Food4ThoughtWellness

Nutrition for Body and Soul

Love This Smoothie!!!

I love this smoothie to start my day!  Not only is it refreshing and nourishing, it’s great for detoxing too!

unnamed

My ingredients for this one….

2 handfuls of baby Kale  (I put mine in the freezer…that way it never goes bad)

1 handful of spinach (opt)

2 handfuls of frozen organic pineapple

2 or 3 drops of Ginger essential oil (then you don’t have to deal with the fibers of fresh)

Splash of pomegranate juice (opt)

Coconut water

4 scoops of my superfood mix! (opt)

Blend and enjoy!

Makes 2 large smoothies!

Superfood Mix Ingredients… I like to mix this up on the weekends and use all week. Cuts down on my prep time when rushing around in the morning.

I add…

Chlorella..Spirulina..Chia Seeds..Hemp Seeds..sometimes ground flax..protein powder..sometimes fiber powder.

 

 

Leave a comment »

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

This looks like a yummy, refreshing salad.  Thank you A Spicy Perspective for this recipe.

greek-cucumber-dill-salad-3

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

YIELD: 6 servings

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 english cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (optional) (I like to use raw or Manuka honey if sweetness is needed)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise. Then slice into thin pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
  2. Add the chopped dill, minced garlic, the zest of one lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  3. Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve cold.

Click here for more info!

Leave a comment »

Arugula, Grape, and Sunflower Seed Salad

I love love love summer!!  And, I especially love summer salads. This one looks delish!  Enjoy!

arugula-salad-ck-1734329-x

Ingredients

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
7 cups loosely packed baby arugula
2 cups red grapes, halved
2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seed kernels
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Combine vinegar, honey, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.

2. Combine arugula, grapes, seeds, and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle vinegar mixture over arugula; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat.

Thank you myrecipes.com for this yummy recipe!

www.food4thoughtwellness.com

Leave a comment »

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

It’s salad season!!!  I’m going to try this vinaigrette today over a spinach, baby kale, and quinoa salad.  I’m also going to add sliced strawberries and crumbled goat cheese!  I think I’ll also add a drop of Améo Orange Essential Oil too!

Yummmm!

Thank you Food Network and Emeril Lagasse for the recipe… read more!

Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar, optional*
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup olive oil
Mesclun salad mix or favorite greens, for accompaniment
Assortment of salad ingredients, such as cherry tomatoes, chopped carrots, sliced red onion, chopped celery, diced cucumbers, walnuts
Blue cheese, for garnish

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/simple-balsamic-vinaigrette-recipe.html?oc=linkback

ee2d25_balsamic_vinaigrette.jpg.rend.sni18col

Leave a comment »

What DO YOU Look for on a Label?

IMG_0476

Leave a comment »

Food4Thought!

Thank you Dr. Plant for this info….

10406437_1625319511087631_3430148678698681300_n

Pharmaceutical companies are monopolizing the health and wellness industry.
In 2014 the United States Patent Office issued a statement to all patent examiners to “REJECT ANY PATENT CLAIM TO A PURIFIED NATURAL PRODUCT”

This is absolutely atrocious, and is a blatant attack on scientists who are looking to nature to heal. Before the 2014 ruling thousands of patents have helped to save millions of lives.

For example:

Patent #: 141,072 (1883, Louis Pasteur) – the identification of a yeast extract for the killing of germs.

Patent #: 644,077 (1898, Felix Hoffman) – for purified acetyl salicylic acid aka aspirin

Patent #: 730,176 (1904, Jokichi Takamine) – To purify adrenaline

How many of you would like to see more natural ways to assist with your health?

#NaturalHealthRevolution

Leave a comment »

What Are You Doing For Your Health????

IMG_0390

Think about it!! xo

Food 4 thought!

Leave a comment »

Spinach or Arugula & Miso Pesto

This is a recipe out of Wild About Greens, Thank you Nava Atlas, it looks delish!

IMG_0153

Spinach or Arugula & Miso Pesto

Makes about 1 1/2 cups, enough for about 6 servings

The twist on this classic pesto recipe is the substitution of spinach or arugula for the customary basil, which, though yummy, turns brown quickly.  Miso is a salty paste of fermented soybeans (available at any natural food grocery, I get mine at Sprouts), makes a good nondairy stand-in for Parmesan cheese.

10 to 12 ounces spinach or arugula (regular or baby varieties), well rinsed

1/2 cup firmly packed fresh parsley leaves

1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts

2 T. evoo

1 to 2 T. lemon juice, to taste (drop of lemon essential oil works well too!)

2 T. white miso, more or less to taste

5457841328639738

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Steam the greens until just wilted.  When cool enough to handle, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.  Combine greens with the remaining ingredients in the container of a food processor.  Process until the mixture is coarsely pureed.  Use at once and refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container, where they’ll keep for 2 to 3 days.

Enjoy!

Leave a comment »

What’s in Your Fridge???

It’s Throw Together Thursday!!!

I had Organic boneless, skinless chicken thighs…

2 peppers

one onion

Arugula

Tarder Joe’s taco seasoning…(a little goes a long way, one pack lasts me through 5 or 6 dinners, and I like things hot… so beware!)

Coconut oil

Saute the peppers and onion in coconut oil. (The steam fogged my lens…ha!)

IMG_0121

When getting close to done add the arugula (spinach or kale would be good too!)

IMG_0122

Let the arugula wilt, then add the chicken and sprinkle the seasoning over the top.  The chicken cooks quickly!

IMG_0123

Eat alone or serve it over quinoa, or put it in a tortilla with some black beans…use whatever you have, make it easy!

Enjoy!!!

Leave a comment »

Organic or Not… You Decide!

Don’t think Organic makes much of a difference…  Too much money… Well, watch this!  The Organic Effect

organiceffect

Leave a comment »

ireland2day

"5 minute walks"

Chomp Chomp Food

Me So Hungry

Easy Vegeterian Recipes

Welcome to the new world of Food where cooking is all Fun

Standing Strong Wellness

CHNC & and Wellness Nerd - Strong Bodies = Strong Minds!

DO NOT DIE YOUNG - THE BLOG

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Teacups & Pearls

Dig in, fill your plate and come back for seconds.

The Wellness Paige

Nutrition for Body and Soul

mindbodygreen

Nutrition for Body and Soul

gabrielle pace, x-sugarjunkie

stop fixing. start thriving.

%d bloggers like this: