Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Great Opportunity to Be An Affiiate for an Important Upcoming Health/Wellness Docu Series


Live Longer Feel Better
You want to Live Longer and Feel Better?
I just got this in the email today and wanted to take a moment to connect you with this opportunity. I believe that it’s so important to help spread
meaningful health messages throughout our community
.  I get a lot of ads for promoting various "health messages" and video webinars, etc., in my email and have become quite selective... I think this is one opportunity you will want to explore!

Trevor King has produced a very important event which will run from Feb 1st to 10th 2018.Promotional period is from Jan 18- Jan 31st 2018. This is a ground breaking docu series promotion featuring well-known and respected experts & peers inside this industry (including one of my faves: Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr Eric Zielinski, Ty Bollinger, Andrew Saul, Sayer Ji, Chris Wark, Ocean Robbins,  Richard Rohr OFM, and many more, 38 in total… including some guys from Over the Pond that I don't know-- maybe it is their accent, but they sound wise-- hehe) 
 
Jackie Rey, Trevor’s JV Manager, can give you all the details about the mailing schedule and commissions payout, etc. You can sign up here to see even more info about the program and incentives: LIVE LONGER FEEL BETTER Affiliate Program

I will let you guys take it from here!

Cynthia (Organic Granny)

P.S. Don't be afraid to try this.  This is for 1st Time Affiliates only to the LiveLongerFeelBetter system.  That means that you will be  privy to the clearest details of the "hows to do an affiliate campaign" and the rates of income, etc. and given every opportunity to understand and be successful in telling people about this exciting docu-series AND making some extra money.  

If you want to let your friends and family know about ways to live longer and feel better, you will definitely want to try this out.  It is FREE which should take some of the pressure off you.  I am here to answer your questions as well-- just leave your name and question below in the Comments section (when you include your email address, I will be able to connect with you but no one else will have access to your email).  Click here to find out more:

Friday, December 8, 2017

Butter Tart Oatmeal Porridge-- No Added Oils, Whole Food Plant Strong

My husband and I both grew up in households where oatmeal was almost a daily occurrence on the breakfast menu.

 Once we got over our rebellion against eating it (the it's-good-for-you), as adults we have begun to eat it pretty regularly again. We love it.

 I also love sweet desserts-- cookies, cake, pie, tarts-- and have been experimenting to make healthier copy-cat recipes that can be incorporated into porridge-- for us, that's a win-win. For someone who likes desserts but is pretty "meh" about porridge, these dessert-ifications might just be the bump needed into the healthy habit of eating oatmeal.

 Just how healthy is oatmeal? A 30-gram serving of well-cooked Steel Cuts oats gives your body a balance of 66% carbohydrates, 17% protein, 7% fat and 11% fiber. Oats are also an excellent source of manganese and molybdenum, a very good source of phosphorus and a good source of copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fibre, chromium, and zinc. I had been convinced, via advertising, to take 4 capsules of beta glucans before breakfast-- guess what? Oats is one of the best sources of beta glucans, naturally occuring sugars (polysaccharides) that work to boost the immune system and lower blood sugar, as well as other amazing attributes, that make it perfect for people with heart disease or diabetes.


  THE SWEET BUTTER TART COMPONENT


INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 Delicious Soft Whole Dates, pitted (Medjool is super-yummy)
  • 1 C. Filtered Water
  • 1/4 C. Chia Seed
  • 1/4 C. Shredded Coconut
  • 3 T.  Maple Syrup
  • 1 C. Non-Dairy Milk

  • 1/4 C. Walnut Pieces
  • 3 T. Thompson Raisins
METHOD:
  1. Overnight, soak Whole Dates, chopped and pitted, in Filtered Water with Chia Seed
  2. In morning (or several hours later), Combine date-water-chia mixture in with Maple Syrup, Coconut and Non-dairy milk in a high speed blender (or whatever blender you have available) and blend all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Spoon sauce over bowls of yummy oatmeal porridge (Steel-Cut recommended-- you can get the "fast cook" variety at Costco).
  4. Add in walnuts and raisins as desired.
  5. Num num num
You might also be interested in these other delicious porridge recipes:

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lemon-Coconut Oatmeal Porridge (Sugar-Free, No Poured Oils, Plant-Strong, Vegan)


Recently I was at a social function where I found myself hanging over the dessert table and "sampling" more than one delicious Lemon-Coconut Square.  In my opinion, these "dainties" (what sugar-y confections at "Teas" were called in my youth) are the creme-de-la-creme of the dessert table.  But.... as much as I enjoyed them, I felt like a huge fraud, since (1)I am working to lose inches and (2)I profess to be vegan.  The eggs, fat and sugar in these Lemon-Coconut Squares are not dangerous in moderation, but if you eat 3 squares/bars, you are taking in something like 30 g of fat (saturated and unsaturated), as well as 450 calories of energy.  So, I went searching for a recipe that would allow me to enjoy the essence of this lovely dessert, while being low in fat and calories, and higher in nutritional benefits.

Voila!  The Lemon-Coconut Porridge Recipe was born-- or REBORN maybe, in a vegan form.


Start by making a fabulous VEGAN LEMON CURD (i.e, no eggs)

INGREDIENTS (in your vitamix carafe, or other blender carafe):

  • 3 small organic lemons- will fill a measuring cup, chopped and seeded with skin still on (scrub up in advance)
  • 2 T. Organic Yellow Corn Flour/Starch (or Arrowroot or Tapioca Starch)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Stevia Powder (I use Truvia) or other sweetener to your taste
  • 1 C. Non-Dairy Milk (I used Almond, but Coconut would be delicious)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric (Optional: for the Yellow Color)
Blend Well.

Pour into a medium pot on the stove and whisk over medium high heat until the curd thickens (curdles?).  It happens VERY FAST so don't wander away, if at all possible.

Pour into small mason jars and let cool.

Spoon the yummy (but tart) Lemon Curd over a lovely bowl of steel cut oats and sprinkle on as much coconut shred (I use raw, organic) as you desire.  Eat.  Love.

Here are some more porridge recipes you will also love:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Orange-Oatmeal Walnut-Date Brownies... Vegan, No Poured Oils


These are yummy, and compared to other brownies, pretty healthy.

Here are the list of Ingredients:

1 C.     Pitted Medjool Dates
3/4 C.  Hot Water
1 C.      Rolled Oats
1/2 C.   Walnut Pieces
1/2 C.   Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
3 T.       Maple Syrup
2 tsp.    Orange Extract (or Vanilla if you wish)
Pinch    Sea Salt

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C
  2. Pour hot water over the dates and let them sit in a bowl for about 10 minutes
  3. Drain the water off and then blend up the dates in a food processor, scraping down as you go
  4. Add oatmeal, walnuts, cocoa, baking powder, maple syrup, and sea salt.
  5. Process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as you go.
  6. In an 8"x8" pan, cover bottom with parchment paper and press in brownies
  7. Bake 20 minutes
  8. Let cool, and then cut into 16 pieces
  9. You may store the brownies for up to 5 days in the fridge (in an airtight container)
Using the information at FitnessPal.com, I calculate that each brownie has about 175 calories... AND a whopping 13g of fibre!!