Coconut Lime Chia Pudding

Coconut Lime Chia Pudding: Nutritious And Delicious Dessert Recipe

We all know water is an essential element in our life, but eating healthy is also important. That is why we want to take the time to share a healthy and delicious chia seed pudding recipe with you.

The recipe calls for the superfood Chia. These seeds are amazing. When you soak the little guys in water they expand to 10 times their size and release a jelly like substance that makes them perfect to make puddings with.

Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein, calcium, and healthy fats like omega 3’s. Just one serving of this dish can satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your hunger at bay. They are great to add to smoothies and top salads off with.

Coconut Lime Chia Pudding

  • 1 cup soaked chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Raw honey (1 tbsp)

Soak chia seeds with water. One part chia, 10 parts water and let them sit for a couple hours, stir occasionally, until the chia has released its jelly-like substance. Usually it takes about an hour or two, but you can leave them overnight if you like.

Stir in the remaining ingredients and enjoy. You can play around with this recipe by omitting coconut milk and adding blended berries.

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Fill’ er up with coffee??

Fill’er up with coffee might not be as far-fetched as it sounds:

Coffee – Fueling People and the Future

For many, the morning routine has become somewhat of a ritual – wake up, pull on slippers, head into the kitchen, and make a coffee. For others, the coffee is bought from a cafe on the way to work. Either way, we love our coffee and it helps us to get ready for the day ahead. However, have you ever wondered where all the wasted coffee grounds go? For many years, they were simply a waste product but times are changing and we are now finding a use for them as a renewable energy source.

Coffee Industry – Currently, coffee is right at the top with the largest commodities all across the globe. In fact, over eight billion metric tons of the ingredient is grown each and every year. Whilst some people use the grounds towards compost and other home uses, the majority makes its way to landfills but this could now be changing. Both Nestle and Starbucks are investing into research and new processes that would see coffee grounds put to good use; for example, many experts now believe that the oil found within could contribute tens of millions of liters of biodiesel to the world.

 

Arguably, Starbucks is the largest coffee seller across the US and they purchase 400 million pounds of coffee per year. Therefore, they are seeking a solution to all the waste and the solutions so far include bioplastics, laundry detergents, and many other products. Of course, Nestle has a reputation for incinerating coffee for its own energy but they are now moving one step further by using it for heat to cook products. With 28 factories in total, 22 have this system installed and it is making a huge contribution to our planet. Thanks to a high calorie value, many producers realized that they could have other uses after providing a cup of coffee and studies now show that their fuel value is more efficient than wood; how amazing is this?

According to a representative at Nestle, two of their factories, in China and Vietnam, currently use coffee grounds to fulfill 100% of their energy needs. If the US adopts this system, it could make a huge impact on the industry as a whole. Moreover, Nestle has an aim of having absolutely no waste in its 150 European factories by 2020 and they are certainly taking positive steps towards this target.

 

 

In Cincinnati, there are actually three scientists who are working on using coffee grounds for biodiesel. After investigating coffee grounds for some time, they have discovered that they contain between 11-20% oil which is the same as soybean oil, palm oil, and others that are used as biodiesel. Since coffee grounds are so widely available, we could see a huge impact on the United States when it is introduced. Of course, there are challenges to be seen including the fact that coffee grounds are a solid rather than being a liquid but there are huge steps taking place every day.

Summary – In summary, the planet is looking to find sources of energy where you wouldn’t expect it and they are certainly doing that at the moment. With some of the largest US companies looking into this source, it is only a matter of time before it makes an impact on how we operate. If private consumers and those who drink coffee at home have an outlet to donate their grounds, this will be a fantastic step forward for all those who support renewable energy sources!

 

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Fantastic Fungi Portobello Steaks Chimichurri

Looking for a simple yet delicious meal for dinner that will satisfy all?  In our opinion you can’t go wrong with this fantastic fungi Portobello Steaks with a spicy Avocado Chimichurri sauce recipe. 
 

Portobello mushrooms are a fantastic ingredient for paleo dishes, because they’re rich in protein and flavor, and they’re versatile enough that you can use them in dozens of different ways.  Packed with nutrition, portobellos are low in fat while high in fiber, selenium, potassium and B vitamins. They are excellent options for vegetarians or anyone looking for a lighter “steak-like” meal. 

Now lets kick these “steaks” up a notch by adding an Avocado Chimichurri sauce!   Chimichurri is an herby, garlicky, tangy, spicy, and very green condiment that is great on all kinds of grilled meats.

