Kombucha brewing should be easy, which you realize after you’ve done it awhile, seeing it survive many adverse conditions! Now I just brew sweet tea right in a pre-warmed canning jar (cheap kind might break). Stir in last batch o’ kombucha, decant right into a bottle- 1st & last ferment in one! (It still takes 3-4 weeks to finish, but skips a step 🙂 )
Posts Categorized: 1. Healthy Style (Snacks, Meal-Replacements)
Quest bars: all the rage with many body-builders, paleo-happy types, & for many seeking low-carb solutions to cravings. For me, Quest bars seem OK. But just in a pinch. (Then again, I am in a pinch sometimes!)
I’d never heard of Vitafiber. Or Quest bars. I don’t run with the crowd that works out at the gym and buys muscle-building supplements! But I do get a lot of exercise, and hitch a ride on the Paleo bandwagon often enough, so Nolan’s interests and mine do intersect at points. Not to mention the frugal quality- saving money can be a driving force for me!
Even my skeptical son enjoyed these. A mix of frozen strawberries, coconut, and honey, dipped in bittersweet chocolate (just coconut oil, butter, honey, and cocoa powder). So good!
Mix all your super-fruits & fave herbs into one power-packed Protein Powder Mix. Make it yourself w/quality ingredients- don’t pay extra for cheaper filler ingredients!
Try making kombucha with the “continuous brew” method, to save time. Also, use a “sweetened tea concentrate”, if you haven’t had time to brew more tea every day. Oh, and use black tea!
If you buy cacao nibs in bulk and need a great recipe for them, try this! By toasting the nibs, they process smooth (without chunks). Like butta! Healthy too- no sugar, just dried fruits, nuts, coconut oil…
Maybe you only have a few ingredients on hand. That’s OK! This super-delicious “fudge” recipe is made with just cocoa powder, coconut oil, dates, and nuts. So easy!
Water kefir’s different that milky kefir. The grains grow in sugar water with a touch of molasses added. The kefir grains eat up the sugars and leave a fermented drink high in probiotics. A more economical probiotic than bottled ones, too, made with simple ingredients and an easy method. How cool is that?!
Update: I think Michael Pollan has made a great point, about how raw foods don’t always release as many nutrients as properly cooked foods (article here). So I toast my raw cacao nibs first, for 10-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven (and then 10 more minutes with the oven off), until darker-colored. They then…
Rich with raw cacao nibs, this nourishing snack satisfies the chocoholic seeking health. The coconut oil (or cream) used in this is also rich in MCTs (medium-chain-triglycerides), which are a great fuel for the brain. Use virgin coconut oil or other fine products from specialty and health food stores: “coconut cream concentrate”, “coconut spread” or…