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Do you soak your nuts?

Soak your nuts

Have you noticed recently that more recipes, especially smoothies, are recommend that you soak your nuts before you eat them?

Wondering what the story is?

Then read on and I will explain the why, how long and which nuts, seeds and grains should be soaked before you eat them.

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Superfruit Baobab and Pineapple Sherbert Smoothie

Baobab Smoothie

Have you heard of the superfruit Baobab?

The baobab fruit is one the most nutrient rich foods on the planet, containing fourteen essential vitamins and minerals. Baobab dries naturally on the tree branch. The pulp is separated from the seeds and sieved to produce a delicious, nutrient-dense, raw wholefood that when consumed will help revitalise, energise and boost your immune system. I like to add baobab to my smoothies as it gives it a lovely sherbert-ie taste.

I am fan of Baobab because it contains:

  • Six times more vitamin C than oranges
  • Twice as many antioxidants as gojiberries
  • More iron than red meet
  • Twice as much calcium as milk, and
  • Six times more potassium than bananas.

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Strawberry Oat Smoothie

Strawberry Oat Smoothie

If you are looking for a yummy way to maintain your optimum weight, then this strawberry oat smoothie has it all:

  • Chia seeds to give you omega-3
  • Strawberries that are low in calories, contain virtually no fat but are high in antioxidants, and
  • Oats to boost your protein.

Starting your day with a good, healthy supply of protein will help you to control your appetite (i.e.: lose weight), support your metabolism and assist your body with blood sugar regulation.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin pie smoothie

Do you still have pumpkins left over from halloween?

Then try this super nutritious smoothie recipe.

Pumpkins are a powerhouse of goodness for your health:

  • they contain Beta-carotene, a powerful cancer fighter and immune booster
  • they are rich in B-vitamins, which are good for your mood and for blood sugar control, plus
  • are low in sugar and high in fibre.

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