 

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Portobello steaks with a spicy avocado chimichurri sauce!
Serves 3
kick-up portobello steaks a notch or two with this simple an delicious Avocado Chimichurri sauce!
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Ingredients
  1. MUSHROOMS
  2. 3-4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean
  3. 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin
  6. 1/2 tsp black pepper
  7. 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  8. 3 cloves garlic
  9. optional: 1 Tbsp steak sauce (vegan friendly, like A1)
  10. CHIMICHURRI
  11. 1 1/2 cups parsley, finely chopped
  12. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  13. 1 shallot, minced
  14. 1/4 tsp red pepper flake
  15. 3-4 Tbsp olive oil (EVVO)
  16. 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  17. 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper
  18. 1 small ripe avocado, cubed
Instructions
  1. Add portobello mushrooms to a shallow baking dish or large freezer bag. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cumin, black pepper, paprika, garlic, and steak sauce (optional).
  3. Add sauce to the mushrooms and use a pastry brush to brush on all sides. Marinate on one side for 5 minutes, then the other side for 5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, prepare chimichurri by adding parsley, garlic, shallot, red pepper flake, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a medium mixing bowl and whisking to combine.
  5. Add avocado and toss to combine. Set aside.
  6. Heat a grill or a large skillet over medium heat. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and deep golden brown. Brush on any remaining marinade while cooking to infuse more flavor.
  7. Top portobello steaks with avocado chimichurri serve and enjoy!
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Bound to melt your heart (Hybrid Dog video)

Dogs are probably one of the most diverse-looking species on the planet. Thousands of years of breeding has created a wide range of distinctive breeds with drastically different colors, coats, sizes and shapes. But what happens when you take some of these distinctive breeds and combine their most notable properties? You get dogs like these adorable cuties, who are bound to melt your heart.

 

 

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Money for nothing and your chicks are free..

Money for nothing and your chicks are free..now wouldn’t that be nice but as we all know it ain’t going to happen!  However, if you are looking for a no BS, zero scam opportunity to really make an income online this just might be for you.  And the best part…it’s free to try! 

As someone who has always been interested in money making opportunities I am always intrigued by  “make millions and drive a Ferrari” systems as I am an easy target. I especially  amazed at the devious and blatantly false marketing gimmicks used to entice you into signing away the kids inheritance.  With a very negative mind-set I decided to look into Wealthy Affiliates which advertises that you can start for free..(gotta be a catch, right?)

After reviewing and having the opportunity to speak with some members I can unequivocally state that Wealthy Affiliate is definitely far from being a scam. Instead, Wealthy Affiliate is the number one online work company continuously from 2009 in which you will not only earn, but will also learn to earn from other big companies like Google AdSense, eBay, Amazon, JVZoo, Jimdo etc. as well as from your own website. It is all about training plus the best platform to make money online. Wealthy Affilaite provides you the platform to earn money from its Affiliate Bootcamp section and also teaches you everything about online business and work and make you an expert in any online works and businesses that you are doing or you want to do in future.

In other words, Wealthy Affiliate is a work from home business which provides you all necessary information and training that you need to be successful in the online work industry and also provides you the platform to earn money from it. The help and support section of Wealthy Affiliate is also top rated in the industry. It is also known as the Facebook for online workers because you can communicate with all the members within the Wealthy Affiliate as well as with the team of Wealthy Affiliate including owners and can make friends and get help from them.

How can Wealthy Affiliate help you? The best way to learn about Wealthy Affiliate is to try it for free. Dive in to the “Getting Started” training and begin interacting with the community. Create your first free website and start to put into practice what you are learning.

 

 

 

 

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A Very Concerning Report

A very concerning report that appeared in to name just a few,  US News Today, AOL and Medical News Today

Young adult energy drink consumption linked with drug use

by David Oliver for the  

Energy drinks are a staple of young adulthood, often used to survive long days or to pull all-nighters studying for exams. But are these drinks also a gateway to drug use later in life?

A University of Maryland School of Public Health study of 1,099 young adults (ages 21 to 25) over five years found there is indeed a link. Specifically, those who drank highly caffeinated energy drinks over time – morSlideshow preview imagee than 51 percent – had a significantly higher likelihood of using cocaine, non-prescription stimulants and being at risk for alcohol use disorder at 25 years old. The study was published Monday in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

“Because of the longitudinal design of this study, and the fact that we were able to take into account other factors that would be related to risk for substance use, this study provides evidence of a specific contribution of energy drink consumption to subsequent substance use,” first study author Amelia Arria, associate professor of behavioral and community health, said in a statement.

All participants began the study as college students. By controlling for demographics, other caffeine intake and sensation-seeking habits, researchers were able to pin energy drink consumption as a key factor.

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Researchers are interested in whether adolescents face a similar risk. Arria recommends future studies home in on this age group as adolescents typically consume energy drinks. Study authors also suggest more research is necessary “to understand the mechanisms underlying the connection between [energy drink] and substance use.”

The Food and Drug Administration regulates soft drinks, but has yet to do the same for energy drinks. They do not have to meet federal labeling requirements for caffeine content or other ingredients that mix with caffeine.

