Magnesium Flakes. Better or Worse than Epsom Salts?

jar of magnesium chloride flakesMagnesium flakes are a popular tool for helping to improve one’s nutritional status of this critical mineral. The question is, does it work?

Not only is magnesium deficiency rampant today, even when a person gets enough in the diet (more than two-thirds do not), he/she might not absorb it very well. (1)

This is why even supplementation might not resolve the problem especially for those with gastrointestinal disorders.

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Zero Waste Homemade Oat Milk

This Homemade Oat Milk requires only 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time to prepare. Incredibly easy, it costs nearly nothing to make, on top of generating absolutely zero waste. It’s a no fuss, no mess and no straining needed recipe. Simply put: there’s nothing not to love about it! I don’t know […]

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Homemade Creamy Cashew Butter

Stop spending fortunes on store-bought creamy cashew butter! 5 minutes and 3 ingredients are all you will be needing to make your own at home, for a fraction of the price. With it’s natural butteriness and subtle sweetness, raw cashew butter has to be, bar none, my favorite of all nut butters. Especially when it’s […]

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Fruit Sweetened Butterscotch Sauce

sugar free butterscotchIf you love butterscotch as I do, perhaps you have wondered if it can be made without brown sugar.

For a long time, I didn’t think it was possible because the classic method for making authentic butterscotch involves caramelizing the brown sugar into melted butter.  

Forget about buying authentic butterscotch or caramel (made with white sugar),

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Raw Sprouted Chickpea Hummus

Because it uses raw, sprouted chickpeas as a base, this fluffy, creamy Raw Sprouted Chickpea Hummus is extremely nutritious – a veritable nutrition powerhouse – packed with all kinds of energy and healthful nutrients. Oh, and did I mention it’s insanely tasty, too? Yeah, oh yeah…

Because it uses raw, sprouted chickpeas as a base, this fluffy, creamy Raw Sprouted Chickpea Hummus is extremely nutritious - a veritable nutrition powerhouse - packed with all kinds of energy and healthful nutrients. Oh, and did I mention it's insanely tasty, too? Yeah, oh yeah...

Using raw sprouted chickpeas to make hummus has many, many benefits. Not cooking the chickpeas after they have sprouted not only preserves all their nutritional value, but sprouting them actually magnifies their vitamin and mineral content, improves the quality of the carbs  and protein they contain and neutralizes their anti-nutrients and enzyme inhibitors. This renders sprouted chickpeas very easy to digest with highly absorbable nutrients. Sprouts are also fairly low in calories, yet very filling because of their high fiber and water content.

Another undeniable advantage is that not having to cook the chickpeas before to use them makes the process of making hummus from scratch a total breeze! From start to finish, you’ll have delicious hummus on the table in well under 10 minutes. Well, that’s AFTER the peas have sprouted, that is… That sprouting process will take about 3 to 5 days, so it’s not a recipe you can decide to whip up a the last minute…

If you have never made your own sprouts, I strongly suggest that you start! Sprouting, like many other things in life, seems pretty intimidating until you actually try it. 

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Blueberry & Granola Overnight Oats

Blueberry and Granola Overnight Oats easily made in just minutes the night before giving you a deliciously healthy breakfast as soon as you wake up!

Blueberry and Granola Overnight Oats easily made in just minutes the night before giving you a deliciously healthy breakfast as soon as you wake up!

Starting my mornings off with a delicious healthy breakfast is SO important yet finding the time to actually make something worth enjoying before running out the door can be tough.  That’s why I LOVE making overnight oats!  I can literally throw everything together in just 5 minutes the night before then wake up the next day, add my favorite toppings and I’m all set!  Quick, easy and no clean up necessary.  Now that’s my kind of breakfast!

The great thing about making overnight oats is that there is absolutely NO COOKING involved at all.  You just mix all your ingredients together the night before and wake up to a delicious breakfast!  Just remember anything you add to these oats will become absorbed overnight so you’ll want to add the granola and other toppings right before eating.

Blueberry and Granola Overnight Oats easily made in just minutes the night before giving you a deliciously healthy breakfast as soon as you wake up!

This is a basic recipe for overnight oats (equal parts rolled oats, milk and yogurt) so feel free to add your favorite toppings or fruit, but personally there’s just something about fresh blueberries that I love with my morning breakfast.  The added granola tastes amazing with the blueberries and gives everything a nice crunch.  You could either use my super easy 3-ingredient granola recipe or just use store-bought if you prefer.  Whatever is easiest!  Then I drizzled a little honey for some added sweetness.

So there you go!  A perfect healthy breakfast that can be made in just minutes the night before to easily grab and go the next day.  Hope you all love this recipe as much as I do!

Blueberry & Granola Overnight Oats
 
Serves: 1 Serving

Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
Toppings:
  • 2 Tbsp blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp granola
  • Drizzle of honey, if desired

Instructions
  1. In a jar or bowl, combine oats, yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, honey, vanilla and cinnamon, mixing well.
  2. Cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Top with fresh blueberries (or any fruit of your choice), granola and a drizzle of honey, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 bowl • Calories: 332 • Fat: 9.4 g • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g • Carbs: 46.3 g • Fiber: 8.6 g • Protein: 15.5 g • Sugars: 16.8 g • WW Freestyle Points: 6

Blueberry and Granola Overnight Oats easily made in just minutes the night before giving you a deliciously healthy breakfast as soon as you wake up!

 

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