Now Boarding the Bone Broth Train

I’m sure some of you have heard of the new kid in town. Bone broth. I am glad that this is ‘new’ trend is spreading all over social media. It’s not exactly new exactly a new food.  It is one of the best broths you can give to your immune system. Just think about it. regular broth comes from the outside of the chicken or your preference of poultry. But Bone broth goes further than that. You are consuming the vitamins and minerals from the broken down bones which have powerful healing properties. So how exactly is it made and what are it’s benefits? Let’s start of with the basic question. . .

What is Bone Broth?

Bone broth has been used for thousands of years by cultures around the globe. Bone broth is pretty much broken down chicken or any other animal bones simmered in a pot of water. Dressed up in vegetables and a few seasonings. The simmering extracts amino acids, collagen, and minerals from the bones into the broth.

Is Store Bough Broth good?

Just like every other food that we grab from the grocery store to satisfy our quick fix. It is not the best choice. Homemade is always best. But don’t fret. Here are some tips to take with you when searching for the best sore bough broth

  • Look for broth with no MSG
  • Diss the labels with “natural flavors” on it. Don’t be fooled. Most brands with these words have the most artificial ingredients.
  • check the freezer isle. Frozen broth means fresh.
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Here’s a group of the best bone broths out there that are close to the real thing.

What are the benefits?

  1. Protects Joints

Think about it this way. You’re stealing the animal bones Collagen. boiling bone makes Gelatin. With Gelatin comes Collagen has a huge amount of three important factors that build strong tissue to keep your joints strong: amino acid, glycine, and proline.

2.It’s all in the G’s. Take Gelatin. Get  strong Gut.

Gelatin is shown to restore strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities such as wheat and diary. Not a fan of kombucha? Broth is another option to a probiotic drink. Gelatin also helps with the growth of good bacteria to support a healthy gut and digestive tract.

  •  gelatin= great skin. Collagen helps form elastin and other compounds within skin that are responsible for maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture and appearance.

 

3. Support Immune System

Bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to consume to restore gut health and therefore support immune system function and healthy inflammation response. Collagen/gelatin and the amino acids proline, glutamine and arginine help seal these openings in the gut lining and support gut integrity.

4. Boosts Detox

Nowadays, the average person is exposed to many environmental toxins, pesticides, artificial ingredients and chemicals of all sorts. While the human body has its own means of detoxifying itself from heavy metals and other toxic exposures, it often has a hard time keeping up. Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxification agent since it helps the digestive system expel waste and promotes the liver’s ability to remove toxins, helps maintain tissue integrity, and improves the body’s use of antioxidants.

Bone broth contains potassium and glycine, which support both cellular and liver detoxification.

 

Already on the Broth Train? How are you enjoying it?

Newbies! Did I catch your attention? Will you be trying it soon?

Comment below and let me know 🙂

 

 

 

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PCOS Non-Dairy Yogurt Parfait

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PCOS can be overwhelming in the beginning. But there’s a few huge things you should keep in mind that will make your life less stressful. Add GREENS, LESS DIARY, LESS GLUTEN, MORE PROTEIN. Protein will help you balance and keep your blood sugar balanced through out the day. It also helps you to prevent over eating throughout the day. Raise your Peanut Butter Jar and lets raise a toast to Peanut butter!!!! CHEERS!!

 

PCOS yogurt Parfait Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. slice banana and apple
  2. pour yogurt into a bowl
  3. add sliced banana and apple, peanut butter, chia seeds, bee pollen, GET CREATIVE 😉
  4. ENJOY!! PROVECHO!!!

 

Ginger Tea Latte

Move over Cinnamon. Turmeric is the new Anti- Inflammatory queen. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. It’s also a strong antioxidant. Add this on everything. I like to give my food some color at times by sprinkling some on my veggies or smoothies. Taste is slightly bitter and earthy. Just a little pinch and you’re set.

