The following blog posts are categorized under Breakfasts

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Chocolate Banana Quinoa

  My son was iffy on quinoa until I began adding chocolate and banana to it (surprise, right?). Now this is one of his favorite breakfasts. Quinoa provides a balanced…

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. And yet venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body neutralizes in order to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to re-balance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods…

pancakes

Breakfast is served

  I find myself preparing more breakfast meals this time of year. There are kids home from school, our friends and family filling the spare rooms, and a need for…

pumpkin

DYNS Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

  Pumpkin mania arrived at the farm last weekend, as my son and his buddies fell in love with these delicious Pumpkin Pancakes. I love their gluten free, chewy flavor—even…

green juice

Savvy Smoothie: DYNS Style

  This smoothie is a DYNS Team staple, and a great way to use extra zucchini from the garden. We all agree that it has a real kick, and is,…

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Green Juice Power

  The following is an excerpt from my book; Discover Your Nutritional Style, available here. This my basic green juice recipe, the foundation drink for all Nutritional Styles. The greens…

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Watermelon-Strawberry Lassi

  As I was cutting a ripe watermelon today, and continued to carve the sweet melon from it’s rind (and carve and carve and carve…), I realized that I was…

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Spring Pink Smoothie: Beet, Strawberry, and Ginger

  Enjoy this seasonal smoothie with tender beets and the first berries of spring. I’m crazy for the color, and sometimes I just make it to admire it’s beauty. Ingredients:…

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Lucuma Green Smoothie

  Lucuma is a superfood after my own heart. It’s sweet, nutritious and tastes subtly like maple. It’s also low glycemic, yet packed with nutritional benefits, like iron, zinc and…

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Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

  Pomegranate seeds were always so challenging for me to get to, and messy too, until the healthy market near my home starting selling them fresh. Call me lazy, but…

 
 
 
 
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