Superfood of the Month: Chia Seeds + Strawberry and Greens Chia Pudding

Strawberry Chia Pudding with Genuine Health Whole Body Nutrition

Hello My Dear Readers,

I'm excited to share all the health benefits of one of my favourite superfoods: CHIA. I eat these little gems almost daily and I can honestly tell you when I skip a few days, my body really misses them.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds, which come from the mint family, are native to South America. They have been used for centuries and have been prized for their ability to provide sustainable energy and stamina. 

Research has linked this valuable food as a being beneficial for many health issues, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, celiac disease, and lowering cholesterol.  

Here are the top health benefits of chia seeds:

Healthy Bowels and Elimination

One ounce of chia seeds (2 Tbsp) contains 11 grams of soluble fibre. Fibre has many roles in the body, including keeping your bowels moving. This is important because it helps to keep the digestive track healthy and eliminate harmful toxins from the body. Fibre also contributes to a healthy digestion because it helps to feed the healthy bacteria in the gut, which boost immunity, mood and overall health.

Energy and Endurance

One of the remarkable qualities of chia seeds is its ability to absorb more than 12 times its weight in water. This ability to hold water can prolong hydration and retain electrolytes in body fluids. The gel formed when chia seeds are eaten creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar and extending endurance.  

Great for Heart Health and Cognitive Function

Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids (4915 mg per 2 Tbsp) , which help reduce inflammation in the body, keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. The natural antioxidants in chia seeds make the delicate healthy fats more nutritionally stable,  preventing them from oxidizing and going rancid.The antioxidants also fight free radicals, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to premature aging and degenerative disease.

Great for Weight Loss

The gel forming properties of chia seeds tend to slow down digestion and sustain balanced blood sugar levels. Whole, water soaked chia seeds can be easily digested and absorbed. Because of their high fibre content and ability to hold water, chia seeds also allow you to feel more full and therefore aids in weight loss. The protein found in chia has a great amino acid balance and is easy for our bodies to digest and assimilate, which further helps to balance blood sugar, increase satiety, reduce cravings and aid in weight loss.

How can you add more chia seeds into your diet? Try these options:

No-cook Goji Coconut Oatmeal (Great for Camping!)
Nutrient Bomb Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie
Cherry Coconut Pudding
Raw Cherry Chia Jam
Strawberry Chia Pudding (recipe below!)

Strawberry Chia Pudding with Genuine Health Whole Body NutritionStrawberry Chia Pudding with Genuine Health Whole Body Nutrition

Strawberry + Greens Vanilla Chai Chia Pudding 

1 cup strawberries
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 scoop Greens+ Whole Body Nutrition in Vanilla Chai Flavour (if you don't have the Greens, use a small amount of whole food sweetener like coconut syrup or pure maple syrup)

How to make:
The night before: Mix together coconut milk, chia seeds and Greens+ Whole Body Nutrition. Leave in the fridge to thicken over night.

In the morning, place the strawberries into your blender and buzz until smooth. Give the chia pudding a quick stir, then top with strawberry jam and a swirl of coconut milk if you fancy.

Makes 1-2 servings.

Enjoy Xx

Refreshing Pineapple + Cucumber Gazpacho Recipe for Spring Detox

Hello My Dear Readers!

With spring in full swing, our bodies are naturally craving a little boost of greens and vitality. It's the perfect time of year to add more cleansing greens and herbs into our diet to allow the natural detoxification process to eliminate a build up of toxins.

I don't know about you but I am ready to hit the RESET button and get ready to glow for the summer!!

Here is a beautiful cleansing soup from the upcoming Season to Cleanse 14 Day Reset Program!

Cucumber + Pineapple Gazpacho with Cilantro

Super refreshing and energizing soup that is great on hot summer days. Cucumber is cooling to the liver and helps to expel anger and negative emotions that are often related to an overburdened liver. Pineapple is full of enzymes that help to ease digestion and reduce inflammation in the body.