My sister shared this recipe with me. The only thing I decided to add was froth milk. I love latte’s because of the creamy texture. I find a froth want to be more convenient for me because it gives me more control over how frothy I make the milk. I found my froth one at IKEA. IT was cheap but it does the job

Ingredients:

Fresh Ginger

Turmeric powder

ground black pepper

Sweetener (honey, or sugar)

Milk(hot boiled)

 

 

Bee Pollen is the Bees Knees

There’s a whole lot of buzz about bee pollen lately. It’s the cool thing to eat now. But it’s actually the best thing to eat. This tiny dipping dot looking ball has close to every nutrients your body needs on the daily. It was probably a couple months ago that I discovered it’s benefits. After doing my research and taking notes. I realized that the benefits were too good to pass on.  Are you ready for what i’m about to tell you? Get ready to have your mind blown. I purchased my 10oz bee pollen for $11.25 at Whole Foods. Pricey but think of it this way. It’s all in one bottle. All your vitamins in one.

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Let’s start off with the most common question.

What is Bee Pollen?

We all know that pollen is whats in the center of flowers. It also the food of bees. The bees brush off the pollen from a plant, mix it with honey and this forms bee pollen.  One good fact to know is that humans cant produce anything like it.  There’s something about the process between the bee, the honey and the plant pollen that make bee pollen such a super food. That is why it cant be imitated in any way. It’s about to get better . . .
  Bee Pollen is richer in proteins than any animal source. BOOM!!
It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese! BOOM!!
Bee pollen is one of the most nutrient rich foods in the world. let me repeat that again but type it in all caps for ya. BEE POLLEN IS ONE OF THE MOST NUTRIENT RICH FOODS IN THE WORLD. who needs a multi-vitamin when you have bee pollen?!

What other nutrients does it contain?

  • 22 different amino acids-20-40% protein
  • Vitamin C, D, E & K
  • Folic Acid
  • B vitamins – Vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12
  • 14 different fatty acids
  • At least 11 major enzymes (aids digestion) & 5000 minor enzymes
  • Minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium and chloride just to name a few  (bee pollen has up to 60 minerals)
  • Antioxidant rich

How much should I Ingest on a daily?

2 tbsp a day  Bee Pollen is sweet but it has a medicinal taste to it.  If you’re just starting. It’s suggested to take less than that. about half a tbsp. Then gradually increase it to 2 tbsp

Benefits:

  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Eases depression
  • Boosts Energy
  • Relieves Allergies
  • Treats Infertility (pollen stimulates ovarian function)
  • Reduces Cravings and Addictions
  • Supports Healthy Blood Composition
  • Antibiotic Qualities
  • Improves Skin Health
  • Helpful in Balancing Hormones
  • Improves Digestion

How do I consume it?

6378f38f-d9b4-46d3-8f85-232b22fbb763I haven’t tried taking it all in a spoon. I either sprinkle it on my smoothie or on my warm bowl of oatmeal or yogurt.

I love how it blends well with my smoothie. I drink the smoothie with my reusable straw so I get the bee pollen at the very end.

One thing I do suggest for those of you who are new to bee Pollen,

Take one dot and try it out to see if you feel any allergic reaction. You might not bee allergic to any other bee products but pollen is made differently so it might get ya. 

For those of you with any allergies please be careful as well.

Allergic to bees? I wouldn’t risk it. But if you still feel like trying it out. I suggest you ask your doctor first.

Have you tried bee pollen? Did you like it?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Abril

Snack Attack- Dairy-Free Yogurt Parfait

IMG_4573 I begin every morning with a 10 minute meditation and a yogurt parfait. it’s my tried and true recipe for an amazing day. Who am I kidding I have this as a snack before my dinner and sometimes after dinner as a dessert. Last night, I experimented with some fruits. I wanted to dress up my yogurt with new ingredients. Pear, banana, strawberry, granola, bee pollen.

I had a huge amount of strawberries in my fridge. What better way to put them to use than to make homemade strawberry glaze.

I also sliced a banana and grilled it with butter and sprinkled powdered cinnamon on both sides.

My go to yogurt is usually Kite Hill. Unfortunately, my local Whole Foods stopped carrying the original Kite Hill Yogurt. So I had to go with the brand’s Greek-Style Yogurt for this recipe. Let me tell you that this Greek style yogurt taste close to regular milk yogurt. without the thick texture and tart flavor. the flavor and texture is a perfect balance.

 

Strawberry Glaze Ingredients:

  • ! cup of strawberries
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of of lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Crush a cup of strawberries
  2. place crushed strawberries in a medium saucepan. add 1 tbsp of sugar
  3. cook and stir over heat until mixture thickens
  4. remove saucepan from heat and stir in and 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
  5. let cool

Last step:

Let your creativity take over and decorate your bowl with your homemade toppings.

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