No Bake Buckwheat Oats for Breakfast

No Bake Buckwheat Oats for Breakfast

For an easy, no bake breakfast, soak raw buckwheat oat groats overnight and rinse over a mesh strainer for perfect oatmeal. This meal is rich in nutrients, digests easily, and leaves us feeling light. The energy that would be spent on breaking down heavier meals like eggs and toast is energy we want to instead hold on to. We need that energy to wake up! Despite it's name, buckwheat is a wheat-less, gluten-free grain. It comes from a plant that is related to thick-steamed, leafy rhubarb. 

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Janny's Dairy-free Summer Freeze Bowl

Janny's Dairy-free Summer Freeze Bowl

It is a warm, summer evening, and you are looking for a great dessert. Try this cold, yummy Summer Freeze Bowl, which is free of dairy (unlike other favorite summer treats)! You might be wondering, why we trying to eliminate dairy from our diet? In Dr. Fuhrman's book Eat to Live, he says this about dairy: "There are many good reasons not to consume dairy. For example, there is a strong association between dairy lactose and ischemic heart disease. There is also a clear association between high-growth-promoting foods such as dairy products and cancer. There is a clear association between milk consumption and bladder, prostate, colorectal, and testicular cancers." 

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Pomegranate Summer Salad

Pomegranate Summer Salad

As we move into the summer, try making this lovely fruit salad, and take your lunch outdoors! Using the delicious and healthy pomegranate, this recipe helps you to incorporate one truly amazing fruit into your diet that has presented in major clinical research to aid in overall health. Scientists have found a component in pomegranates called punicalagin to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and remarkably, increase the pace in which heart blockages melt away. The fruit has been show to inhibit various types of cancers and to protect against cancer growth. As experts on the plant-based diet have been discovering for years, a diet rich in plant foods can both prevent and reverse illness, and the pomegranate is a popular summer food that certainly fits the bill.

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Balancing Blueberry Smoothie

Balancing Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are blood-tonic, brain-tonic, natural elixirs that prevent against the risk of many major chronic illnesses and support overall health. The phytochemicals and flavonoids in blueberries support the vascular system (your network of blood vessels) reducing levels of inflammation in the blood, keeping your system cool and balanced. For the brain, there is nothing like the blueberry. They sharpen focus, improve short-term memory, protect brain cells, and may even prevent the risk of mental illness. With the peak of the crop from May to August, now is the time to fill up on beautiful blueberries.

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Janny's Grand Granola

Janny's Grand Granola

Need a new breakfast food? Try Granola.

Bake at 300 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool well. I divide into individual small glass containers to take to work for my lunch, and I put the rest in a large glass container with a lid. I always store in the refrigerator.

Top with any or all of the following: organic raisins, cranberries, bananas, blueberries, apples, pineapples. Pour on almond or coconut milk.

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