My Antioxidant Levels

I was very excited today when a friend of mine offered to check my ‘Antioxidant Levels’, as with my “Cancer Project” they shouldn’t be too crash-hot. He told me that the average Australian rates somewhere between 30,000 and 39,000. Having been on a very healthy diet for the past five months, I knew I was on the right track, but also that I haven’t yet “beaten” the cancer. Maybe I’m in remission, but definitely I am better than I was in October.

Well, I think we were both pleasantly surprised, when my reading came back at 64,000! Not bad for a ‘cancer chick’…I’ll keep up the good diet and with the Cure Cancer in 90 days, I might look into a Raw Diet…

Sweet Potato Brownies

5-Ingredient Anti-Inflammatory Sweet Potato Brownies With Almond Butter, Cocoa, And Maple Syrup

Sweet potato:

  • Naturally sweet AND improves regulation of blood sugar

    • If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, the sweetness of sweet potato may fool you into believing it’s bad for your pancreas; however, sweet potatoes improve blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, regardless of their seemingly high Glycemic Index (GI)
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

    • Anthocyanin (what makes a sweet potato orange) is full of anti-inflammatory health benefits. These benefits are found in brain and nerve tissue throughout the body
  • Vitamins and Minerals

    • Sweet potatoes are FULL of vitamins A and C (which makes them great for your immune system). They also have vitamin B6, B1, B2, and B3
    • Sweet potatoes are also full of manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy.

Did you know:

Maple syrup contains 54 antioxidants that help prevent diseases caused by free radicals such as DIABETES and CANCER? Amazing!



Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • Handful of carob chips (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a small cake/loaf pan
  2. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup
  3. In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, melted nut butter and maple syrup, and cocoa powder and mix well
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Pour mixture into greased pan and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing and refrigerating

These brownies are best when cooled completely. Store in fridge or freezer and ENJOY!

Try this recipe and let us know how it goes!

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Happy Healthy Holistic Living!

Breakfast: a Golden Milkshake without milk

TURMERIC MILKSHAKE
Author: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN
Recipe type: dessert, breakfast
Prep time:  10 mins
Total time:  10 mins
Serves: 1-2
A thick, creamy, inflammation fighting milkshake made with coconut milk, bananas, and turmeric. VGN, GF, Paleo
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon, adjust to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt, adjust to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Using a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Adjust all seasonings to taste.
  2. Enjoy immediately and garnish with optional toasted coconut and additional dashes of cinnamon.