Tuesday, April 29, 2014

lentils, garlic, tumeric and coriander

It's cold and rainy here today. So I thought I'd cook some lentils. The lentils made me think of garlic, which led me to tumeric which took me to coriander, as everything is better with coriander! Found some baby spinach in the fridge and now I have a warming meal on this cold and rainy day.  

just a reminder
lentils are high in fiber and protein, stabalize blood sugar levels and support iron stores
garlic is anti-bacterial/viral/fungal
tumeric is anti-inflammatory, and supportive to the liver
coriander pulls toxins from the body, specifically mercury (and is delicious!)

happy (rainy) tuesday.....

Sunday, April 6, 2014


I have been on a real smoothie kick recently. I need things to be fast, easy and simple. Check. I also would not say I am a highly energetic person (oh, how I love a good nap...), but for the last month I've been making these smoothies, and feeling energized. I've even been drinking them before my weekly tennis lesson and feel more vigour in my game. Interesting. An added bonus, the kids love drinking them too!  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

This is what I do.  The base is always the same, it's the fruit that changes.

Unsweetened Almond Milk. Maybe 1 cup? I never measure, just free pour.
1 tsp ground cinnamon (a warming spice and great for blood sugar regulation)
1 tbsp hemp hearts (for fiber and healthy fats)
1 scoop of GH Whey Protein Powder (I have vanilla. I've tried many proteins, not only is this one clean, but it is so smooth tasting)
Probiotics (helps the good guys in the digestive tract)
then I switch up the fruit, it's usually mango (the kids LOVE mango, so it's a crowd pleaser)
wild blueberries (these are frozen. aidan remembers the deliciousness of fresh wild blueberries from the summer and now snuffs at any other kind. what have i created!)
 strawberries (hand picked in the fall and frozen from Organics Family Farm)
 mango (high in vtm C and fiber. the best!)
mango with a handful of spinach. why not add some greens?
 he wants mine and his!

oh and I love the stainless steel reusable straws that I got from ecoexistence bye bye plastic.....