Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flax Oil

I've been using Flax Oil for a few years now and notice
the days I go without, mainly in how my body digests food.

I use about 1 T. of Flax Oil on my salads or smoothies.
It has a mild flavor.
Notice it is stored in a dark bottle.
I purchased mine at the local health food store in the refrigerated section.
It will not solidify like olive when cold,
so it's super easy to use.

According to the Mayo Clinic:
"Flaxseed and its derivative flaxseed oil/linseed oil are rich sources of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is a biologic precursor to omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid.
Just to name a couple it helps with:
High cholesterol or triglycerides
(flaxseed and flaxseed oil)
In laboratory and animal studies, flaxseed and flaxseed oil are reported to lower blood cholesterol levels.

Heart disease
(flaxseed and flaxseed oil)
People who have had a heart attack are reported to benefit from diets rich in alpha-linolenic acid, which is found in flaxseed."

So basically it's good stuff!!!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


One of my favorite seeds - CHIA SEEDS!
It is an ancient Aztec seed. They were carried and used on long treks to help stay
hydrated. They were so coveted they were once used as currency.

They are small like poppy seeds.
They have a crunchy but light and nutty taste.
You can purchase them in most health food stores or the
health food section of your grocery store!
Unlike flax seed they do not need to be ground to achieve the best benefits.

Benefits of Chia Seeds


controlled sugar levels

high protein

high omega 3 & 6 levels

high minerals levels


high fiber

I sprinkle them on salads, yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies...
well just about anywhere.
I use them everyday!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse
2 medium Avocados (Yup! For real!)
3/4 c Agave Nectar
1 t. Vanilla Extract
3/4 c Cacao Powder
3/4 c Water + any extra
to thin to desired consistency

Puree all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
Layer mousse with fresh pureed strawberries.
Serve chilled.

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