Today’s discovery was just how hot and peppery Radish sprouts are. Tasty – they really are.
Have you ever cleaned your teeth with a stick?
I was recently looking for some supplementation but wanted to go for organic products. Organic, natural nutrition, to give more energy with vitamins, minerals or similar. Something of a natural tonic. Looking among our selection I was drawn to the ‘Green foods’ , barley or wheat grass powder. The Amisa brand are certified organic by the Organic Food Federation.
Barley Grass was everything I was looking for plus antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, active enzymes and chlorophyll, it is an exceptional food and has been recognised as the most nutritious of all plant foods. Testimonials say that after taking powdered barley grass daily for as little as one week, users report an increase in energy, better looking hair, skin and nails and increased regularity – all signs of good nutrition. Barley grass is harvested at about a foot high, at its peak when it contains all the vitamins, minerals and proteins we need. Generally barley grass has 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 5 times more iron than spinach, 10 times more calcium than cows milk and plenty of Vit B12 and live enzymes including the anti-oxidant superoxide dismutase, the one that is hailed as the anti-aging enzyme. In fact, barley grass powder is the best natural source of this enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). It is also alkaline, as opposed to most of what we eat in our western processed food diets which is acidic, so helps our ph balance.
Wheat grass is similar to barley grass in many respects as it contains chlorophyll (nature’s most health promoting nutrient), 20 amino acids, several hundred different unique enzymes, loads of minerals, vitamins and other important nutrients. This nutrition packed powder is ideal for dieters, athletes and people on the go who want to maintain a healthy immune system, those under the weather or with a poor appetite or simply anyone who wants that extra boost.
Green foods are fantastic supplements for those suffering from leaky gut syndrome or similar, as they are generally non-allergenic and ensure you get your amino acids, dietary fibre and other essential phyto chemicals.
Today I’m working at home, the house is a little chilly, it’s getting dark far too early and the frost is in the air. It makes me think of warming soups. I am going to make some to eat now and some extra to freeze in single portion pots for my lunches. Digging around I’ve found this recipe for lentil soup. The chilli gives it a great kick and overall this is a metabolism booster. Perhaps you will care to join me. Home made soups are one of my passions, so if you have any favourite recipes please send them to me.
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 small piece fresh ginger
1 can chopped tomatoes 1 tsp mustard seeds (whole or ground) / wholegrain (Dijon) mustard1 pinch chilli powder, a chunk of fresh chilli, or 2 tsp of chilli pesto depending on your taste buds1 tsp ground turmeric1 ltr vegetable stock
small bunch fresh coriander leaves/stalks