Chia seeds top the charts as a nutritional powerhouse. They contain Alpha-linoenic acid - a healthy omega3 fatty acid, Calcium - which controls blood sugar levels and maintains bowel health, Iron - which is responsible for carrying oxygen to muscles and organs, Magnesium - which supports a healthy immune system and maintains normal muscle function, Protein - the body's main building material and crucial for cell repair. All in one tiny little seed!
Place rinsed cashews, water, maple syrup, lemon and vanilla into your high speed blender. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass storage container and then add chia seeds. Wisk to blend. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or preferably, overnight. To serve spoon into bowls or as a desert, use pretty glasses and top with berries and sliced almonds. Serves 2 - 4
For variety, try 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Find Kale a little tough?
Massage the kale ribbons between your hands with a little olive oil and sea salt...it will change how you feel about kale☺
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat each unpeeled beet with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Wrap in foil and roast beets until tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. While still warm, unwrap from foil and rub with your hands, the skin will easily peel off.
Place walnuts into a small glass baking dish and roast in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes – watch carefully so they don’t burn! Let cool completely. Place into the bowl with the beets and kale.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Pour over beets, kale or spinach and walnuts and toss. Top with feta cheese.
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If we haven't met ... Hi! I'm Jennifer Lloyd, a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach. I am passionate about living a life of health and vitality and inspiring my clients to take their own lives to the next level.