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Smart Snacks(Crackers, Kernels, Chips, & Dips!)

“Split Pea-Avocado-Mint Dip”2015-07-23 13.00.03

Ingredients:

  1 cup Cooked Dry Split Green Peas(rinsed)/ (cook in bulk ahead of time for week), then portion out what you want for recipe (1 cup), handful Swiss Chard, sprig of fresh Mint leaves, 1/2 avocado, ¼ cup x-virgin olive oil, 1 tsp. crushed garlic=2-3 cloves, 10-15 drops lemon juice, ½ cup H2O (add sparingly to gauge right amount of liquid), pinch Himayalan pink salt.

Preparation:  

Add ingredients to blender (Vita-mix) preferred, and blend until thick n’ creamy consistency. Add extra water/Olive oil  if necessary.  Pour into large bowl and enjoy!

Save in a tupperware for rest of your week.  I love the soft peaks that the fats in the avocado bring to this deliciously, nutritious plant-based Super-food “Protein Powered Snack!”

Read the Clinical study below to see the results of a double-blind study comparing Pea vs. Whey Protein for “Muscular Thickness” in Biceps Brachii after 12 weeks of Resistance Training!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4307635/

“Chia Buckwheat Crackers”

2015-07-23 12.27.14

Ingredients:

 “¼ cup Chia seeds, 1/2 cup Buckwheat flour, ¼ cup, 1 tbsp. “Extra Virgin” Olive Oil, 2 tsp. Unsweetened Almond Milk or grass-fed (Kalona brand) milk/pastured cream, 1 tsp. Vanilla extract, 1-1/3 tbsp.(4 tsp.) Raw Honey or Molasses, & pinch Himalayan pink salt!”

Preparation:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together buckwheat flour, chia seeds, liquid sweetener (Raw honey, maple syrup, or molasses), Olive oil, almond milk, vanilla, and Himalayan salt. Stir until it all clumps together!

Then, Cut out sheet of parchment paper to fit inside 9X13” oven tray and trim edges of parchment paper to fit.

Brush a small amount of oil onto parchment paper. Lay the sheet onto flat surface or wooden board and spoon chia dough onto center while kneading the dough to make it stick with your hands to flatten it!

Then, once flat dust a little buckwheat flour onto rolling pin and roll the dough until even and completely flat.

Next, cut into squares with knife of desired length/shape.
Bake 8-10 minutes.

Don’t allow it to burn! Thicker crackers may require longer cook time. Thinner dough takes less time.  One benefit of these is they cook quick.

Finally, let the crackers cool before enjoying.

These aren’t your momma’s crackers to say the least as these will melt excess fat away among other healing properties!

Feel free to check out the article below on the medicinal purposes of this Powerful tiny seed called Chia which include promoting hair growth, metabolism boost, bone health, lower blood pressure, reduced Atherosclerosis risk, prevent insulin resistance, & improve hydration, electrolyte absorption for athletes!

http://draxe.com/chia-seeds-benefits-side-effects