Saturday, October 31, 2009

Purely Delicious

Purely Delicious arrived in my mailbox today. Always good articles, ideas and great recipes. Nice photos too.

Will cuddle up with my magazine now and get re-inspired.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Green Smoothie with Hemp Powder & MSM

Green Energy Smoothie with Hemp Powder & MSM

1 pear
1 apple
2 dates
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 lemon, skin off
4 leaves of kale
3 celery stalks
hemp powder to your needs and liking
MSM powder to your needs and liking

place fruit in bottom of vitamix or power blender
add other ingredients
last place the greens on top
add water up to about fruit level
nice tasting energy power smoothie.
your body will love it!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sesame Milk

Loving this creamy sesame milk. This is how I make it.

1 cup unhulled sesame seeds, soaked over night, then drain.
handful of cashews
agave or date
pinch of salt
couple of dashes of cinnamon
2-3 cups of water

strain in nut bag

I love drinking it right after blending.
It's super high in calcium.
keep refrigerated.

Here is some nutritional information:
Natural sesame seeds (unhulled) contain 5 grams of protein per ounce, 3.1 grams fiber, and 14 grams of total fat.

Natural sesame seeds, those that are unhulled, are high in calcium. One tablespoon provides 87.8 mg while the hulled variety offers only 10.5 mg for that same tablespoon. Comparing sesame seeds to milk turned up some surprising figures in the calcium count. One cup of natural sesame seeds had 1404.0 mg of calcium, while one cup of non-fat milk provided 316.3 mg. and one cup of whole milk contained 291 mg of calcium.

Both natural and hulled sesame seeds contain healthy amounts of the B vitamins riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin. With natural seeds scoring 8.7 mcg of folic acid for 1 tablespoon and plenty of vitamin B6, you can count on sesame seeds for excellent nourishment.