1. In a large pot, bring water, bouillon cube, onion and garlic to a boil. Keep at a boil and add in carrots, sweet potato, and ginger. Boil for 20-25 minutes or until carrots and sweet potato are soft and break easily.
2. If you have an immersion blender, blend soup then add coconut milk. If you have a regular blender, allow pot of soup to cool before blending. Then add coconut milk, heat and serve!
1. Preheat oven to 350degrees Celsius. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a saucepan, heat and mix coconut oil, honey and liquid banana until it starts bubbling.
3. Turn off heat, remove saucepan from stove and add in oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flaxseeds (include any raw nuts at this point too). Using a spoon or spatula (something with soft edges), mix the oats until all are covered in the honey-coconut-banana mixture. Pour onto cookie sheet.
4. Spread oats evenly around the cookie sheet to maximize surface area of oats that will be cooked by the heat.
5. Put tray in the oven and remove every 5-10 minutes to stir the oats around and bring uncooked/covered oats to the surface. Remove when all oats are golden brown - approximately 25 minutes. Allow it to cool before adding dried cranberries or other fruits. Enjoy!
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When you eat them, they prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into your blood. This decreases cholesterol absorption by 30-50% which means less cholesterol build up in your arteries...and you only need to take 2-3grams each day!!!
Phytosterols have a cholesterol-lowering effect on people with both high and low blood cholesterol.
So, to help lower your cholesterol, here is the recipe for a tasty and yet effective trail mix.
Raw Sunflower Seeds – very high in Vitamin E, which prevents atherosclerosis (fat build-up along your arteries).
Raw Pumpkin Seeds – contain large amounts of manganese, omega-3’s and zinc which are known to decrease prostate cell division, decreasing your risk of prostate cancer.
Organic Soybeans – contain all 8 essential amino acids and are a source of soluble fibre which will help to keep the cholesterol moving through your body.
Dark chocolate covered cranberries – dark chocolate is very high in flavanols which relax smooth muscle, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Cranberries contain antioxidants which remove dangerous particles from your body before they damage your DNA.
Cashews – are good sources of unsaturated fatty acids and copper, which help to protect your blood vessels and keep your bones strong.
Dried pineapple and papaya – contain Vitamin C to boost your immune system, but also has lots of sugar, which is why there is only one in each bag. If you have a sulfite sensitivity, please skip this one!
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