I have a little tip for you today, on how to make your own almond (peanut,cashew or any kind of nut) butter.
The ones from the stores are loaded with sugar, vegetable oil, salt and preservatives. You don’t need that stuff!!
It is so simple to make it, that you will be amazed! 🙂
How to do it:
Silk your natural unsalted almonds (2-3 cups) overnight
Place them in the food processor and start to process
After 10 minutes it starts to stick to the side of your blender, so stop for a while and mix it with a spatula
Process it again for about 10 more minutes, till it starts to be like a cream
At the end you can add if you want a little honey, vanilla or cinnamon.
And here you go, your almond butter is ready. You can eat it with apple slices, you can make smoothies with bananas and almond butter, almond butter granola bars, flour less almond butter healthy cookies and so on.
Today I have for you a quick and very nutritious breakfast/ brunch recipe.
If you are an avocado fan, than this recipe is definitely for you! These avocado cups are very easy to make, you can pop them in the oven while you shower. The healthy fats and protein from the eggs gives you long lasting energy and the creaminess of the avocado is so great with egg.
You can top it with whatever you like, cheese, cherry tomatoes, pesto or olives. I topped them with some Roquefort cheese and green onions, and I have to tell you, they turned out fabulous!
Here is what you need:
1 ripe avocado
salt and pepper
Topping as you wish: green onion, cheese, dried tomatoes or some hot salsa, just be creative!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pit. Put avocados open side up in a baking dish. If they are small avocados, scoop out a little to make more room.
Crack an egg in each avocado half and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are done
Top with desired toppings while still hot and enjoy!
Hope you will try it out and come back and thank me for it 🙂
Smoked salmon with sesame seeds, parsley, lime juice and olive oil.
(in the pic it is served with fresh radish)
SOMETHING ABOUT OMEGA 3 FATS
Why i should eat fats? Aren’t they bad? No, not all the fats are bad; fats can be “good” (unsaturated fats) or “bad” (saturated fats).
Omega3’s are “essential” fatty acid, because they are necessary for you body health and they must be included in your daily diet.
What do they do for us? Why should i eat them?
They are very healthy because:
helps to reduce plaque build up and blood clots in arteries that bring blood to the brain
keep low the bad cholesterol level
keep high the body’s calcium levels, reducing the incidence of bone loss
help you to be happy and smart! Nerve cells communicate better if you have good levels of omega 3. People who are deficient in omega 3’s may suffer from depression
are good for your skin, alleviating symptoms like acne and psoriasis.
help your heart, keeping the arteries clean
reduce the pain associated with menstruation
help to prevent colon, breast, and prostate cancers. All these kind of cancers have been connected with low levels of omega-3’s.
Hope you find here some good information, and try my salmon recipe too.