recipe

healthiie:

emergingsoul:

ashleybar:

My amazingly spectacular gorgeous drool worthy breakfast:

Ingredients

1/2 cup of raw oatmeal, 1 cup of coconut almond milk, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 1 packet of Truvia (or any natural sweetener) , 2 tsp of fresh grated ginger, 2 tsp of chia seeds, dash of cinnamon, 1 banana, 1/2 cup strawberries and blueberries, nut butter

  1. Mix together first 8 ingredients (up to banana) in a bowl and mix very well (make sure no cinnamon clumps are left! best suggestion is to mix cinnamon in with oatmeal and all the dry ingredients than pour milk on top)
  2. Let sit in refrigerator overnight covered with plastic wrap!
  3. In the morning layer overnight oats in a parfait put down a layer of oats, than slice strawberries and blueberries and a dollop of any nut butter (i highly suggest sun butter or almond butter!) than repeat until oats and berries are gone, of course put a dollop of nut butter on top! 🙂
  4. enjoy! (possibly make seconds?)

GET IN ME

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I have always wanted to make this!

Recipe of the month: Beet and Walnut Salad!

I went into this recipe like a complete 12 year old; “Beets are gross and I hate Rachel Ray” (because it is a Rachel Ray recipe).

Ok, I don’t really hate Rachel Ray, I just think there was an over-saturation of her a few years back that I am scarred from. I didn’t need to see her on every channel, not to mention on my box of Wheat Thins.

But I digress…I said, “I don’t like beets”, but I would be hard pressed to tell you the last time, if ever, that I have eaten one. Plus I figured, this whole cooking experiment was to open my mind, so with my open arms in a cranial sense, I loaded up at the grocery store.

The best part about this recipe is that there is no actual “cooking” involved. Not only did it turn out to be super tasty, but it is a great way to get loads of vegetables into a meal, vegetables that I would guess most people don’t use on a daily basis.

Beets are actually a very underrated vegetable. Ancient Romans used beetroot as a treatment for fevers and constipation , amongst other ailments. Today, beets are one of the best foods out there for you. It is a high-fiber little power house that can help lower your LDL, or bad, cholesterol, is a known anti-inflammatory, is loaded with natural antioxidants, and contains folate, an essential B vitamin.

A picture of my dad and aunt picking beets back in the day… I’m just kidding, I found this picture on the internet. I have no historical connection to beets.

Let’s not forget about the radishes! Also a high-fiber contender, radishes are loaded with vitamin C. Both beets and radishes are also noted as being cancer fighters, mainly colon cancer.

Pick ‘em up next time you are at the farmers market! They are great for snacking too!

The preserves (I used raspberry) gave this salad a very sweet and refreshing finish, and all in all I found this to be a great little dish! And it turns out that beets aren’t really gross at all.

You can find the entire recipe at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/beet-and-walnut-salad-recipe/index.html .

I will have original pictures back next month. Technology was not on my side this weekend.

Enjoy!