Ahh hemp seeds! One of the most nutrient dense little foods out there. With anti-inflammatory omegas, packed with protein and iron. Look out world hemp milk is going to make a lean mean hulk outta you! 1 cup of this milk recipe has got about:
- Calories: ~130
- Protein: ~8 grams
- Fat: ~9 grams (essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids!)
- Iron: 15% DV* (*daily value based on a 2000 calorie diet)
- Fiber: 8% DV*
- 3 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1 pitted moist date
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Blend for 1-2 minutes on high until smooth and creamy
- Keep in the fridge for about a week
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In honor of Memorial Day, I decided to make my favorite watermelon salad with mint and lime.The mint reminds me of my Grampa, who served in the army in World War II. This is a great side dish or breakfast that is perfect for hot weather. I uploaded a short video that shows how easy it is to make. To watch the video, click here.
The search for refreshing stops here. Watermelon is of course hydrating, but is also high in vitamins and minerals. The red color of watermelon provides the incredible antioxidant lycopene, which was shown to be effective in preventing skin damage from the sun in tomatoes according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Watermelon also provides vitamins like vitamins A, B6, and C and minerals like potassium, copper, and magnesium. According to USDA’s supertracker, 1/4 watermelon provides 7g of protein.
It is incredible how mint grows everywhere like crazy, but it costs $4.00 to buy a tiny organic package of it wrapped in plastic at the grocery store. I highly recommend growing it yourself and throwing it into everything. It is delicious in salads, wraps, smoothies, and the flavor is not overpowering. I love it blended with frozen bananas for a refreshing mint ice cream. This mint can also be used as a great herbal tea.
I recommend a squeeze of lemon or lime on everything. It adds vitamin C which is necessary for absorption of iron. Many female vegans ask me how I get enough iron and eating nutrient dense foods is my first answer, but I am also intentional about my squeeze of lemon or lime juice. Plants are abundant in minerals like iron, but the delicious vitamin C from lemons and limes adds great flavor to any bland meal and provides the antioxidants and vitamins necessary to help absorb all of my nutrients.
Nothing says welcome home like the comfort of piping hot moist sweet American blueberry corn bread
Go ahead, live a little 🙂 :
- 1 C all purpose flour
- 1 C corn flour
- 1 Tbl baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C oil
- 3/4 C non-dairy milk
- 2 Tbls apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C blueberries
- 1/4 tsp fine grated lemon zest
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray 8 inch square pan
- Combine dry ingredients (except blueberries) and wet ingredients in separate bowls and whisk separately. Fold into dry and halfway through mixing, add in blueberries and distribute well.
- Pour in 8 inch pan and sprinkle a little sugar on top.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until desired texture. 🙂 Enjoy in good health! And try not to eat it all in one sitting 😉