 

We be Jammin Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple

We’re jammin’, we’re jammin’, and I hope you like jammin’ too..and we bet you will like these Jammin’ Jerk Shrimp w/Pineapple Skewers.

The perfect Jerk Shrimp recipe must start with the right spice blend. Creating an authentic recipe for yourself and your family can be a challenge if you are unable to create an aromatic blend.  Jerk seasoning adds lots of flavor, aroma, and heat to any dish.   Combined with the sweetness of Pineapple you will have your palate exploding with flavor. 

Jammin' Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple
Serves 4
The taste of the Islands right at home with this delicious Shrimp and Pineapple Skewer
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound (20-25 or 16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 1/2 cup jerk marinade
  3. 2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  4. Jerk Marinade
  5. 1+ scotch bonnet pepper
  6. 3 gloves garlic
  7. 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  8. 2 green onions
  9. 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  10. 1 tablespoon allspice
  11. 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  12. 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  13. 1 teaspoon pepper
  14. 1 tablespoon stevia
  15. 1 tablespoon oil EVVO
  16. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  17. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  18. 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
  19. 1/2 orange, juice and zest
  20. 1 lime, juice and zest
Instructions
  1. Puree the above spices together (pepper, garlic, ginger, onions, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, stevia, EVVO, white vinegar, soy sauce, dark rum optional, orange and lime)
  2. Marinate the shrimp in the the half of the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes,
  3. Skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
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Debi goes Decadent (video)

Video presentation of Decadent Java Milkshake.  And watch here as  Debi goes Decadent.

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1 Tbls raw cacao powder
2 oz shot of espresso, chilled
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 very ripe banana, frozen
1/2 cup ice
Optional toppings: Coconut whipped cream, Shaved unsweetened dark chocolate

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a blender , blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

 

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Beat the Heat with Decadent Java Milkshake

Beat the heat this summer with this Decadent Java Milkshake that combines the richness of coffee with real cacao for an energy-boosting, chocolate drink.

Instead of  trekking to the coffee shop every summer morning to grab your favorite flavored beverage, give this much healthier decadent java milkshake a try. This chilled milkshake packs a dose of potassium and the natural sweetness of ripe banana, plus a boost of antioxidants from raw cacao powder. Top it all off with coconut whipped cream and you have a shake that can rival any coffee shop.

Raw cacao powder is an ingredient that belongs in any Paleo pantry. Cacao contains an abundance of phytochemicals, excellent for fighting off free radical damage in the body. It is also versatile in recipes and adds a ton of rich chocolate flavor to brownies, cookies and drinks. Cacao powder can even be stirred into melted coconut oil to create a chocolate drizzle.

Decadent Java Milkshake
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbls raw cacao powder
  2. 2 oz shot of espresso, chilled
  3. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  4. 1 very ripe banana, frozen
  5. 1/2 cup ice
  6. Optional toppings: Coconut whipped cream, Shaved unsweetened dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a blender , blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.
Adapted from Paleo Hacks
Adapted from Paleo Hacks
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Oh honey let’s get Sauced!

Grilled Steak With Honey Mustard Sauce

You have been searching endless hours, scrolling without luck for a flavorful weekend meal that is not too easy and not too difficult to prepare, and there it hits you, your mouth starts to water. Sweet honey, mustard with old-fashioned character and apple cider vinegar to make the marinade come alive. Over a solid slice of protein, or portobello mushroom, rivulets of delectable mustard covering the plate.

Paleo mustard is simple to make at home, and this way you can avoid the potential gluten in commercial varieties. It also gives you the freedom to add your own fresh herbs and spices. You may not know it, but mustard seeds are an excellent source of selenium, which has an anti-inflammatory effect. Black mustard seeds have a very pungent sensation on the tongue, while white mustard seeds provide the yellow color that we all expect from a mustard.

  • 4 steaks, of your choice
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. old-fashioned mustard
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients minus the steaks, season to taste and whisk until well emulsified.
  2. Season the steaks with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Pour the sauce over the steaks and let marinate 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan and bring to a light simmer, simmer 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Grill the steaks 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness or preferred doneness.
  7. Serve the steaks with the honey-mustard sauce.

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A Fistful of Dollars

As I’ve previously written,  every now and again we stray off subject and and like to share some information that might be of interest. 

As someone who has always been interested in money making opportunities and work from home “make millions and drive a Ferrari” systems I am an easy target. I especially am amazed at the devious and blatantly false marketing gimmicks used to entice you into signing away the kids inheritance.  With a very negative mind-set I decided to look into Wealthy Affiliates which advertises that you can start for free..(gotta be a catch, right?)

