A Super Superfood Breakfast

Superfood Breakfast Ingredients

When is good good enough? When it comes to nourishing our bodies, it makes sense to eat high-quality food—the best. Nutritionists agree that skimping on breakfast is a bad thing. When we rush out the door without breakfast, by mid-morning, we’re hungry, cranky, light-headed or worse. Developing a reliable breakfast routine is one of the basic building blocks of a healthy day. Continue reading

10 Reasons to Eat Flax Seed Every Day

Photo of Flax Flowers

Flax, Linum usitatissimum, originated somewhere east of the Mediterranean and west of India and has been used to make linen since the days of ancient Egypt. The long, strong and flexible fibers of the plant’s stem create soft and durable fabric that only becomes softer and more lustrous with age.

Eating flax seed for health is a relatively new idea in this country. Scandinavian people have known its benefits for years, but the tiny, nutrient rich seeds didn’t become popular in this country until the late 1990s. Until then, most of us thought flax was for making linseed oil and linen.

Flax seed is a superfood, so packed with nutrients and fiber that it’s worth including in the diet every day. Continue reading

Drinking the Green Smoothie Cool-Aid

Photo of blender with fruit

Was I motivated by the prospect of  having an easy way to have green vegetables for breakfast? Or, was it the promise improving my health through better nutrition? Was it all the compelling information I’d been reading about the benefits of eating raw food? The prospect of using my bountiful supply of green vegetables and frozen berries in a new and endlessly creative way? The fun of drinking the green smoothie cool-aid I’d been hearing such a buzz about?

All of those things, and more, nudged me to purchase a high-speed blender. Continue reading