- 2-3 cups of almonds (about $5 per cup)
- Place the almonds in a food processor
- Turn on processor and let it blend for 20-30 minutes (note: to save blending time, place almonds oven at 110 degrees for about 2 hours before you put in food processor)
- Stop periodically to scrape down the sides as needed
- The almond butter is good to go when it is smooth and creamy
- For better shelf life, place almond butter in a glass jar and put in fridge
- Add on top of whole wheat toast for breakfast or add two tablespoons to your green smoothie for healthy fat and protein
Cost: $5 per cup of almonds
Calories: Serving size is 2 tablespoons: 100 calories/serving + 7 grams of protein
We’ve partnered up with Honest Tea to do a 5 day challenge +GIVEAWAY! Day one starts on Monday, and the challenge ends on Friday. All you need to do is take a pic of your challenge activity on facebook, instagram, or twitter, and tag us in it with the hashtag #mywellnesspledge. We came up with super simple and fun pledges. We’ll randomly pick one participant who has done the challenge and they will get a 30 day supply of unsweetened Honest Tea- we’ve tried their stuff and it’s pretty damn good. It’s organic wholesome goodness packed with all the magical benefits of tea leaves. So with that being said…who’s down?
Bowel movements are a powerful indicator of our health. Since constipation is no joke and SO many people experience issues related to it, we decided to whip up a vid on how to prevent and/or relieve constipation.
By incorporating a few of these simple tricks, you can reduce your risk for nasty diseases (i.e. colon cancer) AND be on your way to a healthier colon. Enjoy!
Starting next week, we will be releasing new nutrition and cooking videos every MONDAY for an entire year. If you haven’t already, get ready by subscribing to our youtube channel.
To celebrate our releaunch we wanted to do a vintage 50s pin-up photo shoot. If you dig the pics, remember to like and share with your friends. Thank you guys so much for rocking with us this far. We are so excited for what is in store. xoxo, Wendy and Jess
Blend 5 cloves of garlic, 1-2 tomatos, 1/2 bunch of cilantro, 1 onion and 1 bell pepper with a little water and/or olive oil and then freeze the mixture in a couple ice trays. Add a cube or two to spice up dishes you make throughout the week (beans, soup, pasta, salad, etc). Enjoy the fresh flavor burst without any chopping or dish washing. #FoodHeavenMadeEasy
Get your plate in shape
National Nutrition Month
is here! In honor of this nutrition education campaign, Food Heaven will be facilitating our very own 7 Day Food Heaven Challenge. We’ve listed all the daily activities below. Won’t you join us? It’s fun, super easy and good for the mind, body and soul. The challenge will begin on Monday, March 5th.
Make your own tea. Either when you wake up or when you’re ready to wind down after a busy Monday.
Get at least 15 minutes of natural sunlight. take a walk, stand in the sun while waiting for the bus, go to your roof in the early morning, and the list goes on.
Get active! Spend at least 30 minutes getting your body moving. Walk instead of taking the bus, take a morning jog, you tube some work out videos, do some yoga. your body will love you for it.
The week is almost done. treat yourself to some dessert. the catch is you have to make it yourself. just don’t go too crazy on your sweet tooth.
TGIF. Make your awesome self a drink immediately. the drink should incorporate your favorite fruit!
If you can afford it, take yourself out to dinner. make sure you treat yourself to food you know will do your body good. If you can’t afford it, then prepare yourself a beautiful dinner at home. this can be done solo, or with a positive companion.
It’s brunch time! make yourself a delicious brunch. Keep it healthy and most importantly, keep it exciting. while enjoying your brunch, light yourself a white candle. Not only does it set a great vibe, it also represents purity and new beginnings. Let this light be your inspiration to keep challenging yourself to higher levels of health.