Makes about 2 dozen. No one but YOU has to know there is a can of beans in these cookies! ½ cup flour of choice (whole wheat pastry, spelt, garbanzo, etc) 1 tsp non-aluminum baking powder 1 tsp powdered peanut butter (optional) ½ tsp salt 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained ¼ cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, almond, rice, etc) ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp golden flax seed, ground (use a coffee grinder to grind)
Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals 1 and 2. For information, find Amazing Meals on Facebook or email: email@example.com
1 cup uncooked millet 4 cups pineapple juice (or blended juice of choice) ½ cup water 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice (divided use) 2/3 cup raw cashews, rinsed and drained ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup agave nectar or preferred sweetener (or to taste) 1 Tbsp vanilla extract ½ tsp salt
Thank you to Ashley Palmer, “Munchy” and 86Lemons.com for contributing ideas and recipes. Local chef Laurie Rice says these ‘bites’ and dip are “So good you’ll slap yourself!” SPICY BUFFALO BITES: 1 cup water or unsweetened almond/soy milk (I used 1/2 cup of each) 1 cup flour (any kind, even gluten-free!) 2 tsp garlic powder 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
Jill Ovnik is a certified food educator and culinary instructor for The Cancer Project, a not-for profit organization based in Washington D.C., a Food For Life Instructor for www.PCRM.org and the founder of www.vegangal.com
It is estimated that 75-80% of adult Americans have a magnesium deficiency which can occur when our bodies don’t get enough of this important mineral from the foods we eat. Drinking dark colored sodas reduces magnesium levels because they contain phosphates which bind to magnesium and make it unavailable to the body. Magnesium deficiency can also be caused by stress.
Potential health issues that can be caused by magnesium deficiency include: hypertension, kidney & liver damage, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, restless leg syndrome, insomnia & trouble sleeping, tooth cavities and recurring bacterial or fungal infections.
Many doctors recommend 400 mg of magnesium per day. Talk to your doctor to find out what is best for you because having the proper amount of magnesium: • Helps increase energy • Calms nerves & anxiety • Helps with digestion by relieving constipation • Relieves muscle aches & spasms • Regulates levels of calcium, potassium & sodium • Prevents migraine headaches
Did You Know... ?
• This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value, often referred to as “healthy fat.” • Contain more potassium than a banana • Loaded with fiber & antioxidants • Can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels • May help prevent cancer • May help you lose weight
• A single 3.5 ounce serving of avocado boasts: Vitamin K: 26% of RDA Folate: 20% of RDA Vitamin D: 17% of RDA Potassium: 14% of RDA B5: 14% of RDA B6: 13% of RDA Vitamin E: 10% of RDA