Three “3 Ingredient Desserts”

Nutrition Tip Tuesday:

Happy New Year y’all!!!

Is your new year’s resolution to get fit, happy, and healthy? Yes?  Great! Hire me to be your Nutritional Therapist! haha, jk! Well…. I’m not eniiiitirely kidding.  Ok fine… just think about it.  Until then, here are a few sweet treats to help fight sugar cravings while you detox from all the refined sugar consumed during the holidays.

Here are 3 of my favorite quick and healthy desserts!

Milky Banana and Cacao Nibs

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ripe banana peeled and cut into little banana coins
  2. 2 tsp Cacao Nibs
  3. 1/4 cup  Coconut Milk

Method:

pour 1/4 cup of coconut milk over the little  banana coins + sprinkle with cacao nibs

 

Sweet Potato Magic

Ingredients:

  1. 1 small sweet potato baked, peeled, and smashed
  2. 2 Tbsp of your favorite nut butter
  3. 2 tsp Raw Local Honey

Method:

stir the sweet potato and nut butter until they are friends +  drizzle with honey
I know this will make it 4 ingredients but you WANT and NEED to sprinkle with sea salt, OMG soooo good.

 

A  Berry Yoghurt Bowl of Fun

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup sugar free grass-fed yoghurt
  2. 1/2 cup (handful) of your favorite  berries
  3. dainty handful of your favorite nuts

Method:

scoop yoghurt into a bowl + top with berries and nuts

tip with-in a tip! This is why sugar is the devil.

Oh… and if you need someone to kick your nutrition in the ass visit my business website, Nourishing Austin!

 

sea salt vs table salt

  • Nutrition Tip Tuesday!

Here’s a quick little tid-bit about why sea salt is superior to table salt:

Every good story begins with a little drama so let’s start with the table salt

How is table salt made?

Table salt is mined in underground salt deposits and then processed in processing facilities killing any of the magic it may have once contained.

What’s in it?

Goodbye minerals!  Hello anti-clumping additives, MSG, aluminum derivatives, sugar (it’s everywhere), bleach (this is how it gets its color), and chemically enriched sodium and iodine which our body sees as toxic invaders.  The sodium in processed foods plus the addition of table salt keeps layering on the internal toxic load.  The body works really hard fighting against these invaders, so hard that organs, cells, hormones, the gut, and heart health pay a huge price.

Health impacts:

  • dehydrates the body
  • rapidly increases blood pressure – the body works hard to keep the toxic “no’s” listed above away from the heart
  • induces asthma attacks
  • thickens blood vessel walls – no Bueno
  • depletes minerals in the body
  • increases risk of developing diabetes
  • increases chance of heart attacks and stroke
  • damages stomach lining
  • impacts adrenal health
  • impacts nerve function

But don’t worry.  Just throw away the table salt (easy) and replace it with sea salt!

The magic of sea salt!

How it’s made:

It’s made through the evaporation of water in its natural source.  That sounds nice.

What’s in it?

Sea salt is full of electrolytes and is mineral rich.  The beautiful thing about sea salt is you can get different minerals from different parts of the world depending on where your salt came from so having a variety on hand can add a rich diversity of minerals to the body.

  • Sodium –  maintains hydration in the body,  controls blood pressure, facilitates nerve impulses
  • Potassium – healthy function of your body’s cells, tissues, muscles, and organs
  • Phosphorus – builds strong bones and teeth
  • Calcium –  fights infection, develops and protects bones and teeth, critical in heart and muscle health
  • Iron – transports oxygen through the body
  • Iodine – thyroid health, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
  • Manganese – pituitary health (important for the sex hormones)
  • Zinc – prostate health, heals infection, boosts immune system

Sea salt also helps to heal the adrenals because when your adrenals are fatigued electrolyte imbalances occur…. we will talk more about adrenals another day.

One thing to remember:  Even though sea salt is healthier, it still contains the same amount of sodium as table salt.  If you have issues with your blood pressure and your Dr. says to cut back on sodium you better listen to what he says.

Tip within a tip! Bring your own sea salt!

This reminds me of when I used to smuggle in ranch dressing to pizza places in NY when I was young and crazy….. ok, it’s not really the same.

My favorite sea salts rich in so many fancy minerals are:

Natierra, Himalania Fine Grain Himalayan Pink Salt Shaker, 6 Ounce

Celtic Sea Salt Fine Ground, (1) 8 Ounce Shaker, Great for Cooking & Baking, Pickling or Finishing, Gluten Free, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly

Coarse Salt – Sea Salt – Natural, Unrefined Sea Salt – More Minerals Than Himalayan Pink or Rock Salt – Substitute for Iodized Sea Salt – Unprocessed & Hand Harvested By Artisans – 100% Satisfaction Lifetime Guarantee