a jar of fiber
It all started on Christmas morning 2003 when I opened a present from my sister.
"Wow, it's a jar of fiber, thanks!"
"Just soak it with rice milk or water, put a little honey on it, and you'll love it," she replied.
"Well, what is this?" I asked
"The recipe is attached. Trust me, you'll love it and make it over and over."
"Thanks, I can't wait. Merry Christmas." I remember thinking sarcastically.
What at first glance looked like wood shavings mixed with oatmeal is now an integral part of my daily ritual. Let me just give it to you straight: THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE I OWN. I have given this recipe to hundreds of my clients, several roommates and friends, and most of us agree that we feel so much better after eating it. I typically eat this 5 days a week, and miss it the other two. It gives a great cleansing and satisfying feeling, and helps to control blood sugar for hours. It's also an incredibly adaptable recipe. Change it up by adding yogurt and fresh berries or homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.
perfect mix of nuts, fruits, and grains
Molly's Magnificent Muesli
This incredibly healthy recipe is a great way to start every day. Making this recipe in bulk also saves time and money and can serve you for a couple of weeks.
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups oat bran
½ cup dry fruit - raisins, dates, blueberries, etc
1 cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or almonds)
1 cup ground flax
1 cup milk thistle seeds, ground
½ cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds (available at www.mountainroseherbs.com)
Grind flax and milk thistle in coffee grinder. Combine all ingredients, mix, and keep in refrigerator.
For each serving, take 1 cup and soak the mixture for a minute or longer. The longer the better, (even overnight works great). For soaking use your choice of milk (almond, rice, cow, etc) or water.
Oats: satisfy hunger, provide energy, endurance, calm nerves, promote regular bowel health, clean digestive tract, promote clear thinking
Oat bran: bran is the highest fiber part of the grain; helps to lower cholesterol & stabilize blood sugar
Almonds: good source of crunch, calcium and protein
Flax seeds: contain omega 3 fatty acids, works as a mild laxative, reduces inflammation, and helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and to prevent arthritis. They are also good for hair and nail health.
Milk thistle: prevents free radical damage, protects the liver, and helps the liver replenish new cells.
Raisins or blueberries: adds sweetness and texture, as well as iron, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
Sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds: great source of zinc and protein. Zinc is a great immune booster and helps heal wounds.
Chia seeds: second to flax they are the highest non-animal source of omega 3 fatty acids, also high in B vitamins, antioxidants and minerals (calcium, copper, and zinc).
bought in bulk