Category: Health Matters

[Recipe] Watermelon Strawberry Protein Smoothie

  Being a recent convert to watermelon I was surprised to see a huge pile at the local market yesterday. Previously I’d not have noticed they were still around at this time of year. I also found some pre-cooked quinoa in the freezer at a local supermarket. I thought that would be a handy standby…

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[Recipe] 2 Cherry Berry Smoothies from 115 Calories

  This delicious cherry and berry smoothie is from Dina Honké at OliveOilAndLemons. The recipe is on the next page. However, you may wish to read on to learn how to be kind to your body and avoid a sugar-high. Berries are packed full of nutrients and tangy flavor, and are low in calories. Cherries,…

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[Recipe] Kim’s Anti-Inflammatory Wild Blueberry Smoothie

  This recipe is from Kim at LifeInTheVan. Find the recipe on the next page, but read on for some info on fighting inflammation. After eight years of increasing health issues that remained undiagnosed by traditional medicine, Kim turned to an “alternative” practitioner to discover she had Lyme Disease. She was very sick, most of…

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[Recipe] Natural Stress-Relieving Chocolate Chia Smoothie

  Most smoothies are not only tasty but can be beneficial to our health, too. Our foods supply the nutrients our bodies need, and in this case chia and banana are good sources of magnesium. Some other magnesium-rich foods include: dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, dried fruit, dark chocolate.…

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[Recipe] Stop Colds & Flu!

  I’ve heard of so many people suffering with the nasty cold and flu viruses going around this winter. And I’m doing all I can to eat healthily, with increased amounts of ginger, turmeric and garlic to try to stay clear of the bugs. I was reading today that in studies, elderberries were shown to…

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