2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped roughly (roughly ½ pineapple)
1 cup coconut water
½ avocado
1 cucumber (2 cups)
¼ cup red onion (⅛ of a big red onion)
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
1 lime, peeled
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 cup sunflower sprouts
¼ tsp sea salt

How to make:
Cut all vegetables and cilantro into medium chunks. Reserve a little bit (about ¾ cup all together)  of all veggies and cut into very small chunks.

Add all ingredients (except the reserved veggies) into a blender and puree until smooth.

Refrigerate until ready to serve then top with reserved veggies

Makes 2-3 servings

Are you joining us for a fun, energizing and delicious experience? Tis' the Season to Cleanse!!

The best way to ensure your detox success is to follow a whole food meal plan with some detox superstars, helpful herbs and liver boosting natural supplements. (Get your FREE DETOX  101 GUIDE here!)

Join us for an online cleanse and get back your energy levels, focus and feel lighter just in time for the summer season! 

Click here to learn more and register! Last day to register is May 24th, group cleanse kicks off May 25th!

Giveaway time! Season to Cleanse Online Program

Hello My Dear Readers,

Today I am so excited to announce a giveaway of the most awesome online program ~ Season to Cleanse: 14 Day Reset ~ Your Passport to Health and Weight Loss!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a spring cleanse. I have been feeling a little heavier, less energized and even a little foggy lately. And not to mention reaching for that cup of coffee to get me out of bed in the morning... How are you feeling these days?

The reason why I designed the program was to help my consulting clients take their health and energy to the next level. And from all their wonderful feedback I have really designed the program to be as simple and delicious as possible.

The most common fears about doing a cleanse are based on three aspects. Will I starve? Will I have enough time to prepare all the meals? And will this actually work?

In response, I can assure you, you will definitely not starve. This is not a calorie restricted "diet". A proper cleanse is made up of foods that will enhance your own natural detoxification process and help eliminate harmful toxins. It's an opportunity to give your system a break from the major inflammatory foods and allow your digestive system to heal and flourish so you can feel more lighter and energized.

While it's true that you will need to familiarize yourself with your kitchen, especially the blender, the hard work of planning your meals is all done for you! You'll be equipped with a full meal plan throughout the 14 day cleanse as well as easy to follow recipes and shopping lists too! You'll know exactly what to buy, what to eat and how to make delicious recipes that you won't believe are part of a detox plan!!

And finally, I offer a money back guarantee. If you follow the meal plan and lifestyle recommendations, with the optional supplement and herbal protocol, you are 100% going to feel more energized and shed some unwanted toxins and weight. It's my promise to you!!

So here is the Season to Cleanse 14 Day Reset Program in a nutshell:
  • 14 Day Meal Plan - Including 3 Day Smoothie/Juice Cleanse so you know exactly what to eat.
  • 80+  Recipes  (both vegan and non-vegan) that will keep your taste buds excited and happy
  • 4 Shopping Lists with Meal Plan to keep the cleanse simple and stress free
  • Detox 101 - How, What, Who and Why so you can feel empowered with knowledge
  • Top Detox Superfoods and Herbs to give you a powerful boost of the best and most effective results
  • Guide to Supplementation to enhance your detoxification and let go of harmful chemicals
  • Guide to Combat Cravings so you know just what what to do when the cravings hit!
  • How to Detox Emotionally so you can safely let go of toxic emotions
  • DIY Home and Beauty Care that you can use to help reduce your toxic load and save money 
  • 45 Minute Consultation with a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (optional add on for 1 on 1 support)
  • E-mail Support to answer any questions or concerns
  • Private Facebook Group to feel supported by a community of like-minded folks to keep you accountable
  • Webinar to Kick Off the Cleanse so you feel confident and motivated

The program is valued at $79 but you have the opportunity to win a spot on the group cleanse kicking off on May 25th!

How to Enter:
Simply share the giveaway on your social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) with the hashtag #SeasontoCleanseGiveaway and tag a friend (make sure to tag me @AnnaliisaKapp) and you will be entered into a random draw! 

Contest closes and winner will be announced on May 20th!


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