While Phytic Acid is an excellent survival mechanism for beans, protecting them from weather and insects, it is not so stellar for humans.It binds to minerals, inhibiting mineral absorption and making it really difficult for us to digest the proteins. The exciting news though are two solutions
Buckwheat is a wonderfully versatile grain that can be made either sweet or savory. Its warming and drying qualities make it ideal for watery and earthy Springtime. It is high in iron and magnesium, nourishing the blood and the muscles. The apple is great for thinning the bile and cleansing the liver. This oatmeal with oomph leaves you feeling full and nourished but not weighed down. This is my breakfast most days in the Springtime and I love it!
Wheat noodles can be too heavy for this time of year for many. Get your noodle kick in with this yummy spaghetti squash primavera. Feel free to sub the broccoli for any other bitter vegetable you’re craving by referencing the list found here.
As we’re now officially in late winter, toggling between cold, dry winter days and warmer, wetter spring days, Borscht Soup is the perfect balance to heat up digestion with the lingering cold and helps to get things moving from the stagnation of winter. I find this recipe so soothing and I personally love the dill! It is refreshing and rejuvenating, clears the sinuses and increases digestive strength (Agni in Sanskrit!).
Dark Chocolate and Tahini make a great pair in these delicious and soft gluten-free cookies. The sweet taste is one that is favored in Winter to balance the cool, dry, rough qualities of this time, so take advantage of this sweet Winter treat now.
Simply plan ahead for the baking time and there is minimal effort on your part for this easy and complete meal (sweet potato=carb, hemp hearts=protein, ghee=fat). This can be breakfast or dinner depending on whether you use sweet or savory ghee!
Over-eat? Feeling dull and sluggish? Simple want something to warm you up? This fresh ginger lemon tea will bring the heat to your digestive organs which is what we need in the Winter time! It definitely has a kick to it so if it's too much just add more water until it's diluted to your preferred taste.
I love this time of year for all the yummy, nourishing soups I get to make with local squash! Butternut is my personal favorite with such a rich, natural flavor. Then add fennel which is divine. The two together....drool worthy...