Friday, 7 March 2014
I'm a big fan of making my own dairy free milks. They are much more nutritious than store bought varieties, which often contain additives like sugar and carrageenan (which can cause digestive upset in sensitive people). In a perfect world, I would have a constant flow of the good stuff but it's often just not possible. It does take a bit of extra time and effort to soak, squeeze and milk those nuts!
Recently, this has been my go to recipe for the quickest and most delicious coconut milk. Just blend up some coconut butter!!
Coconut butter is different from coconut oil. Coconut butter is made of the whole coconut - meat and oil, whereas coconut oil is just the expelled oil. So get yourself a jar of this goodness and blend yourself some milk!
Quick and Delicious Coconut Milk
You will want to make this detoxifying and metabolism boosting coconut milk in small batches because it hardens when you put it in the fridge!
1/4 cup coconut butter
1.5 cups hot water
Pinch sea salt
How to make:
Add all ingredients into a blender and buzz until smooth.
Makes 1-2 servings
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Thursday, 6 March 2014
I'm super excited to share with you a dose of joy today from the delightful Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health. Everything this woman does radiates with positivity, and her book is no exception. A fellow Institute of Holistic Nutrition grad, this gal has been spreading the message of self empowerment, delicious whole foods, and finding your balance through her well loved blog for a few years. People who spread joy and health make me happy, so I'm glad to share this book review and interview with you, my friends. She also inspired me to make a delicious green matcha coconut latte, which I will share with you in my next post.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Product Review: 7 Reasons to Love Camelina Oil + Recipe for White Bean Dip and Brown Rice Tortilla Chips
I was recently introduced to this Canadian superfood oil, Camelina by Three Farmers. Nutritionists and chefs are bringing attention to this awesome oil due to its gorgeous nutty flavour and its impressive nutrient profile. Camelina is an ancient oil-seed that originated in parts of Northern Europe and Central Asia and Three Farmers are bringing it back to our table! They grow and produce the oil in Saskatchewan, where great care is taken to preserve the delicate flavour and nutritional value of camelina. Unlike many conventional oils, which use hexane-extraction method to press oil, Three Farmers camelina oil is expeller pressed, a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds and nuts, at temperatures less than 40 degrees Celsius, well below the standard for being considered cold pressed.