Honey a Healing Food & Natural Sweetener

Honey is such a great aid in many ailments including soothing a cough.  With its rich antioxidant properties it is a wonderful immunity booster.  Honey naturally has antiviral and antibacterial capabilities.  A recent Penn State study found honey more effective than an over the counter commonly prescribed drug dextromethorphan (cough suppressant).  Honey can soothe throat…

Healing Foods – Flaxseed

So many great things to say about wonderful flaxseed.  The best most potent form of flax seed is when it is in its ground state, as it unlocks its healing properties.  Everything from digestive comfort, vascular health aid, to potential cancer deterrent.  As flaxseed is high in natural fiber it is a great laxative aid…

A Healthy New You for 2013! Reach For the STARS!

2013 New Food Resolutions Top nutrition experts offer a healthy resolution a day to keep the doctor (and unwanted pounds) away This new year, how would you like to inspire someone—maybe a friend, a family member, or even a stranger—to eat more healthfully? You have the power to do just that, and it can start…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

Green Goddess Smoothie with Coconut, Agave & Avocado

Green Goddess Smoothie with Coconut, Agave & Avocado Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Yields: 1 Smoothie Time: 5 minutes (4 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 organic avocado 3/4 cup organic light coconut milk 1 small organic banana 1 tsp organic agave Direction: Blend everything in blender until smooth. Makes a super quick smoothie that is rich in…

Strawberry, Vanilla & Honey Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 min Start to Finish: 10 min Makes: 3 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients: 2 cups non fat vanilla yogurt 10 oz frozen organic strawberries 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon honey Directions: On medium blend yogurt, frozen strawberries, orange juice and honey until smooth. Serve immediately.

Flax Seed

Flax seed is amazingly nutritious especially for being such a tiny seed.  Fiber, Lignans & Omega 3‘s are what make these seeds so special.  Flax are filled with vitamins and minerals while also providing antioxidants. Flax seed is very low in carbohydrates, which makes it ideal for people who limit their intake of starches and…