Friday, October 23, 2015

Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt (optional)
  • herbs or spices (optional)--ideas are pepper, garlic, parsley, cinnamon, basil, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, etc. Be creative! 
Preheat oven to 400° F. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/8 inch thick rounds. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and/or other herbs or spices. Bake at 375° for 20-30 minutes (depending on desired crispness). Makes 4 servings.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Health Benefits of Eating Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic, Unfiltered)

  1. Suppresses appetite.
  2. Increases metabolism.
  3. Reduces water retention.
  4. Increases insulin sensitivity.
  5. Helps keep blood sugar levels balanced.
  6. Soothes sore throats.
  7. Prevents indigestion.
  8. Soothes tummy troubles.
  9. Helps with sinus drainage.
  10. Boosts energy.
  11. Fights bad breath.
  12. Has anti-inflammatory properties.
  13. May lower cholesterol.
  14. May lower triglyceride levels.
  15. May help fight cancer.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Lift: The Power of Service

Our own soul is healed as we reach outward and lift others.

See how this happened with an inspiring group of men who serve their neighbor every night with no end in sight.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

You Never Know How Much Good You Do

When your days feel like this, just remember that you're doing a lot more good than you realize. Keep it up!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Banana Nut Milk

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter or 28 grams raw nuts
Blend ingredients on high until smooth.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Health Benefits of Apples

  1. Curb a variety of cancers.
  2. Improve neurological health.
  3. Fight Alzheimer's and other effects of brain aging.
  4. Protect against Parkinson's.
  5. Decrease risk of diabetes.
  6. Reduce bad cholesterol.
  7. Fight plaque buildup in arteries.
  8. Prevent gallstones.
  9. Help beat diarrhea and constipation
  10. Boost your immune system
  11. Reduce risk of stroke.
  12. Helps heal respiratory issues.
  13. Lower risk of asthma.
  14. Provide anti-inflammatory benefits to cardiovascular system.
  15. Slow down carbohydrate absorption.
  16. Useful in treating anemia.
  17. Improve function of beneficial bacteria in large intestine.
  18. Improve insulin effectiveness.
  19. Prevent macular degeneration.
  20. Improve eyesight.
  21. High in antioxidants.
  22. Keep you feeling full longer.
  23. Speed up metabolism.
  24. Increase muscle.
  25. Increase brown fat.
  26. Reduce inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gout.
  27. Keep skin looking younger.
  28. Give you vigor and vitality.
  29. Detoxify the body.
Granny Smith variety are especially good for you.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Do Your Little Bit to Uplift the World

Just think how much difference we could make if we all reached out a little more and tried to lift our fellow-beings. Please, think of a way to help someone today and tell us about it in the comments :-)