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15 Reasons You Need To Drink Lemon Water. If you’re tired of drinking plain old water and want to take your physical, mental, and spiritual health up to the next level, here are 15 reasons why you should be drinking lemon water every day: 1) Clears Skin One of the more convincing reasons to drink lemon water for most of us is that it can help keep our skin clear.

15 Reasons You Need To Drink Lemon Water

Water on its own can help flush out toxins to keep skin clear, but the added vitamin C in lemons helps purge toxins from our blood to keep skin clear of blemishes and decrease fine lines and wrinkles! 2) Balances Your PH There’s a lot of talk about balancing the pH in your body and lemon water does just that! 3) Boosts Immune System Another fab benefit of drinking lemon water is that helps boost our immune system. 4) Weight Loss Aside from helping our skin stay clear, balancing and boosting our health, lemon water also aids in weight loss!

Homemade...Healthy Mixes

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites. These cherry chocolate energy bites are so good!

Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites

I know I have a lot of energy bites to choose from on my blog. I am a big fan of no bake cookies and healthy energy bites. I picked up some dried cherries the other day and that is how I had the inspiration to make these cherry chocolate energy bites. These healthy energy bites would make a great pre or post workout snack. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. This may be the easiest snack you ever make… First, I found Kale Chips, and I thought I was in love.

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Then it was Cauliflower Popcorn. But this snack beats them all hands down. It will satisfy your sweet craving without adding the pounds. Even my daughter, Meadow, who claims to hate all beans, ate them. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas 2 cups chickpeas rinsed and dried (I used Eden Food’s BPA free canned chickpeas) 2 T pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 350. Chocolate Pistachio Truffles.

Sallys Baking Addiction Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. Taste testers didn’t miss the flour in these simple, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies!

Sallys Baking Addiction Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Only 5 ingredients needed to make them. Greetings from my chilly little apartment currently blanketed with 6 inches of snow! I meant to publish this cookie recipe earlier this morning, but there was some much needed playtime outside. Sitting here with a warm cup of cocoa, I’m ready to talk about all things almond butter. Do you like the stuff? Make 5 ingredient almond butter chocolate chip cookies. Everyone and their brother has their own version of a flourless cookie. I was inspired to make these cookies last weekend for some friends we had over.

The best part? 10 Ways to Be Less Wasteful. By Lisa, on April 22nd, 2013 It has been gradual, but over the last couple years we’ve been making small changes toward reducing waste – inspired by the Zero Waste Family and the fact that after an entire year they only produced one mason jar full of trash (if you can believe that!).

10 Ways to Be Less Wasteful

Cultures for Health: Yogurt Starter, Sourdough Starter, Kombucha, Kefir Grains, Cheese Making and more. Flavour Bomb Greens n’ Noodles. I had my first harvest today.

Flavour Bomb Greens n’ Noodles

After several months of extremely hard work I cycled out to our garden with a pair of scissors, an empty basket, and some very excited taste buds. Having zero access to a plot of land for many years now, it’s indescribably gratifying to get my hands down in the earth, plant seeds and watch miracles happen (well, they seem like miracles to me). To be able to bike past the market, just to sit in my strawberry patch, basking in the sweet, sweet glory of a perfectly ripe jewel that I’ve had a hand in growing is nothing short of awesome. Total connection. So, what is Sarah B. growing? In honor of the first harvest, I dedicate this post to greens. Why Green is GoldLeafy greens are among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

Thai Chicken Quinoa. Say hello to your stereotypical trying-to-be-healthy Monday recipe.

Thai Chicken Quinoa

Like the many Mondays that have come before, I attempt to lure you in with the promise of half-assed vegetables and a balanced meal. Only to finish you off with a bowl full of butter and a glass of tequila on Friday. I guess it doesn’t have to be Monday… but it is. Ground flaxseed: Better than whole? Most nutrition experts recommend ground over whole flaxseed because the ground form is easier for your body to digest.

Ground flaxseed: Better than whole?

Whole flaxseed may pass through your intestine undigested, which means you won't get all the benefits. Flaxseed's health benefits come from the fact that it's high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids (includes the omega 3s) and 2 grams of dietary fiber and 37 calories. Flaxseed is commonly used to improve digestive health or relieve constipation. Flaxseed may also help lower total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. You can buy flaxseed in bulk — whole or ground — at many grocery stores and health food stores.

Tips for including flaxseed in your diet: Add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your hot or cold breakfast cereal. Jan. 19, 2013 References Flaxseed. Flax Seed Health Benefits and Safety Issues - Flax Seed Nutrition. It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet.

Flax Seed Health Benefits and Safety Issues - Flax Seed Nutrition

And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust. Additionally, flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, making it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and sugars. Flaxseed Health Benefits, Food Sources, Recipes, and Tips for Using It. Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet.

Flaxseed Health Benefits, Food Sources, Recipes, and Tips for Using It

There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries. Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC.