All posts tagged: dehydrator

Make Pumpkin Seed Milk For Thanksgiving, But First, Here’s How To Soak Your Seeds

… Let’s talk about soaking nuts and seeds so you get the most from them nutritionally. Nuts and seeds store phosphorus as phytic acid. When it binds to a mineral it becomes phytate. This makes it difficult for us to “unlock” the vital nutrients they contain. Another bonus- they taste like roasted seeds and nuts without the use of oils that shouldn’t be subjected to high heat that potentially reduce nut and seed nutrition. While it adds an additional step to milk-making, soaking is worth the time to gain maximum nutritive value. I’ve included the easy soaking steps below. Soaking benefits at a glance: Improves nutrient absorption by enhancing bioavailability Aids in overall digestion Increases enzymatic activity Seed Soaking 1. Measure raw, unsalted, organic nuts/seeds into a medium sized bowl 2. Cover with purified water so that nuts are submerged 3. Add 1-2 tablespoons sea salt 4. Allow to stand covered on counter for at least 7 hours or overnight 5. Rinse nuts to remove salt residue and spread out in a single layer on …

Mushroom + Maca Tonic At The Chalkboard Mag

Photos & styling by Lyudmila Zotova Up early, run to work without breakfast, coffee one. Work while eating a huge lunch because you missed breakfast resulting in afternoon slump, pour coffee two. Get home and feel like crashing, but still need to do more work, pour coffee three. Frazzled and can’t relax in the evening, wake up exhausted in the morning. Rinse and repeat. Sound like you? If you’re reading The Chalkboard it might not sound like you because you don’t skip meals, you drink your greens, sip tea and zen out at yoga everyday, right? Right? Perhaps it only describes you on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or it’s the occasional you. I find the fall to be a particularly vulnerable time of year for many of my patients in private practice. Work projects ramp up, the holidays swiftly approach and boom, those health-attracting habits you powerfully embraced throughout the spring and summer months are traded for eating on the go and relying on caffeine for fuel… Read more at The Chalkboard Mag for the …