Category Archives: Walnuts

SALADS FOR BREAKFAST?

Do you have BREAKFAST Confusion? My friends, please try to think outside of the box….because I have learned that eating the traditional way of American breakfasts is one of the main reasons WHY we are diabetic in this (ironically) rich Country of ours!! ! I can’t tell you how many people have asked me throughout the years what I recommend for breakfast.  There is NO possible way could I possibly eat sugared breakfasts like waffles, pancakes, or even cereal. Eating this old fashioned way will not bring you longevity. Here is what I eat about three times a week…..and the answer may shock you….

I eat Salads for breakfast. Yes, I do.

I eat a big green salad sometimes with some protein in the salad. I call them my POWER BREAKFASTS. Here’s a great salad that I love to eat ALL ORGANIC….in the Fall/Winter mornings:
1 cup Organic Pecans
1 cup Spinach
1 large Avocado
1 cup shredded Green Cabbage
1/2 cup Cranberries or Raisins
1 cup Quinoa (red or black is my favorite)
1 cup Broccoli
1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
1 or 2 LIMES (juiced)

Mix it all together and enjoy! During the Spring/Summertime I usually eat salads three times a week in the mornings and then use the rest of the week to drink green smoothies.When it becomes hotter in the spring/summertime remove so many of the nuts and replace with summertime veggies such as cucumber, celery, jicima, with also adding more spring lettuces.

Walnut milk with Pear juice

Linda Kordich makes a nutritious and delicious nut milk recipe, “Walnut milk with Pear”.
This drink is very beneficial to your health with anti-inflammatory properties
and it’s high in Omega 3 and Magnesium.  Here’s the recipe:

- 2 cups walnuts
- soak nuts overnight
- drain soaking water
- add 1 to 2 cups water while making the nut milk, depending on how thick
you like it.
- Add one pear, cut up.

Walnut Milk….Learn about Their Amazing Healing Properties!

by Linda Kordich on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:53pm

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Jay and I just made the BEST walnut milk tonic with our new Power Grind Pro Juicer
4 cups soaked organic walnut halves
2 cups purified water
2 organic apples
1 cup organic boysenberries
(soak your walnuts the night before) and start with the berries and 1 apple, then add the walnuts and water
and finish off with the last apple. Now you have an incredibly satisfying nut milk tonic that will sustain your hunger for many hours and greatly benefit your heart and brain!  Read below for more:
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Why walnuts?  For good reasons…..walnuts are incredibly good for our heart.  Please read the following:
Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E.  Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat – but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids, in particular, alpha-linolenic acid ALA) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, indeed, have significantly higher amounts of ALA omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.

More than a decade of scientific evidence shows that incorporating walnuts in a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel elasticity and plaque accumulation. Walnuts have also been shown to aid in the lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and the C-Reactive Protein (CRP). CRP was recently recognized as an independent marker and predictor of heart disease.
Here’s some GREAT info on Blackberries (Boysenberries)
Other Nutraceutical Values of Blackberries
Marionberry   Evergreen blackberry   Boysenberry   Anthocyanins  109-155 mg/100g   83-326 mg/100g  120-160 mg/100g  Ellagic Acid  5.83 mg/g dry wt  3.69 mg/g dry wt  5.98 mg/g dry wt  ORAC  28 umole TE/g  28 umole TE/g  42 umole TE/g  Catechins  1.4 mg/100g    Quercetin  0.5-3.5 mg/100g  Gallic Acid  3 mg/100 mg  2 mg/100 mg  9 mg/100g  Rutin   11 mg/100 mg  24 mg/100 mg Source: Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission
Nutritional Profile of Blackberries

Marionberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries and other blackberries are high in gallic acid, rutin and ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative, with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. With their dark blue color, blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits regularly tested. Blackberries are also rich in Vitamin C and fiber, which have been shown to help reduce the risks of certain cancers. Blackberries are low in calories, carbohydrates and have no fat, which makes them popular in low carb and low calorie diets.
High in Vitamin C and fiber both of which have been shown to help reduce the risks
of certain cancers.
Contains high levels of anthocyanins (83-326 mg/ 100g) which work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body and give berries their deep dark color.
The antioxidant level of foods can be measured as ORAC (Oxygen Radical
Absorption Capacity). The ORAC value of Evergreen blackberries is 28
µmoles/TE/g, slightly higher than blueberries.
Evergreen blackberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound shown to have
anti-carcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The ellagic acid levels of
Evergreen blackberries is 3.69 mg/g of dry weight.
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