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ENZYMES! The Most Important Element to Vibrant Health

February 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Cleansing & Health

Enzymes are it!

They are the energy spark of all life.  They are what make life possible.  We would not be able to smell, touch, taste, feel, move or think without them!  Did you know that we are all born with the ability to make only a limited number of enzymes throughout our whole life, and that number is based on our DNA?  This is called our “ENZYME POTENTIAL,” according to Dr. Edward Howell, “the father of food enzyme research”. Howell compares enzymes to construction workers that build your house.  They are the labor force that build and sustain your body.  Our limited amount of enzyme activity must last us a lifetime… once we run low, we begin to age and diseases may form.  Once we run out, our life ends.  I’ve come to learn that in order to increase longevity, vibrant health and overall quality of life, we need to preserve and increase our enzyme potential.  Here’s the deal:

Explosively Flavorful Flax Cracker Recipe

December 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Food & Recipes

Explosively Flavorful Flax Crackers
As many of you know, I LOVE dehydrated crunchy crackers made from sprouted grains and seeds.  The following recipe is one of my favorite cracker concoctions made with flax seeds!  Flax seeds are a fabulous source of vegan protein, omega 3’s and fiber.  It is important to eat them raw for maximum benefits, and definitely soak them for a few hours beforehand to release the enzyme inhibitors, which make the nutrients more readily available and easier to absorb.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, now is the time to get one!  This recipe is quick and easy, and loaded with flavor.  The dehydrating process as opposed to baking, retains almost 100% of the nutritional content of the food.  If you need a dehydrator, I recommend the Excalibur 5 or 9 tray with paraflexx sheets.  You can order them through Green Your SPIRIT (415)-272-8885.
So on with the recipe:
Ingredients:
(yields 9 trays)
3 1/2 cups flax seeds (soaked for a at least 3 hours)
4 sweet red peppers
3 carrots
3 tomatoes
2 stalks Celery
1/2 red onion
3-4 cloves garlic
3 TBS lemon
3 TBS chili powder
Cayenne powder- I like it spicy… use as much as you like!
1/2 cup raisins
A squirt of Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup water
What to do:
1) Place all ingredients except flax seeds and pumpkin seeds in the food processor and mix well.  Add more water if needed.
2) Add the soaked flax seeds and processes again.
3) Pour into a bowl and stir in pumpkin seeds
4) Spread evenly on paraflexx sheets
5) Score the size of the crackers you like
6) Dehydrate on 105 overnight, then flip crackers over and remove paraflexx sheets
7)  Dehydrate again until desired crispiness
8) Store in air-tight container, or just eat ’em up warm and fresh!

PC020041As many of you know, I LOVE crunchy dehydrated crackers made from sprouted grains and seeds.  The following recipe is one of my favorite cracker concoctions made with flax seeds!  As you can see from the photo, Rudi likes them too!

Chia Seed Pudding and More!

November 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Food & Recipes

ChiaheartChia is the Mayan word for strength, and Indians in Southern Mexico know chia seeds as “Indian Running Food.” In the raw food world, chia seeds are being hailed as a near perfect food as they are easy to digest, promote healthy elimination, are the highest known plant source of the essential fatty acid, Omega 3, are between 19 to 23% protein and have lots of soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals.