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Chia Pudding Detox

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Toni Julian, health advocate, author and creator of TONI’S Protein Meals

I’m excited to share a recipe with you based on one of my most favorite power foods, the mighty chia seed. These tiny seeds are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, fiber, Omega 3 healthy fats and protein to boost the immune system.

Chia sees were prized by the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, and it was used as a ritualistic offering to their gods, as well as for medicinal purposes.

Today, they are available at most specialty food markets. Have you ever sprouted a chia seed? It’s simple, just stir it into fluid and watch it absorb within about 15 minutes. This property makes the chia seed a perfect go-to healthy detox ingredient and delicious pudding. The fiber and gelatinous substance helps absorb toxins, fights constipation and the fiber will help keep you, ahem, regular.

  • The mighty chia helps remove toxins from the colon to help the process of detoxification
  • The Omega 3 fatty acids strengthen the immune system
  • Chia seeds are anti-inflammatory and reduce pain and inflammation
  • Absorb up to 30 times their weight in moisture for improved hydration

 

Chia Pudding

3 cups unsweetened almond milk

2/3 cup chia seeds

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

2 packets Truvia or Stevia (optional for sweetness)

Switch it up! Add a tablespoon of cacao powder and mint extract instead of cinnamon and vanilla, or add your own mix-ins!

Place all ingredients in a sealable glass container. A mason jar works best so you can give it a good shake to blend all the ingredients. Keep refrigerated and help yourself to a bowl of yummy deliciousness anytime you need a quick energy boost. It keeps fresh for up to a week, if it’s not eaten first!

If you’re interested in more healthy, detoxifying, energy-boosting superfoods, check out TONI’S Hot Protein Meals here and get 25% off my sampler pack. (Use promo code DOUBLEFUEL). They are the perfect balance of lean protein–18 grams– complex carbohydrates for high fiber, and a full serving of Omega-3 fatty acids in each meal.

Please share this with your friends who are interested stepping up their wellness game!

From my heart to yours,

Toni Julian is a nationally renowned health advocate, nutrition adviser, fitness expert, and author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time, as well as a 50-something mom of four!  She is also the creator of TONI’S High Performance Meals, a complete and healthy hot protein meal with 18 grams of protein and that’s ready in minutes. Get your sampler pack here and use promo code DOUBLEFUEL for 25% off!

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LOVELY LEMONS: Balance Your Body by Doing This One Simple Thing

Lemon Stars

Try this simple recipe to make sure you always have the benefits of lemons all year-round!

{Check out my BIG BANG LEMONADE recipe below!}

A lemon is a superfood! Ingesting both the juice of a lemon and its essential oil can prevent and fight a multitude of diseases and afflictions. It has anti-oxidant properties, balances pH, and speeds up the healing process. One common myth is that lemons are acidic to the body. While they are a citrus fruit and have many of the acidic properties of its cousins, our bodies actually process it differently. We actually become more alkaline and balanced when we digest lemon juice! Amazing, no?

Ingesting lemon juice and its oil is good for:

  • Colds and flu
  • Coughs
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Hiccup
  • Immunity
  • Increased healing/recovery
  • Kidney stones
  • Laryngitis
  • Pregnancy complaints
  • Skin cancer
  • Sore throat
  • Tumors

As you can imagine, there are a host of benefits from lemons if you consider the other effects that result from a balanced pH and a healthier, detoxed body:

  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Mental clarity
  • Positivity
  • Weight loss
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Lessens inflammation/pain
  • Lessens hair loss
  • Reduced allergies
  • Less likely to contract illnesses such as colds, virus, fungal infections
  • Your body becomes an inhospitable environment for cancer to grow

I have discovered an excellent way to get the full benefits of the entire lemon: juicing! Juicers will extract the juice AND oils from the lemon and rind. The various beneficial chemicals and vitamins present in lemons are usually lost in the juicing process when making lemonade because we don’t consider the whole lemon! Undiluted lemon juice weighs in at only 7 calories per ounce.

Lemon Stars

Have fun making little “cube-lets” with unique ice cube trays. These frozen lemon stars are about half the size of a regular ice cube so perfect for individual servings.

I usually stock up when lemons are in season and freeze the juiced liquid into ice cubes. Look at the difference juicing makes in the next picture. You can see the oils stream off the cube as it disintegrates into a really tasty lemon galaxy!

Lemon Galaxy

Watch your frozen stars dissolve to create your own thirst-quenching lemon galaxy!

 

It is super simple to save an entire year’s worth of cubes. Wash whole lemons, remove the stems, and cut them into pieces that will easily fit into the mouth of your juicer (usually just cut in half). Juice the lemons carefully and pour the liquid into ice cube trays. After they are frozen, transfer the cubes into a gallon Ziploc bag and store in your freezer. It takes a small amount of preparation, and it ensures that you won’t ever be short of lemon water at the gym, or work, or wherever!

Try my easy recipe for life-sustaining

Big Bang Lemonade!

1 lemon cube

16 oz water, preferably in a glass container

Your chosen sweetener (optional), like honey, stevia, etc.

Plop the cube-let and sweetener into your glass of water and stir until fully dissolved.  Drink up the goodness!

Lemonade

Toni Julian is a Northern California-based health advocate and nutrition advisor, fitness expert, author of BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time and creator of Toni’s OatMEAL–Healthy and Completely Balanced Meal Solutions. For more information visit ToniJulian.com

For more healthy and easy recipes, check out BITE ME! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time