Who wants to drink some Algae? No, it's not a dare - if we can down smoothies made of all sorts of funky veggies and use Algae face masks, why not learn more about what other benefits it has to offer? Check out what Nida has for us today!
I had promised some more detoxes or smoothies and here we are - Today I bring you a smoothie with the single ingredient that is 1,000 more powerful than fruits and veggies. You might be saying what the wha..?! If you're hoping its chocolate, sadly its not (believe me I would be a champion in that category if it were haha!) Its Klamath Blue-green algae. I'm going to give you some detail on the benefits and its source, since its not a commonly heard of ingredient. I also want to stress on the fact that LESS is MORE here.
It comes from the Klamath Lake - home to a particular type of blue green algae called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, which is similar to spirulina and chlorella, but just a wee bit different.
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a type of cyano-bacteria that biologically is quite similar to spirulina. It’s actually toxic in most places where it’s grown, but Klamath Lake is remarkably pure and free of toxins so the blue-green algae there can be ingested by humans.
It is the ultimate brain food and a powerful PINEAL GLAND ACTIVATOR! It contains more protein, B12 and chlorophyll than any other food on the planet. It is rich in neuropeptide precursors which are vital for neurotransmission which allows brain neurons (neurotransmitters) to communicate with each other in learning and memory.
“The greatest value of A.F.A. is not only its nutrient concentration, but its effect on the nervous system, specifically the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus. People taking A.F.A. have reported an overall increase in mental alertness, mental stamina, short and long term memory, problem solving, creativity, dream recall, a greater sense of well being and centeredness.” – Dr Gabriel Cousens, health guru
Not only is Klamath Blue Green Algae a powerful brain food for the pineal,pituitary and hypothalamus, it is the most nutrient dense food on the planet! In addition to its high potency, the body only has to use a small amount of energy to metabolize it. This makes it easy for the body to absorb and assimilate its nutrients, which it is full of. Klamath Blue Green Algae is full of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, chlorophyll, simple carbohydrates, fatty acids, neuropeptide precursors, lipids, glyco-proteins and enzymes.
Additional Klamath Blue Green Algae Benefits:
Klamath Green Algae Smoothie
Ingredients (all organic preferred)
H/T: Well and Awake
Summer is finally in full swing! How many barbecues have you been to already? I know our calendar is full of outdoor events the next couple of weeks. Check out my post on Zardozi for colourful, healthy, raw, gluten free ideas on what to take to your next picnic in the park or a barbecue. If you're still stuck on ideas for what to make for an outdoor event, call us- that's where we can help sort you out. We will handle all the work for you and you just sit back and relax.
We have been working with Muneeba from Cakes by Muneeba for the past one year. We have done several events together and are also her clients. One of our clients introduced us and we have been hooked since then. So we thought it was about time we introduce her to all of you! Her cakes and cookies are not only gorgeous, they're extremely tasty too. She is extremely passionate about what she does and always goes above and beyond our expectations. That is one of the biggest reasons she has a clientele which has built up through word of mouth. My heart breaks every time I see someone cutting a cake made by her. Whenever I see such elaborate cakes, I wish I could preserve them forever just as they are. That is what cameras are for, so take a look at some of her work. I had requested Muneeba to send us a short story about her work along with some pictures. Enjoy! We know you will want to reach out to her for your next big event.
My passion for baking, decorating cakes and making desserts goes back to my childhood days. As a family, we are obsessed with sweets and desserts. My father in particular has an intense appetite for sweets and my mom loved to create new recipes. Growing up, I remember watching and admiring her. It was wonderful seeing her prepare mouthwatering desserts and gourmet cakes routinely. I aspire to be in her place one day. As a kid, whenever my mom called me to the kitchen for some assistance, I was always delighted to help her. Whenever she would let me gave her a hand I helped her and these were my happiest moments. I have to admit, I just didn't pick up the profession of making cakes and desserts randomly. It was always in my genes and I worked towards making it into a career for myself.
While my interest grows with time, I didn't start professionally until recently. Friends and families, who had tasted my products, motivated me greatly to advance my work to the next level. To polish my skills further, I took a refresher course and then started offering my products to clients. While my portfolio contains a variety of desserts, baking and decorating cakes is my core competency. I offer customized cakes from a wide range of sizes, designs, themes, fillings and decorations. Other products that have attracted customers and gained popularity include fruit tarts, customized cookies and cupcakes. I love to share ideas and immensely value any input that comes from my clients in fulfilling their orders. I feel honored to receive some very positive and encouraging reviews from my clients and they only make me strive for betterment. It has been a pleasure working with Kitchen Cultures on all their events and personal celebrations as well. Now I hope to bake for you too!
You can reach me via www.cakesbymuneeba.ca and my work can also be viewed on my Facebook page “cakes by muneeba”. I sincerely look forward to filling your life with sweetness as well as joy from my cakes.
Gwummmllppp is the sound that I want to make when I look at this picture from Sweet Talk! I just wanna pick these delicious looking brownies and scarf them all down. Unfortunately, I have never been able to develop a liking for dates. I really, really wish I liked them because they are so great for desserts. Here's one brilliant example of how they can be used in a nutrition packed alternative to brownies- everyone's favourite.
Hey you, yeah you. I know your mind went there when you saw the title of this post. Well, guess what? Stay there. Cause you're about to fall in love with these 5 minutes brownies. The recipe speaks for itself. So if you're trying to do something special for someone (read: guys you can't possibly mess this up!) or you're looking for an easy way to do something healthy, THIS. IS. IT.
Now go run your cute behinds to your kitchen and whip these up!
1 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
1 cup medjool dates*
1/2 cup cacao powder (or carob)
1/4 cup coconut flour
3 tablespoons raw liquid sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of himalayan salt
*If you're using regular dates soak them first in warm water to allow them to soften.
1. Process all ingredients in a food processor until a ball of brownie dough forms. This will take a few minutes. If the dough is too wet add a tbsp more coconut flour and if too dry add another date or two.
2. Press brownie mixture into a small square pan lined with parchment paper and put in the fridge until ready to eat. You can either cut the brownies into small squares or use your favourite cookie cutter to cut out small 'two bite' shapes and sprinkle with cacao nibs if desired.
*I would suggest letting your brownies sit in the fridge for 20 minutes (to firm up) before using a cookie cutter to make your bites.
H/T: Sweet Talk
Orange glazed sweet potatoes? Yes, we know those, but how about just regular potatoes drizzled with some orange juice?
We tend to focus on the main course when thinking of what to cook for dinner but sometimes it’s the extra things that make the meal memorable. Peeled and cubed potatoes with some herbs and olive oil are always a top choice for me along with a nice salad when we have baked chicken, so I am always looking for ways to make the potatoes differently. Adding some freshly squeezed orange juice to these potatoes gives them a lovely texture and glaze, rounding off the meal nicely. It's a different and perfect side dish.
hAPPY eATING & kEEP sMILING
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