Food For Thought

Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

Health Benefits This is an easy to make salad dressing that is great for people with high cholesterol/triglycerides, on a weight loss plan or for those of us who just enjoy great tasting food.

Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Udo’s Choice Oil
  • 1/3 Apple Cider Vinegar
    (with the “mother”)
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • Dill
  • Cayenne
Preparation
Blend all ingredients together in a glass jar, shake and pour.
Enjoy!

Juicing Recipe

Juicing Recipe

Health Benefits The “beet root” is very helpful in reducing liver congestion.

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Ingredients

  • 1cup (8oz) Carrots more or less based on appetite
  • 1cup (8oz) Celery stalks
  • ½ Green, Yellow or Red Pepper
  • 1 Macintosh or Delicious Apple
    (with skin on)
  • 1 Red Skinned Potato
    (with skin on)
  • 1/4cup (2oz) Parsley (fresh)
  • 1 Beet root (average tennis ball size)
Preparation
Juice Fresh Daily!
This batch of juice makes approximately 200-250mls. Sip slowly over a 60-90 minute period.The “Beet Root” is very helpful in reducing liver congestion, if unavailable then use other fresh vegetable components alone.“Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.”
Hippocrates (470-377 BC)

Cucumber Lime Electrolyte Refresher

Cucumber Lime Electrolyte Refresher (sports drink replacement)

Health Benefits A smart alternative for a sports drink.

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Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 limes peeled
  • 1 ½ cups coconut water
Preparation
Using a juicer, juice the cucumber and lime. Add the juice with the coconut water. Serve cold or over ice.If you don’t have a juicer you could just add the cucumber slices to the coconut water and refrigerate for a couple of hours then add ¼ cup lime juice (freshly squeezed).
credit: www.theorganicdietitian.com

Nut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Nut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
  • 2 tblsp coconut oil
  • 2 tblsp peanut, almond or sunflower seed butter (your choice)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or other liquid sweetener
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond flour or almond meal
  • ¼ tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 2 tblsp mini dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
Preparation
In a high speed blender blend the oats until a fine flour is formed, set aside.
In a large bowl combine coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the almond flour, oat flour and salt. Beat again until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon size each). If chocolate chips fall to the bottom of the bowl, press them back into the dough when rolling. Place the finished bites onto a plate lined with parchment paper.
Freeze the bites 5 -10 minutes or until firm. Store the bites in the freezer (in a freezer bag) for quick and easy access.

Tip: For a nut-free version swap sunflower butter for the peanut butter and use more oat flour instead of almond flour.

Recipe from “Oh She Glows” cookbook.