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Smoothies To Give You That ‘Up and Go’🏃🏻‍♀️

I got these recipe’s from the Dr Oz show. I did not get the qualities accurately so its a bit of a guess.

Brain Boosting

1 tsp Flax seed
1 tsp Wheat germ
1/2 cup Yogurt,
1/4 cup Spinach
1/2 Apple
1/4 cup Orange juice
Ice

Thyroid

Yogurt
1/4 cup Strawberries
1 tbs Avocado
1/4 cup Almonds
cup Vanilla Almond Milk
tsp Dark Cocoa Powder
Ice

Start to the Day

1 cupYogurt
1/4 cup Jicama
1/4 cup Banana
1/4 cup Pineapple
1/2 cup Almond Milk
tbs Rolled oats
tsp Ginger
Ice

Spirulina Smoothie

1 cup Yogurt
tsp Spirulina
Cup Spinach
1/2 lime juice
Honey Dew Melon
Coconut water
Ice
Blend

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Fact Or Fiction – Almonds help Ease Headaches

I received this via email the other day so decided to research it. Seemed a little too good to be true.

Headache Remedy - almonds

Result: Fiction according to Dashofwellness.com

Almonds as a headache relief are still up for debate. While it is proven that magnesium and vitamin B2 is beneficial for preventing migraines, almonds may not be as effective by themselves. In fact, for some people, almonds can actually trigger a migraine. It is important to talk to your doctor as well as to monitor how you feel after you eat almonds, as some people may be allergic to the salicin in almonds. For those who want to give almonds a try for their headaches, it is recommended to eat 10-12 almonds a day in order to help prevent headaches and migraines.

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Incredible Banana Bread

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BANANA BREAD
No Sugar, No Grains, Easy and Amazing Banana Bread
source Kelly Bagnasco

Ingredients:

4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup coconut oil or grass-fed butter, melted
4 free-range eggs
1tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
½ cup organic coconut flour (do not substitute another flour – it will not work)
1 heaping tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

Optional ingredients: 
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, slivered almonds, raisins, etc.

Directions:
Mix and Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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Did You Know – This Nutty Information

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1. Almondscontain more Vitamin E than any other nut. Essential for heart, nerve and muscle health. Good way to eat them is also pure almond butter on apple slices.

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2. Walnuts – The best way to purchase walnuts are while they are still in the shell. Walnuts are ideal for athletes due to the anti inflammatory monounsaturated fats. They also contain alpha-linoleic acid, which are good for joints and boosts mood. Researchers have also found the antioxidant compounds in walnuts detoxify potential carcinogens in the body.

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3. Pine nutsThese are natures only source of Pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones that reduce appetite. This nut is also packed with b group vitamins copper which helps transport oxygen and immune boosting vitamin E and magnesium for muscular aches, pains and cramps.

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4. Pistachio NutsPistachios are a great choice for sportspeople. They contain 7 amino acids which are the bodies building blocks for protein and muscle. They also are vital for the eyes as they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. They are also loaded with calcium and magnesium.

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5. Cashews Cashews provide approximately 20 per cent of most Women’s recommended iron intake. Cashews are rich in magnesium to regulate nerve and muscle tone, and phytosterols, phytonutrients that block cholesterol absorption and lower cholesterol levels.

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6. Brazil Nuts It is important to refrigerate these nuts to keep them fresh. They have a high content of heart-healthy fats so the spoil easily. They are very high in selenium which is a trace mineral that reduces heat disease risk as well as anxiety and preventing fatigue. They are also a great source of magnesium, calcium, immune boosting zinc and iron. An all-rounder I would say and a good thing to have in the fridge for small snacks.

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7. Coconuts Coconut water is one of the most balanced sources of natural electrolytes, making it a wonderful drink for staying hydrated. Coconuts are also full of nutrients to ward off high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Great Idea to Take To A Party – Or Not!

How simple is this and a great idea.
Actually you don’t have to use strawberries. You could put melted chocolate in the ice-cube then put in raw almonds, or brazil nuts or even melted caramel. Heaps of things you could do and a great party dessert

Fill an ice-cube tray with melted chocolate. Add strawberries, add more chocolate, and cool.

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