Eating a diet with lots of seeds and fibre helps our bodies natural elimination and detoxification process which aids our digestion, nutrient absorption, blood sugar balance and weight management.
Seeds are a great healthy, affordable and diverse plant-based food source. High in protein and LOADED with all sorts of healthy fats, omega’s, lignans, polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre that can help aid our digestion, balance hormones, blood sugar levels, cholesterol.
A prebiotic is an insoluble food fibre for beneficial gut bacteria. Eating a diet rich in prebiotic foods helps us maintain a healthy-gut-flora and microbiome. Inulin is a type of insoluble plant carbohydrate that is a prebiotic food source.
Prebiotic Foods include;
Chicory Root, Dandelion greens, Jerusalem artichoke, Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Asparagus, Banana, Blueberries, Seaweed, Apples, Jicama, Yacon Root, Burdock root, Shitake Mushrooms, Barley, Oats, Wheat bran, Legumes, Beans, Peas, Raw Cacao, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Honey,
Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.
Eating foods rich in certain vitamins minerals & phytonutrients can help balance our bodies hormones and endocrine system which affect our adrenal, thyroid, reproductive health.
Hormonal imbalances may cause a wide variety of different symptoms from fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss, food cravings, skin + hair + nail health, muscle weakness or pain, inflammation, dryness, infertility,
Foods that can help with balancing hormones;
Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
Seeds - flax, hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower,
Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
Medicinal Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Maca, Triphala, Licorice, Adaptogens
Omega 3's, Iodine, Selenium, Vitamin B's & D, Digestive enzymes, bitters,
Probiotic and prebiotic foods
Organic & low toxic foods, body & household products
Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.
Weight Loss recipes are low carbohydrates and low calories with whole food plant-based ingredients. "Nourish not punish" by eating healthful foods.
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Super Seed Mix
BLEND OR GRIND whole Flax | Linseeds + 1/4 cup chia seeds to a coarse flour consistency
ADD sunflower and pumpkin seeds and blend again to a coarse flour consistency (or blend separately).
STIR in hemp seed hearts and 1/4 cup chia seeds.
STORE in a glass jar in the fridge or freezer.
topping for Steel-cut Oats
with yoghurt, berries, fruit salads
Pecan Almond Cookies
in granola bars and bliss balls
Quinoa Flake Nettle Tea Porridge
mixed into muesli, granola, chia puddings
Balancing super seed cereal
SWAP | ADD different nuts and seeds.
STORE MIX in the fridge to keep volatile oils fresh and healthful.
BUY WHOLE SEEDS and grind them yourself, as ground seed oils go rancid quickly if not stored properly; rancid seed oils are inflammatory.
STORE your seeds in the fridge or freezer to maintain freshness and stop volatile oils from going rancid. If you don’t have enough room and have to choose, flaxseeds and hemp are two I always store in the freezer, followed by chia, pumpkin and sunflower, depending on space.