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Benefits of Almond Milk – Life changing steps June 14, 2014

almond milk

 

 

Almond Milk is a great alternative to traditional cow milk, and has been used for centuries this way. It happens with a process of Almonds soaked and shelled, then blended to create a milk that is off the charts for nutrition. This milk is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E and the flavonoids help clear free radicals from the body. Free radicals are cancer causing and damage causing agents that damage your DNA, cells and proteins. It is important to eat foods that will clear these free radicals from the body.

Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk contains no cholesterol and no saturated fats, so it won’t damage your cardiovascular system. Almond milk is also high in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower your levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and protect your heart. You’ll also enjoy the other benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, such as improved cognitive function.

These vitamins and minerals are packed inside Almond Milk, unlike Cow milk.

  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Selenium

I transitioned from buying cow milk to only almond milk 6 months ago. This was honestly the best change in my diet, it really created a better foundation for my body for my mornings protein shakes. Everyday I just simply felt better, and I never felt the bloated feeling again from cow milk. I decided to put it to the test. First I tried a bowl of cereal, and score! It tasted delicious and normal. Then next I made pasta that needed a bit of milk in it, it came out completely the same no taste differences! So it passed my vote on all levels for health. Of course cow milk has its own nurtrients, but I like the benefits the almond milk has to offer!

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Top 5 eco gifts for kids 2012 December 19, 2012

Top 5 Green Toys from Amazon

I was surprised to see that Amazon has a whole green section with all eco related products!!
When I saw this, all I could think was score! SO I set out to find the best toys for kids this year,
that are BPA free and eco in some way or another.

1.)
HaPe International E-Racer Suzuka – Green


Made from Bamboo, a renewable resource
Tiny environmental impact
Every part that can logically be made from Bamboo is made from Bamboo
Suzuka Model is Green (ALSO IN RED AND BLUE)
Sleek design

2.)Dandelion Hand Crocheted Ring Rattle

Individually crocheted by hand and signed by the artisan
Easy to grasp, soft rattle sound
Baby’s first toy
Rattle is filled with natural fibers made from corn (PLA)
Machine wash and tumble dry
(also comes in a panda bear, cat, frog, or bumble bee)

3.)Plan Toys Dancing Alligator

PlanToys is the first company to manufacture toys using wood from rubber trees that no longer provide Latex
PlanToys practices the three RS of Green Living: Reduce Reuse and recycle our manufacturing processes are designed to reduce waste and save energy
Plantoys creates innovative educational toys for every developmental stage of childhood
Plantoys are made from non-toxic natural materials such as organic rubberwood
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
The plan toys dancing alligator is an awesome accessory for your child’s play collection

4.)Plan Toy Oval Xylophone

Solid wooden mallet strikes the bars to produce melodious pleasant notes
Five Bars To Produce Five Different Notes
Children Can Associate Colors With Different Notes For Easy Composition
Reinforce A Child’s Natural Sense Of Harmony And Rhythm
This Toy Is Made From All Natural Organic Recycled Rubber Wood And Water Based Dyes

5.)Mini Dumper

Green dumper
Miniature wooden dump truck
Dumper that goes up and down
Truck driver included
Made from rubberwood, non-toxic water based paints as well as biodegradable fabrics

 

Eco Lunch Boxes October 3, 2012

I don’t have any kids yet, but I know I am gonna get one of these for my man. =] he could use one of these everyday at work!!

eco lunch boxes

 

Treehugger!! May 24, 2012

I love this site so much. It really gives you the feel of that community share of greenness. If you haven’t checked it out lately, it defiantly is worth it!! Loads of information from reports on global warming, to handmade items. I cant get enough!!

 

Also, there will be more recipes to come!! =] summer yumm!

 

Happy Mothers Day 2011 May 8, 2011

 

Happy Mothers Day!!

To all the mothers that work so hard every day, I hope you take today off to remind yourselves of how special you are! Let everything be stress free!!

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Earth Day 2011 April 22, 2011

So I would say, for my green blog this is the most important day of the year. Its a day of helping the earth and making a difference. Wether its big or small, anything you do can make a change. Its days like this, where I think of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, still affecting the wildlife, or the radiation leak from the recent Japan earthquake that has millions of people out of their homes.

I just have to think about the power of positivity, and thought. If everyone thought a way of making the earth better, and healing itself, maybe it would. The effects of thought might look small but it is important to believe that words and thoughts can empower a human being to change their surroundings. Its all so complicated to explain, but even more to understand. The point is, teach good things to the next generation, about using organic ingredients, cleaning up the trash they leave, to think postitivly, and to love the earth, because the earth gives us life.

I am thankful for life, everyday I think how strange life is, and how I could make a difference. I hope this blog makes a difference in the lives out there. That would be  great.  I post this stuff, not for my own good (as I already have it in my head) but to teach or enlighten others out there. Being green isn’t about focusing just on earth, it’s about focusing on the lifestyle you live and how you can make it better.

Happy Earth Day 2011.

 

Oh Earth Day. 10 ways to help the earth. April 21, 2011

Here are some ideas for tomorrow, some are simple, some are complicated. I made a list of my top ten favorites!

1.)Plant a Tree- Anywhere, at home, a street, anywhere it seems fit.

2.)Use organic only products all day-anything from cleaning to cooking, maybe don’t eat take out for the day.

3.)Clean a river, lake, stream, highway, field, desert or trash. This is easiest wherever is closest to you.

.4)Create a drawing contest or coloring contest for the community.

5.)Create an eco-thon. Like a race, but where the proceeds go to a charity.

6.)Give Enivronmental Hero awards tothe people doing the most in your city.

7.)Hold a concert. Its easy to book bands these days of craigslist.

8.)Ask your grocery store manager for 500 paper bags. Have kids at a school marker them with an earth. On Earth Day have the grocers pass them out instead of plain ones.

9.)Create an Earth Day Mural. Really nice because art in a community is important.

10.)Write a Earth Day Article. =)

 

 
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