Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Serious Anti-Inflamatory Smoothie (MY PERSONAL RECIPE)

My anti-inflamatory smoothie:

  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (from People's Market Ocean Beach) bulk section 
  • 2 inch piece of ginger (peeled if not organic) - reduce or take capsules if flavor is too strong or unpleasant
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (or take capsules if the taste is not well tolerated)
  • 1tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs flax oil (oil helps assimilate all the contents of the smoothie into the body)
  • 2-3 cups / or two big hand-fulls of leafy greens (kale, collards, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.) Costco fresh bag of organic greens mix
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of mixed frozen berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc)
  • ½ cup filtered water (occasionally substitute freshly squeezed organic apple juice)
  • stevia to knock out bitterness of greens

Triphala powder (wikipedia)  may be added for greater anti-inflammatory effect.
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 min or until smooth
  2. Serve immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day
Three days on and one day off.  Don't make it a choice make it a lifestyle.

Best of luck with this wonderful recipe,  Bill

Monday, October 13, 2014

Add a few drops of flax oil to all your juices

I am a juicing fanatic.  And I am also impressionable.  Longevity now, a for profit supplement and whole foods company run by David Wolfe does some pretty good videos and dispenses some pretty solid information.  Sure they're out to make money but it does not make them less credible.  David recently did a video about how we can jack up our juices effectiveness with a few drops of oil.  I think flax oil is what I am going to use.  Here is his video.  We are not affiliated and EcoHealthLab does not profit from sharing this video.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A really fun flat bread - from Chef Gale Malone

Bake 350, for at least 35 minutes. This dough needs to be crispy or they will soften as they cool.
Use a parchment lined cookie sheet.
1 C ground flax seed meal (use up to 1/2 C oatmeal if you like for less stickiness)

1/4 C chopped sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or combination of both
1/4 C hemp or sesame seeds
1 tsp ground dried garlic or to taste (I use more)
1 tsp dried onion or to taste
Up to 1/2 tsp dried herbs of choice: sage, thyme, oregano, etc. (opt)
Optional, for a cheese taste, 2Tbsps nutritional yeast
3 drops of liquid smoke or 1/2 tsp smoked paprika in 3/4 C water to make an easy to spread dough
OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Spread dough on lined cookie sheet using a rubber spatula, or whatever works best for you.

 Make it as even as possible, spreading to about 1/8 " thickness. Score the dough then place in the preheated oven.
After baking and cooling, break along score line.      Enjoy!
I hope you will like these and you can try different combinations of herbs, etc, depending on what you are in the mood for.