Marilyn talks with Miranda about the 10 super foods we need to incorporate into our diet and the benefits of adding these foods to our daily meals.
Kale Chips recipe: Wash kale, slice in strips or pieces, add fresh lemon, olive oil and sea salt, throw on a baking sheet and either bake at 175 for 4 hours or 350 for 20 minutes. Make sure to rotate the leaves to prevent from burning.
2. Sacha Inchi Seeds (Savi Seeds):
Take a pack with these with you for work or travelling.
Add 1 inch piece Kombu, Dulse, Arame or Wakame to your beans or grains when cooking and it can help make them less gas forming and more digestible.
4. Lemon & limes:
“When life gives you a lemon... squeeze it, mix it with six ounces of distilled water and drink it first thing in the morning”
To get the most from your garlic, chop it finely and let stand for 10 minutes. Try to avoid cooking garlic past 10 minutes. To get rid of garlic breath, chew on a few sprigs of parsley or suck on a wedge of lemon.
Use 1/2 inch slice in hot water and steep for 5 minutes to treat nausea or assist with pain due to arthritis.
To treat constipation make homemade flax seed tea: 1 heaping teaspoon of grounded flaxseed in 1 π cup water per cup of tea, boil and drink.
Drink extra water throughout the day.
8. Dark Chocolate
Crush dark chocolate into small pieces and add it to your favorite healthy granola mix. Here is a recipe:
2 Cups Rolled Oats 1 1/4 cups slivered Almonds 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil 2 Tablespoons Brown Rice Syrup 3/4 cup pure Maple Syrup 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)
Set the oven to 300 degrees. Toast rolled oats on a baking sheet about 15 minutes, stirring once. In a large bowl, mix almonds, coconut and salt. In a small bowl, whisk maple syrup, brown rice syryp and 2 Tablespoons of Coconut oil. Once oats are done, add them to the large bowl. Coat baking sheet with remaining Safflower oil. Mix dry ingredients. Add syrup to dry ingredients and form a sticky paste with hands. Add back onto baking sheet and bake for another 20-25 minutes stirring once. After baking, add dark chocolate and mix again - it will still be stick and wet. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes or so. When cool break up and store in an air tight container. Makes about 6 cups or twelve 1/2 cup servings for 225 each Number of Servings: 12
9. Avocado: (a.k.a the alligator pear)
Use Avocado in tuna instead of mayo for a healthy and creamy alternative or try this healthy guacomole recipe:
1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise around the seed. Scoop the flesh into a bowl. 2. Add the lime juice, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, chile pepper, and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste. 3. Place the mixture in a food processor or blender, and pulse to the desired consistency. Makes about 1∏ Cups
10. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato fries recipe
Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray. Spread the sweet potato strips out onto the baking sheet in a single layer, coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and spices, turning them over to evenly coat on all sides with oil and spices. Bake for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes with spatula. Serve warm.