check Marks.

The best part is probable that you get your daily dose of turmeric! Who cares, you ask? Me, nutritional science, anyone with inflammation, and anyone who doesn't want inflammation! Hello people, muscle soreness is often due to inflammation!

Regarding science, in recent years, more than 5000 medical articles have been published about turmeric's curcumin, and it may play a role in preventing and treating lung disease, brain disease, and a variety of cancers (p. 351 of How Not to Die).

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk

2 Tbsp unweet cocoa
1 Tbsp ground flax
3 medjool dates, pitted (just split with hands) or 6 deglet noor
1/4 c peanuts (or hemp seeds for pure chocolate milk)
1/4" up to an inch of turmeric root (or 1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
Dash pepper
1 c cold water
1 c ice

Blend all but the ice until smooth (45 sec on my Blendtec). Add ice and blend once more (20 sec). Enjoy!


Other drink recipes to get your daily dose of turmeric
include hot cocoa, super juice, and ginger latte!
Snow day Hot Cocoa (see here MORE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC)
Super Juice (Majenta Magic Potion)


Ginger Latte


IN OTHER NEWS:


Super exciting! Dr. Michael Greger's NEW book is coming out:

Dec 10, 2019!

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On Sunday, I had the amazing pleasure and joy to run the Cleveland Marathon with these awesome womenSister Anna Rosa and Sister Agnes are shining examples of Christ's light! Consider donating to their special order. God bless!

Sr Anna and Sr Agnes were guests on a podcast to share their faith and fears of their marathon journey! ENJOY!

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Marathon Morning!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Easy Blueberry Muffins are an easy way to get some fruit (bananas and dates), flax, berry, and grain Daily Dozen Checkmarks with out any added sugar, oil, or salt!



Easy Blueberry Muffins

14 pitted dates
4 ripe bananas
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/2 c warm water
2 c whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 c wild blueberries, tiny, frozen

In large mixing bowl, combine flour and powders. In high-speed blender, combine fruit, flax, and water. Add wet ingredients from blender to dry mixture. Combine only until dry is all wet, careful not to over-mix. Fold in berries. Fill muffin pan. I love silicone bakeware. I make a dozen muffins and then make what's left into "cookies" (you could probably get another 2-3 muffins). Bake at 350 for 60 min.

After you let them cool, muffins come out of silicone pan easily - no need to grease the pan. 

BERRY BUZZ
Try to have at least 1/2 cup of berries or 1/4 cup of raisins every day! It'll help your brain stay young and keep those aging free radicals way! Cherries and grapes also count! The darker the better! So for grapes, choose red over green, blackberries over raspberries, dark raisins over golden. More color means more benefit to your body! 

Easy Blueberry Muffins are very similar to Chocolate Cake Breakfast Muffins and Smooth and Sweet Banana Bread, and more flavors are coming! 

Feel free to share your concoctions here!!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bars

These hazelnut energy bars are addicting!

If you have ever had Nutella, and been missing the taste, this recipe will be exciting for you!

For me, the secret is buying roasted hazelnuts. I have tried roasting them myself, but haven't gotten that quite right.

You can check off the healthy foods of nuts, flax, and a fruit with this tasty snack!
See Dr Greger's Daily Dozen.


Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bars / "Nutella" Squares
1/2c walnuts
3/4c hazelnuts, roasted*
1/2c flaxseed, ground
3/4c dates, pitted
1/4c cocoa, unsweetened
1 Tbsp water

Blend nuts, flax, and dates in a food processor ~ about 2 min. Then add cocoa and water to prevent cocoa from coming out the tiny openings of your food processor.

Form dough into whatever shape you like! It was fun pressing into a 9x9" pan and cutting into squares. Freezing briefly (20 min) before cutting helps, but is not necessary. Enjoy!

*remember, roasted hazelnuts are key!



Try other flavors! (I call these "Laraballs"...after Larabars :) )

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