After reviewing and having the opportunity to speak with some members I can unequivocally state that Wealthy Affiliate is definitely far from being a scam. Instead, Wealthy Affiliate is the number one online work company continuously from 2009 in which you will not only earn, but will also learn to earn from other big companies like Google AdSense, eBay, Amazon, JVZoo, Jimdo etc. as well as from your own website. It is all about training plus the best platform to make money online. Wealthy Affiliate provides you the platform to earn money from its Affiliate Bootcamp section and also teaches you everything about online business and work and make you an expert in any online works and businesses that you are doing or you want to do in future.

In other words, Wealthy Affiliate is a work from home business which provides you all necessary information and training that you need to be successful in the online work industry and also provides you the platform to earn money from it. The help and support section of Wealthy Affiliate is also top rated in the industry. It is also known as the Facebook for online workers because you can communicate with all the members within the Wealthy Affiliate as well as with the team of Wealthy Affiliate including owners and can make friends and get help from them. You can easily earn money online with help of Wealthy Affiliate in various ways such as:

  • by building your own website on your subject of interest and driving massive traffic to it
  • by applying the professional way to get direct referrals for free in any online work companies
  • by promoting and selling your own product and boost your income
  • by finding out the best affiliate program and working in it professionally
  • by finding out other companies’ best products and sell them online, such as eBay, Amazon, etc.
  • by making your content rank high in Google and other search engines
  • by making good quality YouTube videos to earn money from them
  • by applying for Google AdSense to make money from the advertisements in a professional way
  • by joining Affiliate Bootcamp program of Wealthy Affiliate to make money from it

 

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Going Absolutely Bananas

Banana Bread With Apple Sauce Recipe

by Nicole Gulotta for Thrive Market
Recipe by: Angela Gaines
 
 
Whether you need a quick breakfast, easy snack, or more options for lunch packs, this easy banana bread is the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire. Applesauce and mashed bananas keep it moist sans butter and oil, and most of the ingredients (like cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda) can probably be found in your pantry.

Banana Bread With Applesauce

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 ½ cups Thrive Market Sprouted White Wheat Flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Nutmeg
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup Thrive Market Organic Apple Sauce

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with 1 tablespoon butter.In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Add eggs, mashed bananas, and applesauce; stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.

You got some Balls!…Chocolate-Cranberry that is.

What do you get when you combine chocolate and cranberry?  A delicious and yet nutritious answer to satisfy any sweet-tooth.   

Welcome to the no baking zone as these little guys require no baking and yet are filled with great flavor and nutrition and only take 10-minutes.  You just a high-speed blender or food processor and a little mixing by hand.  Trust me, you’ll love the end result and so will that sweet-tooth of your’s! 

 

Chocolate Cranberry Energy Balls
Yields 12
A quick and nutritious way to win the battle of the sweet-tooth!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup natural almond butter
  2. 1/2 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  3. 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  4. 1/4 cup cranberries, dried
  5. 1/4 cup pecans, chopped (or almonds)
  6. 3 tbsp dark chocolate mini-chips
  7. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 2-3 tablespoons shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Add almond butter and pitted dates to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until mixture has a "doughy" consistency.
  2. Scoop the blended mixture into a small bowl and add in everything else.
  3. Mix a little bit by hand to combine everything, then roll into small, bite-size balls.
  4. Roll each ball through a plate with the 2-3 tablespoons of shredded coconut.
Notes
  1. If your mixture seems too wet to roll into a good ball, just add a little more shredded coconut and roll again. If the mixture feels a little dry, just add a little coconut oil and re-roll.
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Whip me, beat me…Balsamic Strawberries/Whipped Cream

Balsamic Coconut Whipped Cream With Strawberries Recipe

by Nicole Gulotta for Thrive Market
 
 
There’s nothing sweeter than biting into a juicy strawberry on a warm summer day, but we have an idea to make this fruit extra special. This savory twist starts with a classic Italian combo—strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper. Instead of traditional whipped cream, we whipped coconut cream, making this treat dairy-free and just as satisfying as the original!
 
 

 
Balsamic Coconut Whipped Cream with Strawberries
Serves 2
Balsamic Coconut Whipped Cream With Strawberries Recipe
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (14-ounce) can coconut cream
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  4. Freshly crushed black pepper
  5. 1 pound strawberries, washed
Instructions
  1. Refrigerate can of coconut milk at least 8 hours or up to overnight.
  2. An hour before whipping coconut milk, place metal mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator or freezer for 1 hour.
  3. When opening the can, do not shake it. Scoop coconut cream solids into cold mixing bowl; reserve remaining coconut milk for another use.
  4. On medium speed, beat coconut cream for 15 seconds, then turn to high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, 7 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add honey and balsamic vinegar to coconut cream; beat 30 to 60 seconds more.
  6. Place in serving bowl, then sprinkle with freshly crushed black pepper before serving with strawberries.
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