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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!

 

Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009q Energy-Saving Outlet Review October 30, 2012

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I am an amazon fanatic (if you haven’t noticed,) and I have fallen in love with amazons green page. Which is natural considering I write a green blog =p. So when I saw that they have a set of products designed to save energy with our plugs, I was immediately excited. This means around christmas time when my computer is not being used, this neat device will put it in power save mode. This is essential for me, because around this time of year my electric bill sky rockets. Even the rest of the year I can have peace of mind, and wont worry about shutting off each appliance. This is great for washers and dryers as well, which aren’t used all the time, but always plugged in. Check it out for yourself, I included consumer reviews as well so you can see which type of module would suit you best! =]

 

 

 

Consumer reviews: very helpful in deciding which product. =]

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Conserve-Socket-F7C009q-Energy-Saving/product-reviews/B003P2UMS0/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

 

Solar USB Charger October 18, 2012

After buying this, I will never rely on an outlet again!! I was skeptical at first, but I have been reading into it, and I see that it is compatible with many things, my cell phone, ipad, everything. I am so excited, and to think I could getit from amazon!! Score!!

 

Homemade Cake Pops!! Mmmmm!! October 3, 2012

I Found this recipe on cake pops and had to share!! I know its not organic like the other recipes, but i know you will enjoy!!

 

Cake Ball Mix

 

What you need
1 batch red velvet cake                                                                                        8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary)

Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. The cake should be moist for it to stick together. It’s best to let it cool overnight at least. When it is completely cool, break the cake into a large bowl. Crumble it with forks or your fingers until it is in fine crumbs.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until smooth. Pour into the cake crumbs and mix with a spoon. Then continue mixing with your fingers, kneading and mixing until fully incorporated into the cake. Check to see if it will roll into a ball.

When the mix is completely done, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. You can leave the mix refrigerated for several days at this point. I left mine in the fridge for about three days before making the balls. You could probably also freeze this.

Making Cake Pops

What you need
Lollipop sticks (found at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, or other craft stores)
12 ounces chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate bark
Edible wax, optional
Colored sugars, candies, and other decorative sprinkles

How to make the balls
Prepare two large baking sheets by covering with wax paper or parchment. Take a bit of the cake mixture and roll it into a smooth ball. If you want to use the lollipop sticks, stick one into the end of each ball, pointing upward, as you put the ball back down on the sheet. [Note: I cut the long lollipop sticks in half; they seemed a little long for the size of the balls.] Repeat until you’ve used up all the mixture. As each sheet fills up, put it in the freezer so that the balls harden.

How to decorate the cake pops
Melt chocolate or white chocolate in a double boiler on the stove. If you want to make the coating a little more resistant to melting, add a small square of wax to the pot and let it melt too. Stir well. Dip each ball into the chocolate until covered.

Dip in sugar, coconut, sprinkles, or anything else you’d like to decorate with. Put it back on the sheet to harden.

Don’t refrigerate these; it will cause the coating to weep or melt. They can be frozen, however.

 

Bamboo Skateboards August 30, 2012

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I came across this right now, and thought immediately of posting it, mainly for the coolness factor. These are skateboards and longboards that are made from bamboo, They look pretty strong and smooth. Too bad im not better at skateboarding. ;]

 
bamboosk8

 

Coconut Oil for Soft and Shiny Hair August 28, 2012

I have been doing more research of olive oil and coconut oil for the hair.

Coconut oil revitalizes your hair with an abundance of shiny

and healthy!! I have yet to try it, but i am positive it will make a difference to my hair!!

 So excited!!

 

 

Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe August 27, 2012

 

My love for organic recipes did not stop there!! I have been searching for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe!!! And found it!  Enjoy! =]

 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup organic butter
  • 1/2 cup organic white sugar
  • 1 cup packed organic brown sugar
  • 1 egg- organic,
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached organic flour
  • 2 cups organic chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

 

Directions:

Turn on oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Grease cookie pan, or use wax paper on cookie sheet.

Add and mix all dry ingredients in one bowl (flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt)

Add butter and mix with mixer(or by hand)

Add egg and vanilla, and dough should be forming not too dry, not too wet.

Add chocolate chips!!

Take a teaspoon or dough at a time and shape cookies into small spheres.

Line cookies on greased pan and pop into the oven.

Cook for about 8-10 mins, or until golden brown.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did!!

 

 
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